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  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: The Boiler
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its Summer 2015 issue. Submissions close May 15, 2015. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit: www.theboilerjournal.com/guidelines. The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Published quarterly, our recently published authors include: Eloisa Amezcua, Dalton Day, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Lane Falcon, Jennifer Givhan, Angie Macri, Jenny Molberg, Caitlin Thomson, Jonathan Travelstead, Jeanann Verlee, Alyssa Nicole Aninaig, Tamas Dobozy, Tal Abbady.

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • Rose Metal Press Seeks Art/Text and Prose Poetry Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Book

Rose Metal Press, an independent publisher of hybrid genres, seeks full-length (48+ pages) art-and-text works in any genre and/or full-length prose poetry collections both linked and unlinked. Single or multi-author submissions accepted. Submission period from May 1 to June 1, 2015 through Submittable. $15 reading fee. Full details at www.rosemetalpress.com.

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • Arroyo Literary Review Call for Submissions (Issue 8)
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Arroyo Literary Review is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation. Our submission period is now open—we are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and translation for our eighth issue! Open reading period from December 1 to May 31. No email submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines: arroyoliteraryreview.com.

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • We want your prose! Call for fiction and micro CNF
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

District Lit is reading short stories of less than 7,000 words and micro (flash) creative nonfiction. Fiction stories are read year-round; read the journal to get an idea of what we like. We are also seeking a micro CNF to feature in a monthly column, open to all topics, prefer suggestive style that is less literal. Query or visit DistrictLit.com for guidelines!

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • Referential Magazine Wants You to Get Connected
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Referential Magazine (ReferentialMagazine.org) is an online magazine of literary connectedness. We are a community where writers give a nod of acknowledgement to other writers by referring to pieces on our site. We are a home for literary luminaries and future luminaries alike, and we look forward to reading your writing. We are now open for submissions of poems, stories, and creative nonfiction.

  • Posted April 22, 2015
  • The Screaming Sheep Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Screaming Sheep is now open year round for submissions! Send up to 10 pieces (up to 800 words per piece) to Walt Wolfman at . For more information and to read past issues, check out our website: screamingsheepmag.com.

  • Posted April 22, 2015
  • The Great American Lit Mag Call for Submission
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Great American Lit Mag is an online lit mag seeking bold new work for its fourth issue. We publish quarterly. Please visit www.thegreatamericanlitmag.com for more info.

  • Posted April 22, 2015
  • Gambling the Aisle: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Gambling the Aisle invites the submission of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and indefinable things for our next issue. We are attracted to the experimental and the strange, but more importantly we’re attracted to thoughtful, well-crafted work. We accept simultaneous submissions and encourage work from writers/artists of all backgrounds. For submission guidelines and to submit, visit gamblingtheaisle.submishmash.com/submit. To view our latest issue visit www.gamblingtheaisle.com/

  • Posted April 21, 2015
  • Submit fiction and creative nonfiction to Burrow Press Review
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Literary Site

Burrow Press Review features one new work of fiction or creative nonfiction on its homepage each week. We publish a wide range of established and emerging writers. Send us your best literary fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Flash fiction and experimental pieces are also welcome. 5,000 words max. burrowpressreview.com

  • Posted April 21, 2015
  • Call for Panel Proposals
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

The 2015 Other Words Conference wants to see your panel proposal! Be a part of the banter November 5-7 among today’s writers, editors, and publishers in the architecturally inspiring rooms and halls of Flagler College. Featured writers are NPR personalities and creative powerhouses Jacki Lyden and Ed Ward. Explore the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, FL, and participate in friendly readings, panels, roundtables, manuscript consultations, and workshops. We prefer panels that focus on this year’s theme, Music, and on writers and writing. No academic papers, please. Submit to Lisa Lanser Rose and Rick Campbell .

  • Posted April 21, 2015
  • Sliver of Stone Magazine: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

We are a biannual, online literary magazine (www.sliverofstonemagazine.com) dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe. We're now looking for submissions for our 11th issue! Deadline: July 15, 2015.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • HOUND seeks submissions for Issue No. 2
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

HOUND literary journal seeks submissions for its second issue. We tend to lean toward more experimental, hybrid work, though all forms of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and cross-genre work will be considered. We are also looking for "cover art" and interviews with great writers or literary community organizers. Check out our submission guidelines: houndlit.com.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Blue Heron Review Open Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Blue Heron Review (www.blueheronreview.com) is an online poetry magazine specializing in mystical and spiritual verse. Blue Heron provides a space for poets who offer a positive message about living fully and engaging with the world through beauty, a sense of community, and acceptance. Our current call for submissions (for the Summer 2015 issue) is April 1st through May 15th, 2015. Blue Heron welcomes submissions from new, emerging, and established writers. For a complete listing of our submission guidelines, and to read sample poems from past issues, please visit the Blue Heron Review website: blueheronreview.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Rhino Poetry Magazine 2016 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

RHINO is an annual beautiful print journal with significant online content. We’re now open for general submissions for our 2016 issue! General submissions accepted April 1 – August 31; We accept only one submission per submitter each reading period. Our editors look for the very best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation and flash-fiction. We welcome all styles of poems, and value work that is well-crafted, reflects passion, originality, engagement with contemporary culture, and a love affair with language. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit rhinopoetry.org.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Mom-Lit Anthologies Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Call for submissions: Two mom-lit anthologies 1) My Mom Body: Reflections on Body Image and Motherhood, and 2) Reflections on Raising a Child With Special Needs. Essay/creative nonfiction/flash memoir/poems/lists/stories of 700-2000 words. Mom/family themed (some swearing is acceptable) and can be humorous, serious, or sentimental. Previously published on a blog or periodical OK (we hold non-exclusive copyright). DEADLINE: June 1st. monkeystarpressbooks.com/call-for-submissions

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Cargo Lit Reads for Travel Essays that seek a Home
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Cargo Literary is a nonfiction journal that seeks writing focusing on passage and transformation for their third issue. Looking for personal essays, poetry, and visual art (photography and more) that explore episodes of travel and personal growth. We want your honesty and your bravery. Deadline: June 15th, 2015. Begin the journey with us. www.cargoliterary.com

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • DIALOGIST is Reviewing for Vol. II, Issues IV & V
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

DIALOGIST, an online quarterly journal of poetry and art, is seeking original and previously unpublished poetry, as well as art/photography/illustration. For submission details, please visit: www.dialogist.org/submit.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Two Cities Review Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

New online literary review seeks submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry up to 3,000 words. Two Cities Review seeks high-quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction that bridges the gap between forms, genres, or realities. We accept simultaneous submissions and will consider work for the blog if the issue is full. You may submit multiple pieces at once as long as the total word count is not over 3,000. Visit twocitiesreview.com/submit for more info.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Up the Staircase Quarterly seeks submissions: Prairie Mountain regional issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

North Dakota based journal, Up the Staircase Quarterly, is looking for poets, artists, and reviewers currently living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, and Wyoming for this summer's regional issue, Prairie Mountain. Submissions can be of any topic. Check special issue guidelines for more information: www.upthestaircase.org/prairie-mountain.html. Deadline: July 1, 2015.

  • Posted April 16, 2015
  • Fairy Tale Review seeks contemporary tales, realist to fabulist
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are now being accepted for our twelfth annual issue, The Ochre Issue, of Fairy Tale Review, which will be published in 2016. The Ochre Issue has no particular theme—simply send your best fairy-tale work along the spectrum of mainstream to experimental, fabulist to realist. For fiction or nonfiction, send up to 8,000 words or three flash pieces less than 1,000 words each, and for poetry, send up to 5 poems totaling no more than 10 pages. Visit fairytalereview.submittable.com/submit for more information—we will close for submissions in early summer.

  • Posted April 16, 2015
  • Hermeneutic Chaos Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Hermeneutic Chaos is currently seeking submissions of poetry, prose, and hybrid narrative for its forthcoming issues. We particularly encourage work that defies the normative notions of a genre and explores the undefined and vivid spaces between the interstices of words and meanings. We look forward to writing that is raw, authentic, and vulnerable, and uses unique imagery to weave its contours. In order to submit, please visit www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/submit.html.

  • Posted April 16, 2015
  • Hawaii Pacific Review is open for submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

Hawaii Pacific Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The online literary journal of Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HPR often features work from Hawaii and the Pacific region, but is interested in great writing from any region and on any subject. Submissions are accepted all year long, though responses may take longer during summer months. More details can be found at hawaiipacificreview.org. Submissions are accepted exclusively through our online submissions manager: hawaiipacificreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted April 15, 2015
  • South85 Wants to See Your Work!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

South85 Journal, the official literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for its Spring/Summer 2015 issue. For more information, please visit south85journal.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted April 15, 2015
  • Rozlyn Press Seeks Women Writers for Fiction Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Rozlyn Press seeks short fiction submissions for a printed anthology of women (female-identified) writers to be published in August 2015. We accept submissions up to 6000 words. Expected response time is less than one month. Chosen contributors sign a contract for First North American Serial Rights and will receive one copy of the anthology upon publication. Please include a short (50 word) bio with cover letter. Deadline to submit is May 15, 2015. Information on our press, experience, distribution plan, and published novels can be found at rozlynpress.com.

  • Posted April 15, 2015
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini Fiction Collections
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

Submit your manuscript for our Summer 2015 fiction e-chapbook by June 30. No fee to submit. Payment: $100. Stories may be flash or longer, from 750 up to 3,500 words each, totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words for the collection. We would like at least five stories, but no more than 18 (if flash fiction). We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. We may also select additional collections for publication later in the year.

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