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  • Posted October 23, 2014
  • Scintilla Magazine wants your fiction!

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 16, 2015

Calling all fiction! Submissions for our 8th issue are now open. Though we've worked with themes in the past, Scintilla's newest publication will be our first genre-specific issue. This season, our Spring 2015 issue will be honing in exclusively on flash and short fiction. To submit, go to www.scintillapress.com/submissions. Our deadline is January 16, 2015. Submissions are free.

  • Posted October 23, 2014
  • The Lindenwood Review Issue 5 Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Lindenwood Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, and personal essays for issue 5 through December 15, 2014. We are also accepting submissions for our free flash fiction contest through November 15. Please visit our website for full submission guidelines and to read excerpts from previous issues: www.lindenwood.edu/lindenwoodReview

  • Posted October 23, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: Anthology of Urban Fantasy Short Stories

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

Infinite Acacia is now accepting urban fantasy submissions for our Infinite Urban Fantasy One anthology. For detailed submission guidelines and more information: www.infiniteacacia.com/submission/urban-fantasy-short-story-submissions/

  • Posted October 23, 2014
  • Green Briar Review Open for Submissions

  • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

Green Briar Review accepts nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and photography/art. Please submit only one piece of fiction and/or nonfiction at a time, and no more than three poems. Once you've heard back, feel free to submit again. We use Submittable. Our response time can run from a few weeks to a few months. Feel free to query () after four months. We do not accept previously published material. We do accept, however, unsolicited simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere. www.greenbriarreview.com

  • Posted October 22, 2014
  • River & South Review seeking poetry, fiction, & nonfiction submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2014

River & South Review is a semi-annual online literary journal seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions from writers of any age who have not gone on to a graduate writing degree. This may include undergraduates, writers without a formal education, and writers from other professions. For more information, please visit our submission guidelines: riverandsouth.blogspot.com/p/guidelines.html.

  • Posted October 22, 2014
  • Northwest writers - earn $125 for story or essay

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Moss, an online journal of Northwest writing, is now seeking submissions for its second issue. Fiction and nonfiction accepted. We do not publish poetry. Writers must be from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, or have a substantial connection to the region—there are no other requirements for genre or subject matter. Up to $125 paid for accepted pieces; there is no fee to submit. See our first issue at mosslit.com.

  • Posted October 22, 2014
  • FLARE: The Flagler Review is printing a second edition this spring.

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

Want to be part of it? We are looking for evocative, compelling fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. FLARE is the literary journal at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. We seek new, up-and-coming, and established writers and artists. See our submissions page at theflaglerreview.com/submit.

  • Posted October 22, 2014
  • Microfiction Monday Magazine Call For Submissions

  • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

Microfiction Monday Magazine is seeking exceptional stories told in 100 words or less for publication every Monday. There are no restrictions on genre or content, just punch us in the chest with characters we can feel, images we can't get out of our heads, and stories that are complete despite their brevity. Artwork submissions are also welcome. For more information and how to submit visit microfictionmondaymagazine.com.

  • Posted October 21, 2014
  • Beecher’s Magazine Is Now Open for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: February 14, 2015

Beecher’s Magazine, an annual print journal produced by graduate students at the University of Kansas, seeks inimitable poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for its fifth anniversary issue. For guidelines and to submit your work, visit our Submittable page: beechersmag.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted October 21, 2014
  • Scapegoat Review looking for Submissions

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Scapegoat Review is a quarterly journal looking for work for its next issue. Poetry, flash fiction and flash nonfiction are welcome. We strive for work that is rare and exceptional. Both established and unpublished poets welcome. Work we like—Paul Celan, Simone Muench, Osip Mandelstam, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wilsawa Symborksa; work that captures our brain and heart. Check www.scapegoatreview.com for guidelines.

  • Posted October 21, 2014
  • Flyover Country Review call for submissions

  • Deadline info Submission deadline: Rolling

Flyover Country Review, an online magazine of Midwestern literature, seeks submissions of short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual art, and photography for publication online and in print. Visit us at www.flyovercountryreview.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/fcreview, and on Twitter @flyoverreview. Submissions can be emailed to as per our submissions guidelines: www.flyovercountryreview.com/submissions-2/.

  • Posted October 21, 2014
  • DIALOGIST is seeking original and previously unpublished work.

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

DIALOGIST, a quarterly journal of poetry and art, is seeking original and previously unpublished poetry, as well as art/photography/illustration. We are a new online publication dedicated to diversity through discourse—i.e. we ask our writers to be clear, be dynamic, and start a conversation. Submissions are free.

  • Posted October 20, 2014
  • The Critical Pass Review Is Now Accepting Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 19, 2014

Calling all poets, writers, photographers, and visual artists! The Critical Pass Review is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2014 Issue. To submit poetry, fiction, photographs, or other visual art through our easy-to-use (and free) online submission system, please feel free to visit us at www.criticalpassreview.com. While you're at it, feel free to check out our Spring 2014 Issue. Both new and experienced contributors are welcome to submit. Each work submitted is assessed on its own merit. We look forward to considering you work. Best regards, The Editors, The Critical Pass Review. Email:

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  • Posted October 20, 2014
  • Call for Submissions for Tech, Art & Lit Journal

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Carbon Culture Review, a journal at the intersection of art, literature and technology, is seeking unsolicited submissions of unpublished fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, photography and visual art associated with modern technology in some way. Guidelines are available on our website at www.carbonculturereview.com. We are also seeking writers for reviews and articles. Candidates should send an email with a letter of interest and a writing sample to .

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  • Posted October 20, 2014
  • The Sonder Review, Issue Two, Is Open for Submissions!

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Sonder Review is a publication of art and short fiction that strives to question, redefine, and challenge conventional viewpoints; to usurp the definition of reality and truth. Our magazine lives online and in print and is based in Upstate, NY. We believe in prose that strikes and sparks. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Language that drips thick and pierces deeply. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. Fiction which shows us the bizarre and magical and profound; which shows us a self we have never seen and truth we have never known. sonderreview.com

  • Posted October 20, 2014
  • Accepting Submissions for Madcap Review through October 31st

  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2014

There are two weeks left to submit to Madcap Review! Our first issue featured work by many talented and internationally renowned writers and artists, including Marcia Aldrich, John Keene, and Phlegm. Here are a few reasons to submit: We're open to all genres, submissions are free, we'll respond to you within 2-3 months, and we nominate for the Pushcart Prize. We're looking forward to seeing/reading your work! madcapreview.com/submit/

  • Posted October 20, 2014
  • Dialogual, the only magazine that publishes dialogue stories.

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

We publish fiction dialogue-only stories every Thursday (or 4/5 of a month). We accept all genres except erotica. While the length is 350 words, leeway can be offered. As well as serialization for longer work. There are 2 spots left for the Christmas December edition, and one for the Valentine's Day February edition. March has one more spot. Everything is open afterward. Please read a story before submitting, to make sure it fits the bill. dialogual.wix.com/dialogual

  • Posted October 17, 2014
  • Duende is open for submissions.

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2014

Duende welcomes submissions of prose, poetry, hybrid writing, and visual art. We are especially interested in collaborations between two or more writers, or between writers and visual artists. We accept submissions from writers working in English, or translating into English, from anywhere in the world. Duende aspires to represent the true beauty and diversity of the U.S. literary ecosystem. A majority of the work we publish will be from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. www.duendeliterary.org

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  • Posted October 17, 2014
  • The Intentional Quarterly is now accepting submissions for themed issues

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

The Intentional Quarterly is a print literary magazine dedicated to emerging writers and to the exploration of identity and purpose. We consider fiction, poetry, literary journalism, creative nonfiction and memoir, and the occasional interview or review. We are currently seeking submissions for upcoming themed issues: Hustle, Vows & Commitments, Displacement, and Gray Area. Visit www.theintentional.com for more information on the submissions process. Program directors, e-mail with your mailing address to receive your complimentary copy.

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  • Posted October 17, 2014
  • Hamilton Stone Editions & the Hamilton Stone Review

  • Deadline info Deadline: August & January

Hamilton Stone Editions and The Hamilton Stone Review publish literary and experimental fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Our authors include prize winning and much-published artists like Jim Cervantes, Edith Konecky, Jane Lazarre, Miguel Ortiz, Carole Rosenthal, Harriet Rzetelny, and Meredith Sue Willis. The Press publishes reprints of critically praised fiction and poetry as well as original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. See the catalog at www.hamiltonstone.org/catalog.html. The highly praised online literary journal, The Hamilton Stone Review, can be read at www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html. There are two open reading periods, summer and winter. For details, go to www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html#submissions.

  • Posted October 17, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: Words Dance Magazine

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

We like poems that sneak up on you. Poems that make out with you. Poems that bloody your mouth just to kiss it clean. Poems that bite your cheek so you spend all day tonguing the wound. Poems that vandalize your heart. Poems that that act like a tin can phone connecting you to your childhood. Fire alarm poems. Glitterbomb poems. Jailbreak poems. Poems that could marry the land or the sea; that are both the hero & the villain. Words Dance publishes accepted poetry on Tuesdays + Thursdays on our website. Click here to read the submission guidelines: wordsdance.com/submit/.

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  • Posted October 17, 2014
  • Perfume River Poetry Review Calls for your Nightmares!

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

Perfume River Poetry Review is seeking submissions for our third issue on the theme of “Night Terrors.” Send us poetry about your fears of the dark, what keeps you up at night, be it dreams, ghost stories, or a living nightmare from which you cannot wake. Our reading period is September 15 to December 31, 2014. This issue will also feature our Tourane Poetry Prize with a first prize of $200. For complete submission information, please go to our website: touranepoetrypress.wordpress.com/about-4/. And while you are there, enjoy a free electronic copy of our latest issue.

  • Posted October 16, 2014
  • Mead wants your essays and poems!

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations has published the work of francine j. harris, Tony Hoagland, Dorothea Lasky, Jamaal May, Kathy Graber, Bob Hicok, Matthew Olzmann, Stephen Dunn and many others, both new and established authors. We are currently seeking poems and essays. See our guidelines for complete details. We are especially looking for essays about poetry that have a hybrid/trans cast, either in terms of form or content. Poems do not have to (and probably should not) be libations oriented in any way. www.meadmagazine.org

  • Posted October 16, 2014
  • Extended Call for Submissions for Temenos Journal

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 22, 2014

There is still time to bring back your story! Go now, and look into the monsters and madness that encircle your imaginative spirit. Temenos journal has extended its submission deadline for the online Fall 2014 edition, Mythos, Monsters, and Madness, until November 22! The best submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art, will be printed as a part of a double edition in spring 2015. To submit, go now to temenos.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted October 16, 2014
  • Berkeley Poetry Review Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2015

Submissions for our 45th issue are now open! Please read our guidelines at ocf.berkeley.edu/~bpr/submission-guidelines before submitting. While we accept great poetry of any kind, we are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? To push? Send it our way.

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