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  • Posted July 30, 2015
  • BPL Accepting Submissions for First Issue of Volume 2
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

One year later and The Birds We Piled Loosely is still going strong. Thank you to everyone who has contributed past, present, and future to make this magazine possible. We are opening the floodgates for our fall issue. Deadline to submit is August 31st. Join the bird pile with your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, art, whatever we can fit in a pdf we'd love to see. For more submission guidelines checkout: birdspiledloosely.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted July 30, 2015
  • Pack Up Those Stories and Send Them to Us
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Cargo Literary is a nonfiction journal that seeks writing focusing on passage and transformation for their fourth 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 We want your honesty and your bravery – unpublished work only please. Deadline: August 31st, 2015. Begin the journey with us! www.cargoliterary.com

  • Posted July 28, 2015
  • Animal Literary Magazine seeks fiction, essays, poetry, and art
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Literary Site

Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is looking for essays, stories, poems, and art that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Animal is a subject-specific litmag, however loosely we define “animal.” In some form, we want a literal beast as a central character or motif. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal.” For more information, visit animalliterarymagazine.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted July 28, 2015
  • Turn : Turn : Turn Seeking Flash Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Turn : Turn : Turn : A Season of Short Short Stories is a quarterly journal of flash fiction, each issue containing 30 authors with 3 stories each for a total of 90 days of fiction or a season of flash. We're current seeking submissions of 7 stories (100% reprint with secured rights is OK) for our upcoming issues. A minimum of 3 stories per contributor, if accepted, will be chosen. Please limit length of stories to 750 words. Payment is one contributor's copy. www.eljpublications.com

  • Posted July 27, 2015
  • 4ink7 Coming Soon
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

4ink7 seeks very well-crafted and imaginative literary works. There is no genre that is out of bounds as long as it is excellent writing. All submissions are received through our online submissions portal. For each submission, there is a $3 reading fee. This helps to cover our costs of advertising and production. Your submissions are valuable to us, and we respect your time and effort by reading, pondering, and responding within 30 days. Many thanks!

  • Posted July 27, 2015
  • Mothers Always Write seeks essay and poetry submissions about motherhood.
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

Mothers Always Write is an online literary magazine for mothers by mother writers. Please submit up to 3 poems (<25 lines) or a creative essay (<2,000 words) about parenting. We also seek micro-nonfiction (<300 words) and posts for our parenting blog. Writers guidelines are available on our website www.mothersalwayswrite.com. Please submit through Submittable.

  • Posted July 27, 2015
  • Submit Your Work to Empty Sink Publishing
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Empty Sink Publishing, an online magazine, is calling for quality prose, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual media submissions that stretch the mind, defy convention, and offer a new perspective on life. We are currently a non-paying publication, but hope to change that soon. We have an open submissions policy and publish a new issue every two months. Our fourteenth issue will be available the first week in August. Please read past issues prior to submitting in order to make sure your work fits with our general themes. To submit: Read our full submission guidelines here: emptysinkpublishing.com/submissions/.

  • Posted July 27, 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 July 23, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of poetry, personal essays, and short fiction for the Fall 2015 issue (Vol. 10, No. 2). All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and several pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable stories in Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, and storySouth Million Writers Award. The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online: www.applevalleyreview.com.

  • Posted July 23, 2015
  • Urban Farmhouse Press seeks Essays on Writing Craft for Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Anthology

Urban Farmhouse Press is seeking essays on the craft of writing for their upcoming Ford City Writer’s Craft Anthology. Specific focus on fiction, poetry, and science fiction wanted. Essays should be a minimum 2000 words and maximum 9500 words, adhere to MLA formatting, and being single or co-authored. The authors of pieces selected for this anthology will receive a small cash honorarium as well as two contributors copies of the anthology. Contributors paid on publication of anthology in early 2016. Submit electronically at urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com.

  • Posted July 22, 2015
  • Women & non-binary artists, Loud Zoo is looking for you!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

We are exclusively accepting submissions from women and non-binary people. Sorry dudes, we need balance around here – we'll consider your work again this fall. Loud Zoo is a digital multi-media magazine interested in transcending the typical and challenging societal norms published tri-annually by Bedlam Publishing. Submissions are open July 15th - August 15. Short fiction, nonfiction and poetry are always welcome, but we’re craving visual art and multimedia! Please visit www.bedlampublishing.com/submissions.html for full details.

  • Posted July 22, 2015
  • Short fiction and poetry with East African focus
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The editors welcome submissions of short fiction (short stories or novel excerpts) and poetry in English and Swahili for our second issue. Please send no more than two stories of up to 4,000 words each or as many as four poems. Though Kikwetu focuses on publishing work by East African writers, we welcome and even encourage submissions by writers from all over Africa, the planet, the universe... We do not have a predetermined theme so just send us your best work! Submissions will close on September 1, 2015. www.kikwetujournal.com

  • Posted July 21, 2015
  • Body Verses Seeks Submissions in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

Body Verses, an online journal devoted to narratives of the body and illness, is seeking contributions in all mediums and genres. We are especially drawn to pieces that consider the way we emotionally and conceptually navigate illness, the way we make sense of our medical records in the context of our lives, and the way we cope with pain and aging. For complete submission guidelines, please see our current issue at www.bodyverses.com.

  • Posted July 21, 2015
  • Ricochet Review Seeks Poets & Translators for 2016 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 18, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Ricochet Review is now accepting submissions for its 4th issue. The theme for the 2016 issue is the Grotesque & Macabre. We are looking for any type of poetry and translation directly or indirectly inspired by the macabre and/or grotesque. Ricochet Review is an annual poetry magazine that strives to publish both established and emerging writers who work in poetry and/or poetry translations from various languages and various forms of art. Send us up to five poems. Simultaneous submissions accepted. See our full submission guidelines at ricochetreviewpoetryjournal.submittable.com/submit. Deadline: December 18, 2015.

  • Posted July 20, 2015
  • Qu: a literary magazine Now Accepting Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

Payment upon publication: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem. Qu is produced by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte (www.qulitmag.com) and publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and script excerpts of outstanding quality. We will be accepting submissions through August 31st.

  • Posted July 20, 2015
  • damselfly press seeks submissions by women writers
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. If you’d like to submit, please first visit our guidelines section before emailing your submission. damselflypress.net/submissions/

  • Posted July 20, 2015
  • Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people aged from before preschool all the way to age 18. Photography, writing, poetry, art and anything creative really is welcome. Check it out here to see how you could become published: www.poetryspace.co.uk/young-writers-space/. In the future we plan to have a book with all the best contributions. Please encourage friends and fellow students to submit to our cause to encourage young people.

  • Posted July 20, 2015
  • Call for Submissions - Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature, a journal of experimental performance texts and texts about performance, is preparing a supplemental digital issue that will pay tribute to Yoko Ono, with guest editors Joel Allegretti and Jay Besemer. The editors are seeking performance texts that interpret and respond to Ono’s Fluxus art, instruction pieces, and ideas. Submit a maximum of 10 pages as an attachment (Doc or PDF) to . The deadline is October 31, 2015. Visit www.pyriformpress.com/nervelantern/ for information about Nerve Lantern.

  • Posted July 16, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Witches
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 9, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Cicada YA lit/comics mag is looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, satire, comics on witches. We're on the lookout for folk and fairy tale retellings, investigations of the witch in history (Salem, Europe, Joan of Arc), works on the everyday spellcraft of fashion, beauty, makeup, and the domestic (the hearth, the cauldron, the kitchen) as well as the spell cast by the arts. Also of interest: the witch in nature: the garden, the dark wood, the night. Feminist, and above all intersectionally feminist, works especially welcome! Visit www.cicadamag.com/submitwork for details.

  • Posted July 16, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Collection of Poetry on Motherhood
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 1 - September 30, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood is seeking poems by mothers, poems about mothers, and poems from a range of styles and voices about what it means to be mother: witching-hour poems of sleeplessness, first smiles, miscarriage. The poems of broken windows and broken hearts, of first school and college days. The poems of lament and poems of fulfillment. We hope to serve as a forum for all voices, for we all have a mother. To submit, visit the website: www.allwecanhold.com.

  • Posted July 15, 2015
  • Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Fall '15 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Video
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review, an online literary magazine, seeks submissions for the Fall 2015 issue. We accept poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, graphic narratives, comics, visual poetry, digital literature, and hybrid forms that explore place, ecology, and the environment—natural, built, urban, rural, or wild. For more information, visit www.splitrockreview.org or splitrockreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 15, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Really System Issue Eight
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Really System, the journal of poetry and extensible poetics, will publish its eighth issue in Fall 2015. We are looking for vibrant poems inflected by our shared technocultural moment and the ways it envelops us, fascinates us, dances with us, ignores us, and fails us. Submissions are open until August 15, 2015. More information: reallysystem.org. Submission Guidelines: reallysystem.org/submit.php.

  • Posted July 14, 2015
  • FLARE: The Flagler Review looking for your submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

FLARE: The Flagler Review is looking for evocative, compelling fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and artwork for its Fall 2015 edition. Want to be part of it? Submissions are now being accepted. FLARE is the literary journal at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and prints two publications a year. We seek new, up-and-coming, and established writers and artists. For more information, visit theflaglerreview.com.

  • Posted July 14, 2015
  • Pithead Chapel Seeks Gutsy Narratives
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Please visit us at www.pitheadchapel.com to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.

  • Posted July 14, 2015
  • Pay Attention – Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Pay Attention: Poems for Oral Interpretation is accepting submissions of poetry for its inaugural edition to be published in late 2015. We seek poems that may make for a dynamic reading performances, particularly for use in forensics competitions. Our reading period is open through October 31, 2015. For guidelines, please visit payattentionjournal.com/how-to-submit-2. We look forward to reading your best work.

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