NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.

NewPages Classifieds
— Calls for Submissions —

Calls for writing, art, and photography from magazines, publishers, writing conferences, and more.


  • Posted October 31, 2014
  • Seeking Short Personal Essays for Untold Stories Book

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

StoryShelter is accepting submissions for personal essays 400-1200 words for a book called I Am Here: The Untold Stories of Everyday People. We are looking for ultimately inspirational essays around themes of Family Ties, Beating the Odds, Hidden Passions, Everyday Heroes, You Wouldn't Believe Me, But.., ..Oops!, Rising to the Challenge, and Inspired Moments. Submission details here: www.storyshelter.com/blog/get-your-story-published.

  • Posted October 31, 2014
  • The Riding Light Review Seeks Submissions For Winter 2014 Issue

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

The Riding Light Review seeks well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art that challenge our concepts and worldview. Our magazine aims for an eclectic flavor, with works that mirror, literally and metaphorically, the world at large. We are looking for short fiction from 1000 to 7500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words, creative nonfiction up to 5000 words, essays up to 5000 words, poetry of any length, art and photography. Please read the guidelines for which you are submitting. www.ridinglightreview.com

  • Posted October 31, 2014
  • Polychrome Ink Seeks Diverse Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2014

We are seeking pieces written primarily by diverse individuals. Submissions do not have to be issues related, but they do have to fit the theme of diversity. Priority goes to people who fit, in one way or another, outside of the typical White Cishet writer. We offer a small flat payment per category: short fiction/non-fiction under 1k words ($10), fiction/nonfiction under 5k words ($25), and poetry ($15). You can find more information and how to submit on our website: polychrome-ink.com

  • Posted October 31, 2014
  • The Healing Muse Submission Period Now Open

  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2015

The Healing Muse, annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for our 2015 fall publication. We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine and healing. Submission period: September 1, 2014 through May 1, 2015. Original and unpublished works only. Detailed guidelines can be found on our website: thehealingmuse.org.

  • Posted October 31, 2014
  • All About Writing: Nonfiction Essays Wanted for Blog!

  • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

South85 Journal is seeking nonfiction essays about writing, the writing life, and other literary topics for its weekly blog. We are most interested in concrete essays that communicate your unique perspective as a writer, not general discussions on writing topics. Posts should be between 250-800 words (400-600 words preferred). For examples, go to south85journal.com/blog/. For submission guidelines, visit
south85journal.com/submission-guidelines/blog-submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted October 30, 2014
  • American Tanka Invites Submissions of Tanka Poetry

  • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

American Tanka, publishing fine English-language tanka since 1996, seeks submissions of well-crafted, original, unpublished five-line tanka. Please view our most recent issue online and use our online submission form. www.americantanka.com

  • Posted October 30, 2014
  • Lackington's: Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words. Our writers and artists have collectively been nominated for or won Hugo, Nebula, Aurora, and British Fantasy awards. We buy fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, and any flavor of ‘punk. We’re excited by stories by, or representative of, members of traditionally marginalized communities. We're never excited by fanfic, so please don’t send us any. We’re not a horror market, either, though we enjoy dark elements. Visit www.lackingtons.com to see what themes we're reading for at the moment and learn more about the kind of prose we're seeking.
  • Posted October 29, 2014
  • The Mondegreen's Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

A mondegreen is a kind of misunderstanding: you mishear a word/phrase in a way that gives it a different meaning. In naming ourselves after a mistake, we don’t mean to say we want your error-riddled, hastily shot-off drivel, but we do want work that isn’t afraid of being wrong. We want something that we can’t quite recognize, but which feels uncannily familiar. We want to get spooked by it or laugh or maybe both. We’ll publish poetry, fiction, and essays about literature, art, film, and probably the Food Network alongside interviews, reviews, and you know what, whatever else we want. themondegreen.org

  • Posted October 29, 2014
  • Glassworks Magazine Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

Glassworks Magazine, a journal of literature and art publishing digitally and in print, seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, craft essays, art/photography, and new media (video, audio, multi-modal, etc.) for upcoming issues. Reading period open until December 15. Contributor copies provided. Read guidelines at www.rowanglassworks.org/submit.html.

  • Posted October 29, 2014
  • Slipstream Seeks Poems Exploring the Theme of "Elements."

  • Deadline info Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 1, 2015

Slipstream is currently reading for Issue #35, which will be published in 2015. We seek poetry that explores the theme "elements." Creative interpretations are welcome. Submit up to five (5) poems in one document file only. We also are seeking artwork for the issue. Please do not submit again until you have received a response on the status of your current submission. We also accept mail submissions with a SASE: Slipstream, PO Box 2071, Niagara Falls NY 14301. Deadline for submissions for this issue is May 1, 2015. Submit only unpublished work. Please refer to our submission guidelines on our web site (www.slipstreampress.org).

  • Posted October 29, 2014
  • The Cape Rock Seeks Submissions

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

The Cape Rock is one of the oldest ongoing journals in the nation: 50 years strong! We publish established and emerging poets. Send 3–5 previously unpublished poems, any style, with cover letter and SASE to Susan Swartwout, The Cape Rock, One University Plaza MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/TheCapeRock/

  • Posted October 28, 2014
  • ISO quality queer literary writing HMU

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

EDUCE Literary Journal is committed to showcasing visual artists and publishing innovative literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers from the queer community. We are a full-color, magazine-sized, biannual publication that operates primarily on an e-platform, but utilizes print on demand. Queer = Other. www.educejournal.com

  • Posted October 28, 2014
  • The New Verse News is Accepting Submissions

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
The New Verse News covers the news with poems on issues large and small (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors seek to post each day a genuinely poetic take on a very current and specific news story. See the website at www.newversenews.com for guidelines and for examples of the kinds of poems The New Verse News publishes. Then paste your previously-unpublished, non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to . Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.
  • Posted October 28, 2014
  • Big Muddy Literary Journal Seeks Submissions

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Big Muddy literary journal seeks new poetry, fiction, articles, photos (reproduced in b&w; high contrast is preferred) for its upcoming issue. Any topic, any style. Send unpublished work, cover letter, and SASE to Susan Swartwout, Big Muddy, One University Plaza, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/bigmuddy/

  • Posted October 28, 2014
  • Call for Submissions - Mud Season Review

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Mud Season Review is a community-led literary journal based in Vermont. We invite strong, deeply human work in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art for upcoming issues, and seek to celebrate the writers and artists behind the work. For guidelines, visit mudseasonreview.com.

  • Posted October 27, 2014
  • Pine Hills Review: Reading So Hard

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Pine Hills Review seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We are interested in quality work, no matter the genre, form, or style. Hybrid and experimental work is encouraged. We consider submissions year-round through Submittable. We ask for first North American serial rights only. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. We publish work every Wednesday, and the work lives on in our archives page thereafter. If an author’s work later appears in a collection or anthology, we ask that you include us in the acknowledgements because it’s the cool thing to do. pinehillsreview.strose.edu

  • Posted October 27, 2014
  • Stoneboat Literary Journal Seeks Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

Stoneboat Literary Journal seeks submissions of high-quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic literature, photo essays, and black and white art for its Spring 2015 issue. For guidelines, sample work, and additional information, please visit our website at www.stoneboatwi.com.

  • Posted October 24, 2014
  • Fiction Southeast Now Accepting Submissions

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

The editors of Fiction Southeast are interested in flash fiction (fiction of approximately 1000 words or less). While we are interested in fiction that depicts a variety of southern traditions and landscapes, we DO NOT wish to limit the journal to only southern writers. Writers from other parts of the country are encouraged to submit their work. Though we hope for creative and innovative writing, we don’t prefer one particular style or genre of writing. The only criterion we look for is quality. www.fictionsoutheast.com

  • Posted October 24, 2014
  • Workers Write! Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

Issue eleven of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Coliseum and will contain stories and poems from workers in the sports industry. We're looking for fiction from sportscasters, scouts, referees and umpires, agents, front office employees, vendors, groundskeepers, trainers, and even athletes—as long as the tale is about the "job" of sports. Submit your stories via e-mail to: , or send a hard copy to: Workers Write!, P.O. Box 250382, Plano, TX 75025-0382. Word count: 500 to 5,000 words. Payment: Between $5 and $50 (depending on length and rights requested). We will consider previously published material. www.workerswritejournal.com

  • Posted October 24, 2014
  • Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions

  • Deadline info Submission deadline: Rolling

Neon seeks literary and slipstream short-form writing. We err towards the dark, and like to experiment with language and form. We have a particular taste for the apocalyptic. Neon is based in the UK, and is published online and in print every quarter. We publish writers from anywhere in the world, and everything we publish is available for free online. Please read the guidelines page (www.neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=116) and then send work in the body of an email for consideration.

  • 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 23, 2014
  • Hawaii Pacific Review is open for submissions

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

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.

Page 1 of 6
newpages-footer-logo

We are currently in beta and welcome any/all Feedback.