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  • Posted June 22, 2016
  • Glass Seeks Poems in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2016
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Glass: A Journal of Poetry seeks poetry submissions for a special feature in response to the June 12 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, scheduled for release in August, 2016. Because the shooting targeted the LGBTQ community on Latin Night, we are only seeking submissions from LGBTQ poets and especially LGBTQ poets of color. Glass never charges reading fees. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Submissions accepted until July 15, 2016. Recent submitters to Glass (whether your submission was accepted, declined or is still under consideration) may submit to this special feature as well. Full details: www.glass-poetry.com/journal/orlando.html.

  • Posted June 20, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Liminoid Magazine, Fall 2016
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 20, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Liminoid Magazine is now accepting prose fiction submissions for our Fall 2016 issue, which goes live in early October. We accept submissions year-round, but will only be reading for the Fall 2016 issue until August 20. We want exquisitely crafted cultural refuse and literary drift: fiction that doesn’t fit in this genre or that one, but speaks with a clear, irrepressible voice all the same. Please review previous issues and our submissions guidelines before sending in your work. www.liminoidmagazine.com/submissions/

  • Posted June 20, 2016
  • Frankenstein Bicentennial Dare: Seeking New Stories about Science and Creation
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by writing your own scary story! Tell a short fiction story about the complex relationships between creators and their creations, or write an essay about the evolving relationships between humans and technology in real life. Submit your tale of monstrosity to win cash and prizes at frankenstein.asu.edu/dare. Presented by Arizona State University, National Novel Writing Month, Creative Nonfiction magazine, and Chabot Space and Science Center.

  • Posted June 16, 2016
  • Del Sol Review Call for Speculative Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Del Sol Review is currently looking for quality speculative short fiction in all its forms (sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, slipstream, etc) for publication. Submissions must be formatted in a standard manner and from 500 to 6000 words in length. We also accept excerpts from novels-in-progress up to 6000 words. We're looking for sharp narrative, strong hooks, and unpredictable storyline progression—and a great first line! Submission guidelines at delsolreview.webdelsol.com/sff.htm.

  • Posted June 16, 2016
  • The MacGuffin Wants to Know What You're Doing This Summer
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is currently looking for work to include in our upcoming Fall 2016 issue. Tell us about your summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got hit by a texting driver. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back (not to get too personal…). We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

  • Posted June 15, 2016
  • Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option Available)
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted June 14, 2016
  • Able Muse Open to Submissions - Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Art
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming, summer 2016 issue. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. (Although Able Muse reads and accepts submissions year-round, be sure to submit by March 10, 2016, to be considered for next issue.) Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com.

  • Posted June 14, 2016
  • Write About Your Personal Experience as a Writer or Artist.
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site

Earn $0.015 per word to be published on our blog, The Artist Unleashed. We want articles based on your personal experience as a writer or artist to help fellow creatives. Articles for this website must be about an aspect of writing and/or art and must also inspire and/or motivate, encourage discussion, offer advice or argue an opinion, and be rich with informative/engaging content. We will tweet and Facebook your post to get it as much exposure as possible. Views on a single post have reached 1500+ within 24 hours. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.theartistunleashed.com.

  • Posted June 13, 2016
  • Vine Leaves Literary Journal Now Open for Issue #18 Vignettes
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Vine Leaves Literary Journal is now open for Issue #18 vignette submissions. A vignette is a snapshot in words that focuses on one element, mood, character, setting, or object. We accept prose, poetry, script, and artwork/photography for the cover and/or interior of the issue. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/submission-guidelines.

  • Posted June 13, 2016
  • Call for Hidden Lives: Opening Up On Mental Illness
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

We seek essays up to 4,000 words from American residents who live with mental illness or have direct experience as a spouse, sibling, or child of someone who does. Essays are for a 2nd edition of the anthology Hidden Lives: coming out on mental illness to be published by Brindle & Glass, spring 2017. Selected writers to be paid $200 Cdn. Rights to reproduce to publisher and copyright with author. Send Word.doc submission by July 31, 2016 to: or .
www.facebook.com/HiddenLivesComingOutOnMentalIllness/

  • Posted June 13, 2016
  • GFT Presents: One in Four | Ground Fresh Thursday
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

GFT Press is accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, visual art, and interviews for print (GFT Presents: One in Four) and online (Ground Fresh Thursday) publication. Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or just pure entertainment, we want it and will strive to share it. Please review our submissions guidelines and submit your best work! www.gftpress.com/submissions

  • Posted June 13, 2016
  • The Tishman Review is Reading for Volume Two, Issue Four
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review seeks fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art from those who represent and explore the cultural points of view of Earth’s four corners. Submit your best for our fall issue. We love the quirky, the funny, the scary, the jolting, the gorgeous, the wild, and the perceptive. We have options for writers desiring editorial feedback. Contributors are paid cash, and U.S. contributors receive one print copy. We’re always on the lookout for reviews and craft essays for our website. Fee free days are announced on Twitter @TishmanReview. Read our guidelines and submit: thetishmanreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted June 13, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar seeks new writing and art for late summer: fiction, flash, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrids, images in any medium. This is a literary journal of safety and danger. Send us your aesthetically ambitious, inventive, risky work. Especially listening for under-represented voices and authors connected to the Midwest. Send us volcanoes, lockboxes, codes, and spells. Guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit or skip right to stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted June 13, 2016
  • Four Ties Lit Review is Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 24, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

We're looking for well-crafted, intelligent, and entertaining submissions of Graphic Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction to publish in July. Issue 5 Volume 1 will look to reveal a creative conversation around the idea of "work." Homework for Algebra class, piles of damp smelly laundry, 60 hours a week hawking smartphones, or even just relaxing after hours, work is a force in all our lives, and we want to hear what you have to say about it. Regardless of theme, we'll publish the best "work" submitted from each genre. We welcome all submissions. www.fourtieslitreview.com

  • Posted June 09, 2016
  • Dying Dahlia Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Dying Dahlia Review is seeking poetry, flash fiction, and cover art by women writers and artists for our first ever eBook issue. The issue will be released at the end of the year. For an idea of what we are looking for, visit our site and check out the archives. Please send up to 5 poems (each no longer than a page), 3 flash fiction pieces (no longer than a 1000 words each) or 3 images (no bigger than 5 MB each). Submissions for the eBook issue must be received by September 1st. For complete guidelines, please visit DyingDahliaReview.com.

  • Posted June 09, 2016
  • Urban Farmhouse Press Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Series include Crossroads Poetry Series, Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series, and Contemporary short fiction and novels. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at: www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted June 09, 2016
  • 3Elements Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 12 (Relic, Passageway, Kiss)
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 12! The elements are Relic, Passageway, and Kiss. All three words must be used in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submissions. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one of those elements. We have published new and well-known writers from all over the world. Due July 31. Issue will be released October 1. 3elementsreview.com/submit

  • Posted June 06, 2016
  • The Offbeat—Specializing in Undisputedly Unique Work
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

We’re calling the zany, the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky—we want to read your writing! We ask for difference, quality, and intrigue in your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sequential art. For a $3 submission fee, send up to 3 poems or flash fictions, sequential art to 10 pages, or prose up to 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Visit offbeat.msu.edu for details and to submit. PS—we’re not a good place for unnecessarily explicit content.
offbeat.msu.edu

  • Posted June 06, 2016
  • Jazz Cigarette is Now Accepting Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2016
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Jazz Cigarette is looking for fresh, engaging verse for its Fall 2016 issue. Visual poetry and prose poems are welcome, and forms both experimental and traditional are encouraged. Everything from the natural to the social. We want to see with your words. www.jazzcig.com

  • Posted June 02, 2016
  • Brilliant Submissions Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

  • Posted June 02, 2016
  • Gris-Gris: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Gris-Gris, the online literary journal of Nicholls State University, seeks submissions for Issue 7/Fall 2016. We accept original literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Our main criterion is excellence in any form it takes. Past issues have included writing from Pulitzer Prize and Pushcart winners. For full submission guidelines, refer to our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

  • Posted June 02, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Off the Record
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions: Off the Record. Disappearing remarks. Invisible people. Music that isn’t there. Intuition. Gut. Unclaimed, unofficial, uncategorized. A record respects the broadest possible audience. Off the record, your audience awaits. What you don’t want to write. We want to read. Note the call in a cover letter. Deadline September 15 or until the issue fills. thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu

  • Posted June 02, 2016
  • Thrice Publishing Open Submissions - Short Novels
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Book

Thrice Publishing announces an open submission call running from May 1 to July 31, 2016 for novella-length fiction. Specific guidelines are on the website. There is no reading fee. Must submit through our Submittable link. www.thricepublishing.com/submissions.html

  • Posted June 01, 2016
  • bioStories Summer Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

bioStories is an online literary magazine of creative nonfiction focused on biography and autobiography. We publish weekly “feature essays”, semi-annual digital issues, and digital and print thematic anthologies. We read submissions year round for essays keeping with our tradition of “sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives,” and run two annual thematic contests. Writers are encouraged to visit the website to gain a full sense of our reading tastes and literary mission of presenting exceptional writers exploring the subtleties of the lives we might otherwise overlook. Full submission guidelines are available by visiting: www.biostories.com.

  • Posted June 01, 2016
  • Crab Fat is Now a Monthly Journal!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Crab Fat Magazine is reading for our September & October issues! We’re currently accepting literary fiction, poetry, flash, creative nonfiction, transcribed interviews, screen/stage plays, book reviews, & visual art. Crab Fat is interested in eclectic queer, feminist, punk, hybrid, experimental, awkward, & nonlinear work. Be sure to review our website & past issues to get a sense of what we’re publishing. Crab Fat is an online monthly with a "best of" print anthology featuring 25 pieces released each June. Please visit www.crabfatmagazine.com for complete submission guidelines.

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