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  • Posted August 27, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in print and online, rooted in the Midwest, with a worldly eye for poetry, prose, and visual art. Especially interested in aesthetically, formally, linguistically, and emotionally ambitious works by authors who happen to be members of under-represented groups. Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit or jump directly to stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 27, 2015
  • NonBinary Review—New Themes Call For Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 8, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Each issue of NonBinary Review is focused on a single theme: Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White (closes 10/1) and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War (closes 1/8/16). We’re a paying market—1 cent/word for prose, $10 flat fee per poem, $25 per piece/art. At present, the Litho app is accessible through iPad & iPhone only, with future updates to include Android versions. When submitting your work, please note that if selected for publication, your work will appear in electronic form only. Please download our free app to familiarize yourself with our content and unique publishing model! For guidelines, visit: nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 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 August 26, 2015
  • Rhizomatic Ideas Seeks Bloggers
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Literary Site

Rhizomatic Ideas, the official blog of Zoetic Press, is accepting blog posts, pitches for serial blog posts, and bloggers looking for a regular venue to post their work. We're open to posts on any topic related to writing, publishing, academia, and the life of a working writer (or reader.) 300-500 word range, posts bi-weekly. Rhizomatic Ideas cannot pay bloggers at this time; we offer the opportunity to build a resume & publish work regularly at a well-trafficked website. To send us a pitch, post, or just introduce yourself and see how you might fit in at Rhizomatic Ideas, contact: .

  • Posted August 25, 2015
  • cahoodaloodaling: Issue #18 – Historical (Re)Tell
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 19, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

"Tell the truth but tell it slant" —Emily Dickinson. For this issue, we’re looking for retelling of the historic, tales that offer what wasn’t said but should’ve been, what wasn’t written down but likely happened, whose voices speak that didn’t speak because there wasn’t a platform for them. We want poetry, prose, nonfiction, music, art, collaborations, and hybrid. We want myths and legends retold from other voices, new perspectives, counter intuitive stances. Accurate, inaccurate, or close, we want work that explores how facts become transformed into the tales, histories, and family stories that inform how we tell our worlds. cahoodaloodaling.com

  • Posted August 25, 2015
  • All About Writing
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site

South 85 Journal, the official online literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program, is seeking guest bloggers to contribute to its weekly blog about writing. For more information, visit south85journal.com/submission-guidelines/blog-submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted August 25, 2015
  • Zoetic Press Seeks Book Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

Zoetic Press is always looking to publish reviews—though this is the only category for which we do not pay authors, we definitely work hard to promote authors through our social media networks. Unlike our imprints NonBinary Review and Unbound Octavo, book reviews are published online. We are open to reviews of any kind—from books to literary magazines (online or in print) and even 'zines. To submit a review, visit: nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/36181.

  • Posted August 25, 2015
  • Literary Journal Now Accepting Fiction, Poetry, and Art for January
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

3Elements Literary Review seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography for our Winter/January issue. Each quarter, three elements/words are given that must be incorporated into your story or poem. The rest of the story is completely up to you. If you choose to submit art or photography, only one element is needed. Current elements are: Mania, Tower, Exposure. For more information, and to review our submission guidelines, visit www.3elementsReview.com/winter-submissions. All work must be submitted through our website. Our latest issue, released July 1, is available to read for free on our website. Our past issues are archived as well.

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • Have a voice you feel should be heard?
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 3, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Submissions to the first issue of Inklette are now officially open. Inklette is a not-for-profit literary and arts magazine that strives to be publish art that stays, moves, mingles, or creates. Give us your 'sugar-coated sardines' or the 'flock of birds perched on the cacti.' You're all we seek, and trust us, everything is wonderful, as long it's really you. For more information, you can check our website out here: www.inklettemagazine.com. All submissions can be directed to . We will wait for your art.

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • Call for Art Submissions—Writers Tribe Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015
  • Genre Art
  • Type Literary Site

Writers Tribe Review, a multi-genre online literary magazine, is seeking art submissions for the upcoming fall issue. It is free to submit to this magazine, and this artwork can be any style as long as it relates to the overall theme of the magazine which, for this issue, is family. Each artist may submit up to three pieces of art to be reviewed for publication. For more information, please visit writerstribereview.submittable.com/submit, and, if you would like to submit some artwork, please add it as an attachment and email it to .

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • Yellow Chair Review Open For Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015 or until issue is full!
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

YCR is seeking prose, poetry, and art for their Horror Themed issue that is set to publish on October 1st (in time for Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos!) To see all guidelines and details please visit www.yellowchairreview.com. We are also now open to submissions of book reviews. Please stop by to see what YCR has going on!!

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Up the Staircase Quarterly
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Up the Staircase Quarterly is seeking poetry, art, reviews, and interviews for issue #31 (publication date November 1, 2015). We love diverse, experimental, vivid, and well-crafted poetry and artwork, along with free verse and prose-poetry. No submission fees. www.upthestaircase.org

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • The James Franco Review Call for Submission
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

The James Franco Review is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Editors rotate every two months and all submissions are read blind. What we are looking for: the story, poem, or essay that you wrote that you believe in the most, or that hasn’t found the right home. We aren’t looking for work that imitates James Franco’s work or satirizes—writers need not be so cruel. Think of this as the open door where who you are, where you studied, where you’ve been published doesn’t matter. Be brave. Read dangerously. Submit at: www.thejamesfrancoreview.com.

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • Dirty Chai Seeks Work from YOU!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 9, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Dirty Chai seeks works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art and photography for its upcoming Fall 2015 issue. Issue VIII does not have a theme, so send us whatever you've got (as long as it complies with our guidelines). You can head to www.dirtychaimag.com to learn more about us, our aesthetic and, of course, to send us your work!

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • Heart & Mind Zine is calling all artists!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 11, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Heart & Mind Zine is a quarterly multi-media publication. We are seeking submissions for our inaugural issue. There is no fee, and nearly every genre and style of art is accepted. Whether you're an illustrator, writer, singer, band, dancer, vloger, painter, sculptor, poet, storyteller, etc., a budding artist or an established prodigy, we want to hear from you! Learn more at HeartandMindZine.com.

  • Posted August 24, 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 August 24, 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.submittable.com/submit. To view our latest issue visit www.gamblingtheaisle.com/

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • DIALOGIST is Reviewing for Vol. II, Issue 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 August 24, 2015
  • Indianola Review Now Reading for Debut Issue—Paying Market
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

The Indianola Review, a writer-friendly journal out of the Midwest, is seeking quality short fiction and poetry for its debut print issue in December 2015. We don’t discriminate against genre fiction—if it’s really good, we want to buy it. Same goes for poetry. Currently we offer a token payment, up to $20. We accept all submissions through our nifty Submittable page and, of course, charge no reading fees for standard submissions. We are currently maintaining extremely fast response times. We look forward to reading your best work! indianolareview.com

  • Posted August 24, 2015
  • Clockhouse Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Clockhouse, published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2016 issue. The 2015 issue includes works by Michael Carroll, Matthew Sharpe, Frances Richard, T Clutch Fleischmann, Charlie Bondhus, among terrific new voices. Drama, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions accepted August 15-December 1. For submission guidelines and mission statement, visit www.clockhouse.net

  • Posted August 24, 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 August 19, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: First Class Wants Your Postcard Lit
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Literary Site

First Class is an online literary journal. We publish handwritten fiction, nonfiction, reviews, poetry, critical essays, and other experimental forms that can fit on a postcard. Share your place, your language. Capture an illusive idea or intriguing memory. Speak to a new culture, city, landscape. Surprise us. You save a postcard because of the memory it triggers, because it carries meaning that extends far beyond its petite format. “I was thinking of you” becomes the origin of a story, the spot where the ordinary becomes epic, where the personal becomes shared. Visit www.firstclasslit.com/submit for submission details.

  • Posted August 19, 2015
  • Aji Call for Aubmissions for Spring 2016 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Aji is currently accepting submissions for our spring 2016 issue. While we are particularly interested in work that reflects upon our spring 2016 theme of the journey, we will be glad to publish high quality work on any subject. Please share with us your journeys, in word and/or in art. Submissions may close before February 1, 2016, if the spring 2016 issue page limit is met sooner. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted August 18, 2015
  • NANO Fiction – The Queer Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

NANO Fiction is looking for the best, brightest, and queerest fictions for our spring 2016 issue. As always we want short, beautiful, and compelling work. And for this issue we want all that and more. Representation matters. We want your flash fiction that deals in the breadth of LGBTQIA experience, and work that combats typical erasures. So send queer characters of color. Send us gender-queer characters. Send us thoughtfully rendered aromantics, asexuals, and intersex persons. We look forward to reading your work. nanofiction.org

  • Posted August 18, 2015
  • subTerrain seeks submissions for its Winter Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015 (postmarked)
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The theme: “I live in an apartment.” 30% of Canadians live in an apartment. Apartment dwellers spend at least a third of the year inside their domicile, be it a ground-level student flat, top floor artist garret, subterranean man-cave (our fave, of course!), or high-rise swingers’ loft—we want to hear about life there. All submissions must be accompanied by a photo or drawing of your apartment—or the apartment that inspired your piece. Note: Apologies to all of you ‘non-apartment dwellers’; we don’t mean to exclude you from submitting . . . perhaps you can write a piece about your “pre-mortgage days”? Mark envelope “Apartments.” www.subterrain.ca

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