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  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Gival Press Welcomes Poetry/Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadlines: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Gival Press, an award-winning independent literary press, is looking for authors/poets who have a message in their work. If you have something to say and feel that others would be interested in reading your work, consider sending your work for consideration. We have four annual contests: the novel, the short story, a single poem, a collection of poetry. In addition we are now considering work for our online journal, ArLiJo, through May 15, 2015. Visit us: www.givalpress.com. Submission Portal: www.givalpress.submittable.com.

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Migration
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Chattahoochee Review seeks submissions for its Fall/Winter 2015 double issue with a special focus on Migration. Literal and figurative translations of the theme welcome. Not only flight, but also movement; not only movement, but also kinetics; not only kinetics, but also conflict; not only conflict, but also arrival; not only arrival, but also immersion. Dare to be topical, but also sincere. Microbiology, Animalia, suburbia, electronica, strata-relocate, dislocate, elocute. Deadline September 15, 2015, or until the issue fills. Note the call in a cover letter, but otherwise, follow the appropriate guidelines: thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu/submissions.htm.

  • Posted February 27, 2015
  • Bartleby Snopes Call for Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction. We want to publish the best new stories we can find, giving writers an opportunity to publish their best work and inspiring writers to create great works of fiction. We currently publish two stories per week online and end each month with our Story Of The Month contest. The winner receives $25 and publication in our semi-annual print magazine. We respond to all submissions within 5 days and provide personal feedback. Our online magazine had over 30,000 readers last year. Please send us your best fiction up to 3,000 words by visiting us at www.bartlebysnopes.com.

  • Posted February 27, 2015
  • Four Way Books for Publication of Poetry and Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Four Way Books annually publishes fifteen aesthetically diverse titles of poetry and short fiction. Our authors include: Tina Chang, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Yona Harvey, Gregory Pardlo, Eileen Pollack, Kevin Prufer, Daniel Tobin, and C. Dale Young. We are comprised of five primary programs: a literary press, a sponsored residency, Pay a Book Forward, a prize program, and an electronic literary journal, Four Way Review, which can be read at fourwayreview.com. To learn about submission opportunities throughout the year, visit our website fourwaybooks.com.

  • Posted February 26, 2015
  • NDQ Seeks Art and Science Submissions; Offers Subscription Deal
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

North Dakota Quarterly invites unpublished and original nonfiction essays, short fiction pieces, poems, and artistic images for a special issue (Vol. 80.4) that explore and illuminate the intersection of art and science, the similarities and distinctions between artistic and scientific perspectives, and how these merging methodologies impact other disciplines. No more than 6,000 words, written for a general audience. Deadline is March 15, 2015. With this ad (until July 31, 2015), get more than 50% off a regular subscription. Contact us at and use code "ndqsuper." arts-sciences.und.edu/north-dakota-quarterly/

  • Posted February 26, 2015
  • Temenos Journal Extends Submission Deadline
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Temenos is extending our submission deadline for our Spring 2015 edition, Paradigm Shift! The new deadline is midnight March 20th, so if you missed the opportunity to submit, now is your chance! We are looking for art, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that examines contradictions and perspective shifts in nature. Check out our submission guidelines at www.temenosjournal.com/submit.html ‪#‎publishing‬ ‪#‎temenos‬ ‪#‎journals‬ ‪#CMU

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Submit to Twisted Vine!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal is currently seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, interviews, audio/video, and visual art for its forthcoming spring 2015 issue. Produced by graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Western New Mexico University, issues are published biannually online each semester. Unlike previous semesters, the spring 2015 issue will be a PDF/ePub release. Twisted Vine is especially interested in work that embraces an interdisciplinary approach to literary and visual arts. Both experimental/hybrid and traditional work is encouraged. Please visit www.twistedvine.org for more information. We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Rattle Seeks Scientist Poets
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Rattle's Fall 2015 issue will be dedicated to Scientists. The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, but must be written by poets who have degrees or have had careers in the sciences. Please explain how this applies to you when you submit, or we won’t be able to consider it for the theme. Submissions are free, and we pay contributors $50/poem. www.rattle.com

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Pine Hills Review: Reading So Hard
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

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 March 03, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Torrid Literature Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Torrid Literature Journal is looking for unpublished material for future issues. More specifically, we’re looking for poems, short fiction, articles, interviews, and book reviews. We are looking for thought-provoking literature that speaks for itself. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: torridliterature.com/Submit.html.

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Print and Audio Journal Wants CNF, Poetry, Fiction, and Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Profane is an annual print and audio journal featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We record every poem and piece of prose we publish in the author's own voice. We are seeking submissions for our upcoming issue. There will be no strict guidelines regarding form or content. We're looking to be surprised by brave, weird, and/or personal work. The issue will be curated from a mix of open and solicited submissions, and will include work by both emerging and established authors. Find out how to submit your work at www.profanejournal.com.

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Short fiction: Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Born out of a Nairobi-based writing group, Kikwetu is a semiannual online literary journal that aims to publish both new and established writers from East Africa and beyond. We are currently reading submissions for our first issue which will feature short fiction in English and Swahili from those with some connection to East Africa. www.kikwetujournal.com

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Submit to Repurposed Issue Two
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Repurposed is interested in art that engages with repurposed themes and items. That’s the most important thing, so the following guidelines are just that—guidelines. We will consider work that falls outside of these specifications, if they suit the spirit of Repurposed. For this issue we invite submissions of all incarnations (see our submission guidelines at www.repurposedmag.com) that somehow interact with the ideas of loss, grief, mourning, or absence. Please send all submissions to . End date for submissions: March 30th 2015.

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Call For Submissions: Food & The South
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Wraparound South, a journal of new Southern writing, is seeking themed submissions for its summer 2015 issue: Food. Send work with reference or connection to food and the South. Whether that takes the form of an investigation into pot likker, a family around a table, or an ode to a meal you once had in Alabama, we’re interested. Like the geographical definition of southern, food-centered writing is a shifting landscape: the connection to food, as well as the South, is open to interpretation. Please see our full guidelines on www.wraparoundsouth.org. Send submissions to wraparoundsouth[at]gmail by April 1, 2015.

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Calls for Entries - WCCA - Int'l Arts Conference
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

The Third Annual “Warnborough College Conference on the Arts” (WCCA) will take place from the evening of 14 July through 17 July 2015. Our theme for this year’s conference is Art as Illusion. Brief proposals are due 1 April 2015. Tracks include: Visual Presentations, Art History, Art Studio, Film, Radio & TV, and Creative Writing Workshops, Academic Papers, Short Films, Art to Exhibit, Indie Authors, Round Tables. www.warnborough.org

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Beatdom #16 - the MONEY issue
  • Deadline info May 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Beatdom is the world's leading Beat Generation literary journal, and we are looking for submissions for our upcoming issue. The theme of this issue is money and that means preference will be given to submissions relating to both the Beats (or other mid-20th century artists) and money/finance. We prefer essays but publish a small number of poems and short stories in each issue. Please see our submission guidelines for more details: www.beatdom.com/?p=3403.

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Share Your Guilty Pleasures & Vices: Theme Issue Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Guilty Pleasures & Vices Issue: What do you do when no one is looking? What do you have hidden in your desk drawer at work? What are you embarrassed to admit? What helps you through the tough times? Urban dictionary defines “guilty pleasure” as: something you shouldn’t like but like anyway. We want to know yours! Send us your best piece of creative nonfiction (up to 3500 words) that involves your guilty pleasure (or maybe how you are affected by someone else’s!) by May 30, 2015 to be considered for our theme issue, which goes live in July. www.hippocampusmagazine.com

  • Posted February 27, 2015
  • Understorey seeks work on "extraordinary" motherhood (special needs)
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video

Understorey Magazine publishes on the theme of motherhood—defined broadly. Our Spring 2015 issue will be titled "Extraordinary: Mothering through Physical, Mental and Social Challenges." We welcome work about caring for children and adults with special needs and about motherhood with special needs. We also welcome work that explores the language of "special needs" and similar terms. Open to writers and artists who self-identify as women and live in Canada or are Canadians living abroad. Honorarium paid for accepted work. Please see full call and guidelines on our website: understoreymagazine.ca/2015/01/call-for-submissions-understoreys-extraordinary-issue/.

  • Posted February 27, 2015
  • Paradigm-Defying Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations, Audio, Video

Twelve Winters Press is seeking submissions for a print anthology of bleeding-edge creative work that combines, defies, perverts, and/or subverts existing notions of genre and idiom. Submissions must work on or with the two-dimensional printed page and should be narrative in a broad sense. See the Press's Submissions page or Submittable site for further details. twelvewinters.com

  • Posted February 26, 2015
  • Transference seeks submissions of translated poetry & accompanying commentary
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Translations

Transference, published both online and in print by the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University, invites submissions of translated poetry and accompanying commentary on the art and process of translation. We publish translations from the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, and Japanese. Read our 2014 issue and submit up to four poems with commentary at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/. The submission period for our 2015 issue closes on March 31. Contacts: David Kutzko and Molly Lynde-Recchia, Editors, at .

  • Posted February 26, 2015
  • The New Verse News is Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Literary Site
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 February 26, 2015
  • DIALOGIST is Reviewing for Vol. II, Issue IV
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography

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 February 26, 2015
  • Slipstream Seeks Poems Exploring the Theme of "Elements."
  • Deadline info Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

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 February 25, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Ninth Letter Online
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Ninth Letter is currently accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from students enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published in Summer 2015. Graduate and undergraduate students who have not yet published a book are invited to send work. Submissions are open until March 31. You may submit up to three poems, or one piece of short prose (fiction or nonfiction) of up to 3500 words; please also include a cover letter telling us which writing program you are attending. www.ninthletter.com

  • Posted February 25, 2015
  • Flyover Country Review call for submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

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/.

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