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  • Posted April 28, 2015
  • Fabulous Feminist Creative Writing and Artwork
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, but it's exactly what S/tick is looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy. Please send us your bright and touching art, poetry, and prose with a biting feminist bent. Preference will be given to women and artists in Canada, though if neither of these red dresses fits you, simply ensure you redress something of interest to women! s-tick.tumblr.com

  • Posted April 28, 2015
  • The Cossack Review: Summer Submissions Open for Issue 5
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 20, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

TCR accepts submissions all year round; this spring and summer, we are reading for Issue #5. Our focus is on observant and insightful stories, nonfiction, and poetry that will last. We are particularly seeking translation, fiction, essay, and poetry submissions at this time. We are a print and online publication founded in 2012, and our goal continues to be to create meaningful, funny, persistent reading experiences. Visit www.thecossackreview.com for more.

  • Posted April 27, 2015
  • DUENDE Literary Call for Submissions Issue #3
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Please send your short prose, poetry, hybrid work, translations, collaborations, and visual art to DUENDE, the online literary journal of Goddard College’s BFA in Writing Program. DUENDE seeks authenticity and soulfulness, earthiness and expressiveness, diversity and truth. Submissions for the Fall 2015 issue accepted until May 15, 2015. Visit duendeliterary.org to see our current issue and complete submission guidelines. All submissions are free.

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

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 April 27, 2015
  • Tech, Art & Lit Journal Seeking All Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Carbon Culture Review is an innovative new tech, art & lit journal seeking prose, poetry, art, essay, translations, reviews, interviews, and multimedia submissions. There is a small submission fee. We are also seeking poetry film submissions for our $1000 annual contest judged by Zata Kitowski, director of PoetryFilm. Guidelines can be found here: carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted April 27, 2015
  • Clementine Poetry Journal: call for submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Clementine Poetry Journal publishes a small selection of poetry each month online and a companion printed journal twice a year. Poets we’ve recently featured include: Thomas Zimmerman, Yu-Han Chao, Corey Mesler, Anne Britting Oleson, and William Doreski. We’re drawn to well-crafted poems that are attentive to language and music—whether formal, free verse, language/experimental, or prose poem. Fast response times, usually within a week or two. A $3 submission fee helps defray expenses of publishing the annual volume and sending a free copy to contributors. Read our guidelines and currently posted work at clementinepoetryjournal.com.

  • Posted April 27, 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/.

  • Posted April 27, 2015
  • bioStories New Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

bioStories is an on-line 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.” 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. We are also currently looking for artwork and cover art that reflects our literary focus. Full submission guidelines are available by visiting: www.biostories.com.

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: The Boiler
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its Summer 2015 issue. Submissions close May 15, 2015. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit: www.theboilerjournal.com/guidelines. The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Published quarterly, our recently published authors include: Eloisa Amezcua, Dalton Day, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Lane Falcon, Jennifer Givhan, Angie Macri, Jenny Molberg, Caitlin Thomson, Jonathan Travelstead, Jeanann Verlee, Alyssa Nicole Aninaig, Tamas Dobozy, Tal Abbady.

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • Rose Metal Press Seeks Art/Text and Prose Poetry Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Book

Rose Metal Press, an independent publisher of hybrid genres, seeks full-length (48+ pages) art-and-text works in any genre and/or full-length prose poetry collections both linked and unlinked. Single or multi-author submissions accepted. Submission period from May 1 to June 1, 2015 through Submittable. $15 reading fee. Full details at www.rosemetalpress.com.

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • Arroyo Literary Review Call for Submissions (Issue 8)
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Arroyo Literary Review is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation. Our submission period is now open—we are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and translation for our eighth issue! Open reading period from December 1 to May 31. No email submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines: arroyoliteraryreview.com.

  • Posted April 23, 2015
  • We want your prose! Call for fiction and micro CNF
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

District Lit is reading short stories of less than 7,000 words and micro (flash) creative nonfiction. Fiction stories are read year-round; read the journal to get an idea of what we like. We are also seeking a micro CNF to feature in a monthly column, open to all topics, prefer suggestive style that is less literal. Query or visit DistrictLit.com for guidelines!

  • Posted April 23, 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 April 22, 2015
  • The Screaming Sheep Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Screaming Sheep is now open year round for submissions! Send up to 10 pieces (up to 800 words per piece) to Walt Wolfman at . For more information and to read past issues, check out our website: screamingsheepmag.com.

  • Posted April 22, 2015
  • The Great American Lit Mag Call for Submission
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Great American Lit Mag is an online lit mag seeking bold new work for its fourth issue. We publish quarterly. Please visit www.thegreatamericanlitmag.com for more info.

  • Posted April 22, 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.submishmash.com/submit. To view our latest issue visit www.gamblingtheaisle.com/

  • Posted April 21, 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 April 21, 2015
  • Call for Panel Proposals
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

The 2015 Other Words Conference wants to see your panel proposal! Be a part of the banter November 5-7 among today’s writers, editors, and publishers in the architecturally inspiring rooms and halls of Flagler College. Featured writers are NPR personalities and creative powerhouses Jacki Lyden and Ed Ward. Explore the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, FL, and participate in friendly readings, panels, roundtables, manuscript consultations, and workshops. We prefer panels that focus on this year’s theme, Music, and on writers and writing. No academic papers, please. Submit to Lisa Lanser Rose and Rick Campbell .

  • Posted April 21, 2015
  • Sliver of Stone Magazine: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

We are a biannual, online literary magazine (www.sliverofstonemagazine.com) dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe. We're now looking for submissions for our 11th issue! Deadline: July 15, 2015.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • HOUND seeks submissions for Issue No. 2
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

HOUND literary journal seeks submissions for its second issue. We tend to lean toward more experimental, hybrid work, though all forms of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and cross-genre work will be considered. We are also looking for "cover art" and interviews with great writers or literary community organizers. Check out our submission guidelines: houndlit.com.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Rhino Poetry Magazine 2016 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

RHINO is an annual beautiful print journal with significant online content. We’re now open for general submissions for our 2016 issue! General submissions accepted April 1 – August 31; We accept only one submission per submitter each reading period. Our editors look for the very best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation and flash-fiction. We welcome all styles of poems, and value work that is well-crafted, reflects passion, originality, engagement with contemporary culture, and a love affair with language. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit rhinopoetry.org.

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Mom-Lit Anthologies Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Call for submissions: Two mom-lit anthologies 1) My Mom Body: Reflections on Body Image and Motherhood, and 2) Reflections on Raising a Child With Special Needs. Essay/creative nonfiction/flash memoir/poems/lists/stories of 700-2000 words. Mom/family themed (some swearing is acceptable) and can be humorous, serious, or sentimental. Previously published on a blog or periodical OK (we hold non-exclusive copyright). DEADLINE: June 1st. monkeystarpressbooks.com/call-for-submissions

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • Cargo Lit Reads for Travel Essays that seek a Home
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Cargo Literary is a nonfiction journal that seeks writing focusing on passage and transformation for their third 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. Deadline: June 15th, 2015. Begin the journey with us. www.cargoliterary.com

  • Posted April 20, 2015
  • DIALOGIST is Reviewing for Vol. II, Issues IV & 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 April 20, 2015
  • Two Cities Review Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

New online literary review seeks submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry up to 3,000 words. Two Cities Review seeks high-quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction that bridges the gap between forms, genres, or realities. We accept simultaneous submissions and will consider work for the blog if the issue is full. You may submit multiple pieces at once as long as the total word count is not over 3,000. Visit twocitiesreview.com/submit for more info.

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