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Posted September 18, 2014


BLACKBERRY: a magazine open for submissions

Online submission deadline: Rolling

BLACKBERRY: a magazine is an online literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets. We're currently looking for poetry, (a lot of) fiction, nonfiction, spoken word, and flash. Please check out our previous issues and take a peak at our site to get a feel for what we like.


Cactus Heart Seeks Your Prickly Little Hearts

Submission deadline: Rolling

Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography & art for Issue #10 (e-Issue) and Issue #10.5 (print), both due out in December. We want spiny writing & art—sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior. Send us your prickly little hearts; make us swoon. More info: Full guidelines: Questions:


cahoodaloodaling - The Animal Becomes Us

Submission deadline: September 30, 2014

Issue #14 of cahoodaloodaling—The Animal Becomes Us—is open for submissions. We’re leaving this wide open to interpretation. Consider this your open invitation to send anything from light verse about your animal companion to speculative were-animal stories. Submissions due 9/30/14. Guest editor TBA. Issue live 10/31/14. See more information on submitting and read past issues here:


Citron Review Open for Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

At The Citron Review we are delighted by the economy of the super short form. We crave smart, tight words with emotional impact. Spare us sloppy or cute. Give us the brave shimmer. We are now accepting online submissions for our Winter 2014 Issue. To read our Fall 2014 Issue, review our submissions guidelines or to submit, visit us at:


Clockhouse opens submissions for its 2015 issue

Online submission deadline: December 1, 2014

Clockhouse, a literary journal published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2015 issue. Clockhouse is devoted to a variety of genres, publishing fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic work. Our 2014 issue showcases work by Elisabeth Frost, David Greenspan, Rinne Groff, Beth Kephart, Nancy Kricorian, Naomi Shihab Nye, Purvi Shah, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s interview of M. T. Anderson, among other terrific voices. Deadline is December 1, 2014. For submission guidelines, mission statement, and to submit your work, visit


Coe Review wants to fight for your poetry's publication.

Deadline: October 25, 2014

Coe Review, established in 1971, is a magazine that unleashes refreshing perspectives and unheard voices. We are run by an entirely undergraduate editorial staff who wants to read your poetry and fiction. We accept all forms of poetry for our fall issue, and, from our hundreds of submissions, we choose those with original forms, styles, messages, and origins. The best issues are created from a passionate staff and writers to be passionate about, and we love being able to fight for your work. More details at


Gambling the Aisle is Open for Submissions

Deadline: See Website

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 To view our latest issue visit


General Submissions Open Now

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Prairie Schooner, aims to publish the best writing available, both from beginning and established writers. In print since 1926, our quarterly issues feature short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Read the full guidelines on our website: Then send us your best.


Gravel Is Looking for Your Absolute Best Writing and Art

Online submissions accepted year-round.

We are accepting submissions of comics, graphics, art, photography, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We want work that will shake us up a bit. Work that will make us question our personal beliefs. Work that three days later will make us laugh once again. Submit here:


Hey Fictioners! District Lit Wants Your Short Stories!

Deadline: Rolling

District Lit seeking quality short stories from emerging and established writers. Read our archives to get a feel for the journal: and then send us your very best!


McNeese Review is Open for Submissions

Deadline: December 1, 2014

McNeese Review, the literary journal of McNeese State University in Louisiana, is reading submissions for Issue 52, to be released February 2015. Send in your best short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and original black and white art and photos. We value clarity of image, complex worldviews, genuine emotion, character, coherency, compression, and all the right words put in interesting combinations. Deadline is December 1, 2014. For more information, visit our submissions page at:


Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Chapbook Proposals

Submissions accepted year-round.

Neon is seeking proposals for short chapbooks and pamphlets to be published over the next few years. Neon chapbooks will be booklets of up to forty pages in length, each containing the work of a single author or poet. Pamphlets will be much shorter booklets, containing just a few poems or a short piece of prose by a single author. They will be distributed for free along with chapbooks and issues of Neon. To find out more, or to propose a chapbook or pamphlet, please fill in the webform at


Palaver welcomes interdisciplinary submissions for its Fall 2014 issue

Deadline: October 14, 2014

Palaver is the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s online interdisciplinary journal. We publish creative and academic work. Palaver is a venue for innovative work, promoting the visionary talents of contributors across an array of interests, while merging diverse academic endeavors into a forum, giving rise to a new dialogue. To learn more about Palaver, please visit our website:


Petrichor Review is open for submissions through December 31st, 2014.

Submission deadline: December 31, 2014

Now accepting short and long fiction, poetry, comics, artwork, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We like weird things, but not weird for weird's sake. Send us stuff like that. Please visit out Submittable page for details:


Posit, a journal of literature and art

Online submissions accepted year-round.

Posit publishes finely crafted contemporary poetry, very short fiction, hybrid literary forms, and visual art. We are looking for innovation, aesthetic vision, and accomplished craftsmanship. Our tastes are non-sectarian, with an interest in the experimental. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.


Scapegoat Review looking for Submissions

Scapegoat Review is a quarterly journal looking for work for its next issue. Poetry, flash fiction and flash nonfiction are welcome. We strive for work that is rare and exceptional. Both established and unpublished poets welcome. Work we like—Paul Celan, Simone Muench, Osip Mandelstam, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wilsawa Symborksa; work that captures our brain and heart. Check for guidelines.


Submit Now to Dark Matter Journal for Issue #6

Deadline December 1, 2014

Dark Matter publishes literary speculative poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, essays, and musings. We are interested in all things speculative in literature. We are not interested in anything dogmatic or mystical. Use natural metaphor to explore meaning and challenge traditional wisdom. We especially want to encourage new writers, particularly those who may not have training in writing but want to express creative explorations. Selected work will first appear on the Dark Matter blog. The best pieces will then be compiled into the first Dark Matter online journal. Visit for more information.


Vallum: Contemporary Poetry – 12:1 Surrender

Deadline: November 1, 2014

What does it mean to bend, to yield? Surrender manifests in different ways: joy, despair, a willingness to give up one’s “totality” for someone or something other than him or her self. We surrender to vices, to glory, to the divine, or to the void. How do you “surrender?” Send us your best poems! Deadline: November 1, 2014. For more information and guidelines, please visit us online:


Wild Horses: Women on Fire Series

Deadline: Rolling

ELJ Publications is publishing an annual collection exclusively written by women. We are looking for 20 writers each contributing creative works of all types, including poetry, prose, CNF, memoir, essay and/or reviews of the books written by awesome women. We are looking to share women’s stories of empowerment and triumph, everything and anything woman. Please tell us your story. We are currently accepting 1-3 longer pieces or 5-10 shorter pieces. Feel free to submit a mix of genres in each submission. We strongly encourage reprints, multiple and simultaneous submissions. All proceeds will be donated to RAINN: Rape Abuse Incest National Network.


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Temenos Journal Fall 2014 Call for Submissions

Deadline: October 25, 2014

Temenos Journal dares you to creep closer to the monsters and madness that encircle our imaginative spirit. Add to the creative legacy of visual and literary art from this very human struggle. At Temenos, we are curious about what may emerge when you knock on the demon’s door. The best submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art to our online Fall 2014 edition, Mythos, Monsters, and Madness, will be printed as a part of a double edition in spring 2015. To submit, go now to
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Accepting Submissions for Madcap 2

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Madcap Review, a semiannual online journal of art and literature, will be accepting submissions for its second issue from September 1st to October 31st. The first issue featured art by Faith47, Ever, Phlegm, and Rone, as well as writing by Marcia Aldrich, Elizabeth Inness-Brown, John Keene, Jasmine Nikki 'Nikay' C. Paredes, Alison Kinney, E.E. Lyons, and others. Madcap Review is open to all genres and does not charge for submissions.


All Genre call for the next issue of Lunch Ticket!!

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Lunch Ticket is accepting submissions for its Summer/Fall 2014 issue from the following genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Poetry, Writing for Young People, Visual Art, Translation/Multi-lingual texts & Creative Nonfiction. Translated submissions: include original work with your translation, and a document showing that you have permission to publish the original work. Original, bilingual work may be submitted under the translation category; please indicate this in your cover letter. The responsibility for clearing rights, permissions for translated works, & the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. For guidelines and submission manager, visit our website:


Allegro Poetry Magazine Call For Submissions

Email deadline: September 30, 2014

Allegro Poetry Magazine seeks to publish the best contemporary poetry. Issue 1 will be published at the beginning of October and the editor is looking for poems on the theme “New”. The deadline is 6pm British Summer Time on 30th September. For full submission guidelines go to


Apeiron Review: Seeking Visceral Work

Deadline: October 15, 2014

We're open for submissions and searching for works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography to lift us up or drag us down this winter. Our upcoming issue will be released in winter 2015, and we want words to fit the many moods of the snowy season. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. No need to send prose specific to winter; feel free to make us yearn for the distant heat of summer. Visit for submission details and to read our most recent issue.


Blue Heron Review Open Call for Submissions 9/15-12/15

Email submission deadline: December 15, 2014

Please send 3-5 poems in the body of your e-mail. (Short, poetic prose will also be considered.) No attachments, please. Left aligned, single spaced poems are preferred. Poems with “creative” use of indents, and wonky spacing within lines, are also not encouraged. Please compose the subject of your e-mail as: Submission/Blue Heron/Your Last Name. Please include an author bio of 150 words or less. Please send your very best work. We are only looking for previously unpublished poems. No simultaneous submissions. Please send all submissions to Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor at:


Call for Submissions : Dirty Chai

Submission deadline: October 5, 2014

Submissions are now open for Dirty Chai: Issue Four: Love Child. Use your beautiful, dirty minds to show us what "love child" means to you. Whether that's remnants of the past, something beautiful arising from unexpected sources, or anything else that you can think of—the ball is in your court. We want you to take the theme and run with it. Dirty Chai reads blind & seeks work that blurs genre & goes against the status quo. We are accepting works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art and photography. Head to:


Chaffin Journal Call for Submissions

Postmark deadline: October 1, 2014

The Chaffin Journal, published annually at Eastern Kentucky University, welcomes submissions of short fiction and poetry from both established and emerging writers from June 1 to October 1. Manuscripts should be submitted with SASE; fiction manuscripts should be double-spaced. All submissions and correspondence should be mailed to Robert W. Witt, editor, The Chaffin Journal, Department of English, Case Annex 467, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475-3102.


Call for Submissions: The Cumberland River Review

Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Cumberland River Review reads during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aims to maintain a regular response time of three months. We read and encourage simultaneous submissions and acquire First North American Serial Rights and the right to maintain an archive copy of accepted work online. (All other rights revert to our authors upon publication.) We nominate work for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other anthologies and prizes. As always, our hope is to feature work of moral consequence. call for prose & visual submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.

Empty Sink Publishing, an online magazine, is calling for quality prose, fiction, nonfiction, and visual media submissions that stretch the mind, defy convention, and offer a new perspective on life. We are not accepting submissions of poetry at this time. We are currently a non-paying publication, but hope to change that soon. We have an open submissions policy and publish a new issue during the first week of every other month. Our ninth issue will be available the first week in October. Please read past issues prior to submitting in order to make sure your work fits with our general themes. Read our full submission guidelines here:


The Great American Lit Mag Call For Submissions

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Online literary magazine at Inaugural Issue! The Great American Lit Mag is looking for fearless and inventive fiction and poetry. We publish quarterly. Our current reading period is from August 1st through September 30th. For information about our magazine, please visit:


Heron Tree Open for Submissions (Poetry)

Submission deadline: December 1, 2014

Heron Tree, an online journal of poetry, will accept submissions through December 1. Visit for our complete submission guidelines and to tour our archives. Accepted work will be published on the Heron Tree website and will be included in a yearly bound edition available as a print-on-demand volume.


The HerStories Project Accepting Submissions

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The HerStories Project is seeking submissions for its next collection of essays, Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle. We are looking for personal essays about women's experiences with PPD, anxiety, or other mental health struggles before or after pregnancy. Please see our website for more information.


Howl is Now Accepting Submissions!

Submissions accepted year-round.

Howl, edited by Deltona High School students, is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for our brand new online literary magazine. Please feel free to send up to five poems or art and no more than one piece of prose at a time. Our focus is an eclectic variety of work from the United States and abroad, enthusiastically welcoming international submissions. Howl is welcoming work of any theme with the focus on quality, uniqueness, and tugging on our pathos. We're looking forward to reading your great writing and sharing it with the world. Visit us at


Kudzu House Quarterly Seeks Submissions for Forthcoming Issues

Online submissions accepted year-round.

Kudzu House Quarterly (formerly Kudzu Review), a print and open access journal of southern ecological writing, seeks work that deals with environmental loss and beauty in ways that push us beyond nature writing. Our tagline is "literature of an invasive species." Regular submissions are free, and we read all forms of creative writing year-round, on a rolling basis. KHQ is now reading for 5.1 (eChapbook), 5.2 (summer creative issue), and 5.3 (Kudzu Scholar) at their new website ( We are also seeking reviews and commentary on environmental writing for our new blog, the kudzu vine (


Overtime call for submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.

Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase stories between 5,000 - 10,000 words, where work is a central theme. We pay up to $75 a story, depending on length and rights requested. We will consider previously published stories.


The Riding Light Review Seeks Submissions For Fall 2014 Issue

Deadline: October 31, 2014

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.


Seeking Horror Fiction for Special Mini-Issue

Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Riding Light Review seeks well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished fiction. For the special mini-issue, we are looking for fiction that falls within the theme of Halloween and/or horror.  We are looking for short fiction from 1000 to 7,500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words, and poetry up to 5 pages. Please read our special issue guidelines for submission.


So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Literature & Art Seeks Submissions

Deadline: October 15, 2014

So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Literature and Art seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from both emerging and established writers and artists. We love work that asks questions, inspires, takes risks, and challenges readers. We love beauty, lyricism, and engaging narratives, but also surprising and difficult new approaches to language. Submit online until October 15. We look forward to reading your work!


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Gris-Gris Literary Journal Call for Submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.

Gris-Gris: An Online Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts seeks literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for our Fall/Winter Issue. Hosted by Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Gris-Gris has published Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. Works published in past issues have also recently been selected for The Best American Poetry 2014 anthology. We accept online submissions (with a $2.00 processing fee) through our submission manager, as well as snail mail submissions with no fee. Visit our website for full guidelines:


Ashland Creek Press Seeks Work on Environment & Animal Protection

Deadline: Year-Round

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting submissions of book-length fiction and nonfiction on the themes of the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife—above all, we’re looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories. We are open to many genres (young adult, mystery, literary fiction) as long as the stories are relevant to the themes listed above. Submissions MUST be made online using the service Submittable. Visit for complete details.


Beecher’s Magazine Is Now Open for Submissions

Deadline: February 14, 2015

Beecher’s Magazine, an annual print journal produced by graduate students at the University of Kansas, seeks inimitable poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for its fifth anniversary issue. For guidelines and to submit your work, visit our Submittable page:


Call for Southeast Asian submissions

Deadline: Rolling

Anak Sastra seeks short stories (fiction or creative nonfiction), poetry, and book reviews for its 17th issue due out in late October 2014. Contributors and/or story themes must have some connection to Southeast Asia. For more information and to submit work, please visit:


A Call for Submissions: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Visual Art

Deadline: April 15, 2015

South85 Journal, an online literary journal published semi-annually by the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program, is currently accepting submissions for its 2014-2015 issues. We are seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art that demonstrates a strong voice and / or sense of place. Go to for our complete submission guidelines.


Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

Deadline: Rolling

Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger. We seek innovative, surprising fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and flash, as well as visual art in any medium. Midwesterners and women are encouraged; we always want to hear diverse voices. For more details, visit


Fourteen Hills Call for Submissions

Deadline: September 1 – December 1; March 1 – June 1

We accept the following unpublished unsolicited submissions through Submittable: poetry, short stories/novel excerpts, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, cross-genre literature/graphic stories, and visual art. The submission periods are: September 1 to December 1 for inclusion in the summer issue (released in May), and March 1 to June 1 for inclusion in the winter issue (released in December). Once published in our journal, writers may submit again after three years. Response times vary, but we will usually respond within five months.


Ninth Letter Online—Call for Submissions from Graduate & Undergraduate Writers

Deadline: November 1st

Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published Winter 2014/2015. Graduate and undergraduate students who have not yet published a book are invited to send work. Submissions will be open from September 1st to November 1st. 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.


Now reading for Conjunctions:64, Natural Causes (Spring 2015)

Deadline: February 1, 2015

Conjunctions is now reading for our May 2015 issue, Natural Causes, a collection of radical reimaginings of nature writing. Send narrative nonfiction that focuses on our environment and habitats; fictions in which landscape is an essential force, perhaps even a character; ecopoetry; and any form of provocative, innovative writing that confronts the fragility and the omnipotence of Nature. Simultaneous and electronic submissions are not accepted. Writers located outside the US should email SASEs required for response. For additional submission information, visit


Pentimento Seeking Disability-Related Submissions

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Pentimento, a literary magazine for the disability community, is accepting submissions for our Winter 2014/2015 issue. We publish disability-related essays, poetry, and fiction and artwork and photography by individuals with a disability. The writing topic for the Winter issue is “Romance,” and we’re seeking true stories regarding romance and disability. To view our submission guidelines, please visit


The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society

Deadline: 1st-15th each month

The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society is a workshop-based online literary publication that publishes nonfiction essays, short stories, and poetry. We strive to give representation to new ideas and thoughts, to challenge the reader and to question commonly accepted opinions, values, etiquette and ideas. All of the pieces you find on our site have been through our workshop process, during which the RP&D editorial staff works closely with contributors to hone their voice and help them to produce the best possible work for the reader to experience.


Split Rock Review Call for Submissions!

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Split Rock Review seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic narratives, comics, visual poems, experimental and hybrid forms for its Spring 2015 issue. We enjoy work that explores place, culture, and the natural environment, though we welcome any writing that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life. We encourage you to peruse our back issues to get a better sense of what we publish. For more information and submission guidelines visit our website:


Submissions open for The Last Line

Deadline: October 1, 2014

From the fine folks who bring you The First Line: We're going to try a little experiment. We've got a last line for you, and we want you to give us the story that ends there. We'll follow the same guidelines as The First Line (300-5,000 words), with the twist that all of your stories must end with the last line provided. If you are up to the challenge, here's your last line: Brian pocketed the note and realized it had all been worth it. For more information, and how to submit, visit our website at:


Thought Collection Publishing's Community Website -

Deadline: Rolling

We regularly accept submissions for, the webzine community for Thought Collection Publishing. The online magazine has various columns that are nonfiction in nature and cover many categories that are sure to fit all styles and topics of nonfiction work. We fully support our literary artists, so in return you get to promote yourself, your blog, your company, your books, events, etc. See how this is done at You keep the rights to your work, so do not worry about that! We are open to republishing work as well. Be a part of a growing community of artists.


Twisted Vine Accepting Submissions of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, etc.

Deadline: November 27, 2014

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal is currently accepting submissions for original and previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interview, art, photography and multimedia. We publish work that is progressive, unexpected and interdisciplinary in nature––poetry about math for example. We are looking for submissions that cross, overlap and transcend genres for our Fall 2014 issue. Twisted Vine is a biannual online literary arts journal for Western New Mexico University’s Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. Please see our submission guidelines at:


Understorey seeks poetry and prose on motherhood. Paying market.

Deadline: Rolling

Understorey Magazine seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and spoken word about motherhood. We publish online and pay $30-$50 (CAD) for accepted pieces. Understorey is a project of the Second Story Women's Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada. We publish work by women (writers who self-identify as women) and aim for diversity of experience and style. Writers must have some connection to Nova Scotia. Before submitting, please read our full guidelines at or email Thank you.


Yalobusha Review Is Accepting Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

Yalobusha Review is a journal of new writing, founded in 1995 and operated by the graduate writing program at the University of Mississippi. We seek to showcase work that alters or subverts mainstream forms of expression—work that is, in a broad sense, experimental, though that takes many forms. Now accepting submissions in poetry and fiction—visit us at for full guidelines. Submit here:


Your story is VITAL!
Seeking awesome stories featuring queer protagonists.

Deadline: Rolling

Wanted: short stories, flash fiction, poetry, comics, and art of all genres that are interesting, well-made, feature a queer protagonist, and where the focus of the story is NOT on the character's sexuality/gender. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, genderqueer, transgender, etc. Submit before Sept 25th to be part of our minizine that will be available to readers for free as a promotion for our kickstarter. After that—the first issue! (Note: anything submitted now could be in the minizine or first issue, depending on where it fits) We offer token payments of $10-$25 depending on the medium.


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American Tanka Invites Submissions of Tanka Poetry

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.


Big Muddy Literary Journal Seeks Submissions

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.


Blinders Journal Seeking Submissions For Issue Two

Online submissions accepted year-round.

Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications? We here at Blinders Literary Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets, new and advanced. We are currently reading blind submissions only for our second issue. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Once we accept your work, we will display it professionally in a digital environment.


Brickplight Issue 5 Call for Submissions

Online submission deadline: October 25, 2014

Brickplight exists to promote the exploration of unique identities through daring poetry. We will be accepting submissions for Issue 5 from September 1st, 2014 through October 25th, 2014. Please visit our site for submission guidelines:


Call for Submissions: Short Stories, Poetry, and Artwork

Submissions accepted year-round.

Digital Papercut is an online literary journal that publishes new work every day. We are seeking short story, poetry, and artwork of any theme for our second issue. We welcome fresh new writers with engaging voices, and we enjoy dark and quirky artwork. All Artists and Authors retain rights to their work. Submission is free. By submitting to DP, Artists and Authors can be published quickly, reach a larger audience online, share their published work with family and friends for free, and link their work in their online portfolios. Submission guidelines can be found at


The Cape Rock Seeks Submissions

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.


Fourth Genre Accepting Submissions

Postmark deadline: November 30, 2014

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Submissions must be postmarked between August 15 and November 30. Send Submissions to: Laura Julier, Editor, Fourth Genre, 434 Farm Lane, Rm. 234, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1033. Detailed submission guidelines available at Please read submission guidelines prior to submitting.


Glassworks Magazine Call for Submissions

Submission 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


The Healing Muse Submission Period Starts September 1, 2014

Postmark/Email submission 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:


J Journal Call for Submissions

J Journal: New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for spring and fall 2015 issues. While J's writers sometimes meet justice head on, our most resonant pieces often approach justice tangentially. J Journal has received strong notices and won a Pushcart Prize for fiction. Send previously unpublished literary fiction, poetry, or personal narratives to: Editors, J Journal, Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th St., 7th Floor, New York NY 10019. Three poems or 6000 words of prose, max. Please include email address for reply only. See for more information. Queries:


Literal Latte's Twentieth Anniversary. We Brew Great Words.

Submissions accepted year-round.

Send us stories, poems and personal essays. We believe great writing comes in all styles and subjects. Have a taste at Stories and essays up to 10,000 words. Poems up to 2,000 words each. Complete guidelines on site. Send to: Literal Latte / WordSci Inc., 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003.


LPR Accepting Submissions for Winter 2015 Food Issue

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014

Little Patuxent Review is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork for the Winter 2015 Food issue. How many tongues can you access through the language of food? How many minutes could you commune with a family at a foreign table, supported with the language of food? LPR seeks a variety of takes on the theme, from the broad issues, places, and people that “feed” you, to the ground level stories and poems that mark your daily interactions with food. Submissions will be open until November 1, 2014. Guidelines at


The New Verse News is Accepting Submissions

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 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.


Per Contra: Submissions Open for Short Fiction

Email deadline: October 15, 2014

Per Contra publishes literary fiction. We accept both flash fiction and short stories up to 4500 words. Although we publish translations, at this time we can accept only original fiction in English as submissions. Simultaneous submissions welcome. For full guidelines, please see our current issue at


PLUME: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry

Online submission deadline: Rolling

PLUME: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry is open for submissions. We publish some of the best poetry in the world, from writers both well-known and emerging: Rae Armantrout, Major Jackson, Amy Gerstler, Lisa Russ Spar, Mary Ruefle, Jim Daniels, Stuart Dybek, Andre du Bouchet tr. by Paul Auster, Mary Jo Salter, Yves Bonnefoy, Bob Hicok, and more. Please send 3-5 poems—but take a look at our guidelines first, perhaps, such as they are, or stroll through the Archives.


Slipstream Seeks Poems Exploring the Theme of "Elements."

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 (


Submit to BatCat Press!

Email submission deadline: September 30, 2014

We have extended our summer reading period till the end of September! BatCat Press publishes handbound limited editions of awesome poetry and prose. We seek to publish books, chapbooks, and broadsides that are the perfect combination of excellent writing and interesting design. Go to for more information on our process.


Under the Sun is reading for its 3rd online issue

Postmark/Email deadline: January 2, 2015

Beginning August 15 through January 2 Under the Sun will be taking creative nonfiction and single submissions only. 2013 website: New website beginning September 2014: E-mail: Address: Heidemarie Weidner, English 5053, TTU, Cookeville, TN 38505.


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Gone Lawn, a literary webjournal, seeking submissions

Submission deadline: Rolling

Imaginative, unusual and/or innovative artistic literary works are sought: fiction, prose, prose poetry and alternative narrative media (image, sound, motion). Send us your doubtful animals, your mischievous miscreants and your genuine, heartfelt meditations! We especially love mooncalves and want to see more and more of them. We're also looking for 'cover' art, and are open to proposals for novel or novella excerpts, if you have a new book you're promoting and think we might like to feature it. View our guidelines on our submission page ( No fee. Any formatting acceptable.


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Sediments Literary-Arts Journal:
Seeking Submissions For Inaugural Issue

Online submission deadline: Rolling

Sediments Literary-Arts Journal is looking for submissions for its inaugural issue. We seek to feature new and emerging writers and artists as well as the established ones who inspire them. Sediments wants to provide the perfect foundation for you to deposit your artistic style, whether it’s witty, political, controversial, faith-based or redefining reality. We are aiming for an August 31st debut, after which accepted work will be published every other Sunday. So reference our submission guidelines and submit your poems, short stories, flash fiction, or art to


Call for submissions: ON BLUE

Submission Deadline: September 26, 2014

The Filid Chapbook is looking for BLUE content. (The color, the music, the range of feeling—we're looking for explorations of the theme). We accept poetry, nonfiction, short fiction, visual art, and pretty well anything else that interests us. We are dedicated to intensive, collaborative editing. All accepted pieces will be workshopped with peers and Chapbook staff. Please feel free to browse our website for samples of work we're into.


Clockhouse opens submissions for its 2015 issue

Online submission deadline: December 1, 2014

Clockhouse, a literary journal published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2015 issue. Clockhouse is devoted to a variety of genres, publishing fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic work. Our 2014 issue showcases work by Elisabeth Frost, David Greenspan, Rinne Groff, Beth Kephart, Nancy Kricorian, Naomi Shihab Nye, Purvi Shah, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s interview of M. T. Anderson, among other terrific voices. Deadline is December 1, 2014. For submission guidelines, mission statement, and to submit your work, visit


Crab Fat Literary Magazine Call for Submissions!

Deadline: Rolling

Crab Fat Literary Magazine is reading for its 2nd and 3rd issues! Literary prose, poetry, and visual art are currently needed. Crab Fat is interested in experimental, awkward, LGBTQ, and nonlinear work. A good plot means something, but doesn’t always mean everything. Writing that evokes feeling is most important. For an extra challenge, Crab Fat loves second person POV in short fiction. Crab Fat Literary Magazine is an online quarterly. Visit for more information.


DIALOGIST is seeking original and previously unpublished work.

Online submission deadline: Rolling

DIALOGIST, a quarterly journal of poetry and art, is seeking original and previously unpublished poetry, as well as art/photography/illustration. We are a new online publication dedicated to diversity through discourse—i.e. we ask our writers to be clear, be dynamic, and start a conversation. Submissions are free.


Dirty Chai Seeks Submissions for Issue Four: Love Child

Deadline: October 5, 2014

Dirty Chai Magazine is now accepting submissions through October 5th, 2014 for our fourth issue: Love Child. Send us your best fiction, creative nonfiction/essay, poetry, and visual art that represents something beautiful from unexpected sources, remnants of the past, going against the status quo—we want to see how you have used your creative freedom to make and learn from your memories and mistakes. To read our latest issue, and to view submission guidelines, please visit


Fiction Southeast Now Accepting Submissions

Submission deadline: 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.


Flyover Country Review call for submissions

Submission deadline: Rolling

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, on Facebook at, and on Twitter @flyoverreview. Submissions can be emailed to as per our submissions guidelines:


Green Briar Review Open for Submissions

Online submission deadline: 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.


Hamilton Stone Review # 31 Now Open for Submissions

Email submission deadline: September 20, 2014

The Hamilton Stone Review, an online literary magazine, publishes two issues a year, in March and October. The submissions period for the October issue is 8-15-14 through 9-20-14. Nonfiction submissions should be emailed only to Reamy Jansen at with "HSR" in the subject line. Poetry submissions should be emailed only to Roger Mitchell at with "HSR" in the subject line. Fiction submissions should be emailed only (12 pages or fewer double-spaced) to Lynda Schor at Fiction submissions must have " HSR" in the subject line. No snail mail submissions, please.


Hawaii Pacific Review is open for submissions

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 Submissions are accepted exclusively through our online submissions manager:


The Horror of Everyday Life

Submission deadline: October 31, 2014

The Flexible Persona invites you to submit your nonfiction and fiction pieces of terror, anxiety, and horror. We invite you to face that which truly shakes you to the core, armed with the alchemy of the written word. Our themed issue is free to enter. The deadline is October 31st, and the selected works will be published online in audio format as well as in a special e-reader issue in February 2015.


ISO quality queer literary writing HMU

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.


Lackington's is open to submissions

Deadline: 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 flavour 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 to see what themes we're reading for at the moment and learn more about the kind of prose we're seeking.


Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions

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 ( and then send work in the body of an email for consideration.


Seeking Submissions for Winter 2015: "Close Weather"

Submission deadline: October 15, 2014

Is talking about the weather still a refuge for polite conversation? If we are almost continually reminded by news reports (of droughts and flash floods, wildfires and thunder-snow, ice storms and hurricanes) that weather is not a backdrop to the dramatic actions of our era, but its central player, how will the literature we make reflect this? The New Madrid editors seek submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that let the weather into the work of art and thinking. The reading period begins August 15, 2014. Guidelines:


Up the Staircase Quarterly Seeking Submissions

Online submission deadline: October 15, 2014

Up the Staircase Quarterly is seeking unique, groundbreaking, and vivid poetry for its 27th issue, due out in November 2014. Entering its 7th year, UTSQ searches for difference-makers, writers going in new directions, originals. We also publish artwork: paintings, drawings, photography, comics, etc. Up the Staircase Quarterly recently appeared in the Masters of English "100 Inspiring Sites for Poetry and Poetry Lovers." Visit for more info.


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Call for Flash Fiction Submissions: The Conium Review

Online submission deadline: October 1, 2014

The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks flash fiction. Work must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. No reading fee. Try to stay under 1,000 words. We consider traditional narratives, but we’re also interested in lists, open letters, marginalia, and miscellany. Full guidelines are available at


Call for Submission for The Prompt: The Last Payphone Issue

Deadline: Year-round

The Prompt Literary Magazine is a biannual online magazine that publishes creative work that reflects experimental and traditional work based on writing prompts and exercises. Seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, CNF, and more. All writing must be based on prompts or exercises; submissions must include the prompt they are based on. Be creative or take on our Editor’s Challenge. Current Editor’s Challenge: The Last Payphone. Accepts submissions year-round. See guidelines at


Calls for poetry submissions Three and a half point 9

Online submission deadline: September 30, 2014

Calls for submissions for the second edition of Three and a Half Point 9 poetry journal due to be published in October 2014. Our journal looks to find a home for any loose cannon, comical, absurd, or experimental poetry. All submissions are to be written in English. Send to


Care about world affairs? Politics? Cultures? Call for Submissions

The Transnational is holding its 2nd call for submissions. The magazine seeks political and social critic poetry, essays, short-shorts, abstracts, and experimental texts.We want work that can be so difficult to place—texts which constructively and creatively grapple with the political and social developments in the present and history of this world. Previous published authors and artists include Richard O'Connell, Christian Gabriel Riedl, Dariane Lane, Nicholas Komodore, Making of Maniacs and Francis Raven. For more information about how to submit, please visit: (Submissions/Get Involved).


Dialogual, the magazine exclusive to dialogue-only stories.

We publish fiction dialogue-only stories on a regular basis. We accept all genres except erotica. While the length is 350 words, leeway can be offered. As well as serialization for longer work. For the current year we only have 3 spots left for the December Christmas edition. Next year's January has only 1 spot left, while half of February's Valentine's day themed month has 2 spots left. Please read a story posted before submitting.


Microfiction Monday Magazine Call For Submissions

Onlin submission deadline: year-round

Microfiction Monday Magazine is seeking exceptional stories told in 100 words or less for publication every Monday. There are no restrictions on genre or content, just punch us in the chest with characters we can feel, images we can't get out of our heads, and stories that are complete despite their brevity. Artwork submissions are also welcome. For more information and how to submit visit


Now Accepting Submissions for Minetta Review's Fall 2014 Issue

Email submission deadline: November 15, 2014

The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—the Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work to The deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is November 15, 2014. Check out the publication's WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines:


Seeking Submissions for Inaugural Issue

Online submission deadline: October 15, 2014

Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its inaugural issue from August 15 to October 15. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We want work that braves to be, that dares to be. We encourage well-informed work where the form understands its relationship with the content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency, that beg for an ear to listen. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy.


Gravel Is Looking for Your Absolute Best Writing and Art

Online submissions accepted year-round.

We are accepting submissions of comics, graphics, art, photography, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We want work that will shake us up a bit. Work that will make us question our personal beliefs. Work that three days later will make us laugh once again. Submit here:


Workers Writer! Call for Submissions

Email/Postmark 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.


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Call for Submissions to Anthology on Illness and Gender!

Email submission deadline: October 31, 2014

Submit to anthology of essays and artworks by artists and authors who either identify as female and are writing about illness or who are exploring the role of gender in the illness experience. Submissions from any and all interested applicants welcome! Stanford University’s professor and author Valerie Miner and creative writing lecturer Harriet Clark will be selecting a winning essay to receive the first place award of $250. The anthology will be published as a free chapbook and Amazon eBook to encourage dialogue about real experiences managing illness. Submissions due by October 31, 2014. Email with submissions and questions.


damselfly press seeks submissions by women writers

Email/Online submissions accepted year-round.

damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. If you’d like to submit, please first visit our guidelines section before emailing your submission.


Fiction Fix Seeks Poetry

Online submission deadline: October 31, 2014

Fiction Fix is now accepting poetry and prose poem submissions for a summer 2015 issue of Poetry Fix. The deadline to submit is October 31, 2014. Please see the website for full guidelines:


The MacGuffin—more accepting than your overbearing relatives.

Submission deadline: Year-round

The MacGuffin needs poetry and prose for our Fall 2014 issue! Send us your best—or your worst, if that’s your thing—story and/or verse. As with every Fall issue, we’ll be announcing and featuring the work of our Poet Hunt judge for the coming year. Short form prose is okay and so is longer stuff under 5000 words. We enjoy work that evokes a time and a place with a dash of irony to keep things spicy. And of course death always makes for a good poetic subject… For full details, see or email us at


S/tick seeks fabulous feminist art and creative writing

Submission deadline: Rolling

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 visit our site and review the submission guidelines, then send us your bright and touching art, poetry, and prose with a biting feminist bent! Preference may be given to women and artists in Canada.


Submissions for Lunch Ticket’s Summer/Fall 2014 issue are now accepted!

Online submission deadline: October 31, 2014

Lunch Ticket is now accepting submissions for its Summer/Fall 2014 issue. The following genres are encouraged to apply: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Writing for Young People, and Visual Art. The deadline is set for October 31, 2014. Send us your best work! For guidelines and submission manager, visit our website:


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Emrys Journal Now Accepting Submissions for Vol. 32

Online submission deadline: November 1, 2014

Emrys Journal, published annually, accepts submissions of previously unpublished fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction August 1 - November 1 (5,000 word maximum for fiction and CNF, 3 poems maximum). Writers are charged a $3 reading fee to submit. A $250 prize is awarded to one selection in each genre. See for more information.



All About Writing: Nonfiction Essays Wanted for Blog!

Online submissions accepted year-round.

South85 Journal is seeking nonfiction essays about writing, the writing life, and other literary topics for its weekly blog. Posts should be between 250-800 words (400-600 words preferred). For examples, go to For submission guidelines, visit


Are You a Man?

Postmark/Email submission deadline: November 1, 2014

Then send us a story (nonfiction or fiction, literary or mainstream), essay, poem, cartoon or graphic, about something that happened to you that could only have happened to a man. Most importantly, your submission must show women who men are, reveal us, tell our truths. These works will encompass men’s passages, phases of life, rituals, relationships, rivalries, work, play, love, sex, wars, peace, and more. For Passions of a Man, a collection of men’s writing to be published by Vineyards Press in 2015. There is no reading fee. Published contributors will receive compensation. See for details.


Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people

Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people aged from before preschool all the way to age 18. Photography, writing, poetry, art and anything creative really is welcome. Check it out here to see how you could become published: In the future we plan to have a book with all the best contributions. Please encourage friends and fellow students to submit to our cause to encourage young people.


Call for Submissions: Star 82 Review

Submission deadline: Year-round

Star 82 Review is an art and literary online and print magazine looking for your best original unpublished work and lyrical language featuring the displaced person and the lovely oddness of everyday life. We’re looking for 6-1000 words and photos or images you’ve created that tell a story. Combinations of art and writing (erasure texts, tiny stories with photo, etc.) are also welcome. See the guidelines at:


Carbon Culture Review Call for Submissions art, lit, tech, ect.

Submission deadline: Rolling

Carbon Culture Review, a new journal at the intersection of technology, art and literature, is currently seeking unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography and visual art as well as book reviews, art reviews and articles on new technologies important to our global community. We are interested in work that crosses genres and that we can put a 'tech' or 'cultural' slant to. For more information, please visit our website at or our Submittable page at


Emerge Literary Journal Seeks Poetry/Flash Fiction For 2014

Online submission deadline: October 1, 2014

Emerge Literary Journal is an annual print journal featuring poetry and flash fiction dedicated to emerging writers and their words. Now in its 3rd year of publication, ELJ aims to publish writers who are currently emerging on the literary scene. We love, prefer free verse and flash fiction—words with passion, voice, and place. We look for succinct images and dialogue that linger, narrative that we can take with us to bed at night, ideas used in magnificent ways. Bring us your castles. Reading periods are scheduled from August 1st to October 1st. Emerge Literary Journal is published under its parent press imprint, ELJ Publications.


Fourth Genre Accepting Submissions

Postmark deadline: November 30, 2014

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Submissions must be postmarked between August 15 and November 30. Send Submissions to: Laura Julier, Editor, Fourth Genre, 434 Farm Lane, Rm. 234, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1033. Detailed submission guidelines available at Please read submission guidelines prior to submitting.


If and Only If: Call for Submissions

Email Submission deadline: October 1, 2014

If and Only If: A Journal of Body Image and Eating Disorders is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art submissions that are related to body image, the body, and eating disorders for our inaugural issue to be published in Fall 2014. We are currently an online publication, but hope to compile a print anthology in the future. Deadline for submissions is October 1st. Submit up to 6000 words of fiction/nonfiction, five poems, or three pieces of art work to For more information, please visit


Submissions open for The Blueshift Journal

Email submission deadline: September 30, 2014

We are a tri-annual publication looking for the breaks between words. Show us how our very fibers breathe together. Remind us of the days when a single word could turn an army. Give us blueshift. Any questions, email


Submit fiction and creative nonfiction to Burrow Press Review

Submissions accepted year-round.

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.


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bioStories Call for Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

bioStories, a nonfiction, people-focused literary magazine is seeking new essays that pursue our mission of "sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives." See our website for complete submission guidelines and to sample past work:


BLACKBERRY: a magazine open for submissions

Online submission deadline: Rolling

BLACKBERRY: a magazine is an online literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets. We're currently looking for poetry, (a lot of) fiction, nonfiction, spoken word, and flash. Please check out our previous issues and take a peak at our site to get a feel for what we like.


Call for Poetry or Short Prose Submissions—The Voices Project

Submission deadline: Year-round

The Voices Project, an online literary venue for women to promote social change, is taking submissions of poetry or prose. Women and girls of any age or education level are encouraged to submit. We take submissions year-round and accept poetry no longer than 2 typed double-spaced pages. Prose, no longer than 250 words. Please include a short bio (200 words or less) with your submission. Anonymous submissions and multiple submissions welcome, no more than 3. Submit through our website: OR email us at Please read our detailed submission guidelines (download) on the "Submit" page of our site.


Call for Submissions on "Slow" Theme

Email submission Deadline: October 1, 2014

North Dakota Quarterly, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, seeks contributions for a special issue on the theme of “Slow.” We invite nonfiction essays, short fiction pieces, poems, and artistic images that address or are inspired by this concept of “slow.” We are interested in perspectives from art, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and sciences, among others. Nonfiction submissions should be written for a broad audience. Length: no longer than 6,000 words, inclusive of notes. Deadline: October 1, 2014. Send electronic submissions and all inquiries to Rebecca Rozelle-Stone at:, with subject heading: “Slow Issue NDQ”.


Compose Journal—Submit to Our Fall 2014 Issue

Online submissions accepted year-round.

Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing publishes work by both established and emerging writers. Submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or artwork to be considered for our Fall 2014 issue. Guidelines can be found here:


The Drunken Odyssey Needs Personal Essays on Beloved Books

The Drunken Odyssey, an amazing writing podcast, needs personal essays for its “Book that Changed my Life” segments. Send pitches for essay ideas to For approved pitches, essays should be between 500 and 800 words. The format is to discuss what was going on in your life when you encountered the book, what about the book affected you so much, and close retrospectively with your life now, after having had the book become a part of you. Accepted essays will be read by the authors (when possible) and paired with music. For examples, check out the podcast at


Loud Zoo is open for submissions!

Deadline: Rolling

They used to put us away into institutions. When they tired of us or we spoke up. They didn't view us as equals. We are not so far removed from the lunatics of our namesake. Loud Zoo is a socially conscious magazine from Bedlam Publishing—oft-muted outsiders offering another perspective in a sea of similarities. Send visual art, social commentary/civil unrest, fiction, non. Tell us a story we've never heard. Introduce us to new histories, experiences and ideas. We don't fit archetypes and we're not interested in furthering them. Rattle the chains of patriarchy, corporatocracy, classism, and other social disease.


Pithead Chapel Seeks Gutsy Narratives

Submission deadline: Rolling

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, hybrid, etc.). Please visit us at to learn more about our submission guidelines.


Turn:Turn:Turn: A Season of Short Short Stories

Deadline: Rolling

Turn:Turn:Turn is new annual series promoting flash fiction one season at a time in both print and e-book format. This series will be presented in four volumes containing 13 authors with a mini flash fiction collection of seven stories each for a total of 91 days of fiction. We want quality fiction that grabs us and doesn’t let go. Stories we wish we had written. We’re looking for stories with momentum. We want voice, experimental, you name it. Take our breath away! Send us no less than seven stories not to exceed 750 words a story. Reprints, multiple and simultaneous submissions are welcome. We will read all year.



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