Unexpected truths are discovered throughout this issue, in all genres. Sometimes the truth can be hard to swallow and in other cases, revelations are surprisingly sweet. Kaleidoscope magazine publishes literature and artwork that creatively explore the experience of disability. Submit your best work to us today! Visit our website and view our flyer for more information.
We invite Northern California authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts. All manuscripts will be read blind. Sixteen Rivers values diversity. We encourage poets of color, young poets, and LGBTQ writers to submit. Sixteen Rivers Press is a shared-work collective, with a three-year commitment. PDF email submissions from November 1, 2022 to February 1, 2023. View flyer and see complete guidelines on our website.
New independent publisher Dark Onus Press and fledgling literary magazine Dark Onus Lit will open to submissions on January 1, 2023! They will be open to submissions of dark-themed works year-round and do not charge a reading fee.
Learn more about Dark Onus Press and Dark Onus Lit.
Deadline: November 30, 2022
The Tower magazine is open for submissions from undergraduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities within the U.S. Send us your poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, and visual art! Our open-ended theme for the 2023 edition is Patchwork, which for us connotes crafting, patience, attention, salvage, repair, diversity, togetherness, endurance—and more! Show us what Patchwork means to you! View flyer and visit website for more information.
Faith journal The Unmooring is currently accepting submissions of writing, art, and photography from women and female-identifying persons. All issues chosen for publication in Issue 5 will receive a $50 stipend.
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Celebrations of Healing is an anthology currently seeking autobiographical stories of meaningful, uplifting, sensual and/or erotic moments of intimacy and discovery by those who have previously experienced sexual abuse.
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Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose publishes three issues a year, two online and one print. They are currently open to submissions of poetry, craft essays, fiction, hybrid work, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction for their 2023 issues.
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The Common, the award-winning literary journal based at Amherst College, is announcing an open call for writing submissions from the farmworker and farm laborer community—the migrant, seasonal, and often immigrant laborers who make up much of the US agricultural workforce—to be published as a special portfolio in the fall of 2023.
The Common invites work from current and former farmworkers of all ages, as well as those raised in farmworker families who experienced the stories and effects of this work through their parents or other relations. This portfolio offers space to work that voices the diversity of farmwork and farmworkers and their wide range of experiences: the physical, emotional, and financial struggles, the dangers and injustices, but also the rituals and celebrations, and the profound strength, skill, ingenuity, and resilience that are essential to this life.
This portfolio will be edited in collaboration with guest co-editor Miguel M. Morales, a Lambda Literary Fellow and an alum of VONA/Voices and of the Macondo Writers Workshop who grew up in Texas working as a migrant and seasonal farmworker.
Submissions close February 1, 2023. Payment for accepted work is $200 for prose pieces and $40 per poem.
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The literary magazine from Riverside Community College MUSE Literary Journal is currently accepting submissions for its 2022 open reading period. They especially looking to publish work from under- or misrepresented groups. Submissions open through December 15.
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Nonprofit Third Street Writers has announced they are launching their very own literary magazine – Third Street Review. They are currently accepting submissions for the inaugural issue. They are a paying market and welcome work from writers and artists from all cultural backgrounds and experience levels.
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Applause is an international undergraduate literary journal. They are currently seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and cross-genre work for Issue 33: (In)Evitable Ending. $3 fee. They are a paying market.
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The newly launched ISSUED: Stories of Services is accepting submissions of stories by active-duty military, veterans, and family members in the form of poetry and flash prose. Appropriately, the deadline is Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2022. Editors hope for works that express the “spectrum of experiences within military life, including gender and sexuality, BIPOC voices, physical and mental health combat, enlisting and separating, family and relationships, and reintegration into society.” The publication also welcomes visual art in any genre. ISSUED is supported by the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement at Arizona State University. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the publication’s website.
Actual Left Publications (formerly Xi Draconis Books) is open to submissions of fiction and nonfiction on a year-round basis. All submissions can be made through their online submissions manager. There is no fee.
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LIGHT has announced that it is accepting submissions for Issue 2 of LIGHT Journal, a biannual literary journal in public health. There is no fee to submit. Prize money will be give to the top three writers in each category. Enter by November 1, 2022.
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Based at the University of Michigan – Flint, Qua was founded over 50 years ago. They are currently accepting submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual arts, and photography from writers and artists living in Michigan for the Fall 2022 issue. No fee to submit. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more. Last month to submit!
Online literary magazine Plant-Human Quarterly reads submissions that explore the myriad ways writers manifest their relationship to the botanical world year-round. Past contributors include Ellen Bass, Forrest Gander, Kimiko Hahn, and Arthur Sze. Learn more about their submission guidelines and accepted genres by stopping by their ad in the NewPages Classifieds.
Deadline: October 15, 2022
The fight for social justice, reproductive rights, and the environment has been ongoing and yet the moment calls for an urgent and sharp response. The artist is to illuminate darkness and make the world better. We need submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art that expresses resistance and collective democratic worldbuilding, worlds with justice as a reality. View flier or visit website to learn more.
Sans. PRESS, a new indie publisher from Ireland, is looking for short stories for their newest anthology, INTO CHAOS. Open to all genres and writers, we want unexpected stories that show us new layers to reality! Free to submit and selected writers will be offered €150 for stories. View flier or Visit website to learn more.
Woodcrest, the literary journal of Cabrini University, announces their reading period is now open through November 1 (or until their limit is reached). They aim to publish work that surprises and challenges the human experience and encourage writers to reach their past issues before submitting. There is no fee. See their full ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.
Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine, a student-run publication from the University of Michigan-Flint, is accepting submissions for its Fall 2022 issue. Writers need to reside in the state of Michigan to submit. Send work by October 2, 2022.
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In this issue you’ll find nuggets of contentment as authors share stories of disability and the connections they experience with those who travel this journey with them. A pioneer in its field, Kaleidoscope magazine publishes literature and artwork that creatively explore the experience of disability. Submit your best work to us today! Visit our website or view our flyer for more information.
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Rolling submission deadline.
Divot Poetry wants to read your poems for Issues 5 and 6. We value fresh imagery and startling ways to describe the human condition. See our submission guidelines for full information. We look forward to reading your poetry; you inspire us. View flyer or visit website to learn more.
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Interim is open to submission for its 2022 print issue through September 1. They are interested in work devoted to music that isn’t so much “about” music, but rather “enacts or composes” it. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds for more information.
Divot Poetry is reading for Issues 5 and 6. We value fresh imagery and startling ways to describe the human condition. See our submission guidelines for full information. We look forward to reading your poetry. Rolling submission deadline. View flyer or visit website to learn more.
Carve accepts submissions all year round, from anywhere in the world. We pay the writers we publish ($100 for fiction; $50 for nonfiction/poetry) and have generous word count limits: up to 10,000 for fiction/nonfiction and 2,000 for poetry. We publish all three genres in print, and fiction is also published online. Submit your best work today! View flyer for more details.
Creative Nonfiction magazine is accepting submissions for their Sunday Short Reads email—previously unpublished work up to 1,000 words, with a deadline of August 1. Managing Editor Hattie Fletcher offers this editorial tip: “We’re open to stories on any subject, any style, but one of the questions we ask ourselves before accepting a story is, ‘Would we feel good about emailing this out to 8,500+ readers first thing on a Sunday morning?'” There is a $3 submission fee, waived for subscribers; pays $50 on publication, and all submissions are also considered for publication in CNF magazine.
Broadsided Press started Broadsided Responds to show support and solidarity in response to global crises. Dear Queer: Letters in Solidarity with LGBTIQ+ Youth seeks to “stand with the LGBTIQ+ community and all those who call them/us family.” Writers are invited to share “short works that reach out toward any – past or present, self or other – who has needed support, solace, or a sense of being seen and known . . . writing from voices who might wish to speak to their own younger selves (and, by extension, the younger selves of today).” Poems of 30 lines or less or flash prose under 300 words with the title “Letter to my __________” that provide hope, solace, pathways, and a sense of solidarity are welcome through July 4, 2022. There is a $3 VOLUNTARY entry fee, but please see the incredible work this all-volunteer organization has done over the years and support financially if you can.
Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks submissions for a special expanded anniversary edition of I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse. They are looking for pandemic-era stories dramatically and vividly written by and about nurses which examine the complex and essential role nurses of all kinds have played in providing care and guidance for patients and families, as well as the ways in which the pandemic has affected both individuals and the healthcare system. Previously unpublished, narrative form, with scenes, description, vivid characters, and a distinctive voice, 1000-4000 words. This is a paying market. All submissions will be considered for the book and might also be considered for other CNF projects. There is no submission fee for this category. Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2022.
Committed to sharing stories that need to be told, Memoir Magazine is accepting memoir and creative nonfiction by writers of African descent – all writers of the African Diaspora, regardless of country of origin or residence – for their upcoming anthology Black Memoirs Matter. “Our goal,” the editors say, “is to chronicle the global Black Experience through memoir. At the same time, we are looking for universal truths that transcend race, like mental health, self-love, parenting, etc.” Submissions should be 500-4k words, written in the first person, with simultaneous and previously published works welcome. “We seriously encourage emerging and unpublished writers to apply.” Acceptance pays $50 honorarium and a print version of the anthology. There is a $25 fee with all entries also considered for standard nonfiction publication in Memoir Magazine. Deadline: August 31, 2022.
Divot reads on a rolling basis and is currently reading poetry for our summer issues! Please send us your best work. We would love to read up to 6 poems. Also, check out our Divot Poetry Chapbook Contest ending June 15, 2022. See our submission and contest guidelines. We can’t wait to hear from you! Visit website.
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Now entering its tenth year, The Fictional Cafe is open for submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Rolling submissions deadline, there is no fee to submit. You do, however, have to become a member of their Coffee Club. It’s free to join.
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This is the last month to submit work to online literary magazine Oyster River Pages for their annual issue. They seek work that stretches both creative and social boundaries and particularly seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically de-centered or marginalized. They also highlight new voices in their Emerging Voices in Poetry and Fiction. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Don’t forget Able Muse is currently accepting submissions for their forthcoming issue, Winter 2022/2023. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read their guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.
Deadline: October 15, 2022
The Kings River Review publishes artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of current 2-year community college students. Submission Deadlines: October 15 for the fall issue and April 1 for the spring issue. Submission requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; creative nonfiction and fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to kingsriverreview.com for full submission guidelines.
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions for our annual issue that stretch creative and social boundaries. In addition to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts, we also seek to promote new voices in our Emerging Voices Poetry and Emerging Voices Fiction sections. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically de-centered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.
Deadline: May 1, 2022
Leaders Igniting Generational Healing and Transformation (LIGHT) is calling for submissions of art, letters, stories, poetry, and other creative works for the first issue of our biannual literary journal in public health. We invite everyone to share their lived experiences of healing and health as a way to connect with each other using the dialogue, expressions, and language that you resonate with best. The deadline to submit is by May 1, 2022. Prize money (1st: $500, 2nd: $375, 3rd: $125) will be given to the top three contestants of each category. To learn more, please visit light4ph.org.
Although March is coming to a close, there’s still time to make the Cave Wall: A Literary Journal of Poetry and Art March-April 2022 submission deadline. To help guide writers through the process, Cave Wall shared this FAQ with us:Continue reading “Cave Wall Open Submissions FAQs”
Atmosphere Press is currently seeking book manuscripts from diverse voices. There’s no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.
Deadline: April 30, 2022
We all have them! Those eccentric, goofy, wacky, lovable, and oh-so-fun family members—the ones we tell all the stories about. They could be a parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. Share your true stories and poems about those family members. With love and appreciation, please. No mean-spirited stories wanted. If we publish your piece, you will be paid $200 plus 10 free copies of the book. Writing guidelines and more info at www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics.
If a reader signs up to 50 Give or Take, they will receive daily micro fiction of fifty words or less straight into their inbox. Despite popular opinion, the name 50 Give or Take doesn’t refer to the number of words in the story. It is a metaphor for what we, as readers and writers, give and take emotionally from the written word. Do you write flash fiction? Then submit! We publish all accepted stories in a print collection every November 6. All you have to do is submit your story, one-line bio, and vertical photo of yourself. Info here: vineleavespress.com/50-give-or-take.html.
Deadline: April 1, 2022
The Kings River Review publishes artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of current 2-year community college students. Submission Deadlines: April 1 for the spring issue and October 15 for the fall issue. Submission requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; creative nonfiction and fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to kingsriverreview.com for full submission guidelines.
Deadline: May 1, 2022
It may be March, but at Chicken Soup for the Soul we are still thinking about the magic of Christmas. Share your winter holiday memories and traditions with our readers, from the heartwarming to the hilarious. Everything from Thanksgiving, to Hanukkah, to Christmas, to New Year’s. Be sure the stories are “Santa safe” so we don’t spoil the magic for precocious readers! If we publish your piece, you will be paid $200 plus 10 free copies of the book. Writing guidelines and more info at www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics.
February is officially over with after Monday. It doesn’t seem possible. Don’t let the shortest month of the year deter your writing goals! Check out all the submission opportunities featured on NewPages this past week while enjoying our new virtual duds. Don’t forget newsletter subscribers get early access to these opportunities and to our monthly eLitPak, so subscribe today if you haven’t already.Continue reading “Weekly Round-up of Calls & Contests :: February 26, 2022”
Deadline: March 10, 2022
Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. Until March 10, we’ll be accepting submissions for our Spring 2022 issue Navigations: A Place for Peace. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. Visit website.
With February half over, how are your submissions goals going? Don’t let them wane. Check out the submission opportunities featured on NewPages this past week. Plus, stay tuned for the February eLitPak fliers being posted to the blog today! Don’t forget newsletter subscribers get early access to ads and eLitPaks, so subscribe today!Continue reading “Weekly Round-up of Calls & Contests :: February 18, 2022”
Deadline: March 18, 2022
Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine is a student-run publication of the University of Michigan-Flint. Founded over 50 years ago, we are currently in the process of returning to a biannual publishing schedule. We invite submissions of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Arts, Photography, et cetera, from anyone currently living in the state of Michigan. No submission fees. For the all-digital Winter issue, all submissions must be made by March 18th, 2022 here: go.umflint.edu/quamagazinesubmission.
Deadline: April 15, 2022
Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for true personal, heartwarming and powerfully moving stories about extraordinary events and happenings that will make our readers say “Wow!” This book is for everyone who loves to hear about miracles, amazing coincidences, and mysterious and unexplainable things that have happened for no apparent reason. We do not intend for this book to be specifically religious—it is for everyone. If we publish your piece, you will be paid $200 plus 10 free copies of the book. Writing guidelines and more info at www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics
If a reader signs up to 50 Give or Take, they will receive micro fiction of fifty words or less delivered daily straight into their inbox. Despite popular opinion, the name 50 Give or Take doesn’t refer to the number of words in the story. It is a metaphor for what we, as readers and writers, give and take emotionally from the written word. Do you write flash fiction? Then submit! We publish all accepted stories in a print collection every November 6. All you have to do is submit your story, one-line bio, and vertical photo of yourself. Info here: vineleavespress.com/50-give-or-take.html.
Storm Cellar seeks new and amazing writing and art for its spring issue! We are a journal of safety and danger, in many senses, in print and e-book formats since 2011. Send secrets, codes, adventures, mad experiments, and wild things. Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, border-straddling, poor, and other marginalized authors encouraged, bonus points for a Midwest connection. Now paying; limited no-fee submissions available each month. Full guidelines and F.A.Q. at stormcellar.org/submit.