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  • Posted October 19, 2017
  • Short Shorts
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for short fiction and nonfiction for the theme Short Shorts. We want short pieces of 200 to 500 words on any topic, in any format, and in any tone. We’re looking for silly, funny, and wacky stories, serious, earnest, and sweet stories, and stories in non-traditional formats like a letter from kids or animals, a funny “How To” guide, or a silly quiz for kids to take. Works by and about people of color, LGBTQAI+ people, and other marginalized peoples are especially welcome. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9

  • Posted October 19, 2017
  • Palooka's Open
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've published writers, artists, and photographers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Austria. Always seeking unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narratives, comic strips, artwork, and photography. Give us a shot! We promise not to hit back. Submissions open year-round. $2.50 submission fee. www.palookamag.com

  • Posted October 18, 2017
  • This Side of the Divide Anthology Seeks Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction by emerging and established authors exploring the United States West. We’re seeking fresh, original views of the western U.S. Our aim is to capture this region’s unique essence in all of its cultural and geographic diversity. Selected writers will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a payment of $100. Stories should be 3,000-5,000 words, and will need to be submitted no later than October 31st, 2017. Please visit baobabpress.com/submissions for details.

  • Posted October 18, 2017
  • Dirty Paws Poetry Review Seeking Poetry for First Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

We're looking for poetry of any and all styles and voices. Poetry that breaks open its subject to reveal value. Poetry that is unafraid of facing the truth and unashamed of having hope. Check out our submission guidelines for full details on how to submit: dirtypawspoetry.com.

  • Posted October 18, 2017
  • The Tishman Review's Fourth Anniversary Issue!!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review is reading for its fourth anniversary issue, due out January 2018. We publish short fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We charge a submission fee except for our Fee Free days held every reading period. We also offer feedback, a now popular option. Our journal is published in three formats: online, ebook, and print. We nominate our authors for awards (and sometimes they win!). We love humor, weirdness, magical realism, realist, strong voices, narrative arcs, diversity, and the concrete over abstract poetry. Please see our full guidelines: thetishmanreview.com and follow us on Twitter @tishmanreview.

  • Posted October 18, 2017
  • Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Quality Writing about the Natural World
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

  • Posted October 17, 2017
  • Broken Ribbon Seeks Short Fiction, Poetry, and Visual Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon is seeking submissions to its inaugural edition. The journal will go to print in December of 2017, and will publish certain features online throughout the year. All accepted contributors receive two copies of the journal, and promotion via our outreach platforms. We accept works of any form, genre, or art style. We seek short stories and poems that are raw, honest, gritty—from any world, planet, time period, reality, or dimension. We look for works that make us pause or produce an emotion in the reader. There is a $3 processing fee for all general submissions. To read the full submission guidelines, please visit www.brokenribbon.com/general-submissions/.

  • Posted October 17, 2017
  • All Genres Created Equal at the GNU!
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The motto of the GNU literary journal is "All Genres are Created Equal." We accept traditional literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; but we are also friendly to genre fiction, YA literature, short plays, comics, photography, and writing that defies classification. The GNU is an biannual online literary journal run by the MFA students at National University. We never charge a submission fee. Please see our submission guidelines for details: gnujournal.com/submissions/. Deadline for submissions is December 15th, 2017.

  • Posted October 17, 2017
  • FLARE: The Flagler Review Looking for Your Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Chapbook

FLARE: The Flagler Review is looking for evocative, compelling fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and artwork for its Spring 2018 edition. Want to be part of it? Submissions are now being accepted. FLARE is the award-winning literary journal at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. We seek new, up-and-coming, and established writers and artists. For more information, visit theflaglerreview.com. To submit entries, visit: flaglerreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • The Absurdist Seeks Peculiar Flash Fiction & Illustrations
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Absurdist is a small monthly periodical of absurdist flash fiction and illustrations, printed and distributed in Portland, Oregon and shared digitally around the world. We are looking to publish your oddest, most peculiar flash fiction (<1000 words) and illustrations. Let your work be farcical, let it be unsettling, let it be both. For content, we ask only that it be cohesively and creatively nonsensical. If you’re interested, take a look at our previous issues, review our guidelines at the website provided, and submit away! absurdistmag.com/submit

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • Temenos Journal Fall 2017 Open Call
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 17, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Temenos announces open call for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art and photography! We will accept and publish the very best submissions in our upcoming Fall 2017 edition. This edition will be published online, as well as printed alongside our Spring 2018 edition. Fee for submission is $4. Submission deadline is November 17th, 2017. Submission inquiries can be directed to . www.temenosjournal.com

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • Captivating Cityscapes
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Spider (for ages 6-9) and Ladybug (for ages 3-6) are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes for the theme Cityscapes. Cities are unique places where millions of people live. Take us underground to ride the subways, into back alleys and apartments, and up in the world’s tallest skyscrapers. We want stories that travel by railroad and across pavement. We’d like to see quirky nonfiction about the world’s biggest cities in the world and fantastic fictional cities. Works by and about people of color, LGBTQAI+ people, and other marginalized peoples are especially welcome. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • Submit Your Work for Our First National Issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Sand Hills, Augusta University's premiere little magazine, has been committed to publishing the highest quality of creative writing and visual artwork since 1973. Formerly an AU student-only publication, Sand Hills now seeks the best work created by all U.S. residents. All submissions are read blind. A $200 prize will be awarded in the following genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art. sandhillsmagazine.submittable.com

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • The WAiF Project Accepting Submissions for Inaugural Issue: CHOICE
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The WAiF Project is a not-for-profit online journal that publishes creatively-written, true stories about moving around in today's world, and bumping into other people. WAiF's inaugural issue will explore the concept of CHOICE within migration. Why and how was the choice made to leave one home for another? Perhaps choice is only an illusion? Tell us a story about when you did—or did not—have the choice to move. Accepting English and Spanish translations. Visit www.thewaifproject.org/guidelines for more info.

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • Call For Submissions from Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young female-identified writers and artists, ages 14 through 21, to submit their work for consideration for the second issue. We believe that girls’ voices can and do transform the world for the better. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication the rights return to you. We publish annually. Send your best art and writing, in English or English translation, to by January 1, 2018. Please include a note that mentions your age and where you’re from and briefly describes the work. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • 45th Parallel Magazine is Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

45th Parallel, a literary magazine run by Oregon State University’s MFA and MA students, seeks work by established and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms, and visual art with an eye toward promoting diverse voices and talents within (and without) each genre. We seek writing that pulses with life, blood, and guts—work whose rhythm we can set our hearts to. 45th Parallel’s submissions period runs from October - March. For more on our submissions guidelines check out our website: 45thparallelmag.com/submissionguidelines.

  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • great weather for MEDIA: Anthology Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Anthology

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental. Submission period October 15 through January 15. For full details, please visit www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/.

  • Posted October 12, 2017
  • Kennesaw State University's The Crambo Call for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 7, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

The Crambo is coming! Kennesaw State University will release its inaugural literary magazine, The Crambo, in Spring 2018. It will feature outstanding writing and artwork in the following genres: Fiction, Poetry, Screenplays/Plays, Creative Nonfiction, and Art/Photography/Mixed Media. Currently enrolled graduate students are welcome to submit their work by November 7, 2017. Authors retain all rights to original work. No submission fee. Further information and guidelines can be found here digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/thecrambo/policies.html.

  • Posted October 12, 2017
  • Pitch Your Text Object & Artist Book Ideas to Container
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

Have a set of poems you’d like to see published as a map? A short story collection that begs to be presented in a recipe card box? A series of essays you dream of being printed on balloons? Submit your work and creative pitch to Container, a press dedicated to publishing text objects and artist’s books. Selected pieces are published in limited run editions, produced by Container in consultation with the author. Learn more at acontainer.co/open-container.

  • Posted October 12, 2017
  • Gambling the Aisle Seeks Submissions for an All-Women’s Edition
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 2, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Gambling the Aisle is now accepting submissions for its first All-Women’s edition. The pages of issue 13 will be dedicated to, and filled by, female artists and writers of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and other genre-bending creations. If you identify as a woman, please visit our Submittable page (gamblingtheaisle.submittable.com/submit) for more information and to submit.

  • Posted October 12, 2017
  • Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Audio
  • Type Literary Site

Second Hand Stories is a podcast that features short works of fiction, submitted and written by you, to be read aloud on our show. Check out our guidelines at secondhandpodcast.com/guidelines to get a sense of what we're looking for. We accept any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 1,500 and 5,000 words). Flash fiction writers interested in contributing should contact us, but we are not taking submissions at this time. Please practice reading your story aloud to ensure it flows as well verbally as it does on the page. Thanks for submitting!

  • Posted October 11, 2017
  • No 45 A Stone Soup Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 11, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

In one day, with one vote, our lives changed with the election of the 45th President of the United States. The impact of that event was felt worldwide and just as deeply within the LGBTQ community. Now we are looking for lesbian fiction short stories that convey how our lives have been impacted by this election. We are looking for short stories about our hopes, dreams, nightmares, from the perspective of those of us who have lived through these attitudes before, and those of us who never experienced it till now. We'll heal through our stories. stonesoupcommunity.com/calls-for-submission/

  • Posted October 11, 2017
  • Submit and Subscribe to Junto Magazine
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

Junto Magazine accepts art and literature submissions for our creative expressions magazine. Entering our third year, we believe in the strength of collaboration and critique. All submitters, regardless of acceptance status, receive an editorial evaluation of their piece which includes personalized feedback, suggestions, and insight into the publishing potential of their individual work. We also conduct and publish interviews and technical articles pertaining to art and literature. A modest reading fee has been implemented to support our editors' evaluations of your work. If you are interested in perfecting and publishing with Junto Magazine, visit us at www.juntomagazine.com.

  • Posted October 11, 2017
  • Jokes Review Is Accepting Fiction, Poetry, Art Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Jokes Review is a literary journal based in Northern California. Submit your best and most outrageous fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art for our next issue. We want writing that overflows with personality and doesn’t skimp on the entertainment value. Things we like: humor, urban legends, rogue journalism, outsider art, rants, dangerous ideas, jokes. www.jokesliteraryreview.com

  • Posted October 11, 2017
  • Calling for Prose and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Strata Mag, a quarterly online lit magazine, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for its third issue out October 29. We are especially interested in reading essays and short stories. Email or visit stratamag.org/submit.

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