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  • Posted June 29, 2017
  • Jazz Cigarette Wants Experimental Form Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2017
  • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre, Audio
  • Type Magazine

To be in any form...what is that? For this special issue, Jazz Cigarette is looking for work that plays with ideas of form, from classic received forms (ghazals, pantoums, villanelles, etc.) to new weirdness (gif poetry, hybrid, erasure, & more). See guidelines for deets. www.jazzcig.com/issue_005_guidelines.html

  • Posted June 29, 2017
  • Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Fall 2017 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review seeks poetry, fiction, CNF, graphic literature, and comics that explore place and the natural environment, though we welcome any work that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life. Please submit your best work via Submittable: splitrockreview.submittable.com. Reading period: July 1–31. For more information about our submission guidelines and to read past issues, visit our website: www.splitrockreview.org.

  • Posted June 29, 2017
  • I Did It Myself
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Babybug, a look-and-listen magazine for babies and toddlers, seeks poems, stories, action rhymes, and fingerplays about the very youngest children’s triumphs. These joyful moments in a baby’s life—rolling over or feeding oneself, learning to clap or making up a song—are cause for celebration. We’re looking for playful writing that begs to be read aloud again and again. Most of our readers live in the United States and work set in different countries is welcome. Please keep manuscripts short—Babybug poems are generally no longer than eight lines, and stories can be up to six sentences. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17819/babybug-magazine-for-ages-6-months-3-years

  • Posted June 29, 2017
  • Spaceships and Superheroes
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes for the theme Spaceships and Superheroes. We’re interested in science fiction and superhero stories about protagonists that save the day with help from super suits, super powers, or self-made gadgets. We’re especially interested in future technology like flying cars, interplanetary travel, holograms, robots, and teleporters. Take us on a time traveling mission or to the heart of a city that could use some saving. Especially welcome: twists on familiar comic book or scifi tropes, and female, people of color, and kid protagonists. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9

  • Posted June 29, 2017
  • A Willingness to Act
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Cricket (ages 9 to 14) is looking for contemporary or historical fiction, true adventure, and fantasy focusing on characters who summon their courage to face a social or physical challenge. Stories may highlight heroic feats of outstanding physical courage, but equally welcome are domestic dramas of ordinary kids who stand up for what they believe when facing challenges of family, friends, and school. Whether you write about taking the side of an unpopular kid at school or vanquishing a hydra, or set your story in contemporary America, ancient Egypt, or on Mars, it may find a home in Cricket. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17789/cricket-magazine-for-ages-9-14

  • Posted June 26, 2017
  • The Examined Life Journal Seeks Submissions until 7/15/17
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Examined Life Journal, a literary journal from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We’re seeking works related to health and the human condition in all its myriad definitions. We recommend that authors interested in submitting to The Examined Life Journal familiarize themselves with the publication by purchasing an issue or subscribing. theexaminedlifejournal.com

  • Posted June 26, 2017
  • Poetry and Prose on Homelessness for One Person's Trash
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

One Person's Trash is calling for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces on homelessness for our second issue due out Aug 21st. As a literary journal, we tell homeless stories and our sales actively benefit homeless folks in need. Be they memoir, biography, true or imagined, gritty or full of hope, poetry or prose, happy or tragic, whatever...we want your quality creative work about homelessness. Check out our submission guidelines, mission, and featured work at www.onepersonstrash.org and submit your work for publication in August.

  • Posted June 26, 2017
  • Four Chambers Wants Your Manuscript
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Book

Our hearts grow ever larger. Four Chambers Press, an independent community press based in Phoenix, AZ, is now accepting full-length manuscript submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid, and all other forms of contemporary literature through Monday, July 31st, 2017. We also pun on the idea of being a heart. Namely: that we're lovable; somewhat cheeky; an occasional flirt. But we also take the responsibility of literature very seriously. We will bleed for this. Our hearts beat for this. We're interested in building something together. We want to feel something with you. No fees. Send us your work. fourchamberspress.com/submit

  • Posted June 26, 2017
  • Rose Metal Press Open Reading Period for Hybrid Genre Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Genre Cross-genre
  • Type Book

From August 1–31, we will be seeking full-length (48+ pages) hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts for consideration for publication in 2019 and beyond. We are interested in flash and micro-fiction; prose poetry, novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; flash nonfiction or book-length memoirs in shorts; image and text collaborations and other types of collaboration; and other literary works that move beyond traditional genres to find new forms of expression. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects, and encourage an expansive interpretation of hybridity. Surprise us with your innovation! $15 reading fee. Visit www.rosemetalpress.com/Submit/Submit.html for more details.

  • Posted June 22, 2017
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 4 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Four. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renowned), 200+ poems. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted June 20, 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 June 19, 2017
  • J Journal: New Writing on Justice - Fall 2017 Issue
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

J Journal: New Writing on Justice, the John Jay College (CUNY) award-winning litmag, seeks submissions for its Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 issues. Your work should examine justice from any angle, but no straight genre pieces. We prefer the tangential approach to the journal’s theme–the justice question is everywhere. Send fiction and personal narrative (6000 words max) and poetry (up to three poems) to . See jjournal.org for excerpts and more about what we publish. J Journal is a twice-yearly print journal (Fall 2017 is our twentieth issue) with an active online presence.

  • Posted June 19, 2017
  • Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option Available)
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. Please submit on our website or use our short fiction critiquing service at www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted June 19, 2017
  • West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

West Texas Literary Review is an online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted June 15, 2017
  • Earn $0.015 per Word for The Artist Unleashed Articles
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site

Earn $0.015 per word to be published on The Artist Unleashed. We want articles based on your personal experience as a writer or artist to help fellow creatives. Articles for this website must be about an aspect of writing and/or other form of art, and must also inspire and/or motivate, encourage discussion, offer advice or argue an opinion, and be rich with informative/engaging content. We will tweet and Facebook your post to get it as much exposure as possible. Views on a single post have reached 1500+ within 24 hours. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.theartistunleashed.com.

  • Posted June 14, 2017
  • The Tishman Review October Issue
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review is now reading for its October issue. Submissions of micro, flash, and short fiction, cnf, poetry, and visual art are welcome. We pay our contributors and nominate for awards. We also offer different levels of feedback and are helping writers get published. We are open to that which the writer wishes to express and often work with writers before publication. Fee Free days are offered every reading period and are announced on social media @tishmanreview. Please follow our guidelines and send us your best work. You can read an issue on our website. www.thetishmanreview.com

  • Posted June 08, 2017
  • Profane Seeks Poems, Essays, and Stories
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Our aim is simple: to publish good writing. To us, good writing is the sort that you find yourself turning over and over again in your head, hours and days and weeks after you’ve read it. Good writing is the writing that worms itself into your brain and won’t leave. We're a print journal that publishes annually. All of our past issues are also available on our website to read (and listen to) for free. Check us out at profanejournal.com.

  • Posted June 08, 2017
  • Sonder Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, and Art for Summer 2017 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Sonder Review seeks well-written, engaging works of prose with a penchant for language. Writing which has been crafted with care and precision; which attends to detail and astonishes sensibility. Narratives which provoke and pursue. We wish to be transported, rearranged and awakened; to feel the weight of every word. We want distinct visions rendered in piercing prose. Storytelling which is thoughtfully wrought and delicately vibrant – which throbs the gut and burns the throat; which brings the peculiar, the off-angles and edges, to light; which leaves us breathless and aching, shivering with the resplendent, churning pulse of human experience. www.sonderreview.com

  • Posted June 08, 2017
  • Brilliant Submissions Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

  • Posted June 07, 2017
  • Haunted Waters Press Reviewing Works for From the Depths 2017
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press is now reading for the 2017 issue of From the Depths. Described as “one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals,” From the Depths was created to showcase and celebrate the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. Open to all themes, genres, and writers, we offer contributors several paths to paid print publication, including our no-fee reading periods, Expedited Decision, and Penny Fiction—a regular flash fiction feature of the journal. We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted June 07, 2017
  • FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction, Monologues; Pays for Short Stories
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Drama
  • Type Literary Site

Calling all funny story tellers! FunnyInFiveHundred.com is seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine), and will pay $.01 per word for short stories (7,500-15,000 words). Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.

  • Posted June 07, 2017
  • Parenting Anthology Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

The anthology How the Light Gets In is seeking nonfiction that explores the unique challenges and unexpected rewards of parenting with a mental illness. We are looking for contributors from all walks of life with varying diagnoses. Likewise, we are looking for essays from any point on the parenting timeline—from the decision to have a child, to the sleep deprived early years, to the hormonally fueled teenage years, to helping children navigate adulthood. Previously published work accepted. Max word count ~10,000. For more information, please visit parentingmentalillnessbook.wordpress.com.

  • Posted June 06, 2017
  • Accepting Submissions for Fall 2017 Print Issue and Blog
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for our Fall 2017 print issue (6,500 words or fewer) and flash fiction/cnf (1,000 words or fewer) for our monthly blog. TFP is a literary magazine that publishes the work of emerging and established writers. We read for engaging, character-driven fiction and love to see creative nonfiction focused on the body and identity. Travel pieces also welcome. We are open to all genres. We are also looking for sharp-edged poetry. www.theflexiblepersona.com

  • Posted June 06, 2017
  • Mom Egg Review Call for Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Video
  • Type Magazine

Mom Egg Review seeks poetry, fiction, creative prose, and art for the next print issue, themed “Mothers Play/Mothers Work. We publish mother writers, and also others writing about motherhood. Submit here: www.themomegg.submittable.com/submit. Please visit our website www.momeggreview.com for full guidelines and more information about Mom Egg Review.

  • Posted June 06, 2017
  • Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

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