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  • Posted November 16, 2018
  • Sky Island Journal, Issue 7: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 25,000 readers in 127 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 7 before December 31st at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted November 16, 2018
  • The MacGuffin: Seeking Fine Art, Poetry, and Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 35.2. As always, we’re not asking you to follow a theme, but with the warmer months moving behind us, consider saving your summer vacation stories for another issue. Instead, maybe send us a story about how you survived the blizzard of ’78 or a remembrance of your own Rosebud sled. We’ll accept five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. All art must be at least 9” in height. Send all work to and for full guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.

  • Posted November 15, 2018
  • Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/.

  • Posted November 15, 2018
  • CALYX Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

CALYX Press has been an independent publisher of art and literature by women since 1976. General submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, reviews, and interviews are published in two print issues each year. A poetry contest in the spring and a prose contest in the fall have been introduced in the memory of founding editors and include cash prizes. www.calyxpress.org

  • Posted November 15, 2018
  • The Antioch Review - The BEST Words in the BEST Order
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Antioch Review is a small independent literary magazine with an international readership and reputation of publishing the “best words in the best order” for over 75 years. Founded in 1941 in a small Ohio town, we are one of the oldest literary magazines in America, publishing essays, fiction, and poetry from promising and prominent authors throughout the world. review.antiochcollege.org

  • Posted November 15, 2018
  • Bridge: Calling Young Writers & Artists!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking art, comics, poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journalism, interviews) and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by February 15 for consideration in our Fall 2019 edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2018.

  • Posted November 14, 2018
  • Zizzle Lit: Submit to our Hardcover Bookazine
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Art
  • Type Magazine

We pay $100/flash fiction piece. Submit for free until December 31, 2018.  Do you share our mission to cultivate young literature lovers? Our hardcover publication features stories that will not only appeal to children as young as age 10, but to grown-ups as well. Word limit: 500–1,200. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter!  Zizzle's Holiday Season Bundle is now available! Our debut edition can be a great gift for the young readers you care about. Order now at zizzlelit.com!

  • Posted November 14, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal the GNU Open to All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • 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 annual 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/home/. Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018.

  • Posted November 13, 2018
  • NUNUM - A Journal Dedicated to Blending Flash Fiction & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

NUNUM publishes quarterly and we are currently reading for our 2018 winter issue. So come on, send us that flash piece you wrote that’s had you wondering whether or not you should’ve ever since. Visually, we’re all over the map, so click your best abstract digital anime collage all up in our inbox. It is three dollars at the door but it’ll barbapapa into $20 for you upon acceptance, a little gamble for sure but we promise better odds than the lottery. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted November 13, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: SHANTIH Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

SHANTIH Journal is an online literary journal based out of Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL. SHANTIH is seeking works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash prose, drama, art, and photography. There is no cost for submissions. For more details, visit shantihjournal.org/submit-to-issue-3-2/.

  • Posted November 12, 2018
  • Accepting CNF, Fiction, Poetry, & Flash
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction for both its online publication and its Spring 2019 print issue (Vol. 04 No. 01). We pay for both print and online publication. We publish poets and writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue: flexiblepersona.com.

  • Posted November 12, 2018
  • The Meadow Open to Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Meadow seeks poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, cover art, and black and white comics for our Summer 2019 issue. Submit up to five poems and keep prose under 5,000 words at themeadow.submittable.com/submit. The Meadow is both a print and online journal. Payment is two copies. Deadline: February 1, 2019.

  • Posted November 12, 2018
  • UFP Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted November 12, 2018
  • Call for Submissions for Two Cities Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Two Cities Review, an online literary review, seeks submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry up to 3,000 words. We publish high-quality writing that bridges the gap between forms or genres, and have particular interest in urban themes and stories. With a new site design and new podcast, we welcome submissions from new writers and artists. Listen at twocitiesreview.com/podcast. Visit twocitiesreview.com/submit for more info.

  • Posted November 12, 2018
  • Erase the Patriarchy
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 14, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Submit 1-5 erasures of a statement, apology, speech, and/or other document, whether contemporary or historical. Feel free to submit multiple erasures of the same document or 5 erasures of 5 different documents. Original documents do not need to have been written by men; the important thing is that you are erasing the words of someone who has abused their power in some way that further marginalizes already marginalized people. Erase the Patriarchy will also consider submissions of essays on the historical erasure of marginalized people. All submissions should be sent (in either Word or PDF format) to .

  • Posted November 12, 2018
  • Temenos Fall 2018 Call for Submissions - Unbelonging
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 14, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Temenos Journal seeks submissions for its upcoming Fall 2018 edition, "Unbelonging." Send us your best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, photography, and graphic narrative that explores the deepest problems of identity. Temenos is looking for pieces that celebrate and investigate otherness, fish out of water, estrangement, travel, and just being plain lost. Break barriers and explore the unknown as we seek to curate the best work in the theme of Unbelonging. www.temenosjournal.com

  • Posted November 09, 2018
  • CLOCKHOUSE Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2019 volume. We are interested in diverse voices and nontraditional narratives, and in writing that attempts to understand our place in the world and responsibility to each other. Past volumes include works by Samiya Bashir, Robin Black, Nikia Chaney, Juan Delgado, Lucas de Lima, Cynthia Manick, Paisley Rekdal, and Ira Sukrungruang, among terrific new voices. Past works have received Pushcart mentions. Reading August 15 through December 1. Submission guidelines and mission statement: www.clockhouse.net.

  • Posted November 08, 2018
  • Volney Road Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 1, issue 2. We publish digitally and plan to have a small print run for each issue. Find out more at our website: volneyroadreview.com. We pay $10 per accepted piece via Paypal.

  • Posted November 07, 2018
  • Into the Void Wants Your Writing in Issue 11
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 7, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Award-winning print & online journal Into the Void is open to submissions of flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, & visual art for Issue 11 until December 7. Payment is $5 per page of the print magazine and a contributor copy. No theme, no reading fees. Send us something that makes us feel alive. Full details: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted November 07, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing writing and images. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your photo filters, whirligigs, magic words, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted November 07, 2018
  • Looking for Short Stories about South Korea for an Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Anthology

Fiction Writers in Seoul is seeking short stories under 6,000 words that are set in and/or about the city of Seoul for an anthology. Submissions of all genres are welcome. As a token of our dedication to quality, we will pay $.05 per word for accepted submissions. Please send your submission to as an attachment. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted, and there is no reading fee. Estimated response time is up to twelve weeks. The deadline is January 31st, 2019. Please note that the anthology will also be translated into Korean and pitched to traditional Korean publishers. www.fictionwritersinseoul.com/2019-anthology-submission.html

  • Posted November 06, 2018
  • Aji Calls for All Things Emerald…
  • Deadline info Deadline: Until filled.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Aji magazine invites poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, graphic art, and photography on any subject. For our Spring 2019 issue, we are especially interested in all things emerald—emerald cities, emerald isles, green-eyed monsters, velvet curtains, malachite, the bottom of a wine bottle, the mysterious green cicada, the shallows of the Green River. Send your gems to www.ajimagazine.com. Submissions will close when the issue is full, probably early to mid-January 2019.

  • Posted November 05, 2018
  • Leaping Clear Accepting Submissions for Spring 2019 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Leaping Clear, an online magazine, features accomplished art, writing, music, and video by artists who have a dedicated meditative or contemplative practice. Submit October 1 through November 30, 2018 for the Spring 2019 issue. We’re particularly looking for audio/video poetry, fiction, music, and video. We present both emerging and established writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. We value art that asks, “What is this?” and invites readers/viewers/listeners to deeply explore the wonders, difficulties, joys, perplexities, and mysteries of being alive now. Please visit www.leapingclear.org for more information and to enjoy our latest issue.

  • Posted November 05, 2018
  • Mistake House Magazine Open to Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mistake House Magazine is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2018 to February 16, 2019. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org.

  • Posted November 02, 2018
  • Call for Submissions—Metafore Literary Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 21, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Metafore is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing metamodern transcendental work that highlights the value of diversity. We’re currently accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Second Winter issue (December 2018). We’re looking to share the work of writers who engage with the world through the eye of the modern-day mystic, revealing the beauty and profundity that exists in unexpected places. Submissions for our December issue close November 21st. Visit our website for submission guidelines: www.metaforemagazine.com.

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