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  • Posted April 16, 2021
  • What Are You Reading?
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

We’re sure plenty of you are taking this social distancing downtime to do some reading, and we’d love to hear about it. Whether it’s a new issue of your favorite lit mag, the book you’ve just added to your shelf, or one piece of poetry or prose that really spoke to you, we’re looking forward to your recommendations. Send an email with a brief review (125-300 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Full details: newpagesblog.com/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted April 15, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in every sense, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Seeking formally, linguistically, aesthetically, emotionally ambitious writing and art. Rooted in the midwest, we actively prioritize work by Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, and women, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors. We pay a flat honorarium; limited no-fee submissions each month; expedited response available. Surprise us! Full guidelines: stormcellar.org/submit; submission portal stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted April 15, 2021
  • NOMADartx Review Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews, & Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

NOMADartx is an emerging global creative network dedicated to sharing and amplifying creative potential, regardless of genre. NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom about building success in their fields of practice. We currently consider work that addresses these themes in any way, and we have a special call currently for work that contemplates the idea of "maintenance." More information is here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted April 14, 2021
  • You Need This Like a Hole In The Head
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant online journal of poetry and art that is attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets, including Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Richard Foerster, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Larkin Warren, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Stuart Kestenbaum, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, J.D. Whitney, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists...even lure makers. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted April 14, 2021
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, & Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and photography by writers, poets, and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from writers’ and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

  • Posted April 13, 2021
  • Hindsight: The Untold Stories of 2020
  • Deadline info Deadline: Early Summer
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Hindsight is a book about 2020, written by people just like you. Add your chapter to the story of last year—whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder, marching for justice, or tying the knot over Zoom. We’re seeking personal essays that get up close with the desperation, division, and devotion of 2020. Not the headlines in the papers, but the headlines of our lives. Stories selected for publication will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021. Free to submit. Length: Maximum 2,000 words. Previously unpublished work only. View full guidelines at www.hindsightbook2020.com.

  • Posted April 13, 2021
  • Oyster River Pages Seeks Submissions for Annual Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries. 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 decentered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted April 13, 2021
  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 2, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 11. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’re probably the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington.

  • Posted April 12, 2021
  • Call for Submissions/Print Anthology Autumn 2021
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 14, 2021
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Brilliant Flash Fiction wants your best and most brilliant 300-word flash fiction stories for a print anthology to be launched Autumn 2021. Your story must be original and unpublished. Theme: None. Let your imagination run wild. All genres accepted. Word Count: 300 words or less. One submission per author, please. Author Payment: One complimentary copy of the print anthology. Deadline: May 14, 2021. Please submit your story at with “Anthology” in the subject line, and include a short bio (60-word limit). Your story should be pasted in the body of your email and also attached as a Word document (.doc). Accepted stories will receive an email notification by June 15, 2021.

  • Posted April 08, 2021
  • CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) Invites Submissions Year Round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $100 and a copy of the annual anthology of four issues (released each summer). Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com

  • Posted April 08, 2021
  • Call for Art Submissions: Migration and Movement
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Our first issue to be published June 2021 will focus on Migration and Movement. Send us your artwork, photography, or illustration that connects the decolonial project with topics such as migration, immigration, forced removal, the Middle Passage, the Great Migration, Windrush, The Wall, gentrification, etc. Submit a maximum of two pieces. See art guidelines on our webpage. Submissions will be accepted from April 12 to May 31, 2021.

  • Posted April 07, 2021
  • Warp 10 Lit Seeks Sci-fi and Sci-fi Inspired Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Have a poem or story about Star Trek, trekkies, or anything related to science fiction? Send it to Warp 10 Lit! We take submissions year-round and accept essays about sci-fi or sci-fi franchises as well. Learn more about our guidelines at warp10lit.wordpress.com.

  • Posted April 07, 2021
  • Words & Whispers Seeks Submissions for Issue 4
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round

Words & Whispers is an online literary journal seeking to publish poetry and short prose by writers of all ages on a year-round rolling basis. Send us the wild and divine, the eccentric and experimental. For more information please visit www.wordsandwhispers.org.

  • Posted April 06, 2021
  • Submit your 50-word story to 50 Give or Take
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

50 Give or Take daily delivers micro-fiction of fifty words or less straight into your inbox. Please subscribe (it’s free!) to get an idea of what is published, before submitting your work. All accepted 50 Give or Take pieces will be published in a print collection at the end of every year, starting in 2021. All you have to do is submit your: 50-word story, one-line bio, website or social media URL, and a vertical photo of yourself to . Good luck!

  • Posted April 06, 2021
  • The Mind at Play
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Superpresent is a quarterly magazine of the arts. Superpresent publishes poems, short stories, essays, visual art pieces, experimental art, video art, and sound art. No fees for submission. The theme for the Summer Issue is “The Mind at Play.” Visit www.superpresent.org for details.

  • Posted April 05, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XI. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted April 01, 2021
  • The Roadrunner Review is Reading for Issue 8
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 2, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

The Roadrunner Review invites students—both graduate and undergraduates—to submit flash fiction, flash nonfiction, poetry, and cover art for ISSUE 8. Each piece should be a window into a particular place or perspective. We don't publish work longer than 1,000 words. We publish writers and artists from around the world. Our submissions are free via Submittable. roadrunner.lasierra.edu/submissions/

  • Posted March 31, 2021
  • We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
  • 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 full poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, interviews, and contests. 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. To polish your fiction, note our editing services and seminars, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted March 31, 2021
  • Tolsun Books is Looking for Manuscripts for our 2022 Catalog!
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Book

Tolsun Books, an energetic, growing, small press, is looking for full-length and chapbook-length manuscripts for our 2022 catalog. Our books are characterized by parts that make a whole. If that means something to you, or you believe it describes your manuscript, go ahead and submit it to us! We’re looking for poetry, short stories, essays, translations, and hybrids. We want literary works, not works of genre. Submission fees are $15 for full-lengths and $10 for chapbooks. We are willing to waive submission fees. Check our website for more information.

  • Posted March 30, 2021
  • Escutcheon Review Seeks Engaging and Challenging Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 30, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Escutcheon Review is an online poetry journal that publishes the best new poetry in the United States and abroad. The journal values image and language-based experimentation over grammatical or syntactical, but will consider many kinds of contemporary poems. Payment is in the form of a contributor's bio and a link to the published work. The journal retains first North American rights. We do our best to promote the authors we publish, whether online or via word-of-mouth. All poets published in Escutcheon Review are invited to a yearly reading and gathering at The Old Post Office in Hornell, New York. www.escutcheonreview.com/submissions

  • Posted March 29, 2021
  • Submit to ABLE MUSE: A Review of Poetry, Prose & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2021/2022. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.

  • Posted March 25, 2021
  • We Want the Best Stories in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture the BMR strives to represent life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. Songs save the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. Our editors read year-round with an eye out for work with homespun and international appeal. We’ve published work with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Nahko, Michel Stone, Genesis Greykid, Cassandra King, Melissa Studdard, and A.E. Stallings. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted March 24, 2021
  • Call For Submissions: Fiction, Essays, Photography, Art, Poetry, Digital Storytelling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/Fine in Swahili) is to promote the artistic, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and Other Writers and Artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Check out open submission opportunities for Nzuri Journal of Coastline College at Submittable. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Spring 2021 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words. Website: NzuriJournal.com.

  • Posted March 22, 2021
  • Plane Tree Seeks Creative Nonfiction for 3rd Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Plane Tree, a newish literary journal edited by the creative writing faculty at Indiana State University, seeks creative nonfiction up to 5,000 words for its 3rd issue.  We do not charge submission fees. planetreejournal.submittable.com

  • Posted March 22, 2021
  • BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics, and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information.

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