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  • Posted May 23, 2018
  • Subprimal Poetry Art Open For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Subprimal Poetry Art seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and artwork for our upcoming issue. We like pieces that use language in new ways; we have a special fondness for prose poems; voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night. For most written work, we create a custom musical composition to augment the author’s audio reading; you can listen to many examples on the web site. We pay our contributors. More info at subprimal.com.

  • Posted May 22, 2018
  • Parhelion Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions for July Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion Literary Magazine seeks fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography submissions by new and known authors for our quarterly issues. This new publication strives to be literary at heart while remaining accessible and entertaining to a wide audience at the same time. We are looking for strong, fresh voices, compelling characters, and thought-provoking storytelling. parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted May 21, 2018
  • Feels Blind Literary: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Feels Blind Literary, a magazine merging creative writing with activism and a punk aesthetic, is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from emerging and established writers and artists who identify as women for our inaugural issue. The theme for this issue is community. Communities and the people in them thrive when we are better connected and we are interested in work that touches on the importance of community, space/place, and connection. Work that isn't specific to our theme also will be considered. The deadline for submissions is July 1st. Visit www.feelsblindliterary.com to learn more about us.

  • Posted May 21, 2018
  • Dirty Paws Poetry Review Seeking Poetry for Second Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 25, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Dirty Paws Poetry is excited to be open for submissions! We're reading for our second issue. Check out our submission guidelines, our first issue, and send us your poetry! dirtypawspoetry.com

  • Posted May 21, 2018
  • The Broke Bohemian's Summer Edition 2018
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 21, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Broke Bohemian is now accepting submissions for our Summer Edition 2018! Up to three poems, flash fiction, art (photography, digital media, etc.), or prose. We publish pieces at the forefront of unconventional thought and outlandish perspectives. Get wild. Wear your activism proudly. Bare your teeth. Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty! We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who've been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! Be sure to read our submission guidelines before submitting. www.brokebohemian.com

  • Posted May 18, 2018
  • Mad Science—MAKE #18
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MAKE magazine is now accepting submissions for its eighteenth issue, “Mad Science.” For this issue, we seek fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or ephemera that reflects on all the sciences: physical, biological, social, or even science fiction. Embedded in the natural world or a mechanical fantasy, this work can take on subjects of systemic scrutiny or scrutinize the systemic. Logic, reasoning, processes, syntax, sequences, circuits, hypotheses, predictions—or not. As long as there is a method to the madness, we’ll consider it. www.makemag.com

  • Posted May 18, 2018
  • Otis Nebula Seeking Work For Fall Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Otis Nebula is still reading submissions for our fall issue. We like work that dangles off the edges, probes the underbellies, and isn't afraid of its own beauty. We mostly publish poetry, but are open to all genres and cross-genres. www.otisnebula.com

  • Posted May 17, 2018
  • Submit Place-Based Poetry, Nonfiction + Fiction to Terrain.org
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Video
  • Type Magazine

Terrain.org, the web's longest-publishing online literary magazine, is accepting submissions of poetry, nonfiction, fiction, videos, and hybrid forms through May 31. Submit online at www.terrain.org/submit.

  • Posted May 17, 2018
  • Submissions Open for Fall Themed Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

borrowed solace is a literary journal on our third edition. Submissions are back open! Our theme for the fall 2018 journal is "Home." Where is home? What makes a home? How does a home contain so many emotions and can keep them as secrets or unleash them? What is home to you? We would like to know these answers, and we can't wait to see what you will answer with! We accept: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, and photography. Submissions will close June 30th, 2018. Check out our submission guidelines here and submit: borrowedsolace.com/contact/.

  • Posted May 17, 2018
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 5 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Five. Please visit us to read Volume Four with poems by poets from the world over, from beginners to the most renowned. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted May 16, 2018
  • Foundry—Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Foundry seeks a wide range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. We are committed to inclusivity and warmly welcome submissions from marginalized voices. Submissions are free. Payment is $10 per poem. Guidelines can be found here: foundryjournal.com/submit.html.

  • Posted May 16, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking and accepting new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart, your fears and reconciliations. Send that good human stuff our way. We nominate for Best of the Net. Nonfiction submissions are free. We charge a $3 submission fee for fiction and poetry. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted May 16, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Fiction Southeast
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Fiction Southeast seeks articles about writing, interviews, and essays from MFA students as well as emerging and established writers. fictionsoutheast.com

  • Posted May 14, 2018
  • Transference Seeks Poetry in English Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Transference invites submissions of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, or Japanese.  Along with your translation, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices.  New voices are especially welcome. Transference is published both online and in print. Read previous issues and submit up to four poems at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/.  Contact: . Published by faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Submissions are read using a double-blind review process.

  • Posted May 14, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 8 years we have published over 350 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

  • Posted May 14, 2018
  • Aji Magazine Calls for the Wild!
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Aji is calling for all things wild for our fall 2018 issue, for the wilderness within and without, the unexplored, unchartered territories inside and between us. Here’s to the uncaged, to the not-quite-so-civilized impulse, to the unflinching laws of nature, to the beauty of everything free and untamed. Send poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, graphic art, and photography on any subject to www.ajimagazine.com. Submissions will close when the issue is full, probably early to mid-July 2018.

  • Posted May 14, 2018
  • The WAiF Project is Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 3, 2018
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

The WAiF Project, an online publication for people who move, is now accepting submissions for its second issue on the theme: LEAVING. What does it mean to walk away from places, people, institutions, thoughts, and traditions? Send us your narratives and creative nonfiction. Deadline: August 3, 2018. Visit www.thewaifproject.org/call-for-submissions-issue-2 to learn more.

  • Posted May 14, 2018
  • Desert Willow Press: Call for Poetry Chapbook Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Desert Willow Press is an independent press that publishes poetry chapbooks. We seek 14-28 pages of original poetry that represents an authentic expression of something of value. We cherish poetry immensely and promise to take good care of your work. Emerging writers are especially welcome. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.desertwillowpress.com/submit.html.

  • Posted May 14, 2018
  • 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 a print and 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.php. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted May 11, 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 May 11, 2018
  • The Turnip Truck(s) Seeks Work for Print and Online Publication
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 11, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Submit work for The Turnip Truck(s) forthcoming print issue “Bodies” by June 11. Submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s) are accepted year-round for online publication. Visit theturnips.net/submit/ for detailed submission guidelines.

  • Posted May 10, 2018
  • Seeking Short Fiction Stories for Issue 4!
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is a budding online literary magazine seeking works of short fiction by both new and established authors. We are looking for stories that grapple boldly with the dichotomous nature of existence: the light and the dark; the pain, pleasure; the joy, and sorrow. We pay $15 per story. For our complete submission guidelines, head over to either our website: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com/submissions or our Submission Manager at Submittable: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Posted May 10, 2018
  • Strata Magazine Seeks Everything
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Strata Mag seeks everything. Preference will be given to multi-part projects, experimental poetry, music, CNF that is not autobiographical, formal reportage, visual art, short stories, and serial fiction. Published online on a quarterly basis. Next issue out in July. Email to submit. stratamag.org

  • Posted May 09, 2018
  • Glassworks Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Micro Essays
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Glassworks Magazine seeks flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in Flash Glass, our online feature. In glassworking, "flashed glass" is a specific technique by which color is not simply added, but is created by layering, opening almost unlimited possibilities of variation. The glass allows light to shine through but prevents inquisitive eyes from invading people's privacy. Send us your written work that does the same! All work published online in Flash Glass is included in a print anthology at the end of the year. Submit up to three shorts under 500 word. Guidelines and submit at www.rowanglassworks.org.

  • Posted May 09, 2018
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors & Offering Comprehensive Interviews
  • 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. www.driftwoodpress.net

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