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  • Posted August 03, 2020
  • Speckled Trout Review—Calling All Poets!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Speckled Trout Review is planning a special print issue on the theme of CRISIS for its Fall 2020 (2.2) publication. In a lifetime we experience crises of the heart, the mind, and the body, as well as global crises—the present COVID-19 pandemic, racial unrest and social injustices, natural catastrophes, and many others that leave indelible impressions. We want to hear from poets whose speakers come out stronger after a crisis. The deadline is Oct. 15. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting. Specific guidelines can be found here: speckledtroutreview.com/2019/08/04/welcome-to-my-blog/.

  • Posted August 03, 2020
  • We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted 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 August 03, 2020
  • Cherry Tree Open Reading Period
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Cherry Tree is seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for our seventh issue. We are open from August 1-October 1, 2020. We accept simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions and charge a nominal $3 reading fee which helps us pay our authors and which benefits a local youth-advocacy group. Work from our journal has been included in Best American Poetry 2016, 2017, and 2020, and 2 pieces from our recent appear in Best Microfictions 2020. We pay authors $20 and 2 copies. All accepted pieces are considered for our Literary Shade feature as well.

  • Posted July 31, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Grand Little Things
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Grand Little Things is open for submissions! Visit us at grand-little-things.com/submission-information/ for more info! GLT is looking for formal poetry (think sonnets, villanelles, etc.) or blank/free verse that uses traditional poetic techniques. Open to never-been-published-writers and up and comers, as well as established writers. No fee required.

  • Posted July 30, 2020
  • Raleigh Review Submissions Open through Halloween
  • Deadline info Deadline: Halloween 2020 at Midnight
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

We with Raleigh Review believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. We are currently open to general submissions for poetry and flash fiction through Halloween 2020 at Midnight. There is a small convenience fee to submit to our general submission categories as this helps to defray the costs associated with operating via the Submittable platform, a necessary resource for us as our staff is located across the country and at times the world. We encourage you to check out our free full-issue online archive to find out more about us: www.raleighreview.org.

  • Posted July 30, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing, adventurous new writing, art, and photography. Indigenous, Black, POC, gender nonconforming, women, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, poor, and border-straddling authors encouraged. Midwest connections a plus. Specific, strong, and strange voices welcome: surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted July 30, 2020
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 14 (Fall 2020) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Midnight (CST) September 30, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 70,000 readers in 145 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 14 before midnight (CST) on September 30th at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted July 30, 2020
  • Superstition Review Seeking Submissions for Issue 26
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

On behalf of Arizona State University and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Superstition Review is dedicating Issue 26 to work that promotes inclusion and explores new ways to dismantle racial and social inequality. We have chosen this theme in order to magnify voices that have been traditionally undermined by our histories, institutions, policies, laws, and habits of daily life. Our submissions will be open August 1st-31st. We accept art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. superstitionreview.asu.edu

  • Posted July 29, 2020
  • Girls Right the World Issue 5
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fifth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to  by  December 31, 2020. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

  • Posted July 29, 2020
  • Fleas on the Dog Open 4 Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 30
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

We’re the site your teacher warned you about! The no frills brown bag in your face thumb your nose online psychotropolis for the literarily insane. Get committed today! The infamous dude sextet is bustlin’, hustlin’, itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and screenplays that smell ripe and kick ass for our cage-rattling upcoming Issue 7. If we like what you submit we’ll be all over you; if we don’t we promise to be gentle, especially if it’s your first time. See our Guidelines for details: fleasonthedog.com. Runs July 1–August 30.

  • Posted July 28, 2020
  • Parhelion Accepting Fall Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is accepting poetry, fiction, flash, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Fall 2020 issue. Our growing magazine represents an eclectic mix of voices from all over the country, with styles ranging from traditional to innovative. We are passionate about discovering new writers! For more information about PLM, check out our website.

  • Posted July 27, 2020
  • Send your Essay, Poem, or Short to The CHILLFILTR Review
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

The CHILLFILTR Review strives to bring the best new art to a worldwide audience by leveraging best-in-class technology to create a seamless and immersive web experience. We welcome submissions from all walks of life, and all perspectives. We are committed to inclusivity and kindly welcome work from marginalized voices. All featured works will receive an honorarium of $20 per 1000 words and will be published online at The CHILLFILTR Review as well as on our Apple News Channel. Readers can vote for their favorites, and year-end "Best Of" winners will receive an additional $100 cash prize.

  • Posted July 27, 2020
  • Sleet Magazine Call for Winter Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Sleet Magazine is now open for submissions for our themed Winter 2020 edition. Deadline: August 15, 2020. We are looking for work written during the pandemic, work that addresses any topic of national and/or global interest. The world is changing before our eyes. Will systemic racism finally be addressed and confronted? How is the virus affecting you, physically and mentally? The winter edition will launch on Nov. 1, immediately before the US presidential election. See www.sleetmagazine.com for guidelines.

  • Posted July 27, 2020
  • We Want the Best Stories in All Genres
  • Deadline info 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 July 27, 2020
  • Poetica Magazine: Reflections of Jewish Thought
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Poetica Magazine is looking for works centered on the Jewish experience—open to all writers, of any affiliation, or any level of writing. All accepted works will be published on the website with author's BIO and photo. This is an open edition until we have enough material to release a 120 page print edition. No fee to submit. Visit the website to submit via SUBMITTABLE form. www.PoeticaMagazine.com

  • Posted July 23, 2020
  • Club Plum Literary Journal Seeks Literary Horror for October Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Submissions open for creepy and dark flash fiction, prose poetry, and art for the October 16th issue of Club Plum. Blood and monsters are welcome as long as you write them well, as are things felt but not seen. Fear in the silent spaces. Not quite sure if it is horror? Send it along. Staunchly non-horror pieces are welcome for this issue as well, but send sappy elsewhere. Send sad. Send strange. Send beauty that is destined to doom. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com for submission requirements.

  • Posted July 23, 2020
  • NYQ Books Seeks Submissions for a New Anthology about Faith
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 2, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

NYQ Books is seeking submissions for an anthology to be titled Without a Doubt: poems illuminating faith. Submissions will remain open until February 2, 2021, but may close early should the anthology fill. We are seeking poems that explore faith rather than tell. We seek poems that demonstrate a new and fresh understanding of faith. Poems that rise above religion and redefine spirituality. Poets from any spiritual tradition are welcome. Nontheists and Freethinkers are encouraged to submit. Historically marginalized voices are especially welcome. We are not looking for poems that proselytize. Please see our webpage for complete guidelines.

  • Posted July 22, 2020
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 10 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Ten, our Winter/Spring 2021 issue. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted July 22, 2020
  • Blueline Seeks Exceptional Poetry, Prose, and Art Focused on Nature
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • 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. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted July 21, 2020
  • 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. These can be articles concerning the publication process, writing a synopsis, composing a query letter, dealing with rejection, craft articles, and more. fictionsoutheast.com

  • Posted July 20, 2020
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international literary magazine. For a decade we've featured up-and-coming, established, and brand-new writers, artists, and photographers from all around the world. We're open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted July 16, 2020
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Works of Resistance, Resilience
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 6/1 to 8/1 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2020 issue Works of Resistance, Resilience. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

  • Posted July 16, 2020
  • level:deepsouth—for Generation X
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

level:deepsouth is an online anthology created in 2020 with the goal of documenting Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s by collecting works of creative nonfiction (personal essays, memoirs, and reviews) about our lives back then and since then. Submissions guidelines can be found on the website: leveldeepsouth.com.

  • Posted July 15, 2020
  • The Courtship of Winds Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Recognizing the importance of the upcoming presidential election, the winter issue of The Courtship of Winds will be a special Election issue and will be published before the election. We are looking for submissions that in any way address some aspect of our current political situation. Submissions should still be works of art, as opposed to simple diatribe. Other than that, there are no narrow restrictions. Submissions for the Election issue are open until October 1. www.thecourtshipofwinds.org

  • Posted July 15, 2020
  • Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15; submissions reviewed and accepted on rolling basis
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

New online publication based at Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University in Boston. Seeking work that deepens the inward life; expresses range of religious/spiritual/humanist experiences and perspectives; envisions a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world; advances dialogue across difference; and challenges structural oppression in all its forms. Seeking work for feature section on Black Lives Matter. Send unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, and translations. Especially interested in work from international and historically unrepresented communities. No fee; currently non-paying. Submit 3-5 pieces via Submittable or via email to . Questions? Contact Alexander Levering Kern, co-editor or visit pensivejournal.com.

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