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  • Posted February 20, 2020
  • Rockvale Review Seeks Poems for Issue Six
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Rockvale Review is eager to read your poetry submissions for Issue Six. Send us poems that are hard-edged and finely crafted; that have solid language, the rock of this human experience; and fluid images, the vale of this human existence. Do both in the same poem. We pair every accepted poem with a piece of art chosen by our featured artist. Our featured musician will pick 3-5 poems to respond to with an original composition. We read blind, so no names. No fees either. Read all our guidelines at rockvalereview.com/submissions/.

  • Posted February 20, 2020
  • Club Plum Literary Journal Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poems & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Submissions open for flash fiction of no more than 800 words and prose poems. Send unusual or lyrical pieces. Club Plum also seeks art: Please send one image only of pen-and-ink line art, pencil drawings, watercolor, experimental, impressionistic or abstract pieces, black-and-white or color. The editor will pass on photography. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com for details.

  • Posted February 20, 2020
  • Oyster River Pages is Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • 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. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically de-centered and marginalized. Additionally, our Emerging Voices section seeks new voices in fiction from those who have published fewer than two publications and who meet our submission criteria. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted February 19, 2020
  • Fictional Café Seeks Exhilarating, Adventurous New Short Stories
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Fictional Café is a highly regarded online ‘zine, seven years old with 800 Coffee Club members in 47 countries. Fiction only, please, that titillates the readers’ senses and provokes their minds. Your short story or novel excerpt should be extremely well written with engaging characters and a unique, avant-garde, or unconventional plot. Visit our site and read some recent works on the pictorial slider. Join our Coffee Club, then review our submissions guidelines. If you’re exploring fiction’s boundaries, we’re interested in reading your work. www.fictionalcafe.com

  • Posted February 19, 2020
  • HWP Submissions: Tin Can Literary Review & From the Depths
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press now seeking submissions for consideration in Tin Can Literary Review—our upcoming fiction anthology celebrating the works of new, emerging, and seasoned authors. We seek stories told in as little as 500 words and as many as 12,000. Contributors to be paid $250 per published story. Also seeking works of fiction, poetry, and flash for paid print publication in the 18th issue of From the Depths and for 2020 HWP Awards. Details www.hauntedwaterspress.com. Visit the HWP Contributor Showcase to learn more about our published authors and poets: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/contributor-showcase/.

  • Posted February 18, 2020
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 9 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Nine. 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 February 17, 2020
  • Call for Poetry Submissions: I Don't Cry Anymore Poetry Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

“Write a healing poem about your sexual trauma,” her therapist said. “Then read it aloud until you don’t cry anymore.” Artist/poet/educator/co-editor Flo Oy Wong did more than that: she conceptualized I Don’t Cry Anymore, our debut poetry anthology to bring healing to other survivors. Liminal Publishing invites emerging and established poets who are sexual-trauma survivors to use their creative voices to illuminate the emotional depth and nuanced complexity of sexual trauma and the twisted path of the journey toward healing. No submission fee. I Don’t Cry Anymore will be published in Fall 2020. For submission guidelines, visit liminalpublishing.org.

  • Posted February 17, 2020
  • Red Tree Review Seeks Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Red Tree Review is currently seeking submissions for the debut issue. Send poems that surprise, harrow, and awe. Yes: charged, inventive, sound-driven, surreal, image-rich, dark, humorous, playful, biting, devastating, bigger on the inside. No: boring, predictable, reductive or offensive in treatment of race/gender/sexual orientation/class/age/ability. www.redtreereview.com

  • Posted February 17, 2020
  • Hole In The Head Review - May 1 Issue Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Hole In The Head Review—a journal of poetry & visual art—is now accepting submissions for the May 1 edition. Our first issue is now available online for your review: www.holeintheheadreview.com. You need a new journal like you need a hole in the head! You're welcome.

  • Posted February 17, 2020
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, and Art
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art 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 long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists', 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 February 13, 2020
  • High Desert Journal Now Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

High Desert Journal is now accepting submissions of essays, stories, poems, and artwork for its Spring 2020 issue. Deadline to submit is March 15. We’re especially interested in work that expands and challenges the usual notions of the interior West. Since 2004, HDJ has uniquely combined the elements of the West: elegance and grit, urban and rural, arid and wet. HDJ is a publication that elicits a sense of place, honors the myths and evokes the emergent West, and portrays the joys and challenges of life in the high desert. Please submit using our submission manager www.highdesertjournal.com/submissions.

  • Posted February 13, 2020
  • The MacGuffin Seeks Formal Poetry!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is featuring formal poetical works in Volume 36, No. 3! We’ll take a look at any poem in an established metrical form, but save any free or blank verse for a different issue. Send up to five poems, listing their titles and forms in an email cover letter, using “Form Issue” in the subject line. Submissions also considered via post and Submittable (themacguffin.submittable.com/submit). Please send all work by April 1, 2020. Prose is still being considered for general publication in this issue. For more information, please see our website at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin or send us an email at .

  • Posted February 13, 2020
  • Theme: Revitalizing the Small Town!
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Jenny Magazine is a literary journal founded and run by students from Youngstown State University. We've decided Issue 18 will have a theme: revitalizing the small town. We are looking for pieces from those who grew up in the decaying Rust Belt to bring new life to our stories. We may be living in ghost towns, but we are still the faces of hope. www.jennymag.org

  • Posted February 13, 2020
  • Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 14!
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for our fourteenth online issue! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website. The author will also receive a token payment of $15. We look forward to reading your best work: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 13, 2020
  • Speckled Trout Review: A Call For Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The editors of Speckled Trout Review are reading poetry submissions for the Spring 2020 issue. We like good storytelling in poems metaphorically rich and ripe with imagery, poems in which every word counts, poems that look like poems. Good rhythm is nice, too. However, abstract is not our thing; neither is overt political stuff. Appalachian poets are welcome here, in addition to many other subjects, styles, and poets. The deadline for Spring 2020 is April 15. Specific submission guidelines can be found at www.speckledtroutreview.com, in addition to the Fall 2020 issue.

  • Posted February 10, 2020
  • Poetry Chapbook Manuscript Open-reading Period
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2020
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Green Linden Press welcomes poetry chapbook manuscripts to be considered for publication in fall 2020. Please read from our online journal, Under a Warm Green Linden, to become familiar with work that excites us. Manuscripts of 12–40 pages are accepted, as well as simultaneous submissions, works in translation, and co-authored manuscripts. There is a $12 reading fee, which helps support our green mission, to give a portion of our proceeds to reforestation efforts; or for $20 you also get any chapbook or broadside from our store. For more information please visit www.greenlindenpress.com/submit/.

  • Posted February 10, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2020 issue. We are 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 9 years we have published 400 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 February 10, 2020
  • The Massachusetts Review Calls for Native-authored Work for Special Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

The editors of the Massachusetts Review, along with guest editors Tacey Atsitty, Laura Furlan, and Toni Jensen, welcome submissions for a special issue of new Native-authored work. MR’s first Native-focused issue—scheduled for publication in December 2020—coincides with the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth landing. MR is a literary journal committed to social justice and equality; our issues include poetry, fiction, artwork, and essays. See www.massreview.org to learn more about the journal. Send queries and submissions to and please name the genre (e.g., “FICTION: Title') in your subject line.

  • Posted February 10, 2020
  • Chestnut Review Seeks Stubborn Artists of All Types
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Chestnut Review (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for our Summer issue (2.1). We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (5 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<4k words), 4-6 poems, or 10 images. 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 February 10, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: The Helix
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Helix Literary and Art Magazine, an undergraduate publication based in Central Connecticut, seeks compelling poetry, prose, and art for its Spring 2020 issue (online and in print). Any and all subject matters considered, but bonus points for topics that might be of interest to a college audience. Submit at helixmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted February 10, 2020
  • Parhelion Accepting Summer Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is accepting short story, flash, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the Summer 2020 issue. Please check out our previous issues to get an idea of what we accept, and the submission guidelines to submit. We look forward to reading your work, and thanks for considering us! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted February 06, 2020
  • Call for Poetry Submissions: Court Green
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Court Green is a biannual online magazine currently seeking poetry submissions for issues 18 and 19. Court Green is a space where all kinds of poems are welcome, especially those you can't always find elsewhere. Visit courtgreen.net to read current and past issues, and for further submission information.

  • Posted February 06, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Spring 2020 issue (Vol. 15, No. 1). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable/distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best Microfiction, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, storySouth Million Writers Award, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. Published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize. The current issue, previous issues, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted February 05, 2020
  • Calling Connecticut Writers
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

The Connecticut Literary Festival is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the first annual Connecticut Literary Anthology. The book will be published in conjunction with the Literary Festival in Fall 2020. Submissions open January 4 - March 31, 2020. No submission fees. CT residents only. Published authors receive a complimentary copy. Publishing partner: Central Connecticut State University English Department. Visit connecticutliteraryfestival.org for submission details and the link to the submission portal.

  • Posted February 04, 2020
  • Driftwood Press Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
  • Type Book

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, 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. To polish your fiction, note our editing service, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

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