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  • Posted March 22, 2019
  • Seeking Brilliance
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Brilliant Flash Fiction seeks stories of 1,000 words or less. Please follow guidelines at brilliantflashfiction.com/submissions/. Shock us, delight us, thrill us, move us. Writers at all levels of experience welcome to submit. We are a 501c3 public charity, donations also welcome. Thank you, Writers!

  • Posted March 20, 2019
  • The Roadrunner Review Open for Student Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 7, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Roadrunner Review features the work of students (graduate and undergraduate) worldwide and is looking for submissions of flash fiction, flash nonfiction, poetry, and cover art. Because the world is a busy place, we aim to give readers short, vivid reading experiences. All of our pieces will be 1000 words or less. roadrunner.lasierra.edu/submissions/

  • Posted March 20, 2019
  • Your Perspective on the Mona Lisa - Flash Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Is it possible to say anything about the painting that hasn’t already been said? We want to find out. We want to know how you view the Mona Lisa. How does the painting make you feel? Is it possible to separate the painting from its mythic status? Is it, like so many people who visit the crowded Louvre remark, a bit of a disappointment? Or is it truly a masterpiece? Above all, what does the Mona Lisa mean in 2019? Your essay should be between 500-750 words. Estimated publication is in May 2019. Compensation - $100. For more information and to submit, visit Critical Read's Submittable page: criticalread.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted March 20, 2019
  • Transference Literary Journal Invites Submissions of Poetry in Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30 for best consideration
  • 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 March 20, 2019
  • Southern Humanities Review Open Call for Submissions of Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Quarterly literary magazine Southern Humanities Review is open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and book review pitches until May 1, 2019. When SHR first began, our founding editors called for work which was “thoughtfully conceived to enrich the mind and stir the heart.” More than fifty years later, this call remains relevant. While we are located in the American South, we are interested in work from all human communities and variety of perspectives, geographic and otherwise. We are also interested in writers in various stages of their careers, and especially in work from historically underrepresented voices. Please submit through our website: www.southernhumanitiesreview.com.

  • Posted March 15, 2019
  • The Hunger: Open for Submissions Until April 15th
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Hunger is a journal of visceral writing that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid work, and visual art. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. Send us work that bleeds. We want to be devoured. For submission guidelines visit www.thehungerjournal.com/submit.

  • Posted March 14, 2019
  • West Texas Literary Review Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

West Texas Literary Review is a national print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and photographs that are thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We nominate for awards and we pay with a print contributor copy. Submit your best work year-round at www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php.

  • Posted March 14, 2019
  • 2019 New Poetry from the Midwest Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Anthology

A biennial anthology featuring poetry from and about the Midwestern region of the United States published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Journals may submit 3 poems for free. Poets may submit 3 poems for $3. Three $100 Heartland Poetry Prizes will be awarded. All contributors receive a free copy. More information: newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted March 14, 2019
  • Arlington Literary Journal Open to Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

ArLiJo, an ejournal from Gival Press, will open for submissions of art, poetry, and short fiction between January 15 to April 15. No reading fee; submit via portal: givalpress.submittable.com. Payment: book from Gival Press catalog.

  • Posted March 14, 2019
  • BLJ Wants Creative Works from You!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

BALLOONS Lit. Journal, a Hong Kong-based literary magazine for young readers, is inviting clever poems, short fiction, and artwork from anyone who appreciates and possesses creativity. Do read our current and past issues to get a taste of our style. Submission guidelines are here: www.balloons-lit-journal.com/submission.html. When you are ready, send us your work and a bio note. We can't wait to read your work!

  • Posted March 14, 2019
  • 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 2019 and Spring 2020 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 8 years we have published over 360 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 March 14, 2019
  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • 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 9. 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. www.goldmanpublishing.com

  • Posted March 13, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Glintmoon
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Glintmoon, a literary journal of short poetry, seeks poems of 10 lines or fewer. We encourage submissions from underrepresented voices and welcome work that considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, and disability in original and meaningful ways. We want to see fervent, unorthodox work that stretches and reimagines what the short poem is and what it can do. Give us life and depth, the human and the now. We pay $5 per poem. Our first issue will debut in May. See our site for details and submissions guidelines: glintmoon.com.

  • Posted March 11, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: The Helix
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 5, 2019
  • 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 2019 issue (print and online). 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/. Deadline: April 5th, 2019.

  • Posted March 11, 2019
  • Tolsun Books is Open for Manuscript Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Book

Tolsun Books is looking for energetic, full-length manuscripts from diverse authors for our 2020 catalog. We accept anything made from parts: poetry, short stories, flash memoir, hybrids, comics-poetry, photo-essays, micro-plays, and things we've never seen before. We do not accept novels or genre works, and we are not accepting chapbooks, at this time. Submissions are $10. In order to serve the widest community of writers, we will be offering free submissions on the 15th of each month. tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted March 11, 2019
  • Haunted Waters Press Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press seeks fiction, poetry, and flash for consideration in the 2019 issue of From the Depths. Open to all genres, themes, and writers. Contributors accepted for print publication receive payment, online author interview in SPLASH!, and author profile in the HWP Contributor Showcase. All submissions considered for 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with $250 cash awards, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside work. Also accepting submissions: Expedited decision for seven day response and Penny Fiction featuring exceptionally short stories of exactly 19 words—no more, no less. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

  • Posted March 11, 2019
  • Capulet Mag is Looking for Young Women Writers & Artists
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Calling all Capulets! Capulet Mag is a magazine by young women for young women. We are currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2019 edition. We accept work from young women between the ages of 15–29. All levels of experience are encouraged to apply. We accept the following types of submissions: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. We are open to all genres, mediums, and styles. Visit CapuletMag.com for submission guidelines.

  • Posted March 11, 2019
  • Lily Poetry Review Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Lily Poetry Review, a biannual print journal, seeks poetry and flash fiction submissions for its summer issue. No fee to submit. Learn more at our website: lilypoetryreview.blog/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted March 11, 2019
  • Voice of Eve Accepting Women's Poetry and Art
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Voice of Eve is a magazine dedicated to women's poetry and artwork. We celebrate women, their spirit, and their expression through art. Please read guidelines at www.voiceofeve.net/submissions before submitting. We look forward to seeing your most beautiful and precious work.

  • Posted March 11, 2019
  • Parhelion Literary Magazine Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion Literary Magazine is accepting fiction, flash, nonfiction, poetry, and photography for our summer 2019 issue. We look for strong writing, fresh voices, and compelling characters. Our magazine is growing and we look forward to reading your work! Please review our guidelines before submitting and take a look at what we're publishing. We appreciate it! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted March 07, 2019
  • 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 March 07, 2019
  • Submissions Now Open For "Summer "Romance"
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

“Summer fling, don’t mean a thing but—uh-oh—those summer nights!” Fling or heartbreak, interlude or turning point… or does Summer Romance only happen to other people? Bashful encounters, all consuming passion, gentle romance, or too quirky and weird to be described. Could be something else entirely! Tell us your best summer lovin’ stories in approximately 50 words or less. Artwork requested as well. Submissions are open March 1st through April l5th, 2019. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . General details and guidelines on our website www.blink-ink.org. We respond to all submissions & inquiries.

  • Posted March 07, 2019
  • Feels Blind Literary Call for Submissions, No Fee
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Feels Blind Literary is excited to announce our first annual DIY Prize for writers who identify as women. The winner will receive $100 and publication in Issue #2. All runners-up also will be featured in our second issue. We’re looking for an essay, poems, a play, or a short story wherein you or your protagonist repairs or rebuilds something. This could involve ending something toxic, building alliances, or challenging social norms and powerful stakeholders. There’s no fee to submit. Send contest submissions to by June 1. The deadline for general submissions is July 1. For more information visit www.feelsblindliterary.com/submissions.

  • Posted March 06, 2019
  • The MacGuffin is Now Open for Summer and Fall!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is currently looking for poetry, prose, and fine art to include in our upcoming Summer and Fall 2019 issues. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got robbed at water gunpoint. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back. We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

  • Posted March 04, 2019
  • Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • 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 and Best Small Fictions. We have a $3 fee for most submissions but also a free option for economically disadvantaged writers, as well as a quick response option. Visit our submissions page for more information: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

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