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  • Posted December 14, 2017
  • 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 December 14, 2017
  • great weather for MEDIA: Anthology Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Anthology

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental. Submission period October 15 through January 15. For full details, please visit www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/.

  • Posted December 13, 2017
  • Sky Island Journal, Issue 3: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, free-access, literary journal with an international reach; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. While we accept submissions year-round, we are currently reading for Issue 3 (Winter 2018). The deadline is December 31st. Enjoy our previous issues, read our submission guidelines, and submit your best work today at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted December 12, 2017
  • 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 an 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.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted December 11, 2017
  • 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 Three (dedicated to the memories of Mary Louise Arlen and Marjorie Joan Wilson): 300+ poems by 160+ 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; there is a small reading fee. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted December 11, 2017
  • The Disconnect is Seeking Submissions for Inaugural Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Disconnect, a new digital magazine that literally forces you to disconnect from the internet, is currently accepting submissions. The inaugural issue will focus on the intersection of people and technology. We encourage you to interpret the theme however you’d like, loosely or strictly. We won’t limit you to the technology of today or even the common use of the word. We are considering poetry, nonfiction, and fiction pieces up to 10,000 words. Please send your pitch and a sample of your writing to by 12/31/17 (however, we will consider exceptional pitches through 01/11/18). Find out more at thedisconnect.co.

  • Posted December 07, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger, appearing in print and ebook editions. We want all your best prose, art, poetry, and in-between. We seek formally and effectively innovative work. We especially encourage women, people of color/indigenous, queer, immigrant, disabled, and other under-represented folks. Bonus points for connections to the Midwest. Surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit and submissions at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted December 07, 2017
  • Xi Draconis Books Seeks Socially-Conscious Creative Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 7, 2018
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Book

We are still seeking creative nonfiction submissions for our 2018 production year. Please visit our website to review our mission statement and submission guidelines: www.xidraconis.org.

  • Posted December 07, 2017
  • a zine of incomplete and unattractive things
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Submit a maximum of 2-pages of inventories. An inventory is defined as “a list of items,” though we're specifically looking for inventories of emotions, experiences, or parts of us that are unsightly or unsharable, or things you see in the world that you want to be brought to light, etc. Lists should be inventive and thought provoking. We accept inventories in any form (bulleted/numbered lists, poems, prose, experimental). They should be cohesive in theme. We lend ourselves to the overemotional, but well-crafted insightful, poetic, or even humorous pieces are preferred. Submit in a single word document to . unsellableinventories.wordpress.com

  • Posted December 07, 2017
  • Blink-Ink Submissions Now Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Blink-Ink seeks submissions for issue #31 - “Fame.” “Fame! I’m going to live forever!” Really? How does that work? Does Everyone really want to be famous? Is that such a good idea? What would you do to get there? Or are we too skeptical and fame is just a simple happy thing? Why such intent pursuit of something people latter shun? In fifty words or so tell us what you know or imagine about fame. Submissions are open December 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018. Send in the body of an email to: . See our site www.blink-ink.org for general submission guidelines.

  • Posted December 07, 2017
  • Belletrist Magazine Looking for Unforgettable Poetry and Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018 for print issue, year-round for online
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

John Updike wrote, "I tried not to select stories because they illustrated a theme or portion of the national experience but because they struck me as lively, beautiful, believable, and, in the human news they brought, important." Belletrist Magazine is looking for writing that is sincere, engaging, and honest. In Updike's words, we want to see the human news on the page. We kindly ask you to submit your best work in one genre. Guidelines can be found on our Submittable page: belletrist.submittable.com/submit. Belletrist Magazine was called by The Review Review, "breathtaking, a joy to read!" We want to see your work in our pages.

  • Posted December 06, 2017
  • Bridge: The Best Young Writers Age 14-24
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Calling young writers! Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic creative work from emerging and established writers age 14-24. We're seeking poetry, prose (fiction/nonfiction/memoir/journalism/interviews), art, comics, graphic novels, and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by January 31 for consideration in the Spring 2018 print edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted December 06, 2017
  • RCC MUSE Wants You!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MUSE seeks poetry, short fiction, and CNF for its Spring 2018 issue. Simultaneous submissions okay. Hardcopies only. Mail up to 3 poems or 1 prose piece (1500 words max), along with cover letter and SASE for notification only. Include all contact details and short bio: Attn. Jo Scott-Coe, Advisory Editor, Riverside City College, Department of English, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506. www.facebook.com/RCCMuseMagazine/

  • Posted December 05, 2017
  • Anomalous Press Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Anomalous Press publishes books, chapbooks, and letterpress broadsides, a blog with monthly features, as well as the biannual online journal Anomaly (formerly Drunken Boat). We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, voice and genre. We are committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, differently abled, and gender nonconforming artists. Submissions accepted November 1 - March 1. www.anomalouspress.org

  • Posted December 04, 2017
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Fiction, Memoir, Poetry for Annual Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Fiction, memoir, and poetry will be considered for the winter 2018 Wordrunner e-Chapbooks anthology (online). The theme is “rites of passage.” We want emotionally complex work about any kind of passage through life, time, or space, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror or fantasy, unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (750 to 6,000 words). Deadline: January 31, 2018. Work should not have been previously published. Submission fees: $2/poetry, $3/prose. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Guidelines/submittable link: echapbook.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted December 04, 2017
  • The Tishman Review is Now Open to Submissions for 4.2
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review is open to regular submissions of poetry, cnf, visual art, and fiction December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 for the April 2018 issue. We nominate our writers and sometimes they win. We pay our contributors. We produce a print copy with a craft talk section. We read blind. We want work that sings, cries, groans, laughs, and has enough substance to make for a satisfying read. We strive for a publication that reflects the diversity of our beautiful planet. We charge a submission fee (except for fee free days). thetishmanreview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted December 04, 2017
  • Interim Welcomes Submissions Twice Yearly
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1 – March 1; June 1 – September 1
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Interim welcomes submissions in poetry, translation, criticism, reviews, and hybrid texts from June 1–September 1 and from December 1–March 1​. We’re looking for writing that engages the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth, writing that demonstrates an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy, while offering the same in consideration of the earth. In addition to general submissions, Interim seeks work for its April themed issue on the body. We're looking for work that engages the body, in all its multifariousness; writing that answers the query: What does it mean to be (a/some/any) body? Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate work with innovative approaches. www.interimpoetics.org

  • Posted December 04, 2017
  • Mistake House Seeks Diverse Poetry & Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mistake House Magazine is looking for fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek diverse voices that address the complex social concerns of our time as well as work that speaks to individual experience. See guidelines at mistakehouse.org/submit/. Submission window closes February 16, 2018. Submit: mistakehouse.submittable.com/submit. $3 submission fee.

  • Posted December 04, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: BLR’s Theme Issue on Displacement
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Bellevue Literary Review seeks submissions for a themed issue that explores the idea of displacement, both literal and metaphorical. Fiction, nonfiction (5,000 words max). Poetry (3 poems max). We welcome submissions for this issue through January 1, 2018. See complete guidelines and submit at www.blreview.org.

  • Posted November 30, 2017
  • Calling All Poetry & Prose Submissions For Howl Publication!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

We are accepting up to 5 poems per submission as well as fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, art, and translations. The ideal submission is a piece of poetry or prose that the reader can't forget. It's expertly crafted, unique, and leaves the reader wanting to explore it further to discover its allure. It is at the same time delightfully unfamiliar and yet comfortably familiar. It may answer questions we had never thought to ask, ask questions we may never know the answers to, or simply paint a beautiful picture with words interwoven with emotions we can read when we want to feel them.​ Please see our website for more details: www.DeltonaHowl.com!

  • Posted November 30, 2017
  • The MacGuffin is Now Reading for Spring
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rollin'
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Thinking ahead, The MacGuffin is now accepting poetry and prose (up to 5000 words) for our Spring 2018 issue. In the spirit of the upcoming season, give us some tales of rebirth. Like that time you gave up drinking, bought a van, and drove to Alaska (unless you already lived there…). Or if poetry’s more your game, what about a eulogy for Winter, which will have just passed. As always, we accept all work via email and traditional post. For full submission guidelines, check us out at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot us an email at .

  • Posted November 29, 2017
  • Submit Experimental Work to Angry Old Man Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Please submit to Angry Old Man. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, art, photography, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, mail art, typewriter art, etc. AOM indulges the self-indulgent, so go for it. Mags often say they want “experimental,” but don’t actually mean it. AOM wants your insane stuff, emphatically so!—the stuff that won’t be published in “respectable” academic lit/poetry mags. Go to: angryoldmanmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted November 29, 2017
  • Articles About Writing
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Fiction Southeast is seeking essays, interviews, and book reviews from MFA students, emerging and established writers. We are open to articles of any subject (provided they concern writing) including but not limited to experiences at conferences and within an MFA program, writing craft, the life of a writer, etc. fictionsoutheast.submittable.com/submit/45733/essays-on-writing

  • Posted November 28, 2017
  • The Offbeat: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The Offbeat is calling for the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky to submit work for our next volume! We’re looking for unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sequential art. Submit writing that is intriguing and “off the beaten path,” but not unnecessarily explicit. Please go to offbeat.msu.edu for guidelines and to submit up to 3 poems or flash pieces (under 1000 words each), sequential art not exceeding 10 pages, or other pieces under 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but please inform us immediately if your work is being published elsewhere.

  • Posted November 27, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Short Story | Flash Fiction | Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona publishes both emerging and established writers. Our latest issue, the Corporeal Issue, includes work by an O. Henry prize recipient, Pushcart Prize nominees for both poetry and fiction, alongside two emerging writers for whom this was their first publication. Show us your work whether you have several books out or have nothing but an inbox full of rejections. Guidelines and Info: www.theflexiblepersona.com/submissions. Submit: www.theflexiblepersona.submittable.com/submit. Payments: see site for details. Print: the range for prose is $15 – $50 and $10 – $35 for poetry, plus digital download of the issue. Online: minimum payment is $10.

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