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  • Posted March 05, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XI. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted March 04, 2021
  • Submit your 50-word story to 50 Give or Take
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

50 Give or Take daily delivers micro-fiction of fifty words or less straight into your inbox. Please subscribe (it’s free!) to get an idea of what is published, before submitting your work. All accepted 50 Give or Take pieces will be published in a print collection at the end of every year, starting in 2021. All you have to do is submit your: 50-word story, one-line bio, website or social media URL, and a vertical photo of yourself to . Good luck!

  • Posted March 04, 2021
  • Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels: Myths, Legends, and Other Lies You've Been Told about Black Women
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels: Myths, Legends, and Other Lies You've Been Told about Black Women revisits notions of Black womanhood to include the ways in which Black women's perceived strength can function as a dangerous denial of Black women's humanity. This collection addresses the stigma of this extraordinary endurance in professional and personal spaces, the Black church, in interpersonal partnerships, and within the justice arena, while also giving voice and value to Black women's experiences as the backbone of the Black family and community. Drs. Jan Boulware, Rondrea Mathis, Clarissa West-White, and Kideste Yusef of Bethune-Cookman University will serve as editors. For more information and to submit work, visit: blacklawrencepress.submittable.com/submit/73600/mamas-martyrs-and-jezebels.

  • Posted March 03, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in every sense, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Seeking formally, linguistically, aesthetically, emotionally ambitious writing and art. Rooted in the midwest, we actively prioritize work by Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, and women, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors. We pay a flat honorarium; limited no-fee submissions each month; expedited response available. Surprise us! Full guidelines: stormcellar.org/submit; submission portal stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted March 02, 2021
  • Submissions Open for Issue 2!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 12, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Submissions for Issue 2 of Book of Matches are open! Send your best poetry and/or prose by April 12 to be considered for the issue. Please see full submission guidelines on the website. Also take a look at Issue 1 for an idea of the flavor of work we are looking for.

  • Posted March 02, 2021
  • We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: 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 March 02, 2021
  • Escutcheon Review Seeks Engaging and Challenging Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 30, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Escutcheon Review is an online poetry journal that publishes the best new poetry in the United States and abroad. The journal values image and language-based experimentation over grammatical or syntactical, but will consider many kinds of contemporary poems. Payment is in the form of a contributor's bio and a link to the published work. The journal retains first North American rights. We do our best to promote the authors we publish, whether online or via word-of-mouth. All poets published in Escutcheon Review are invited to a yearly reading and gathering at The Old Post Office in Hornell, New York. www.escutcheonreview.com/submissions

  • Posted March 01, 2021
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 16 (Spring 2021) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • 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 80,000 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 response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 16 before midnight on March 31st, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted March 01, 2021
  • Glass Poetry Press is Open for Fee-Free Chapbook Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Glass Poetry Press (www.glass-poetry.com) is now reading fee free submissions for the 2021-2022 Glass Chapbook Series from March 1 through March 31. Manuscripts should be between 15 to 25 pages (give or take). Previous chapbook authors include Chen Chen, Sam Herschel Wein, Logan February, Gaia Rajan, Noor Ibn Najam, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, and Jennifer Givhan. There is no fee to submit. Authors receive fifteen free copies of their chapbook, 15% royalties on all sales of their chapbook, and a copy of the other 2021-222 chapbooks. GPP highly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices.

  • Posted March 01, 2021
  • Tolsun Books is Looking for Manuscripts for our 2022 Catalog!
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Book

Tolsun Books, an energetic, growing, small press, is looking for full-length and chapbook-length manuscripts for our 2022 catalog. Our books are characterized by parts that make a whole. If that means something to you, or you believe it describes your manuscript, go ahead and submit it to us! We’re looking for poetry, short stories, essays, translations, and hybrids. We want literary works, not works of genre. Submission fees are $15 for full-lengths and $10 for chapbooks. We are willing to waive submission fees. Check our website for more information.

  • Posted March 01, 2021
  • CircleShow Volume 23 Seeks Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Seven CirclePress is currently seeking the work of both known and unknown poets for volume 23 of CircleShow. Issues of CircleShow are posted online in free-to-read PDF format as well as made available for purchase on-demand as trade paperbacks. Please note that while we do not offer monetary payment for accepted work, all contributors do receive a complimentary copy of the printed issue in which their work appears. We are open to all styles and subject matter. Visit www.sevencirclepress.com for details.

  • Posted March 01, 2021
  • Minerva Rising Press Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Minerva Rising Press seeks work that considers what it means to create and be creative, particularly in these times of turmoil and uncertainty. Tell us about your creative self–how you open yourselves to creativity and the ways in which creativity manifests beyond the arts. Send us your best poems, essays, short stories, and/or reviews that uplift and examine what it means to be creative. Please visit our website for guidelines: minervarising.com/submissions/submissions-journal/.

  • Posted March 01, 2021
  • South 85 Journal Submissions Open for Summer Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

South 85 Journal accepts general submissions from January 15 to April 15 for its Summer issue through Submittable. Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment. Fiction submissions should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Please include the word count in an upper corner of the first page. For fiction that is under 850 words, please consider submitting during our yearly flash fiction contest. Nonfiction submissions should be no longer than 6,000 words. Please include the word count in your email. Poetry submissions should contain no more than 4 poems up to 8 total pages, one poem per page. See full details on our website or Submittable page.

  • Posted February 25, 2021
  • Hamilton Stone Review is Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 25, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Hamilton Stone Review opens for submissions for the Spring 2021 Issue #44 on February 25, 2021 and closes March 25, 2021. Submissions may close early if the issue fills. Poetry submissions should be emailed only to Roger Mitchell at with “HSR” in the subject line. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be emailed only to Dorian Gossy at . For more information, please see www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html#submissions.

  • Posted February 25, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Nonfiction, Poetry, Photos about China
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published in the late spring of 2021. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places, people, history, culture, the arts, science and technology—anything related to China that is well written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction). No submission fee. Please visit our website for more information and read the guidelines before submitting.

  • Posted February 24, 2021
  • We Want the Best Stories in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: 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 February 24, 2021
  • Utopia Science Fiction Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 3, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Utopia Science Fiction Magazine is seeking science fiction stories and nonfiction that touch on ideas of ecology and the environment. If you've written a story about an alien ecosystem, or that mentions biology, exobiology, geography, exo-geography, chemistry, climate, etc., send it to us! We pay our authors and provide feedback on all submissions. www.utopiasciencefiction.com/submit

  • Posted February 23, 2021
  • Planisphere Q Seeks Flash Fiction, Vignettes, Character Sketches, and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Planisphere Q is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. The theme is "sight." Any interpretation of the word is acceptable. All genres are accepted. The 500-word limit is firm. Flash fiction, vignettes, character sketches, and poetry. PQ also accepts one-page comics. See submission guidelines: www.planisphereq.com/p/guidelines.html.

  • Posted February 22, 2021
  • Green Linden Press' Poetry Chapbook Open-reading Period
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Green Linden Press welcomes poetry chapbook manuscripts to be considered for publication in fall of 2021. 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 proceeds to reforestation efforts; or for $20 you also get any chapbook from our store. Deadline: March 20. For more information please visit greenlindenpress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 19, 2021
  • Gallery Gallery LUX Call for Art, Writing
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

Event Dates: May 1- September 1 Event Location: Virtual
Open call for art and writing submissions for the group exhibition Lux (Latin for light). We welcome interpretations in all mediums and all forms. Light can reference hope, fresh beginnings, a new way of seeing. Post tenebras lux, (after darkness, light) may reference a new start, such as emerges with vernal equinox post winter. In darkness can we find hope for change? “Only in darkness can we see the stars.” (MLK JR.) After a winter of germination, let us celebrate with all things Lux. What does Spring mean for you? Show us! gallerygallery.org

  • Posted February 18, 2021
  • BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics, and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information.

  • Posted February 18, 2021
  • Mistake House: a space between ordinary and odd
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Mistake House Magazine seeks work that speaks to the heart in a complex global context. Submissions, including work in translation, accepted through March 15, 2021 from students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org/submit/. Mistake House: a space between ordinary and odd. 

  • Posted February 17, 2021
  • Club Plum Seeks Works for April 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Please send flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid works, & art to Club Plum for Volume 2, Issue 2, dropping April 16, 2021. Send your pain. Send your fury. Send your strange. Unsure if prose poem or flash fiction? Send it our way. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted February 17, 2021
  • Jokes Review: Call for Manifestos
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Jokes Review is currently accepting submissions exclusively of manifestos, broadly defined. We want your manifesto (serious or otherwise) about life, art, philosophy, economics, poetry, rocketry, absinthe, interpretive dance, etc. etc. If you have a manifesto—whether it’s nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or art—to bring to the world, send it our way! For submission info: www.jokesliteraryreview.com/submit.

  • Posted February 16, 2021
  • Beliefs, Myths, and Narratives in Southern Culture
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

Founded in 2020, Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is a work-in-progress online anthology of creative nonfiction works about the prevailing beliefs, myths, and narratives that have driven Southern culture over the last fifty years, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The anthology is collecting personal essays, memoirs, short articles, opinion pieces, and contemplative works about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the old Mason-Dixon Line since 1970. www.modernsouthernfolklore.com

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