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  • Posted March 30, 2017
  • Open Your Heart. Send Four Chambers Work.
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Literally, Four Chambers is a small press and independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ. Figuratively, we're a heart. And despite all the puns—or precisely because of them—we take that figure very seriously. While we're interested in publishing a variety of contemporary literature from new and emerging writers that gets at, somehow, what it means to be human, we don't like to think of ourselves as writers, we're human beings, and we're more interested in using creative writing to advance discourse, develop relationships and build community than we are in publishing. But we're still publishing. Also, a heart. fourchamberspress.com/submit

  • Posted March 30, 2017
  • Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Audio
  • Type Literary Site

Second Hand Stories is a podcast that features short works of fiction, submitted and written by you, to be read aloud on our show. Check out our guidelines at secondhandpodcast.com/guidelines to get a sense of what we're looking for. We accept any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 1,500 and 6,000 words). Flash fiction writers interested in contributing should contact us, but we are not taking submissions at this time. Please practice reading your story aloud to ensure it flows as well verbally as it does on the page. Thanks for submitting!

  • Posted March 29, 2017
  • Aliens
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 27, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Aliens. Tell us a story of a stranger in a strange land, whether they be a three-headed visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy or just someone trying to navigate an unfamiliar place. Of course, feeling like an alien does not always have to do with physical location—sometimes you might feel like an alien in familiar spaces. We love works about extraterrestrials and outer space, but we also encourage authentic and diverse works about immigration, gentrification, and feelings of otherness and dissociation. Not welcome: cultural appropriation. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820/cicada-magazine-for-ages-14

  • Posted March 29, 2017
  • Big Wonderful Novels Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Book

We are looking for interesting fiction novels that cross the literary with the commercial. No horror and nothing religious. Fewer than 100K words please! We are also accepting YA queries. See the guidelines here: www.bigwonderfulpress.com/become-a-wonderful-author/.

  • Posted March 28, 2017
  • Folktales, Myths, and Legends
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 27, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Cricket (for ages 9-14) and Spider (ages 6-9) are looking for retellings of folktales, myths, and legends from around the world. We seek tales of humorous tricksters, of adventurous heroes on epic quests, of clever and strong women, lovable fools, and formidable demons, as well as traditional wisdom tales and creation myths. Retellings should be lively and dramatic, with an authentic voice that engages the imaginations of our young readers. They must also be well researched, accurately reflecting the meanings and traditions of the story’s cultural background. Please include a list of sources and your credentials with your submission. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted March 28, 2017
  • Westview Requesting Short Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 28, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Attention writers! Westview is currently accepting short fiction submissions. We are the creative writing journal published by the Language and Literature Department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. We are looking for short fiction submissions with a maximum length of 5,000 words. Any and all themes are accepted and encouraged. Our submission process is double-blind, so please exclude any identifying information in the submission documents themselves. You can submit your work via dc.swosu.edu/westview/. The deadline for all submissions is April 28, 2017. Good luck!

  • Posted March 27, 2017
  • Call for Poems: Issue 3 & Broadside Series
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Under a Warm Green Linden is an online journal with a twofold mission: to publish and foster excellent poetry and to give a portion of our proceeds to reforestation efforts. We are now accepting poetry submissions for Issue 3, scheduled to go live on June 21. Selections from the issue will be published in our acclaimed broadside series. Visit www.greenlindenpress.com to submit poems and to read work by Franny Choi, Alison Deming, Kathy Fagan, Kate Greenstreet, Timothy Liu, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Sajé, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and many others.

  • Posted March 27, 2017
  • Breathe Free Press Inaugural Issue Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Breathe Free Press celebrates essayistic narratives in every imaginable, inventive form including cross-genre, flash, critical, experimental, travel, and in particular, lyric essay. We are interested in art—not journalism—and in literary observation funneled through social awareness in essayistic narratives that subvert genre constraints. The essays we seek allude, intimate, insinuate, attempt, analyze, critique, express while being attentive to language and cultural associations and contains themes that transform and transgress metanarratives of authority and power structures. We welcome generous, graceful, conscious writing. breathefreepress.org

  • Posted March 27, 2017
  • Flash Fiction Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Wanted: your flash fic. Submit here![1]
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[1]Limit: 1000 words. Oh! Who are we? We edit Cicada, the finest YA lit/comics mag in the land! Relevant to our interests: literature, teens, literature about teens, SFF, feminist fairy tales, aliens, shapeshifters, ghosts, and witches Especially excited to hear from LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and writers of color. Bonus points if your story plays with form: a grocery list, a GoFundMe, a Twitter feed… (Listen, we never said we were good at brevity. We're not. That's where you come in.) SUBMITTTTTTTT!

  • Posted March 27, 2017
  • Puppets & Dolls
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 27, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Puppets & Dolls. Around the world, puppets and dolls serve many purposes—children’s toys, storytelling props, decoration, conduits for the supernatural. How do we pull one another’s strings to get what we want? How do we project our feelings onto one another? How can this harm a relationship? Respectful works exploring manipulation/toxic relationships: great. Exploitative, explicit, or abusive works: nope. Also encouraged: works about totally non-metaphorical dolls and magnificent puppetry performances. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820/cicada-magazine-for-ages-14

  • Posted March 23, 2017
  • Hoosier Lit: A Call for Writers Connected to Indiana
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Hoosier Lit is a new, biannual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. We’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t articulate them. We're looking for stories and voices that move us. You can find our submission guidelines here: thegeekypress.com/hoosier/.

  • Posted March 23, 2017
  • The Flexible Persona: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for our Fall 2017 print issue and our podcasts. TFP is a literary magazine that publishes the work of emerging and published writers. We read for engaging, character-driven fiction and creative nonfiction in which there is a marriage between plot and story. We are open to all genres. We are also looking for sharp-edged poetry. www.theflexiblepersona.com

  • Posted March 23, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Conversion Therapy Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Jane's Boy Press seeks poetry and nonfiction submissions for an anthology to share the stories of LGBTIQ people and/or their supporters who have experienced or been closely affected by conversion therapy. Scheduled for publication in fall 2017, the anthology will be edited by Dustin Brookshire and Beth Gylys. Submit up to two previously unpublished poems (max 2pgs/poem) or one essay (up to 5000 words) via email to . Submissions due by 11:59pm April 15th, 2017. Payment will be in the form of a contributor’s copy. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. www.janesboypress.com

  • Posted March 22, 2017
  • Dear America: An Edited Collection on Race
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Screenplay, Video
  • Type Anthology

The Geeky Press is seeking narrative essay, creative nonfiction, script, photo, and poetry submissions for an edited book titled Dear America: Reflections on Race. We want personal reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story. Guidelines: www.thegeekypress.com/race. Deadline: July 31.

  • Posted March 22, 2017
  • The Windhover Wants Your Excellent Writing
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Windhover is currently reading submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We are especially interested in works that engage Christian and spiritual themes. We are looking for writing that avoids the didactic, the melodramatic, the trite, the obvious. We want writing that invites rereading. Eschew tricks and gimmicks. undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal

  • Posted March 22, 2017
  • Route 7 Review is Now Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Housed at Dixie State University, Route 7 Review seeks work from both emerging or established writers and artists. We accept fiction, nonfiction, flash, poetry, and visual art. Our mission is to engage and inspire readers with our journal’s literary and visual works. Go to route7review.com for more information on how to submit and to read past issues. Utah and Clark County writers can also submit to The Southern Quill at thesouthernquill.com.

  • Posted March 21, 2017
  • New Anthology: Poems of Resistance and Resilience
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2017
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

For a new anthology, Sixteen Rivers Press is seeking unpublished poems that respond to the cultural, moral, and political rifts that now divide our country: poems of resistance and resilience, witness and vision, that embody what it means to be a citizen in a time when our democracy is threatened. Poets are encouraged to interpret this call broadly. We welcome voices raised in passion and in praise, whether lyrical, philosophical, visionary, or personal. Submission period: Feb 15–April 15, 2017. There is a $3 reading fee for online submissions. For guidelines, please visit Sixteen Rivers at www.sixteenrivers.org/call-for-submissions-our-new-anthology/.

  • Posted March 21, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Hermeneutic Chaos
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Hermeneutic Chaos currently seeks poetry and fiction submissions for its forthcoming issues. We read year-round, and encourage writing that is raw, authentic, and powerful, and uses unique imagery to weave its contours. ​​Works published by us have found recognition in The Norton Anthology, Verse Daily, Best Of The Net, and Best Of Small Fictions, among others. To read submission guidelines, or to submit work, please visit www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted March 21, 2017
  • Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology Seeks Submissions in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Anthology

Qommunity LLC, creator of Qommunity: The Queer Social Network (qommunity.org) seeks submissions in all genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, visual art, genre) for Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology, Volume 1. Material must be either LGBTQ-created or LGBTQ-themed. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay. Reprints that aren't already freely available online are also okay. Small pay. Deadline: April 30, 2017. Publication: June 2017. Submit to: or POB 454, Lanesborough, MA, 01237. Full guidelines: hashtagqueer.com.

  • Posted March 20, 2017
  • Seeking Exceptional Longform Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

True Story is a new monthly magazine from the editors of Creative Nonfiction. Each issue features one exceptional work of creative nonfiction. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work. www.creativenonfiction.org/true-story

  • Posted March 20, 2017
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 3 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Three. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renknowned), 200+ poems. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted March 20, 2017
  • Foliate Oak Literary Magazine Seeks Surprising Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 12, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

We'd love to hear from people who have not been published in our magazine. We are particularly interested in creative nonfiction, but are open to all genres. Read us first, then submit your best work that has not been previously published. www.foliateoak.com

  • Posted March 20, 2017
  • MAKE 17: Belonging
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations, Video
  • Type Magazine

The theme of MAKE #17 is “Belonging.” For this issue, we are calling for works that hit on acceptance, or the lack of it. Think boundaries: physical, social, political, emotional, etc. How you interpret this is your choice. Submissions accepted in Spanish and English. Translations are welcome, too. www.makemag.com

  • Posted March 20, 2017
  • Expedited "Tip Jar" Submission w/Feedback + 2017 Subscription!
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Genre Poetry, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Get 500 words of feedback, plus a one year subscription, a $16 value! Here is how it will work: Submit up to 5 poems, receive an expedited response of no less than 500 words of feedback from our editorial team within 10 days; receive the April 2017 Issue 5 mailed immediately upon receipt of submission, and the October 2017 Issue 6 mailed in mid-September for a complete 2017 subscription. The fee for this special "tip jar" reading is $20, through June 1, 2017. We will re-open to free submissions on August 1, 2107. All submissions will be considered for publication. pittsburghpoetryreview.com

  • Posted March 20, 2017
  • Submit your Personal Essays, Poetry, and Fiction to Crux Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 23, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Stories allow us to experience beyond our own perspective. Are you a city dweller, a heartland lover, a suburban somebody, a small townie? An oldie, a youngie, a weirdie, a normie? This world is full of stories and we'd like to hear yours. Our first issue's loose theme is community; send us stories about your community or perhaps, lack thereof. Attention artists: We're also looking for companion pieces for our stories. Send us your stuff! Requirement details: for prose submit 15 pages or less, double spaced, 1 inch margins; for poetry submit 5 pages or less. Limit 3 pieces per person. We accept plays and experimental genres. Artists and writers send your submissions to . www.cruxmagazine.org

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