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  • Posted August 17, 2017
  • WTAW Press Seeks Full-length Books of Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Book

WTAW Press seeks full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, CNF, collections of stories or essays, etc.) for 2018 publication. Additionally, the WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series will publish chapbooks of selected book openings in time for the 2018 AWP Conference for signings and readings. We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. We privilege no one aesthetic over another, and want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of. Learn more about our current catalog and/or pre-order at the website. Guidelines: www.wtawpress.org.

  • Posted August 17, 2017
  • little leo can’t wait to read your mind-blowing work!
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

little leo is drawn to the peculiar, yet craves the exquisite. little leo doesn’t care where you are from or where you think you might be going. little leo is fresh and clean like purel, and broken-down like nana’s fractured hip.” little leo is a hip new quarterly online journal that publishes spectacular poetry, flash fiction, and hybrid text, and we are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue due out in October. For submissions guidelines, and to checkout our site, please visit us at littleleojournal.com.

  • Posted August 17, 2017
  • Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Quality Writing about the Natural World
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

  • Posted August 16, 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 August 16, 2017
  • This Side of the Divide Anthology Seeks Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction by emerging and established authors exploring the United States West. We’re seeking fresh, original views of the western U.S. Our aim is to capture this region’s unique essence in all of its cultural and geographic diversity. Selected writers will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a payment of $100. Stories should be 3,000-5,000 words, and will need to be submitted no later than October 31st, 2017. Please visit baobabpress.com/submissions for details.

  • Posted August 15, 2017
  • Open Submissions: Capulet Mag is Accepting Writing/Art by Young Women
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Calling all Capulets! Capulet Mag is a literary journal by young women for young women. For our inaugural edition, we seek all genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as all mediums of art. Currently, Capulet Mag is only open to young women between the ages of 15–29. Visit www.capuletmag.samanthability.com for details.

  • Posted August 14, 2017
  • The Broke Bohemian - Autumn Edition
  • Deadline info September 14, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine
The Broke Bohemian is accepting submissions for the Autumn Edition 2017! Wear your activism proudly! Bare your teeth! Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty! We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who've been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! We will also review and critique pieces for a small fee, half of which will be donated to the ACLU. Come join the Bohemians! The Broke Bohemian was founded in 2017 by the dedicated members of SpiceCo Productions: Tyler Martin Pursch, Tyler Chatfield Tveit, Joshua Isbey and Andrew Arter.
  • Posted August 14, 2017
  • Urban Farmhouse Press Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses-borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Series include Crossroads Poetry Series, Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series, and Contemporary short fiction and novels. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at: urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 14, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2017 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable/distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, 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. The current issue, previous issues, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted August 10, 2017
  • Seeking Nonfiction about Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 20, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

The Chaos is seeking narrative personal essays about “Work”for our fall issue. Send us writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics, competition at work, etcetera. 1,500-7,500 words. www.thechaos.life

  • Posted August 10, 2017
  • Black Dandy: Seeking Strange Fiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Black Dandy is a new quarterly literary digest steeped in the long tradition of slow-simmering strange fiction. Based in New Zealand, with an international reach, Black Dandy welcomes readers and writers to worlds that seem right around the corner. For our double-sized inaugural issue, releasing in late 2017/early 2018, we want stories that wallow in vivid characterization. We want to see characters in odd circumstances under unusual pressures. Serious tales for a sophisticated audience. We are fans of magic realism, the gothic, and surrealism. For submissions guidelines, visit us at blackdandy.co. We look forward to reading your best work.

  • Posted August 09, 2017
  • Jewish Fiction .net Invites Submissions
  • 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 and Spring 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 7 years we have published over 300 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fourteen 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 August 09, 2017
  • New Madrid Winter 2018: Total Eclipse
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

New Madrid, the national journal of the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University, will dedicate its winter 2018 issue to the theme of “Total Eclipse.” On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse is predicted to be visible for the first time since 1979 in the contiguous United States. With this issue, we aim to address the theme of total eclipse from metaphorical directions, seeking work inspired by social and political phenomena, as well as personal experiences. We are essentially open to any work that addresses the obscuring of the light. Submissions open August 15. Details at newmadridjournal.org.

  • Posted August 08, 2017
  • Now Open for Submissions: Aquifer: The Florida Review Online
  • Deadline info Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

In February 2017, The Florida Review print magazine launched our new online literary supplement, Aquifer, and it is now open for submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, digital story, and book review. We’ve already been publishing established and new literary lights, and are now ready to see your work. Opening submission rate of $2.00. Please see what we’re up to and see detailed guidelines on our website: http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/, or go directly to Submittable: https://floridareview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 08, 2017
  • Brilliant Submissions Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

  • Posted August 08, 2017
  • Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine is looking for well-crafted short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and drama. We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Please visit our website for submission guidelines. doorisajarmagazine.net

  • Posted August 08, 2017
  • Haunted Waters Press Reviewing Works for From the Depths 2017
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press is now reading for the 2017 issue of From the Depths. Described as “one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals,” From the Depths was created to showcase and celebrate the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. Open to all themes, genres, and writers, we offer contributors several paths to paid print publication, including our no-fee reading periods, Expedited Decision, and Penny Fiction—a regular flash fiction feature of the journal. We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted August 07, 2017
  • Rockvale Review Seeks Poems for Inaugural Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2017
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Rockvale Review, a new online poetry journal, seeks submissions for our inaugural issue. Send us poems that are hard-edged and finely crafted, but reach beyond the skin to the flesh beneath. Send us solid, tough language—the rock of this human experience—and send us fluid, supple images—the vale of this human existence. Do both in the same poem. Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. We read blind, so don't put any identifying information in your submission. No theme, no reading fees, but please follow our submission guidelines found at www.rockvalereview.com.

  • Posted August 07, 2017
  • Attention Women! Storytelling Platform Seeking Your Personal Narrative!
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Inkfully, a faith-based storytelling platform for women, seeks introspective narratives and poems that span the seasons of womanhood. (Topics include: Marriage, Motherhood, Faith, Identity, Purpose, Career, Friendship, Dating, Health, Culture, and Social Justice.) We are looking for stories that are authentic, deeply compelling, honest, and vulnerable. Words that invite the reader to take the journey with you. Ultimately, we desire to inspire, empower, and encourage women—reminding them that they are not alone. We hope to nourish the weary soul and showcase the beauty that emerges from the ashes. For more info visit www.Inkfully.com/submissions and read our guidelines.

  • Posted August 07, 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 5,000 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 August 07, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Neighbors
  • Deadline info Deadline: Issue fills by September 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions: Neighbors. Issue fills by September 15, 2017. Please note the call in a cover letter, and follow the guidelines at chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu.

  • Posted August 03, 2017
  • Into The Void Seeks Your Writing for Issue 6
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 7, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Print and digital lit mag Into the Void is now open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Issue 6. No theme and no reading fees. Send us the work that pulses out of you like a shock wave; that oozes from your pores like corrosive acid; that takes a bit of you and leaves it forever imprinted on the page. Contributors receive a magazine copy and infinite love & loyalty. Submission guidelines: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted August 03, 2017
  • Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

  • Posted August 03, 2017
  • FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction, Monologues; Pays for Short Stories
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Drama
  • Type Literary Site

Calling all funny story tellers! FunnyInFiveHundred.com is seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine), and will pay $.01 per word for short stories (7,500-15,000 words). Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.

  • Posted August 03, 2017
  • Gearing Up For New Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The new editors of Gravel are looking forward to receiving your most intense and incredible words, artwork, photography, and book reviews. Read us first. Then submit here: gravel.submittable.com.

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