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  • Posted January 23, 2019
  • upstreet seeks fiction & creative nonfiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

We invite you to submit your fiction and creative nonfiction to upstreet, an award-winning literary journal based in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We do not consider unsolicted poetry submissions at this time. Fiction and nonfiction pieces must be 5,000 words or less. Payment upon publication. Decision notifications will be made via email by mid-May. www.upstreet-mag.org

  • Posted January 21, 2019
  • Looking for Books of Blood-related Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 6, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

NonBinary Review's 20th issue, themed around Clive Barker's Books of Blood vols. 1-3, has extended its submission deadline to February 6, 2019. We accept all genres, and we pay for submissions. Please read submissions guidelines carefully: nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/121035/nbr-20-books-of-blood.

  • Posted January 21, 2019
  • Submit to The Wax Paper
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Wax Paper, a finalist for the Firecracker Awards Best Debut, is a lovingly crafted broadsheet (22 x 28") printed on 35 lb. newsprint seeking original writing. Our first priority is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. We print all forms of text and image. Pieces are selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of their subjects. Before sending in your submission, please read our manifesto thewaxpaper.com/manifesto. Submit your work at thewaxpaper.com/submissions. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works are accepted.

  • Posted January 21, 2019
  • Santa Clara Review Open to Submissions for Spring 2019 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 8, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Send us your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by March 8 for our Spring 2019 issue. We are open to all styles and themes and seek to publish voices from diverse perspectives that challenge the conventions of mainstream culture. We are also looking for multilingual poems and translations, flash nonfiction and fiction, creative nonfiction essays, and satirical/humorous work. We publish 12 pages of full-color art and photography, so send us your best! For submission guidelines and details, please visit www.santaclarareview.com.

  • Posted January 17, 2019
  • Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry, seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by March 15 for its inaugural issue, to be published this summer. The mission of Deep Wild is to provide a forum for the best writing we can find that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads, preferably more than a day’s journey by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance. Deep Wild will be published twice yearly in portable, pocket-sized editions. Submissions are free. Visit deepwildjournal.com for full guidelines.

  • Posted January 16, 2019
  • Zizzle Lit: Submit to our Hardcover Bookazine
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Pay: $100/flash fiction piece. Do you share our mission to cultivate young literature lovers? Our hardcover publication features literary stories that both kids and adults will enjoy. Word limit: 500–1,200. Fee: $3. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter! Order our debut edition at zizzlelit.com! Second edition release is slated for February 2019 release. Contributors include Merrill Joan Gerber, winner of an O. Henry Prize and a Pushcart Editors' Award.

  • Posted January 16, 2019
  • Sleet Call for Submissions: 10th Birthday Edition
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Sleet Magazine turns 10 this year (!) and we are celebrating with a special birthday edition. We are especially looking for work with the themes of anniversary, birthday, and turning 10. We accept poetry, short fiction, CNF, and irregulars. Please see website for guidelines. www.sleetmagazine.com

  • Posted January 15, 2019
  • Bridge: Calling Young Writers & Artists!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking art, comics, poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journalism, interviews) and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by February 15 for consideration in our Fall 2019 edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2018.

  • Posted January 15, 2019
  • Kallisto Gaia Press - All Journals Pay upon Publication
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Ocotillo Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction through Submittable only. Theme this edition: World Music/Ethnomusicology (widely interpreted). $3 submission fee. We pay upon publication. Particularly interested in subs from underserved and international literary artists. More info and guidelines at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit. All styles and genres accepted except pornography and hate speech. Send us your best! Please query first for interviews and reviews.

  • Posted January 15, 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 January 14, 2019
  • Best Small Fictions Seeks Submissions For 2019 Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

The Best Small Fictions seeks works of short fiction published within the 2018 calendar year for its 2019 Anthology. Editors may submit up to five works of short fiction of up to approximately 1000 words. We encourage an eclectic array of styles and approaches. We seek work featuring memorable imagery, characterization, and language. Pieces which exemplify the delicate, deliberate craftsmanship of this short form. Deadline 2/1/2019. Series Editor: Nathan Leslie. 2019 Guest Editor: Rilla Askew. Published by Sonder Press. For submission guidelines: www.thesonderpress.com/best-small-fictions-submit.

  • Posted January 14, 2019
  • Tolsun Books is Open for Manuscript Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Book

Tolsun Books is looking for manuscripts for our 2020 catalog. We accept manuscripts made from short pieces: poetry, short stories, hybrids, comics poetry, flash memoir, essays, and things we haven't seen before. We value voice, energy, and inclusiveness. Submissions are $10. Submissions are free the weeks of January 27th and May 26th. tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted January 14, 2019
  • Lackington's Magazine Seeking SF, Fantasy, & Horror Fiction about "Voyages"
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words. Our writers and artists have been nominated for or won Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy awards. We buy fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, and any flavour of ‘punk, but we focus on unusual prose and structure. Visit www.lackingtons.com to learn more about the kind of prose we're seeking, and our current theme, "Voyages" (Issue 19, Spring 2019).

  • Posted January 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 January 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 January 10, 2019
  • Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 8!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for its first issue of the new year! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com. The author will also receive a token payment. Send us your best here: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted January 10, 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 January 08, 2019
  • Looking for Short Stories about South Korea for an Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Anthology

Fiction Writers in Seoul is seeking short stories under 6,000 words that are set in and/or about the city of Seoul for an anthology. Submissions of all genres are welcome. As a token of our dedication to quality, we will pay $.05 per word for accepted submissions. Please send your submission to as an attachment. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted, and there is no reading fee. Estimated response time is up to twelve weeks. The deadline is January 31st, 2019. Please note that the anthology will also be translated into Korean and pitched to traditional Korean publishers. www.fictionwritersinseoul.com/2019-anthology-submission.html

  • Posted January 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 January 07, 2019
  • NUNUM: Dedicated to Blending Flash Fiction & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

NUNUM - Winter 2018 Issue is out and getting raved on. Be apart of this … we publish quarterly so you can make it for our 2019 Spring Issue. Come on, send us that flash piece you wrote, you know the one, the one that’s had you wondering where the hell it came from ever since you called it finished. Visually, we’re all over, click your best abstract digital anime collage all up in our in-box. It’s three dollars at the door but it’ll barbapapa into $20 for you upon acceptance. A gamble, no doubt, but better odds than slots. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted January 07, 2019
  • Accepting Work in all Genres for Print and Online Publication
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019 (print); Rolling (online)
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Submit work for The Turnip Truck(s) forthcoming print issue “Codes” by February 1. Submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s) are accepted year-round for online publication. Visit theturnips.net/submit/ for detailed submission guidelines.

  • Posted January 07, 2019
  • High Desert Journal Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

High Desert Journal is now accepting submissions of poetry, art, fiction, and nonfiction for the upcoming spring issue. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. See our website for details and guidelines. www.highdesertjournal.com

  • Posted January 03, 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 the 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with a $250 cash award, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside their 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 January 03, 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.

  • Posted January 03, 2019
  • Palooka: Seeking Artwork, Photography, Graphic Narratives, Comic Strips, Poetry, Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've featured artists, photographers, and writers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria. We're always seeking unique artwork, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

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