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  • Posted November 16, 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 November 16, 2017
  • Call For Submissions from Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young female-identified writers and artists, ages 14 through 21, to submit their work for consideration for the second issue. We believe that girls’ voices can and do transform the world for the better. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication the rights return to you. We publish annually. Send your best art and writing, in English or English translation, to by January 1, 2018. Please include a note that mentions your age and where you’re from and briefly describes the work. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

  • Posted November 16, 2017
  • 45th Parallel Magazine is Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

45th Parallel, a literary magazine run by Oregon State University’s MFA and MA students, seeks work by established and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms, and visual art with an eye toward promoting diverse voices and talents within (and without) each genre. We seek writing that pulses with life, blood, and guts—work whose rhythm we can set our hearts to. 45th Parallel’s submissions period runs from October - March. For more on our submissions guidelines check out our website: 45thparallelmag.com/submissionguidelines.

  • Posted November 16, 2017
  • Asia and the Beat Generation
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Beatdom Literary Journal is looking for submissions for its 19th issue. The topic is "Asia." This means we prefer submissions relating to the Beat Generation and the subject of Asia. Essays are preferred, but we also print a small number of poems, short stories, interviews, reviews, etc. We pay $50 per essay published. Check out our website for previously published material. Submission guidelines here: www.beatdom.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted November 16, 2017
  • FLARE: The Flagler Review Looking for Your Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Chapbook

FLARE: The Flagler Review is looking for evocative, compelling fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and artwork for its Spring 2018 edition. Want to be part of it? Submissions are now being accepted. FLARE is the award-winning literary journal at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. We seek new, up-and-coming, and established writers and artists. For more information, visit theflaglerreview.com. To submit entries, visit: flaglerreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted November 15, 2017
  • Submit Your Work for Our First National Issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Sand Hills, Augusta University's premiere little magazine, has been committed to publishing the highest quality of creative writing and visual artwork since 1973. Formerly an AU student-only publication, Sand Hills now seeks the best work created by all U.S. residents. All submissions are read blind. A $200 prize will be awarded in the following genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art. sandhillsmagazine.submittable.com

  • Posted November 15, 2017
  • The Capra Review is Open to Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Capra Review is an online literary magazine of obsessions, preoccupations, and secrets. We seek fiction, nonfiction, and art for our Winter 2018 issue. Our last five issues have included work from emerging and established writers and artists, among them a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist and Whiting Writers' Award winner. Visit our site, read our past issues, and send your best work to . For complete guidelines, visit www.thecaprareview.com.

  • Posted November 15, 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 November 15, 2017
  • Favorite Things
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

Babybug (for babies and toddlers) is looking for poems, stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes about little ones’ treasures. These might be beloved toys, soft blankets, games and jokes, art supplies, bouncy melodies, or even new friends. We’re looking for playful writing that begs to be read aloud again and again. Please keep manuscripts short—Babybug poems are generally no longer than eight lines, and stories can be up to six sentences. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17819/babybug-magazine-for-ages-6-months-3-years

  • Posted November 15, 2017
  • It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes on the theme It’s Raining Cats and Dogs. We want wacky and weird stories about kids and their pets—cats, dogs, parrots, horses, lizards, hamsters, gerbils, bunnies, chickens, fish, guinea pigs, snakes. Tell us about a special relationship with one prized pet or about a whole menagerie. Send us stories about heroism, friendship, loyalty, and odd talents. Take us to a pet or horse show, to the farm, to a city dog park, or in a suburban backyard. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9

  • Posted November 15, 2017
  • Let's Pretend
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

Ladybug (for ages 3-6) is looking for short stories, rebus stories, poems, action rhymes, riddles, and songs about young children at play. Show us imaginative children finding new uses for mud, sticks, and sand, or discovering the possibilities of wands, capes, and toy trucks. Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. Most of our readers live in the US, and work that reflects our country’s diversity is especially welcome, as is work set in different countries. Stories may be up to 800 words and poetry may be up to 20 lines. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818/ladybug-magazine-for-ages-3-6

  • Posted November 14, 2017
  • The Broke Bohemian's Winter Edition 2018
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 14, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Broke Bohemian is accepting submissions for the Winter Edition 2018! 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. www.brokebohemian.com

  • Posted November 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 November 14, 2017
  • Captivating Cityscapes
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Spider (for ages 6-9) and Ladybug (for ages 3-6) are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes for the theme Cityscapes. Cities are unique places where millions of people live. Take us underground to ride the subways, into back alleys and apartments, and up in the world’s tallest skyscrapers. We want stories that travel by railroad and across pavement. We’d like to see quirky nonfiction about the world’s biggest cities in the world and fantastic fictional cities. Works by and about people of color, LGBTQAI+ people, and other marginalized peoples are especially welcome. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted November 14, 2017
  • The WAiF Project Accepting Submissions for Inaugural Issue: CHOICE
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The WAiF Project is a not-for-profit online journal that publishes creatively-written, true stories about moving around in today's world, and bumping into other people. WAiF's inaugural issue will explore the concept of CHOICE within migration. Why and how was the choice made to leave one home for another? Perhaps choice is only an illusion? Tell us a story about when you did—or did not—have the choice to move. Accepting English and Spanish translations. Visit www.thewaifproject.org/guidelines for more info.

  • Posted November 13, 2017
  • Gambling the Aisle Seeks Submissions for an All-Women’s Edition
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 2, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Gambling the Aisle is now accepting submissions for its first All-Women’s edition. The pages of issue 13 will be dedicated to, and filled by, female artists and writers of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and other genre-bending creations. If you identify as a woman, please visit our Submittable page (gamblingtheaisle.submittable.com/submit) for more information and to submit.

  • Posted November 13, 2017
  • Submit Poetry and Prose to Strata Mag
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Strata Mag, a quarterly online lit magazine, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for its fourth issue. We are especially interested in reading essays and short stories. Email or visit stratamag.org/submit.

  • Posted November 13, 2017
  • Now Accepting Submissions for Premier Issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is a new online literary magazine seeking works of short fiction by both new and established authors. We are looking for stories that grapple boldly with the dichotomous nature of existence: the light and the dark; the pain and the pleasure; the joy and the sorrow. For our complete submission guidelines, head over to either our website (www.lightanddarkmagazine.com/submissions) or our submission manager at Submittable (lightanddark.submittable.com/submit). We look forward to reading your work!

  • Posted November 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 November 09, 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 November 09, 2017
  • SWWIM Every Day
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

SWWIM Every Day publishes poems by women and women-identifying writers daily. Award-winning poets published include Paula Bohince, Denise Duhamel, Allison Joseph, and Maureen Seaton. Please send 1-3 poems through Submittable. A $2 fee goes toward maintenance of the site; watch for fee-free days announced on Twitter (@SWWIMmiami), Instagram (@swwimmiami), and Facebook (@swwimmiami). No payment, but we do nominate for Best of the Net, Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and more. SWWIM stands for Supporting Women Writers in Miami. We read year-round. For guidelines and more information, please visit swwim.org.

  • Posted November 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 November 08, 2017
  • Stories, Essays, & Poetry for Paid Publication in Boulevard
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

We are especially interested in emerging writers, diverse voices, literary journalism, and hybrid essays. We’ve been called “one of the half-dozen best literary journals” by Poet laureate Daniel Hoffman. Visit www.boulevardmagazine.org for guidelines and excerpts. Send questions to . Open October 1 to May 1.

  • Posted November 08, 2017
  • Call for New Beginnings and Love Themed Issues
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 18, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Do you have a piece that moves, uplifts, or challenges the reader to sit back and consider? Edify Fiction is always looking for short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and photography/digital art from new and established artists. We are currently looking for "New Beginnings" and "Love" themed pieces for upcoming issues. No submission fees. Please review past issues and submission guidelines. www.edifyfiction.com

  • Posted November 08, 2017
  • Kennesaw State University's The Crambo Call for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 22, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

The Crambo is coming! Kennesaw State University will release its inaugural literary magazine, The Crambo, in Spring 2018. It will feature outstanding writing and artwork in the following genres: Fiction, Poetry, Screenplays/Plays, Creative Nonfiction, and Art/Photography/Mixed Media. Currently enrolled graduate students are welcome to submit their work by November 22, 2017. Authors retain all rights to original work. No submission fee. Further information and guidelines can be found here digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/thecrambo/policies.html.

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