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  • Posted May 22, 2019
  • rinky dink press: call for micropoetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

rinky dink press is now accepting micro-collections of 5-6 thematically related micro-poems (i.e. poems consisting of up to 40 words each) for our Fall 2019 series, which will feature 10 single-author collections in 2.75 x 4.25 format (yeah, it's a tiny little thing called a microzine!). Poems can form a cohesive narrative or adhere loosely to a theme of your choosing. Most importantly, we privilege finely-crafted verse, conscientious in its intent. Please send your submission of 5-6 micropoems in a single word doc to . For more information about our press, visit www.rinkydinkpress.com. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2019.

  • Posted May 20, 2019
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Infinite Country
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 6/1 to 8/1 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2019 issue Infinite Country: Deepening Our Connection to Place, Culture and One Another. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

  • Posted May 16, 2019
  • Fleas on the Dog
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 16, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

We’re the site your teacher warned you about! The no frills brown bag in your face thumb your nose online (you mean people used paper?) megatropolis for the literarily insane! Get committed today! The famous dude quintet is bustin’, hustlin’, itchin’ for QUALITY short fiction and nonfiction that smells ripe and kicks ass for our already infamous upcoming Issue 3. We take pretty much anything (but not everything) and if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you; if we don’t we’ll print it, roll it, and smoke it. See our doghouse for details: www.fleasonthedog.com.

  • Posted May 16, 2019
  • Seeking Rural LGBTQ and POC Voices and Allies
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Mount Island is a new literary magazine dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists. We accept original writing and art in all genres and mediums. Contributors are paid a $20 honorarium. Allies welcome in select categories. We are currently reading for online publication, and will open for submissions to our annual themed print anthology in the fall. For more information visit mountisland.com/submit.

  • Posted May 15, 2019
  • LGBTQ+ Visual Art Sought for Two Publications (Color & BW)
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15/June 30, 2019
  • Genre Art, Comics
  • Type Anthology

Queer publisher Qommunicate Publishing seeks visual art by and/or about LGBTQ+ people for two books. Geek Out!: Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas II (color). Deadline extended to June 15. More info: qommunicatepublishing.com/submissions/geek-out/. Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ Humor (b&w). Deadline: June 30. More info: qommunicatepublishing.com/funny-queer/. Simultaneous/multiple subs ok. Comics welcome as well. No erotica or pieces aimed at children. If you mail your submission, do not send your only copy; submissions will not be returned. Must be unpublished, including on social media and the web. Hi-res images only. Pay: $15 per piece.

  • Posted May 15, 2019
  • Through the Gate: A Journal of Fantastical Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Through the Gate is now open to submissions. We are looking for fantastical poems of literary and emotional depth. Our definition of fantastical is fluid, encompassing fantasy, magic realism, myth, and folklore. We desire poetry that is atypically beautiful and unconventionally imaginative. We place no limitations on what we will consider with regard to form and style. We seek to celebrate work by poets who identify as women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, disabled, neurodiverse, and any other marginalized identity. We pay $20 per poem and publish biweekly, except in February, May, August, and November, during which we publish weekly. throughthegate.net

  • Posted May 13, 2019
  • Tolsun Books is Open for Manuscript Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Book

Tolsun Books is looking for energetic, full-length manuscripts from diverse authors for our 2020 catalog. We accept anything made from parts: poetry, short stories, flash memoir, hybrids, comics-poetry, photo-essays, micro-plays, and things we've never seen before. We do not accept novels or genre works, and we are not accepting chapbooks, at this time. Submissions are $10. In order to serve the widest community of writers, we will be offering free submissions on the 15th of each month. tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted May 13, 2019
  • Barrow Street 4x2 Project for Emerging Poets
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15–June 1, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Barrow Street editors choose four poets to feature every two months. Submissions are open to new and emerging poets who have not yet published a chapbook or full-length book of poems. Poets may submit more than one entry per reading period. Poets may also submit to any reading period. Submit up to four poems, eight pages maximum. Fee $3. barrowstreet.org/press/4x2/

  • Posted May 13, 2019
  • Voice of Eve Accepting Women's Poetry and Art
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Voice of Eve is a magazine dedicated to women's poetry and artwork. We celebrate women, their spirit, and their expression through art. Please read guidelines at www.voiceofeve.net/submissions before submitting. We look forward to seeing your most beautiful and precious work.

  • Posted May 09, 2019
  • Random Sample Review Seeks Writing and Art Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 10, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Random Sample Review, an online literary and arts journal, is accepting submissions for its Summer 2019 issue. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and hybrids. Keep in mind that we are currently short on work written by POC, women, LBTQ folks, and people with disabilities and are particularly interested in seeing work from these communities. For everyone else, please do not let this deter you from submitting. We want your work, too! To be considered for our Summer issue, please submit by June 10th. All other submissions will be considered for our Winter 2020 issue. You can find our submission guidelines here: randomsamplereview.com/submit/.

  • Posted May 08, 2019
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 7 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline:Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Seven. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted May 06, 2019
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, 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 craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. 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. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted May 06, 2019
  • Aji Call for Submissions for Fall 2019 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Until the Fall 2019 issue is full.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Ever get the feeling someone’s secretly trying to suck out your brains? Are you living in an unscripted version of wondering who to trust as the world you thought you knew shifts slowly but surely into nightmare? Aji magazine’s Fall 2019 theme is the zombie apocalypse, and—you’re invited! Submissions welcome on this or on any subject until we’ve accepted enough high quality work to fill the Fall 2019 issue. Submission guidelines are available here: www.ajimagazine.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted May 06, 2019
  • Timeworn Literary Journal: Historical Fiction from the Fringe
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Timeworn Literary Journal is accepting submissions of unpublished historical fiction stories in English under 5,000 words. They should be set before 1996, rooted in history and voice-driven. Historical fiction from the fringe means anything with a bend toward the surreal, the dream-like, the strange. The offbeat kind of story that settles into your heart long after reading. That said, we also value beauty and warmth and a generally well-written story with soul. Quiet speculative elements strongly encouraged. Payment of $25 upon acceptance plus contributor copy. www.timewornlit.com

  • Posted May 06, 2019
  • The MacGuffin is Now Open for Summer and Fall!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is currently looking for poetry, prose, and fine art to include in our upcoming Summer and Fall 2019 issues. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got robbed at water gunpoint. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back. We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

  • Posted May 06, 2019
  • Submit to Into the Void's 3-Year Anniversary Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 7, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Award-winning print & online journal Into the Void is open to submissions of fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, & visual art to Issue 13 through June 7. Payment is $5 per page of the print magazine & a contributor copy. No theme & no reading fees until Submittable monthly limit reached. Send us something that makes us feel alive. All details: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted May 06, 2019
  • Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal Seeking Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal is a magazine of arts and letters compiled by Bluffton's English and Writing Program. We're currently reading submissions for our Spring 2020 print issue and would love to hear from you! Bridge accepts original, unpublished work by artists and writers age 14-24. We're looking for stunning stuff: send us your short fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, journalism, poetry, plays for stage and screen, comics, and fine art. Bridge is committed to showcasing the brilliance of young creatives from around the world. Check us out at: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted May 02, 2019
  • Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ Humor
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Anthology

Qommunicate Publishing, queer publisher, seeks humorous original & unpublished work by and/or about LGBTQ+ people and lives. LGBTQ-positive material only! No homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise hateful or discriminatory work considered. All genres welcome: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, and b&w comics and art. No erotica or work for children. Simultaneous, multiple submissions ok. Loose word counts: up to 3,500 words per piece for prose, up to 3 pages per poem, up to 10 pages per comic or script. Pay: $5 per printed page in the finished book. Email submissions to: . More info: qommunicatepublishing.com/funny-queer/.

  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Discover the Best New Writing First
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

A triannual print publication of fiction and nonfiction, Story is an independent literary journal of narrative fiction and nonfiction aimed to enrich the American literary life through a diverse and inclusive roster of contemporary voices. Visit us online to submit your work and subscribe to your new favorite magazine. www.storymagazine.org

  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Poetry and Short Prose
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

The Voices Project, a literary journal mainly for women and girls (but not limited to), is taking submissions of poetry or prose. We are currently looking to publish the work of poets who have not yet been published on this site. Prose, no longer than 250 words. Include a short thoughtful bio (160 words or less) with your submission (required). Multiple submissions welcome, no more than 2. Check our site and see what we may be missing and submit something to that accord, if inclined. Submit via the "submissions" page on the site. www.thevoicesproject.org

  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini-Fiction Collections
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Chapbook

Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be selected for our Fall 2019 e-chapbook series, to be published in August and December, online and as epubs.  Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for our 2020 themed anthology. Submit your manuscript by June 30. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We’d like at least five stories, but no more than 15 (if flash fiction). We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $100 plus royalties. Submission fee: $6.

  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Mom Egg Review "Home" Theme Issue
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are opening May 1, 2019 for the 18th annual print issue of Mom Egg Review/ MER, themed HOME. We publish literary work that is about mothering or motherhood; submissions for this issue should be about motherhood and this issue's theme of HOME. We publish poetry, fiction, and creative prose (up to 850 words). Early Bird Submissions (free) May 1 to May 7. Regular Submissions ($3 fee) May 1 to August 1. Guidelines, info, submit here: themomegg.submittable.com/submit. We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Runaway Stories: An Anthology Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Have you ever wanted to run away from it all? Have you felt the need to hop a train or hitch a ride? Have you ever come home to her clothes, her keys, and her cat gone with nothing left but a hint of her perfume? We’ve all dreamed it, which is why we’re looking for short stories about running away. Tell us about escaping with someone and escaping from someone. Tell us about the emptiness of being left behind, about kids and adults of all ages. Take us on their journeys. Show us the empty closets. Submission guidelines: MadvillePublishing.com/submission-runaway.

  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Xi Draconis Books Seeks Socially Engaged Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Book

Xi Draconis Books is an anarchist indie press seeking socially engaged, book-length manuscripts of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its 2020 production year. We also seek artwork for book covers. We believe that the world faces far too many problems (war, climate change, poverty, capitalism, authoritarianism), for the writer to concern herself solely aesthetic issues. Writers need to be engaged to ensure a better future for humanity. Check out our guidelines at xidraconis.org/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Volney Road Review Paying for Prose, Poetry, Art, and Comics
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 2, issue 1. We publish digitally twice a year and pay $10 per accepted piece. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/volneyroad/.

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