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  • Posted October 26, 2021
  • Hole In The Head Review Seeks New & Established Poets
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
  • Type Magazine

Hole In The Head Review—a quarterly journal of art, photography, & poetry—was founded in 2020. We are enthusiastic about publishing both new and established poets like Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Peter Johnson, Betsy Sholl, Richard Jones, David Weiss, Marie Harris, Mimi White, Richard Foerster, Lisa Zimmerman, Sheleen McElhinney  Cyrus Cassells, Charles Simic, James Crenner, Ralph Savarese, and Kenneth Rosen—and artists/photographers like Charter Weeks, Richard Heckler, Eva Rose Goetz, Greg Clary, K. Johnson Bowles, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Paul Brahms, and Garrett Speirs. Hole in The Head Review is published four times a year—Groundhog Day, May Day, the editor’s birthday in August, and the day after Halloween. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted October 21, 2021
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international literary magazine. For a decade we've featured up-and-coming, established, and brand-new writers, artists, and photographers from all around the world. We're open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted October 21, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume XII Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume XII, our Winter/Spring 2022 issue. 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 October 20, 2021
  • Submit to Sand Hills Literary Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Sand Hills is a national literary magazine that invites both emerging and established writers to contribute to our literary community. We want writers to submit their truths, their fictions, their poetry, their art—to share their humanity. We are currently open for submissions for our Spring 2022 issue and for our online Spotlight Series! Learn more about us at www.sandhillslitmag.com. We are excited to see your work! 

  • Posted October 20, 2021
  • Words & Whispers Seeks Issue 06 Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Words & Whispers is an online literary journal seeking to publish poetry and short prose by writers of all ages on a year-round rolling basis. Send us the wild and divine, the eccentric and experimental. For more information please visit www.wordsandwhispers.org.

  • Posted October 20, 2021
  • Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Type Magazine

Beginning fall 2021, the Kings River Review will be publishing artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of community college students. Submission Deadlines: November 1 for the fall issue and April 15 for the spring issue. Submission Requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; Creative Nonfiction and Fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to www.reedleycollege.edu/academics/divisions/division-a/kings-river-review.html  for full submission guidelines. Questions? E-mail us: .

  • Posted October 19, 2021
  • Bellevue Literary Review Seeks Submissions About Recovery
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Bellevue Literary Review is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for a special issue devoted to Recovery, which has become more dimensional than ever as we grapple with the fallout from medical disasters, environmental catastrophe, economic devastation, and political upheaval. Are we capable of bouncing back from our isolation? Can we recuperate from our depression and disunity? How will our children grow up in the wake of such upheaval? Is true “recovery” even achievable? We all need to read these writings. Especially now. Deadline: December 31. blreview.org/submit

  • Posted October 19, 2021
  • Seeking Great Short Stories to be Read on Video
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

SomeShortStories.com is a new website featuring videos of our narrators reading short fiction aloud. We are seeking stories in the literary genre between 1,500 – 8,000 words. We’re looking for great stories that really delve into the characters’ thoughts and feelings, and which don’t need an understanding of a certain genre’s tropes to be enjoyed. And since we want to promote Indie authors, we want stories by authors who have books for sale on Amazon. Submission guidelines at someshortstories.com.

  • Posted October 18, 2021
  • Club Plum Seeks Lyric Essays (& Fiction & Prose Poems)
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Send your beautiful nonfiction flash, segmented and braided essays for Volume 3, Issue 1, coming out January 2022. Send also the usual flash fiction, prose poetry, other hybrid works, and art. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted October 18, 2021
  • RCC MUSE Journal – Poetry and Prose Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

MUSE is especially looking to publish work from under- or misrepresented groups, such as people of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+, present/formerly incarcerated people, and others from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. Through Dec. 15: submit one short story or CNF 1500 words max; up to three poems. Mail to RCC MUSE, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 or email . If email, send as attachment with “Last Name – Genre – Title of Submission” in the subject line (e.g., Smith – Prose – “In Summer”). Please include contact information. See full submission guidelines at rcc.edu/muse.

  • Posted October 18, 2021
  • Heron Tree: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Heron Tree is open for submissions through January 15, 2022. We will read submissions and make decisions on a rolling basis. Accepted poems will be published individually online (one poem a week beginning in February 2022) and then collected in Heron Tree volume 9, which will be available as a free downloadable ebook. This special issue will be devoted to found poetry. See our detailed submission guidelines at herontree.com/how/.

  • Posted October 18, 2021
  • Abandon Journal Issue #3 (Abandon Time) Open For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Issue #3 of Abandon Journal is open for submissions until 11/30/21. The theme is "Abandon Time" (interpret that as you wish). No fees for general subs. Accepting just about anything, as long as it is created with abandon, and we pay our contributors. See abandonjournal.com/submissions for full guidelines.

  • Posted October 18, 2021
  • Take The Fruit Religion Abuse Anthology Seeks Subs
  • Deadline info Extended Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

Take The Fruit, Flood The Desert: A Religious Trauma Anthology is accepting submissions. Did you question church doctrine and the way leaders/family members used it to lead you? How did the threat of eternal damnation affect you? Did you experience self-loathing or an inability to make decisions? What messages did the church give you about your relationship to your body, sex, and boundaries? How have you healed and reclaimed your identity? Send up to 3 pieces of any genre (Google or Word docs) up to 2,500 words total to , with the subject “submission, Take The Fruit.” www.amandaekwriter.com/take-the-fruit-flood-the-desert

  • Posted October 14, 2021
  • Calling ESL (Non-Native English) Writers for Prose and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Tint Journal, the literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by writers who compose their work in English as their second or foreign language. We are also open for visual art submissions. See our homepage for our submission guidelines at www.tintjournal.com/submit, and submit by November 30, 2021 to be considered for publication in our upcoming Spring '22 issue. No fee! For year-round book review and interview submissions contact . #showyourtint

  • Posted October 14, 2021
  • Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Book

Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There's no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.

  • Posted October 14, 2021
  • What Are You Reading?
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

We’re sure plenty of you are taking this social distancing downtime to do some reading, and we’d love to hear about it. Whether it’s a new issue of your favorite lit mag, the book you’ve just added to your shelf, or one piece of poetry or prose that really spoke to you, we’re looking forward to your recommendations. Send an email with a brief review (125-300 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Full details: newpagesblog.com/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted October 14, 2021
  • Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Anthology

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, creative nonfiction, and cross-genre for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the unpredictable and experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines. We look forward to reading your work: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions

  • Posted October 13, 2021
  • Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Driftwood Press is a paying small press specializing in fiction, poetry, visual arts, and comics. Whether you have short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry chapbooks, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission. We use submission fees to pay our writers, offering $500-1,000 for novellas, and we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

  • Posted October 12, 2021
  • Puerto del Sol Seeks Writing on Water
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Puerto del Sol seeks work which engages with water in all its forms. Life and growth and blood and poison and drought and commodity. Snow and steam and tsunami. We want to read work as sharp and brittle as ice. We want stories, essays, and poems which drip from dew-soaked branches or crash like waterfalls. Show us something as vast as the sea or as small as a single droplet of acid rain. Send us your explorations of fluidity, of the ways things shift and change, and of things which cannot be held, no matter how hard we try. www.puertodelsol.org

  • Posted October 11, 2021
  • Parhelion Literary Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is a young but established literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. We are now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Winter 2022 issue. We remain open to pitches, articles, and content for features all year round. To see what kind of work we publish, and to get more detailed information on submitting, visit us online. As always, writers of all backgrounds and identities are welcome. 

  • Posted October 07, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XII. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted October 06, 2021
  • The New Verse News Seeks Current Events Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

Since 2005, The New Verse News has covered the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day with a poetic take on a current and specific headline. See the website for guidelines and examples. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditor(at)gmail.com. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.

  • Posted October 05, 2021
  • Oyster River Pages Special Issue
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

We think about it. We live in it. A world that both explores and hides the sensuality and sexuality hidden within us and what’s around us. We all have our stories, experiences, and thoughts on what it means to teeter the lines of sexuality in ourselves. Now through November 15, ORP’s special issue is seeking to accept poetry, fiction, and visual art that centers your experiences in love and life. Although we are looking to accept work from many creatives, we are looking to center the work of individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled people.

  • Posted October 04, 2021
  • Book of Matches seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 8, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are officially reopened. We welcome your best poems, short fiction/nonfiction, and translation. That is, your most meaningful lies, your real lives, and the poetry of both. Please refrain from sending overtly political or Covid-centered work. All submissions due in by no later than December 8, 2021. Book of Matches is currently an online flipbook and pdf formatted journal, but will transition to print when feasible. Book of Matches nominates for both major and minor prizes. www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com

  • Posted October 04, 2021
  • FLEAS ON THE DOG is Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 2, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Oh Drat! The gutter press is back!!! Yes, the unnatural heir to ‘The Beats’ is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction for our milestone (drum roll, please…) ISSUE 10!!! We’re hungry for junk that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk that will put your family and friends in denial for months! So do the politically incorrect thing and send us your bling! See our guidelines for details and learn new ways to sabotage your literary career! Runs October 2 to November 2. Contact .

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