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  • Posted September 20, 2019
  • The MacGuffin Seeks New Work for Vol. 36.2
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 36.2. As always, we’re not asking you to follow a theme, but with the warmer months moving behind us, consider saving your summer vacation stories for another issue. Instead, maybe send us a story about how you survived the blizzard of ’78 or an ode to your own Rosebud sled. We’ll consider five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. Artwork must be at least 9” in height. Send work to or themacguffin.submittable.com/submit. For full submission guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.

  • Posted September 19, 2019
  • Fourth Genre Now Accepting General Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2019
  • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.

  • Posted September 19, 2019
  • Minerva Rising Seeks Submission for Relationships, Sexuality, and Desire Themed-issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Minerva Rising celebrates the creativity and wisdom in every woman by giving them space to tell their stories and to tell them well. We are committed to working with both established and emerging women writers to build a supportive community of women. All published pieces receive a small honorarium. There’s a $15 submission fee. Visit minervarising.com for more details on how to submit.

  • Posted September 19, 2019
  • Call for Submissions From Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • 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 fourth annual issue. We currently accept poetry, prose, short stories, lyric essays, and visual art. 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 December 31, 2019. Please include a note that mentions your age, where you’re from, and the work you are submitting. girlsrighttheworld.com

  • Posted September 17, 2019
  • Heron Tree: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Heron Tree is open for submissions through December 1, 2019. We will read submissions and make decisions on a rolling basis. Accepted poems will be published individually online (one poem a week beginning in January 2020) and then collected in Heron Tree volume 7, which will be available as a free downloadable ebook. Visit our submission guidelines at herontree.com/how/.

  • Posted September 16, 2019
  • Hoxie Gorge Review seeks Submissions of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Hoxie Gorge Review is a new online literary journal, committed to publishing innovative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by both emerging and established contemporary writers. We seek poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction for our first issue. We seek work that compels us, that challenges us, that breaks us open. Send us your best. No fee to submit. For more information, visit hoxiegorgereview.com. To submit, visit hoxiegorgereview.submittable.com/submit. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Deadline October 15.

  • Posted September 16, 2019
  • Activism Anthology Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Something happened and made you want to get involved in transforming your organization, neighborhood, community, state, or country. You decided to speak up for something you care about, and did so through words, images, or actions. Or, maybe this is the first time you are speaking out. MuseWrite Press seeks short stories, poems, essays, and creative nonfiction that capture your journey, work, and/or goals regarding your activism. Considering unpublished submissions of no more than 2,500 words. Email submissions to by October 15, 2019. Include a 50-word bio. Visit www.MuseWrite.com for info on press and editors.

  • Posted September 16, 2019
  • little somethings press issue two call for submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

How do you find your voice in the cacophony of notifications, alerts, and alarms? When do you return to the quiet or mania within? little somethings press is looking for flash (memoir and fiction), micropoetry, and visual art that delves into the raw mess of humanity in the age of digital communication. Flash can be up to 300 words and poetry up to 12 lines. Submit written work in a single Word document, or visual art in both jpeg and pdf formats to by October 15th. littlesomethingspress.com

  • Posted September 16, 2019
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 8 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Eight. 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 September 16, 2019
  • Full Bleed Seeks Submission for Archives-themed Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Full Bleed, an annual journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its fourth issue, forthcoming in Spring 2020. We publish art criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. All contributors will receive modest honoraria for their work. For Issue Four, we are especially interested in submissions that critique, investigate, or rely on archives of various kinds. We seek new writing about artists working with, playing with, re-contextualizing, or elevating archival materials; art or design projects responsive to historical documents; and essays, fictions, and poetry related to the work of archiving. Visit www.Full-Bleed.org for more details.

  • Posted September 16, 2019
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, 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 September 16, 2019
  • Flock Seeks Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Flock (est. 2002) seeks submissions for a non-themed spring issue. Winner of a 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award, the journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content. flocklit.com

  • Posted September 16, 2019
  • Seeking Essays on 20th Century Literature
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Beatdom is an annual literary journal that publishes essays, reviews, and interviews related to the Beat Generation and similar mid-20th century literature. We are seeking submissions for Beatdom #20, to be published in 2020. We pay $50 per essay. www.beatdom.com/call-for-submissions-beatdom-20/

  • Posted September 16, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: The Helix
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

The Helix Literary Magazine publication, sponsored by Central Connecticut State University, seeks vibrant and compelling poetry and prose for its fall 2019 issue. We want material that surprises us and challenges us. Any and all subject matter considered. Submit at: helixmagazine.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted September 12, 2019
  • Red Planet Magazine Now Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Red Planet Magazine is now accepting submissions of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art, on a rolling basis year-round. Red Planet's first issue is launching in October 2019. There is no fee to submit. Please visit redplanetmagazine.com/submissions for additional details.

  • Posted September 11, 2019
  • CLOCKHOUSE Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, welcomes submissions from emerging and established writers for Volume Eight, 2020. Past volumes include works by Adrian Shirk, Anne Panning, Cara Hoffman, Ira Sukrungruang, Lloyd Suh, Naomi Shihab Nye, Paisley Rekdal, and talented new voices. Reading August 15 through December 15. Guidelines: www.clockhouse.net.

  • Posted September 09, 2019
  • 2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 8, 2019
  • Genre Art, Photography
  • Type Literary Site

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories totaling $3,000. www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art/

  • Posted September 04, 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 new writing and art. Rooted in the Midwest, we encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, poor, neuroatypical, border-straddling, and other under-represented voices. Share secrets, explosions, sonograms, and cryptograms: surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted September 04, 2019
  • True Crime
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Bang Bang Bang! Three shots rang out and you sent us your best “True Crime” stories of approximately 50 words. Not necessarily ripped form the headlines, not necessarily noir, but definitely something stylish and against the law! Sharp suits, space-boots. High class, diving trash. Scraping by, living high. Times gone by, right this sec, next big thing. Tell us all. Submissions are open September 1st through October 15th, 2019. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . General guidelines & information on our website www.blink-ink.org. We respond to all submissions & inquiries.

  • Posted September 04, 2019
  • Raleigh Review Submissions Open through Halloween
  • Deadline info Deadline: Halloween 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Poetry and flash fiction submissions are open through Halloween for our Spring 2020 issue. We are a paying market. $3-$4 fee for submissions. See our flier for full details. www.raleighreview.org

  • Posted September 03, 2019
  • Cooper Dillon Books is Always Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Book

Cooper Dillon Books is a small poetry press committed to upholding the values that make poems timeless. There are no deadlines for submissions, and we’re always open for full-length & chapbook poetry manuscripts. We do not run contests. Submissions are received and full guidelines are at cooperdillon.submittable.com. The submission fee is either $10 or covered by the purchase of a book from store.cooperdillon.com.

  • Posted September 03, 2019
  • Call for Submissions for FishFood's 2nd Print Issue - Bananas!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

We are now accepting submissions for Issue 2 of our print edition. The theme is Bananas! Have fun with it! (Or not) It's your world—we just live in it! Visit our website www.fishfoodmagazine.com for more details on how to submit!

  • Posted September 03, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Spring 2020 issue. We are 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 9 years we have published 400 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen 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 September 03, 2019
  • The Ocotillo Review is Seeking Submissions. Yes! We Pay.
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Simply send us your superb, sublime, sensational, splendid, stunning stories, poems, and essays. Twice yearly we publish a beautiful perfect-bound journal where talented literary artists from diverse communities worldwide share their words alongside established poets and writers. We are accepting submissions for The Ocotillo Review Volume 4.1. There is no theme but the issue features the winners of the Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize and the Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize. Find out more at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit. Kallisto Gaia Press: Trading money for words since 2017!

  • Posted September 03, 2019
  • The Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Short Story, and Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Publishing since 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, and nonfiction by writers and poets who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is most certainly the nation's leading journal of this genre. Creative writing and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from writers’ and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for writers guidelines.

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