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  • Posted May 17, 2021
  • Club Plum Seeks Works for July 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Send wondrous flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid works, & art to Club Plum for Volume 2, Issue 3, dropping July 16, 2021. Club Plum nominates for Best of the Net and publishes diverse and exceptional works from around the world. See striking pieces in previous issues by Cathy Ulrich, Glen Armstrong, Sean Rys and many others. Enter the club and meet your new favorite contemporaries. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted May 17, 2021
  • The Fourth (and Final) Reading Period for "Nobody's Home"
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 16, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

Founded in 2020, Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is a work-in-progress online anthology of creative nonfiction works about the prevailing beliefs, myths, and narratives that have driven Southern culture over the last fifty years, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The anthology is collecting personal essays, memoirs, short articles, opinion pieces, and contemplative works about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the old Mason-Dixon Line since 1970. www.modernsouthernfolklore.com

  • Posted May 17, 2021
  • Planisphere Q Seeks Flash Fiction, Vignettes, Character Sketches, and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Planisphere Q’s second issue is now open for submissions. The theme is Summer Rain. Each submission must include the words “summer rain.” Any interpretation of summer rain in your work is acceptable. PQ accepts poetry, flash fiction, vignettes, and character sketches up to 500-words, firm. Submission period is May 16 to July 31.

  • Posted May 13, 2021
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Fall 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
  • 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 5/15 to 7/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2021 issue When We Are Lost / How We Are Found. 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 13, 2021
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini-Fiction Collections
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Chapbook

Two fiction collections will be selected for our fall 2021 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 2022 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 three to five stories, or if flash fiction, a maximum of 15. We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $125 plus epub royalties. Submission fee: $6.

  • Posted May 13, 2021
  • NOMADartx Review Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews, & Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

NOMADartx is an emerging global creative network dedicated to sharing and amplifying creative potential, regardless of genre. NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom (individual or collective) toward building success in their fields of practice. We currently consider work that addresses these themes in any way. More information can be found here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted May 12, 2021
  • Oyster River Pages Seeks Submissions for Annual Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted May 11, 2021
  • You Need This Like a Hole In The Head
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant online journal of poetry and art that is attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets, including Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Richard Foerster, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Larkin Warren, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Stuart Kestenbaum, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, J.D. Whitney, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists...even lure makers. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted May 11, 2021
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Now accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and photography by writers, poets, and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have 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 submission guidelines.

  • Posted May 10, 2021
  • CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) Invites Submissions Year Round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $100 and a copy of the annual anthology of four issues (released each summer). Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com

  • Posted May 10, 2021
  • Warp 10 Lit Seeks Sci-fi and Sci-fi Inspired Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Have a poem or story about Star Trek, trekkies, or anything related to science fiction? Send it to Warp 10 Lit! We take submissions year-round and accept essays about sci-fi or sci-fi franchises as well. Learn more about our guidelines at warp10lit.wordpress.com.

  • Posted May 10, 2021
  • Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

borrowed solace, an online literary and arts journal, is accepting submissions for its Fall 2021 themed issue. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. Submissions are open now and close June 30th. The theme for this issue is tamed. We’re looking for nonfiction, fiction, poetry and art that encompasses how to make one or something less powerful; how to control, to master the will; to cultivate an imagination full of wildness. As always, we love unconventional interpretations of our themes—so bring on your creativity! We cannot wait to see what you have in store. You can find our submission guidelines and more about our theme here: borrowedsolace.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted May 10, 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 May 10, 2021
  • HWP Seeks Fiction/Poetry/Flash for Paid Print Publication/Awards
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press seeks submissions for consideration in the 19th issue of the literary journal From the Depths, the 2nd edition of our fiction anthology Tin Can Literary Review, and online publication in SPLASH! Works selected for print publication receive payment plus online interview. Recipients of 2021 HWP Awards receive cash awards, print publication in From the Depths, and featured author interview. Works appearing in SPLASH! enter the HWP Print Pool for future offers of paid publication. Visit us at www.hauntedwaterspress.com. Be sure to stop by the HWP Contributor Showcase to meet our authors and read their work.

  • Posted May 06, 2021
  • Aji Submissions Open for Fall 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Submissions close when the magazine is filled.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Oscar Wilde penned, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Aji’s fall 2021 theme celebrates constellations, observable patterns born of human imagination, vision, intuition, and reason. Send us graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, book reviews, and essays. Work on this and any other topic will be considered until the Fall 2021 issue is filled. After that, submissions will close until November 1, 2021. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted May 05, 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 XI. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted May 03, 2021
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 17 (Summer 2021) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 80,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 17 before midnight on June 30th, at www.skyislandjournal.com

  • Posted May 03, 2021
  • Collateral Seeks Literary and Visual Art!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Collateral is a biannual online journal featuring literary and visual art that examines the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We read year round, charge no fees, and publish every May and November. In each submission, we search for art that challenges how conflict, military service, and their lasting impact are traditionally perceived and portrayed. Submit via our website, or send queries to .

  • Posted May 03, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in every sense, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Seeking formally, linguistically, aesthetically, emotionally ambitious writing and art. Rooted in the midwest, we actively prioritize work by Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, and women, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors. We pay a flat honorarium; limited no-fee submissions each month; expedited response available. Surprise us! Full guidelines: stormcellar.org/submit; submission portal stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted April 29, 2021
  • Fonograf Ed. Inaugural Magazine—Open Submission Call
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

From May 1st to May 31st, the noted literary record label and press Fonograf Editions invites submissions for its first ever magazine. Poetry, nonfiction, translation, cross-genre, and multi-modal work accepted. Confirmed contributors to the magazine include Nathaniel Mackey, Jeffrey Yang, Alice Notley, Joyelle McSweeney, and Michael Earl Craig, among others. More info and submission link available at fonografeditions.com.

  • Posted April 29, 2021
  • The Shore Poetry Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Shore Poetry is an online poetry publication seeking cutting, strange, and daring work from new and established poets alike. We want poems that explore the worlds of things and ideas, that recognize the liminality, the shifting of everything around us and our ability to name a thing whole. We want poems that press and push and ache and recede. Send us your best. Please see our website for full guidelines: theshorepoetry.org.

  • Posted April 29, 2021
  • The Twin Bill Seeks Baseball Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 20, accepted on a rolling basis
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are open until June 20 for the Summer Issue of The Twin Bill, a literary baseball publication. We welcome essays between 600-1000 words, fiction up to 3,000 words, up to five poems, humor, and visual art. Please send submissions to . If you are interested in illustrating our pieces, please let us know. All submissions will receive a personal response. There is no submission fee and submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. We will publish July 13 for the MLB All-Star Game. For more details, visit www.thetwinbill.com/submissions/

  • Posted April 29, 2021
  • We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, 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 full poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, interviews, and contests. 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. To polish your fiction, note our editing services and seminars, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted April 28, 2021
  • Submit to ABLE MUSE: A Review of Poetry, Prose & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2021/2022. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.

  • Posted April 27, 2021
  • Escutcheon Review Seeks Engaging and Challenging Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 30, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Escutcheon Review is an online poetry journal that publishes the best new poetry in the United States and abroad. The journal values image and language-based experimentation over grammatical or syntactical, but will consider many kinds of contemporary poems. Payment is in the form of a contributor's bio and a link to the published work. The journal retains first North American rights. We do our best to promote the authors we publish, whether online or via word-of-mouth. All poets published in Escutcheon Review are invited to a yearly reading and gathering at The Old Post Office in Hornell, New York. www.escutcheonreview.com/submissions

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