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  • Posted February 15, 2019
  • little somethings press seeks all things flash and micro
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

What gnaws at your bones? little somethings press: a collection of small writings is seeking all things flash and micro—memoir, fiction, and poetry—that delve into the grittiness and beauty (why not make room for some optimism) of modern life. Confessions, rants, lessons learned, rebirths, regrets, and anything else are welcome as long as they fit on one page. Prose is limited to 250 words. Poets can submit up to 4 micro poems of 50 words each, or one poem no longer than 15 lines. Please send all submissions to as Word documents by March 15th. littlesomethingspress.com

  • Posted February 14, 2019
  • Kallisto Gaia Press - All Journals Pay upon Publication
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Ocotillo Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction through Submittable only. Theme this edition: World Music/Ethnomusicology (widely interpreted). $3 submission fee. We pay upon publication. Particularly interested in subs from underserved and international literary artists. More info and guidelines at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit. All styles and genres accepted except pornography and hate speech. Send us your best! Please query first for interviews and reviews.

  • Posted February 14, 2019
  • 2019 New Poetry from the Midwest Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Anthology

A biennial anthology featuring poetry from and about the Midwestern region of the United States published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Journals may submit 3 poems for free. Poets may submit 3 poems for $3. Three $100 Heartland Poetry Prizes will be awarded. All contributors receive a free copy. More information: newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 13, 2019
  • West Texas Literary Review Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

West Texas Literary Review is a national print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and photographs that are thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We nominate for awards and we pay with a print contributor copy. Submit your best work year-round at www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php.

  • Posted February 13, 2019
  • Arlington Literary Journal Open to Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

ArLiJo, an ejournal from Gival Press, will open for submissions of art, poetry, and short fiction between January 15 to April 15. No reading fee; submit via portal: givalpress.submittable.com. Payment: book from Gival Press catalog.

  • Posted February 13, 2019
  • Glintmoon Seeks Poems of 10 Lines or Fewer
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Glintmoon, an online quarterly of short poetry, seeks poems of 10 lines or fewer. We encourage submissions from underrepresented voices and perspectives and welcome work that considers race, gender, sexuality, identity, and disability in original and meaningful ways. We want to see fervent, unorthodox work that stretches and reimagines what the short poem is and what it can do. Give us life and depth, the human and the now. Poets are paid $5 per poem. Our first issue will debut in May. See our site for details and submissions guidelines. glintmoon.com

  • Posted February 11, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: The Helix
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 5, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Helix Literary and Art Magazine, an undergraduate publication based in Central Connecticut, seeks compelling poetry, prose, and art for its Spring 2019 issue (print and online). Any and all subject matters considered, but bonus points for topics that might be of interest to a college audience. Submit at helixmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/. Deadline: April 5th, 2019.

  • Posted February 11, 2019
  • Seeking Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Art - No Fee!
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

South 85 Journal is currently reading for our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, which will come out June 15, 2019. Through May 1, we are seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We are especially interested in work that conveys a sense of place, presents a strong voice, or provides a unique point of view. For examples of what we love, check out our past issues. For more information and to submit, visit our Submittable site at south85.submittable.com/submit. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Posted February 11, 2019
  • Parhelion Literary Magazine Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion Literary Magazine is accepting fiction, flash, nonfiction, poetry, and photography for our summer 2019 issue. We look for strong writing, fresh voices, and compelling characters. Our magazine is growing and we look forward to reading your work! Please review our guidelines before submitting and take a look at what we're publishing. We appreciate it! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted February 11, 2019
  • Lily Poetry Review Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Lily Poetry Review, a biannual print journal, seeks poetry and flash fiction submissions for its summer issue. No fee to submit. Learn more at our website: lilypoetryreview.blog/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted February 08, 2019
  • Haunted Waters Press Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Varies
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press seeks fiction, poetry, and flash for consideration in the 2019 issue of From the Depths. Open to all genres, themes, and writers. Contributors accepted for print publication receive payment, online author interview in SPLASH!, and author profile in the HWP Contributor Showcase. All submissions considered for 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with a $250 cash award, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside their work. Also accepting submissions: Expedited Decision for seven day response. Penny Fiction featuring exceptionally short stories of exactly 19 words—no more, no less—returns March 1st. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

  • Posted February 07, 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 writing and images. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your photo filters, whirligigs, magic words, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted February 07, 2019
  • High Desert Journal Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

High Desert Journal is now accepting submissions of poetry, art, fiction, and nonfiction for the upcoming spring issue. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. See our website for details and guidelines. www.highdesertjournal.com

  • Posted February 07, 2019
  • Fleas on the Dog Seeks Fiction & Nonfiction!
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 16, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Fleas on the Dog, an online lit rag, is currently itching for submissions for our upcoming Issue Two. For fiction we take pretty much everything from mainstream to off-the-wall and everything in between. For nonfiction we like kick ass op-eds, articles and essays, memoirs, manifestos, reviews, games, and other cogent junk. (No graphics please.) Submissions accepted from January 16 to March 16. Publishes April 1. See our site for details and guidelines. www.fleasonthedog.com

  • Posted February 07, 2019
  • NUNUM - Blending Flash Fiction & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 7, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Thank you to everyone who contributed to NUNUM in 2018. Together we created an innovative space and began our exploration of blending flash fiction and art. Help us continue this story by becoming a part of NUNUM. We are currently reading for NUNUM’s Spring 2019 Issue. Best way to know what we’re looking for is of course to read an issue or two (promise it won’t scar you permanently). Submission deadline is March 7th. Three dollars per submission of either three flash pieces or three pieces of visual art. Multi/simultaneous subs are fine. Contributors are paid $20 upon acceptance. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted February 07, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Spring 2019 issue (Vol. 14, No. 1). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable/distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, storySouth Million Writers Award, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions, and published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize. The current issue, previous issues, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted February 06, 2019
  • Poetry Anthology from Brick Street Poetry and Tipton Poetry Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Submit up to three unpublished poems for an anthology, Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon to be published by Brick Street Poetry, Inc. and Tipton Poetry Journal. $500 Best of the Book Award and $100 People’s Choice Award. We are open to any style, length, or old west subject, but you will stand the best chance if your poem references one of the authentic cocktails posted on our guidelines page. A number of poets will be invited to a public reading April 25, 2019, at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Please see submission guidelines at tiptonpoetryjournal.com/truegrit.

  • Posted February 05, 2019
  • Mistake House Magazine Open to Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mistake House Magazine is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2018 to February 16, 2019. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org.

  • Posted February 04, 2019
  • Wordrunner eChapbook Seeks Fiction, Memoir/CNF, Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Poetry, fiction, and memoir/CNF will be considered for our themed, spring 2019 anthology. The theme for this issue is “upheavals.” We want emotionally complex work about any disruption or disturbance of the natural order of things, be it serious or humorous or both. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (to 6,000 words). Deadline: February 28, 2019. Work should not have been previously published. Submission fees: poetry, $2; prose, $3. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Complete guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted February 04, 2019
  • Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • 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 and Best Small Fictions. We have a $3 fee for most submissions but also a free option for economically disadvantaged writers, as well as a quick response option. Visit our submissions page for more information: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted February 04, 2019
  • Rockvale Review Seeks Poems for Issue Four
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Rockvale Review accepts only poetry. Send us solid, tough language – the rock of this human experience, and send us fluid, supple images – the vale of this human existence. Do both in the same poem. Every accepted poem will be paired with art created by our Featured Artist, Ashley Trabue. Our Featured Composer, Sherry Paige, will compose a musical response to 5 poems chosen from among those accepted. Join us in this unique opportunity to connect with other creative disciplines. Guidelines can be found at rockvalereview.com/submissions/. We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted February 04, 2019
  • Otis Nebula Seeks Incandescent, Substantial Work By Gen X Writers
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Gen Xers, the last humans to have come of age in pre-digital times, possess a peculiarly essential, even radical perspective. Not only have they managed to avoid the aggressive aspirational tendencies that drive Boomers and Millennials but, as writers, they understand that the freedom to explore and express points-of-view other than those into which they were born is at the core of art in general and literature specifically. For these and other reasons, we’re turning ON into a safe-space specifically for them. Visit our Contribute page to learn more. www.otisnebula.com

  • Posted February 04, 2019
  • Into the Void Wants Your Writing in Issue 12
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 7, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Award-winning print & online magazine Into the Void is open to submissions of fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry & visual art to Issue 12 until March 7. Payment is $5 per page of the print magazine & a contributor copy. No theme, no reading fees. Send us something that makes us feel alive. Full details: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted February 04, 2019
  • Press 53 Immersion Poetry Series Call For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Book

Press 53 seeks authors with full-length poetry manuscripts containing immersive content on their unique lifestyles or areas of expertise. Subject matter should be unfamiliar but informative and relatable to most readers. Calling for cover letter detailing subject matter and 8-10 pages of poetry as a sample. Complete manuscripts may be requested for samples fitting the series. No reading fee. See Press53.com for more details.

  • Posted February 01, 2019
  • Submit to Arkana’s Micro Issue (No Fees, Cash Prizes)
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31,2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Arkana invites you to magnify the microscopic. From nanotechnology to microbiology, microbursts, and microbreweries, we want work that celebrates its smallness and challenges society’s perceptions of the marginal, modest, and miniscule. Send us up to 500 words of prose, 10 lines of poetry, 4 graphic panels, or 5 minutes scripts. In addition to publication, selected work will be considered for $50.00 Editor’s Choice Awards in each genre. No submission fees! The deadline for Issue 6 is March 31st. For more information, visit our website: arkanamag.org/submit/.

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