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  • Posted June 20, 2018
  • Otis Nebula Seeking Work For Fall Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Otis Nebula is still reading submissions for our fall issue. We like work that dangles off the edges, probes the underbellies, and isn't afraid of its own beauty. We mostly publish poetry, but are open to all genres and cross-genres. www.otisnebula.com

  • Posted June 18, 2018
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 6 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Six. Please visit us to read Volumes One through Five (due out July 1), 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 June 15, 2018
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 6 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our 20,000 readers 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, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit your best writing for Issue 6, before September 30th at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted June 14, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Fiction Southeast
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Fiction Southeast seeks articles about writing, interviews, and essays from MFA students as well as emerging and established writers. fictionsoutheast.com

  • Posted June 14, 2018
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • 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 June 14, 2018
  • West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

West Texas Literary Review is a print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted June 12, 2018
  • Desert Willow Press: Call for Poetry Chapbook Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Desert Willow Press is an independent press that publishes poetry chapbooks. We seek 14-28 pages of original poetry that represents an authentic expression of something of value. We cherish poetry immensely and promise to take good care of your work. Emerging writers are especially welcome. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.desertwillowpress.com/submit.html.

  • Posted June 12, 2018
  • Zizzle Literary Magazine: $100/Accepted Flash Fiction Piece
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Art
  • Type Magazine

Zizzle is a new international literary magazine for young readers (age 9 to 14). For our inaugural online issue, we are looking for literary fiction that will surprise, move, and amuse young imaginative minds. We like stories that dive deep into meaning and resist banality. Word Limit: 500 - 1,200. Submission: Free. Latest Submission Guidelines: zizzlelit.com.

  • Posted June 11, 2018
  • UFP Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted June 11, 2018
  • The MacGuffin is looking for Prose, Poems, and Pictures
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Calling all painters, illustrators, photographers, and other fine artists: The MacGuffin is looking for artwork to include inside and on the cover of our upcoming Summer, Fall, and Winter issues. We typically look for pieces that pop off the page and evoke a sense of place. You can view our past cover designs at our cover gallery at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/cover-art-gallery. Please note that all work should be at 300 dpi and at least 9” in height. Not to leave out the writers: we are also currently taking both poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, for our Fall issue. www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/

  • Posted June 11, 2018
  • Fiction and Poetry Wanted for Print and Online
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction and poetry for its Fall 2018 print issue (Vol. 03 No. 02) and online. We pay for both print and online publication. We publish writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. flexiblepersona.com/about/submissions/

  • Posted June 08, 2018
  • Submissions for Swamp Ape Review Are Open: No Submission Fee!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The legend of the Swamp Ape reflects Florida’s mythology and weirdness, as well as the human desire to create a narrative around the unexplainable. Swamp Ape Review explores this narrative in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and “swamp”— works that defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Edited by the MFA students of Florida Atlantic University, Swamp Ape encourages pieces of hybrid or non-traditional nature that subvert our expectations of what is possible. Swamp Ape will be accepting submissions for both online and print editions beginning April 6, 2018 through August 1, 2018 at www.swampapereview.com/submit/. For more information, visit www.swampapereview.com

  • Posted June 07, 2018
  • Seeking Poems for Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Split Rock Review seeks poetry that substantially represents the Great Lakes in the areas of history, ecology, culture, and lifestyle for publication in their themed anthology: Waters Deep. Each contributor will receive a print copy of the anthology upon publication, scheduled to be released in winter 2018. Submit 2-6 poems in a single MS Word file. Simultaneous submission accepted. No submission fee! For guidelines and to submit, visit: splitrockreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted June 07, 2018
  • Valley Voices Seeks Poetry on Rivers & Waters
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Valley Voices (18.2 Fall 2018) seeks submissions of poetry on rivers/waters. Please send no more than 5 poems. We encourage double-sided manuscripts. Please enclose a SASE to guarantee a return of your manuscript. Send submissions to The Editor, Valley Voices, 14000 Hwy 82 W., #7242, Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400, USA. Submissions saved in Word (in one file) may be e-mailed with an attachment to . Cutoff date for submissions: September 30 for the fall issue. No previously published material or simultaneous submissions will be considered. libguides.mvsu.edu/c.php?g=786437&p=5630860

  • Posted June 07, 2018
  • NUNUM - Dedicated to Blending Flash & Art
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

NUNUM is a journal dedicated to blending flash fiction & art. Published quarterly, we’re currently reading for our 2018 issues, so come on and send us that piece you wrote you weren’t quite sure you should’ve. Visually we’re aesthetically eclectic, so click your best abstract digital anime collage all over our inbox. Three dollars at the door, but it’ll barbapapa [translate] into $20 for you upon acceptance; a little gamble, sure, but we promise better odds than the lottery. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted June 06, 2018
  • Blink-Ink Issue #33 “State Fair”
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Cotton candy, funnel cakes, and corn dogs. Young love! Rodeo clowns and rodeo sweethearts. The Ferris Wheel on a hot summer night. Sinister midway barker and demented ride operator. Nothing is what it seems. Stephen King in the Tunnel of Love and Charlotte’s valor saving Wilbur. In 50 words or so tell us your stories about the “State Fair” of long ago, or coming up soon. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . Submissions open now till 7/15/18. Also looking for artwork and photography. No bios, poetry, or attachments please. www.blink-ink.org

  • Posted June 04, 2018
  • Mom Egg Review Call For Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mom Egg Review seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry about motherhood for its annual print issue, from May 1 through August 1. “Mother” is a status, a role, a concept, a job, a relationship, an identity. We publish literary works that reflect diverse experiences of motherhood, and are interested in perspectives on any aspect or phase of mothering. You need not be a mother to submit. Please read an issue (PDF copy $5) and explore our website to get an idea of the work we publish: www.momeggreview.com. Read guidelines and submit here: themomegg.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted June 01, 2018
  • Angry Old Man Magazine Call For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 29, 2018
  • Genre Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Angry Old Man Magazine seeks "visual art" submissions for Issue #4. AOM is an experimental mag showcasing experimental work. In this issue, vispo (visual poetry) will be a major component of AOM. Work that combines visual/textual elements will be considered first. angryoldmanmagazine.com/submissions/

  • Posted June 01, 2018
  • Call for Submission: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a literary journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing writing and art for its 16th issue. Surprise us with your most ambitious prose, poetry, hybrids, and images of any kind. Women, POC, LGBTQ+, disabled, border-straddling, cash-strapped, and Midwest-connected authors encouraged: stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted June 01, 2018
  • Isthmus Seeks Submissions for Fall 2018 Issue: No Submission Fee!
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Isthmus, a literary review based out of Seattle, seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photo essays, and art for its Fall 2018 issue (no submission fees). Isthmus is interested in exploratory work, and diverse voices. For complete guidelines, or to order print copies and read online issues, visit www.isthmusreview.com.

  • Posted June 01, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Lost & Found
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 2018 or until full
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions: Lost & Found. This double issue of The Chattahoochee Review is filling fast! Submissions will close in September or when the issue fills. chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/call-for-submissions-lost-found/

  • Posted June 01, 2018
  • Penny Fiction: Exceptionally Short Stories from Haunted Waters Press
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press seeks exceptionally small works of fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. Tell us a story in exactly 18 words—no more, no less. Our final reading period begins June 1st. Free to submit. All submissions eligible for paid print publication. One submission per author, per reading period. Multiple stories per submission encouraged. Full submission details: hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit .We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted May 31, 2018
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini-Fiction Collections
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Chapbook

Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be selected for our Fall 2018 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 2019 themed anthology. Submit your manuscript by June 30. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We would 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. Submission fee: $6.

  • Posted May 31, 2018
  • Split Rock Review: Issue 11 Call For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review seeks submissions for its Fall 2018 issue! SRR provides a venue for writers and artists of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We publish poetry, short CNF, reviews, graphic narratives, comics, and artwork that explore place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Simultaneous submissions accepted. We also host an annual poetry chapbook contest each spring and publish themed anthologies. To those who heed the call of the woods, kick off your boots and submit your work to Split Rock Review! For more information about our submission guidelines: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.

  • Posted May 30, 2018
  • WTAW Press Seeks Full-Length Books of Prose: Unpublished or Out-of-Print
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30 and July 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Book

WTAW Press seeks full-length book manuscripts of unpublished prose (fiction, CNF, memoir, etc.) June 1-30. We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between, and privilege no one aesthetic over another. From July 1-30, we’ll consider out-of-print published books of cultural significance to bring out as second editions. Learn more about our current catalogue of award-winning books at the website; pre-order 2018 titles beginning in June. Guidelines: wtawpress.org.

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