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  • Posted September 21, 2017
  • This Side of the Divide Anthology Seeks Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction by emerging and established authors exploring the United States West. We’re seeking fresh, original views of the western U.S. Our aim is to capture this region’s unique essence in all of its cultural and geographic diversity. Selected writers will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a payment of $100. Stories should be 3,000-5,000 words, and will need to be submitted no later than October 31st, 2017. Please visit baobabpress.com/submissions for details.

  • Posted September 21, 2017
  • The MacGuffin's Winter Issue is Coming!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is now accepting both poetry, prose, and fine art for our upcoming Winter 2018 issue. Keeping with the season, send us that harrowing ice fishing story you’ve been telling your buddies for years, featuring a quick aside to that awkward Christmahanakwanzaka gift that your mother-in-law gave you after coming back from her tour of Thailand. Maybe instead send us an ode addressed to your true love, Summer, whose warmth has gone and left you (literally) out in the cold. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

  • Posted September 20, 2017
  • Broken Ribbon Seeks Short Fiction, Poetry, and Visual Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon is seeking submissions to its inaugural edition. The journal will go to print in December of 2017, and will publish certain features online throughout the year. All accepted contributors receive two copies of the journal, and promotion via our outreach platforms. We accept works of any form, genre, or art style. We seek short stories and poems that are raw, honest, gritty—from any world, planet, time period, reality, or dimension. We look for works that make us pause or produce an emotion in the reader. There is a $3 processing fee for all general submissions. To read the full submission guidelines, please visit www.brokenribbon.com/general-submissions/.

  • Posted September 20, 2017
  • Short Shorts
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for short fiction and nonfiction for the theme Short Shorts. We want short pieces of 200 to 500 words on any topic, in any format, and in any tone. We’re looking for silly, funny, and wacky stories, serious, earnest, and sweet stories, and stories in non-traditional formats like a letter from kids or animals, a funny “How To” guide, or a silly quiz for kids to take. Works by and about people of color, LGBTQAI+ people, and other marginalized peoples are especially welcome. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9

  • Posted September 19, 2017
  • Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Quality Writing about the Natural World
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

  • Posted September 18, 2017
  • Crux Magazine is Accepting Submissions for Our Spring 2018 Issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Crux Magazine is a biannual nonprofit magazine that shares people's stories and provides a space for underrepresented and diverse voices. We're looking for creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for our Spring 2018 issue! The issue's theme is livelihood. Tell us about your experiences securing the necessities of life! What do you/have you done for work? What were the good things/difficulties involved? Keep in mind, our themes are always loose and we approach everything with an open mind. We'd love to hear your story! Send your story to from Oct. 1st - Oct. 15th. Go to cruxmagazine.org for submission details!

  • Posted September 18, 2017
  • Call for Submissions at Two Cities Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Two Cities Review seeks high-quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction that bridges the gap between forms, genres, or realities. We interpret this loosely, but are especially excited by work that crosses form or genre in a new way. We accept simultaneous submissions and will contact you before publishing your work. You may submit multiple pieces at once as long as the total word count is not over 3,000. Visit twocitiesreview.com/submit for more info.

  • Posted September 18, 2017
  • Counter-Narratives: Calling Marginal Voices
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Anthology

Counter-Narratives is the working title of an upcoming print anthology of short, creative work—short & flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, memoir, etc.—by Arizona writers featuring works of refusal, resistance, and joy amidst and against the status quo in this chaotic, regressive moment, based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Nonfiction and fiction are preferred, but poetry is still welcome. Both flash and long form (up to 5000 words) are accepted. We have a proclivity for southwestern stories composed by marginalized voices. Please include a 100-word bio with your submission. counternarrativesanthology.com

  • Posted September 18, 2017
  • Looking for Positive and Edifying Pieces
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Do you have a piece that moves, uplifts, or challenges the reader to sit back and consider? Edify Fiction is always looking for short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and photography/digital art from new and established artists. We accept all genres year-round. Priority is currently given to holiday-themed pieces for our Christmas issue and “New Beginnings” pieces for our New Year’s issue. No submission fees. Please review past issues and submission guidelines.

  • Posted September 18, 2017
  • Wraparound South Seeks Submissions for Fall and Themed Spring Editions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 25, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Wraparound South is accepting submission for its fall edition. We are also opening submissions for to the spring edition themed “Roots.” We will accept pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, art, photography, and mixed genre works about family, culture, new beginnings, old traditions, heritage, honor, and the strange fruit grown in the south. The fall edition is open to any theme. Refer to Wraparoundsouth.org for submission instructions.

  • Posted September 18, 2017
  • The Tishman Review's Fourth Anniversary Issue!!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review is reading for its fourth anniversary issue, due out January 2018. We publish short fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We charge a submission fee except for our Fee Free days held every reading period. We also offer feedback, a now popular option. Our journal is published in three formats: online, ebook, and print. We nominate our authors for awards (and sometimes they win!). We love humor, weirdness, magical realism, realist, strong voices, narrative arcs, diversity, and the concrete over abstract poetry. Please see our full guidelines: thetishmanreview.com and follow us on Twitter @tishmanreview.

  • Posted September 14, 2017
  • rinky dink press (rdp): Call for Micropoetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

rdp is currently accepting collections of 5-6 thematically related micropoems (i.e. poems consisting of between 25 & 40 words each) for our Winter 2017 microzine series, which will feature 10 single-author collections in 2.75” x 4.25” format (yes, it’s tiny, aka micro!). Poems can form a cohesive narrative or adhere loosely to a theme. Most importantly, we privilege finely-crafted verse, conscientious in its intent. Please send your submission of 5-6 micropoems in a single word doc to . For more information about our press, visit rinkydinkpress.com. The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2017.

  • Posted September 14, 2017
  • Temenos Journal Fall 2017 Open Call
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 17, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Temenos announces open call for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art and photography! We will accept and publish the very best submissions in our upcoming Fall 2017 edition. This edition will be published online, as well as printed alongside our Spring 2018 edition. Fee for submission is $4. Submission deadline is November 17th, 2017. Submission inquiries can be directed to . www.temenosjournal.com

  • Posted September 14, 2017
  • FLAR Fall/Winter Submission Window Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Our window for submissions to the Fall/Winter edition of FLAR (Volume 5, Issue 2) is open through October 15th. Selections are chosen through a blind submissions process by literary and art panels. We accept a variety of literary and art selections, and we also promote featured artists and writers via social media. Visit www.fredericksburgwriters.com/submissions/ to make your submission. We will publish in late November or early December 2017. Read previous editions online or purchase in hardcopy via our website. Follow us on Facebook @FredLitArtReview for the latest news and information.

  • Posted September 14, 2017
  • Dirty Paws Poetry Review Seeking Poetry for First Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

We're looking for poetry of any and all styles and voices. Poetry that breaks open its subject to reveal value. Poetry that is unafraid of facing the truth and unashamed of having hope. Check out our submission guidelines for full details on how to submit: dirtypawspoetry.com.

  • Posted September 12, 2017
  • New Madrid Winter 2018: Total Eclipse
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

New Madrid, the national journal of the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University, will dedicate its winter 2018 issue to the theme of “Total Eclipse.” On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse is predicted to be visible for the first time since 1979 in the contiguous United States. With this issue, we aim to address the theme of total eclipse from metaphorical directions, seeking work inspired by social and political phenomena, as well as personal experiences. We are essentially open to any work that addresses the obscuring of the light. Submissions open August 15. Details at newmadridjournal.org.

  • Posted September 11, 2017
  • Now Open for Submissions: Aquifer: The Florida Review Online
  • Deadline info Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

In February 2017, The Florida Review print magazine launched our new online literary supplement, Aquifer, and it is now open for submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, digital story, visual art, and book review. We’ve already been publishing established and new literary lights, and are now ready to see your work. Opening submission rate of $2.00. Please see what we’re up to and see detailed guidelines on our website: floridareview.cah.ucf.edu, or go directly to Submittable: floridareview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted September 11, 2017
  • Seeking Nonfiction about Work
  • Deadline info Extended Deadline: October 10, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

The Chaos is seeking narrative personal essays about “Work”for our fall issue. Send us writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics, competition at work, etcetera. 1,500-7,500 words. www.thechaos.life

  • Posted September 11, 2017
  • Bink-Ink Issue #30 "Diner" Open For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Diners, the old school kind, warm puddles of light in the urban hardscape or on the open road. The Night Hawk. An Edward Hopper painting. Humid havens steamy with the aroma of comfort food and existential angst. Tell us in fifty words or so about a diner you might know, imagine, or truly wish for. Submissions in the body of an email to . See our site www.blink-ink.org for our standard submissions guidelines. Also for this issue, we are having a photo contest, theme same as above. Submissions are open from September 1st to October 15th 2017.

  • Posted September 11, 2017
  • Submit and Subscribe to Junto Magazine
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

Junto Magazine accepts art and literature submissions for our creative expressions magazine. Entering our third year, we believe in the strength of collaboration and critique. All submitters, regardless of acceptance status, receive an editorial evaluation of their piece which includes personalized feedback, suggestions, and insight into the publishing potential of their individual work. We also conduct and publish interviews and technical articles pertaining to art and literature. A modest reading fee has been implemented to support our editors' evaluations of your work. If you are interested in perfecting and publishing with Junto Magazine, visit us at www.juntomagazine.com.

  • Posted September 11, 2017
  • Calling for Prose and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Strata Mag, a quarterly online lit magazine, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for its third issue out October 29. We are especially interested in reading essays and short stories. Email or visit stratamag.org/submit.

  • Posted September 07, 2017
  • Brilliant Submissions Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

  • Posted September 07, 2017
  • Gearing Up For New Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The new editors of Gravel are looking forward to receiving your most intense and incredible words, artwork, photography, and book reviews. Read us first. Then submit here: gravel.submittable.com.

  • Posted September 07, 2017
  • Attention Women! Storytelling Platform Seeking Your Personal Narrative!
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Inkfully, a faith-based storytelling platform for women, seeks introspective narratives that span the seasons of womanhood. (Topics include: Marriage, Motherhood, Faith, Identity, Purpose, Career, Friendship, Dating, Health, Culture, and Social Justice.) We are looking for stories that are authentic, deeply compelling, honest, and vulnerable. Words that invite the reader to take the journey with you. Ultimately, we desire to inspire, empower, and encourage women—reminding them that they are not alone. We hope to nourish the weary soul and showcase the beauty that emerges from the ashes. For more info visit www.Inkfully.com/submissions and read our guidelines.

  • Posted September 07, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Diversity and the Arts
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 5, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

For our Spring/Summer 2018 issue, Let Us Gather: Diversity and the Arts, Nimrod International Journal is seeking poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that explore or demonstrate the idea of the arts as a gathering place for diverse and unique perspectives. We also invite writing that addresses and confronts the times when the arts have not been as diverse as they could be—including the present. Poetry may be up to 8 pages; fiction/creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. For complete guidelines, email or visit our website: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

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