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  • Posted August 20, 2019
  • Chestnut Review seeks Stubborn Artists of All Types
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Chestnut Review, a paying market, seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for its next issues. We accept 250 free submissions a month in poetry and art/photography genres; prose and general paid submissions are $5; and all genres can submit more pieces through paid submissions. Response in 30 days or your fee refunded. Payment is $100 per piece and copy of annual anthology. chestnutreview.com

  • Posted August 19, 2019
  • Zizzle Literary: Seeking Diverse Voices for 2020 Special Edition
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Pay: $100 /flash fiction; $250 /short story. Fee: $3. Do you share our mission to cultivate young literature lovers? We publish literary fiction that appeals to kids from eleven on up to one hundred. Some of the accepted pieces will be illustrated. Length: flash 500–1,200 words; short story 2,000–4,500 words. Submission Guidelines: zizzlelit.com. Subscribe to our newsletter: zizzlelit.com/sign-up. Support us and like our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zizzlelit/!

  • Posted August 19, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Words on Play
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Nimrod International Journal is seeking poetry, short fiction, and short creative nonfiction about play in all its forms for our spring 2020 issue, Words on Play. From word play to playing with poetic form to work about games, sports, crossword puzzles, dancing, and more, we want to see it all. Submit up to 7 pages of poetry or up to 7,500 words of prose. Payment is $10/page, up to maximum of $200. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online. For full guidelines and to submit: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 19, 2019
  • The Main Street Rag Needs Poets
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

We love our base and hear from them regularly, but we’d also like to see some new faces. Poetry submissions have been slow of late. That means our usual backlog of 9 months to a year is no longer the case. We respond quickly and will get those we accept into print quickly (for now). Visit our website for guidelines and Submittable link. Then send us something to knock our socks off. Guidelines and links available at www.MainStreetRag.com. Back issues and a plethora of books available at www.MainStreetRagbookstore.com.

  • Posted August 15, 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. We've featured writers, artists, and photographers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria. We're always seeking unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted August 15, 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 August 15, 2019
  • Fleas on the Dog is Looking for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 16, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Fleas on the Dog Issue 4
Open: Aug. 16 to Sept. 16
Oh drat! The boyz with the itch are back! Yes, the possibly famous, definitely infamous dude quintet is itchin’ for your fiction and nonfiction (even plays) for the already indictable Issue 4. QUALITY junk that blows the gasket leaves the competition in the casket. We take pretty much anything (but not everything) and if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you, if we don’t, we promise to be gentle, especially if it’s your first time. See fleasonthedog.com for guidelines. PS: If your mother likes your writing we probably won’t.

  • Posted August 15, 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 August 15, 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 August 14, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 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 Fall 2019 issue (Vol. 14, No. 2). 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. 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 August 13, 2019
  • Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 11!
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for our eleventh online issue! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com. The author will also receive a token payment of $15. Send us your best work: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 13, 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 August 08, 2019
  • Parhelion Literary Magazine: Submissions Open for our Fall Issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Parhelion staff loves Halloween and we're excited about the October issue because we're going dark. It's a theme! For some general guidelines, keep in mind we skew literary/upmarket. Think Henry James's Turn of the Screw and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery. We're not looking for blatant horror or vampires and werewolves (we do, however, like ghost stories and witches and magical realism). We're looking for smart, complex, thought-provoking pieces that weave in elements of the spooky season. We can't wait to read what you come up with for our Halloween issue. Knock our socks off with your spellbinding tales! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted August 08, 2019
  • iō Literary Journal: Call for Submissions for Volume 2!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

iō Literary Journal was founded in 2018 with the aim of showcasing an array of artistic expression and creative writing pieces from individuals whose voices are underrepresented, and those who may not have traditional writing or artistic backgrounds. iō Literary Journal is back for Volume 2 and will be accepting submissions to its second print volume up until August 31, 2019. Submit at: ioliteraryjournal.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 08, 2019
  • The Revolution (Relaunch) Seeks Socially Engaged Writing
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The Revolution (Relaunch) is a revisionary, radical, and creative resurgence of the women’s rights newspaper founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (1868-1872). We're interested in flash with a socio-political bent—from work that engages with literature and film to current events and politics. We also publish memoir and poetry. If you’re inspired to produce evocative, first-person, social-justice oriented writing—sexual, racial, economic, border-related, or other—then we’d love the opportunity to read your work. All prose submissions should be under 750 words. Submit no more than one piece of prose and no more than three poems or three pieces of visual art to . therevolutionrelaunch.com

  • Posted August 07, 2019
  • Anne of Green Gables Fan Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Fiction, nonfiction (centered around author Lucy Maud Montgomery, Prince Edward Island, etc.), poetry, and artwork. All submissions must revolve around the character(s) in the Anne of Green Gables books or first Kevin Sullivan movie starring Megan Follows. Time period can vary from past to future. We welcome unique, experimental, and/or lyrical work. Finish someone's story, add to it, transport them to another time, etc. ALL THINGS ANNE! We are loving this theme and want to see it explored. We may choose one Editor's Choice award. This will be an online issue. Please submit! www.portyonderpress.com/all-things-anne---issue-9.html

  • Posted August 06, 2019
  • Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal Seeking Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal is a magazine of arts and letters compiled by Bluffton's English and Writing Program. We're currently reading submissions for our Spring 2020 print issue and would love to hear from you! Bridge accepts original, unpublished work by artists and writers age 14-24. We're looking for stunning stuff: send us your short fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, journalism, poetry, plays for stage and screen, comics, and fine art. Bridge is committed to showcasing the brilliance of young creatives from around the world. Check us out at: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 06, 2019
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (Novella & Poetry Collection Subs Now Open )
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
  • Type Book

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, 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. To polish your fiction, note our editing service, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted August 05, 2019
  • Haunted Waters Press: Submission Period Extended
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press extends reading period for 2019 print publication! We seek fiction, poetry, and flash for consideration in the upcoming issue of From the Depths. Open to all genres, themes, and writers. Contributors selected 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 $250 cash awards, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside published work. Also accepting submissions: Expedited Decision for seven day response. SPLASH! submissions for online publication resume in September! Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

  • Posted August 05, 2019
  • Inverted Syntax: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Inverted Syntax is seeking hybrid, experimental approaches to art and language that possess and release a frenetic charge, that turn us inside out and convey novel insights into the human experience. Our contributors have ranged from emerging to established, including Rae Armantrout, Daisy Patton, Andrea Rexilius, Eric Baus, Emmy Newman, Jill Khoury, Kathy Fish, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Khadijah Queen, Philip Metres and many more. We even received a shout out from Roxane Gay. Submission fee: $4/$5. Guidelines and Link to Submit: www.invertedsyntax.com.

  • Posted August 05, 2019
  • Be Part of Issue 14 of Into the Void
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 7, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Award-winning print & online Into the Void is open to submissions of short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, & visual art to Issue 14 through September 7. Payment is $5 per page of the print magazine & a contributor copy. No theme & no reading fees until Submittable monthly limit reached. Send us something that makes us feel alive. All details: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted August 05, 2019
  • Cherry Tree: Call for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its sixth issue from August 1 to October 1. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We want work that braves to be, that dares to be. We encourage well-informed work where the form understands its relationship with the content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency, that beg for an ear to listen. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy. www.washcoll.edu/cherrytree

  • Posted August 01, 2019
  • Call for Poems for Presence 2020
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Genre Poetry, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry invites poets to send up to 5 unpublished poems and/or translations informed by the Catholic faith for its fourth annual print issue due in April 2020. The poems in this journal convey God’s presence in any number of ways—by exploring the intersection of matter and spirit, by depicting the struggle between belief and doubt, by questioning the faith, being surprised by it, taking joy in it, even finding humor in it. Now using Submittable. Mission statement and submission guidelines found on www.catholicpoetryjournal.com.

  • Posted August 01, 2019
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 10 (Fall 2019) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Midnight (CST), September 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal 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 over 45,000 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, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 10 before midnight (CST) on September 30th at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted August 01, 2019
  • Year-round Open Submissions for Large Readership
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Send us your zany, innovative best fiction, poetry, and CNF. We publish bimonthly, and year round. We at Bending Genres also host monthly weekend workshops and retreats. www.bendinggenres.com

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