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  • Posted December 14, 2018
  • Zizzle Lit: Submit to our Hardcover Bookazine
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Pay: $100/flash fiction piece. Do you share our mission to cultivate young literature lovers? Our hardcover publication features literary stories that will not only appeal to children as young as age 10, but to grownups as well. Word limit: 500–1,200. Fee: $3. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter! Order our debut edition at zizzlelit.com! (Second edition release is slated for February 2019.)

  • Posted December 14, 2018
  • Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/.

  • Posted December 13, 2018
  • Submit and Subscribe to Ploughshares
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Ploughshares accepts submissions to the journal until January 15, at noon. We are currently accepting submissions of prose, longform prose, and poetry. Sign up for Ploughshares’ new print + archive subscription to receive four print issues a year, complete access to 45+ years of the archives, and free submissions while you’re a current subscriber. Find more information at: pshares.org.

  • Posted December 13, 2018
  • Bridge: Calling Young Writers & Artists!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking art, comics, poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journalism, interviews) and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by February 15 for consideration in our Fall 2019 edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2018.

  • Posted December 12, 2018
  • Accepting CNF, Fiction, Poetry, & Flash
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction for both its online publication and its Spring 2019 print issue (Vol. 04 No. 01). We pay for both print and online publication. We publish poets and writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue: flexiblepersona.com.

  • Posted December 12, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: SHANTIH Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

SHANTIH Journal is an online literary journal based out of Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL. SHANTIH is seeking works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash prose, drama, art, and photography. There is no cost for submissions. For more details, visit shantihjournal.org/submit-to-issue-3-2/.

  • Posted December 07, 2018
  • 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 December 07, 2018
  • Arts & Letters Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Arts & Letters is seeking work that doesn’t try too hard to grab our attention, but rather guides it toward the human voice and its perpetual struggle into language. We’re open to both formal and experimental fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; we’re also open to work that defies classification. Above all, we look for work in which we can feel writers surprising themselves. Send us your best work before the end of January! Although we have a small submission fee, our contributors do get paid. Go to our website to submit: artsandletters.gcsu.edu.

  • Posted December 07, 2018
  • Full Bleed Seeks New Writing for its Machines Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 10, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Full Bleed, an annual print journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its third issue. We publish criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. All contributors will receive a modest honorarium for their work. For Issue 3, we are especially interested in submissions that concern machines. For more details visit www.full-bleed.org/submit.

  • Posted December 07, 2018
  • Looking for Short Stories about South Korea for an Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Anthology

Fiction Writers in Seoul is seeking short stories under 6,000 words that are set in and/or about the city of Seoul for an anthology. Submissions of all genres are welcome. As a token of our dedication to quality, we will pay $.05 per word for accepted submissions. Please send your submission to as an attachment. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted, and there is no reading fee. Estimated response time is up to twelve weeks. The deadline is January 31st, 2019. Please note that the anthology will also be translated into Korean and pitched to traditional Korean publishers. www.fictionwritersinseoul.com/2019-anthology-submission.html

  • Posted December 06, 2018
  • Aji Calls for All Things Emerald…
  • Deadline info Deadline: Until filled.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Aji magazine invites poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, graphic art, and photography on any subject. For our Spring 2019 issue, we are especially interested in all things emerald—emerald cities, emerald isles, green-eyed monsters, velvet curtains, malachite, the bottom of a wine bottle, the mysterious green cicada, the shallows of the Green River. Send your gems to www.ajimagazine.com. Submissions will close when the issue is full, probably early to mid-January 2019.

  • Posted December 06, 2018
  • Volney Road Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 1, issue 2. We publish digitally and plan to have a small print run for each issue. Find out more at our website: volneyroadreview.com. We pay $10 per accepted piece via Paypal.

  • Posted December 05, 2018
  • 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 December 04, 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. Contests are now offered year-round; our newest contests (for poetry and short stories) offer $500 awards each. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted December 04, 2018
  • Palooka: Seeking Artwork, Photography, Graphic Narratives, Comic Strips, Poetry, Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've published artists, photographers, and writers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria. We're always seeking unique artwork, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted December 03, 2018
  • Robots
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Old steam powered robots day’s ended with the introduction of artificial intelligence. Be as nostalgic as you like about the “Boiler Men” who fought side by side with Teddy Roosevelt on San Juan Hill, but these “mechanical men” hardly compare to today’s Synthetic Citizens®. We are happy to read stories of approximately 50 words regarding robots, but what we are specifically interested in is artificial intelligence. AI in robot bodies or perhaps not. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . General details and guidelines on our website www.blink-ink.org. We respond to all submissions & inquiries.

  • Posted December 03, 2018
  • 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 November 30, 2018
  • Edify Fiction Call for Submissions: Send us your Pain
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Edify Fiction seeks submissions for a special, themed issue. Send us your poetry, artwork, photography, short story, flash fiction, and (for this issue only) creative nonfiction and personal essays on the topic of pain. Edify us with your insights, experiences, and journeys into physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual pain. Please read our submission guidelines and past issues to get a feel for the type of pieces we publish: www.edifyfiction.com.

  • Posted November 30, 2018
  • Haunted Waters Press Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • 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 the 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 and Penny Fiction featuring exceptionally short stories of exactly 19 words—no more, no less. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

  • Posted November 29, 2018
  • Voice of Eve Seeking Women's Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Voice of Eve is seeking women’s poetry. Our hope is to build a community of women who can be empowered by sharing and reading each other’s work. We believe strength comes in unity with diversity and ultimately it is love that binds us. Please visit www.voiceofeve.net/submissions.

  • Posted November 28, 2018
  • Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 12
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review, an online literary journal, seeks poetry, short creative nonfiction (up to 1,000 words), graphic narratives, comics, art, and photography for Issue 12 (Spring 2019). We love work that explores place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Reading period: November 1 – December 30. Please visit our submission guidelines and check out our past issues at www.splitrockreview.org. We look forward to receiving your work!

  • Posted November 27, 2018
  • The Offbeat Doors are Open!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The Offbeat Literary Journal at Michigan State U is calling for the thought-provoking, the humorous, the quirky, the ? for our next volume! Send us your indisputably unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short drama, and sequential art. We love the traditional and the non, so long as it’s Off the Beaten path and not unnecessarily explicit. Go to offbeat.msu.edu for guidelines and more. Submissions limited to 3 poems or flash pieces (under 1,000 words each), sequential art not exceeding 10 pages, or other pieces under 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions welcome, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Posted November 26, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: An International Poetry Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Authorspress is currently accepting poetry submissions for its international poetry anthology. Poets all over the world are invited to apply. Submitted poem can be of any theme. What matters most is that the poem is the writer’s magnum opus. Shortlisted poems to be published in an international poetry anthology (2019). Only electronic submissions accepted as MS Word email attachment. Send such a published poem (max. 50 lines) in English which is deemed as master piece/magnum opus of your life, to by December 31, 2018. Include Bio in 100 words. Decisions mid-March 2019. Payment in copies. Further information at vivekanandjha.com/magnumopus.php.

  • Posted November 21, 2018
  • Call For Submissions from Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14-21, to submit work for consideration for the third annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to by January 1, 2019. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

  • Posted November 19, 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, 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

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