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  • Posted June 26, 2019
  • The Hungry Chimera: Seeking Short Fiction and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Hungry Chimera publishes short fiction, poetry, and visual art. We are looking for strange, thought-provoking short fiction (up to 2,500 words) and visual art at this time. You can visit our website at hungrychimera.com if you would like to check out previous issues (free digitally) and our submission guidelines. You may submit your work to . We look forward to reviewing your stories and artwork!

  • Posted June 25, 2019
  • Call For Submissions: Fiction, Essays, Photography, Art, Poetry, Digital Storytelling
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/Fine in Swahili) is to promote the artistic, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and Other Writers and Artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Check out open submission opportunities for Nzuri at nzuriumojacommunity.submittable.com/submit. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Fall 2019 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words.

  • Posted June 24, 2019
  • Iron City Magazine – 4th Edition Call for Entries
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 21, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Iron City Magazine is an online and full-color print journal devoted entirely to writing and art from the prison world. Prisoners are, first and foremost, people. They own stories worthy of telling and sharing. We are currently accepting submissions of 2D artwork, short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and one-act plays from current and formerly incarcerated artists and writers, their friends and families, and from prison staff. To accommodate prisoners who do not have internet access, we accept both electronic and mail-in submissions. Additionally, we accept both typed and handwritten work. There is no submission fee. Please see submission guidelines at: ironcitymagazine.org.

  • Posted June 20, 2019
  • rinky dink press: call for micropoetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

rinky dink press is now accepting micro-collections of 5-6 thematically related micro-poems (i.e. poems consisting of up to 40 words each) for our Fall 2019 series, which will feature 10 single-author collections in 2.75 x 4.25 format (yeah, it's a tiny little thing called a microzine!). Poems can form a cohesive narrative or adhere loosely to a theme of your choosing. 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 www.rinkydinkpress.com. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2019.

  • Posted June 20, 2019
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Infinite Country
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 6/1 to 8/1 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2019 issue Infinite Country: Deepening Our Connection to Place, Culture and One Another. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

  • Posted June 17, 2019
  • Molecule - a tiny lit mag
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Call for submissions for the inaugural issue of Molecule - a tiny lit mag. Poetry, prose, nonfiction, as well as reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings also wanted: no skyscrapers please! Strict word count. Don’t try and trick us—we have tiny minds. Send up to 5 poems or 5 prose pieces or 5 photos in the body of the email or jpeg attachment for photos to along with a 3rd person bio no more than 24 words (including name). moleculetinylitmag.art.blog

  • Posted June 17, 2019
  • Seeking Essays On The Pursuit of Beauty
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 16, 2019
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

To seek beauty is human. We at Critical Read want to celebrate that. We are looking for personal essays on the lengths you have gone in search of something beautiful. Have you gone on a journey in pursuit of beauty? Was there a piece of art or a performance you just had to see or hear? Simply put, what do you think is the most beautiful artistic journey you have been on? Essays should be fewer than 2,000 words. The deadline is Sept. 16. Compensation is $250. Submissions should be made at criticalread.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted June 13, 2019
  • Voice of Eve Accepting Women's Poetry and Art
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Voice of Eve is a magazine dedicated to women's poetry and artwork. We celebrate women, their spirit, and their expression through art. Please read guidelines at www.voiceofeve.net/submissions before submitting. We look forward to seeing your most beautiful and precious work.

  • Posted June 13, 2019
  • Seeking Rural LGBTQ and POC Voices and Allies
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Mount Island is a new literary magazine dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists. We accept original writing and art in all genres and mediums. Contributors are paid a $20 honorarium. Allies welcome in select categories. We are currently reading for online publication, and will open for submissions to our annual themed print anthology in the fall. For more information visit mountisland.com/submit.

  • Posted June 13, 2019
  • Through the Gate: A Journal of Fantastical Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Through the Gate is now open to submissions. We are looking for fantastical poems of literary and emotional depth. Our definition of fantastical is fluid, encompassing fantasy, magic realism, myth, and folklore. We desire poetry that is atypically beautiful and unconventionally imaginative. We place no limitations on what we will consider with regard to form and style. We seek to celebrate work by poets who identify as women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, disabled, neurodiverse, and any other marginalized identity. We pay $20 per poem and publish biweekly, except in February, May, August, and November, during which we publish weekly. throughthegate.net

  • Posted June 13, 2019
  • Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 10!
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for our tenth 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 June 10, 2019
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 7 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline:Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Seven. 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 June 10, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: The Revolution (Relaunch)
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 10, 2019
  • 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 are interested in flash literary criticism with a contemporary bend, flash creative nonfiction/memoir, and well-crafted 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 June 10, 2019
  • Zizzle Literary: Expedited Response for Hardcover & Audio Editions!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Pay: $100/flash fiction piece. Year-round submissions. 500–1,200 words. Fee: $3. We seek literary fiction that appeals to ages 11 to 99+! Guidelines: zizzlelit.com. Before submitting, listen to a selection of our stories. Subscribe to Zizzle's newsletter at zizzlelit.com/sign-up/ to enjoy FREE access to our audiobooks. Notable contributors include two O. Henry Award winners: Karen Heuler and Merrill Joan Gerber. Third Issue Release: July 2019. Support us and LIKE our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zizzlelit/.

  • Posted June 10, 2019
  • Disappear
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Vanish into thin air. Hop down your best Rabbit Hole. Get off the grid. Disconnect. Become part of the wallpaper. Fade away. Must you go? Is there danger? Or is the choice not yours to make? People to avoid, or just too hard to explain. Is this instigated by some one else? But why? Benevolent intervention, deadly threat, or matters unknown. Submissions are open June 1st through July 15th for your stories of approximately 50 words. Send in the body of an email to . No bios, attachments, or poetry please. For additional submissions information see www.blink-ink.org.

  • Posted June 06, 2019
  • Timeworn Literary Journal: Historical Fiction from the Fringe
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Timeworn Literary Journal is accepting submissions of unpublished historical fiction stories in English under 5,000 words. They should be set before 1996, rooted in history and voice-driven. Historical fiction from the fringe means anything with a bend toward the surreal, the dream-like, the strange. The offbeat kind of story that settles into your heart long after reading. That said, we also value beauty and warmth and a generally well-written story with soul. Quiet speculative elements strongly encouraged. Payment of $25 upon acceptance plus contributor copy. www.timewornlit.com

  • Posted June 06, 2019
  • 2019 Mizmor Anthology Spiritually Engaged Poems
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mizmor Anthology editors consider original-unpublished works by writers from all parts of the world. We are interested in spiritually engaged poems from a broad range of perspectives. We like accessible works that find fresh meaning in old traditions that recognize the challenges of our generation. We evaluate works on several levels, including its skillful use of craft; its ability to hold interest; and layers of meaning. www.poeticapublishing.com

  • Posted June 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 June 05, 2019
  • Volney Road Review Paying for Prose, Poetry, Art, and Comics
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • 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 2, issue 1. We publish digitally twice a year and pay $10 per accepted piece. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/volneyroad/.

  • Posted June 05, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Experimental Art and Multimedia Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Angry Old Man Magazine seeks avant-garde art and multimedia for its upcoming issues (8 and 9). AOM accepts anything out of the norm and experimental. This includes e-literature, experimental music/video, and all forms of multimedia. Anything weird and quirky that "respectable" journals refuse to publish. If it's good, we will publish it, no matter the medium. Submit your work to: angryoldmanmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted June 04, 2019
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
  • 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 04, 2019
  • Runaway Stories: An Anthology Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Have you ever wanted to run away from it all? Have you felt the need to hop a train or hitch a ride? Have you ever come home to her clothes, her keys, and her cat gone with nothing left but a hint of her perfume? We’ve all dreamed it, which is why we’re looking for short stories about running away. Tell us about escaping with someone and escaping from someone. Tell us about the emptiness of being left behind, about kids and adults of all ages. Take us on their journeys. Show us the empty closets. Submission guidelines: MadvillePublishing.com/submission-runaway.

  • Posted June 04, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Anthology of Contemporary Chicanx Writers
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Cutthroat, A Journal Of The Arts and The Black Earth Institute are collaborating to publish an anthology of Contemporary Chicanx Writing. We want writing that goes deep into the culture and reveals heritage in new ways. We want work that is puro Chicanx which is more attitude than racial or ethnic identity; it may overlap with other Latinx cultures. We don’t ask for identification beyond exploration of that attitude and everything in between. Our focus on Chicanx culture that has been a large part of this country for hundreds of years and is still under-explored and understood only at a distance by the dominant culture. We are calling for poems and prose. Submit up to 5 poems with a 100 word limit per poem, one prose piece up to 4000 words by August 1, 2019. Do not submit more than once in any genre. Online submissions only at www.cutthroatmag.com. Payment in contributor copies. All book profits will be donated to worthy nonprofit organizations helping immigrants from Mexico and Central America. Editorial Board includes Luis Alberto Urrea, Carmen Tafolla, Matt Mendez, Octavio Quintanilla, Edward Vidaurre, Beth Alvarado, Terry Acevedo and Denise Chavez. Publication is planned for 2020.

  • Posted June 03, 2019
  • Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ Humor
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Anthology

Qommunicate Publishing, queer publisher, seeks humorous original & unpublished work by and/or about LGBTQ+ people and lives. LGBTQ-positive material only! No homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise hateful or discriminatory work considered. All genres welcome: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, and b&w comics and art. No erotica or work for children. Simultaneous, multiple submissions ok. Loose word counts: up to 3,500 words per piece for prose, up to 3 pages per poem, up to 10 pages per comic or script. Pay: $5 per printed page in the finished book. Email submissions to: . More info: qommunicatepublishing.com/funny-queer/.

  • Posted June 03, 2019
  • Call for Submissions: Mom Egg Review "Home" Theme Issue
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are opening May 1, 2019 for the 18th annual print issue of Mom Egg Review/ MER, themed HOME. We publish literary work that is about mothering or motherhood; submissions for this issue should be about motherhood and this issue's theme of HOME. We publish poetry, fiction, and creative prose (up to 850 words). Early Bird Submissions (free) May 1 to May 7. Regular Submissions ($3 fee) May 1 to August 1. Guidelines, info, submit here: themomegg.submittable.com/submit. We look forward to reading your work.

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