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  • Posted April 20, 2018
  • Four Ties Lit Review is Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Four Ties Lit Review will open to submissions from April 20th to June 1st. We invite submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphical story telling (comics), book reviews, and graphic art. The theme for this issue is “Work,” as broadly conceived as possible; we all do it in one way or another. Whether it’s the ‘ol 9-5, homework, housework, working on your relationships or yourself, send us your best pieces. We're looking forward to seeing them. See our Submission Guidelines for more information. We use Submittable as our submission manager. www.fourtieslitreview.com

  • Posted April 18, 2018
  • MAYDAY Magazine Seeks Submissions for Special Issue on "Speculation"
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

For its next issue, MAYDAY Magazine invites submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, book and film reviews, interviews, works of translation, and visual art that address the theme of SPECULATION. Submissions may speculate on the personal (loves lost, roads not taken, disasters avoided) and/or the political (possible histories, events that didn’t happen, events that may happen in the future) and/or the cosmic (what could have been but isn’t, what should never be yet feels inevitable). Submissions may fall into a genre category, but MAYDAY remains committed to literary quality: clear language, strong images, memorable characters, innovative structure, and deep human insight. maydaymagazine.com/submit.php

  • Posted April 18, 2018
  • Aji magazine Calling for Guest Reviewers
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 20, 2018
  • Genre Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Aji is calling for volunteer guest reviewers! Send us a brief bio that includes your education and/or experience with poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, graphic art, or photography. The upcoming reviewing period will be around six weeks from mid-May to July 1 or thereabouts. Tell us how many pages you’d be willing to read/review each week. All participating reviewers will be listed in the Fall 2018 issue with the magazine’s sincerest thanks. Support Aji, a commercial-free space as we mull over the exceptional submissions we anticipate! Email queries to . We look forward to hearing from you. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted April 18, 2018
  • Mad Science—MAKE #18
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MAKE magazine is now accepting submissions for its eighteenth issue, “Mad Science.” For this issue, we seek fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or ephemera that reflects on all the sciences: physical, biological, social, or even science fiction. Embedded in the natural world or a mechanical fantasy, this work can take on subjects of systemic scrutiny or scrutinize the systemic. Logic, reasoning, processes, syntax, sequences, circuits, hypotheses, predictions—or not. As long as there is a method to the madness, we’ll consider it. www.makemag.com

  • Posted April 17, 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 April 17, 2018
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 5 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Five. Please visit us to read Volume Four with poems by poets from the world over, from beginners to the most renowned. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted April 16, 2018
  • IO Literary Journal - Call for Submissions (No Submission Fee!)
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 14, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

IO Literary Journal, also known as IOLit, is a literary journal established in 2018 with the aims of showcasing an array of artistic expression and creative writing pieces from individuals whose voices are underrepresented, and also of those who may not have a traditional writing or artistic background. IOLit invites experimental and non-traditional pieces that go beyond conventional genres. IOLit will be accepting submissions to its inaugural print volume up until May 14, 2018. IOLit also accepts submissions for its online publication on a rolling basis. For more information on how, what, and where to submit, please visit www.ioliteraryjournal.com/submit.html.

  • Posted April 16, 2018
  • Tolsun Books is Looking for Manuscripts!
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Book

Tolsun Books is looking for book and chapbook manuscripts. We want poetry, short stories, poetry comics, photo stories, visual art, hybrids, narrative essays, comics, translations, and other inventive short works that are part of a larger piece. There is a $10 fee per submission, but we will send you a Tolsun Book in the mail for every submission fee paid! tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted April 16, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews
  • 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. Nonfiction submissions are free. We charge a $3 submission fee for fiction and poetry. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted April 16, 2018
  • Submit Place-Based Poetry, Nonfiction + Fiction to Terrain.org
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Video
  • Type Magazine

Terrain.org, the web's longest-publishing online literary magazine, is accepting submissions of poetry, nonfiction, fiction, videos, and hybrid forms through May 31. Submit online at www.terrain.org/submit.

  • Posted April 16, 2018
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors & Offering Comprehensive Interviews
  • 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 April 13, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 8 years we have published over 350 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

  • Posted April 13, 2018
  • Submissions Open for Fall Themed Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

borrowed solace is a literary journal on our third edition. Submissions are back open! Our theme for the fall 2018 journal is "Home." Where is home? What makes a home? How does a home contain so many emotions and can keep them as secrets or unleash them? What is home to you? We would like to know these answers, and we can't wait to see what you will answer with! We accept: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, and photography. Submissions will close June 30th, 2018. Check out our submission guidelines here and submit: borrowedsolace.com/contact/.

  • Posted April 13, 2018
  • Transference Seeks Poetry in English Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Transference invites submissions of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, or Japanese.  Along with your translation, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices.  New voices are especially welcome. Transference is published both online and in print. Read previous issues and submit up to four poems at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/.  Contact: . Published by faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Submissions are read using a double-blind review process.

  • Posted April 12, 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 April 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 April 11, 2018
  • The MacGuffin is Now Reading for Summer
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

With warmer days in mind, The MacGuffin is now accepting work for our Summer 2018 issue. Send us the tale of your most harrowing cross-country Griswold-esque family vacation or maybe an essay about that time you “accidentally” flipped the staff golf cart at band camp. Send in a poetic tribute to the longest day of the year or maybe an ode to the family of potholes (still not patched up) that you pass—or try to—every morning before work. For full submission guidelines, check us out at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot us an email at .

  • Posted April 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 April 10, 2018
  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 18, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 8. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’ll probably be the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington. www.goldmanpublishing.com

  • Posted April 09, 2018
  • Glassworks Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Micro Essays
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Glassworks Magazine seeks flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in Flash Glass, our online feature. In glassworking, "flashed glass" is a specific technique by which color is not simply added, but is created by layering, opening almost unlimited possibilities of variation. The glass allows light to shine through but prevents inquisitive eyes from invading people's privacy. Send us your written work that does the same! All work published online in Flash Glass is included in a print anthology at the end of the year. Submit up to three shorts under 500 word. Guidelines and submit at www.rowanglassworks.org.

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  • Posted April 06, 2018
  • Phantom Drift Seeks Work for Issue #8
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism is seeking submissions for issue #8, January 1 – April 30, to be published October 1, 2018. We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and prose poems readers might label as new weird, slipstream and/or fabulist/fantastic. We pay on publication ($5 per page, minimum $10). Short fiction up to 6500 words, poems up to120 lines. Also seeking critical essays and interviews up to 5000 words on emerging and neglected fabulist/fantastic writers. $3 submission fee. Submissions can be made through our website at: www.phantomdrift.org.

  • Posted April 06, 2018
  • Sheila-Na-Gig online Seeks Well-Crafted Free Verse Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes well-crafted free verse poetry. We especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. Please submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems as one file (.doc, .docx) via Submittable: sheila-na-gigonline.submittable.com/submit. Include a brief bio in the cover note field. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you need to withdraw submissions, please just add a note under the “activity” tab in Submittable. Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes quarterly. Each volume contains up to 30 poets. Editors will select up to six poems yearly from each volume to nominate for the Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Net.

  • Posted April 05, 2018
  • Submit Work for "Bodies" Print Issue or Online Publication
  • Deadline info May 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Submit work for The Turnip Truck(s) forthcoming print issue “Bodies” by May 1. Submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s) are accepted year-round for online publication. Visit theturnips.net/submit/ for detailed submission guidelines.

  • Posted April 05, 2018
  • 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

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