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  • Posted August 14, 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 August 13, 2018
  • Loud Zoo Special Submission Period
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Multimedia art/lit magazine Loud Zoo is open to submissions exclusively from women & non-binary folks for the month of August. General submissions open in September. Bring us into that oft-referenced but rarely glimpsed new territory. We’re not another place to hang your name and walk away, we’re a wall into which you carve your truth, so make it bold. Make it you. No more of the usual litmag business. If your piece reads, looks, or sounds like something you’ve seen in a literary magazine before, send it elsewhere. Sorry, no poetry this time around. www.bedlampublishing.com/submissions.html

  • Posted August 13, 2018
  • Zizzle Literary Magazine Call for Submissions for the Winter '18 Issue
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Payment: $100/flash fiction piece. Submissions: Free. Zizzle is a new international literary magazine for young minds. We seek flash fiction that will not only appeal to children as young as age 10 (grade 5), but to grownups as well. We like stories that dive deep into meaning and resist banality. Word limit: 500–1,200. Guidelines: zizzlelit.com. For latest updates, follow @zizzlelit on Twitter!

  • Posted August 13, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2018 issue (Vol. 13, No. 2). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and 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. The current issue, previous issues, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted August 13, 2018
  • Submissions Invited from Editors of Literary Periodicals
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Anthology

Editors of literary periodicals (print or digital) may nominate work in a single genre or in multiple genres to be considered for inclusion in Orison Books' annual print publication, The Orison Anthology, which will reprint the finest spiritually engaged writing from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives. Nominated work must have appeared, or be slated to appear, in the periodical during the 2018 calendar year. Both the author of any work selected for inclusion and the periodical in which it originally appeared will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology. Deadline: September 15, 2018. For complete guidelines, see orisonbooks.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 10, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Nonfiction, Poetry, Photos about China
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and occasional poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published in the fall of 2018. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places, people, history, culture, the arts, science, and technology—anything related to China that is well-written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction). No submission fee. Please visit our website for more information and read the guidelines before submitting: http://brushtalks.com/

  • Posted August 10, 2018
  • Monolith Medium: Call for Submissions of Critical Essays on Film
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 27, 2018
  • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

The editors invite submissions of film criticism and other essays that utilize film to advance a conversation of narrative, aesthetics, and meaning. These are by no means narrow categories; please see our journal for examples of the type of material we would like to publish. This journal will publish quarterly with a cash prize of $100, $75, and $50 to our first, second, and third place winners respectively. If we publish your submitted piece you are automatically a finalist, with the top three winners being announced after our September 27th deadline. For details visit: www.monolithmedium.com/submissions/.

  • Posted August 10, 2018
  • Fiction and Poetry Wanted for Print and Online
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction and poetry for its Fall 2018 print issue (Vol. 03 No. 02) and online. We pay for both print and online publication. We publish writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. flexiblepersona.com/about/submissions/

  • Posted August 10, 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 August 09, 2018
  • We Need It All, From Poems to Research Essays
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, is seeking submissions from all currently enrolled undergraduate students. Video and audio, visual art, essays, fiction, poetry, science and technology, business and commerce, health and professional sciences, humanities, social sciences, and honors education. Works submitted may be works produced for classes or works produced outside of a classroom environment. Works must be a maximum of 15 pages double-spaced. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review process. Do not include your name or college affiliation or other identifying information within your work. Submit works here: ureca.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 08, 2018
  • Bridge: Calling Young Writers & Artists!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking poetry, prose (fiction/nonfiction/memoir/journalism/interviews), art, comics, graphic novels, and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by September 30th for consideration in our 2019 Spring print edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2017.

  • Posted August 08, 2018
  • BLJ Wants Creative Works from You!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

BALLOONS Lit. Journal Issue 8 is looking for creative and witty short stories, poems, and artwork for young readers (12+). No reading fee. Published online and in print (complimentary print copy for contributors). Check out our guidelines here: www.balloons-lit-journal.com/submission.html.

  • Posted August 06, 2018
  • Walloon Writers Review Fourth Edition Call For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Share your stories, poetry, reflections, and photography inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Walloon Writers Review is a contemporary literary print magazine focused on this amazing region of Michigan. 4,000 word limit to stories; $5 reading fee, a portion of which is donated to area nature preservation organizations; suitable for all ages. Resident, summer/fall/winter cottage, a memorable trip or a driving trip through, this area inspires tremendous creativity. Share with us! walloonwriters.com

  • Posted August 03, 2018
  • Parhelion Literary Magazine: Submissions Call for October Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion Literary Magazine seeks fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography submissions for our October issue. This publication strives to be literary at heart while remaining accessible and entertaining to a wide audience. We are looking for strong, fresh voices, compelling characters, and thought-provoking storytelling. Please review our submissions guidelines before submitting. parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted August 03, 2018
  • Awkward Mermaid Lit Mag
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Awkward Mermaid is a brand new millennial & mental health lit mag accepting all forms of creative submissions: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, & art. This is where magic & mental illness can coexist. www.awkwardmermaid.com

  • Posted August 03, 2018
  • Into the Void Wants Your Best for Issue 9
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Award-winning print & online Into the Void is open to submissions of fiction, flash, nonfiction, poetry, & visual art for Issue 9 until September 7th. No theme, no reading fees. Send us something that makes us feel alive. Contributor copy + infinite love & loyalty. All details on our website: intothevoidmagazine.com.

  • Posted August 03, 2018
  • Submissions Open Through Halloween for Raleigh Review Spring 2019 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Reviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex. All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. See full guidelines at www.raleighreview.org, and browse the archives while you’re there!

  • Posted August 02, 2018
  • Cigar City Poetry Journal Seeks Submissions of Poetry and Translations
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Cigar City Poetry Journal is an annual, bilingual print poetry journal. We accept submissions of English and Spanish language poetry, and translations to and from Spanish and English, from writers residing anywhere in the Americas. Our inaugural issue will be published in January 2019. www.cigarcitypoetryjournal.org

  • Posted August 02, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a literary journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing new writing and art. Surprise us with your most ambitious prose, poetry, hybrids, and images of any kind. Share something larger than itself. Women, POC, LGBTQ+, disabled, indigenous, border-straddling, neuroatypical, cash-strapped, and Midwest-connected authors encouraged: stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 02, 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. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted August 01, 2018
  • Rockvale Review Seeks Poems for Issue Three
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Send us your image-driven poetry that utilizes language in bold, yet vulnerable ways. We read blind, so no names on your uploaded file title or in the file itself. Our featured artist for Issue Three is Jim Zola, who will be pairing one of his digitally-enhanced photos with every accepted poem. Read our full guidelines and poems from our first two issues on our website, www.rockvalereview.com. We are fee free and can't wait to read your work!

  • Posted August 01, 2018
  • Seshat: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Seshat is looking to release its fourth issue this fall. We are accepting poetry, fiction (up to 7000 words), creative nonfiction (up to 7000 words), art, and photography. No submission fee. All published pieces will be considered for Best of the Net nominations. We are mostly looking for young writers who are homeschooled or have been homeschooled in the past. However, all ages (13+) are encouraged to submit to this journal. Visit seshatlitmag.wordpress.com for more details.

  • Posted August 01, 2018
  • Call for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Art - No Fee!
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

South 85 Journal, the official literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for the Fall/Winter 2018 issue, which will be released December 15, 2018. While we consider all quality work that follows the submission guidelines, we are especially interested in pieces that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place. More information at south85.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted August 01, 2018
  • Issue 5 Open Reading Period at Cherry Tree
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its fifth 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, 2018
  • Submit to Feels Blind Literary's Inaugural Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Feels Blind Literary is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from emerging and established writers and artists who identify as women for our inaugural issue. While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. The deadline for submissions is October 1st. Visit www.feelsblindliterary.com to learn more about us, then send your best work.

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