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  • Posted May 25, 2017
  • Ambush Review Invites You To Send Us Your Best
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Ambush Review is accepting submissions of original, unpublished material for A/R #6. We are open to all styles but prefer innovative, experimental poetry, as well as translations, and short fiction of no more than 250 words. We also welcome critical reviews and essays of 250 words or fewer—the shorter the better—and artwork, including photography. Please inquire before sending reviews, essays, or artwork. You can visit ambushreview.com to see selected work from some previous issues as well as our submission guidelines. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

  • Posted May 25, 2017
  • The Examined Life Journal Seeks Submissions until 7/15/17
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Examined Life Journal, a literary journal from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We’re seeking works related to health and the human condition in all its myriad definitions. We recommend that authors interested in submitting to The Examined Life Journal familiarize themselves with the publication by purchasing an issue or subscribing. theexaminedlifejournal.com

  • Posted May 25, 2017
  • Four Ties Lit Review is Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 16, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Four Ties Lit Review is accepting submissions of art, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic story telling from May 5th until June 16th for Issue VI Volume I. This year’s issue has an inclusive topic (not a theme): “Work.” Send any related submission. Four Ties Lit Review is an independent literary online magazine publishing annually. We are committed to the idea that creative writing and graphic arts are forms of expression that are essential to a thriving modern culture. We aim to publish writing and art that appeals to the widest range of readers, but is still intellectually stimulating and meaningful. fourtieslitreview.com/submit/

  • Posted May 25, 2017
  • Articles About Writing
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Fiction Southeast is seeking essays, interviews, and book reviews from MFA students, emerging and established writers. We are open to articles of any subject (provided they concern writing) including but not limited to experiences at conferences and within an MFA program, writing craft, the life of a writer, etc. fictionsoutheast.submittable.com/submit/45733/essays-on-writing

  • Posted May 23, 2017
  • Broken Ribbon Seeks Short Fiction, Poetry, and Visual Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon is seeking submissions to its inaugural edition. The journal will go to print in December of 2017, and will publish certain features online throughout the year. All accepted contributors receive two copies of the journal, and promotion via our outreach platforms. We accept works of any form, genre, or art style. We seek short stories and poems that are raw, honest, gritty—from any world, planet, time period, reality, or dimension. We look for works that make us pause or produce an emotion in the reader. There is a $3 processing fee for all general submissions. To read the full submission guidelines, please visit www.brokenribbon.com/general-submissions/.

  • Posted May 22, 2017
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 3 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Three. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renowned), 200+ poems. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted May 17, 2017
  • The Chaos Seeks Creative Nonfiction for Summer 2017 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

The Chaos is an online journal of creative nonfiction. We're seeking submissions for our summer 2017 issue from emerging and established writers. We are drawn to narrative, personal essays rooted in scene. Show, don't tell. Send us your best work. 500-7000 words. Visit our website for additional guidelines and to submit: www.thechaos.life.

  • Posted May 16, 2017
  • The HitchLit Review Seeks Openly Secular Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The HitchLit Review is an openly secular, online literary magazine that seeks to celebrate openly secular writers and artists, their works, and their communities. We are currently seeking works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and cover art for our inaugural issue (to be released in August 2017). For full submission guidelines, please visit hitchlit.org.

  • Posted May 15, 2017
  • The Broke Bohemian Summer Edition 2017
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 14, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Broke Bohemian is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2017 Edition! We publish pieces at the forefront of unconventional thought and outlandish perspectives. Get wild. Wear your activism proudly. Bare your teeth. Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty. We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who've been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! Come join the Bohemians! brokebohemian.com

  • Posted May 15, 2017
  • All Accounts and Mixtures: A Celebration of LGBTQ Writing
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 19, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Please submit up to 5,000 words of prose, fiction, or creative nonfiction, or up to 7 poems. We welcome all breeds of creative hybrid writing and collaboration. For this series, we seek work from writers who self-identify as “queer,” while acknowledging that this designation is subjective and highly personal. We believe the term “queer” connotes flexibility—we will not police your identity. That said, our goal is to provide a forum for writers whose voices might be mis- or underrepresented by the literary mainstream, and we ask that contributors respectfully acknowledge this objective. Submitted content need not be LGBTQ-specific. Work must be previously unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions with timely notification. www.cutbankonline.org

  • Posted May 15, 2017
  • Earn $0.015 per Word for The Artist Unleashed Articles
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site

Earn $0.015 per word to be published on The Artist Unleashed. We want articles based on your personal experience as a writer or artist to help fellow creatives. Articles for this website must be about an aspect of writing and/or other form of art, and must also inspire and/or motivate, encourage discussion, offer advice or argue an opinion, and be rich with informative/engaging content. We will tweet and Facebook your post to get it as much exposure as possible. Views on a single post have reached 1500+ within 24 hours. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.theartistunleashed.com.

  • Posted May 10, 2017
  • Submissions Needed for Christmas in July Themed Edition
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 20, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Send us your quirky, heart-felt, inspiring, hot cocoa and warm fuzzy inducing best for our Christmas in July themed edition of Edify Fiction. If there is a hint of Christmas or the Christmas spirit in it, send it to us for consideration. We accept short stories, poetry, flash fiction, and photography/digital art. Submissions are free (unless requesting a paid critique). See our submissions page for full guidelines. www.edifyfiction.com

  • Posted May 10, 2017
  • Aji Magazine Submissions Open for Fall 2017 Issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Calling all creative writers and artists: Aji’s Fall 2017 issue will feature poems, stories, essays, and images accompanied by the contributor’s reflections on craft. How do you envision, fashion, and hone your work? Submissions welcome on this or on any subject from May 1 through July 15, 2017. Read submission guidelines here: www.ajimagazine.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted May 10, 2017
  • Frontier Poetry: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Frontier Poetry is a new online poetry journal seeking to be a quality home for new poets. We are currently seeking poets for our New Voices category, submissions are open year-round. New Voices is open to any new and emerging author who has not published more than one full-length collection of poetry. We are pleased to announce we offer payment to New Voices authors. $50 per poem, up to $150. We are thrilled to be paying for published pieces but will be highly selective in our choices for publication. www.frontierpoetry.com

  • Posted May 09, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Neighbors
  • Deadline info Deadline: Issue fills by September 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions: Neighbors. Issue fills by September 15, 2017. Please note the call in a cover letter, and follow the guidelines at thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu.

  • Posted May 08, 2017
  • Anthology for Chronic Illness Warriors
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 5, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

In an effort to educate, inspire, and work towards ending the stigmas against both mental and physical illnesses, Ivy Cirillo Books is curating an anthology dedicated to chronic illness warriors! The anthology will be a collection of letters written from each author to a younger version of themselves. This can include before diagnosis, after diagnosis, or after treatment. For more information and the official call for submission guidelines, please follow the link below! www.ivycirillobooks.com/2017/03/upcoming-anthology-official-call-for.html

  • Posted May 08, 2017
  • Profane Seeks Poems, Essays, and Stories
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Our aim is simple: to publish good writing. To us, good writing is the sort that you find yourself turning over and over again in your head, hours and days and weeks after you’ve read it. Good writing is the writing that worms itself into your brain and won’t leave. We're a print journal that publishes annually. All of our past issues are also available on our website to read (and listen to) for free. Check us out at profanejournal.com.

  • Posted May 03, 2017
  • Into The Void Seeks Your Writing for Issue 5
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 13, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Print and digital lit mag Into the Void is now open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art to Issue 5. No theme and no reading fees. Send us the work that pulses out of you like a shock wave; that oozes from your pores like corrosive acid; that takes a bit of you and leaves it forever imprinted on the page. Contributors receive a magazine copy and infinite love and loyalty. Submission guidelines: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted May 03, 2017
  • Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

  • Posted May 03, 2017
  • The MacGuffin: Now Reading for our Summer Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is now accepting both poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction (up to 5000 words), for our Spring-Summer 2017 issue! Tell us all about your unseasonably warm February or write us a poem or two about how Winter struck back with a vengeance in March. Or, for the optimists, feel free to send us some hopeful work on warmer days to quickly come. We accept all work via email and traditional post. For full submission guidelines, check us out at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot us an email at .

  • Posted May 03, 2017
  • FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction and Monologues
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

FunnyInFiveHundred.com dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. We are seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), and humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine). Submissions are accepted year-round. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.

  • Posted May 02, 2017
  • Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Audio
  • Type Literary Site

Second Hand Stories is a podcast that features short works of fiction, submitted and written by you, to be read aloud on our show. Check out our guidelines at secondhandpodcast.com/guidelines to get a sense of what we're looking for. We accept any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 1,500 and 6,000 words). Flash fiction writers interested in contributing should contact us, but we are not taking submissions at this time. Please practice reading your story aloud to ensure it flows as well verbally as it does on the page. Thanks for submitting!

  • Posted May 01, 2017
  • Thrice Publishing Open Call 2017 Novels
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31,2017
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Book

All guidelines are at this link: www.thricepublishing.com/submissions.html. Looking for surrealist work or material that breaks the bounds of convention.

  • Posted May 01, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Migration
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 3, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Flock seeks creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions for our fall theme issue, Migration. We are eager to hear any and all interpretations of migration—personal and political, human and animal—work that moves. Flock, established in 2002, publishes poetry and prose that are "accessibly experimental" and "soulful." We are also open for Lullaby audio submissions. flocklit.com

  • Posted May 01, 2017
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Ladybug (for ages 3-6), is looking for fiction, retellings of folktales, creative nonfiction, poems, action rhymes, and proposals for short comics about our scaly, feathered, and furry friends. Send us your lively writing about wild creatures, pets, and animals seen only in your imagination. Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. We prefer short work for young children (stories may be up to 800 words, poetry up to 20 lines). If submitting a retelling of a folktale or nonfiction, please include a list of sources and your credentials with your manuscript. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818/ladybug-magazine-for-ages-3-6

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