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  • Posted July 20, 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 July 19, 2017
  • Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option 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. Please submit on our website or use our short fiction critiquing service at www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted July 19, 2017
  • 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 an 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.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted July 19, 2017
  • Fingers on the Button: Seeking Post-Apocalyptic Stories
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Audio
  • Type Magazine

“A tape recorder was left in an abandoned grocery store on the outskirts of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. The recorder was found with a note: ‘Press record. Tell your truth. Hit stop.’ These are those truths.” Based on that prompt, writers submit a first-person piece that will be read by a voice actor and become its own episode in a post-apocalyptic audio experience. Defined as a literary journal on tape, a podcast, an ear movie – whatever you want to call it, it’s unique, and you have the opportunity to be a part of it at the very beginning. www.tellyourtruths.com

  • Posted July 18, 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 July 18, 2017
  • This Side of the Divide Anthology Seeks Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction by emerging and established authors exploring the United States West. We’re seeking fresh, original views of the western U.S. Our aim is to capture this region’s unique essence in all of its cultural and geographic diversity. Selected writers will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a payment of $100. Stories should be 3,000-5,000 words, and will need to be submitted no later than October 31st, 2017. Please visit baobabpress.com/submissions for details.

  • Posted July 17, 2017
  • The Tishman Review October Issue
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review is now reading for its October issue. Submissions of micro, flash, and short fiction, cnf, poetry, and visual art are welcome. We pay our contributors and nominate for awards. We also offer different levels of feedback and are helping writers get published. We are open to that which the writer wishes to express and often work with writers before publication. Fee Free days are offered every reading period and are announced on social media @tishmanreview. Please follow our guidelines and send us your best work. You can read an issue on our website. www.thetishmanreview.com

  • Posted July 17, 2017
  • Colloquial Seeks Poetry that Exalts the Ordinary and Everyday
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Colloquial is a poetry review looking for poems that are conversational, brief, compressed, often narrative, and utilizes everyday language. The poems that we accept are generally very clear and understandable, grounded in concrete images and sensory details, and bend language in unique and concentrated ways. We want poems that capture your everyday life. We want poems that exalt the ordinary. For more information about our submission guidelines, visit our website: www.colloquialpoetry.org.

  • Posted July 17, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Creative Nonfiction about China
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • 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 2017. 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 submission guidelines before submitting. brushtalks.com

  • Posted July 17, 2017
  • Queer Families: A LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

Seeking true stories (creative nonfiction, essays, memoirs) 1,000-3,000 words on the theme of Queer Families—interpret as you wish. Poetry & scripts up to 3 pages also welcome. “True” = the events described actually happened. Qommunicate Media, an imprint of Qommunity LLC (qommunity.org), publisher of Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 1 (hashtagqueer.com), is publishing the first in its LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology series. LGBTQ-positive publication; no anti-LGBTQ material considered. No erotica or material written for children either. Simultaneous/multiple subs ok. No reprints. No fee. Payment: $15. Full submission guidelines: qommunicatemedia.com/calls-for-submission/. Email submission + contact info & brief bio to .

  • Posted July 17, 2017
  • WTAW Press Seeks Full-length Books of Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Book

WTAW Press seeks full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, CNF, collections of stories or essays, etc.) for 2018 publication. Additionally, the WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series will publish chapbooks of selected book openings in time for the 2018 AWP Conference for signings and readings. We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. We privilege no one aesthetic over another, and want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of. Learn more about our current catalog and/or pre-order at the website. Guidelines: www.wtawpress.org.

  • Posted July 17, 2017
  • Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Quality Writing about the Natural World
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

  • Posted July 13, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2017 issue (Vol. 12, 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 July 12, 2017
  • Black Dandy: Seeking Strange Fiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Black Dandy is a new quarterly literary digest steeped in the long tradition of slow-simmering strange fiction. Based in New Zealand, with an international reach, Black Dandy welcomes readers and writers to worlds that seem right around the corner. For our double-sized inaugural issue, releasing in late 2017/early 2018, we want stories that wallow in vivid characterization. We want to see characters in odd circumstances under unusual pressures. Serious tales for a sophisticated audience. We are fans of magic realism, the gothic, and surrealism. For submissions guidelines, visit us at blackdandy.co. We look forward to reading your best work.

  • Posted July 11, 2017
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini Fiction Collections
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Chapbook

Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be selected for our Fall 2017 e-chapbook series, to be published in September and November, respectively. Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for publication in our annual spring anthology. Submit your manuscript by July 31. Stories may be flash or longer, from 800 up to 5,000 words each. We would like at least five stories, but no more than 15 (if flash fiction). We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $100. Submission fee: $5.

  • Posted July 11, 2017
  • Urban Farmhouse Press Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, 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. Series include Crossroads Poetry Series, Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series, and Contemporary short fiction and novels. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at: urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 11, 2017
  • Haunted Waters Press Reviewing Works for From the Depths 2017
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press is now reading for the 2017 issue of From the Depths. Described as “one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals,” From the Depths was created to showcase and celebrate the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. Open to all themes, genres, and writers, we offer contributors several paths to paid print publication, including our no-fee reading periods, Expedited Decision, and Penny Fiction—a regular flash fiction feature of the journal. We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted July 10, 2017
  • Seeking Nonfiction about Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 20, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

The Chaos is seeking narrative personal essays about “Work”for our fall issue. Send us writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics, competition at work, etcetera. 1,500-7,500 words. www.thechaos.life

  • Posted July 10, 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 July 10, 2017
  • 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

  • Posted July 06, 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 July 06, 2017
  • Accepting Submissions for Fall 2017 Print Issue and Blog
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for our Fall 2017 print issue (6,500 words or fewer) and flash fiction/cnf (1,000 words or fewer) for our monthly blog. TFP is a literary magazine that publishes the work of emerging and established writers. We read for engaging, character-driven fiction and love to see creative nonfiction focused on the body and identity. Travel pieces also welcome. We are open to all genres. We are also looking for sharp-edged poetry. www.theflexiblepersona.com

  • Posted July 06, 2017
  • Mom Egg Review Call for Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Video
  • Type Magazine

Mom Egg Review seeks poetry, fiction, creative prose, and art for the next print issue, themed “Mothers Play/Mothers Work. We publish mother writers, and also others writing about motherhood. Submit here: www.themomegg.submittable.com/submit. Please visit our website www.momeggreview.com for full guidelines and more information about Mom Egg Review.

  • Posted July 06, 2017
  • Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine is looking for well-crafted short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and drama. We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Please visit our website for submission guidelines. doorisajarmagazine.net

  • Posted July 06, 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 5,000 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!

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