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  • Posted July 20, 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 July 19, 2018
  • The Florida Review Seeks Submissions from Latinx/Latino/Latina Writers
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Florida Review and Aquifer: The Florida Review Online currently seek submissions from Latinx/Latino/Latina writers for a special fall feature. While fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are all welcome, we are especially considering prose, no longer than 3,000 words. Work will be featured in a section of The Florida Review 42.2 (Fall 2018) and daily between September 15—October 15 on Aquifer: TFR Online. Submission fee: $3.00. Deadline: September 1.  floridareview.submittable.com/submit/111646/latinx-latina-latino-lit

  • Posted July 18, 2018
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 6 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Six. Please visit us to read Volumes One through Five (due out July 1), 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 July 16, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Poetry and Short Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

The Voices Project, a literary venue, mainly for women and girls, is taking submissions of poetry or prose. We are currently looking to publish the work of poets who have not yet been published on this site. Prose, no longer than 250 words. Include a short thoughtful bio (160 words or less) with your submission. Multiple submissions welcome, no more than 2. We no longer take anonymous submissions. Check our site and see what we may be missing and submit something to that accord, if inclined. Submit through our website: www.thevoicesproject.org/submit.html.

  • Posted July 12, 2018
  • Zizzle Literary Magazine Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Art
  • 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 surprise, move, and amuse children as young as age 10 (grade 5), but grown-ups as well. We like stories that dive deep into meaning and resist banality. Word limit: 500–1,200. Guidelines: zizzlelit.com. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter!

  • Posted July 12, 2018
  • Seeking Short Fiction for Issue 5!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is now seeking submissions of short stories (less than 3,000 words) that explore the dichotomous nature of existence in some way. Send us your most honest, your most daring, your most nuanced stories. We pay our writers for their work and feature it both online and in our annual print issue. Submit here: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 11, 2018
  • The MacGuffin is looking for Prose, Poems, and Pictures
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Calling all painters, illustrators, photographers, and other fine artists: The MacGuffin is looking for artwork to include inside and on the cover of our upcoming Summer, Fall, and Winter issues. We typically look for pieces that pop off the page and evoke a sense of place. You can view our past cover designs at our cover gallery at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/cover-art-gallery. Please note that all work should be at 300 dpi and at least 9” in height. Not to leave out the writers: we are also currently taking both poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, for our Fall issue. www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/

  • Posted July 11, 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 July 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 July 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 July 09, 2018
  • NUNUM - Dedicated to Blending Flash & Art
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

NUNUM is a journal dedicated to blending flash fiction & art. Published quarterly, we’re currently reading for our 2018 issues, so come on and send us that piece you wrote you weren’t quite sure you should’ve. Visually we’re aesthetically eclectic, so click your best abstract digital anime collage all over our inbox. Three dollars at the door, but it’ll barbapapa [translate] into $20 for you upon acceptance; a little gamble, sure, but we promise better odds than the lottery. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted July 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 July 06, 2018
  • Submissions for Issue 3 of The Hunger Open Until 8/15
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Translations, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Hunger publishes visceral writing. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. We are excited by the lyrical, the experimental, the strange, the uncomfortable, the vulnerable, etc. Send us work that bleeds. We want to be devoured. www.thehungerjournal.com/submit

  • Posted July 05, 2018
  • Split Rock Review: Issue 11 Call For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review seeks submissions for its Fall 2018 issue! SRR provides a venue for writers and artists of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We publish poetry, short CNF, reviews, graphic narratives, comics, and artwork that explore place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Simultaneous submissions accepted. We also host an annual poetry chapbook contest each spring and publish themed anthologies. To those who heed the call of the woods, kick off your boots and submit your work to Split Rock Review! For more information about our submission guidelines: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.

  • Posted July 05, 2018
  • Xi Draconis Books Seeks Socially-Engaged Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Book

Xi Draconis Books calls for submissions of socially-engaged literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for its 2019 production year. We look for works that rebel, that rail against social injustice, against hatred, poverty, hunger, privatization, the celebration of ignorance, objectification, racism, exploitation, sexism, and commodification. We seek works that explore how these perversions warp the human mind, that humanize, where our culture and society would dehumanize. We seek works that complicate, where biased groups would simplify. We seek works that empathize, where others would malign. Please check out our website for detailed submission guidelines. www.xidraconis.org

  • Posted July 03, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Lost & Found
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 2018 or until full
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions: Lost & Found. This double issue of The Chattahoochee Review is filling fast! Submissions will close in September or when the issue fills. chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/call-for-submissions-lost-found/

  • Posted July 03, 2018
  • Penny Fiction: Exceptionally Short Stories from Haunted Waters Press
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press seeks exceptionally small works of fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. Tell us a story in exactly 18 words—no more, no less. Our final reading period begins June 1st. Free to submit. All submissions eligible for paid print publication. One submission per author, per reading period. Multiple stories per submission encouraged. Full submission details: hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit .We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted July 02, 2018
  • Mom Egg Review Call For Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mom Egg Review seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry about motherhood for its annual print issue, from May 1 through August 1. “Mother” is a status, a role, a concept, a job, a relationship, an identity. We publish literary works that reflect diverse experiences of motherhood, and are interested in perspectives on any aspect or phase of mothering. You need not be a mother to submit. Please read an issue (PDF copy $5) and explore our website to get an idea of the work we publish: www.momeggreview.com. Read guidelines and submit here: themomegg.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 02, 2018
  • Gyroscope Review Call for Contemporary Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Submissions now being accepted for our Fall 2018 specially-themed issue, The Crone Issue. Women poets over the age of 50 are often underrepresented in poetry publications, so we want work that celebrates this demographic: wise woman, matriarch, post-menopausal, grandmother, elder, woman of experience. We created a special category for themed submissions, but regular submissions will also be open as usual. More info on our website, gyroscopereview.com. When we get enough work to fill the issue, submissions will close, so submit early. Submit here: gyroscopereview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 02, 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 July 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 July 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 July 02, 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 June 29, 2018
  • Projected Letters - Open Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Projected Letters is a literary magazine publishing content from a variety of genres and countries. We are looking for new short stories, poetry, essays, and nonfiction pieces of any genre. Please check out our site and submit your work—we respond to every email we get. projectedletters.com

  • Posted June 29, 2018
  • Brand New Maryland Literary Review Open to Submissions for Premier Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Maryland Literary Review is now open for submissions for our premier issue. Please send your best poems, short stories, and essays to by 10/31/18. No submission fee! See our brand new website for information. We also have a blog and are open to eclectic postings. www.marylandliteraryreview.com

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