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  • Posted October 17, 2018
  • The Crambo Open to Submissions from Graduate Writers
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 7, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Crambo, a literary and arts journal produced and published by the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program at Kennesaw State University, welcomes submissions in the following genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, short graphic fiction, cartoons, and visual art. Current graduate students from any university are welcome to submit. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please submit your best work to digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/thecrambo/.

  • Posted October 17, 2018
  • Meat for Tea: The Valley Review Wants Your Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 17, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Submit your work to be considered for publication in the upcoming issue of Meat for Tea. Happy contributors say: “MfT is the best kept secret in the world of literary journals. It jump started my publishing life and the editor/s are responsive and produce a magazine of high quality” (Stefan Lovasik). “I am consistently surprised and astonished at the work appearing in Meat for Tea: The Valley Review. The $4.50 submission fee helps an independent print journal, and indispensable element of our literary culture, survive and thrive (Michael Washburn). We invite you to also become a happy contributor. www.meatfortea.com

  • Posted October 16, 2018
  • The MacGuffin: Seeking Fine Art, Poetry, and Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 35.2. As always, we’re not asking you to follow a theme, but with the warmer months moving behind us, consider saving your summer vacation stories for another issue. Instead, maybe send us a story about how you survived the blizzard of ’78 or a remembrance of your own Rosebud sled. We’ll accept five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. All art must be at least 9” in height. Send all work to and for full guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.

  • Posted October 15, 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 October 15, 2018
  • Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/.

  • Posted October 15, 2018
  • NUNUM - A Journal Dedicated to Blending Flash Fiction & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

NUNUM publishes quarterly and we are currently reading for our 2018 winter issue. So come on, send us that flash piece you wrote that’s had you wondering whether or not you should’ve ever since. Visually, we’re all over the map, so click your best abstract digital anime collage all up in our inbox. It is three dollars at the door but it’ll barbapapa into $20 for you upon acceptance, a little gamble for sure but we promise better odds than the lottery. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted October 15, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal the GNU Open to All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The motto of the GNU literary journal is "All Genres are Created Equal." We accept traditional literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; but we are also friendly to genre fiction, YA literature, short plays, comics, photography, and writing that defies classification. The GNU is an annual online literary journal run by the MFA students at National University. We never charge a submission fee. Please see our submission guidelines for details: gnujournal.com/home/. Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018.

  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Sky Island Journal, Issue 7: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 25,000 readers in 127 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 7 before December 31st at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Zizzle Lit: Submit to our Hardcover Bookazine
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Art
  • Type Magazine

Pay $100/flash fiction piece. Submit for free until December 31, 2018. Our hardcover publication features stories that will not only appeal to children as young as age 10, but to grown-ups as well. We like stories that dive deep into meaning and defy category. Word limit: 500–1,200. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter! We urge our submitters to familiarize themselves with our aesthetic by purchasing Zizzle's debut print issue. Order now at zizzlelit.com!

  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Santa Clara Review Open to Submissions for Winter 2019 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 16, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Send us your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by November 16 for our Winter 2019 issue. We are open to all styles and themes and seek to publish voices from diverse perspectives that challenge the conventions of mainstream culture. We are also looking for multilingual poems and translations, flash nonfiction and fiction, material about relationships/love in the digital age, and satirical/humorous work. We publish 12 pages of full-color art and photography, so send us your best! For submission guidelines and details, please visit www.santaclarareview.com.

  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: SHANTIH Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

SHANTIH Journal is an online literary journal based out of Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL. SHANTIH is seeking works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash prose, drama, art, and photography. There is no cost for submissions. For more details, visit shantihjournal.org/submit-to-issue-3-2/.

  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Accepting CNF, Fiction, Poetry, & Flash
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction for both its online publication and its Spring 2019 print issue (Vol. 04 No. 01). We pay for both print and online publication. We publish poets and writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue: flexiblepersona.com.

  • Posted October 11, 2018
  • Cave Wall’s Open Reading Period
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Cave Wall is reading poetry submissions Sept. 1–Oct. 31, 2018. We read blind so please remove your name and follow the guidelines on our website. We approach every submission with gratitude, hoping to be moved, and each gets the attention of the editor-in-chief. Recent/upcoming issues include work by Dan Albergotti, Nickole Brown, Lauren Camp, Jennifer Grotz, David Hernandez, Jessica Jacobs, Sally Rosen Kindred, Judson Mitcham, and Maxine Scates. Add your name to this list. Please give us the honor of reading your poems this fall.  www.cavewallpress.com/news.html

  • Posted October 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 October 10, 2018
  • Projected Letters - Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, 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. Please visit us at www.projectedletters.com.

  • Posted October 10, 2018
  • CLOCKHOUSE Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2019 volume. We are interested in diverse voices and nontraditional narratives, and in writing that attempts to understand our place in the world and responsibility to each other. Past volumes include works by Samiya Bashir, Robin Black, Nikia Chaney, Juan Delgado, Lucas de Lima, Cynthia Manick, Paisley Rekdal, and Ira Sukrungruang, among terrific new voices. Past works have received Pushcart mentions. Reading August 15 through December 1. Submission guidelines and mission statement: www.clockhouse.net.

  • Posted October 09, 2018
  • Helix Magazine—Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 20, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

The Helix Literary and Arts Magazine seeks exceptional poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and art for its un-themed biannual issue. We give preference to new, emerging, and student writers with innovative voices and strong vision. Reading period closes November 20th. Guidelines for submission at helixmagazine.org.

  • Posted October 08, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks ambitious writing and images for its winter issue. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your codes, lock-boxes, wasp-galls, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted October 08, 2018
  • Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review Call for Writers and Artists
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 9, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review in Fredericksburg, Virginia, publishes a biannual online literary and art journal for writers and artists from the Fredericksburg region and beyond. We are looking for fresh, original voices that reflect inclusivity and honesty. We welcome all submissions: fredericksburgwriters.com/submissions/.

  • Posted October 08, 2018
  • Volney Road Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 1, issue 2. We publish digitally and plan to have a small print run for each issue we publish. Find out more at our website: volneyroadreview.com. Follow us on Instagram: @volneyroad.

  • Posted October 05, 2018
  • Cumberland River Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Cumberland River Review reads during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aims to maintain a regular response time of three months. We read and encourage simultaneous submissions and acquire First North American Serial Rights and the right to maintain an archive copy of accepted work online. (All other rights revert to our authors upon publication.) We nominate work for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other anthologies and prizes. As always, our hope is to feature work of moral consequence. crr.trevecca.edu

  • Posted October 04, 2018
  • Concho River Review Accepting Nonfiction and Other Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Concho River Review, a print journal published continuously for over 30 years, seeks to enhance its nonfiction section but is always interested in good stories, poems, and book reviews, too. We publish both emerging and established talents. Topics involving Texas or the southwest are always encouraged although we regularly publish many authors from other parts. See our website for more details and to submit online: conchoriverreview.org.

  • Posted October 04, 2018
  • Seeking Brilliance
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Brilliant Flash Fiction is always seeking stories of 1,000 words or less. Email your submission to . Submission requirements are on our website brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com.

  • Posted October 03, 2018
  • The Tiny Journal Call for Submissions!
  • Deadline info December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Created in 2018, The Tiny Journal is a semiannual online literary journal that publishes beautiful and short nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. At our core, we are a minimalist journal looking for works that lay the truth bare and do so in a small word count. We are looking to publish new, upcoming, and established writers in our inaugural winter issue. There is no submission fee and we are open to writers of all ages. Visit our website www.thetinyjournal.org for our submissions guidelines.

  • Posted October 03, 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. Contests are now offered year-round; our newest contests (for poetry and short stories) offer $500 awards each. www.driftwoodpress.net

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