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  • Posted March 11, 2020
  • The Absurdist Wants Your Weird Ideas
  • Deadline info Deadline: Tuesday, March 31
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

The Absurdist Fiction Magazine is an online publication of strange and surreal fiction, featuring a new story every week. We are looking for short fiction (750-1,250 words) that is as engaging as it is bizarre. It can be farcical, unsettling, or just a little off-center—check out previously published work to get a sense of what fits. If you are interested in submitting, please review the guidelines at absurdistmag.com/submissions and show us what goes on in there.

  • Posted March 11, 2020
  • Chestnut Review Seeks Stubborn Artists of All Types
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Chestnut Review (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for our next issue. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (5 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<4k words), 4-6 poems, or 10 images. Published artists receive $100 and a copy of the annual anthology of four issues (released each summer). Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com

  • Posted March 10, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: The Helix
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Helix Literary and Art Magazine, an undergraduate publication based in Central Connecticut, seeks compelling poetry, prose, and art for its Spring 2020 issue (online and in print). Any and all subject matters considered, but bonus points for topics that might be of interest to a college audience. Submit at helixmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted March 10, 2020
  • Parhelion Accepting Summer Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is accepting short story, flash, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the Summer 2020 issue. Please check out our previous issues to get an idea of what we accept, and the submission guidelines to submit. We look forward to reading your work, and thanks for considering us! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted March 09, 2020
  • Blink-Ink Road Trip
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Those same old four walls getting you down? Nothing going on, and not likely to? A road trip is the only cure. Time to get out of Dodge! So where to go, or does it matter? The time to pack up and go is now. Tell us your tails of the trails, your songs of the highway, be they real, imagined, or seemingly impossible in stories approximately 50 words in length. Send your submissions in the body of an email to: . No poetry, attachments, or bios please. Submissions are open now through April 15th, 2020. www.blink-ink.org

  • Posted March 09, 2020
  • Call for Submissions, Poetry and Short Prose
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Voices Project (www.thevoicesproject.org), a literary journal, 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 March 05, 2020
  • 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 since 2011, seeks amazing new writing and art for its summer issue. We especially encourage women, BIPOC, lgbtqia+, poor, neurodivergent, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors. Send secrets, treasures, evidence, and evocations: surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted March 05, 2020
  • The Red Wheelbarrow Review Seeks Submissions for the Summer 2020 Issue
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Red Wheelbarrow Review, formerly Red Savina Review (est. 2013), is open for submissions. The editors have a fresh focus in line with poet Rich Murphy’s concern that literature is in need of “prophetic voices now.” We seek poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction where word meets spirit in a commingling of the sacred and mundane. We have published writers such as Sharman Apt Russell, winner of the John Burroughs Medal; Rich Murphy, winner of the Gival Press Poetry Prize; Khanh Ha, winner of the Robert Watson Literary Prize; bestselling memoirist Gleah Powers; and many others. Submission guidelines at theredwheelbarrowreview.com/submissions/.

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