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  • Posted February 16, 2021
  • Beliefs, Myths, and Narratives in Southern Culture
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

Founded in 2020, Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is a work-in-progress online anthology of creative nonfiction works about the prevailing beliefs, myths, and narratives that have driven Southern culture over the last fifty years, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The anthology is collecting personal essays, memoirs, short articles, opinion pieces, and contemplative works about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the old Mason-Dixon Line since 1970. www.modernsouthernfolklore.com

  • Posted February 16, 2021
  • What Are You Reading?
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

We’re sure plenty of you are taking this social distancing downtime to do some reading, and we’d love to hear about it. Whether it’s a new issue of your favorite lit mag, the book you’ve just added to your shelf, or one piece of poetry or prose that really spoke to you, we’re looking forward to your recommendations. Send an email with a brief review (125-300 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Full details: newpagesblog.com/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted February 16, 2021
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international literary magazine. For a decade we've featured up-and-coming, established, and brand-new writers, artists, and photographers from all around the world. We're open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted February 16, 2021
  • Grand Little Things and The Umbran Project
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 14, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Grand Little Things is seeking formal poetry as well as free verse that uses typical versification techniques from members of the African American diaspora. This is for a new endeavor called The Umbran Project. The submission rules are the same as for the main branch of Grand Little Things. There are no limitations on content or subject matter, aside from racism, sexism, etc. Be as political or nonpolitical as you want. Send me poems about rivers or Nancy Pelosi. Looking forward to reading your words! Deadline is 4/14/2021.

  • Posted February 15, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 11 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Eleven, our Summer/Fall 2021 issue. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled 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 February 15, 2021
  • The Experiment Will Not Be Bound: Experimental Anthology, Peter Campion, ed.
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 14, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Anthology

This project reflects current times: it is a political act, and bold voices in new forms will ignite it. We are most interested in: What does America mean now — and what forms can our voices take today? Show us experimental writing that confronts the hard truths of America across identities, generations, communities, cultures, borders. Literary experiments from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented communities hold particular power in making this anthology relevant. We will challenge the traditional anthology form too, experimenting with how the book can be (un)bound, (re)ordered, (re)read, and (co)shared. Authors selected will be paid for their work. www.unboundedition.com

  • Posted February 15, 2021
  • Dear College-aged Writers & Artists: Submit to ANGLES
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

ANGLES seeks poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art by college-aged people with diverse voices and distinct perspectives. As a literary magazine edited by students at St. John Fisher College, ANGLES takes pride in being among a writer's first publications. Send us urgent writing and art that cares about language, people, and the world and pays close attention to them. We value traditions but are keen on challenging them. We make space for underrepresented communities. Our current reading period ends on 4/1. Visit our website to see who we are and what we publish, or go straight to angleslitmag.submittable.com to submit.

  • Posted February 15, 2021
  • Sand Hills Literary Magazine Open for National Contest and General Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 8, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Sand Hills Literary Magazine, established in 1973, is now open for general submissions to our 45th annual print issue and as well as submissions to our national literary contest. Contributors to our contest not only have a chance to be published in our magazine, but they also are eligible to win prizes for $250 in both of our prose and poetry categories. sandhillslitmag.com

  • Posted February 15, 2021
  • MudRoom Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MudRoom is open for submissions until May 1st for our Spring Issue! We are seeking poetry and prose in all their forms. Submissions are free, and we pay $15 per accepted piece. MudRoom is somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We believe in the liminal, the dirty, the messy, and the mundane. We publish four issues of prose and poetry a year, and we also work to put out content devoted to developing a practice—we feature short essays on craft, and interviews with writers. Send us your work, we’d love to read it!

  • Posted February 15, 2021
  • NOMADartx Review Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews, & Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

NOMADartx is an emerging global creative network dedicated to sharing and amplifying creative potential, regardless of genre. NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom about building success in their fields of practice. We currently consider work that addresses these themes in any way, and we have a special call currently for work that contemplates the idea of "maintenance." More information is here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 11, 2021
  • Oyster River Pages Seeks Submissions for Annual Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted February 11, 2021
  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 2, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 11. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’re probably the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington.

  • Posted February 11, 2021
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, & Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and photography by writers, poets, and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from writers’ and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

  • Posted February 10, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Migration and Movement
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Decolonial Passage accepts writing from writers of all backgrounds engaged in the decolonial project regardless of race, origin, gender, disability, or geographical location. Simultaneously, our emphasis is on writing that centers African, African-American, and Black Diaspora writing. In addition to our rolling submissions, our first issue to be published June 2021 will focus on Migration and Movement. Send us your essays, creative nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the topics of migration, immigration, forced removal, the Middle Passage, the Great Migration, Windrush, The Wall, gentrification, etc. Details at thedecolonialpassage.net.

  • Posted February 10, 2021
  • Seeking Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art for Spring Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Rathalla Review is seeking submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art for its upcoming digital Spring issue. Rathalla Review is the literary magazine published by Rosemont College’s MFA in Creative Writing and Graduate Publishing programs. Our mission is to give emerging and established writers and artists an outlet for their creative vision in our online and print publication. We prefer prose under 3,000 words and poems no more than 3 pages. rathallareview.org

  • Posted February 10, 2021
  • Words & Whispers Seeks Submissions for Issue 3
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Words & Whispers is an online literary journal seeking to publish poetry and short prose by writers of all ages on a year-round rolling basis. Send us the wild and divine, the eccentric and experimental. For more information please visit www.wordsandwhispers.org.

  • Posted February 09, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, a prestigious literary journal now celebrating its 10th anniversary year, invites submissions for its Fall 2021 issue. We are the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 10 years we have published 450 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in sixteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many excellent, lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

  • Posted February 09, 2021
  • WhimsicalPoet Seeks Poetry/Art for the Website and Spring Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Comics
  • Type Magazine

WhimsicalPoet seeks visual art and well-crafted poetry that surprises, challenges, chills, endears, and evokes a strong emotional response from readers. We love word mavericks, independent thinkers, and creators who strive toward mastery and truth to expose threads of the human experience. Looking for fresh voices and also established poets. Send 3-5 poems in a Word or Google doc to . Some poetry will be published on a rolling basis and featured on our website. Another selection of work will be chosen for inclusion in our quarterly digital/print digest. Please include a short bio (75 words). Full details: WhimsicalPoet.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted February 08, 2021
  • CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) Invites Submissions Year Round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. 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 February 08, 2021
  • You Need This Like a Hole In The Head
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant online journal of poetry and art that is attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets, including Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Richard Foerster, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Larkin Warren, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Stuart Kestenbaum, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, J.D. Whitney, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists...even lure makers. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted February 01, 2021
  • The Tiny Journal Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

We are looking for your best small and mighty stories, essays, and poems of 1,000 words or less to publish in issue v. Visit www.thetinyjournal.org for submission guidelines.

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