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  • Posted September 05, 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 September 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 September 05, 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

  • Posted September 04, 2018
  • Rockvale Review Seeks Poems for Issue Three
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Send us your image-driven poetry that utilizes language in bold, yet vulnerable ways. We read blind, so no names on your uploaded file title or in the file itself. Our featured artist for Issue Three is Jim Zola, who will be pairing one of his digitally-enhanced photos with every accepted poem. Read our full guidelines and poems from our first two issues on our website, www.rockvalereview.com. We are fee free and can't wait to read your work!

  • Posted September 04, 2018
  • Issue 5 Open Reading Period at Cherry Tree
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its fifth issue from August 1 to October 1. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We want work that braves to be, that dares to be. We encourage well-informed work where the form understands its relationship with the content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency, that beg for an ear to listen. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy. www.washcoll.edu/cherrytree

  • Posted September 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 September 04, 2018
  • Capulet Mag Seeks Young Women Writers & Artists
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 20, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Calling all Capulets! Capulet Mag is a literary magazine by young women, for young women. If you're a young woman between the ages of 15 and 29, we're looking for your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. Capulet Mag is open to all experience levels, genres, and topics. To review the full submission guidelines, visit CapuletMag.com.

  • Posted September 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 August 31, 2018
  • Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry "Call" for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Presence is in its third year as an international journal with annual print publication each April and publishes poems on the basis of their artistic excellence, rather than on the basis of the author's professed creed or because the subject matter is explicitly Catholic. Send up to five unpublished poems, including unpublished translations, each no more than two pages in length in a single Word file to . Include a 100-125 word bio in the email. Please follow our submission guidelines, found on www.catholicpoetryjournal.com.

  • Posted August 31, 2018
  • Manzano Mountain Review Seeks "Elemental" Writing and Flash Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Manzano Mountain Review is an online literary journal based in New Mexico. We like writing that is honest, gritty, and raw. Give us plot, but not too much. We want characters like us—complicated, flawed, human. Discomfort us. Provoke awe. Melt our brains. We seek prose (<3K words), flash fiction, poetry, visual art, and photography. The theme for Issue No. 3 is "elemental," however you define it. Plus we seek to showcase New Mexico flash fiction. Deadline is October 1, 2018. manzanomountainreview.com

  • Posted August 31, 2018
  • 2018 Mizmor Poetry Anthology Seeking Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Genre Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

2018 Mizmor Poetry Anthology is open for submissions to writers of all backgrounds and from the international community. Editors are interested in spiritually engaged poetry and art from a broad range of perspectives; heal, repair, transform the world. Notification is within thirty days of submission. No submission fee. Deadline to submit: November 1, 2018. For more information, please visit www.PoeticaPublishing.com.

  • Posted August 31, 2018
  • Submissions: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 5, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are open for Nimrod International Journal’s Spring 2019 issue, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa. We’re seeking poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction by writers from the Middle East and North Africa, including writers currently living in the region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage, and translations of work by MENA authors. Work may explore any subject or theme. For poetry, send up to 7 pages; for prose, send up to 7,500 words. Submit online at nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Email or visit our website for guidelines: nimrod.utulsa.edu/manuscripts.html.

  • Posted August 30, 2018
  • Submit to Feels Blind Literary's Inaugural Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Feels Blind Literary is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from emerging and established writers and artists who identify as women for our inaugural issue. While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. The deadline for submissions is October 1st. Visit www.feelsblindliterary.com to learn more about us, then send your best work.

  • Posted August 29, 2018
  • Voice of Eve Seeking Women's Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Voice of Eve is seeking women’s poetry. Our hope is to build a community of women who can be empowered by sharing and reading each other’s work. We believe strength comes in unity with diversity and ultimately it is love that binds us. Please visit www.voiceofeve.net/submissions.

  • Posted August 28, 2018
  • Fourth Genre Now Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for our open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.

  • Posted August 27, 2018
  • Under the Sun Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 2, 2019
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Under the Sun, an online journal of creative nonfiction, is accepting single submissions until January 2 of next year. Journal address is underthesunonline.com/wordpress/2018/. Email address is . Editor is Martha Highers. Please send manuscripts as word documents.

  • Posted August 24, 2018
  • Special Call for Two Themed Issues
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Edify Fiction is seeking submissions for two upcoming themed issues. For our December 2018 issue, we are accepting pieces surrounding the topics of Christmas, holiday, and winter. Our January 2019 issue looks at all things teen—from teen writers to bullying, peer pressure, emotions, first love, best friends—and more. Move, inspire, and edify us! www.edifyfiction.com

  • Posted August 20, 2018
  • Submit to and Support Junto Magazine
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted August–November.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Junto Magazine accepts submissions for our creative expressions magazine. We are seeking prose, poetry, and art of all kinds. In our third year, we believe in the strength of collaboration and critique. All submitters, regardless of acceptance status, receive an editorial evaluation of their piece which includes personalized feedback, suggestions, and insight into the publishing potential of their individual work. We also conduct and publish interviews and technical articles pertaining to art and literature. A modest submissions fee has been implemented to support our editors' evaluations of your work. If you are interested in perfecting and publishing with Junto Magazine, visit us at juntomagazine.com.

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