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  • Posted September 01, 2022
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Center of Gravity
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 8/15 to 10/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue Center of Gravity. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submissions guidelines at aboutplacejournal.org/submissions.

  • Posted September 01, 2022
  • Qua Magazine Seeks Submissions for Fall 2022 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 2, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine is a student-run publication of the University of Michigan-Flint. Founded over 50 years ago, we invite submissions of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Arts, and Photography from anyone living in the state of Michigan. No submission fees. For the Fall 2022 issue, all submissions must be made by October 2, 2022 here: go.umflint.edu/quamagazinesubmission. (Art by Ra-Londa Southwell, published in the Qua winter 2022 issue)

  • Posted September 01, 2022
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 22 (Fall 2022) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 115,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, free-access, 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 response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 22 before midnight on September 30th, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted September 01, 2022
  • Plant-Human Quarterly Seeks Poems and Essays for Upcoming Issues
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Plant-Human Quarterly reads year-round. We seek unpublished or published poetry and essays that explore the myriad ways writers manifest their relationship to the botanical world—whether through heavily researched pieces, keen observation, or more intuitive ways of knowing—that attempt to communicate across boundaries and approach a plant’s-eye-view of the world. Send no more than 5 poems or an essay of no more than 1500 words (flash essay or essay excerpt). Past contributors include Ellen Bass, Forrest Gander, Kimiko Hahn, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Pattiann Rogers, Scott Russell Sanders, Arthur Sze. Submission guidelines: otherwisecollective.com/phq-submissions

  • Posted September 01, 2022
  • Blink-Ink Call for Submissions: Country Roads
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Those old songs come to mind. Almost heaven…Ancient native trackways, pioneer trails, leafy lanes, or way out there on a backstreet, way down deep in the backseat. Blow off some steam, or find some peace. Take time to think things through. Country Roads––what might you find? What might you lose? Send us your best stories of approximately 50 words about Country Roads in the body of an email to . No attachments, poetry, or bios please.Submissions are open from September 1st, 2022 through October 15th, 2022. We are requesting artwork submissions as well. www.blink-ink.org

  • Posted September 01, 2022
  • MudRoom Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 25, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MudRoom is open for submissions until October 25! 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 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—book reviews with each issue, and a newsletter to update our readers. See our guidelines here: www.mudroommag.com/submissions-1.

  • Posted August 31, 2022
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

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

  • Posted August 31, 2022
  • Cherry Tree Now Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal would like to read your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction through October 1, 2022. All accepted work is also considered for our distinctive Literary Shade section. Contributors receive $20 and 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears. Our $3 reading fee helps us to pay contributors and 10% of those fees will be donated to Minary's Dream Alliance, a community nonprofit organization with strong mentorship programs for at-risk youth. (The editors make a matching donation.) For more about what we're looking for and to read our guidelines, please visit our website.

  • Posted August 30, 2022
  • Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Kings River Review publishes artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of current 2-year community college students. Submission Deadlines: October 15 for the fall issue and March 15 for the spring issue. Submission requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; creative nonfiction and fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to kingsriverreview.com for full submission guidelines.

  • Posted August 30, 2022
  • Pensive Seeks Submissions of Spiritual Writing and Visual Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts, innovative online publication from Northeastern University, welcomes unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, translations. Visit www.pensivejournal.com; submit via Submittable February 1-May 15 or August 1-November 15. No fee. Historically underrepresented and international voices encouraged. Recent contributors include Baca, Bruchac, M. Collins, Chess, Cording, Espada, Glancy, Hoffman, Lea, Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Metres, Piercy, Samaras, Sholl, and more. Spring issue is opened-themed, with special section on spiritual responses to current events & voices from "inside” and “outside" (e.g. incarcerated, homeless, refugee communities, and their allies).

  • Posted August 29, 2022
  • Club Plum Seeks Art (and more) for October!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Have you seen the gorgeous, skilled and interesting art featured in Club Plum? Did you know that one of our featured artists was a Best of the Net FINALIST? Our guidelines say to send one piece, but for this issue, please send three (and a link where we can see more of your work). We also want your beautiful, surreal, strange, dark, political and profound flash fiction, prose poetry and creative nonfiction. Please see our guidelines at www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com.

  • Posted August 18, 2022
  • What Are You Reading?
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

Have you been doing a lot of reading in your downtime? 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 (125-200 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Please read through our newly revised guidelines carefully: newpagesblog.com/what-are-you-reading-reviewer-guidelines/.

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