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  • Posted November 15, 2021
  • Aji Call for Submissions for Spring 2022
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Mayflies spread their wings for one glorious day, then quickly expire; their entire lives are spent in preparation. Aji’s Spring 2022 issue theme is the benthos, the place of metamorphosis. Still becoming? Send us your graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and essays. Work on this and any other topic will be considered for publication. Once the Spring 2022 issue is filled, submissions will close until November 1, 2022. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted November 15, 2021
  • Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Book

Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There's no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.

  • Posted November 15, 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 November 11, 2021
  • The Twin Bill Seeks Baseball Essays, Fiction, Poetry and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 7, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are open until January 7 for the Offseason Issue of The Twin Bill, an online baseball literary journal. We will publish January 31, Jackie Robinson, Nolan Ryan, and Ernie Banks' birthday. We would love pieces on those players. We also want submissions related to the offseason, anything around the game of baseball beyond playing. General baseball submissions are fine. Creative nonfiction should be 600-1,000 words, fiction 1,000-3,000 words, up to five poems, and visual art. Send submissions to . If you are interested in illustrating, please let us know. There is no submission fee. For more details, visit www.thetwinbill.com/submissions/.

  • Posted November 11, 2021
  • Volney Road Review Open for Submissions for Issue 4.2
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. Send us the work that you think will change the world. We pay $10 per accepted piece and publish online; past issues are available for all to read. volneyroadreview.com

  • Posted November 11, 2021
  • Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Driftwood Press is a paying small press specializing in fiction, poetry, visual arts, and comics. Whether you have short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry chapbooks, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our poetry submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission. We use submission fees to pay our writers, offering $400 for novellas; we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards, and our In-House fiction contest has a shorter response time than most press' contests. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

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

Now accepting submissions for our annual 2022 issue, The Awakenings Review is an award-winning 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 hard-hitting publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. While we readily accept material that is recovery-oriented, The Awakenings Review is not afraid to publish works derived from writers’ and poets’ tough experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. We are most interested in literary excellence. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

  • Posted November 10, 2021
  • BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics, and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information.

  • Posted November 08, 2021
  • Angel Rust Seeking Submissions for Issue 6
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Angel Rust is currently looking at fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for their 6th issue. Angel Rust seeks to publish transgressive, experimental, and exciting work that comes from dark, messy, and fun perspectives. Issues are published every month. No submission fees. Please see submissions guidelines at angelrustmag.com for more information. 

  • Posted November 08, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XII. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

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