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  • Posted November 14, 2019
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, 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.

  • Posted November 11, 2019
  • CLOCKHOUSE Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, welcomes submissions from emerging and established writers for Volume Eight, 2020. Past volumes include works by Adrian Shirk, Anne Panning, Cara Hoffman, Ira Sukrungruang, Lloyd Suh, Naomi Shihab Nye, Paisley Rekdal, and talented new voices. Reading August 15 through December 15. Guidelines:

  • Posted November 11, 2019
  • Winter Issue Reading Period for NUNUM is Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 22, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Thank you to everyone who contributed to NUNUM in 2018. Together we created an innovative space and began our exploration of blending flash fiction and art. Help us continue this story by becoming a part of NUNUM. We are currently reading for NUNUM’s Winter 2019 Issue. Best way to know what we’re looking for is of course to read an issue or two (promise it won’t scar you permanently). Submission deadline is December 22nd. Three dollars per submission for either three flash pieces or three pieces of visual art. Multi/simultaneous subs are fine. Contributors are paid $20 upon acceptance.

  • Posted November 11, 2019
  • Deep Wild Journal Wants Your Wild Words!
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31 (poetry); January 31 (nonfiction, fiction, art)
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry seeks poems, essays, stories, and artwork inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. We are open to a wide spectrum of carefully-crafted work. Previously published is welcome, simultaneous submissions are fine, and submissions are free. To read the full guidelines, to submit work, and to order a copy of our 2019 issue, visit Note: Our Submittable account allows for 100 submissions/month, so submit early! Also, we are pleased to announce the 2020 Undergraduate Student Essay Contest, which will open for submissions January 15-March 15. For details and guidelines, see

  • Posted November 11, 2019
  • Volney Road Review Paying for Prose, Poetry, Art, and Comics
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 2, issue 2. We publish digitally and pay $10 per accepted piece. Find out more at

  • Posted November 06, 2019
  • Driftwood Press: Poetry Collections, Graphic Novels, & Novella Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
  • Type Book

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 full poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, 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. To polish your fiction, note our editing service, too.

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