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  • Posted April 03, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, in print and online since 2011, seeks unpublished, amazing writing and art for its next issue. This is a literary journal of safety and danger; send your most esthetically, formally, and emotionally ambitious prose, poetry, hybrids, and images of any kind. Surprise us! Women, people of color, lgbtq+, and midwest-connected authors encouraged: StormCellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted April 03, 2018
  • Deadline for Summer Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

There are just a few weeks left to submit your story or poem for the summer issue of The First Line. All submissions must begin with: "I wanted you to be the first to know," Rowan tentatively confided in me. The deadline is May 1, 2018. www.thefirstline.com

  • Posted April 02, 2018
  • Bridge: The Best Young Writers Age 14-24
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Calling young writers! Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic creative work from emerging and established writers age 14-24. We're seeking poetry, prose (fiction/nonfiction/memoir/journalism/interviews), art, comics, graphic novels, and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by April 30th for consideration in our Fall Issue. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2017.

  • Posted April 02, 2018
  • Submit and Support to Junto Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Junto Magazine accepts art and literature submissions for our creative expressions magazine. 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.

  • Posted April 02, 2018
  • Flock Seeks Submissions for Vanishing Point Theme Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Flock literary journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content. For our Fall 2018 issue, we seek creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that respond to, open up, and explore the theme "Vanishing Point." According to Merriam-Webster, a vanishing point is (2) a point at which something disappears or ceases to exist and (1) a point at which receding parallel lines seem to meet when represented in linear perspective. Full guidelines are available via our website: flocklit.com.

  • Posted April 02, 2018
  • Leaping Clear Accepting Submissions for Fall 2018 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Leaping Clear, an online magazine, features accomplished art, writing, music, and video by artists who have a dedicated meditative or contemplative practice. We present both emerging and established writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. We value art that asks, "What is this?" and invites readers/viewers/listeners to deeply explore the wonders, difficulties, joys, perplexities, and mysteries of being alive now. Our Fall 2018 issue submission period is open until May 31, and we're particularly looking for essays, fiction, hybrid writing, music and video. Please visit www.leapingclear.org for more information and to enjoy our latest issue.

  • Posted March 29, 2018
  • Oyster River Pages Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch the boundaries both creatively and socially. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered and marginalized—female voices, people of color voices, queer voices, and others. If you have something to add to the conversation, we want to share it with the world. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted March 29, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Four Freedoms Reinterpreted
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

This year, 2018, marks the 75th anniversary of the 1943 publication of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings based on the 1941 State of the Union speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. We are dedicating our Fall 2018 online art exhibition and the entire Fall 2018 issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly to art and writing that reinterpret the Four Freedoms for our times. We are looking for relevant fiction and nonfiction (up to 5,000 words) and poetry; the deadline is April 1, 2018 extended to May 1, 2018. The deadline for art submissions is July 1, 2018. Links to submission forms may be found on our website (www.stillpointartsquarterly.com) or submittable.com.

  • Posted March 29, 2018
  • Dirty Paws Poetry Review Seeking Poetry for Second Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 25, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Dirty Paws Poetry is excited to be open for submissions! We're reading for our second issue. Check out our submission guidelines, our first issue, and send us your poetry! dirtypawspoetry.com

  • Posted March 28, 2018
  • Nunum
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

NUNUM publishes quarterly and is currently reading for its 2018 issues. We are looking for both flash fiction and visual art and while we do charge a $3 submission fee, we also pay you $20 for your work if accepted for publication. Check us out and see if what you got going on jives with the vibes you get from us. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted March 26, 2018
  • In Layman's Terms - Call for Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 5, 2018
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Current Theme: Water. Tell us about climate change and water scarcity. About Puerto Rico and Flint. Send us your memories of drinking from the hose and building community. Show us ice and steam and pressure. Teach us about ocean acidification and microplastics and especially, what can be done about them. Inspire us with whales and seabirds, but remind us about the little guys too—the anglerfish, mussels, and tube worms. iltreview.com/submit

  • Posted March 26, 2018
  • Submissions for Swamp Ape Review Reopen 4/6: No Submission Fee!
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The legend of the Swamp Ape reflects Florida’s mythology and weirdness, as well as the human desire to create a narrative around the unexplainable. Swamp Ape Review explores this narrative in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and “swamp”— works that defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Edited by the MFA students of Florida Atlantic University, Swamp Ape encourages pieces of hybrid or non-traditional nature that subvert our expectations of what is possible. Swamp Ape will be accepting submissions for both online and print editions beginning April 6, 2018 at www.swampapereview.com/submit/. For more information, visit www.swampapereview.com

  • Posted March 23, 2018
  • rinky dink press (rdp): call for micropoetry
  • Deadline info Extended Deadline: April 20, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

rdp is now accepting collections of 5-6 thematically related micropoems (i.e. poems consisting of 25-40 words) for our Summer 2018 microzine series, which will feature 10 single-author collections in 2.75 x 4.25 format (which is just about the size of a wallet!). Poems can form a cohesive narrative or adhere loosely to a theme of your choosing. Most importantly, we privilege finely-crafted verse, conscientious in its intent. FYI, micropoems are not haiku. Please send your submission of 5-6 micropoems in a single word doc to . The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 20, 2018. www.rinkydinkpress.com

  • Posted March 23, 2018
  • The HitchLit Review - Call for Poems, Prose, Drama, Cover Art
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The HitchLit Review seeks works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, comics, and art for Volume 2, Issue 1 (due out June 21). As a secular-themed journal, we wish to celebrate the diverse voices of the secular community (e.g. agnostics, atheists, freethinkers, spiritual humanists, skeptics, etc.). Though we accept work on a rolling basis, to ensure consideration for HitchLit 2.1, please email your work to no later than May 15, 2018. Work received after that date will be considered automatically for our next issue. To learn more about our publication and to read past issues, please visit hitchlit.org.

  • Posted March 23, 2018
  • Queer Writers: Multiple Paid LGBTQ+ Anthologies
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

LGBTQ+ publisher Qommunicate Media has several open calls. Two True Stories Anthologies seek memoir-based nonfiction and poetry up to 3k wds. Pay $25 for prose/$10 for poetry: Queer Around the World on travel and culture/multiculturalism. April 30; Everyday Queer Heroes on your personal queer hero. June 30. Also Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol 2 seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry & scripts up to 7.5k wds. May 1 & Geek Out! seeks genre fiction, nontraditional poetry, non-memoir creative nonfiction, comics/graphic short stories (B&W). Pay $5/page. qommunicatemedia.com/submissions

  • Posted March 22, 2018
  • The Flexible Persona: Accepting Fiction & Poetry for Print & Online
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Flexible Persona wants to read your fiction (short and flash) and poetry for consideration for our spring and fall 2018 print issues, as well as for publication on our site. We are a paying market with two ways to submit! For more details on submissions visit flexiblepersona.com/about/submissions/.

  • Posted March 21, 2018
  • Gemini Magazine Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Gemini Magazine, online since 2009, welcomes submissions of short stories, poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. Any genre, subject, or style. We are also open to short plays, hybrid work, uncategorized writing, artwork, photography, or anything else you think might interest us. No rules, no themes, no reading fees for general, non-contest submissions. If we love it we publish it. Work published in Gemini was anthologized in Best Small Fictions 2017 and previously in Best of the Net. Payment is $10 per published piece. gemini-magazine.com

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