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  • Posted April 01, 2019
  • Qommunicate Publishing Seeks LGBTQ+ Work for Multiple Anthologies
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

Qommunicate Publishing, queer publisher, seeks short work for multiple anthologies releasing throughout the year. Current calls include: Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 3, two LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology series’, Geek Out!: Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas and Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ Humor. No reprints. Simultaneous/multiple submissions ok. All contributors paid. Check qommunicatepublishing.com/submissions for the latest details. Sign up to be notified of new calls and updates. All titles available at qommunicatepublishing.com, Amazon, and wherever books are sold. Let your local booksellers know they can order them from Ingram.

  • Posted April 01, 2019
  • Submit & Subscribe to World Literature Today
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

World Literature Today’s 90+ years of continuous publication make it one of the longest-published and most reputable literary magazines in the United States, and its global relevance is more palpable today than ever before. Join our long-standing tradition of publishing writers “who write as if their lives depend upon it” by becoming a subscriber or a contributor. WLT welcomes essay, fiction, interview, poetry, and book review submissions; we especially value translations from other languages into English. Visit worldlit.org/submission-guidelines to learn more about submissions, and visit worldit.org/digital-offer to redeem a 30-day risk-free trial and start reading today.

  • Posted April 01, 2019
  • Think About It! THINK Seeking Submissions in Poetry, Fiction, Essays
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

THINK: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Essays publishes poems that emphasize craft as well as content. We are responsive to metrical verse, to strategic rhyme, to inventive uses of nonce forms, and to free verse with a clear organizing principle. Besides poetry, we publish genres of popular fiction, and we publish critical essays on the art and history of poetry. Currently, we are actively seeking more creative nonfiction, especially pieces that focus on the natural world. Essays in THINK often reflect extensive knowledge and scholarship, but they must be written for a broad range of non-specialist readers. thinkjournal.org

  • Posted April 01, 2019
  • Belletrist
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

The fastest growing literary magazine in the PNW, Belletrist magazine is “breathtaking, a joy to read!” (The Review Review). Published in print and online, this journal features diverse new writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and showcases unique perspectives and voices. Learn more: www.belletristmagazine.com.

  • Posted March 28, 2019
  • Valley Voices: A Literary Review Seeks Submissions
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for our Fall 2019 special Ekphrastic Poetry issue. Poems responding to works of art (paintings, sculptures, photographs, and handicrafts) are welcome. Cutoff date is September 30. Our Spring 2020, themed Poetry on Mississippi, seeks poems with any theme related to Mississippi. Cutoff date is March 30, 2020. Critical essays on ekphrastic poetry and Mississippi writers and artists are also welcome. Essays should conform to the current MLA Style. No previously published material or simultaneous submissions will be considered. Send submissions to The Editor, Valley Voices, 14000 Hwy 82 W., #7242, Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400, USA. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope to guarantee a return of your manuscript. Submissions may also be e-mailed with an attachment to valley_voices @yahoo.com. Visit us at libguides.mvsu.edu/valleyvoices/valley-voices or www.newpages.com/literary-magazines/valley-voices.

  • Posted March 28, 2019
  • Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 13
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review, an online biannual journal, provides a venue for writers and artists of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We are seeking poetry, short creative nonfiction (1,000 words or less), graphic narratives, comics, artwork, and photography for Issue 13 (Fall 2019). We prefer work that explores place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Please read our back issues to get a better idea of the work we publish. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. For more information and guidelines, please visit: www.splitrockreview.org.

  • Posted March 27, 2019
  • Oyster River Pages Call for Submissions - Special & Regular Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • 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 creative and social boundaries. 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. In addition to regular submissions, we are temporarily seeking submissions for our themed issue, Delta, which is reflective of change, transformation, expansion, unification, and of the liminal spaces between land and water. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted March 22, 2019
  • Seeking Brilliance
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Brilliant Flash Fiction seeks stories of 1,000 words or less. Please follow guidelines at brilliantflashfiction.com/submissions/. Shock us, delight us, thrill us, move us. Writers at all levels of experience welcome to submit. We are a 501c3 public charity, donations also welcome. Thank you, Writers!

  • Posted March 20, 2019
  • Transference Literary Journal Invites Submissions of Poetry in Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30 for best consideration
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Transference invites submissions of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, or Japanese. Along with your translation, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices. New voices are especially welcome. Transference is published both online and in print. Read previous issues and submit up to four poems at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/. Contact: . Published by faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Submissions are read using a double-blind review process.

  • Posted March 20, 2019
  • Southern Humanities Review Open Call for Submissions of Prose
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Quarterly literary magazine Southern Humanities Review is open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and book review pitches until May 1, 2019. When SHR first began, our founding editors called for work which was “thoughtfully conceived to enrich the mind and stir the heart.” More than fifty years later, this call remains relevant. While we are located in the American South, we are interested in work from all human communities and variety of perspectives, geographic and otherwise. We are also interested in writers in various stages of their careers, and especially in work from historically underrepresented voices. Please submit through our website: www.southernhumanitiesreview.com.

  • Posted March 20, 2019
  • The Roadrunner Review Open for Student Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 7, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Roadrunner Review features the work of students (graduate and undergraduate) worldwide and is looking for submissions of flash fiction, flash nonfiction, poetry, and cover art. Because the world is a busy place, we aim to give readers short, vivid reading experiences. All of our pieces will be 1000 words or less. roadrunner.lasierra.edu/submissions/

  • Posted March 14, 2019
  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 9. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’re probably the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington. www.goldmanpublishing.com

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