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  • Posted July 22, 2020
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 10 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Ten, our Winter/Spring 2021 issue. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted July 22, 2020
  • Blueline Seeks Exceptional Poetry, Prose, and Art Focused on Nature
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted July 21, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Fiction Southeast
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Fiction Southeast seeks articles about writing, interviews, and essays from MFA students as well as emerging and established writers. These can be articles concerning the publication process, writing a synopsis, composing a query letter, dealing with rejection, craft articles, and more. fictionsoutheast.com

  • Posted July 20, 2020
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, 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. palookamag.com

  • Posted July 16, 2020
  • level:deepsouth—for Generation X
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

level:deepsouth is an online anthology created in 2020 with the goal of documenting Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s by collecting works of creative nonfiction (personal essays, memoirs, and reviews) about our lives back then and since then. Submissions guidelines can be found on the website: leveldeepsouth.com.

  • Posted July 15, 2020
  • The Courtship of Winds Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Recognizing the importance of the upcoming presidential election, the winter issue of The Courtship of Winds will be a special Election issue and will be published before the election. We are looking for submissions that in any way address some aspect of our current political situation. Submissions should still be works of art, as opposed to simple diatribe. Other than that, there are no narrow restrictions. Submissions for the Election issue are open until October 1. www.thecourtshipofwinds.org

  • Posted July 15, 2020
  • Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15; submissions reviewed and accepted on rolling basis
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

New online publication based at Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University in Boston. Seeking work that deepens the inward life; expresses range of religious/spiritual/humanist experiences and perspectives; envisions a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world; advances dialogue across difference; and challenges structural oppression in all its forms. Seeking work for feature section on Black Lives Matter. Send unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, and translations. Especially interested in work from international and historically unrepresented communities. No fee; currently non-paying. Submit 3-5 pieces via Submittable or via email to . Questions? Contact Alexander Levering Kern, co-editor or visit pensivejournal.com.

  • Posted July 15, 2020
  • Apple in the Dark Journal Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Apple in the Dark Journal is a brand-new online publication focusing on works of fiction and creative nonfiction no longer than 1,500 words apiece. Send your work to . Please use this format for the subject line: “[Last Name], [First Word of Title]” and please include your contact info/social media handles and a brief bio in the email. If possible, please paste the contents of your submission into the body of the email rather than attaching it as a Word document or PDF. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but do please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. appleinthedark.wordpress.com

  • Posted July 14, 2020
  • Red Planet Magazine Submission Call
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Red Planet Magazine is an independent literary magazine emphasizing a theme of speculative fiction, and is open for submissions year-round on a rolling basis. Contributors receive a digital copy of the issue in which their work has been featured. Please visit www.redplanetmagazine.com for additional information.

  • Posted July 14, 2020
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, and Art
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists', writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

  • Posted July 13, 2020
  • Anthology of Writing on Domestic Verbal, Emotional, and Physical Abuse
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

We are seeking work by survivors of domestic abuse. Creative nonfiction, memoir, letters, flash nonfiction. Maximum word count 4,500. Please note that we are no longer reading poetry. Deadline: October 15, 2020. This book will be published by McFarland & Company; contributors will receive a complimentary copy. Please send your submission in Word, with a brief cover letter and 50 word bio to Judith Skillman, and Linera Lucas; . This text is dedicated to all those who dared to break the silence.

  • Posted July 13, 2020
  • PoArtMo 2020 Anthology: Submit to Auroras & Blossoms
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 23, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Anthology

We invite you to submit your best art work created in 2020 for potential inclusion in a digital anthology that will be published later this year. Topics/Themes: Anything that is positive, uplifting, and inspirational in nature, with the exception of erotica and politics. Clean art only. No dirty words or swear words allowed! We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, essays, short stories, art, drawings, paintings, and photography. abpoetryjournal.com/poartmo-anthology/

  • Posted July 06, 2020
  • What Are You Reading?
  • 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/.

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