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  • Posted November 16, 2018
  • Sky Island Journal, Issue 7: Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 25,000 readers in 127 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 7 before December 31st at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted November 16, 2018
  • The MacGuffin: Seeking Fine Art, Poetry, and Prose

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 35.2. As always, we’re not asking you to follow a theme, but with the warmer months moving behind us, consider saving your summer vacation stories for another issue. Instead, maybe send us a story about how you survived the blizzard of ’78 or a remembrance of your own Rosebud sled. We’ll accept five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. All art must be at least 9” in height. Send all work to and for full guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.

  • Posted November 15, 2018
  • Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/.

  • Posted November 14, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal the GNU Open to All Genres

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The motto of the GNU literary journal is "All Genres are Created Equal." We accept traditional literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; but we are also friendly to genre fiction, YA literature, short plays, comics, photography, and writing that defies classification. The GNU is an annual online literary journal run by the MFA students at National University. We never charge a submission fee. Please see our submission guidelines for details: gnujournal.com/home/. Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018.

  • Posted November 13, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: SHANTIH Journal

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

SHANTIH Journal is an online literary journal based out of Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL. SHANTIH is seeking works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash prose, drama, art, and photography. There is no cost for submissions. For more details, visit shantihjournal.org/submit-to-issue-3-2/.

  • Posted November 08, 2018
  • Volney Road Review: Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • 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 1, issue 2. We publish digitally and plan to have a small print run for each issue. Find out more at our website: volneyroadreview.com. We pay $10 per accepted piece via Paypal.

  • Posted November 07, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing writing and images. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your photo filters, whirligigs, magic words, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted November 07, 2018
  • Looking for Short Stories about South Korea for an Anthology

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Anthology

Fiction Writers in Seoul is seeking short stories under 6,000 words that are set in and/or about the city of Seoul for an anthology. Submissions of all genres are welcome. As a token of our dedication to quality, we will pay $.05 per word for accepted submissions. Please send your submission to as an attachment. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted, and there is no reading fee. Estimated response time is up to twelve weeks. The deadline is January 31st, 2019. Please note that the anthology will also be translated into Korean and pitched to traditional Korean publishers. www.fictionwritersinseoul.com/2019-anthology-submission.html

  • Posted November 05, 2018
  • Leaping Clear Accepting Submissions for Spring 2019 Issue

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, 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. Submit October 1 through November 30, 2018 for the Spring 2019 issue. We’re particularly looking for audio/video poetry, fiction, music, and video. 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. Please visit www.leapingclear.org for more information and to enjoy our latest issue.

  • Posted November 02, 2018
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

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 craft essays, 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. Contests are now offered year-round; our newest contests (for poetry and short stories) offer $500 awards each. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted November 01, 2018
  • Fourth Genre Now Accepting Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for our open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.

  • Posted November 01, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking and accepting new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart, your fears and reconciliations. Send that good human stuff our way. We nominate for Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions. We have a $3 fee for most submissions but also a free option for economically disadvantaged writers, as well as a quick response option. Visit our submissions page for more information: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted November 01, 2018
  • The Offbeat Doors are Open!

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The Offbeat Literary Journal at Michigan State U is calling for the thought-provoking, the humorous, the quirky, the ? for our next volume! Send us your indisputably unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short drama, and sequential art. We love the traditional and the non, so long as it’s Off the Beaten path and not unnecessarily explicit. Go to offbeat.msu.edu for guidelines and more. Submissions limited to 3 poems or flash pieces (under 1,000 words each), sequential art not exceeding 10 pages, or other pieces under 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions welcome, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Posted October 31, 2018
  • Open Submissions: The Hunger

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Hunger publishes visceral writing. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. We are excited by the lyrical, the experimental, the strange, the uncomfortable, the vulnerable, and just plain, motherfucking honesty. Send us work that bleeds. We want to be devoured. www.thehungerjournal.com/submit

  • Posted October 31, 2018
  • The Phoenix Seeks Submissions for 60th Issue

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Yearly literary magazine The Phoenix is open to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, and cross-genre work for its 60th issue until December 1, 2018. We seek evocative work that challenges the way we view ourselves and the world we are a part of. This year we are also open to comics and hybrid work under our “etcetera” genre. Both emerging and established writers are invited to submit. Please view our submission guidelines: thephoenixpfeifferuniversity.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted October 30, 2018
  • The Woven Tale Press Seeks Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The Woven Tale Press accepts rolling submissions for fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, poetry, and the experimental. No fee; response time 2-8 weeks. WTP is an online and print magazine showcasing artists and writers from around the globe, and is published ten times a year. In addition, each day we curate a wide variety of content: from interviews, book and exhibition reviews, and seasonal correspondent art-scene roundups, to our flagship artist and writer website spotlight. Get to know us and the standout artists and writers we feature by visiting us at www.thewoventalepress.net.

  • Posted October 29, 2018
  • Southern Humanities Review Open Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Quarterly literary magazine Southern Humanities Review is open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry until December 1, 2018. 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/submit.html.

  • Posted October 26, 2018
  • HitchLit Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama, Comics, Cover Art

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The HitchLit Review is a secular-themed online literary-arts magazine that publishes issues twice each year (usually during the summer and winter equinoxes). For this issue we are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short plays, excerpts from graphic novels, and cover art. To be considered for our December issue, please email your submissions to no later than November 30, 2018. To examine back issues, or if you have questions regarding our publication, please visit us at hitchlit.org.

  • Posted October 22, 2018
  • Palooka's Open

  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've published writers, artists, and photographers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Austria. Always seeking unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narratives, comic strips, artwork, and photography. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. www.palookamag.com

  • Posted October 19, 2018
  • Minerva Rising Open for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Minerva Rising Press seeks submissions for our “Books, books, books” issue. We want to read about the books stacked beside your bed, the ones you hold dearest, and the ones that shaped your life. Send us a re-imagined scene from a classic. Tell us about a book you wish had been written or one that got it all wrong. Submissions accepted through Submittable; a submission fee is charged. We pay for accepted work. minervarising.com

  • Posted October 18, 2018
  • Call For Submissions from Girls Worldwide

  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14-21, to submit work for consideration for the third annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to by January 1, 2019. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

  • Posted October 08, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks ambitious writing and images for its winter issue. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your codes, lock-boxes, wasp-galls, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

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