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  • Posted September 24, 2020
  • Call for Poetry, Prose & Art

  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Submissions for the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Humana Obscura are open! We are an independent online and print literary magazine publishing nature-themed work from around the world. For complete submission guidelines and more info on what we’re looking for, visit www.humanaobscura.com.

  • Posted September 24, 2020
  • We Want the Best Stories in All Genres

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

The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture the BMR strives to represent life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. Songs save the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. Our editors read year-round with an eye out for work with homespun and international appeal. We’ve published work with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Nahko, Michel Stone, Genesis Greykid, Cassandra King, Melissa Studdard, and A.E. Stallings. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted September 24, 2020
  • Call for Prose Submissions: Sou'wester

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Sou'wester is now reading fiction and creative nonfiction for our annual print issue, forthcoming in spring 2021. We are committed to investing in and encouraging the words/stories/voices of all writers, prioritizing those belonging to marginalized communities. We want to read stories from writers belonging to the black diaspora, indigenous communities, Asian communities, Latin(x) communities, neurodivergent communities, those with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+. We seek fiction that allows us to transcend the everyday, haunts our dreams, and feels fresh. We’re looking for work that will move, stun, and awe our readers. Submission is free through Submittable.

  • Posted September 24, 2020
  • Send your Essay, Poem, or Short to The CHILLFILTR Review

  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

The CHILLFILTR Review strives to bring the best new art to a worldwide audience by leveraging best-in-class technology to create a seamless and immersive web experience. We welcome submissions from all walks of life, and all perspectives. We are committed to inclusivity and kindly welcome work from marginalized voices. All featured works will receive an honorarium of $20 per 1000 words and will be published online at The CHILLFILTR Review as well as on our Apple News Channel. Readers can vote for their favorites, and year-end "Best Of" winners will receive an additional $100 cash prize.

  • Posted September 23, 2020
  • Garfield Lake Review 2021 Submission Period Open!

  • Deadline info Deadline: October 12, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Garfield Lake Review prides itself on accepting a wide selection of fiction, poetry, and visual arts from the Olivet College community and beyond. No fee, payment in copies. This year’s Garf is looking for submissions that follow the theme of duality. Send us your unexpected endings, your highs and lows. Send us anything juxtaposed between light and darkness. Living is a thrill—show us how it is for you. Visit us at www.garfieldlakereview.com/submit.

  • Posted September 23, 2020
  • Sand Hills Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 20, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Sand Hills, in print since 1973, is opening up submissions for our very first online exclusive! We are accepting flash fiction and essays up to 1000 words, poetry up to 32 lines, photography, and, for the first time ever, short animation and comics. We are open for submissions until November 20th. sandhillslitmag.com/submit/. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Posted September 23, 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 September 21, 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 September 21, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger, in print and ebook formats since 2011. We seek the voices of Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, gender nonbinary, neurodivergent, fat, disabled, border-straddling, poor, and more marginalized authors. We encourage connections, in work or by creator, to the Midwest, broadly construed. Now paying. Send ambitious, surprising new art and writing through stormcellar.submittable.com; learn more at stormcellar.org.

  • Posted September 17, 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/.

  • Posted September 15, 2020
  • Call for Submissions for Walloon Writers Review

  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Walloon Writers Review is an independent regional literary magazine that shares original creative writing and nature photography inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. We are accepting submissions for our upcoming Edition 6 to be published as an E-edition late 2020.

  • Posted September 15, 2020
  • BreakBread Magazine Seeks Work From Young Creatives

  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information: www.breakbreadproject.org.

  • Posted September 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 September 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 September 10, 2020
  • CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round

  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $100 and a copy of the annual anthology of four issues (released each summer). Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com

  • Posted September 08, 2020
  • Year-round Open Submissions for Large Readership

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

Send us your zany, innovative best fiction, poetry, and CNF. We publish bimonthly, and year round. We at Bending Genres also host monthly weekend workshops and retreats. www.bendinggenres.com

  • Posted September 08, 2020
  • Anthology Publishers Seek Original Written Content about Madonna

  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Anthology

Are you a fan of pop-singer Madonna? We’re seeking original stories about the impact she’s had on individual lives. Submissions should be 1500-3500 words. Feel free to supplement with photos with Madonna, photos dressed like Madonna, or other related materials. We pay $25 for selected submissions. Contributing authors will receive a free copy of the published book. A portion of proceeds will go to the non-profit organization founded by Madonna “Raising Malawi”. Contributing authors will be required to sign a contract. Submissions must be in English: . Work must not have previously appeared in print. We check for and report plagiarism.

  • Posted September 08, 2020
  • Pangyrus LitMag Open for Submissions for New Education Column, Schooled

  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Pangyrus is open for submissions in all areas and particularly for its new education column, Schooled. Pangyrus publishes well-crafted, thought-provoking writing and multimedia storytelling in every genre online and in two print editions per year. For Schooled, we’re looking for writing that addresses teaching and learning during COVID-19, teaching or revising curriculum that addresses the national reckoning regarding race in America, teaching students about the protests, or personal essays that reflect the unique experiences of both teachers and students. Send us op-eds, personal essays, or think pieces of 800–1,500 words. We also accept longer reported features with a maximum 5,000 words. Please submit here.

  • Posted September 04, 2020
  • Feminist Literary Magazine About Female Leadership Submissions Open

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

They Call Us magazine (theycallus.com), an art and literature feminist magazine devoted to using media as a way to discuss everyday gender discrimination, is currently accepting poetry, prose, art, and photography submissions for our new edition They Call Us Bossy. This edition deals with gender stereotypes of womxn in positions of power. Submit your pieces to by November 1st. All rights belong to the writers and all submissions will receive a personal response. Word count is 1200 words for prose and there is no fee. www.theycallus.com/faq-1

  • Posted September 02, 2020
  • Cherry Tree Open Reading Period

  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Cherry Tree is seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for our seventh issue. We are open from August 1-October 1, 2020. We accept simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions and charge a nominal $3 reading fee which helps us pay our authors and which benefits a local youth-advocacy group. Work from our journal has been included in Best American Poetry 2016, 2017, and 2020, and 2 pieces from our recent appear in Best Microfictions 2020. We pay authors $20 and 2 copies. All accepted pieces are considered for our Literary Shade feature as well.

  • Posted September 02, 2020
  • Full Bleed Seeks Work for Fifth Issue

  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Full Bleed, an annual journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its fifth issue, forthcoming in May 2021. We publish criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. For Issue Five, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of adaptation. In this time of accelerating change, we invite artists, designers, and writers to reflect on the various ways that ecological, technological, and social conditions have necessitated and will necessitate reinvention, hard resets, or new modes of coping, working, living, and thinking. For more details, go to www.full-bleed.org/submit.

  • Posted September 01, 2020
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 14 (Fall 2020) Call for Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: Midnight (CST) September 30, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 75,000 readers in 145 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 14 before midnight (CST) on September 30th at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted September 01, 2020
  • Guest Editor Sima Rabinowitz Invites Submissions for HA&L Issue Fourteen.2

  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Science is among the most creative of human endeavors. From ancient depictions of scientists and scientific phenomena to contemporary graphic novel formats, from Frankenstein to recent best-selling novels dealing with such themes as pharmacology and climate change, and from memoirs on scientific discovery to essays on “life in the lab,” the people and ideas of science continue to capture our imaginations. We seek work that incorporates ideas, language, characters, main or sub-themes, images, and artwork related to STEM expansively imagined and rendered. Full call: halmagazine.wordpress.com/submit/submit-to-hal-magazine. Send submissions or queries to .

  • Posted September 01, 2020
  • Have a Great Idea for a Book?

  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Book

Tolsun Books is looking for a great idea to turn into a manuscript for publication. Please submit an informal query letter describing a literary project made from parts (poems, stories, essays, hybrid) that you'd like to develop into a full-length book in close collaboration with our editorial team. In the same document, include a small sampling of representative work that you intend (in some form) to be included in the final manuscript. We are accepting queries only from authors currently residing in the United States who have one or no books previously published or forthcoming in the proposed manuscript genre/form (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, etc.). Submission fee is $10. tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted September 01, 2020
  • Calling all Capulets!

  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
  • Type Magazine

What’s in a name? Capulet Mag seeks balcony dreamers, lark singers, and late-night readers. We publish the best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Capulet Mag wants your love letters, your stories, and your thoughts.

  • Posted September 01, 2020
  • International Submissions Call - Inspirational Art, Flash Fiction, Photography, Short Stories

  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Launched in 2019, Auroras & Blossoms is dedicated to promoting positive, uplifting, and inspirational art; and giving artists of all levels a platform where they can showcase their work and build their publishing credits. We publish short stories, six-word stories, paintings, and drawings. We are also looking for work that tells beautiful stories and articles that are helpful to photographers at every level of their career for publication in our sister journal FPoint Collective Photography Magazine. We are interested in photography, along with articles, tips, stories, and essays relating to photography. International submissions welcome. Submission Guidelines and apply here.

  • Posted August 31, 2020
  • Raleigh Review Submissions Open through Halloween

  • Deadline info Deadline: Halloween 2020 at Midnight
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

We with Raleigh Review believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. We are currently open to general submissions for poetry and flash fiction through Halloween 2020 at Midnight. We encourage you to check out our free full-issue online archive to find out more about us: www.raleighreview.org.

  • Posted August 31, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Nonfiction, Poetry, Photos about China

  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published in the fall of 2020. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places, people, history, culture, the arts, science and technology—anything related to China that is well written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction). No submission fee. Please visit our website for more information and read the guidelines before submitting.

  • Posted August 31, 2020
  • Parhelion Accepting Fall Submissions

  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is accepting poetry, fiction, flash, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Fall 2020 issue. Our growing magazine represents an eclectic mix of voices from all over the country, with styles ranging from traditional to innovative. We are passionate about discovering new writers! For more information about PLM, check out our website.

  • Posted August 31, 2020
  • Girls Right the World Issue 5

  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • 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 fifth 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  December 31, 2020. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

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