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West Texas Literary Review is a print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at

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.

The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction and poetry for its Fall 2018 print issue (Vol. 03 No. 02) and online. We pay for both print and online publication. We publish writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Now reading for Volume Six. Please visit us to read Volumes One through Five (due out July 1), 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.

Maryland Literary Review is now open for submissions for our premier issue. Please send your best poems, short stories, and essays to by 10/31/18. No submission fee! See our brand new website for information. We also have a blog and are open to eclectic postings.

Storm Cellar, a literary journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing new writing and art. Surprise us with your most ambitious prose, poetry, hybrids, and images of any kind. Share something larger than itself. Women, POC, LGBTQ+, disabled, indigenous, border-straddling, neuroatypical, cash-strapped, and Midwest-connected authors encouraged:

Cigar City Poetry Journal is an annual, bilingual print poetry journal. We accept submissions of English and Spanish language poetry, and translations to and from Spanish and English, from writers residing anywhere in the Americas. Our inaugural issue will be published in January 2019.

Parhelion Literary Magazine seeks fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography submissions for our October issue. This publication strives to be literary at heart while remaining accessible and entertaining to a wide audience. We are looking for strong, fresh voices, compelling characters, and thought-provoking storytelling. Please review our submissions guidelines before submitting.

Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex. All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. See full guidelines at, and browse the archives while you’re there!

UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, is seeking submissions from all currently enrolled undergraduate students. Video and audio, visual art, essays, fiction, poetry, science and technology, business and commerce, health and professional sciences, humanities, social sciences, and honors education. Works submitted may be works produced for classes or works produced outside of a classroom environment. Works must be a maximum of 15 pages double-spaced. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review process. Do not include your name or college affiliation or other identifying information within your work. Submit works here:

The Florida Review and Aquifer: The Florida Review Online currently seek submissions from Latinx/Latino/Latina writers for a special fall feature. While fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are all welcome, we are especially considering prose, no longer than 3,000 words. Work will be featured in a section of The Florida Review 42.2 (Fall 2018) and daily between September 15—October 15 on Aquifer: TFR Online. Submission fee: $3.00. Deadline: September 1.

Collateral is a literary journal that publishes poetry, prose, and visual art concerned with the impact of war and military service beyond the combat zone. We want your writing of witness that looks closely at the repercussions of war and military service: reintegration, refugees, redeployment, trauma recovery, family stories, and more. Recent voices published include Jehanne Dubrow, Sarah Cannon, Chisara Okwu, Marilyn Nelson, Jeffrey Stenbom, Adrian Bonenberger. We read submissions year-round but the deadline for our spring issue is March 1, and the deadline for the fall issue is September 1. Send work via our Submittable link, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its fifth issue from August 1 to October 1. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We want work that braves to be, that dares to be. We encourage well-informed work where the form understands its relationship with the content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency, that beg for an ear to listen. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy.

Award-winning print & online Into the Void is open to submissions of fiction, flash, nonfiction, poetry, & visual art for Issue 9 until September 7th. No theme, no reading fees. Send us something that makes us feel alive. Contributor copy + infinite love & loyalty. All details on our website:

Send us your image-driven poetry that utilizes language in bold, yet vulnerable ways. We read blind, so no names on your uploaded file title or in the file itself. Our featured artist for Issue Three is Jim Zola, who will be pairing one of his digitally-enhanced photos with every accepted poem. Read our full guidelines and poems from our first two issues on our website, We are fee free and can't wait to read your work!

Feels Blind Literary is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from emerging and established writers and artists who identify as women for our inaugural issue. While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. The deadline for submissions is October 1st. Visit to learn more about us, then send your best work.

Seshat is looking to release its fourth issue this fall. We are accepting poetry, fiction (up to 7000 words), creative nonfiction (up to 7000 words), art, and photography. No submission fee. All published pieces will be considered for Best of the Net nominations. We are mostly looking for young writers who are homeschooled or have been homeschooled in the past. However, all ages (13+) are encouraged to submit to this journal. Visit for more details.

South 85 Journal, the official literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for the Fall/Winter 2018 issue, which will be released December 15, 2018. While we consider all quality work that follows the submission guidelines, we are especially interested in pieces that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place. More information at

The Spring 2019 issue of the North American Review will present work responding to Contributing Editor Terry Tempest Williams's collection of three provocative essays The Open Space of Democracy (2004). Fifteen years after it was first published, the book remains a powerful and necessary call for engaged dialogue and "reflective activism born out of humility, not arrogance." The editors of NAR invite submissions of nonfiction, poetry, fiction, or hybrid works that respond to one or more of the ideas presented in The Open Space of Democracy. Writers can access the three essays online: "Commencement," "Ground Truthing," and "Engagement."

Awkward Mermaid is a brand new millennial & mental health lit mag accepting all forms of creative submissions: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, & art. This is where magic & mental illness can coexist.

BALLOONS Lit. Journal Issue 8 is looking for creative and witty short stories, poems, and artwork for young readers (12+). No reading fee. Published online and in print (complimentary print copy for contributors). Check out our guidelines here:

Share your stories, poetry, reflections, and photography inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Walloon Writers Review is a contemporary literary print magazine focused on this amazing region of Michigan. 4,000 word limit to stories; $5 reading fee, a portion of which is donated to area nature preservation organizations; suitable for all ages. Resident, summer/fall/winter cottage, a memorable trip or a driving trip through, this area inspires tremendous creativity. Share with us!

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from 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 September 30th for consideration in our 2019 Spring print edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: and check out previous issues at

Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and occasional poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published in the fall of 2018. 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:

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2018 issue (Vol. 13, No. 2). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable/distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, storySouth Million Writers Award, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. The current issue, previous issues, and complete submission guidelines are available online.

Editors of literary periodicals (print or digital) may nominate work in a single genre or in multiple genres to be considered for inclusion in Orison Books' annual print publication, The Orison Anthology, which will reprint the finest spiritually engaged writing from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives. Nominated work must have appeared, or be slated to appear, in the periodical during the 2018 calendar year. Both the author of any work selected for inclusion and the periodical in which it originally appeared will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology. Deadline: September 15, 2018. For complete guidelines, see

Under a Warm Green Linden is accepting poetry submissions for Issue 6, scheduled for publication on December 21. Selections from the issue will be included in our broadside series. We have been named by Entropy as one of the best literary magazines and small presses of 2017, and by CLMP as a finalist for the Firecracker Award for best magazine debut. Visit to submit poems and to read original work by Franny Choi, Alison Deming, Kate Greenstreet, Dennis Hinrichsen, Fady Joudah, Timothy Liu, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Sajé, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and many others.

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 our 24,000 readers 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 your best writing for Issue 6, before September 30th at


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