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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

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

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  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
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Mistake House Magazine is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2018 to February 16, 2019. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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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.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
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Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking art, comics, poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journalism, interviews) and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by February 15 for consideration in our Fall 2019 edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2018.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
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Haunted Waters Press seeks fiction, poetry, and flash for consideration in the 2019 issue of From the Depths. Open to all genres, themes, and writers. Contributors accepted for print publication receive payment, online author interview in SPLASH!, and author profile in the HWP Contributor Showcase. All submissions considered for the 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with a $250 cash award, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside their work. Also accepting submissions: Expedited Decision for seven day response and Penny Fiction featuring exceptionally short stories of exactly 19 words—no more, no less. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
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Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've featured artists, photographers, and writers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria. We're always seeking unique artwork, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

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  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
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December 21, 2018

Submit to The Wax Paper

The Wax Paper, a finalist for the Firecracker Awards Best Debut, is a lovingly crafted broadsheet (22 x 28") printed on 35 lb. newsprint seeking original writing. Our first priority is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. We print all forms of text and image. Pieces are selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of their subjects. Before sending in your submission, please read our manifesto thewaxpaper.com/manifesto. Submit your work at thewaxpaper.com/submissions. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works are accepted.

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  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations
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To allow for a less subjective selection criteria, we have multiple readers on each submitted poem as well as multiple readers on each submitted story. The Raleigh Review looks to publish provocative works that can inspire empathy among neighbors anywhere in the world. www.raleighreview.org

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  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019 (12 AM EST)
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews
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Please submit to Angry Old Man. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, short stories, art, photography, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, mail art, typewriter art, computer/digital art, experimental video/music, etc. Anything out of the norm. Please submit submissions to www.angryoldmanmagazine.com.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Audio, Video
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Now reading for Volume Seven. 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

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Random Sample Review, an online literary and arts journal, is accepting submissions for it’s relaunch issue. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and hybrids. Keep in mind that we are currently short on work written by POC, women, LBTQ folks, and people with disabilities and are particularly interested in seeing work from these communities. For everyone else, please do not let this deter you from submitting. We want your work, too. To make it into our relaunch issue, please submit by January 15th. All other submissions will be considered for our Spring 2019 issue. You can find our submission guidelines here: randomsamplereview.com/submit/.

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  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
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A home is a refuge, a place to interact with loved ones, a place to explore our creativity, ideas, and feelings. A home brings us stability, and when this is stripped away, we feel utterly vulnerable, exposed to the hostilities of the outside world. We seek stories, poems, essays, and art regarding those who have lost the sense of "home," albeit physically or emotionally or both. (key terms: refugees, caravan, California fires, hurricanes, Syria, illegal immigrants, family separation, RAICES, domestic violence). For more information, please see our full submission guidelines at www.compassionanthology.com/submission-guidelines.html.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Video
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Submit up to three unpublished poems for an anthology, Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon to be published by Brick Street Poetry, Inc. and Tipton Poetry Journal. $500 Best of the Book Award and $100 People’s Choice Award. We are open to any style, length, or old west subject, but you will stand the best chance if your poem references one of the authentic cocktails posted on our guidelines page. A number of poets will be invited to a public reading April 25, 2019, at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Please see submission guidelines at tiptonpoetryjournal.com/truegrit.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Genre Poetry
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Poetry, fiction, and memoir/CNF will be considered for our themed, spring 2019 anthology. The theme for this issue is “upheavals.” We want emotionally complex work about any disruption or disturbance of the natural order of things, be it serious or humorous or both. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (to 6,000 words). Deadline: February 28, 2019. Work should not have been previously published. Submission fees: poetry, $2; prose, $3. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Complete guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
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High Desert Journal is now accepting submissions of poetry, art, fiction, and nonfiction for the upcoming spring issue. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. See our website for details and guidelines. www.highdesertjournal.com

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  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
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NUNUM - Winter 2018 Issue is out and getting raved on. Be apart of this … we publish quarterly so you can make it for our 2019 Spring Issue. Come on, send us that flash piece you wrote, you know the one, the one that’s had you wondering where the hell it came from ever since you called it finished. Visually, we’re all over, click your best abstract digital anime collage all up in our in-box. It’s three dollars at the door but it’ll barbapapa into $20 for you upon acceptance. A gamble, no doubt, but better odds than slots. www.nunum.ca

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  • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
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Submit work for The Turnip Truck(s) forthcoming print issue “Codes” by February 1. Submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s) are accepted year-round for online publication. Visit theturnips.net/submit/ for detailed submission guidelines.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019 (print); Rolling (online)
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
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The Helix Literary and Art Magazine, an undergraduate publication based in Central Connecticut, seeks compelling poetry, prose, and art for its Spring 2019 issue (print and online). Any and all subject matters considered, but bonus points for topics that might be of interest to a college audience. Submit at helixmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/. Deadline: April 5th, 2019.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: April 5, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
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A biennial anthology featuring poetry from and about the Midwestern region of the United States published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Journals may submit 3 poems for free. Poets may submit 3 poems for $3. Three $100 Heartland Poetry Prizes will be awarded. All contributors receive a free copy. More information: newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre
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ArLiJo, an ejournal from Gival Press, will open for submissions of art, poetry, and short fiction between January 15 to April 15. No reading fee; submit via portal: givalpress.submittable.com. Payment: book from Gival Press catalog.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
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Tolsun Books is looking for manuscripts for our 2020 catalog. We accept manuscripts made from short pieces: poetry, short stories, hybrids, comics poetry, flash memoir, essays, and things we haven't seen before. We value voice, energy, and inclusiveness. Submissions are $10. Submissions are free the weeks of January 27th and May 26th. tolsunbooks.com

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  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Book

West Texas Literary Review is a national print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and photographs that are thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We nominate for awards and we pay with a print contributor copy. Submit your best work year-round at www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php.

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  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
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The Ocotillo Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction through Submittable only. Theme this edition: World Music/Ethnomusicology (widely interpreted). $3 submission fee. We pay upon publication. Particularly interested in subs from underserved and international literary artists. More info and guidelines at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit. All styles and genres accepted except pornography and hate speech. Send us your best! Please query first for interviews and reviews.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
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Sleet Magazine turns 10 this year (!) and we are celebrating with a special birthday edition. We are especially looking for work with the themes of anniversary, birthday, and turning 10. We accept poetry, short fiction, CNF, and irregulars. Please see website for guidelines. www.sleetmagazine.com

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  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
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Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry, seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by March 15 for its inaugural issue, to be published this summer. The mission of Deep Wild is to provide a forum for the best writing we can find that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads, preferably more than a day’s journey by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance. Deep Wild will be published twice yearly in portable, pocket-sized editions. Submissions are free. Visit deepwildjournal.com for full guidelines.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine
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