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Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 12/1/19 to 2/15/20 we'll be accepting submissions for our Spring 2020 issue Practices of Hope. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

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Award-winning print & online magazine Into the Void is open to submissions of flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, & visual art to Issue 15 through December 7. Payment is $5 per page of the print magazine & a contributor copy. No theme, & no reading fees until Submittable monthly limit reached. Send us something that makes us feel alive. All details: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

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Submissions for Issue Four: Winter 2019 are now open until December 1! The Shore is an online poetry publication seeking cutting, strange, and daring work from new and established poets alike. We want poems that explore the worlds of things and ideas, that recognize the liminality, the shifting of everything around us and our ability to name a thing whole. We want poems that press and push and ache and recede. Send us your best. We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you notify us if the piece is accepted elsewhere, but we do not accept reprints. www.theshorepoetry.org

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bioStories is an online magazine of creative nonfiction focused on literary quality biography and autobiography. We publish weekly “feature essays,” annual digital issues, and digital and print thematic anthologies. We read submissions year-around for essays keeping with our tradition of “sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives,” and run occasional thematic contests. Writers are encouraged to visit the website to gain a full sense of our reading tastes and literary mission of presenting exceptional writers exploring the subtleties of the lives we might otherwise overlook. Full submission guidelines are available by visiting: www.biostories.com.

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A Special Issue on the State of Mississippi. Poems with any themes related to the state of Mississippi or experiences of living or working in Mississippi are welcome. Cutoff date is March 30, 2020, but prefer earlier submissions. Essays on Mississippi writers, musicians, and artists are also welcome. Essays should conform to the current MLA Style. No previously published material or simultaneous submissions will be considered. Send submissions to The Editor, Valley Voices, 14000 Hwy 82 W., #7242, Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400, USA. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope to guarantee a return of your manuscript. Submissions may also be e-mailed with an attachment saved in Word to valley_voices @yahoo.com. Visit us at libguides.mvsu.edu/valleyvoices/valley-voices or www.newpages.com/literary-magazines/valley-voices.

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Sixteen Rivers Press, a nonprofit poetry collective, invites Northern California poets to submit book-length poetry manuscripts to the press from November 1 to February 1, 2019. There is no fee, and all styles of poetry are welcome. Typically one or two manuscripts are selected for publication. The winner/s will be announced in June 2020 and published in 2022. Authors must become members of the collective with a three-year commitment, devoting an average of eight hours per month to the work of the press. For details, please see the FAQ page at sixteenrivers.org.

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Are objects in your rearview mirror closer than they appear? The theme for Aji’s Spring 2020 issue is hindsight. Send us graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and essays on those things that seem obvious only after the fact. Work on this and any other topic will be considered for publication. Once the Spring 2020 issue is filled, submissions will close until May 1, 2020. www.ajimagazine.com

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Rubery Book Award. International Rubery Book Award. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [published book] 3/31

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