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  • Posted January 17, 2018
  • Seeking New Short Stories for 2nd Issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Light and Dark is now reading short fiction for its second issue. They are interested in stories under 3,000 words that deal with the dichotomous nature of existence in some way: the light and dark, the good and the bad. They pay their writers and publish stories both online and in biannual print editions of the magazine. See their website for the full submission details: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com/submissions.

  • Posted January 16, 2018
  • Subprimal Poetry Art Open For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Subprimal Poetry Art seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and artwork for our upcoming issue. We like pieces that use language in new ways; we have a special fondness for prose poems; voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night. For most written work, we create a custom musical composition to augment the author’s audio reading; you can listen to many examples on the web site. We pay our contributors. More info at subprimal.com.

  • Posted January 16, 2018
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 5 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Five. Please visit us to read Volume Four with poems by poets from the world over, from beginners to the most renowned. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager Submittable; there is a small reading fee. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted January 16, 2018
  • Cumberland River Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Cumberland River Review reads during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aims to maintain a regular response time of three months. We read and encourage simultaneous submissions and acquire First North American Serial Rights and the right to maintain an archive copy of accepted work online. (All other rights revert to our authors upon publication.) We nominate work for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other anthologies and prizes. As always, our hope is to feature work of moral consequence. crr.trevecca.edu

  • Posted January 15, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews
  • 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. Nonfiction submissions are free. We charge a $3 submission fee for fiction and poetry. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted January 15, 2018
  • Special Halvard Johnson Issue of Hamilton Stone Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

The Spring 2018 issue of the Hamilton Stone Review, an online literary magazine, will be dedicated to the work of the late Halvard Johnson. Please send commentary on his work and/or memories by email only to Roger Mitchell at with "HSR—Halvard Johnson Issue" in the subject line. No other submissions are open this cycle. No snail mail submissions. www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html

  • Posted January 15, 2018
  • Gival Press Celebrates Its 20th Year in 2018—Contests and Call for Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Gival Press celebrates its 20th year in 2018. Join our family of published artists, authors, and poets. Sponsored Contests: LGBTQ poem, Oscar Wilde Award, Prize $100/online publication; Short Story Award, Prize $1000/online publication; Biennial Novel Award, Prize $3000/book publication; Biennial Poetry Award, Prize $1000/book publication. Guidelines, visit: www.Givalpress.Submittable.com. Our eJournal ArLiJo’s next reading period is January 15 to March 15, 2018. Looking for art, short fiction, and poetry. Visit: www.ArLiJo.com.

  • Posted January 15, 2018
  • New Madrid Summer 2018: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The editors of New Madrid journal of contemporary literature invite well-crafted, compelling submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for their summer 2018 issue. As with all New Madrid summer issues, there is no specific theme. Submissions will be accepted between January 15 and March 15. All submitted work should be of interest to the general reader; please do not submit scholarly articles. Quality is the determining factor for acceptance in New Madrid. Submission guidelines: newmadridjournal.org.

  • Posted January 12, 2018
  • BLJ Wants Your Extraordinary Words and Art!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio
  • Type Magazine

We are ready to be inspired by you—writers of and for youthful spirits! BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) is looking for new poetry, fiction, and artwork/photography for our 7th Issue. We respond in 3 months (usually much sooner) and for donors, we respond personally within a week. Visit us (www.balloons-lit-journal.com) for submission guidelines and past issues.

  • Posted January 11, 2018
  • West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

West Texas Literary Review is an 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 www.westtexasreview.com/submit.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted January 09, 2018
  • RCC MUSE Wants You!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MUSE seeks poetry, short fiction, and CNF for its Spring 2018 issue. Simultaneous submissions okay. Hardcopies only. Mail up to 3 poems or 1 prose piece (1500 words max), along with cover letter and SASE for notification only. Include all contact details and short bio: Attn. Jo Scott-Coe, Advisory Editor, Riverside City College, Department of English, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506. www.facebook.com/RCCMuseMagazine/

  • Posted January 08, 2018
  • One Person's Trash Accepting Submissions for Issue 4
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

We are a literary journal about homelessness that prints quarterly and features high quality work on our website. In addition, One Person's Trash is sold by the South Sound area homeless population with them keeping all profits. We are seeking submissions for Issue 4. We want your stories of street life and getting by; your poems about the folks under the overpasses and in the alleyways; your art that speaks to, by, or of the homeless. Please send us your fiction and nonfiction stories, your poems and visual art, your work of the heart on homelessness. Thank you. www.onepersonstrash.org

  • Posted January 08, 2018
  • Seeking Poetry and Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 8, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Chagrin River Review welcomes submissions of 1-3 poems and fiction up to 900 words for the Spring 2018 issue through Submittable. We are looking for flash fiction and poetry that explore the human experience and reveal emotional truth. While Ohio connections are welcome, Chagrin River Review’s readers and contributors come to the online journal from around the world, and we offer quality writing no matter the region that inspires it. Find details and a link to submit at www.chagrinriverreview.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted January 04, 2018
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Fiction, Memoir, Poetry for Annual Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Fiction, memoir, and poetry will be considered for the winter 2018 Wordrunner e-Chapbooks anthology (online). The theme is “rites of passage.” We want emotionally complex work about any kind of passage through life, time, or space, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror or fantasy, unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (750 to 6,000 words). Deadline: January 31, 2018. Work should not have been previously published. Submission fees: $2/poetry, $3/prose. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Guidelines/submittable link: echapbook.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted January 04, 2018
  • The Tishman Review is Now Open to Submissions for 4.2
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review is open to regular submissions of poetry, cnf, visual art, and fiction December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 for the April 2018 issue. We nominate our writers and sometimes they win. We pay our contributors. We produce a print copy with a craft talk section. We read blind. We want work that sings, cries, groans, laughs, and has enough substance to make for a satisfying read. We strive for a publication that reflects the diversity of our beautiful planet. We charge a submission fee (except for fee free days). thetishmanreview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted January 04, 2018
  • Interim Welcomes Submissions Twice Yearly
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1 – March 1; June 1 – September 1
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Interim welcomes submissions in poetry, translation, criticism, reviews, and hybrid texts from June 1–September 1 and from December 1–March 1​. We’re looking for writing that engages the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth, writing that demonstrates an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy, while offering the same in consideration of the earth. In addition to general submissions, Interim seeks work for its April themed issue on the body. We're looking for work that engages the body, in all its multifariousness; writing that answers the query: What does it mean to be (a/some/any) body? Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate work with innovative approaches. www.interimpoetics.org

  • Posted January 04, 2018
  • Mistake House Seeks Diverse Poetry & Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mistake House Magazine is looking for fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek diverse voices that address the complex social concerns of our time as well as work that speaks to individual experience. See guidelines at mistakehouse.org/submit/. Submission window closes February 16, 2018. Submit: mistakehouse.submittable.com/submit. $3 submission fee.

  • Posted January 03, 2018
  • Bridge: The Best Young Writers Age 14-24
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Calling young writers! Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic creative work from emerging and established 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 January 31 for consideration in the Spring 2018 print edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted January 03, 2018
  • Augury Books: Seeking Poetry, Short Fiction, & Creative Nonfiction Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

For the month of January, Augury Books is open to reading full-length manuscript submissions in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Save for current and former students of editor Kate Angus, anyone from anywhere at any stage in their career can send any manuscript they feel fits within these parameters. There are no restrictions on length. $10 submission fee buys you an ebook copy of an Augury Book title (AuguryBooks.com) of your choosing. Click to submit: augurybooks.submittable.com/submit/101960/augury-books-open-submissions.

  • Posted January 02, 2018
  • Celebrating Newness: Send Your Freshest Writing and Art
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

We'd love to receive submissions from people that we haven't published in the past. During these tumultuous times, we'd appreciate more upbeat, zany, humorous writing. We also accept photography, art, and short videos. Visit our website for full submission guidelines: www.foliateoak.com

  • Posted January 02, 2018
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Fiction and Poetry Contributors
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Interviews
  • 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. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted January 02, 2018
  • Capulet Mag Seeks Submissions from Young Women!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Calling all Capulets! Capulet Mag is seeking the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for our second edition. Capulet Mag empowers young women to share their creativity with Juliets everywhere. You must be between the ages of 15-29 to submit. All genres, styles, mediums, and experience levels are encouraged. Visit CapuletMag.com/Submit for guidelines and instructions.

  • Posted January 02, 2018
  • Phantom Drift Seeks Work for Issue #8
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism is seeking submissions for issue #8, January 1 – April 30, to be published October 1, 2018. We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and prose poems readers might label as new weird, slipstream and/or fabulist/fantastic. We pay on publication ($5 per page, minimum $10). Short fiction up to 6500 words, poems up to120 lines. Also seeking critical essays and interviews up to 5000 words on emerging and neglected fabulist/fantastic writers. $3 submission fee. Submissions can be made through our website at: www.phantomdrift.org.

  • Posted December 21, 2017
  • The Offbeat: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

The Offbeat is calling for the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky to submit work for our next volume! We’re looking for unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sequential art. Submit writing that is intriguing and “off the beaten path,” but not unnecessarily explicit. Please go to offbeat.msu.edu for guidelines and to submit up to 3 poems or flash pieces (under 1000 words each), sequential art not exceeding 10 pages, or other pieces under 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but please inform us immediately if your work is being published elsewhere.

  • Posted December 21, 2017
  • Submit to The Wax Paper
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

The Wax Paper is a lovingly crafted broadsheet (22 x 28") printed on 35 lb. newsprint. 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. Please submit all work using the Submittable button on our submissions page thewaxpaper.com/submissions. Before sending in your submission, please read our manifesto: thewaxpaper.com/manifesto. Simultaneous submissions and previously published items are accepted.

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