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  • Posted February 19, 2018
  • Digital Culturist is Seeking Submissions for Seventh Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Digital Culturist, a web magazine that focuses on exploring the social, cultural, and psychological implications of technology and the internet, is currently accepting submissions for its seventh issue. With Issue 7, we would like to shine a spotlight on the digital economy and explore how and why people invest their personal resources (time, energy, and money) to consume, create, assist, work, and inspire in the digital world. For the full context of the call visit bit.ly/Issue-7-call. We are considering fiction, nonfiction, and poetry up to 5,000 words. Send submissions to . Please review our submission guidelines before submitting (bit.ly/dc-submissions).

  • Posted February 19, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Creative Nonfiction & Photographs about China
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and occasional poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions in all three areas for our next issue, to be published in the spring of 2018. The nonfiction 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culture, the arts, science and technology—anything related to China that is well written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction).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 submission guidelines before submitting: brushtalks.com.

  • Posted February 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 February 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 February 15, 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 February 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 February 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 February 15, 2018
  • MAYDAY Magazine Seeks Submissions for Special Issue on "Speculation"
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

For its next issue, MAYDAY Magazine invites submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, book and film reviews, interviews, works of translation, and visual art that address the theme of SPECULATION. Submissions may speculate on the personal (loves lost, roads not taken, disasters avoided) and/or the political (possible histories, events that didn’t happen, events that may happen in the future) and/or the cosmic (what could have been but isn’t, what should never be yet feels inevitable). Submissions may fall into a genre category, but MAYDAY remains committed to literary quality: clear language, strong images, memorable characters, innovative structure, and deep human insight. maydaymagazine.com/submit.php

  • Posted February 14, 2018
  • Submissions Invited for Anthology on Simone Weil
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Anthology

Orison Books invites submissions of work that engages the life and writing of Simone Weil, 20th-century French mystic, social activist, and theologian, for a forthcoming anthology. We are interested in literary work in all genres, including poetry, essay, drama, and hybrid-genre work. Authors or publishers may submit previously published or unpublished work. The anthology will be co-edited by George David Clark, Luke Hankins, Susan L. Miller, and Jessie van Eerden. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology upon publication. Send submissions as a Word, RTF, or PDF document along with author information to: www.orisonbooks.com

  • Posted February 14, 2018
  • The Broke Bohemian's Spring Edition 2018
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 14, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

The Broke Bohemian is now accepting submissions for the Spring Edition 2018! We publish pieces at the forefront of unconventional thought and outlandish perspectives. Get wild. Wear your activism proudly. Bare your teeth. Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty. We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who've been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! Half of all donations are given to the ACLU. Come join the Bohemians! The Broke Bohemian's Spring Edition 2018 is sponsored by BohoBabe. www.brokebohemian.com

  • Posted February 13, 2018
  • The Coachella Review—Call for Play Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Genre Drama
  • Type Magazine

The Coachella Review is looking for short theatrical works to publish online in our Summer 2018 issue. This is a great opportunity for first time writers looking to get their works published or for seasoned playwrights wanting to reach a new audience. Compensation: Author credit. Looking for: 10-minute or one-act plays (10-30 pages). Themes and genres are open, but we are looking for good, polished storytelling. Submit plays in doc., rtf., or pdf. with the subject line your last name, underscore, and title of work. For example: Jackson_Best Play Ever. Submit plays and inquiries to . www.thecoachellareview.com

  • Posted February 13, 2018
  • Transference Seeks Poetry in English Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Genre Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Transference invites submissions of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, or Japanese.  Along with your translation, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices.  New voices are especially welcome. Transference is published both online and in print. Read previous issues and submit up to four poems at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/.  Contact: . Published by faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Submissions are read using a double-blind review process.

  • Posted February 12, 2018
  • Backbone Press Chapbook Open Reading Period
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Backbone Press is currently accepting submissions for chapbook-length manuscripts during our Spring 2018 open reading period (February 1st-March 31st). Our mission is to foster and support writers of color and promote equity by means of diversity in literary publishing. To view our catalog and for full submission guidelines please visit us at: www.backbonepress.org.

  • Posted February 12, 2018
  • Desert Willow Press: Call for Poetry Chapbook Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Desert Willow Press is an independent press that publishes poetry chapbooks. We seek 14-28 pages of original poetry that represents an authentic expression of something of value. We cherish poetry immensely and promise to take good care of your work. Emerging writers are especially welcome. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.desertwillowpress.com/submit.html.

  • Posted February 12, 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 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 www.westtexasreview.com/submit.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted February 09, 2018
  • New Lit Magazine Crossways Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

New online literary magazine, Crossways, looking to publish poems and short stories in the English language by emerging and established authors anywhere in the world. Particularly interested in new and emerging writers and work with an Irish interest. Visit the site at crosswaysmagazine.com for more info.

  • Posted February 09, 2018
  • Temenos: Open Call - Spring 2018
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 6, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Temenos announces open call for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, and art and photography! We will accept and publish the very best submissions in our upcoming Spring 2018 edition. Fee for submission is $4. Submission deadline is April 6th. Submission inquiries can be directed to . www.temenosjournal.com

  • Posted February 08, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In 8 years we have published over 350 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fourteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

  • Posted February 08, 2018
  • The MacGuffin is Now Reading for Summer
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

With warmer days in mind, The MacGuffin is now accepting work for our Summer 2018 issue. Send us the tale of your most harrowing cross-country Griswold-esque family vacation or maybe an essay about that time you “accidentally” flipped the staff golf cart at band camp. Send in a poetic tribute to the longest day of the year or maybe an ode to the family of potholes (still not patched up) that you pass—or try to—every morning before work. For full submission guidelines, check us out at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot us an email at .

  • Posted February 08, 2018
  • Send us Your Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Long Prose!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MR is currently accepting general submissions of up to six poems, or one piece of fiction or nonfiction until April 30. We are also actively seeking submissions of long prose (fiction or nonfiction, 8,000-25,000 words) for our award-winning e-book series, Working Titles. Submissions are accepted by snail mail or through our online Submissions Manager; please do not send work by email. For details on both, visit www.massreview.org/submissions-guidelines.

  • Posted February 08, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Spring 2018 issue (Vol. 13, No. 1). 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. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted February 07, 2018
  • UFP Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

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 www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted February 07, 2018
  • FLARE: The Flagler Review Online Edition Looking for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

FLARE: The Flagler Review is looking for evocative, compelling fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and artwork for its Summer 2018 online edition. Want to be part of it? Submissions are now being accepted. FLARE is the award-winning literary journal at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. We seek new, up-and-coming, and established writers and artists. For more information, visit theflaglerreview.com. To submit entries, visit: flaglerreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 06, 2018
  • Aquifer: The Florida Review Online—Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations, Video
  • Type Magazine

Aquifer: The Florida Review Online seeks submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, book review, visual art, and digital story (with short film category opening soon). Submission rate: $2.00. One author/artist from each genre published out of our general submissions to Aquifer and TFR will receive one of our annual Meek Awards of $50.00. Please check out what we’re up to and see detailed guidelines on our website: floridareview.cah.ucf.edu, or go directly to Submittable: floridareview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 05, 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

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