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Bass Clef Books Wants to Publish You!

Launched in 2022, Bass Clef Books is a small, independent press based in the heartland of Kentucky, USA. BCB’s mission is to promote contemporary works of writing that would be essential to the growth of creative language crafts from a broad aesthetic choir through a general submission platform and the George Drew Sophomore Chapbook Contest. www.bassclefbooks.org

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Our Doors are Open

Deadline: Year-round

The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture, the BMR strives to represent all life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. What we sing saves the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. We’ve published work from and interviews with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz, Michel Stone, Michael Flohr, Lee Herrick, Chen Chen, Michael Cudlitz, Pat Metheny, Melissa Studdard, Lyrics Born, Terry Kay, and Christopher Moore. bluemountainreview.submittable.com/submit

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Superpresent Summer Issue Call on the Theme Zing!

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Superpresent is seeking submissions on the theme Zing! We are seeking poetry, short stories, essays, asemic writing, experimental art, video, sound art, and all other forms of visual art. superpresent.org

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Submit Now to Able Muse (Poetry, Fiction, Essays & More)

Deadline: July 15, 2024

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, winter 2024/2025. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.

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Magazine1 is Looking for Submissions for its Second Issue!

Deadline: May 15, 2024

Magazine1 is searching for submissions of all kinds for its second issue. We want work that pushes the boundaries of our traditional understandings. This can mean pieces that push the limits of form, or pieces that push the limits of feeling. We want work that might have had a hard time finding a home elsewhere. We also want to feature writers who we share a home with on the Gulf Coast of Florida (Sarasota/St. Pete/Tampa). We have a specific call for those that find themselves to be our neighbors. Send us your forgotten, your lonely, your marginalized, and your strange. www.magazine-1.com/submit

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Driftwood Press Contest Deadlines Incoming

Deadline: July 15, 2024 (Adrift contests); Year-round (general submissions)

Driftwood Press is happy to share a plethora of submission opportunities for writers and artists! Our Adrift Short Fiction & Poetry Chapbook Contests, in which every work submitted is considered for publication as winner or runner-up, is ending soon! For our yearly print anthology, we are looking for poems, short stories, comics, and visual art that will wow our readers, accepted as both contest and normal submissions. We are a paying market, and our published writers also get to take part in bespoke interviews about their work! Driftwood is also on the hunt for amazing book-length titles to grow our catalogue, so if you have a novella, poetry collection, comic collection, or graphic novel manuscript, we would love to read it! Visit us here for our Submittable page, and we encourage you to follow us on social media (@driftwoodpress) to learn about even more submission opportunities!

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antiphony: a journal & press is open for submissions of poetry, reviews, & interviews

Deadline: Year-round

We are new SF-based poetry journal and small press currently seeking submissions of poetry, reviews, and interviews. We are also looking for submissions for our “Audio Library”. Submissions are open year-round and are always free. Chapbook series to launch in 2025. antiphonypress.com

Hamilton Stone Review Now Open for Poetry and Prose!

Deadline: April 30, 2024

The Hamilton Stone Review is open for poetry and prose submissions for the Spring 2024 Issue #50 from April 9, 2024 through April 30, 2024. Submissions will, however, close early if the issue fills. Poetry submissions should be e-mailed only to Kevin Stein at [email protected] with “HSR” in the subject line. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be e-mailed as an attachment only to Dorian Gossy at [email protected]. For more information, please see www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html#submissions.

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Deadline: Year-round

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Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

Deadline: Year-round

Palooka is an international literary magazine. For over a decade we’ve featured new, up-and-coming, and established writers, artists, and photographers from around the world. We’re open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, and graphic narratives. Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

Deadline: Year-round

Jewish Fiction .net, a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall and Winter issues. We are 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 our first 13 years we have published almost 600 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in twenty-one 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 excellent, lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at bit.ly/3h3nZfv.

The Pensieve Open for Submissions from Emerging Writers

Deadline: April 30, 2024

The Pensieve is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from emerging writers. We believe that when an author has artfully constructed a literary work, the readers can become immersed—almost unconsciously—in the world and life the author has conjured through mere words on a page. We are looking for previously unpublished pieces that are compelling, immersive, and beautifully written. No reading fee is required. For full guidelines and instructions, visit www.thepensieve.site/p/submit.html.

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Heron Tree Call for Submissions

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Until 1 May we are accepting found poetry submissions for Heron Tree Volume 11. There is no fee to submit. Please see our submission guidelines at herontree.com/how/.

The New Verse News Seeks Current Events Poetry

Deadline: Year-round

Since 2005, The New Verse News has covered the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day with a poetic take on a current and specific headline. See the website for guidelines and examples. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditor(at)gmail.com. Write “Verse News Submission” in the subject line of your email.

Feminist Horror Magazine Bloodletter seeks Submissions for Issue Three: Hysteria

Deadline: May 7, 2024

Bloodletter is a feminist horror magazine showcasing personal and analytical perspectives on the horrific by women, trans, and non-binary writers. At Bloodletter, the definition of horror is expansive, cooperative, and inclusive. Bloodletter offers an exploratory space for writers to share their lived experiences of horror and the theoretical implications of the genre through fiction, nonfiction, film criticism, poetry, and cross-genre writing. A featured artist is selected to illustrate each issue of the biannual magazine, resulting in an unconventional and truly unique multidisciplinary digital platform. The theme for Issue Three is Hysteria, in its myriad meanings. Submission instructions and form can be found at bloodlettermag.com/submit.

Call for Submissions: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art

Deadline: April 30, 2024

New monthly digital magazine, Creative Cosmos, seeking submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and original artwork. Creative Cosmos challenges mainstream narratives and champions the power of intuition, creativity, and high sensitivity as essential forces for self-understanding and positive change. First issue June 2024. Please visit our website for details: creativecosmosmagazine.com/call-for-submissions/. Be sure to note the deadline for submissions.

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Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

The Kings River Review publishes artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of current 2-year community college students. Submission Deadlines: March 15 for the spring issue and October 15 for the fall issue. Submission requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; creative nonfiction and fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to kingsriverreview.com for full submission guidelines.

Gold Man Review Open for Submissions

Deadline: June 23, 2024

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 14. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’re probably the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington. www.goldmanpublishing.com

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Oyster River Pages Call for Submissions

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions for our annual issue that stretch creative and social boundaries. In addition to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts, we also seek to promote new voices in our Emerging Voices Poetry and Emerging Voices Fiction sections. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.