After several month of hiatus, here are ten journals and presses currently accepting submissions or looking for volunteers. Several of these fine presses and journals have just opened submissions at the beginning of November. A few of these have very small windows when you can submit your work, so don’t miss it! Good luck sending out your writing.
Flash Fiction Magazine Needs Volunteers
Flash Fiction Magazine is looking for social writers. Specifically, we are looking for engaging people to interact with our audience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Duties include replying to comments as yourself (we want to be authentic and transparent), finding interesting resources / articles / pictures that our audience may enjoy, and finding new authors interested in flash fiction. You must be a social and engaging person, and you must be technically savvy and familiar with one or more of the social media channels mentioned above. If you are interested, email [shannon AT 101words.org] with your qualifications and why you are interested in this position.
Free State Review
Free State Review is seeking fresh strange music, affluent language, and brave new thought in poetry, prose, and video projects. Prose should be 500-4,000 words; poetry can be any length or style. Poetry submissions can include 3-5 poems in a single document. Strange is not always better; simple and clear are not always memorable. Try to split the difference between the abstract and the concrete.
Monologging is always interested in new voices. This fall & winter, short stories no longer than 4,000 words will be considered alongside poetry, (5 pages maximum,). Writers and poets are invited to craft and submit works that ponder our City vs. Rural theme, offering new perspectives. The contrast between city and rural lifestyles has perhaps never been so stark, raising new social, economic, and political questions concerning how we coexist. To what extent are humans challenging, if not altering their primal nature by flocking to urban centers? Likewise, do we limit our horizons when we choose a pastoral existence? Are the boundaries of these two distinct landscapes still relatively fluid? Or are the suburbs an increasingly rigid bulwark sorting city slicker from country bumpkin? Monologging seeks a window into both perspectives, and to highlight the essential human transience that prompts our lifelong wandering between such distinct landscapes. Vivid imagery and writing depicting the aesthetics and breadth of experiences that individuals acquire when living in either environment will illuminate our Spring ’19 issue. Worthy pieces will receive editorial feedback. Selected works will be included in our Spring ’19 edition of the magazine.
The Tishman Review’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize
The Tishman Review is looking for the best poem that captures Millay’s love of not only the lyrical, but the brave and honest spirit her poetry holds. Send up to five poems per entry. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Multiple entries by a single poet are accepted, however each group of five poems must be treated as a separate entry, each with its own cover sheet and an additional $15 fee. Entries will be welcome through November 15th, 2018. Winner and accepted for publication entries will be announced by April 30th, 2019 and published in the spring issue of The Tishman Review.
Switchback is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. Please limit your prose submission to one story or essay at a time. Stories and essays should be no more than 4,500 words, but we prefer pieces closer to 3,500 words. Please submit no more than three poems. Switchback regularly publishes reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on our web site. Deadline: November 30, 2018.
The Hollins Critic
Establishing in 1964, the HC literary journal is published five times annually by the students and faculty of Hollins University. The Hollins Critic reads poetry until December 1 each year. The Hollins Critic reviews and interprets the works of contemporary writers and poets. Both emerging and published poets may submit up to five poems. Restrict poetry to one page in length. Payment: $25/poem, plus five contributor’s copies. HC not accept unsolicited essays, and HC does not publish fiction.
FOLIO is a nationally recognized literary journal affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors. For Volume 34, FOLIO is particularly looking for work responding in some way to the themes found within the World Tree—branches and roots, ancestry and rebirth, fate and knowledge, wilderness and civilization. Send us your stories, essays, poems, and art about trees and the natural world. Submit fiction up to 5,000 words, nonfiction up to 4,500 words, or up to 5 poems. Deadline: Dec 21, 2018.
Denver Quarterly is the literary journal housed at the University of Denver. Unsolicited manuscripts of fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and poetry are welcomed from now through February 15, 2019. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; fiction and non-fiction manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages.
The Delmarva Review is a literary journal publishing original short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and short book reviews. For fiction, our preference is literary writing. We seek evocative storytelling with well-developed characters who take hold of our emotions and stir our imaginations. Memorability is the ultimate reward. The same will be true for the personal essay. Poetry – up to 6 poems, no more than 50 lines each; Short fiction – up to 5,000 words; Flash fiction – up to 1,500 words; Creative nonfiction – up to 3,000 words. The submission period for Volume 12 of Delmarva Review will be open from November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, for publication in October 2019. Editors read all submissions. All selections will be made by May 2019. http://www.delmarvareview.com/submission.html
Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Summer and Winter. Submissions are customarily read every fall, winter, and spring. The next 2018-2019 submissions period will be from November 1, 2018 to May 15, 2019. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.