Submission Calls for Writers 9/7/2017

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Here are 12 opportunities for writers, many from journals who have just opened reading periods at the beginning of this month.  My friend April Darcy told me that at the beginning of the season journals read to find treasures, and at the end they read to reject. So now is the time to submit!

Juked

There are no limits on word count for prose—we like narratives and essays of all sizes, so long as the colors fit. If it’s a short story, send us one piece at a time—please wait to hear from us before sending another. If you’re working with the short short form, please send three to five selections in the same submission. Submit a maximum of five poems. We read year-round.

http://www.juked.com/info/submit.asp

 

Ponder Review

Ponder Review is a publication of the Low-Res MFA program in creative writing at Mississippi for Women. Ponder Review is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash fiction, and visual art through September 15, 2017. We want your best writing on any topic! No theme this time. We have a $2 submission fee and are a non-paying market. Contributors whose work is chosen for publication will receive a complementary copy of the issue in which their work appears.

http://www.ponderreview.com

 

Subtropics

Subtropics seeks to publish the best literary fiction, essays, and poetry being written today, both by established and emerging authors. We will consider works of fiction of any length, from short shorts to novellas and self-contained novel excerpts. We give the same latitude to essays. Submit one story, one essay, or up to four poems in one document. Please include your contact information, including your email address, on the document. We will be reading submissions from September 1st through September 30th, 2017.

http://subtropics.english.ufl.edu/index.php/submissions/

 

Tin House Winter Workshops Scholarship

These workshops combine the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in all things literary. The program consists of morning workshops, one-on-one meetings with faculty, afternoon craft discussions, and generative exercises. Awarding one full scholarship for 2018 Winter Workshop sessions. As a result of a private donation, we will also be awarding two partial scholarships this year (not tied to any genre). A full scholarship includes both tuition and housing + a $75 food stipend. Scholarship submissions must be received by October 17, 2017, General Submissions must be received by November 22, 2017.

http://tinhouse.com/winter-workshops/?mc_cid=26f3e5265f&mc_eid=508eb4b613

 

Washington Square Review

We accept submissions from August 1 through October 15. Poetry submissions should not exceed ten pages/five poems. Fiction submissions should not exceed twenty pages. Please submit one story per submission.

http://www.washingtonsquarereview.com/submit/?mc_cid=26f3e5265f&mc_eid=508eb4b613

 

Long Story, Short

The Long Story, Short is a literary journal for short stories only. Please do NOT send chapters from novels, novellas, or other work that is not a short story in form. Stories for children are not in the scope of this journal. Translations are accepted. Genre fiction will only be considered should it have very strong literary merit. Stories should be over 4000 words long, although a few hundred words less is welcome. There is no upper word limit, so long as the author considers the work a short story. A maximum of two stories at a time will be considered. Deadline: October 31, 2017.

https://longstoryshort.squarespace.com/submissions/?mc_cid=26f3e5265f&mc_eid=508eb4b613

 

The Vestal Review

Vestal Review is the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. It has been published continuously since March 2000. Vestal Review now publishes its print issues twice a year in a perfect-bound edition. Some of the content is available on the Web. Vestal Review is a magazine for flash (short-shorts) fiction.   We realize that there are different definitions of what a flash story is and all of them have merit. In our definition, a flash story is no longer than 500 words and it has a plot. Our current reading period is from August through November. Send no more than two submissions per author in a reading period.

http://www.vestalreview.org/guidelines/

 

One Story

One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. Our current reading period closes November 14, 2017.

https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=submit

 

Witness

Witness blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to their times. Witness seeks original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography that is innovative in its approach, broad-ranging in its concerns, and that dazzles us with its unique perspective. We are currently reading from September 1 to November 15, 2017, for our non-themed Summer and Winter online issues.  You may submit up to five poems or three pieces of flash fiction (under 1,000) as a single submission. Limit prose submissions to 8,000 words maximum.

https://witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/submit/

 

Sou’wester Literary Journal

Sou’wester is now accepting submissions for its 2018 annual print issue. Please limit your poetry submission to a maximum of five poems at a time. Please limit your submission of prose to one piece at a time. We will consider a suite of two or three flash pieces. Submissions are open until February 1, 2018.

https://sw.submittable.com/submit

 

New South Journal

Submissions are open from September 1 to March 30. New South seeks to publish high-quality work, regardless of genre, form, or regional ties. We want what’s new, what’s fresh, and what’s different — whether it comes from the southern United States, the south of India, or the north, east or west of anywhere. Submit one story up to 9,000 words in length, or up to five short-shorts under 1,000 words each. Submit up to five poems per document. Submit creative nonfiction or lyric essay up to 9,000 words in length.

https://newsouthjournal.com/submissions/

 

Fugue

Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, visual-text hybrids, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually. Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction submissions are accepted September 1 through May 1.

http://www.fuguejournal.com/

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Submission Calls for Writers 7/19/2017

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Here are a dozen new opportunities for writers ranging from editorial positions to residency offerings, from contest to annual reading periods.  Please feel free to share with other writers. Happy submitting!

Drizzle Review seeks Contributing Editor

We are looking to hire dedicated staff members who are committed to our mission to showcase books from diverse authors and points of view. Contributing editors will primarily focus on writing reviews, crafting essays, and conducting interviews with artists and writers. As an editor you would be responsible for writing a minimum of four reviews, essays, or interviews per year — at least half of these assignments will be book reviews. Though experience writing reviews is preferred, we’re willing to work with budding writers and reviewers with a passion for our mission who bring a unique perspective to the table. This is an unpaid, remote position. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to pay our editors and contributors, though you will often receive free review copies of titles you choose to feature.

https://www.pw.org/job_listing/contributing_editor

 

Yemassee

Yemassee is the biannual print literary journal of the University of South Carolina run by a rotating staff of graduate students in the MFA program. We read creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Submissions are accepted year round. We do not favor any particular aesthetic or school of writing. Quality is our only concern. We consider three to five poems at a time, combined into a single document, with no more than one poem per page. We consider fiction and creative nonfiction up to 5,000 words in length, double-spaced and paginated. For fiction, we’re open to a wide range of styles and aesthetics, both traditional and innovative. For nonfiction, we are interested in traditional memoir, lyric essays, hybrid work and many other nonfictional forms. We do not publish academic essays. If you’re sending in shorter works (less than 1,000 words), feel free to send along 3-5 pieces in a single document.

http://www.yemasseejournal.com/p/guidelines.html

 

Virginia Quarterly Review

This is the month to send in your work to the Virginia Quarterly Review, because it’s the only time of year that they accept unsolicited submissions! They’re looking for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and they’re willing to pay over $1000 for accepted content. Poetry: All types and length. Short Fiction: Length is from 2,000–8,000 words. We are generally not interested in genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy). Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. In general, we are looking for nonfiction that looks out on the world, rather than within the self. Entry Fee: FREE. Deadline: July 31, 2017.

http://www.vqronline.org/about-vqr/submissions

 

Pleiades

Pleiades is a literary biannual featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews by authors from around the world. Our open reading period for the summer issue is only during the month of July. Poetry submissions should contain 4-6 poems. There is no page minimum for poetry or prose.

http://www.pleiadesmag.com/submit/

 

Gulf Stream Magazine Poetry and Fiction Contest

Gulf Stream Magazine is accepting submissions of poetry and fiction for its Summer Writing Contest throughout the month of July. The winner in each genre will be awarded $250. The 2017 contest judges are Jennine Capó Crucet (fiction) and Denise Duhamel (poetry). The winning story and poem from the 2017 contest will be published in a special summer issue of Gulf Stream Magazine and each winner will receive $250. Five finalists will be announced in fiction and ten poems in the poetry category. All finalists will be eligible for publication. Being a finalist does not guarantee publication. Entry fee for the contest is $7. For fiction, submit under 5,000 words. For poetry, submit 1-5 pages. Contest closes on 8/1/2017.

https://gulfstreamlitmag.com/contests/

https://gulfstream.submittable.com/submit

 

Scotland Residency for Writers

The Baltic Writing Residency is currently accepting applications for the week-long residency in Brora, Scotland, a village located on the coast, north of Inverness. The deadline is August 15, 2016. The application fee is $22. Both emerging and established writers are encouraged to apply. Recent finalists and winners range from those who have yet to conceive of their first manuscripts, to writers who have held Guggenheim Fellowships, the UK’s Forward Poetry Prize, and Whiting Writers’ Awards, as well as finalists for the National Book Award and numbered in the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” Previous winners include Salvatore Scibona, Graham Foust, Joshua Weil, Catherine Wagner, Joshua Cohen, Viccy Adams, Emma Jones, Amity Gaige, and Kyle McCord, and others. The Scotland Writing Residency is located in Brora, a coastal village in the east of Sutherland in the Highland area of Scotland. The residency does not come with a cash prize. The writer resides in a furnished and recently renovated, traditional croft cottage, containing three-bedrooms. Spouses, partners, children are welcome to accompany the winning writer on the residency. Details about the residency, about Brora, and about the application process can be found at http://www.balticresidency.com.

http://balticwritingresidency.submittable.com/submit

 

Shame: An Anthology

Edited by Charlie Bondhus. Shaming is both a cultural practice and a form of abuse. It’s used by parents, teachers, government, police, social media, healthcare professionals, and countless other entities to punish and to ensure compliance with dominant values. Women, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQIA folks, and people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to shaming and its long-term effects, not least of which are anxiety and depression.   In this anthology, we hope to challenge the multifaceted culture of shame and the layers of silence surrounding it. We are soliciting poems, stories, and essays that critically confront shame, its causes, and its far-reaching effects. We’re interested in work that addresses shame on the individual level, the systemic level, or both. We want the personal and the theoretical, the visceral and the thought-provoking. We want to know how shame affects the individual but we also want to know how the culture of shame informs and enables imperialism, environmental devastation, mass incarceration, poverty, Trump.  Athough personal narratives—in verse or prose—are certainly welcome, please do not send work whose sole or primary purpose is self-healing. Writing is a powerful therapeutic tool, but we want work that considers audiences beyond the writer.  At the other extreme, while we are interested in analytical essays, we do not want academic writing. Send up to 5 poems totaling not more than 10 pages. Poems should be single-spaced. OR, send Fiction and Essays: 1-2 pieces totaling not more than 20 pages. Prose should be double-spaced. Query for work that exceeds these limits. Simultaneous submissions and previously published are fine. Email as an attachment to shameanthology at gmail dot com.  ​Deadline: August 31, 2017.

https://www.charliebondhus.com/cfs-shame-an-anthology

 

The Fourth River: DISPLACEMENT

Climate refugees. Environmental migrants. Diasporic communities. Subduction zones and fault lines. Shifting matter. Bodies in incarceration, internment and detainment. The Fourth River’s15th print issue, due out in Spring 2018, will explore notions of displacement. What does it mean to move or be moved from a physical, spiritual or emotional place or position? What are the natural, social and scientific forces that act upon bodies, spaces and communities?  For this special themed issue, we are seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art that highlights the experience of displacement: the causes, processes and effects of leaving, escaping or being forced from natural and/or human-made worlds.

We are interested in a broad definition of this term. Send us your best work! Submissions will be open from July 1-September 1st.

http://www.thefourthriver.com/index.php/submit

 

Apple Valley Review

Submissions for the Fall 2017 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of the Apple Valley Review are open through September 15, 2017. We accept unpublished personal essays and short fiction (preferably between 100 and 3,000 words, though the word count is flexible) and poetry. Prose poetry, translations, flash fiction, and writing with genre elements (such as fabulism/magical realism) are welcome. All published work is automatically considered for our annual editor’s prize. To submit, please send 1-6 poems or 1-3 essays/short stories, all pasted into the body of a single e-mail message, to our editor: editorATleahbrowningDOTnet. There are no fees.

http://www.applevalleyreview.com/

 

Consequence 2017 Women Writing War Awards in Fiction and Poetry

Consequence Magazine seeks submissions for the 2017 Women Writing War Awards in Fiction and Poetry. $250 Honorarium and Publication. FICTION JUDGE: Siobhan Fallon. POETRY JUDGE: Danielle Legros Georges. The contests are open to women and those identifying as women. Entries must capture the nuances of the cultures and consequences of war.  The $10 contest entry fee is non-refundable. SUBMIT: July 1, 2017 – October 1, 2017.

http://www.consequencemagazine.org/contests/

 

The Coe Review

The Coe Review seeks the best poetry from both published and unpublished authors from June 1 to October 25. Submissions may either be e-mailed or sent via snail mail. Please include “Poetry Submission” in your subject line if submitting electronically. Please submit each piece in an individual document. Poetry submissions may consist of up to three (3) poems.

https://coereview.org/about-us/submissions/

 

Night Sky Poetry Anthology

Submissions are now being accepted for “Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky.” Submit up to three poems with a line limit of 32 lines each. The poems do not have to be entirely about the night sky, but the more the poems relate to the stars, constellations or the moon, the better the chance for publication. Previously published poems are acceptable. The proceeds from the book will go to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University, which offers free programs to the public and school groups. Complimentary copies will not be given to contributors since the proceeds will be going to the planetarium, but copies will be available for purchase at a very reasonable price. To submit, email submissions to: nightskypoemsATyahooDOTcom. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017, and publication will be by Spring 2018.

http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/physicsandastronomy/planetarium/celestialmusings

Submission Calls for Writers 6/13/2017

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Here are 13 opportunities for writers ranging from open reading periods to conference calls to writing workshop scholarship opportunities.  Please feel free to share these with your writing friends.  And if you find these lists helpful, please let me know.

Sundress Reading Series Call for Readers

The Sundress Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, just miles from the Great Smoky Mountains. An extension of Sundress Publications and the Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Sundress Reading Series features nationally recognized writers in all genres from around the US while also supporting local and regional nonprofits. We are currently curating our fall reading series schedule. Our readings take place monthly on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the nonprofit restaurant and bar, Bar Marley. To apply to read for the fall, please send 6-8 pages of poetry or 8-15 pages of prose, a 100-word bio, and CV to erinATsundresspublicationsDOTcom in the body of an email. We will make every effort possible to contact those chosen by July 31, 2017. While we are currently unable to pay our readers, authors are given a discount on future SAFTA residencies and are encouraged to sell their own books and merchandise at the event.

www.sundressacademyforthearts.com.

 

True Story

True Story is a new home for longform nonfiction narratives. Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each pocket-size issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. From issue to issue, this new mini-magazine features the widest possible variety of voices and styles and subjects. Offering a vivid report from real life, each issue of True Story is a small immersion in a larger-than-life story or experience that makes us think differently about what it means to be human.  Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style.* Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work. We’ll pay $300 on publication and give you 10 free copies of “your” issue.

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/true-story

 

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine –

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine is adding short fiction as a regular feature.  We are currently accepting fiction submissions up to 1,000 words.  Beginning June 21st we will publish one story every week in addition to our short poetry and art.

http://wp.me/P2KTkl-1S

 

Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry. While many magazines and journals close during the spring and summer, we’re open year-round. We only accept one flash story per submission, and please make sure the word count is 1,000 words or less. We only accept one short story per submission, and please make sure the word count doesn’t exceed 4,000 words. We’re interested in personal, memoir, lyric, flash (short-shorts), and experimental essays; we aren’t interested in critical essays. Please make sure the word count doesn’t exceed 4,000 words. We only accept prose poem submissions (1-3 prose poems on a single Word document); no traditional forms (sonnets, sestinas, villanelles, limericks, elegies, etc.). If you send us a traditional, lineated poem, we will reject it.

www.pitheadchapel.com

 

HeartWood Literary Magazine

Heartwood Literary Magazine is open year-round for submissions in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art. We are interested in writing that pushes into, dares to reveal its own truth, that takes emotional risks, that gets to the heart of the matter. Fiction submissions may include short stories, flash fiction, or novel excerpts if the excerpt can stand alone. You may submit more than one piece of flash fiction, as long as the total word count does not exceed 3000 words. We’re open to a wide range of nonfiction, with the exception of academic articles, or that which would be considered more traditionally journalistic. Personal essay, memoir, lyric, literary journalism, or some blurring in between, are all acceptable. Poets should submit no more than 3-5 single-spaced poems at a time. Include all poems in a single document for upload. Lyric, narrative, experimental, prose poems—we’re open to all variations of the poetic voice.

http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/

 

Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks true stories of starting over

Deadline for submissions: June 19, 2017.  We’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not. We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide range of experiences and circumstances. Above all, we are looking for narratives—true stories, rich with scene, character, detail, and a distinctive voice—that offer a fresh interpretation or unique insight into the theme. All essays submitted will be considered for publication. This is a paying market.

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/starting-over

 

Split This Rock

Send your ideas for workshops, panel/roundtable discussions, and readings at Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2018! The Call for Session Proposals is OPEN until June 30, 2017. The festival celebrates Split This Rock’s 10th anniversary – amazing, right?! Given the current climate in our country, we’re particularly interested in proposals that help us combat despair (or ride through it), learn from one another across generations, celebrate cultures targeted by hate, figure out what it means to live in this time, and equip us all as creative and effective citizens and activists. We look forward to reading your submissions!

https://splitthisrock.submittable.com/submit/78897/2018-split-this-rock-poetry-festival-call-for-session-proposals

 

Key West Literary Seminar – Three Emerging Writer Awards

The Marianne Russo Award, the Scotti Merrill Memorial Award, and the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award recognize and support writers who possess exceptional talent and demonstrate potential for lasting literary careers. Each award is tailored to a particular literary form. The Merrill Award recognizes a poet, while fiction writers may apply for either the Johnson Award (for a short story) or the Russo Award (for a novel-in-progress).  Winners receive full tuition support for our January Seminar and Workshop Program*, round-trip airfare, lodging, a $500 honorarium, and the opportunity to appear on stage during the Seminar. Runners-up for each award will also be offered financial assistance packages. *Winners will be able to attend the Workshop of their choice, even if it is currently full. Poets and writers of any age who live in the United States and have not yet published a book with a major publisher are eligible to apply. If you have published a book with a small press that has a print run of 500 or so copies, you are still eligible. We reserve the right to make final decisions regarding eligibility. We will accept only one Emerging Writer Award application per person. Applications must be received by June 30, 2017.

https://kwls.submittable.com/submit

 

museum of americana

The museum of americana is open to submissions of prose and poetry from until July 5, 2017. We seek work that engages with or repurposes the complex cultural history of America. All submissions should contain a brief cover letter in the email. Poetry and prose submissions should be pasted into the text of the email. No attachments, please. We will read one longer prose piece (up to 3,000 words) or three to five poems or flashes per submission.

https://themuseumofamericana.net/submissions/

 

Key West Literary Seminar Scholarships

Key West Literary Seminar offers Workshop Financial Assistance scholarships to writers who wish to participate in our Writers’ Workshop Program. We hope to support the development of diverse new voices in American literature and provide opportunities to those who may not otherwise be able to attend. Scholarship recipients will receive partial or full fee waivers to our Writers’ Workshop Program (up to $550). Financial assistance to offset lodging costs is also available. See available writers’ workshops here: http://www.kwls.org/writers_workshops/. Priority deadline is July 14.

http://www.kwls.org/awards/general-financial-assistance/

 

James Agee Conference for Literature and Arts – Call for Papers

The James Agee Conference is announcing its official call for papers for its second annual conference, to be held October 6-7, 2017 at the Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. The gathering will feature writing workshops with several notable writers from the region. Paper submissions should be of conference length and treat any aspect of Appalachian culture, to include writing, film, art, photography, music, or linguistics. Both affiliated and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. There is no cost for attendance or participation. Please send all proposals to Charles Dodd White at cdwhite2 (AT) pstcc.edu no later than July 30, 2017.

http://www.pstcc.edu/ageeconference/

 

The Adroit Journal

The Adroit Journal is open to free submissions through August 15th! We’re ready for your best work—pass it along via our online submission manager, and we’ll get back to you soon. Since inception, the journal has been listed for extended periods among Duotrope.com’s 25 Fastest & Most Challenging Poetry and Fiction Markets, and has been the #1 Poetry Market with the Most Submission Responses Reported for the past year. Send us your prose (up to 3 pieces at a time, 3,000 words maximum) and poetry (up to 8 poems at a time, no length limits).

http://www.theadroitjournal.org/general-submissions/

 

WTAW Press Seeks Full-Length Books of Prose

WTAWPress seeks full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, CNF, collections of stories or essays, etc.) for 2018 publication. The open reading period begins June 15 and extends to Sept. 15, 2017. Additionally, the WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series will publish chapbooks of selected book excerpts in time for the 2018 AWP Conference for signings and readings. We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. We want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of. We privilege no one aesthetic over another. Send your best literary fiction and non-fiction.

www.wtawpress.org/submissions

 

Submission Calls for Writers 4/18/2017

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Here are 12 new opportunities for writers with deadlines ranging from this month through the end of the year.  Please feel free to share these posts.  If you have any luck finding publication with these lists, I’d love to hear about it.  Good luck sending your work out!

museum of americana seeks volunteer layout editor

the museum of americana, a growing online literary review with an established audience, seeks a layout editor to format our three annual issues as well as a small amount of between-issues content. Like all our editor positions, this would be a volunteer position. Responsibilities would include corresponding with other editors, assisting with proofreading, and designing the issues three times a year. The right person would need a strong knowledge of WordPress. There would be additional opportunities to write and assist in our reading series, but a desire to be involved in these capacities is not necessary. If you’re interested in helping us try to connect writers and artists with the audience they deserve, email themuseumofamericanaATgmailDOTcom.

https://themuseumofamericana.net/

 

Across the Margin

Across the Margin strives to publish only the best in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Even though we frequently feature writers with previous credits, we are also very much interested in less experienced or unpublished writers who exhibit exceptional potential. We cannot guarantee your piece will see the light of day, but we promise it will be given its due respect – never will a submission be set aside unread. Never. Fiction or nonfiction submissions over 5,000 words that we’re interested in publishing may be published in serial form. Please send 2 or more (max = 5) of your best poems for our consideration. Throw in a brief bio and publication history and remember, we have no aesthetic allegiance or ideological bent.

http://acrossthemargin.com/submit/

 

Carve Magazine

Carve has been publishing honest fiction online and hosting the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest since 2000. We accept short story, poetry, and nonfiction submissions year-round and from anywhere in the world. Send us your best work.

http://www.carvezine.com/submit/

 

Four Way Review

FWR accepts poetry and fiction from both established and emerging authors. We look for work that demonstrates fine attention to craft while retaining a powerful and compelling voice.  We want writing that showcases the imagination’s unique ability to refine the raw materials of human experience. Unsolicited submissions are considered year round. Submit 3-5 poems or up to 6,000 words of fiction in a single document.

http://fourwayreview.com/submit-2/

 

The Tishman Review’s Tillie Olsen Short Story Award

The Tillie Olsen Short Story Award hopes to read your best story under 5K words between February 25 and April 30, 2017. The winner receives $500 and publication. All entries considered for publication. Submissions accepted via Submittable. All judging done blind. Entrants receive a one-year ebook subscription to The Tishman Review. Entry fee: $15. Final Judge: Linda LeGarde Grover. Grover is the author of the award-winning short story collection The Dance Boots and the novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass. She is a professor of American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.

http://www.thetishmanreview.com/contests/tillie-olsen-short-story-award/

 

Lunch Ticket

Lunch Ticket is the literary journal from the MFA community at Antioch University Los Angeles.  Our current reading period ends on April 30, 2017. We accept submissions of Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Writing for Young People, & Visual Art. Please submit up to THREE poems in a single document. Only pieces between 750 and 5000 words will be considered for Fiction. (If under 750, please submit to our Flash category.)

http://lunchticket.org/about/submission-guidelines/

 

WORDPEACE

WORDPEACE is a semi-annual online journal of literary response to world events.

We are looking for poems, stories, CNF essays, reviews and interviews that reflect or are in conversation with world events. We want work which asks for positive change, critiques the status quo, is forward thinking, and takes a stand in the face of corruption and greed, brutality, xenophobia, homophobia, prejudice, genocide and oligarchy.  Submit by April 30, 2017. Contact the editors at wordpeace.editorsATgmailDOTcom for questions.

https://wordpeace.submittable.com/submit

 

Pollen: An Online Literary Journal from Grow Appalachia

Pollen is an online literary magazine capturing the heart of our program through poetry, fiction, and photography. The deadline for submissions for the third edition of Pollen is Monday, May 1, 2017. Please submit a short biography with your entries. We will NOT review submissions without artist’s biographies. Because of time constraints, we are launching a slightly abridged version and only publishing the following pieces into the final edition:   8 pieces of poetry, 8 pieces of photography, 3 pieces of creative fiction or nonfiction. Please send ALL submissions to pollen (AT) growappalachia.org.

https://growappalachia.berea.edu/pollen/

 

Beer, Wine, & Spirits Poetry Anthology

Submit Poems to the World Enough Writers Beer, Wine, & Spirits Poetry Anthology. Do you have poems in which beer, wine, or spirits play a role? If so, this anthology is for you! World Enough Writers (the anthology imprint of Concrete Wolf) seeks poems for its Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology edited by James Bertolino to be published Winter 2018. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2017. Open to any style, form, or line length. Submit first poem free, or 2 or more poems for $5. Previously published poems ok, if the poet owns reprint rights. Please provide publication acknowledgements. No bio necessary. We are now accepting email or postal mail submissions.

http://WorldEnoughWriters.com

 

SLICE

Slice magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We’re looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share—basically any work that really knocks our socks off. We’re not drawn to experimental or heavy-handed genre fiction. We offer all contributors of Slice a monetary award for their work ($250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems). Our reading period is currently open and runs from April 1 – June 1, 2017. All submissions during that time will be considered for Issue 22, which will be released Spring 2018. The theme for that issue is “Borders.” The maximum word count for submissions is 5,000 words.

https://slicemagazine.org/submit/

 

RHINO

RHINO is open for general submissions from April 1 – August 31. We accept one submission per each reading period. All submissions are considered for our Editor’s Prize. Our diverse group of editors looks for the very best in contemporary writing, and we have created a dynamic process of soliciting and reading new work by local, national, and international writers. We read for previously unpublished poems, translations, and flash-fiction. We welcome all styles of poems, and look for work which is well-crafted, reflects passion, originality, engagement with contemporary culture, and a love affair with language. Our basic editorial principle, however, is unwavering—we’re looking to publish the best work we can find. We consider (up to 5 pages total) –  Poetry ( 3-5 poems), Translations of poetry ( 3-5 poems), Flash fiction (500 words or less).

http://www.rhinopoetry.org/submissions/

 

Cowboy Jamboree Magazine

CJM is seeking Fiction and Non-Fiction Grit Lit, Rural and Revisionist Western Stories:  We need your best Harry Crews homage for our Fall 2017 issue “All We Need of Hell.”  Crews is one of our favorite authors, and we’ll take any interpretation you have of grit lit that is “Crewsesque.”  We picked All We Need of Hell for the theme because we are at the 30th anniversary of its 1987 publication, but feel free to work in your favorite Crews stuff (Feast of Snakes is our favorite if we just had to pick).   We’ll have special articles, vintage pieces and Crews relevant interviews.  Give us stories to put in this Celebration of The Knockout Artist that is Harry Crews.  We dig short stories, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, vignettes/prose poetry, photography, and illustration.  As always we like our stuff gritty and rough-edged in some way.  See our website for past issues, submission guidelines, authors we dig, and style preferences. Deadline: 9/1/2017.

http://www.cowboyjamboreemagazine.com/style–submit.html

Submission Calls for Writers 3/2/2017

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March came in with a roar.  So act like a lion and get your words out into the world. Here are 12 new opportunities for writers.  Good luck submitting!  And if these lists are helpful to you, I’d love to hear about your successes.

Poetry Magazine

Poetry Magazine is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. We consider original works written in the English language as well as translations of poetry into English. Please note that submissions are limited to four poems (1 file), and should not exceed ten pages. Poems should be submitted in a single file, with poems separated by titles or page breaks. We accept submissions year round.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/submissions

 

The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program

Now in its fifth year, the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program is an entirely free, entirely online summer program that seeks to pair high school writers from around the world with established writers in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. The ideal mentor is organized, is knowledgeable about either contemporary poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, has experience in the classroom with creative writing (whether as a student, a teacher, or both), and anticipates being reachable for the duration of the program (late June to early August). The aim of the mentorship program is not formalized instruction, but rather an individualized, flexible, and often informal correspondence.  Apply to be a mentor today.

https://adroit.submittable.com/submit/78560/2017-adroit-journal-summer-mentorship-program-mentor-application

 

Booth

Booth was established in 2009. Our staff is comprised of MFA faculty and students in the Butler University graduate writing program. Booth publishes one new piece or author every Friday, square on our home page. We are now open to new submissions in all genres. All accepted work will appear on our website and may appear in our subsequent print issues. We will close the submission portal on March 31, 2017. Submit up to 3 poems or up to 7,500 words of fiction or creative nonfiction.

http://booth.butler.edu/submit/?mc_cid=03812313f1&mc_eid=508eb4b613

 

Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream accepts submissions of fiction (no more than 5,000 words), non-fiction, poetry (up to 5 poems in a single document), artwork and graphic narratives. Our current reading period ends March 31, 2017.

http://gulfstreamlitmag.com/submissions/

 

Jubilat

Jubilat welcomes submissions of poetry and art, as well as other forms of writing on poetry, poetics or subjects that have nothing to do with poetry. All art submissions must either be in black and white or publishable in grayscale. We do not publish short stories. The magazine’s reading period is September 1 – April 1. Submissions should include up to four poems (up to six pages), in one .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file, and individuals are encouraged to submit no more than three times a year.

http://www.jubilat.org/jubilat/about/office/submit/?mc_cid=4b269c83c5&mc_eid=508eb4b613

 

minnesota review: a journal of creative and critical writing

The minnesota review seeks submissions of poetry, short fiction, and scholarly critical writing. We read creative work January 1-April 1 of each year. Due to the large number of submissions we receive, we must limit submissions to one short story submission (5,000 words maximum) or four flash fiction pieces (1,000 words maximum each) per reading period for fiction and/or five poems per reading period for poetry.

https://theminnesotareview.submittable.com/submit

 

The National Poetry Review

The National Poetry Review is an annual online journal of poetry (previously a print journal published from 2003 to 2015 by our sister press, The National Poetry Review Press). Our reading period is January 1 – April 1 annually. Please submit all poems in one file. Include a brief bio with previous publications. http://www.nationalpoetryreview.com/

 

Whiskey Island

Whiskey Island is a nonprofit literary magazine that has been published in one form or another by the students of Cleveland State University for over 30 years. It is named for the island-turned-peninsula found at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. Recent contributors have included: Mary Ruefle, Maggie Smith, Steve Almond, Denise Duhamel, Roxane Gay, Matt Hart, Bob Hicok, and many others. Whiskey Island seeks original poetry and fiction from now through April 15th.

http://www.whiskeyisland-magazine.com/

 

Blackbird

Blackbird is published twice a year. Our reading period is from November 15, 2016 to April 15, 2017. For poetry, send up to six poems at a time. Single-space, please; set your poem as you want it to appear on the printed page. (If submitting online, put all poems into one document, as the submissions software will not allow you to submit individual poems separately.) Fiction should be double-spaced, please. We primarily look for short stories, but novel excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Nonfiction should be double-spaced, please. We primarily look for personal essays, but memoir excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Unsolicited book reviews and criticism are not considered.

http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v15n1/submissions.shtml

 

Cider Press Review

CPR editors are now reading new work. Please send up to five original poems or translations (10 page total maximum) or our online journal through May 31, 2017. CPR also welcomes reviews of poetry books of approximately 500 words. Reviews are accepted year-round.

http://ciderpressreview.com/

 

Gettysburg Review

Published quarterly, the Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays, from September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates). Poetry submissions should consist of one to five poems, depending on length, formatted either single- or double-spaced. Fiction is generally in the form of short stories, although we often accept short-shorts, as well as lengthier pieces, which we have serialized on a couple of occasions. We also publish novel excerpts. To complement the poetry and fiction we publish, we look for essays on a wide variety of subjects, including but not limited to literature, art, film, history, science, and contemporary thought. All we ask is that the subject be treated in a literary fashion—gracefully and in depth. No prose submission should exceed 10,000 words.

http://www.gettysburgreview.com/submissions/

 

Threepenny Review

The Threepenny Review accepts submissions through June 30, 2017.  As a rule, critical articles should be about 1200 to 2500 words, Table Talk items 1000 words or less, stories and memoirs 4000 words or less, and poetry 100 lines or less. (Exceptions are occasionally possible, but longer pieces will have a much harder time getting accepted.) We prefer to read prose submissions that are double-spaced; poetry can be single-spaced or double-spaced. Critical articles that deal with books, films, theater performances, art exhibits, etc. should cite these occasions at the front of the article.  Threepenny Review does not accept simultaneous submissions.

https://www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html

 

Submission Calls for Writers 2/25/2017

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Here are 10 new opportunities for writers working to submit to journals and magazines.  If you find any success with these lists, I’d love to hear from you.  Good luck!

Pithead Chapel Seeking Volunteer Nonfiction Readers

Would you like to be a nonfiction reader for an online literary journal? Pithead Chapel is seeking volunteer nonfiction readers to join our staff. Interested candidates should send the following information: a paragraph or two stating why you’d be a good fit with the journal, along with the approximate amount of time you can devote to the journal each week/month. Thank you for your interest!

https://pitheadchapel.com/staffreaders/

 

Poetry City, USA

Poetry City, USA is open for submissions until February 28, 2017.  Submit three previously unpublished poems in a single Word file (.doc,. dox). Do not include your name anywhere in the file.

http://www.poetrycityusa.com/

 

riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature

Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors include Larry McMurtry and Naomi Shihab Nye. In celebration of our 40th anniversary, all submissions (except reviews and interviews) will be eligible for contest prizes in three categories: Poetry, Prose, and Art. 3 prizes of $300 will be awarded in poetry, prose, and art. $5 submission fee for all genres (except reviews and interviews). Deadline: March 1, 2017. Each submission should be uploaded as a separate entry; in other words, one story/essay/art piece/etc. per $5 entry fee. For poetry, three poems per entry.

https://riversedge.submittable.com/submit

 

Psychopomp Magazine Accepting Previously Published Work: Breathe New Life to Your Stories

Every year, Psychopomp accepts previously published stories (not currently available online) in an effort to provide an audience for work that has only appeared in print or has disappeared online due to a publication closing its doors. These reprint publications will appear directly on our website. As with any of our submissions, please explore our issues and previous reprints to get a sense for our aesthetic. Word limit: 5,000.  Deadline: March 4, 2017.

https://psychopompmag.com/2017/02/01/submission-call-previously-published-work/

 

Apple Valley Review

Submissions for the Spring 2017 issue (Vol. 12, No. 1) of the Apple Valley Review are open through March 15, 2017.  We accept unpublished personal essays and short fiction (preferably between 100 and 3,000 words, though the word count is flexible) and poetry. Prose poetry, translations, flash fiction, and writing with genre elements (such as fabulism/magical realism) are all welcome. All published work is automatically considered for our annual editor’s prize. Several pieces from the journal have appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable stories in Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, New Poetry from the Midwest, storySouth Million Writers Award, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions.  To submit, please send 1-6 poems or 1-3 essays/short stories, all pasted into the body of a single e-mail message, to our editor: editorATleahbrowningDOTnet. The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online. There are no fees.

http://www.applevalleyreview.com/

 

2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest

Winners will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. Manuscripts will be accepted until March 15, 2017. We prefer that fiction manuscripts be at least 150 pages long and poetry manuscripts at least 50 pages long. Novels are not considered; we will consider manuscripts comprised either entirely of short stories or one novella along with short stories (please do not send a single novella or a collection of novellas). The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. All entries will be read anonymously. A $25 processing fee must accompany each submission, payable to Prairie Schooner.

http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=book-prize

 

$5000 Masters Review Anthology VI Featuring Roxane Gay

Submissions are open until March 31, 2017. This year stories will be selected by Roxane Gay who will choose ten winners from a shortlist of thirty. This category is open to ALL EMERGING WRITERS. Anyone who has not yet published a novel at the time of submission or whose work has had a circulation below 5000 copies. Submit fiction and narrative nonfiction, 8000 word count maximum. Previously unpublished work only. Emerging writers only: cannot have a novel published at the time of submission (self-published authors and writers with published story collections are free to submit. Authors with a contract for a novel are also free to submit.)  $20 reading fee per story

https://mastersreview.com/anthology

 

The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

Each year from December 1 – April 1 we accept submissions of full-length poetry (50-100 pp.) and fiction (30,000 word minimum) manuscripts for The Orison Prizes in Poetry and Fiction. This year’s judges are Carl Phillips and David Haynes. All manuscripts will be read “blind;” do not include your name anywhere in your manuscript file, but only in your Submittable profile and cover letter. Fiction manuscripts may consist of short stories, a novel, a novella, flash/micro fiction, or any combination of forms, as long as they meet the 30,000 word minimum. Entry Fee: $30.

https://orisonbooks.submittable.com/submit

 

Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Volume 20: Appalachia: Stay or Go

We invite you to submit work by April 15, 2017, to Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Volume 20: Appalachia: Stay or Go? This theme was recommended to us by Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative writers watching their friends, neighbors and family members struggle with this question. Many writers within our community were once part of the Great Migration from Appalachia in the mid-twentieth century and have written (or may choose now to write) about their own or their family’s choice to leave the region. Others are facing similar decisions now. We at PMS&G like to take a fairly broad approach to our themes—what else might be the subject of a “stay or go” decision? (Jobs, relationships, parties, churches, social groups, schools….) Unpublished work is preferred, but we aren’t sticklers. We do, however, have specific requirements for how to submit work.

http://www.sawconline.net/pmsg-submission-guidelines.html.

 

Harvard Review

Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to apply. We are currently accepting manuscripts. Our reading period will close on June 1, 2017. Manuscripts must be paginated and clearly labeled with the author’s name on every page. Please submit no more than 5 poems or 7,000 words of prose.

http://harvardreview.fas.harvard.edu/?q=submit

Submission Calls for Writers 1/17/2017

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Here are 11 opportunities for writers to get their work out into world.  Good luck submitting in the new year!

Harvard Advocate

The Harvard Advocate accepts submissions of poems, fiction, essays, and art of any form or length created by members of the Harvard community, as well as outside contributors at our discretion. All submissions are considered anonymously. All submissions should be original work that has not been previously published.

https://theharvardadvocate.com/submit

 

Concho River Review

CRR is published biannually. We welcome submissions of high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry year-round. CRR welcomes fiction on all subjects, although we tend to publish traditional stories with a strong sense of conflict, finely drawn characters, and crisp dialogue. Length of manuscripts should be 1,500–5,000 words. CRR welcomes submissions of creatively told personal narratives and innovative approaches to the essay form. We also consider thoughtful, researched articles; especially those that explore areas that are part of our southwestern landscape and heritage. We reveiw manuscripts of all lengths, up to 6,000 words. CRR welcomes original poetry submissions from all poets, established or emerging. Length and form are open, but shorter poems (one page or less) are preferred. Please send three to five poems at a time.

http://conchoriverreview.org/submissions.html

 

Lime Hawk

Lime Hawk, a quarterly independent online journal of culture, environment, and sustainability, seeks new, unpublished submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for its first issue of 2017. Read past issues at www.limehawk.org/journal then send us your fresh new work! No deadline to submit. No reading fees.

https://limehawk.submittable.com/submit.

 

Porkbelly Press Seeks Chapbooks

Porkbelly Press is an independent press based in Cincinnati. We’re a queer-friendly, feminist press open to all, and we encourage works from poets & writers all along the identity spectrum. All of our titles are bound by hand. We’re currently reading chapbook manuscripts: 12-28 pages in manuscript format. Our catalog is carefully curated. We’re looking for 3 chapbooks for 2017. Our queue is fee-free until it overflows. We read via Submittable. Brief guidelines: – poetry or prose poems – collections of flash or micro fiction – creative nonfiction such as lyric essays & flash essays – graphic narratives, sequential artwork (in black & white) – combinations of the above (linked by theme, image, voice, etc.). Submit no more than 1 chapbook in each genre until you receive a reply. No more than 3 manuscript submissions for a given reading period. Simultaneous submissions considered.

http://belly.submittable.com/submit or porkbellypress.com

 

At Length Magazine

At Length is currently looking for music essays of at least 5,000 words. Personal stories are welcome, as are diverse voices, lyric/cross-genre essays, and writing about music not often covered in the music press. No reviews, please. Send work to music editor Danny Caine: music [at] atlengthmag.com. We’re open for submissions until January 31, and our response time is typically around 2 months.

www.atlengthmag.com

 

Arts & Letters

Our New Year’s resolution is to read more of your great work—help us out by submitting to Arts & Letters while you still can! Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. Our reading period closes January 31st.  We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of: Poetry (4-6 poems); Fiction manuscripts up to 25 pages; Flash Fiction manuscripts up to 1,000 words; Creative Nonfiction manuscripts up to 25 pages.

https://artsandletters.submittable.com/submit

 

Windmill, the Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art

Windmill is already to get rollin’ for 2017! Our inaugural issue is packed with pieces from Mark Brazaitis, Yardenne Greenspan, Taylor Larsen, Alix Ohlin, Bridget Potter, and a Q&A with Phillip Lopate. We are accepting submissions for our Spring 2017 print issue on the theme of identity.  For our print issue, we are accepting fiction and nonfiction pieces between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Pieces with higher word count, up to 10,000 words, will be accepted but judged at a higher standard. Submissions for the print issue are open until March 1, 2017.  Our February online issue is also all about identity. Who we are, how we relate to the world, is tied up in our identity… gender, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation.  This month, we explore the difficulties, drama and delight of identity politics – how we clash and how we come together. We are accepting both creative nonfiction and fiction pieces of 1,500 to 2,500 words. Submissions for the online issue are open until February 6th.

https://hofstrawindmill.com/2017/01/05/submissions-for-the-identity-issue-are-now-open/

 

Jack Kerouac House Residency

The Kerouac Project of Orlando is set to open for 2017-2018 writer-in-residency applications through March 12, 2017. The Kerouac Project provides four residencies per year to writers living anywhere in the world. Each resident will live alone in the house for three months, where they may work on their writing project in uninterrupted peace. Writers stay free at the Kerouac House and their utilities costs are covered. Each writer also receives a $1,000 food stipend for use during their residency. The writers are only required to participate in two events, a welcome potluck dinner held in their honor, and a final reading of their work at the end of their residency.

http://www.kerouacproject.org.

 

Prime Number Magazine

Now accepting submissions in Poetry and Short Fiction for Issue 109 (July 2017). Guest poetry editor, Joseph Mills, is reading now until March 31. Guest short fiction editor, Jen McConnell, is reading now until March 31. Our guest judges will select three poets and three short fiction authors for Issue 109, July 2017. No submission fee.

https://press53.submittable.com/submit

 

The National Poetry Review

The National Poetry Review seeks submissions through April 1, 2017, of previously unpublished poems for its second online issue.

www.nationalpoetryreview.com

 

Palooka Press Chapbook Contest

We take great pride in reading every word and giving each manuscript its due attention. We consider manuscripts of all types, styles, and genres and aren’t looking for a particular aesthetic. We’re willing to give anything a fair chance. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid genres. Manuscripts should be roughly 35-50 pages, but we’re flexible. The $10 entry fee comes with an electronic issue of Palooka. THE WINNER RECEIVES Publication by Palooka Press (a perfect-bound book with a glossy color cover), $200 honorarium, 20 free copies of the book, bio and photo featured on our website. Winning Chapbook will be sent out for review and promotion. DEADLINE: May 15, 2017. All submissions are read “blind” to ensure pure contest ethics. The contest judge is Jonathan Starke, the founding editor of Palooka. For questions, e-mail the editor at palooka [at] protonmail.com

http://palookamag.com/palooka-press

Submission Calls for Writers 12/22/2016

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Jellyfish Review

Jellyfish Review is accepting flash fiction submissions, so if you can flip us handle over teapot then we want to hear from you. There are no hard-and-fast rules about what does and doesn’t work, but the following certainly go down well. In the past we said we liked beautiful things with stings, but maybe now it’s possible for us to refine that. We like fun, we like sad, we like ugly, we like beautiful. But above all else, we like stories that feel insightful. Please send your submissions to jellyfishreview@outlook.com. Feel free to include a short bio or covering letter with your submission. We probably won’t open attachments, so make sure your piece is pasted into the body of the email. Maximum word length: 1000 words. And by the way, simsubs are ok, previously pubbed pieces are not, we don’t take poetry, but do take prose written by poets.

https://jellyfishreview.wordpress.com/submissions/

 

Grace Writers Anthology for Inspirational Writing

Grace Writers of Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is putting together an anthology to be published in spring 2017. Submit by midnight, December 31, 2016. Please use a readable 11/12-point font such as Times New Roman or Arial and submit up to three poems or one essay or piece of short fiction. Any subject matter will be considered but the working title is “In God’s Hand.” While there is no theme, entries should be inspirational but need not be religious. You will be notified if your piece is selected and will need to provide a photo and a short bio before publication. The anthology committee reserves the right to do minor edits, if needed. In addition: 1) Poems should not exceed 50 lines each; Limit three poems per person (poems need not be related)    2) Non-fiction should not exceed 1,000 words (article or essay)     3) Short fiction should not exceed 1,500 words (any genre) (short story or part of a novel).      All selected contributors will receive one copy of the book and be able to buy additional copies at a discounted retail price. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be used to further the advancement of literary arts in our community through applied-for scholarships to area events. There are no fees. Please submit all entries by email to: Anthology17@writersofgrace.org. For more information, contact Anthology Chairperson, Pat Hope, at the same address.

 

Crazyhorse

Crazyhorse welcomes general submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through December 31, 2016. We ask that submissions of fiction and nonfiction be between 2,500 and 8,500 words in length. For poetry, please submit a set of 3-5 poems.

http://crazyhorse.cofc.edu/submit/

 

Fogged Clarity Inauguration Day Poetry Contest

As we brace for an inept and obdurate authoritarian regime to assume control of our country, Fogged Clarity is holding an inauguration day poetry contest. Fogged Clarity invites the submission of original, previously unpublished inauguration day poems of any length or form to submissions (at) foggedclarity (dot) com. Three poems will be selected to appear in our Inauguration issue, which will be published on January 20th, 2017. The author of the winning poem will receive $100 and publication, with two runners-up being selected to receive $25 and publication. The deadline for contest submissions is Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

http://foggedclarity.com/article/inauguration-day-poetry-contest/

 

Bellevue Literary Review

In Fall 2017, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish a special theme issue, seeking high-caliber poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that explore the concept of family—the primary latticework and laboratory of human nature. Family can be defined in many ways, depending on the perspective. From a literary standpoint, it might be considered as the unbalanced and unruly interplay of nature and nurture that gives rise to unique character and voice. This is why most protagonists in literature—and most of us, in the “nonfiction” of our lives—are defined within complex family structures. Illness can rattle the struts of a family unit, often irrevocably. Most families, of course, do not break completely apart because of illness, but there is no doubt that illness in one member can have profound, often permanent, effects on the nature of the family structure. By turning a creative lens to these dynamics, we hope to produce a collection of works that paints a picture—however complicated—of the frustrations, hopes, and connections that define a family.  Deadline: January 1, 2017.

http://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/2016/call-submissions-theme-issue-family

 

Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award (no fee)

Fourteen Hills is pleased to announce we are now accepting submissions for the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award. The winning poet will receive $500 and publication in the Spring 2017 issue of Fourteen Hills. There is no submission fee. Poems not chosen for the award will be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills. Submission deadline: January 15, 2017. Maximum 1 poem per author; Minimum 3 pages; maximum 10 pages. Students currently enrolled at San Francisco State University are ineligible. Poems submitted for the award will also be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills

https://fourteenhills.submittable.com/submit/23931/the-stacy-doris-memorial-poetry-award

 

The Arctic Circle Residency

In 2017, The Arctic Circle program embarks on two 18-day high Arctic expeditions aboard an ice-class expedition sailing vessel. The Arctic Circle accepts applications from international working contemporary artists of all disciplines, architects, innovators, scientists and educators alike. Please download The Arctic Circle 2017 Application Guidelines (PDF). Or email us at apply@thearcticcircle.org to receive the application guidelines PDF by email. The application submission deadline for The Arctic Circle 2017 program is January 15, 2017.

http://www.thearcticcircle.org/#

 

Masters Review Winter Short Story Award + Agency Review

Because of the popularity of our Short Story Award this summer and because the agents we work with were eager to see more, we are hosting a winter award. The winning story will be awarded $2000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review by: Amy Williams of The Williams Agency, Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman, and Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc.  Stories should be under 7000 words. Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed. Emerging writers only (we are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit.) $20 entry fee.  Deadline: January 15, 2017.  Please no identifying information on your story.  All stories are considered for publication.

https://mastersreview.com/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

 

Disquiet 2017 Literary Prize & Luso/Lusa-American Fellowship program

Disquiet is currently accepting contest submissions for The Disquiet Literary Prize for writing in any genre. The top winners in each genre will be published: the fiction winner in Guernica, the nonfiction winner in Ninthletter.com, and the poetry winner in The Common. The grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship including tuition, lodging, and a $1,000 travel stipend to Lisbon in 2017. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will receive financial aid. Deadline: JANUARY 31, 2017.

http://disquietinternational.org/the-program/contests-scholarships/the-disquiet-prize/

 

Updated Appalachian Anthology of Nature Writing

Deadline: March 31, 2017. Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian nature writing, tentatively titled Appalachian Nature. While there are locale-specific nature writing anthologies, this will be the first to focus on the entire Appalachian region. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and one-act plays are welcomed and demographics traditionally underrepresented in Appalachian literature are encouraged to submit. While all contributions should engage with the Appalachian environment specifically, possible topics or themes include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: Travel narratives; Bucolic nature; Disability and the environment; Animal studies; Mountaintop removal; Water quality; Fracking; Biodiversity; Fossil fuel and alternative energy industries; Environmental disasters (either natural or manmade); Plant life/ Plant studies; Natural history; Air quality; Activism; The Anthropocene; Posthumanism; “Sense of Place”; Post-nature; Appalachian ecologies; The idea of wilderness. All submissions must be original work and previously unpublished with a maximum of 6,000 words per work. While proposals are acceptable, the final work must be completed no later than March 31, 2017. Documents should be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format and emailed to app.anthology@gmail.com. The book is already under contract with a university press.

https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2016/12/09/updated-appalachian-anthology-of-nature-writing

Submission Calls for Writers 12/13/2016

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Split Lip Press

Split Lip Press is now reading for their 2018 catalog. We are currently looking for short fiction collections, poetry collections, essay collections, experimental memoirs, hybrid works, novellas, novels. To get an idea of what we love, please check out our most recent offerings, as well as Split Lip Magazine. We publish one chapbook and 2-3 full-length books a year: competition is steep. We work closely with our authors on all elements of their book, from design to promotion. We are engaged in the literary community, and as writers ourselves, we know how important it is to have a book that you love that is supported by a press that loves you. Simultaneous submissions are obviously welcome–just let us know if another publisher snags you first. Thank you for considering Split Lip Press as the home for your book.

https://splitlip.submittable.com/submit

 

Southeast Review

The Southeast Review is currently accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and book review submissions. We seek quality writing from a range of traditions and styles, with an emphasis on work that pushes boundaries and uses its craft to evoke emotion while making the strange seem familiar and the familiar, strange. Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

https://southeastreview.submittable.com/submit

 

Broken Tooth Press and Hollow literary journal

BTP is a Boston-based publishing house. We are a rag-tag team of friends who believe that literature and art need more space to breathe. Founded as a series of readings in the summer of 2014 under the name Tree House Poetry, BTP has humble beginnings. Back then we focused on bringing you poetry that made you feel at home. Home is often a challenging or upsetting place. Home can also be familiar, a comfort, a place to walk around nude. We work to create a home in the pages of Hollow for everyone. Hollow is published quarterly. Now accepting submissions on a rolling basis. All accepted submissions will be published in both e-book and print.

https://www.brokentoothpress.com/

 

Glass: A Journal of Poetry Seeks Poems, Reviews, and Interviews

Glass: A Journal of Poetry is open for submissions of poems, reviews, and interviews. Glass does not charge reading fees and usually responds within two months. (You can get an expedited, 3 day response by ordering/pre-ordering a title from the Glass Chapbook Series, though). Recent and forthcoming contributors include Shara McCallum, Khaty Xiong, Katie Manning, Anna Meister, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Amorak Huey, Jose Angel Araguz, and many more. We also nominate for all major awards. Glass accepts submissions from all writers but we are always especially interested in considering work from under represented voices.

http://www.glass-poetry.com/journal/submit.html

 

Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move.

www.pitheadchapel.com

 

2016 ARCADIA PRESS CHAPBOOK PRIZE

A prize of $1,000 and twenty-five author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The chapbook will also be published by Arcadia and distributed to our subscribers as the winter issue. Submit a manuscript of 15 to 40 pages with a $20.00 entry fee by December 15, 2016 (extended deadline). All poems, stories, and essays submitted will be considered for publication in Arcadia.

www.arcadiapress.org/contests

 

Crab Orchard Review (Weather Reports: All About the Weather)

Until December 21, 2016, we will be open to non-contest submissions on this special issue topic. Work submitted should fit the topic of “Weather Reports: All About the Weather.” We are open to work that covers any of the many possibilities in how we think about and experience the weather through science, history, popular culture, art, and our own lives.  All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English. Please limit submissions to one longer fiction or literary nonfiction piece (six pages or more) or two shorter prose pieces; poets should limit submissions to six poems and no more than ten pages of work overall. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. This will be the final time for submissions to a print edition of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

https://craborchardreview.submittable.com/submit

 

museum of americana

the museum of americana will accept submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography through December 31st.  We seek work that showcases and/or repurposes historical American culture. This is, of course, an enormous and diverse tub of spare parts, and we want to see if you can turn them into a hot rod for us. Give us fiction that dramatizes weird old folk songs or steals their characters. We want medicine shows and riverboats, Doo-Wop and Duke Snider. We want aspects of Americana we may not have even heard of yet.

https://themuseumofamericana.net/submissions/

 

8-West Press

We aim to devote space to the voices of a diverse selection of writers in the work we feature, particularly people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, and women. We are a poetry press seeking both general submissions for our poem of the day/ poem of the week to be published online, as well as themed submissions for our print Issue #1. Poetry Submissions for Issue 1 close on January 15, 2017. We accept poetry that employs any aesthetic or form.

https://8-westpress.com/submissions-2/

 

Bottom Dog Press: New Anthology on Diversity in the South

The Unbroken Circle: Diversity Stories of the South will be edited by Larry Smith and Julia Watts. From the mountains and hollows of Appalachia to the skyscrapers of Atlanta to the red dirt of the Deep South, Southerners are as diverse as the terrain of the region they call home. Bottom Dog Press is seeking fiction and creative nonfiction for the forthcoming anthology The Unbroken Circle: Diversity Stories of the South. Send us your stories depicting pieces from the quilt of diversity that makes up the South: work that explores ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and religion/spirituality throughout the region. Length: 1,000 – 3,000 words. Deadline Extended: January. 31, 2017. Payment: 2 copies, $25 and 40% discount on the book. Submit e-mail as a Word attachment to lsmithdog@smithdocs.net or juliaw7590@aol.com.

http://smithdocs.net/

 

Salem College International Literary Awards

Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award for a short story up to 5000 words (Judge: Jacinda Townsend); Rita Dove Poetry Award for 1 poem (please send 3 poems/submission) (Judge: Blas Falconer); Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award for a work of creative nonfiction, including lyric essay, memoir, & literary journalism, up to 5000 words (Judge: Elissa Washuta). The winner in each genre will receive $1000. An honorable mention in each genre (judge’s discretion) will receive $150. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Author’s name and address must appear on a cover page only. If your name appears on your submission, it will be immediately disqualified. Submit: a cover page with your name, address, telephone, email, genre, word count (for prose), and the title(s) of the work(s), and $15 contest fee. You may enter the contest as often as you’d like, in as many categories as you’d like. Each submission requires the $15 contest fee and should be submitted as a separate entry. In other words, do not send two or more entries in one envelope or as one document. Submissions close January 15, 2016, via snail mail & 31 January 2016 via Submittable.

https://center4womenwriters.submittable.com/submit

 

Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize

The winner of Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize will receive $2,000, and an honorable mention will receive $1,000. The poets will be featured during their public reading at James Madison University on April 17, 2017. (Accommodations and a $500 honorarium will also be provided.) The prize is open to poets who have published no more than one collection of poetry (excluding self-published collections and chapbooks). Submissions should include a group of 3–5 unpublished poems, not to exceed 6 pages. To facilitate blind judging, manuscripts must not include the poet’s name or other identifying or contact information anywhere on the manuscript. Simultaneous submissions will NOT be accepted. All submissions must be made electronically by February 16, 2017. Please note that only PDFs will be accepted. By submitting an application, poets agree to read at the Brooks Centennial Celebration on April 17, 2017. If the winner or honorable mention is unable to attend, s/he will forfeit the prize and another poet will be named. Non-refundable submission fee: $20.

https://www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/brooks-centennial-prize.shtml

Submission Calls for Writers 10/04/2016

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Here are 12 new submission opportunities for writers ranging from small online venues to some of the highest-tiered journals in publishing.  Good luck submitting your work.  And thanks for following and sharing these posts.

Carve Magazine

Carve has been publishing honest fiction online and hosting the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest since 2000. We accept short story, poetry, and nonfiction submissions year-round and from anywhere in the world. Send us your best work.

http://www.carvezine.com/submit/

 

Typo Magazine

Please send three to ten poems. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify, however, if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will respond within six weeks.

http://www.typomag.com/issue26/index.html

 

Muzzle Magazine

Muzzle publishes poetry, interviews, and book reviews. We are actively seeking submissions in poetry and are also open to queries about reviews and interviews. Please send 3-5 poems at a time. Include all poems in one DOC or PDF file. Make sure that your name does not appear anywhere in the document or submission title; our editors like to view submissions blindly.

http://www.muzzlemagazine.com/submissions.html

 

Jet Fuel Review

Jet Fuel Review will accept submissions for its Fall 2016 issue through October 15, 2016. Please submit a single fiction or creative nonfiction piece of up to 3000 words. Submit between 3 to 5 original unpublished poems that are less than 100 lines each.

http://www.jetfuelreview.com/

 

Catapult

Catapult is an innovative publishing venture created by the founders of Electric Literature and Black Balloon Publishing. The essays and stories published in Catapult have been selected for The Best American Essays, shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, and featured on “Best of” lists at Longreads, Longform, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. We welcome short fiction and nonfiction of 500-6000 words for our online magazine through October 31, 2016.

https://catapult.co/ or https://catapult.submittable.com/submit

 

Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream accepts submissions of fiction (no more than 5,000 words), non-fiction, poetry (up to 5 poems in a single document), artwork and graphic narratives. We read submissions from September 1st to November 1, 2017.

http://gulfstreamlitmag.com/submissions/

 

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 from September 15 to 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.

https://www.hollins.edu/who-we-are/news-media/hollins-critic/

 

Southern Humanities Review

Please do not assume from our name that we are interested in Southern literature or research topics only; any setting or subject matter is acceptable. Please send no more than three poems at a time. Send only one story per submission. Manuscripts should be no longer than 15,000 words, double-spaced. We consider memoir, personal essays, lyric essays, flash, research-based essays, literary journalism, travelogues, and any other form of literary nonfiction. Nonfiction manuscripts should be no longer than 15,000 words, double-spaced (including notes, if necessary). We are open for submissions through December 1, 2016.

http://www.southernhumanitiesreview.com/

 

Border Crossing

We will be reading for Volume 7 through February 1, 2017. We’re especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream publications. Please do not include your name, address, and phone number on your submission file, as our editorial board reads submissions blind. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be no longer than 5000 words. Please submit 3-5 poems in one file; do not submit poems separately.

http://bcrossing.org/submission-guidelines/

 

Fiction International

Fiction International is accepting submissions for its annual print journal from October 1, 2016, to February 15, 2017. The theme this year is “Fool.” Fiction International publishes an award winning annual print journal that emphasizes formal innovation and social activism. We are located on the campus of San Diego State University, and the journal is edited by Harold Jaffe. Each issue revolves around a theme and features a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate prose, and visuals by leading writers and artists from around the world. We have published works by authors such as William Burroughs, Clarice Lispector (Brazil), Robert Coover, Edmund White, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Abish, Kathy Acker, Ai, Allen Ginsberg, Alberto Moravia (Italy), Pierre Guyotat, George Perec, and Michel Serres (France), Claribel Alegria (Nicaragua), Tadeus Konwicki (Poland), J.M. Coetzee and Bessie Head (South Africa), Roque Dalton (El Salvador), Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina), Einar Schleef (Germany), Lya Luft (Brazil), Mridula Garg (India), Kanuko Okamuto (Japan), and Michael Morrisey (New Zealand).

http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu/wordpress/submit/

 

Boulevard

Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. We accept submissions from October 1 to May 1, 2017. We accept prose works up to 8,000 words. We do not accept science fiction, erotica, westerns, horror, romance, or children’s stories. Submit no more than five poems at a time, of up to 200 lines. We do not accept light verse.

http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/

 

Denver Quarterly

Denver Quarterly is the literary journal housed at the University of Denver, currently in its 50th year of consecutive print publication. Unsolicited manuscripts of fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and poetry are welcomed from now until May 15, 2017. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; fiction and non-fiction manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages.

http://www.du.edu/denverquarterly/submissions/