BARN Writers’ Studio List of Open Submission Calls

  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Sky Island Journal, Issue 7: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 25,000 readers in 127 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 7 before December 31st at www.skyislandjournal.com.

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  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Zizzle Lit: Submit to our Hardcover Bookazine
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

Pay $100/flash fiction piece. Submit for free until December 31, 2018. Our hardcover publication features stories that will not only appeal to children as young as age 10, but to grown-ups as well. We like stories that dive deep into meaning and defy category. Word limit: 500–1,200. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter! We urge our submitters to familiarize themselves with our aesthetic by purchasing Zizzle‘s debut print issue. Order now at zizzlelit.com!

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  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Santa Clara Review Open to Submissions for Winter 2019 Issue
  • Deadline: November 16, 2018

Send us your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by November 16 for our Winter 2019 issue. We are open to all styles and themes and seek to publish voices from diverse perspectives that challenge the conventions of mainstream culture. We are also looking for multilingual poems and translations, flash nonfiction and fiction, material about relationships/love in the digital age, and satirical/humorous work. We publish 12 pages of full-color art and photography, so send us your best! For submission guidelines and details, please visit www.santaclarareview.com.

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  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: SHANTIH Journal
  • Deadline: January 1, 2019

SHANTIH Journal is an online literary journal based out of Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL. SHANTIH is seeking works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash prose, drama, art, and photography. There is no cost for submissions. For more details, visit shantihjournal.org/submit-to-issue-3-2/.

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  • Posted October 12, 2018
  • Accepting CNF, Fiction, Poetry, & Flash
  • Deadline: Rolling

The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction for both its online publication and its Spring 2019 print issue (Vol. 04 No. 01). We pay for both print and online publication. We publish poets and writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue: flexiblepersona.com.

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  • Posted October 11, 2018
  • Cave Wall’s Open Reading Period
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018

Cave Wall is reading poetry submissions Sept. 1–Oct. 31, 2018. We read blind so please remove your name and follow the guidelines on our website. We approach every submission with gratitude, hoping to be moved, and each gets the attention of the editor-in-chief. Recent/upcoming issues include work by Dan Albergotti, Nickole Brown, Lauren Camp, Jennifer Grotz, David Hernandez, Jessica Jacobs, Sally Rosen Kindred, Judson Mitcham, and Maxine Scates. Add your name to this list. Please give us the honor of reading your poems this fall.  www.cavewallpress.com/news.html

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  • Posted October 11, 2018
  • UFP Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

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  • Posted October 10, 2018
  • Projected Letters – Call for Submissions
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

Projected Letters is a literary magazine publishing content from a variety of genres and countries. We are looking for new short stories, poetry, essays and nonfiction pieces of any genre. Please check out our site and submit your work—we respond to every email we get. Please visit us at www.projectedletters.com.

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  • Posted October 10, 2018
  • CLOCKHOUSE Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2019 volume. We are interested in diverse voices and nontraditional narratives, and in writing that attempts to understand our place in the world and responsibility to each other. Past volumes include works by Samiya Bashir, Robin Black, Nikia Chaney, Juan Delgado, Lucas de Lima, Cynthia Manick, Paisley Rekdal, and Ira Sukrungruang, among terrific new voices. Past works have received Pushcart mentions. Reading August 15 through December 1. Submission guidelines and mission statement: www.clockhouse.net.

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  • Posted October 09, 2018
  • Helix Magazine—Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: November 20, 2018

The Helix Literary and Arts Magazine seeks exceptional poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and art for its un-themed biannual issue. We give preference to new, emerging, and student writers with innovative voices and strong vision. Reading period closes November 20th. Guidelines for submission at helixmagazine.org.

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  • Posted October 08, 2018
  • Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review Call for Writers and Artists
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018

Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review in Fredericksburg, Virginia, publishes a biannual online literary and art journal for writers and artists from the Fredericksburg region and beyond. We are looking for fresh, original voices that reflect inclusivity and honesty. We welcome all submissions: fredericksburgwriters.com/submissions/.

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  • Posted October 08, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline: Rolling

Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks ambitious writing and images for its winter issue. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your codes, lock-boxes, wasp-galls, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

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  • Posted October 08, 2018
  • Volney Road Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: February 1, 2019

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 1, issue 2. We publish digitally and plan to have a small print run for each issue we publish. Find out more at our website: volneyroadreview.com. Follow us on Instagram: @volneyroad.

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  • Posted October 05, 2018
  • Cumberland River Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: April 30, 2019

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

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  • Posted October 04, 2018
  • Concho River Review Accepting Nonfiction and Other Genres
  • Deadline: Rolling

Concho River Review, a print journal published continuously for over 30 years, seeks to enhance its nonfiction section but is always interested in good stories, poems, and book reviews, too. We publish both emerging and established talents. Topics involving Texas or the southwest are always encouraged although we regularly publish many authors from other parts. See our website for more details and to submit online: conchoriverreview.org.

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  • Posted October 04, 2018
  • Seeking Brilliance
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

Brilliant Flash Fiction is always seeking stories of 1,000 words or less. Email your submission to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com. Submission requirements are on our website brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com.

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  • Posted October 03, 2018
  • The Tiny Journal Call for Submissions!
  • December 1, 2018

Created in 2018, The Tiny Journal is a semiannual online literary journal that publishes beautiful and short nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. At our core, we are a minimalist journal looking for works that lay the truth bare and do so in a small word count. We are looking to publish new, upcoming, and established writers in our inaugural winter issue. There is no submission fee and we are open to writers of all ages. Visit our website www.thetinyjournal.org for our submissions guidelines.

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  • Posted October 03, 2018
  • Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

John Updike once said, “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. Contests are now offered year-round; our newest contests (for poetry and short stories) offer $500 awards each. www.driftwoodpress.net

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  • Posted October 02, 2018
  • Submissions Open Through Halloween for Raleigh Review Spring 2019 Issue
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018

Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. Raleigh Reviewis a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex. All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. See full guidelines at www.raleighreview.org, and browse the archives while you’re there!

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  • Posted October 02, 2018
  • The Evansville Review Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018

The Evansville Review seeks submissions of high quality in fiction, nonfiction, flash, drama, graphic memoir/story, and cover art for its upcoming issue. While we’re open to traditional forms, we are interested in the experimental and we publish new voices alongside of established writers. We currently have enough poetry. Visit our Submittable page for submission guidelines: theevansvillereview.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted October 02, 2018
  • 2018 Mizmor Poetry Anthology Seeking Submissions
  • Deadline: November 1, 2018

2018 Mizmor Poetry Anthology is open for submissions to writers of all backgrounds and from the international community. Editors are interested in spiritually engaged poetry and art from a broad range of perspectives; heal, repair, transform the world. Notification is within thirty days of submission. No submission fee. Deadline to submit: November 1, 2018. For more information, please visit www.PoeticaPublishing.com.

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  • Posted October 02, 2018
  • Seeking Short Stories and Kid-Friendly Content for Toy Store Zine
  • Deadline: Rolling

We’re a brand new toy store looking to make a splash with your help! As part of our original content series, we’re seeking writers with personal stories about play/toys, fiction pieces catered towards kids/families, and all-around fun content. Selected writers will receive a nominal fee and we will promote them and share their information with each publication. www.playnat.com/join-our-zine/

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  • Posted October 02, 2018
  • Call for Submissions—Metafore Literary Magazine
  • Deadline: November 21, 2018

Metafore is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing metamodern transcendental work that highlights the value of diversity. We’re currently accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Second Winter issue (December 2018). We’re looking to share the work of writers who engage with the world through the eye of the modern-day mystic, revealing the beauty and profundity that exists in unexpected places. Submissions for our December issue close November 21st. Visit our website for submission guidelines: www.metaforemagazine.com.

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • Submissions for the Winter First Line
  • Deadline: November 1, 2018

There’s one month left to submit your story for the winter issue of The First Line. The prompt: “As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small _________________.” [Fill in the blank.] www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

Trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking and accepting new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart, your fears and reconciliations. Send that good human stuff our way. We nominate for Best of the Net. We have a $3 fee for most submissions but also a free option for economically disadvantaged writers, as well as a quick response option. Visit our submissions page for more information: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • Fourth Genre Now Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for our open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • Free State Review Seeking Submissions
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

We are looking for poetry, fiction, personal essays, and one-minute plays for publicatoin in our biannual issues. Be literal, transitive, and associative all at once. Be geunine. Strange is not always better, Simple and clear are not always memorable. There is a nominal fee to submit. freestatereview.com/submissions/

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • Main Street Rag Publishing Company: What We Do

We look forward to our 24th year of delivering high quality literary arts to our readers through our quarterly literary magazine, The Main Street Rag; our annual poetry and art anthology, Kakalak, and the many books of poetry and fiction we publish. Visit our website, the Main Street Rag Online Bookstore, see what we’re all about. Be a part of it.

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • The RavensPerch Call for Submissions

The RavensPerch, nominated 2018 Top 10 Blogs On The Web, seeks established and emerging writers. We are interested in work that attaches itself to memory as well as stimulates the imagination. Force us to take a second (third, or more) look. Poetry may be classical form, free verse, or narrative poems. In other words, you are just the writer/artist The RavensPerch wants to publish. Welcome aboard. www.theravensperch.com

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • Submit, Subscribe, & Volunteer: Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom is the longest-running multicultural lesbian literary and art journal. Founded in 1976, Sinister Wisdompublishes four issues each year. Subscribe, or renew your subscription, to Sinister Wisdom today and support the oldest lesbian multicultural literary and art journal at sinisterwisdom.org/subscribe. Sinister Wisdom welcomes submissions from lesbians and reads throughout the year. Please review what we publish, our submission guidelines, and style guidelines prior to submitting at sinisterwisdom.org/submit. Sinister Wisdom accepts 1-2 interns each semester to work in our Tampa, FL office or remotely. Email resume for consideration to julie@sinisterwisdom.org.

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • The Woven Tale Press Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline: Rolling

The Woven Tale Press accepts rolling submissions for fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, poetry, and the experimental. No fee; response time 2-8 weeks. WTP is an online and print magazine showcasing artists and writers from around the globe, and is published ten times a year. In addition, each day we curate a wide variety of content: from interviews, book and exhibition reviews, and seasonal correspondent art-scene roundups, to our flagship artist and writer website spotlight. Get to know us and the standout artists and writers we feature by visiting us at www.thewoventalepress.ne

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • The Phoenix Seeks Submissions for 60th Issue
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

Yearly literary magazine The Phoenix is open to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, and cross-genre work for its 60th issue until December 1, 2018. We seek evocative work that challenges the way we view ourselves and the world we are a part of. This year we are also open to comics and hybrid work under our “etcetera” genre. Both emerging and established writers are invited to submit. Please view our submission guidelines: thephoenixpfeifferuniversity.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted October 01, 2018
  • Submissions: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Deadline: December 5, 2018

Submissions are open for Nimrod International Journal’s Spring 2019 issue, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa. We’re seeking poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction by writers from the Middle East and North Africa, including writers currently living in the region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage, and translations of work by MENA authors. Work may explore any subject or theme. For poetry, send up to 7 pages; for prose, send up to 7,500 words. Submit online at nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Email nimrod@utulsa.edu or visit our website for guidelines: nimrod.utulsa.edu/manuscripts.ht

  • Posted September 28, 2018
  • Voice of Eve Seeking Women’s Poetry Submissions
  • Submissions accepted year-round.
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Voice of Eve is seeking women’s poetry. Our hope is to build a community of women who can be empowered by sharing and reading each other’s work. We believe strength comes in unity with diversity and ultimately it is love that binds us. Please visit www.voiceofeve.net/submissio

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  • Posted September 28, 2018
  • Dirty Paws Poetry Review Now Taking Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

Dirty Paws Poetry Review is now taking submissions for issue 3! Read our submission guidelines at dirtypawspoetry.com/submit/ and send us your work! Submissions close midnight December 1st.

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  • Posted September 28, 2018
  • Southern Humanities Review Open Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

Quarterly literary magazine Southern Humanities Review is open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry until December 1, 2018. When SHR first began, our founding editors called for work which was “thoughtfully conceived to enrich the mind and stir the heart.” More than fifty years later, this call remains relevant. While we are located in the American South, we are interested in work from all human communities and variety of perspectives, geographic and otherwise. We are also interested in writers in various stages of their careers, and especially in work from historically underrepresented voices. Please submit through our website: www.southernhumanitiesreview.com/submit.html

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  • Posted September 27, 2018
  • Under the Sun Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: January 2, 2019

Under the Sun, an online journal of creative nonfiction, is accepting single submissions until January 2 of next year. Journal address is underthesunonline.com/wordpress/2018/. Email address is underthesun1996@gmail.com. Editor is Martha Highers. Please send manuscripts as word documents.

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  • Posted September 27, 2018
  • petrichor Wants Your Poems about Renewal!
  • Deadline: November 15, 2018

petrichor is currently reading for a special year-end issue. Our theme is broad: Renewal. Send poetry, including visual or hybrid work, that represents anything from rekindled passions to petitions for keeping nacho fries on the menu. We welcome work from underrepresented voices. Be bold, be now, be new. www.petrichormag.com

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  • Posted September 26, 2018
  • The Disconnect Seeks Submissions for Issue Three
  • Deadline: October 26, 2018

The Disconnect (thedisconnect.co), the offline-only digital magazine featured in Nautilus, Columbia Journalism Review, and Lifehacker, is currently accepting submissions for its third issue. We are considering nonfiction, poetry, and fiction pieces up to 6,000 words that focus on modern culture and technology. We encourage you to interpret this theme however you’d like, loosely or strictly. Send your submissions to thedisconnectmagazine@gmail.com by October 26, 2018. Visit goo.gl/ahvXRh for details on submission and style guidelines.

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  • Posted September 25, 2018
  • Special Call for Two Themed Issues
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018

Edify Fiction is seeking submissions for two upcoming themed issues. For our December 2018 issue, we are accepting pieces surrounding the topics of Christmas, holiday, and winter. Our January 2019 issue looks at all things teen—from teen writers to bullying, peer pressure, emotions, first love, best friends—and more. Move, inspire, and edify us! www.edifyfiction.com

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  • Posted September 24, 2018
  • Call for Online Submissions
  • Deadline: January 1, 2019

Fall is approaching, and with it a glut of holidays and celebrations that, in the midst of life’s frenzy, manage to slow us down and tether us back to the basics. Whether the more overtly popular holidays/celebrations (like Halloween or Christmas) or the ones you’ve created on a whim with your friends or family, we want to hear about them all! iō Literary Journal is currently accepting themed submissions (all genres, including art, are welcome) for our online publication related to holidays and celebrations. Submit your work to ioliteraryjournal@gmail.com with the subject line “ONLINE Holiday/Celebration Submission” for consideration. www.ioliteraryjournal.com

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  • Posted September 24, 2018
  • Heron Tree: Call for Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

Heron Tree, an online poetry journal, is open for submissions through December 1, 2018. We’re reading submissions and making decisions on a rolling basis. Accepted poems will be published individually online (one poem a week beginning in January 2019) and then collected in Heron Tree volume 6, which will be available as a free downloadable ebook. Please see herontree.com/how for more information and submission guidelines.

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  • Posted September 24, 2018
  • Leaping Clear Accepting Submissions for Spring 2019 Issue
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018

Leaping Clear, an online magazine, features accomplished art, writing, music, and video by artists who have a dedicated meditative or contemplative practice. Submit October 1 through November 30, 2018 for the Spring 2019 issue. We’re particularly looking for audio/video poetry, fiction, music, and video. We present both emerging and established writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. We value art that asks, “What is this?” and invites readers/viewers/listeners to deeply explore the wonders, difficulties, joys, perplexities, and mysteries of being alive now. Please visit www.leapingclear.org for more information and to enjoy our latest issue.

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  • Posted September 19, 2018
  • Minerva Rising Open for Submissions
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018

Minerva Rising Press seeks submissions for our “Books, books, books” issue. We want to read about the books stacked beside your bed, the ones you hold dearest, and the ones that shaped your life. Send us a re-imagined scene from a classic. Tell us about a book you wish had been written or one that got it all wrong. Submissions accepted through Submittable; a submission fee is charged. We pay for accepted work. minervarising.com

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  • Posted September 18, 2018
  • SERIAL Seeks Genre Fiction for Pulp Fiction Magazine Inaugural Issue
  • Deadline: Rolling

Accepting short story, novella, novel, and serial fiction submissions in genre categories like action-adventure, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and thriller. B&W comics and illustrations under these genres will also be accepted. Small rate + royalties paid. Please view our submission guidelines: www.serialpulp.com/submissions/.

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  • Posted September 18, 2018
  • Call For Submissions from Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline: January 1, 2019

Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14-21, to submit work for consideration for the third annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to girlsrighttheworld@gmail.com by January 1, 2019. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

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  • Posted September 18, 2018
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 6 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: Rolling

Now reading for Volume Six. Please visit us to read Volumes One through Five, with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is “STRONG Rx MEDICINE.” We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

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  • Posted September 17, 2018
  • Reading Poetry for Issue 6 and Broadside Series
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

Under a Warm Green Linden is accepting poetry submissions for Issue 6, scheduled for publication on December 21. Selections from the issue will be included in our broadside series. We have been named by Entropy as one of the best literary magazines and small presses of 2017, and by CLMP as a finalist for the Firecracker Award for best magazine debut. Visit www.greenlindenpress.com to submit poems and to read original work by Franny Choi, Alison Deming, Kate Greenstreet, Dennis Hinrichsen, Fady Joudah, Timothy Liu, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Sajé, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and many others.

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  • Posted September 17, 2018
  • The Crambo Open to Submissions from Graduate Writers
  • Deadline: November 7, 2018

The Crambo, a literary and arts journal produced and published by the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program at Kennesaw State University, welcomes submissions in the following genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, short graphic fiction, cartoons, and visual art. Current graduate students from any university are welcome to submit. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please submit your best work to digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/thecrambo/.

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  • Posted September 17, 2018
  • Meat for Tea: The Valley Review Wants Your Submissions
  • Deadline: November 17, 2018

Submit your work to be considered for publication in the upcoming issue of Meat for Tea. Happy contributors say: “MfTis the best kept secret in the world of literary journals. It jump started my publishing life and the editor/s are responsive and produce a magazine of high quality” (Stefan Lovasik). “I am consistently surprised and astonished at the work appearing in Meat for Tea: The Valley Review. The $4.50 submission fee helps an independent print journal, and indispensable element of our literary culture, survive and thrive (Michael Washburn). We invite you to also become a happy contributor. www.meatfortea.com

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  • Posted September 17, 2018
  • The MacGuffin: Seeking Fine Art, Poetry, and Prose
  • Deadline: Rolling

The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 35.2. As always, we’re not asking you to follow a theme, but with the warmer months moving behind us, consider saving your summer vacation stories for another issue. Instead, maybe send us a story about how you survived the blizzard of ’78 or a remembrance of your own Rosebud sled. We’ll accept five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. All art must be at least 9” in height. Send all work to macguffin@schoolcraft.edu and for full guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.

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  • Posted September 14, 2018
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Spring and Fall 2019 issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In 8 years we have published over 360 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

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  • Posted September 14, 2018
  • Sheila-Na-Gig online Winter 2018/19 Issue
  • Deadline: November 1, 2018

Sheila-Na-Gig seeks poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. Submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems as one file (.doc, .docx) via the Submittable link. Include a brief bio in the cover note field. Simultaneous submissions accepted. sheilanagigblog.com

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  • Posted September 14, 2018
  • Creative Nonfiction Seeks True Stories about Games
  • Deadline: November 19, 2018

For a special issue, Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks true stories exploring the ways our society integrates games, and especially games whose impact transcends entertainment and changes us in ways outside of the gaming context. We’re looking for stories that illuminate the great variety of ways in which games have affected the lives of diverse individuals and communities—offering opportunities to fail forward within a safe context, play with possible selves and futures, collaborate with people from different backgrounds, develop professional or other skills, become protagonists in simulated worlds, or collaborate with others on solutions to real-world problems. $3 reading fee, waived for subscribers. Paying market. Complete guidelines: www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/games.

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  • Posted September 13, 2018
  • West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions
  • Submissions accepted year-round.

West Texas Literary Review is a print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php. While you’re on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!