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  • Posted August 11, 2022

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing new writing and art for its winter issue. Under-represented creators, especially Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, physically disabled, neuroatypical, fat, poor, border-straddling, and others are encouraged to submit. Work with a connection to the Midwest gets a little bump. Surprise us! Now paying; a limited number of free submissions are available at the beginning of each month. Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit.

  • Posted August 11, 2022

    Parhelion Annual Halloween Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    It’s time for Halloween submissions! Parhelion is on the hunt for wonderfully creepy, keep-me-up-at-night, goosebump raising short stories—big bonus if the setting is Halloween/fall. Looking for smart stories that make the reader think twice. Not looking for genre horror or gory, violent, or extreme fantasy pieces. Check out our archives for the stories we’ve published in the past. (Please note, the Halloween Issue is short story only, poetry and CNF are not open at this time.) This is one of our favorite issues, so we’re looking forward to seeing your work!

    Posted August 10, 2022

    Sleet is open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Sleet Magazine is now open for Winter 2022 submissions. As always, we are looking for fine writing in general. In addition, our special theme is “tattoos.” Please see our submissions page for details. Deadline is August 31, 2022.

  • Posted August 9, 2022

    Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The Awakenings Review is an award-winning literary magazine committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and photography by writers, poets, and artists who have a relationship with mental illness, either self, family member, or friend. Located in the Chicago area but international in scope, our hardcopy publication, soon to be published biannually (beginning in 2023), is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Mental illness and literature have a long association. At The Awakenings Review, our aim is to both provide a forum for our contributors and a vehicle of insight for our readers. Refer to our submission guidelines at www.AwakeningsProject.org.

  • Posted August 8, 2022

    Submit to Clinch—A Martial Arts Literary Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    After a very successful first issue, Clinch is now open to submissions for Issue 2 through September 30th! Send us your work that displays the good, bad, and eccentric qualities of martial arts. If it’s good writing, and encompasses the martial arts/combat sports—including boxing—in any way, shape, or form, we want it. Visit our website clinchlit.com to view Issue 1 and submit to Issue 2. We'll see you there!

    Posted August 8, 2022

    The New Verse News Seeks Current Events Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Literary Site

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

    Posted August 8, 2022

    Jokes Review Seeks Pulp Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Art, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Send us your best pulp fiction! We’re looking for stories that play with genres. Gothic westerns. Detectives on Mars. That sort of thing. Low brow but still literary—and funny! Also accepting art and comics. www.jokesliteraryreview.com

  • Posted August 8, 2022

    Our Doors are Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

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

  • Posted August 8, 2022

    Rockvale Review Open for Poetry, Short Fiction, and CNF Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Rockvale Review is an online literary journal associated with Rockvale Writers' Colony, a retreat center in middle Tennessee. We're seeking bold (like a rock) and vulnerable (like a vale) writing for Issue Nine in the genres of poetry, short fiction, and CNF. The unthemed issue will be published in November 2022. We read blind, so no names on the work please. Submission fee - $2.50. Please follow all the guidelines listed on our website. We look forward to reading your work. rockvalereview.com/submissions/

  • Posted August 8, 2022

    Woodcrest Literary Journal Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2022 (or until we reach our limit)
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Woodcrest is pleased to announce an open reading period. Submissions are now open and can be sent through Submittable. The literary journal of Cabrini University, Woodcrest aims to publish work that surprises and challenges the human experience. Please read our recent issue to familiarize yourself with our journal. We accept work from around the world and we want to hear from you. woodcrestmagazine.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted August 8, 2022

    Button Poetry Seeks Video Submissions

    • Genres Poetry, Art, Video
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Button Poetry Seeks Video Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2022
      Button Poetry is now accepting entries for the 2022 Video Contest. We are looking for brave poetry that crosses borders or effaces them completely, work that enters into larger social conversations, work that lives in the world, work with a strong, unique voice and palpable energy. The winner will receive $500 and be featured across our social media, which collectively has 5M+ followers. Finalist Judge: Sabrina Benaim, author of Depression & Other Magic Tricks. The contest closes August 31, 2022. Find guidelines at buttonpoetry.com/video-contest.

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    Posted August 8, 2022

    Open Call for Prose, Poetry, Art, Graphic Novel

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Sunspot Lit is one of the few journals publishing prose ranging from micro to novella length. Our current open call for longform fiction, nonfiction, poems, and graphic novels closes August 15. Prose limits: 3,501 to 7,500 words. Graphic novel: 5 to 17 pages. Open call for shorter works and art closes August 31. Prose limits: One or two flash, total of 1,000 words. Single short story or essay, 1,001 to 3,500 words. Graphic novels: 1 to 4 pages. One to three poems, three pages total per submission. Artwork: One or two images. sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit

    Posted August 4, 2022

    Chestnut Review Invites Submissions Year Round

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Chestnut Review (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $120. Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com

  • Posted August 4, 2022

    The Daphne Review Mentorship Program (Rising Seniors Only)

    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 11, 2022; Event Dates: Session I: July 25 - August 15, Session II: September 5-26, III: November 7-28, 2022. Location: Virtual. Mentorship Program (Rising Seniors Only)! Both mentee and mentorship are now open! Apply to the 2022 Daphne Online Mentorship Program! We will be selecting 5-7 students to work with professional writers on a 1on1 basis. Our students have benefited greatly over the years. They’ve used the time to work on their existing body of work to get them published by literary magazines, win awards at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, PYAA and gain acceptance to top colleges! Recent Daphne mentees have been accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and top creative writing programs, e.g., Iowa, Kenyon, Juniper, and Emerson!

  • Posted August 4, 2022

    L'Esprit Seeks Consciousness-Forward Fiction and Thought for Issue One

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    L’Esprit Literary Review seeks submissions for Issue One, to appear online in October 2022. L’Esprit publishes consciousness-forward fiction and thought in the fearless, revolutionary tradition of High Modernism. We accept stories, personal essays, reviews, and criticism. In the spirit of James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, L’Esprit seeks to champion writing that investigates the turbulent underworld of the mind. We pride language-driven work that is fueled at the sentence level. Issue One will be our first full-length publication open to general submissions, after Issue Zero in April and a commemorative Bloomsday / Dalloway Day issue in June. lespritliteraryreview.org

  • Posted August 4, 2022

    Qua Magazine Seeks Submissions for Fall 2022 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 2, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine is a student-run publication of the University of Michigan-Flint. Founded over 50 years ago, we invite submissions of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Arts, and Photography from anyone living in the state of Michigan. No submission fees. For the Fall 2022 issue, all submissions must be made by October 2, 2022 here: go.umflint.edu/quamagazinesubmission. (Art by Ra-Londa Southwell, published in the Qua winter 2022 issue)

    Posted August 3, 2022

    Works Progress Calling for Fiction Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Literary Site

    We are a new Substack publishing short fiction about anything bigger than yourself: stories about astronauts, ICU nurses, politics, protests, alternate histories, big-world calamities, juicy personal dramas and the people who experience them. Fiction with dynamic characters who do interesting things. We don’t think stories should be slogs. We do not publish quiet stories about divorce. We pay our writers. Submit via email and visit our archives at worksprogress.substack.com/archive.

  • Posted August 2, 2022

    Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
    • Type Magazine

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

  • Posted August 2, 2022

    Submit to the 2023 Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submit to the 2023 Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 18, 2022
      Willow Springs Books is seeking submissions for the Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize, a first poetry book prize for poets 35 years old and younger who have not yet published a book-length poetry manuscript. Poets who have previously published chapbooks are welcome to submit. 48 pages minimum. One manuscript per submission. Open for submissions from 6/20/2022 to 11/18/2022. The winner receives $2,000 plus publication in our Emma Howell Rising Poets series. wse.submittable.com/submit/228879/submit-to-the-2023-emma-howell-rising-poet-prize

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    Posted August 2, 2022

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Center of Gravity

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 8/15 to 10/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue Center of Gravity. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submissions guidelines at aboutplacejournal.org/submissions.

    Posted August 1, 2022

    Puerto del Sol's 2022 Poetry and Prose Annual Contests $1,000

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Puerto del Sol's 2022 Poetry and Prose Annual Contests $1,000
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2022
      Puerto del Sol is accepting entries to annual contests in poetry and prose between March 1 and September 1. Judges are Kali Fajardo-Anstine in prose and Anthony Cody in poetry. One prize in each genre for $1,000 will be awarded along with publication. Current students, faculty, or alum of New Mexico State University are not eligible. Close friends or former students of the judges are ineligible. Submitters must remove identifying information from submissions. Winners are announced in October 2022. $15 entry fee. All entries will receive the issue featuring the winner. All submissions are considered for publication. Submit at puertodelsol.org.

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    Posted August 1, 2022

    Spring 2023 Issue of Valley Voices Seeks Work on Goodbye

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The word may mean departure, detachment, death, divorce, breakup, a fresh start, a new life, a promising career, or a bright future. There are many, different ways to say goodbye, so there should be many, different meanings in the word or similar words such as farewell, adieu, bon voyage, zaijian, or Godspeed. It can be tearful, fearful, painful, peaceful, joyful, mournful, beautiful, awful, mirthful, sorrowful. When Li Po says goodbye to his friend Meng Haoran, he says: “A lonely sail, distant shades, extinguished by blue— / There, at the horizon, where river meets sky.” We look forward to reading work that sparks with fresh images, funny stories, and interesting details that attract not only the editors’ eyes but also the readers’ as well. View full guidelines.

  • Posted August 1, 2022

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

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

  • Posted August 1, 2022

    $1,000 + Publication: New Letters Editor's Choice Award

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $1,000 + Publication: New Letters Editor's Choice Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 17,2022
      The New Letters’ Editor’s Choice Award is now accepting entries for experimental work that crosses the traditional boundaries of genre and form. Enter your hybrid work—your lyric essays, prose poems, short-shorts, collages, micro-memoirs. . . whatever you’re doing that’s experimental, that defies easy categorization. The maximum word count is 8,000 and entries must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,000 plus publication in New Letters. Visit www.newletters.org for guidelines and to enter online via Submittable. 

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  • Posted August 1, 2022

    Cherry Tree Now Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal would like to read your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction through October 1, 2022. All accepted work is also considered for our distinctive Literary Shade section. Contributors receive $20 and 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears. Our $3 reading fee helps us to pay contributors and 10% of those fees will be donated to Minary's Dream Alliance, a community nonprofit organization with strong mentorship programs for at-risk youth. (The editors make a matching donation.) For more about what we're looking for and to read our guidelines, please visit our website.

  • Posted August 1, 2022

    Fleas on the Dog is Open 4 Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Fiction. Fiction. FICTION. (any kind) Fiction. Fiction quality QUALITY quality. Poetry. P-O-E-T-R-Y. Poetry (poetic, OK?). Plays. plays. PLAYS (the play’s the thing.) 4 ( four) Issue 12. That’s Twelve! The 1 after 11. All you’ve got to lose is your reputation and self respect. Is that asking too much? B there OR B square. Runs August 1 to 31. Um… C our Guidelines for DEE-tales. fleasonthedog.com

  • Posted August 1, 2022

    Pensive Seeks Submissions of Spiritual Writing and Visual Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts, innovative online publication from Northeastern University, welcomes unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, translations. Visit www.pensivejournal.com; submit via Submittable February 1-May 15 or August 1-November 15. No fee. Historically underrepresented and international voices encouraged. Recent contributors include Baca, Bruchac, M. Collins, Chess, Cording, Espada, Glancy, Hoffman, Lea, Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Metres, Piercy, Samaras, Sholl, and more. Spring issue is opened-themed, with special section on spiritual responses to current events & voices from "inside” and “outside" (e.g. incarcerated, homeless, refugee communities, and their allies).

    Posted August 1, 2022

    Club Plum Seeks Literary Horror & Other for October 2022

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    It's time again for our third annual Literary Horror issue. Along with non-horror works, please send darkly strange beauties. Send unsettling prose poetry, art, creative nonfiction, and flash. Send hybrid pieces. All approaches welcome. Please read submission guidelines at clubplumliteraryjournal.com/submit/.

  • Posted July 29, 2022

    Cleaver's Summer Flash Contest—Deadline Extended!

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Cleaver's Summer Flash Contest—Deadline Extended!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2022
      Enter Cleaver's Summer '22 Flash Contest judged by Meg Pokrass. Open theme, any topic for flash fiction and nonfiction up to 500 words. Deadline extended until August 15. $500 first prize; $250 second prize, $100 first prize. Prizewinners will be published in Cleaver’s Winter Issue, December 2022. Finalists may also be offered publication.

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  • Posted July 28, 2022

    Split Rock Press Seeks Poetry Chapbook Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Chapbook

    Split Rock Press is a micro press and an imprint of Split Rock Review. We host the Split Rock Chapbook Series and publish eco-friendly books that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We seek poetry chapbook manuscripts for publication in 2023. Payment is offered in the form of 10 copies, a 50% discount on additional author copies, and a complimentary copy of the other chapbooks published in 2023. Manuscript length: 16 - 30 pages. Simultaneous submissions OK. $8 submission fee. For more information and a full list of guidelines, visit: www.splitrockreview.org/press. Submit via Submittable.

  • Posted July 28, 2022

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2022
      20th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Submit 1-3 poems for a $20 entry fee. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest, 2022). See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetrynp22

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  • Posted July 28, 2022

    Submit for Interim's Print Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Interim is looking for poems, art, essays and short fiction devoted to music for the 2022 Print Issue. We’re interested in work that is not so much “about” music, but rather enacts or composes, it. Send 3-5 poems, an art work, essay, and/or short fiction to Claudia Keelan, Editor of Interim through our Submittable.

  • Posted July 28, 2022

    The St. Lawrence Book Award for Debut Poetry and Prose

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The St. Lawrence Book Award for Debut Poetry and Prose
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2022
      Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The St. Lawrence Book Award for an unpublished first collection of poetry or prose. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length manuscript in any genre. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Prizes are awarded on publication. For more details and information about how to submit your manuscript, follow this link: blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and-contests/the-st-lawrence-book-award/

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  • Posted July 27, 2022

    BreakBread Magazine Looking for Work From Young Creatives

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics, and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information.

  • Posted July 27, 2022

    $1500 each plus Publication - Poetry & Short Story

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $1500 each plus Publication - Poetry & Short Story
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 20, 2022
      Kallisto Gaia Press sponsors two annual prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Ocotillo Review. Zoë Fay-Stindt will judge the Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize; Jen Knox will judge the Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize. Submit up to three poems of no more than 65 lines each or a story of up to 4,200 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of Ocotillo Review, by August 20. Visit kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit for guidelines. Proceeds are donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease and the MD Anderson Foundation for Breast Cancer.

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    Posted July 26, 2022

    Split Rock Review Invites Submissions for Issue 19

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Split Rock Review is a biannual, online journal that publishes poetry, short creative nonfiction and fiction, comics, hybrids, reviews and interviews, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We invite writers and artists to submit their best work for consideration in Issue 19 (Fall/Winter 2022). First 300 submissions are FREE during the months of June, July, and August. Expedited and Tip Jar submission options are also available each month. Simultaneous submissions are OK. For more info and submission guidelines, visit: www.splitrockreview.org/submit. Submit via Submittable.

    Posted July 21, 2022

    Tarot Card Workshop for Creative Writers!

    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 12, 2022
      Event Dates: Fridays, August 12 to September 2, 2022. Event Location: Zoom. Creative Tarot II will explore the potential of tarot as both a mirror and a key. Over four online Zoom sessions we will learn to leverage tarot as a tool for self-reflection with the goal of getting in touch with our higher selves. We will apply what we’ve learned through group discussion, writing prompts, and one-on-one readings. This course is instructed by novelist, poet, and spiritualist Annie Freshwater. Begins August 12, 2022. $150/Participant. Scholarships available. Register now at www.thepoetrylab.com/creative-tarot.

    Posted July 21, 2022

    Workshop Your Poems in the Feedback Circle

    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 17, 2022
      Event Dates: Wednesdays, August 17 to September 21, 2022. Event Location: Zoom. Even when it is exhilarating, getting feedback can place us in a vulnerable space. Informed by Felicia Rose Chavez’ The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, this workshop strategy offers a deliberate, decolonized approach to critique. In this 6 week course, you will have unlimited opportunities to share poems with a small group, as well as 5 small group feedback sessions, 1 large group session, and 1 private editorial session with the facilitator. We encourage craft-focused feedback and a friendly, supportive environment. The goal is to improve your poems without trampling your spirit. $240/Participant for 6 weeks of class! Scholarships available. Register now at www.thepoetrylab.com/register/feedback-circle.

  • Posted July 18, 2022

    iō Lit Submissions Open (Now a Paying Journal!)

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 16, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    iō Literary Journal is proud to be a paying journal for the first time! We strive to showcase the spectrum of experience of all people, especially those in underrepresented groups whose voices are silenced in mainstream culture. As a publication that welcomes all forms of creative writing and artistic expression, we value work that expands the genre beyond conventional interpretations. Share your creative writing and art to be featured in our fourth annual print volume. Still drafting your writing? With our creative editing services, we’ll take your prose to the next level. For submission guidelines and more, visit ioliteraryjournal.submittable.com.

  • Posted July 18, 2022

    Consequence’s Fall Reading Period Now Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The reading period for Consequence Volume 15.1 is now open. As always, we are after any and all literary work or visual art that deals with the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence as experienced by combatants, victims, or witnesses. We are especially interested in works of translation and fiction this time around. We also strongly encourage BIPOC and people from other under-represented communities to submit. Please spread the word. Have questions about what work we’re inclined to publish and/or how much we pay? Visit our FAQ. To submit, go here: www.consequenceforum.org/submissions.

  • Posted July 15, 2022

    What Are You Reading?

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
    • Type Literary Site

    Have you been doing a lot of reading in your downtime? We’d love to hear about it. Whether it’s a new issue of your favorite lit mag, the book you’ve just added to your shelf, or one piece of poetry or prose that really spoke to you, we’re looking forward to your recommendations. Send an email with a brief review (125-200 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Please read through our newly revised guidelines carefully: newpagesblog.com/what-are-you-reading-reviewer-guidelines/.

  • Posted July 14, 2022

    Book of Matches Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 19, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    In an age dominated by our worst tendencies for tribalism, it's more important than ever to celebrate the best in humanity through the very real magic of words. Book of Matches is always interested in protest—interested in protest against the unknowing alive in human existence, in protest against the knowing, too. In essence, Book of Matches celebrates what burns in the dark, and too the assurance of how little this illuminates before going out. Send your most meaningful lies, real lives, and poetry of both that we may see a bit more clearly the stormy seas around us all. www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com

  • Posted July 14, 2022

    Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
    • Type Book

    Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There's no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.

    Posted July 14, 2022

    Blueline Seeks Exceptional Nature Writing

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, via email. Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted July 13, 2022

    Actual Left Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction Focusing on Social Justice

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Actual Left Publications (formerly Xi Draconis Books) is seeking short stories, poems, and essays for the release of our first anthology. Submissions should focus on social justice issues. Our previous publications have dealt with apartheid in Israel, the need for political commitment in everyday life, the rise of Trump, the heinously unjust healthcare system in the United States, and the problems inherent in US criminal justice practices. So, if you feel you have a work that deals with capitalist hegemony, racism, climate change, misogyny, or any other social justice problem, consider submitting. For more info, head here: actualleft.com.

  • Posted July 11, 2022

    Summer Contest Open for Submissions of Poetry and Flash Fiction

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Summer Contest Open for Submissions of Poetry and Flash Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2022
      Julia Peterkin Literary Award Contest open July 1 to August 15; South 85 Journal seeks submissions of unpublished flash fiction of 850 words or fewer and previously unpublished poems of 50 lines or fewer. We are especially interested in stories and poems that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but consider all quality writing. The winning selection in each category will be awarded $500 and publication in the December issue of South 85 Journal. Contest finalists will also be selected and published alongside the winning selections. Submissions are read blind by an outside judge. south85journal.com

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  • Posted June 30, 2022

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