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  • Posted September 20, 2021
  • Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Type Magazine

Beginning fall 2021, the Kings River Review will be publishing artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of community college students. Submission Deadlines: November 1 for the fall issue and April 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 www.reedleycollege.edu/academics/divisions/division-a/kings-river-review.html  for full submission guidelines. Questions? E-mail us: .

  • Posted September 20, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: What Now?: The Future We Make
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Nimrod International Journal invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our spring 2022 thematic issue, What Now?: The Future We Make. In this time of change, the question that keeps arising is: “What now?”  We now have a rare opportunity to pause and question our often unexamined assumptions about the world as it is and as it could be. We would love to read your work about what comes next in our futures on an individual, relationship, or family level and our social, national, and worldwide future. For complete guidelines and to submit, please visit our website.

  • Posted September 20, 2021
  • The Garfield Lake Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Garfield Lake Review is an annual literary and visual arts journal started in 1971 by Olivet College students. We produce a print journal and post an online edition on our website. The Garfield Lake Review prides itself in accepting a wide selection of fiction, poetry, and visual arts. Our theme this year is seasons. Send us anything that involves movement, change, growth, and progression. All submissions are reviewed anonymously, regardless of form, which assures that no author will be judged by race, creed, sexual orientation, or political ideology. No submission fee. Visit us at www.garfieldlakereview.com.

  • Posted September 16, 2021
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

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

  • Posted September 15, 2021
  • 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 September 15, 2021
  • What Are You Reading?
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

We’re sure plenty of you are taking this social distancing downtime to do some reading, and 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 (125-300 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Full details: newpagesblog.com/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted September 15, 2021
  • Paper Dragon Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Screenplay, Video
  • Type Magazine

Paper Dragon is committed to showcasing exciting and inclusive work across genres, publishing poetry, short stories, short screenplays, creative nonfiction, and artwork that resonates with contemporary readers. Paper Dragon seeks work that challenges us to see the human experience in new and honest ways through both established and emerging voices. We are currently accepting no-fee submissions for our Fall/Winter issue. To see the kind of work we publish and to read more of our submission guidelines, visit our website.

  • Posted September 15, 2021
  • Santa Clara Review—Call for Submissions in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Magazine

We are now accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art submissions for our Fall 2021 issue. The deadline for submission is October 15th at 11:59pm PT. The Santa Clara Review publishes a wide variety of work from creatives all over the world. Our magazine is especially interested in writing and art from Black writers, Indigenous writers, LGBT+ writers, and writers of color. Writers—send us your flash pieces, your humorous work and satire, your short screenplays and plays! Visual artists—send us art to fill the 12 pages of full-color art and photography we publish each issue! For further submission guidelines and details, please visit santaclarareview.com.

  • Posted September 13, 2021
  • Club Plum Seeks Literary Horror for October 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 8, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Please send your dark, surreal, horrific, and strange flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid forms, and art to Club Plum for the October 2021 issue.  Send your unsettling. Send your beautifully morbid. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted September 13, 2021
  • Open Editorial Positions at MAYDAY
  • Deadline info Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

MAYDAY seeks to expand its all-volunteer editorial staff to include new interests, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We invite applications to be submitted by October 15, 2021 for the following positions: Culture Editors, Translation Editors, Visual Art Editors, Production Editors, and Social Media Editors. For details, please visit maydaymagazine.com/openpositions/.

  • Posted September 13, 2021
  • Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Driftwood Press is a paying small press specializing in fiction, poetry, visual arts, and comics. Whether you have short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry chapbooks, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission. We use submission fees to pay our writers, offering $500-1,000 for novellas, and we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

  • Posted September 13, 2021
  • Puerto del Sol Seeks Writing on Water
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Puerto del Sol seeks work which engages with water in all its forms. Life and growth and blood and poison and drought and commodity. Snow and steam and tsunami. We want to read work as sharp and brittle as ice. We want stories, essays, and poems which drip from dew-soaked branches or crash like waterfalls. Show us something as vast as the sea or as small as a single droplet of acid rain. Send us your explorations of fluidity, of the ways things shift and change, and of things which cannot be held, no matter how hard we try. www.puertodelsol.org

  • Posted September 09, 2021
  • 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 September 09, 2021
  • Tiger Moth Review Seeks Eco-Themed Work for Issue 7
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Tiger Moth Review is now seeking eco themed poetry, prose, art and photography for Issue 7 (January 2022). We especially want work from Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. Read our previous issues before submitting, and our submissions page for more details. We look forward to reading your work! www.tigermothreview.com

  • Posted September 09, 2021
  • Parhelion Literary Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is a young but established literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. We are now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Winter 2022 issue. We remain open to pitches, articles, and content for features all year round. To see what kind of work we publish, and to get more detailed information on submitting, visit us online. As always, writers of all backgrounds and identities are welcome. 

  • Posted September 08, 2021
  • CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) 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 September 07, 2021
  • Moon Light
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Dark of the moon or full. Times of great mystery, of great magic. Moon light is our companion in the night, lighting our way or giving us second thoughts. We use light of the moon in it’s monthly travels to mark the passage of time and reflect on our gains or losses. What does moon light make you think of, be it mysterious or mundane? Send your best stories (approximately 50 words) about moon light in the body of an email to: . Submissions are open September 1 through October 15. No bios, attachments, or poetry please. www.blink-ink.org/current-submissions/ 

  • Posted September 07, 2021
  • Cumberland River Review Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Cumberland River Review is now open for fee-free submissions and is eager to consider new poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers. Check us out online, then send us your best work! crr.trevecca.edu

  • Posted September 06, 2021
  • Seeking 20 Word Quotations, Inclusion in Outdoor Exhibit, Cash Award
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 6, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images paired with a quotation created by local, national, and international artists and writers. Entries can be no longer than 20 words and should be centered by our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be displayed from January 15 – April 10, 2022. A cash award of $1,000 is given for “Best Quotation.” www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-a-quotation-2022-exhibit/

  • Posted September 02, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XII. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted September 02, 2021
  • Seeking Great Short Stories to be Read on Video
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

SomeShortStories.com is a new website featuring videos of our narrators reading short fiction aloud. We are seeking stories in the literary genre between 1,500 – 8,000 words. We’re looking for great stories that really delve into the characters’ thoughts and feelings, and which don’t need an understanding of a certain genre’s tropes to be enjoyed. And since we want to promote indie authors, we want stories by authors who have books for sale on Amazon. Submission guidelines at someshortstories.com.

  • Posted September 02, 2021
  • MudRoom Open for Submissions for Fall Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MudRoom is open for submissions until October 31st! We are seeking poetry and prose in all their forms. Submissions are free, and we pay 15 dollars per accepted piece. MudRoom is somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We believe in the liminal, the dirty, the messy, and the mundane. We publish four issues of prose and poetry a year, as well as interviews with writers and book reviews. www.mudroommag.com/submissions-1

  • Posted September 01, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, a prestigious literary journal now celebrating its 10th anniversary, invites submissions for its Spring 2022 issue. We are the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 10 years we have published 460 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in sixteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many excellent, lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

  • Posted September 01, 2021
  • Call for Submissions from Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions: 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 sixth 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 art and/or writing, in English or English translation, to by December31, 2021. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

  • Posted September 01, 2021
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 18 (Fall 2021) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 90,000 readers in 145 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 response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 18 before midnight on September 30th, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

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