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  • Posted December 02, 2020
  • Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 16
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review is an independent, online journal that publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, eco-fiction, comics, hybrids, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We're currently seeking submissions for Issue 16 (Spring 2021). First 300 submissions are FREE during the months of November and December. Expedited and Tip Jar submission options are also available. Simultaneous submissions are OK. We encourage you to read past issues to see if we’re a good home for your work. For more information, visit us at www.splitrockreview.org. Submit via Submittable at www.splitrockreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted December 02, 2020
  • Call For Submissions: Fiction, Essays, Photography, Art, Poetry, Digital Storytelling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/Fine in Swahili) is to promote the artistic, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and Other Writers and Artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Check out open submission opportunities for Nzuri Journal of Coastline College at Submittable.com. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Spring 2021 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words. Website: nzuriJournal.com.

  • Posted December 01, 2020
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 15 (Winter 2021) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020 (Midnight CST)
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • 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 75,000 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, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 15 before midnight (CST) on December 31st at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted December 01, 2020
  • We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

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 full poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, interviews, and contests. 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. To polish your fiction, note our editing services and seminars, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted December 01, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Molecule - a tiny lit mag
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Submissions open from 12/1/20 to 1/15/21. Replies by: 2/15/21. Call for submissions for the Spring 2021 issue of Molecule - a tiny lit mag. Poetry, prose, nonfiction, plays, reviews, and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual art work of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings also wanted: no skyscrapers please! Strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have small minds. Send submissions preferably in the body of the email or jpeg attachment for photos to , along with a 3rd person bio no more than 24 words (including name). moleculetinylitmag.art.blog

  • Posted December 01, 2020
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Geographies of Justice
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • 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 12/15/20 to 3/1/21 we'll be accepting submissions for our Spring 2021 issue Geographies of Justice. 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 submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

  • Posted November 30, 2020
  • Jelly Bucket: Call for Black Lives Matter Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

For its 11th print issue, Jelly Bucket will feature a special section—guest-edited by 2009 National Book Award Finalist, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon—dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. Send us poetry, prose, or text-as-art that captures, explores, reflects, reports, ruminates upon, or dialogues with social justice as it relates to the African American experience and BLM. Work from Jelly Bucket has appeared in the Best American anthology series and is annually nominated for the Pushcart Prize anthology. Online submissions only, $2 fee: jellybucket.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted November 25, 2020
  • Girls Right the World Issue 5
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

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 fifth 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  by  December 31, 2020. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

  • Posted November 25, 2020
  • We Want the Best Stories in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • 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 life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. Songs save the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. Our editors read year-round with an eye out for work with homespun and international appeal. We’ve published work with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Nahko, Michel Stone, Genesis Greykid, Cassandra King, Melissa Studdard, and A.E. Stallings. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted November 24, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Heron Tree
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Heron Tree Volume 8 will be dedicated to found poems composed from public domain sources. We are accepting submissions in the following categories: found poems crafted from any source material(s) in the public domain in the United States; found poems created from How to Keep Bees (1905), a handbook by Anna Botsford Comstock; found poems fashioned from public domain sonnets other than Shakespeare’s. We are interested in any and all approaches to found poetry construction and erased or remixed texts. For details visit us at herontree.com/how/.

  • Posted November 23, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger, in print and ebook formats since 2011. We seek the voices of Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, gender nonbinary, neurodivergent, fat, disabled, border-straddling, poor, and more marginalized authors. We encourage connections, in work or by creator, to the Midwest, broadly construed. Now paying. Send ambitious, surprising new art and writing through stormcellar.submittable.com; learn more at stormcellar.org.

  • Posted November 23, 2020
  • 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 November 23, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Willow Springs Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Founded in 1977, Willow Springs has long been dedicated to publishing fresh and exciting contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We are looking for writing that surprises and moves us, whether it comes from up-and-coming writers or established greats. Specifically, we are looking to promote underrepresented and international voices—including translations—but we welcome submissions of any kind. We pay contributors for their work. Submission guidelines and more information about Willow Springs may be found here: willowspringsmagazine.org.

  • Posted November 17, 2020
  • Decolonial Passage Seeks Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, And Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Submissions: Decolonial Passage encourages emerging and established writers to submit to the magazine. We accept writing from writers of all backgrounds engaged in the decolonial project regardless of race, origin, gender, disability, or geographical location. Our emphasis is on writing that centers African, African-American, and Black Diaspora writing from the African continent, the Americas, Europe, and beyond. Read our Mission Statement to get a fuller understanding of Decolonial Passage and how the magazine interprets the concept of passage as both text and movement across geographical space. Details at: thedecolonialpassage.net.

  • Posted November 16, 2020
  • Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Anthology

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions.

  • Posted November 16, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: Essential Voices: A COVID-19 Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Translations
  • Type Anthology

While the pandemic has ravaged our world, certain populations have been impacted more deeply than others. Essential Voices strives to give voice to those who have been silenced. Send us your poems, stories, recipes, or works of art that reflect upon the experience of COVID and COVID related issues in your life. This anthology will be published by West Virginia University Press. Visit us at www.essentialvoicesanthology.wordpress.com for guidelines before submitting to .

  • Posted November 16, 2020
  • NOMADartx Review Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews, & Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 20, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

NOMADartx is an emerging global creative network dedicated to sharing and amplifying creative potential, regardless of genre. Our new NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom (individual or collective) toward building success in their fields of practice. We currently consider work that addresses these themes in any way, with a special call for work about routine, ritual, and repetition (or their opposites). More information is here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted November 12, 2020
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short stories, and nonfiction by writers and poets who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from writers’ and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

  • Posted November 11, 2020
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 10 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Ten, our Winter/Spring 2021 issue. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled 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

  • Posted November 11, 2020
  • 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 November 11, 2020
  • Volney Road Review Paying for Prose, Poetry, Art, and Comics
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

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 3, Issue 2. We publish digitally and pay $10 per accepted piece. volneyroadreview.com

  • Posted November 11, 2020
  • Full Bleed Seeks Submissions for its Fifth Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 10, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Full Bleed an annual journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its fifth issue, forthcoming in May 2021. We publish criticism, artwork, design, and graphic essays as well as thematically-relevant poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. For Issue Five, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of adaptation. In this time of accelerating change, we invite artists, designers, and writers to reflect on the various ways that ecological, technological, and social conditions have necessitated and will necessitate reinvention, hard resets, or new modes of coping, working, living, and thinking. All contributors will be paid modest honoraria. For more details, go to www.full-bleed.org/submit.

  • Posted November 10, 2020
  • Call for Submissions: What Women Need; Women on Politics
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Adanna dedicates its next print issue to—What Women Need for a “Women on Politics” special edition in reflection of American culture and society looking back on the last four years and what our hopes and dreams are for the next four years to come. While we reflect on the many achievements women have made in politics and in leadership we also want to address former and new obstacles. Adanna seeks a representative voice of all women, in all walks and stages of life, at all levels of leadership from motherhood to office. For submission guidelines see: adannajournal.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html.

  • Posted November 10, 2020
  • The Hunger Journal Open Submissions & Winter Poetry Contest
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Hunger publishes visceral writing. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid, and visual art. Additionally, The Hunger is holding its first ever Winter Poetry Contest. Submissions are $5 for up to three poems. The winner will receive a $100 prize and publication in our Winter Issue. Finalists not chosen as the winner will also be considered for publication. Contest Judge: Diamond Forde. For more information visit www.thehungerjournal.com/submit.

  • Posted November 09, 2020
  • 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 $100 and a copy of the annual anthology of four issues (released each summer). 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

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