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  • Posted May 23, 2022
  • MER Open for Literary Submissions on Motherhood
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

MER (formerly Mom Egg Review) is open April 15 – July 15 for submissions of literary work (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and art on motherhood. You need not be a mother to submit. ($3 fee; scholarship submissions available). Guidelines here: momeggreview.com/submit.

  • Posted May 19, 2022
  • Vita Poetica Journal Seeks Creative Work Explored Through a Spiritual Lens
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

The Vita Poetica Journal is an online quarterly publication of creative work explored through a spiritual lens. This may be engaging directly with religious faith or a broader inquiry into meaning and the human experience. Submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and visual art are welcome year-round. Please see our submissions guidelines at www.vitapoetica.org/journal/submissions.

  • Posted May 19, 2022
  • Thuya Poetry Review Calls for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2022
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Thuya Poetry Review is a 501(c)3 compliant, non-profit poetry journal, dedicated to publishing both emerging and established poets. View our full submissions guidelines here: thuyapoetryreview.org/submissions/. There is no fee to submit.

  • Posted May 16, 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 May 16, 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 novels, novellas, and memoirs that 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 May 16, 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 May 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/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted May 12, 2022
  • Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, 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, poetry full-lengths, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our poetry 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 $400 for novellas and $500 for poetry collections; we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards, and our fiction contests have shorter response times than most press' contests. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

  • Posted May 12, 2022
  • Planisphere Q Seeks Flash Fiction, Vignettes, Character Sketches, and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

PQ is now open for submissions on the theme “Dreamland.” Seeking all genres but would like to see more speculative fiction and speculative poetry: weird, horror, science fiction, fantasy, or any mash-up or sub-genre. See guidelines for full details. Submissions close June 15, 2022 for Summer Quarter Issue Six. www.planisphereq.com

  • Posted May 11, 2022
  • StepAway Magazine seeks Writing that Evokes Walking through Imaginary Worlds
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

In celebration of science fiction, fantasy, and all other genres of speculative fiction, we ask writers to lead us through the landscapes of unknown planets, parallel dimensions, dystopian cityspaces, elven villages, and beyond. The guest editor for this special issue will be novelist and poet Caroline Hardaker, author of Composite Creatures, which was named as one of The Washington Post’s top science fiction novels of 2021. Submission deadline: Thursday, 30th June 2022. Further information can be found here: stepawaymagazine.com/submissions-fantasy-issue.

  • Posted May 11, 2022
  • Fictional Café Opens Submissions for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Audio
  • Type Magazine

The Fictional Café, entering its tenth year, welcomes new boundary-breaking short stories, flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, creative nonfiction, and works in the visual and audio arts. A thousand Coffee Club members in 70 countries read our highly original ‘zine. We welcome all genres. Your work must be tasteful, original, and well written. We look for engaging characters and the thought-provoking, avant-garde, or unconventional approach. Bold, sophisticated poetry collections and artist exhibits are welcome. Please join our Coffee Club and review what we publish and our submission guidelines before you submit. We reply in 30 days. www.fictionalcafe.com

  • Posted May 11, 2022
  • Able Muse (Poetry, Prose, & Art) - Submission Now Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2022/2023. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.

  • Posted May 10, 2022
  • Divot is Reading for Summer Issues 2 and 3 Currently!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Divotlit seeking submissions for Issues 2 and 3, coming Summer 2022. Please send us your best poems. We value fresh imagery, organic emotion, and the unexpected. See submission guidelines. We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted May 10, 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, published annually in the fall, 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 May 09, 2022
  • Celebrate Bloomsday and Dalloway Day by Sending Work to L’Esprit
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 16, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

L’Esprit Literary Review seeks submissions for Bloomsday and Dalloway Day! Send us work inspired by or in the spirit of Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, Ulysses, Joyce, and/or modernist and experimental writing. Stories, CNF, critical essays, and novel excerpts. L’Esprit publishes work celebrating and exploring the authentic rendering of consciousness in fiction, and anything written in the fearless, risk-adept spirit of the high modernist revolutionary tradition. Currently open for general submissions, and all pieces will also be considered for publication in Issue One. We will publish a commemorative issue on June 15 and 16; send in your work today! lespritliteraryreview.org

  • Posted May 09, 2022
  • Club Plum Seeks Works on Human Rights & Women's Rights
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

For our July issue, in addition to our usual requests, we seek to publish nonfiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, and art that portrays experiences and concerns about Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Democracy and Freedom. We always want works on these topics, but in this minute, we artists are desperate: We need to holler and bleed and whimper and demand and sing. Come do this in the club. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com/submit/ for submission guidelines. 

  • Posted May 09, 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 May 09, 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 May 05, 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 May 05, 2022
  • Call for Literary Nonfiction submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30,2022
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Interim invites submissions of literary nonfiction, including essays that reflect literary movements in America and around the world. We invite writers from all parts of the globe—the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, New Zealand, Australia, etc.—especially women writers, to submit to this special issue. If you have perspective on the evolution of the Gurlesque (the vibrant movement of women reclaiming their bodies) or any other newly established literary movement, we are especially eager to hear from you. We will consider original essays 1,500 to 5,000 words. $4 submission fee. Upload to Interim’s Submittable.

  • Posted May 05, 2022
  • CARRYING OVER: A Special Issue of Interim Dedicated to Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2022
  • Genre Translations
  • Type Magazine

When Buddhism was first introduced to China, the monks who translated the Sanskrit texts made a choice that would affect the history of translation for two millennia. Their carrying over of Daoist terms made the completely “alien” ideas of the “Sutra of Forty-two Chapters understandable to Chinese readers, which sped-up the spread and acceptance of Buddhism in China by creating something new—the Zen school. Two thousand years later, when Ezra Pound was translating poems of Li Bai, he effectively rewrote those poems which became a crucial spark to jumpstart Modernism. Both the monks and Pound made decisions that some argue showed great disrespect to the original texts. The argument for literal and creative translation has raged since. To what does the translator owe her duty—to the presentation of the original, or to the transfer of the original into a local intelligibility, or, to both? Interim is looking for translations that are mindful of this intricate balance, for translations that are not afraid of music, or clever transfers of puns, translations that strive to reenact the original in universal language, as we believe that translation is in itself a fusion of cultures, and as such, always innovative. Submit through Interim’s Submittable. Guest edited by Xiaoqui Qui.

  • Posted May 05, 2022
  • redrosethorns magazine Seeks Writers and Artists for Magazine Submission
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

redrosethorns annual magazine is seeking unpublished writing pieces and art based around our publication theme in any genre and any style. This year's theme is “Connection/Community.” Inspired by the feminist conscious raising movement, we wanted to create a platform where folks could share their stories and we could showcase the actual diversity and realities we live in. Each year we select a theme and encourage others to share their interpretation of this through art or writings. Along with our submissions, our magazine will also feature interviews, quotes and fun facts about our theme. www.redrosethorns.com/magazine

  • Posted May 05, 2022
  • Red Shoe Press is Accepting Submissions for Oregon Poetry Calendar
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Red Shoe Press accepts poems through June 30, 2022 for the 2023 Oregon Poetry Calendar. Only Oregon residents may submit. The calendar will pair expressive short poems with compelling photographs. Submit via Submittable link. 1-3 short poems (max. 20 lines long, max. 35 characters wide) in a single document, each poem on a separate page. No religious, no haiku, haibun, tanka or other short forms, no rhyming poems, no complex indentations. Blind submission. Simultaneous submissions okay. Upon publication, all rights revert back to poet. No bio needed. No email submissions. Deadline: June 30, 2022. Responses: August 2022. To submit: redshoepress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted May 04, 2022
  • Red Tree Review Now Accepting Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Red Tree Review is currently seeking poetry submissions for its second issue. All themes, topics, and forms are equally welcome, though submitters are encouraged to read the debut issue before sharing their work. RTR is especially fond of poems that surprise, harrow, and awe. Submissions are always free. www.redtreereview.com

  • Posted May 03, 2022
  • Aji Submissions Open for Fall 2022 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Silence is golden . . . unless, as Paul Simon wrote in his famous song, it destroys honest, creative expression of our deepest, most essential truths. Sometimes, silence is best; other times, it’s a deep, dry arroyo in a desert where no rain has fallen for too long, where nothing can thrive. Want to be heard? Send us your graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and essays. Work on this and any other topic will be considered for publication. Once the Fall 2022 issue is filled, submissions will close until November 1, 2022. www.ajimagazine.com

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