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  • Posted June 17, 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 June 17, 2021
  • MudRoom Open for Submissions for Summer Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

MudRoom is open for submissions until August 1st! 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. mudroommag.com

  • Posted June 15, 2021
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Fall 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 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 5/15 to 7/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2021 issue When We Are Lost / How We Are Found. 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 June 15, 2021
  • Interim's Fourth All Women's Print Anthology Open to Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Anthology

Interim is looking for women’s writing that explores the meaning and ethics of place in the broadest sense of the word, writing that seeks location as dwelling and indwelling simultaneously so as better to know what it means to belong somewhere. Speaking of the house, in The Poetics of Space Bachelard claims “all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home.” Send poems, essays, flash fiction, and/or hybrid forms that play with notions of place for our fourth all women’s print anthology, forthcoming in December, 2021. Because we believe the truth is experimental, we’ll especially appreciate work with innovative approaches.

  • Posted June 14, 2021
  • Add Your Chapter to the Story of 2020
  • Deadline info Deadline: Summer
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Hindsight: The Untold Stories of 2020 is the only book about 2020 written by people just like you. We’re seeking personal essays that get up close with the desperation, division, and devotion of 2020. Not the headlines in the papers, but the headlines of our lives. Add your chapter to the story of last year—whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder, marching for justice, or tying the knot over Zoom. Stories selected for publication will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021. Free to submit. Length: Maximum 2,000 words. Previously unpublished work only. View full guidelines at www.hindsightbook2020.com.

  • Posted June 14, 2021
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini-Fiction Collections
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Chapbook

Two fiction collections will be selected for our fall 2021 e-chapbook series, to be published in August and December, online and as epubs. Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for our 2022 themed anthology. Submit your manuscript by June 30. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We’d like three to five stories, or if flash fiction, a maximum of 15. We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $125 plus epub royalties. Submission fee: $6.

  • Posted June 14, 2021
  • NOMADartx Review Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews, & Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • 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 across genres. Our NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom about building success in any field of creative practice, and we especially seek work from artists and writers of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. More information can be found here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted June 14, 2021
  • Volney Road Review Paying for Prose, Poetry, Art, and Comics
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is paying $10 per accepted piece. Send us your best prose, poetry, art, photography, and comics for issue 4.1. Submissions are open until July 31, 2021. volneyroadreview.com/submit/

  • Posted June 14, 2021
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Now accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag 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. 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 June 10, 2021
  • You Need This Like a Hole In The Head
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
  • Type Magazine

The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant online journal of poetry and art that is attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets, including Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Richard Foerster, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Larkin Warren, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Stuart Kestenbaum, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, J.D. Whitney, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists...even lure makers. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted June 09, 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 $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

  • Posted June 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 June 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 June 09, 2021
  • Halloween Submissions Open! Parhelion Literary Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 9, 2021
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is accepting short story and flash submissions for our annual Halloween Issue. We're looking for wonderfully creepy, give-me-the-shivers, keep-me-up-at-night stories—bonus if the setting is Halloween/fall. Think James' TheTurn of the Screw or Jackson's The Lottery. Or, the way ghosts haunt the living in Jesmyn Ward's Sing Unburied Sing. Send us your best work! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted June 08, 2021
  • Blink-Ink Call for Submissions: The Dollar Store
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

We all do it. Shop at The Dollar Store. But why? Is it the best value for money? Not really, but it is cheap. And convenient. Cheap and convenient is good but aren't we really looking for treasure? Or are we avoiding the outside world? Tell us your best stories of approximately 50 words about The Dollar Store, Pound Store, 100 Yen Store, etc. near you. Submissions are open June 1, 2021 through July 15, 2021. Send us your unpublished work in the body of an email to: . No poetry, attachments, or bios please. www.blink-ink.org/current-submissions/

  • Posted June 07, 2021
  • Flexible Press is Accepting Submissions for our 2022 Catalog
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Book

Flexible Press is a traditional publisher dedicated to supporting authors, communities, and mission-driven non-profits through story. Our press works with a limited number of projects a year, helping authors bring important but otherwise passed over work to life. We are currently seeking literary fiction novels for 2022, and we are especially interested in diverse and under-represented voices. Flexible Press believes good writing must expand our understanding of the world and all of its inhabitants and further the art of fiction, while connecting to the community and the world. Find out more: www.flexiblepub.com.

  • Posted June 07, 2021
  • Call for Themed Submissions: Infrastructure
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Sleet is now open for Winter 2021 submissions. We welcome all fine writing and are especially hunting for pieces which celebrate infrastructure, both external and internal. How do you define infrastructure? What supports you, and where do you turn for strength and comfort? Our submission window will remain open until July 31, 2021. Sleet’s Winter Infrastructure edition will debut in November 2021. See submissions page for guidelines, www.sleetmagazine.com.

  • Posted June 03, 2021
  • 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 June 03, 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 XI. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted June 02, 2021
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 17 (Summer 2021) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 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 80,000 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 17 before midnight on June 30th, at www.skyislandjournal.com

  • Posted June 01, 2021
  • Submit Your 50-word Story to 50 Give or Take
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

50 Give or Take daily delivers micro-fiction of fifty words or less straight into your inbox. Please subscribe (it’s free!) to get an idea of what is published, before submitting your work. All accepted 50 Give or Take pieces will be published in a print collection at the end of every year, starting in 2021. All you have to do is submit your: 50-word story, one-line bio, website or social media URL, and a vertical photo of yourself to . Good luck!

  • Posted June 01, 2021
  • Fleas on the Dog is Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Oh Drat! The Brat Pack is back!!! Yes, the site your teacher warned you about is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW. See our Guidelines for details. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. Runs June 1 to 30. fleasonthedog.com

  • Posted May 27, 2021
  • Submit to ABLE MUSE: A Review of Poetry, Prose & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2021/2022. 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 27, 2021
  • Aji Submissions Open for Fall 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Submissions close when the magazine is filled.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Oscar Wilde penned, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Aji’s fall 2021 theme celebrates constellations, observable patterns born of human imagination, vision, intuition, and reason. Send us graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, book reviews, and essays. Work on this and any other topic will be considered until the Fall 2021 issue is filled. After that, submissions will close until November 1, 2021. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted May 26, 2021
  • 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

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