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  • Posted January 14, 2021
  • The Experiment Will Not Be Bound: Experimental Anthology, Peter Campion, ed.
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 14, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Anthology

This project reflects current times: it is a political act, and bold voices in new forms will ignite it. We are most interested in: What does America mean now — and what forms can our voices take today? Show us experimental writing that confronts the hard truths of America across identities, generations, communities, cultures, borders. Literary experiments from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented communities hold particular power in making this anthology relevant. We will challenge the traditional anthology form too, experimenting with how the book can be (un)bound, (re)ordered, (re)read, and (co)shared. Authors selected will be paid for their work. www.unboundedition.com

  • Posted January 14, 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 January 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, regardless of genre. 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 (individual or collective) toward building success in their fields of practice. We currently consider work that addresses these themes in any way, and we have a special call currently for visual art! More information is here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted January 13, 2021
  • Oyster River Pages Seeks Submissions for Annual Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted January 12, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Jewish Fiction .net, a prestigious literary journal now celebrating its 10th anniversary, invites submissions for its Fall 2021 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 400 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 January 12, 2021
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, & Photography
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Established in 2000, 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 January 11, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Migration and Movement
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Decolonial Passage accepts writing from writers of all backgrounds engaged in the decolonial project regardless of race, origin, gender, disability, or geographical location. Simultaneously, our emphasis is on writing that centers African, African-American, and Black Diaspora writing. In addition to our rolling submissions, our first issue to be published June 2021 will focus on Migration and Movement. Send us your essays, creative nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the topics of migration, immigration, forced removal, the Middle Passage, the Great Migration, Windrush, The Wall, gentrification, etc. Details at thedecolonialpassage.net.

  • Posted January 11, 2021
  • Blue Heron Review Call for Submissions Bonus Issue Nurturing Hope
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 10, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Blue Heron Review will have an open call for submissions for our special bonus issue from January 20 until February 10, 2021. Our theme is Nurturing Hope. This issue will be published online in Spring 2021. Mark your calendar and join us for this very special gathering of voices, as we come together to create space for hope in our lives. Your words make a difference. Before submitting, please carefully read our complete list of guidelines on the Submission Guidelines page of our website. Do not send submissions before January 20. blueheronreview.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted January 11, 2021
  • 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 January 07, 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 January 07, 2021
  • The Twin Bill Seeks Baseball Essays, Fiction, Poetry and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, accepted on a rolling basis
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are open for the Spring issue of The Twin Bill, a literary baseball publication. We are looking for essays between 600-1,000 words, fiction up to 3,000 words, submissions of up to five poems, and visual art (comics, illustrations, visual representations of stats, we are open to any ideas). Please send submissions and pitches to . If you are interested in illustrating our pieces, please email us. All submissions will receive a personal response. There is no submission fee. For more details, visit www.thetwinbill.com/submissions/.

  • Posted January 06, 2021
  • Parhelion Winter 2021 Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Parhelion is now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for Winter 2021. We seek gifted and skillful writing, writing that is fearless and loud (let us hear your voice!). Parhelion champions all writers, but it’s our passion to discover promising & bright new voices out there, like stars sparkling in the vast, unknowable universe, waiting to catch your eye—a streak of shimmering light across the night sky. parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted January 06, 2021
  • Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts 
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Book

Sixteen Rivers Press invites Northern California authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts. All manuscripts will be read blind. Sixteen Rivers values diversity. We encourage poets of color, young poets, and LGBTQ writers to submit. Please note: Sixteen Rivers Press is a nonprofit, shared-work poetry collective. Authors must live in Northern California and become members of the collective with a three-year commitment. We are open for submissions from November 1, 2020 to February 1, 2021. For your manuscript to be considered please see the complete submission guidelines on our website: sixteenrivers.org.

  • Posted January 06, 2021
  • HWP Seeks Fiction/Poetry/Flash for Paid Print Publication/Awards
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Haunted Waters Press seeking submissions for consideration in the 2nd edition of our fiction anthology Tin Can Literary Review—$250 per published story. Also seeking works of fiction, poetry, flash, and Penny Fiction for paid print publication in the 19th issue of our literary journal From the Depths. Works appearing online in SPLASH! are eligible for future offers of paid publication. All submissions considered for 2021 HWP Awards. Your words and endeavors are important to us! Custom artwork, author interviews, and the HWP Contributor Showcase are just a few of the ways we show our appreciation. Visit us today! www.hauntedwaterspress.com

  • Posted January 06, 2021
  • Girls Right the World Issue 5
  • Deadline info Extended Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • 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 January 31, 2021. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission

  • Posted January 05, 2021
  • Auroras & Blossoms International Submissions Call - Inspirational Art, Flash Fiction, Photography, Short Stories
  • Deadline info Deadline: year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Launched in 2019, Auroras & Blossoms is dedicated to promoting positive and inspirational art; and giving artists (ages 13 and over) of all levels a platform where they can showcase their work and build their publishing credits. We publish photography, poetry, short stories, six-word stories, paintings, drawings, essays, and flash fiction in two magazines. We are also looking for testimonies and art on social justice for our new No Longer Ignored Anthology. We are particularly interested in entries from women, minorities, POC, and disabled artists. International submissions welcome. Submission Guidelines and apply here: abpoetryjournal.com/submit/.

  • Posted January 05, 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 January 04, 2021
  • Wordrunner eChapbook seeks Fiction, Memoir/CNF, Poetry for Themed Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

For our annual themed anthology, we welcome fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry or prose-poems about "Borderline Love"—love that is ambivalent, dubious, problematic, unrequited, impossible—be it familial, romantic, passionate, merciful, political—tell us about love in all its sometimes painful diversity. Submit your best work—a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (up to 5,000 words), three flash fictions (750-1000 words each), or three poems (up to one page each). Deadline: February 28, 2021. Work should not be previously published. Submission fee: $3. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Complete guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted January 04, 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 January 04, 2021
  • FLEAS ON THE DOG is Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

Oh Drat! The Brat Pack is back!!! Yes, the site that worries moralists is itchin’ twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays/screenplays, 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. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. See our guidelines for details. Runs Jan. 2 to Jan. 31. fleasonthedog.com

  • Posted January 04, 2021
  • Call for Submissions January 2021 - Change Seven Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Change Seven is an online literary journal. We seek to publish the best available fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, book reviews, and more from both established and emerging talents. We publish work that has not been published elsewhere, including blogs or personal websites. It should go without saying, but we have to say it: We only publish ORIGINAL work, which means work that belongs to you because you, and you alone, created it. We have two open reading periods each year: January 1–31 and June 1–30.  Please visit our site to see the Winter 2021 issue. www.changesevenmag.com

  • Posted December 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 December 23, 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 December 21, 2020
  • BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, 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 December 21, 2020
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 11 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Eleven, our Summer/Fall 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

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