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  • Posted October 05, 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 October 03, 2022
  • Open Call for Prose, Poetry, Art, Graphic Novel
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15 & November 1
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Sunspot Lit is one of the few journals publishing longform works. Open call for novelette-length fiction, nonfiction, poems, and graphic novels closing October 15. Call for Supernova, our very longform fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels section, closing November 1. Single poems that run to epic lengths are included in these calls. See our Submittable page for specific guidelines on these open calls, calls for shorter works, and calls for art images, photos, and paintings. Offers stipends for contributors every quarter as well as for the annual print edition. Payment for art used on the covers of all editions. sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted October 03, 2022
  • RABBLE REVIEW - Leftist Arts & Letters - Fall 2022
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

As a leftist platform, we’re interested in works that critically examine the capitalist societies we live in, or explore visions of post-capitalist possibility. We publish cool fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms, essays, criticism, and all types of visual art. Bold and interesting narratives. Poetry that uses the auditory, visual, and semantic dimensions of language. We want to recognize our struggles—but also our joys; tell us about your shitty boss, but also the feeling you get when you clock out, about the way the sunset looks some days, about an evening spent with friends, or about nothing all. rabblereview.com

  • Posted October 03, 2022
  • LIGHT Seeks Creative Submissions: Win Prize & Publication
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2022 by 11:59PM CST
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

LIGHT is calling for submissions for the second issue of the LIGHT Journal, a biannual literary journal in public health that connects, creates, and curates content for the public by the public. We are interested in learning how everyone views healing in mental health through art, letters, stories, and poetry following the pandemic and invite everyone to share their lived experiences of healing and health. There is no entry fee! Prize money (1st: $500, 2nd: $375, 3rd: $125) will be given to the top three contestants of each category. Visit light4ph.org to learn more and to submit via Submittable.

  • Posted October 03, 2022
  • Superpresent is Seeking Submissions of the Theme FOOD
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Superpresent is seeking submissions for its Winter 2023 issue. The theme is Food. Food not only in the literal sense but also in the metaphorical sense. What feeds us? What feeds our mind? What do we feed others? What do we hunger for? All food for thought. We are are seeking poetry, short stories, essays, experimental art, video, sound art, all forms of visual art as well as asemic writing, textual, and recipes. www.superpresent.org

  • Posted October 03, 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 October 03, 2022
  • About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Center of Gravity
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
  • 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 8/15 to 10/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue Center of Gravity. 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 submissions guidelines at aboutplacejournal.org/submissions.

  • Posted September 29, 2022
  • Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Kings River Review publishes artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of current 2-year community college students. Submission Deadlines: October 15 for the fall issue and March 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 kingsriverreview.com for full submission guidelines.

  • Posted September 29, 2022
  • Driftwood Press - Anthology & Book Manuscript Submissions Open Now
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Driftwood Press is happy to share a plethora of submission opportunities for writers and artists! For our yearly print anthology, we are looking for poems, short stories, comics, and visual art that will wow our readers, accepted as both contest and normal submissions. We are a paying market, and our published writers also get to take part in bespoke interviews about their work! Driftwood is also on the hunt for amazing book-length titles to grow our catalogue. If you have a novella, poetry collection, comic collection, or graphic novel manuscript, we would love to read it! If you have any writing or art that fits the above call, Driftwood Press would be honored to read it. Visit us here for our Submittable page, and we encourage you to follow us on social media (@driftwoodpress) to learn about even more submission opportunities!

  • Posted September 28, 2022
  • Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

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

  • Posted September 27, 2022
  • Pensive Seeks Submissions of Spiritual Writing and Visual Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts, innovative online publication from Northeastern University, welcomes unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, translations. Visit www.pensivejournal.com; submit via Submittable February 1-May 15 or August 1-November 15. No fee. Historically underrepresented and international voices encouraged. Recent contributors include Baca, Bruchac, M. Collins, Chess, Cording, Espada, Glancy, Hoffman, Lea, Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Metres, Piercy, Samaras, Sholl, and more. Spring issue is opened-themed, with special section on spiritual responses to current events & voices from "inside” and “outside" (e.g. incarcerated, homeless, refugee communities, and their allies).

  • Posted September 27, 2022
  • Welcome all Fans of the Twilight Zone!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Welcome all fans of the twilight zone! We are looking for themed submissions for our fall 2022 journal. We accept nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, and comics. Visit our website for more details on the theme and the submissions manager at borrowedsolace.com. Submissions close Oct. 31, 2022.

  • Posted September 26, 2022
  • table//FEAST Literary Magazine Now Seeking Subs for Issue 2
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022; 11:59 p.m. Central Time
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations
  • Type Magazine

table//FEAST Literary Magazine seeks unpublished work from new, emerging voices and established writers. We pay per poem, translation, prose piece, and art piece. We do not charge fees. We do not have a specific theme. With payout categories, we make a percentile matched donation and send the funds to a nonprofit tied to food or nourishment in some form. Shake or stir us. Defy what is palatable. Shock us with the essence of your work & technique. All are welcome to the table. tablefeastlitmag.com/trypartakesubmissionsguidelines

  • Posted September 26, 2022
  • WhimsicalPoet Seeks Poetry/Art/Flash Fiction for the January 2023 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

WhimsicalPoet seeks all forms of poetry, art, and flash fiction that surprises, challenges, chills, endears, and evokes a strong emotional response from readers. We love word mavericks, independent thinkers, and creators who strive toward mastery and truth to expose threads of the human experience. Send up to 5 pieces in a Word or Google Doc to or submit through google forms via the link on our submission page (see below). Art will be considered for the cover of our print journal and our website. Published poetry and fiction will appear in our journal, and a smaller selection will also appear on our website. Please include a short bio. Full details: WhimsicalPoet.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted September 26, 2022
  • BreakBread Magazine Looking for Work From Young Creatives
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, 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 September 22, 2022
  • Vilas Avenue Open for Poetry Submissions to Issue Three
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Vilas Avenue publishes well-crafted poetry at the intersection of language & movement. We are currently open for poetry submissions to Issue Three. Submit 1-3 poems pasted into the body of an e-mail to with the subject line “Poetry submission”. Please include a brief bio. You’ll hear back within 2-4 months, if not much sooner. Full submission guidelines here: vilasavenue.com/submissions-2/. Thank you for considering Vilas Avenue as a potential outlet for your work!

  • Posted September 19, 2022
  • ISSUED: stories by active-duty military, veterans, and family members
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 11, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

ISSUED is looking for stories by active-duty military, veterans, and family members—specifically, poetry and flash prose (fiction or memoir) that expresses the spectrum of experiences within military life—e.g. gender and sexuality, BIPOC experiences, physical and mental health, combat, enlisting and separating, family and relationships, and reintegration into society. We’re also accepting visual art in any genre (up to 5 pieces). Submit up to 5 poems or 2 pieces of flash prose (1000 words or fewer) in a single word doc to by November 11, 2022. Please include a bio (100 words or less) that includes your military affiliation. issuedjournal.wordpress.com

  • Posted September 19, 2022
  • Book of Matches Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 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 September 15, 2022
  • Barzakh Open for Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Barzakh Literary Magazine is an online, multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance, and we are currently accepting art, poetry, and prose submissions for our Winter 2023 issue! The work we publish transcends borders and boundaries of all kinds, and we are especially interested in anything that is innovative, uncategorizable, and socially engaged. We will be open for submissions until Oct. 31st, 2022. Please see our Submission Guidelines for more information. barzakhmag.net

  • Posted September 13, 2022
  • Call for January Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

January issue. Accepting September 1 – October 1. Duotrope preferred. For the best idea of what interests us please read current issue at www.riddlebird.com. 650-5000 words, limit one submission. We are interested in three categories. Literary Fiction: George Saunders, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and E.C. Osondu. Personal Essays: memoirist’s essay that has achieved distance and shares a newfound insight - eg. Gornick “the situation and the story.” Literary Genre Fiction: eg, westerns, Charles Portis. We do not accept poetry, flash, reprints. Include brief cover letter and third person bio. International authors encouraged! We request North American Serial Rights which revert to you.

  • Posted September 13, 2022
  • Submit to the Santa Clara Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 12, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Santa Clara Review publishes a wide variety of work from all over the world. Our magazine is open to all and is especially interested in writing and art from Black writers, Indigenous writers, LGBT+ writers, and writers of color. Writers–send us your best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including flash pieces, humor, satire, short screenplays and plays, and hybrid works. 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, 2022
  • Blueline Seeks Exceptional Nature Writing
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, via email. Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted September 13, 2022
  • Call For Submissions: Fiction, Essays, Photography, Art, Poetry, Digital Storytelling
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, 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. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Fall 2022 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words.

  • Posted September 12, 2022
  • Food, Power, and Powerlessness
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Our Issue #2 invites you to present a sensory description of food—show us what it looks, tastes, smells, feels, sounds like—while also examining how food intersects with power and powerlessness. Send us your poems, short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays that examine food production and imperialism, the industrialization of food production, food abundance, food insecurity/scarcity, food deserts, food sovereignty, how food relates to colonialism/nationalism, farm workers, food and cultural heritage, food preparation and gender, and more. See guidelines at thedecolonialpassage.net.

  • Posted September 12, 2022
  • Speckled Trout Review: Freedom
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 7, 2022
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The poet Robert Frost remarked: “Freedom lies in being bold.” For our Fall 2022 (4.2) print issue of Speckled Trout Review, we are looking for your best, bold poems on the theme of FREEDOM. Submit up to 4 poems to . PLEASE NOTE: Attachments will go unread. Speckled Trout Review is not the platform for poems with overt political messages. Specific guidelines can be found at speckledtroutreview.com/2019/08/04/welcome-to-my-blog/.

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