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  • Posted December 02, 2021
  • WhimsicalPoet Seeks Poetry/Art/Flash Fiction for the Website and Winter Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

WhimsicalPoet seeks all forms of poetry, art, and flash fiction that surprise, challenge, chill, endear, and evoke 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 December 02, 2021
  • Call for Submissions by Men about Men & Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Anthology

Submissions of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, narrative essays, comics, and narrative poetry, by men, on the subject of Men & Work, for Heart of a Man, an anthology of men's writings, are welcome. Stories about men dealing with work, dying at work, dying from work, loving work, hating work, having to do work, wanting to do work, work that isn’t work, work that is very much work, and more, are welcome. The submission should be male-unique, one that could only have happened to a man, and that shows who men are. Guidelines and submission form are at heartofaman.net/contact/.

  • Posted December 02, 2021
  • Call for Submissions for Anthology - "letters i'll never send"
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Anthology

I am seeking writers for an experimental anthology titled “letters i’ll never send”. This anthology will be a compilation of first-person accounts including letters, prosaic poems, diary entries, postcard letters, short personal essays, and other genre-bending experimental pieces. ”letters i’ll never send” is meant to serve as a sentimental linkage between the writer and the reader. It should lure the reader in emotionally, so that they can resonate in some meaningful way. Please visit jackiebluu.com/news for more information and other guidelines. Please send your pieces via email (in the body or attached) to .

  • Posted December 01, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar seeks new and amazing writing and art for its spring issue! We are a journal of safety and danger, in many senses, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Send secrets, codes, adventures, mad experiments, and wild things. Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, border-straddling, poor, and other marginalized authors encouraged; bonus points for a Midwest connection. Now paying; limited no-fee submissions available each month. Full guidelines and f.a.q. at stormcellar.org/submit and submit at Submittable.

  • Posted November 30, 2021
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 19 (Winter 2022) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 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 90,000 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 19 before midnight on December 31st, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted November 29, 2021
  • Call for Submissions from Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions: 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 sixth 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 art and/or writing, in English or English translation, to by December31, 2021. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

  • Posted November 24, 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

  • Posted November 24, 2021
  • Hole In The Head Review Seeks New & Established Poets
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
  • Type Magazine

Hole In The Head Review—a quarterly journal of art, photography, & poetry—was founded in 2020. We are enthusiastic about publishing both new and established poets like Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Peter Johnson, Betsy Sholl, Richard Jones, David Weiss, Marie Harris, Mimi White, Richard Foerster, Lisa Zimmerman, Sheleen McElhinney  Cyrus Cassells, Charles Simic, James Crenner, Ralph Savarese, and Kenneth Rosen—and artists/photographers like Charter Weeks, Richard Heckler, Eva Rose Goetz, Greg Clary, K. Johnson Bowles, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Paul Brahms, and Garrett Speirs. Hole in The Head Review is published four times a year—Groundhog Day, May Day, the editor’s birthday in August, and the day after Halloween. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted November 22, 2021
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume XII Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume XII, our Winter/Spring 2022 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 18, 2021
  • Bellevue Literary Review Seeks Submissions About Recovery
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Bellevue Literary Review is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for a special issue devoted to Recovery, which has become more dimensional than ever as we grapple with the fallout from medical disasters, environmental catastrophe, economic devastation, and political upheaval. Are we capable of bouncing back from our isolation? Can we recuperate from our depression and disunity? How will our children grow up in the wake of such upheaval? Is true “recovery” even achievable? We all need to read these writings. Especially now. Deadline: December 31. blreview.org/submit

  • Posted November 18, 2021
  • Submit to Sand Hills Literary Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Sand Hills is a national literary magazine that invites both emerging and established writers to contribute to our literary community. We want writers to submit their truths, their fictions, their poetry, their art—to share their humanity. We are currently open for submissions for our Spring 2022 issue and for our online Spotlight Series! Learn more about us at www.sandhillslitmag.com. We are excited to see your work! 

  • Posted November 18, 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 November 18, 2021
  • Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Beginning fall 2021, the Kings River Review will be publishing artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of community college students. Submission Deadlines: November 1 for the fall issue and April 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 www.reedleycollege.edu/academics/divisions/division-a/kings-river-review.html  for full submission guidelines. Questions? E-mail us: .

  • Posted November 17, 2021
  • RCC MUSE Journal – Poetry and Prose Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

MUSE is especially looking to publish work from under- or misrepresented groups, such as people of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+, present/formerly incarcerated people, and others from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. Through Dec. 15: submit one short story or CNF 1500 words max; up to three poems. Mail to RCC MUSE, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 or email . If email, send as attachment with “Last Name – Genre – Title of Submission” in the subject line (e.g., Smith – Prose – “In Summer”). Please include contact information. See full submission guidelines at rcc.edu/muse.

  • Posted November 17, 2021
  • Heron Tree: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Heron Tree is open for submissions through January 15, 2022. We will read submissions and make decisions on a rolling basis. Accepted poems will be published individually online (one poem a week beginning in February 2022) and then collected in Heron Tree volume 9, which will be available as a free downloadable ebook. This special issue will be devoted to found poetry. See our detailed submission guidelines at herontree.com/how/.

  • Posted November 17, 2021
  • Take The Fruit Religion Abuse Anthology Seeks Subs
  • Deadline info Extended Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Anthology

Take The Fruit, Flood The Desert: A Religious Trauma Anthology is accepting submissions. Did you question church doctrine and the way leaders/family members used it to lead you? How did the threat of eternal damnation affect you? Did you experience self-loathing or an inability to make decisions? What messages did the church give you about your relationship to your body, sex, and boundaries? How have you healed and reclaimed your identity? Send up to 3 pieces of any genre (Google or Word docs) up to 2,500 words total to , with the subject “submission, Take The Fruit.” www.amandaekwriter.com/take-the-fruit-flood-the-desert

  • Posted November 16, 2021
  • Calling ESL (Non-Native English) Writers for Prose and Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Tint Journal, the literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by writers who compose their work in English as their second or foreign language. We are also open for visual art submissions. See our homepage for our submission guidelines at www.tintjournal.com/submit, and submit by November 30, 2021 to be considered for publication in our upcoming Spring '22 issue. No fee! For year-round book review and interview submissions contact . #showyourtint

  • Posted November 16, 2021
  • Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Anthology

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, creative nonfiction, and cross-genre for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the unpredictable and experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines. We look forward to reading your work: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions

  • Posted November 15, 2021
  • Club Plum Seeks Lyric Essays (& Flash Fiction & Prose Poems)
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Send your beautiful nonfiction flash, segmented and braided essays for Volume 3, Issue 1, coming out January 2022. Send also the usual flash fiction, prose poetry, other hybrid works, and art. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted November 15, 2021
  • Mistake House Magazine Seeks Submissions from Graduate & Undergraduate Writers
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mistake House Magazine publishes fiction and poetry by students in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek inventive work that speaks to the heart in a complex global context, including work expressive of documentary poetics. Submission window: October 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022. Submission fee $5. Guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org/submit/.

  • Posted November 15, 2021
  • Aji Call for Submissions for Spring 2022
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Mayflies spread their wings for one glorious day, then quickly expire; their entire lives are spent in preparation. Aji’s Spring 2022 issue theme is the benthos, the place of metamorphosis. Still becoming? 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 Spring 2022 issue is filled, submissions will close until November 1, 2022. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted November 15, 2021
  • 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 November 15, 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 November 11, 2021
  • The Twin Bill Seeks Baseball Essays, Fiction, Poetry and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 7, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are open until January 7 for the Offseason Issue of The Twin Bill, an online baseball literary journal. We will publish January 31, Jackie Robinson, Nolan Ryan, and Ernie Banks' birthday. We would love pieces on those players. We also want submissions related to the offseason, anything around the game of baseball beyond playing. General baseball submissions are fine. Creative nonfiction should be 600-1,000 words, fiction 1,000-3,000 words, up to five poems, and visual art. Send submissions to . If you are interested in illustrating, please let us know. There is no submission fee. For more details, visit www.thetwinbill.com/submissions/.

  • Posted November 11, 2021
  • Volney Road Review Open for Submissions for Issue 4.2
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. Send us the work that you think will change the world. We pay $10 per accepted piece and publish online; past issues are available for all to read. volneyroadreview.com

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