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  • Posted April 19, 2021
  • Club Plum Seeks Works for July 2021 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Send wondrous flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid works, & art to Club Plum for Volume 2, Issue 3, dropping July 16, 2021. Club Plum nominates for Best of the Net and publishes diverse and exceptional works from around the world. See striking pieces in previous issues by Cathy Ulrich, Glen Armstrong, Sean Rys and many others. Enter the club and meet your new favorite contemporaries. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted April 16, 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 April 15, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in every sense, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Seeking formally, linguistically, aesthetically, emotionally ambitious writing and art. Rooted in the midwest, we actively prioritize work by Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, and women, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors. We pay a flat honorarium; limited no-fee submissions each month; expedited response available. Surprise us! Full guidelines: stormcellar.org/submit; submission portal stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted April 15, 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 about 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 work that contemplates the idea of "maintenance." More information is here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted April 14, 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 April 14, 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 April 13, 2021
  • Hindsight: The Untold Stories of 2020
  • Deadline info Deadline: Early Summer
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Hindsight is a book about 2020, written by people just like you. 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. 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. 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 April 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 April 13, 2021
  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 2, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 11. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’re probably the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington.

  • Posted April 12, 2021
  • Call for Submissions/Print Anthology Autumn 2021
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 14, 2021
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Brilliant Flash Fiction wants your best and most brilliant 300-word flash fiction stories for a print anthology to be launched Autumn 2021. Your story must be original and unpublished. Theme: None. Let your imagination run wild. All genres accepted. Word Count: 300 words or less. One submission per author, please. Author Payment: One complimentary copy of the print anthology. Deadline: May 14, 2021. Please submit your story at with “Anthology” in the subject line, and include a short bio (60-word limit). Your story should be pasted in the body of your email and also attached as a Word document (.doc). Accepted stories will receive an email notification by June 15, 2021.

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