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  • Posted August 15, 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 August 11, 2022
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing new writing and art for its winter issue. Under-represented creators, especially Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, physically disabled, neuroatypical, fat, poor, border-straddling, and others are encouraged to submit. Work with a connection to the Midwest gets a little bump. Surprise us! Now paying; a limited number of free submissions are available at the beginning of each month. Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit.

  • Posted August 11, 2022
  • Parhelion Annual Halloween Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

It’s time for Halloween submissions! Parhelion is on the hunt for wonderfully creepy, keep-me-up-at-night, goosebump raising short stories—big bonus if the setting is Halloween/fall. Looking for smart stories that make the reader think twice. Not looking for genre horror or gory, violent, or extreme fantasy pieces. Check out our archives for the stories we’ve published in the past. (Please note, the Halloween Issue is short story only, poetry and CNF are not open at this time.) This is one of our favorite issues, so we’re looking forward to seeing your work!

  • Posted August 10, 2022
  • Sleet is open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Sleet Magazine is now open for Winter 2022 submissions. As always, we are looking for fine writing in general. In addition, our special theme is “tattoos.” Please see our submissions page for details. Deadline is August 31, 2022.

  • Posted August 09, 2022
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Awakenings Review is an award-winning literary magazine 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. Located in the Chicago area but international in scope, our hardcopy publication, soon to be published biannually (beginning in 2023), is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Mental illness and literature have a long association. At The Awakenings Review, our aim is to both provide a forum for our contributors and a vehicle of insight for our readers. Refer to our submission guidelines at www.AwakeningsProject.org.

  • Posted August 08, 2022
  • Submit to Clinch—A Martial Arts Literary Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

After a very successful first issue, Clinch is now open to submissions for Issue 2 through September 30th! Send us your work that displays the good, bad, and eccentric qualities of martial arts. If it’s good writing, and encompasses the martial arts/combat sports—including boxing—in any way, shape, or form, we want it. Visit our website clinchlit.com to view Issue 1 and submit to Issue 2. We'll see you there!

  • Posted August 08, 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 August 08, 2022
  • Jokes Review Seeks Pulp Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Art, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Send us your best pulp fiction! We’re looking for stories that play with genres. Gothic westerns. Detectives on Mars. That sort of thing. Low brow but still literary—and funny! Also accepting art and comics. www.jokesliteraryreview.com

  • Posted August 08, 2022
  • 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 August 08, 2022
  • Rockvale Review Open for Poetry, Short Fiction, and CNF Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Rockvale Review is an online literary journal associated with Rockvale Writers' Colony, a retreat center in middle Tennessee. We're seeking bold (like a rock) and vulnerable (like a vale) writing for Issue Nine in the genres of poetry, short fiction, and CNF. The unthemed issue will be published in November 2022. We read blind, so no names on the work please. Submission fee - $2.50. Please follow all the guidelines listed on our website. We look forward to reading your work. rockvalereview.com/submissions/

  • Posted August 08, 2022
  • Woodcrest Literary Journal Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2022 (or until we reach our limit)
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Woodcrest is pleased to announce an open reading period. Submissions are now open and can be sent through Submittable. The literary journal of Cabrini University, Woodcrest aims to publish work that surprises and challenges the human experience. Please read our recent issue to familiarize yourself with our journal. We accept work from around the world and we want to hear from you. woodcrestmagazine.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted August 08, 2022
  • Open Call for Prose, Poetry, Art, Graphic Novel
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Sunspot Lit is one of the few journals publishing prose ranging from micro to novella length. Our current open call for longform fiction, nonfiction, poems, and graphic novels closes August 15. Prose limits: 3,501 to 7,500 words. Graphic novel: 5 to 17 pages. Open call for shorter works and art closes August 31. Prose limits: One or two flash, total of 1,000 words. Single short story or essay, 1,001 to 3,500 words. Graphic novels: 1 to 4 pages. One to three poems, three pages total per submission. Artwork: One or two images. sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted August 04, 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 August 04, 2022
  • L'Esprit Seeks Consciousness-Forward Fiction and Thought for Issue One
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Reviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

L’Esprit Literary Review seeks submissions for Issue One, to appear online in October 2022. L’Esprit publishes consciousness-forward fiction and thought in the fearless, revolutionary tradition of High Modernism. We accept stories, personal essays, reviews, and criticism. In the spirit of James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, L’Esprit seeks to champion writing that investigates the turbulent underworld of the mind. We pride language-driven work that is fueled at the sentence level. Issue One will be our first full-length publication open to general submissions, after Issue Zero in April and a commemorative Bloomsday / Dalloway Day issue in June. lespritliteraryreview.org

  • Posted August 04, 2022
  • Qua Magazine Seeks Submissions for Fall 2022 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 2, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine is a student-run publication of the University of Michigan-Flint. Founded over 50 years ago, we invite submissions of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Arts, and Photography from anyone living in the state of Michigan. No submission fees. For the Fall 2022 issue, all submissions must be made by October 2, 2022 here: go.umflint.edu/quamagazinesubmission. (Art by Ra-Londa Southwell, published in the Qua winter 2022 issue)

  • Posted August 03, 2022
  • Works Progress Calling for Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

We are a new Substack publishing short fiction about anything bigger than yourself: stories about astronauts, ICU nurses, politics, protests, alternate histories, big-world calamities, juicy personal dramas and the people who experience them. Fiction with dynamic characters who do interesting things. We don’t think stories should be slogs. We do not publish quiet stories about divorce. We pay our writers. Submit via email and visit our archives at worksprogress.substack.com/archive.

  • Posted August 02, 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 August 02, 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 August 01, 2022
  • Spring 2023 Issue of Valley Voices Seeks Work on Goodbye
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 30, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The word may mean departure, detachment, death, divorce, breakup, a fresh start, a new life, a promising career, or a bright future. There are many, different ways to say goodbye, so there should be many, different meanings in the word or similar words such as farewell, adieu, bon voyage, zaijian, or Godspeed. It can be tearful, fearful, painful, peaceful, joyful, mournful, beautiful, awful, mirthful, sorrowful. When Li Po says goodbye to his friend Meng Haoran, he says: “A lonely sail, distant shades, extinguished by blue— / There, at the horizon, where river meets sky.” We look forward to reading work that sparks with fresh images, funny stories, and interesting details that attract not only the editors’ eyes but also the readers’ as well. View full guidelines.

  • Posted August 01, 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 August 01, 2022
  • Cherry Tree Now Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal would like to read your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction through October 1, 2022. All accepted work is also considered for our distinctive Literary Shade section. Contributors receive $20 and 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears. Our $3 reading fee helps us to pay contributors and 10% of those fees will be donated to Minary's Dream Alliance, a community nonprofit organization with strong mentorship programs for at-risk youth. (The editors make a matching donation.) For more about what we're looking for and to read our guidelines, please visit our website.

  • Posted August 01, 2022
  • Fleas on the Dog is Open 4 Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Fiction. Fiction. FICTION. (any kind) Fiction. Fiction quality QUALITY quality. Poetry. P-O-E-T-R-Y. Poetry (poetic, OK?). Plays. plays. PLAYS (the play’s the thing.) 4 ( four) Issue 12. That’s Twelve! The 1 after 11. All you’ve got to lose is your reputation and self respect. Is that asking too much? B there OR B square. Runs August 1 to 31. Um… C our Guidelines for DEE-tales. fleasonthedog.com

  • Posted August 01, 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 August 01, 2022
  • Club Plum Seeks Literary Horror & Other for October 2022
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

It's time again for our third annual Literary Horror issue. Along with non-horror works, please send darkly strange beauties. Send unsettling prose poetry, art, creative nonfiction, and flash. Send hybrid pieces. All approaches welcome. Please read submission guidelines at clubplumliteraryjournal.com/submit/.

  • Posted July 28, 2022
  • Split Rock Press Seeks Poetry Chapbook Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2022
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Split Rock Press is a micro press and an imprint of Split Rock Review. We host the Split Rock Chapbook Series and publish eco-friendly books that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We seek poetry chapbook manuscripts for publication in 2023. Payment is offered in the form of 10 copies, a 50% discount on additional author copies, and a complimentary copy of the other chapbooks published in 2023. Manuscript length: 16 - 30 pages. Simultaneous submissions OK. $8 submission fee. For more information and a full list of guidelines, visit: www.splitrockreview.org/press. Submit via Submittable.

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