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  • Posted July 15, 2020
  • Apple in the Dark Journal Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Apple in the Dark Journal is a brand-new online publication focusing on works of fiction and creative nonfiction no longer than 1,500 words apiece. Send your work to . Please use this format for the subject line: “[Last Name], [First Word of Title]” and please include your contact info/social media handles and a brief bio in the email. If possible, please paste the contents of your submission into the body of the email rather than attaching it as a Word document or PDF. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but do please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. appleinthedark.wordpress.com

  • Posted July 14, 2020
  • Red Planet Magazine Submission Call
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Red Planet Magazine is an independent literary magazine emphasizing a theme of speculative fiction, and is open for submissions year-round on a rolling basis. Contributors receive a digital copy of the issue in which their work has been featured. Please visit www.redplanetmagazine.com for additional information.

  • Posted July 14, 2020
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, and Art
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art 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 long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists', 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 July 13, 2020
  • Anthology of Writing on Domestic Verbal, Emotional, and Physical Abuse
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

We are seeking work by survivors of domestic abuse. Creative nonfiction, memoir, flash nonfiction. Maximum word count 4500. Please note that at this time we are not accepting poetry. Deadline: October 15, 2020. The book will be published by McFarland & Company; contributors will receive a complimentary copy. Please send your submission in Word, with a brief cover letter and 50 word bio to Judith Skillman, and Linera Lucas; . This text is dedicated to all those who dared to break the silence.

  • Posted July 13, 2020
  • PoArtMo 2020 Anthology: Submit to Auroras & Blossoms
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 23, 2020
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Anthology

We invite you to submit your best art work created in 2020 for potential inclusion in a digital anthology that will be published later this year. Topics/Themes: Anything that is positive, uplifting, and inspirational in nature, with the exception of erotica and politics. Clean art only. No dirty words or swear words allowed! We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, essays, short stories, art, drawings, paintings, and photography. abpoetryjournal.com/poartmo-anthology/

  • Posted July 09, 2020
  • CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • 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 July 07, 2020
  • Mizmor Annual Poetry Anthology - Spirituality
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2020
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mizmor is an annual anthology considering high-quality poetry that expresses spiritual experiences with a strong emphasis on the relationship between the modern world and ancient wisdom. We favor true experiences with striking imagery, we do not accept devotional-religious poetry. No fee to submit. Included writers will receive one free copy. Please visit the website for the complete guidelines: www.poeticapublishing.com.

  • Posted July 06, 2020
  • What Are You Reading?
  • 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 July 02, 2020
  • Year-round Open Submissions for Large Readership
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Send us your zany, innovative best fiction, poetry, and CNF. We publish bimonthly, and year round. We at Bending Genres also host monthly weekend workshops and retreats. www.bendinggenres.com

  • Posted July 02, 2020
  • trampset Now Paying for Quality Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart. Send that good human stuff our way. We pay $25 per accepted piece. We have 50 free submissions a month through Submittable as well as Tip Jar and Quick Response options. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted July 01, 2020
  • Otis Nebula Is Now Accepting Submissions for Fall 2020 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Otis Nebula has been publishing incandescent, substantial work that operates on its own terms since 2009. The theme of this issue is: They said it couldn’t be done! Please interpret this wildly and loosely and visit our "contribute" page for more information. While there, why not take a gander at some of our previous issues? If you dig what we're doing, send us stuff. (If you don't, maybe don't.) We look forward to seeing what you've been up to!

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