Tuesday, December 13, 2011

20 places you can submit your creative writing to before the end of the year

Arroyo Literary Review is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation.  Looking for:  fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and translation for our fifth issue.  Reading Period / Deadline:  Open reading period from December to May 31st.


OccuPoetry is seeking poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed, protest, activism, and opportunity. Submissions need not be limited to Wall Street’s greed nor US-based poets; we consider the Occupy Movement a world-wide movement for a more just world. OccuPoetry accepts formal and free-verse, mail art, and collage poetry. 

Silver Boomer Books seeks submissions for an anthology on the widowhood experience. They are interested in all aspects of widowhood—grief, memories, glitches, triumphs.  Either prose or poetry is acceptable. You can even send a 6-word memoir if you like. Submissions will be read between December 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012.

Street Stories is looking for stories under 1000 words.  They will publish one great story each quarter.  Pays $20 upon publication.

GOT TRUTH?  THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FACT International Journal of Literary Nonfiction is looking for literary nonfiction essay, memoir, commentary 1000-5000 words, literary nonfiction narrative poetry, black & white art and photography.  Submission Deadline December 31.

Crate is looking for fiction and non-fiction (up to 7500 words), poetry (up to 5 poems) and short dramatic works (10 minute plays). Submission deadline is January 1, 2012.  Deadline for all submissions is Sunday, January 1st. 

LQQK Magazine is a new science fiction magazine currently looking for new writers. They are interested in stories that speculate about the future of contemporary phenomena like social networking, mobile devices, filesharing, hacking, and online lifestyles. They are also interested in far-out, surrealist, or anarchic stories in general, with or without lulz

Peripheral Surveys is a monthly literature and arts magazine with assorted pieces focused on a certain theme.  Deadline: December 20.  They are looking for poetry, prose (fiction and nonfiction) and photography submissions.

The anthology, Submitted: Women Finding and Leaving Extreme Religion (to be published by Seal Press in Spring, 2013), will chronicle the lives of women from a variety of restrictive religious backgrounds who chose a religious path only to eventually reject it or alter it in whole or in part. 
They are seeking contributions from women of all faiths, as well as all ages and backgrounds. 

Mandala Journal is open for poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and art submissions from October 15 through February 15.  Please refer to the submission guidelines on their website for information about this year's theme.

The Meadowland Review will be considering submissions of poetry, fiction, photography and art pieces from December 1-February 1.

burntdistrict is now accepting poetry submissions for our inaugural issue to be published Winter/Spring of 2012. 

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its inaugural issue slated for publication in late spring 2012. The theme for this issue is "Time and Place." The deadline for submissions is
January 15, 2012. Genres include short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, critical essays, black and white photography, and book reviews.

CavanKerry Press will be having an open submission period from January 1-31, 
2012 for its Laurel Books imprint.  LAURELBOOKS are collections of poetry or prose memoirs that explore in depth poignant and critical issues associated with personally confronting serious and life-threatening physical or psychological illness. CavanKerry seeks work written from a personal perspective by the individual who has experienced the illness or by the individual personally and deeply involved with the person who suffered from the illness.

Little Patuxent Review call for Submissions: Audacity Issue. LPR invites you to explore the various aspects of audacity ("audacity defines the best and worst within us. It is boldness or daring, accompanied by confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought or other restrictions. It is also effrontery, insolence or shamelessness") for their Summer 2012 issue. Submit well-crafted poetry, prose, artwork or photography between December 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012

Valparaiso Fiction Review, which has just released its inaugural issue, is now seeking works of short fiction for its upcoming Spring and Fall 2012 issues. VFR publishes two editions a year, in December and in May, and it features fiction from established or emerging writers. 

straight forward is a new online poetry journal looking for clear, concise, emotionally honest poetry. They are taking poetry submissions, with no restrictions on form, length, or style, for our debut March 2012 issue. 

The Vermillion Literary Project (VLP) is now taking submissions for our Spring 2012 issue of the annual VLP Magazine. This is a student-produced journal sponsored by the VLP, the University of South Dakota's only student literary and creative writing organization. We are seeking  submissions of poetry, short fiction, essay, and black & white art.   The deadline is 12/30/11, and there is no reading or submission fee.

Conclave: A Journal of Character is a literary and arts journal that focuses on great characters. They strive to print the best poetry and fiction submitted by emerging and established writers.

cream city review is a non-profit literary magazine devoted to publishing memorable and energetic fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and comics that push and undermine the boundaries of stable definitions of “literature”. The magazine also features reviews of contemporary literature and criticism, as well as author interviews and artwork.  


Paula from SCGS said...

The Southern California Genealogical Society's annual GENEii Family History Writers Contest submissions close on December 31.

Details at

Nicole said...

Thanks for posting, Paula!!

Jean said...

www.baddollar.com is a collaborative short story collection, with submissions deadline January 21st.

Nicole said...

Thanks, Jean! Keep 'em comin' everyone!