Showing posts with label Flash Fiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flash Fiction. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ten Places Looking for your Fiction & Poetry

Hello you literary types! Here are ten places to submit your poetry, fiction, essays, and creative non-fiction that don't make you pay to submit your art (the only kind we support):

Call for Short Poems and Prose: Inch

iO: A Journal of New American Poetry is currently reviewing poetry submissions

NO FEE flash fiction contest: Silk Road Magazine

SWITCHBACK is now accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, critical essays, and art

THE WHISTLING FIRE is accepting poetry submissions

Prime Number Magazine is looking for DISTINCTIVE work in all genres: flash fiction (under 1000 words), short stories (under 4000 words), essays (including craft essays and narrative non-fiction under 4000 words), poetry (all shapes and sizes), book reviews, interviews (query first), short drama, and cover art

Interrobang?! Magazine is accepting submissions for stories, pictures, music, and oddball esoterica.

Generations of Poetry: The eZine for Genealogists is accepting submissions for Poetry should either be biographical about one or more ancestors/kin, or concern genealogy, the research, the rewards, and the pitfalls.

Conte, A Journal of Narrative Writing is accepting submissions of high quality narrative writing through July 1st.

(un)remarkable magazine is currently seeking unpublished fiction and non-fiction creative writing, high-quality photography and artwork for the Fall 2011 issue.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Call for Submissions from Chicano & Latino Writers (Some Pay)

Call for Submissions from Chicano & Latino writers: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, novel exerpts, cross-genre/hybrid work and short plays. Some pay.
Call for Submissions
PALABRA invites Chicano & Latino writers to submit fresh, engaged work that stretches beyond the boundaries of conventional form, content and context. We accept fiction, flash fiction, poetry, novel excerpts, cross-genre/hybrid work and short plays. Some pay. Submission period: September 1 to May 31.

Specific guidelines are available on the website:

Submit via USPS only.

A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art
P. O. Box 86146
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0146

Call for Creative Writing Submissions: Sunsets and Silencers

Call for Submissions for innovative short fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, essays, paintings, photography, and comic strip:
Sunsets and Silencers," an online magazine, is now accepting submissions for our new issue.

"Sunsets and Silencers" is open to a wide variety of styles and wants to publish only the most innovative and creative work. We are careful about the work we publish, and we read and consider every submission, carefully. S&S publishes short fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, essays, paintings, photography, and comic strips as a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work. On promising work, we may offer feedback, even if the piece didn't work for us. Please, keep in mind, however, that we do not respond to every piece, mostly because of the volume of submissions received. We want to provide exposure to artists and writers who create
out of a restless fever, and who are fearless in their choice to submit. So, send what you have, but please pay attention to our submission guidelines.

More detailed submission guidelines can be found at:

The current issue of Sunsets and Silencers can be found at:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Call for Submissions: Weave Magazine

Weave Magazine, an independent art and literary publication, is currently accepting submissions for our sixth issue, being released in June 2011. We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, short plays and monologues.

For more information about Weave and the work we publish, please see the "About" page on our website:

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2011. Please see submission guidelines for more detailed information:

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Call for Submissions: The Bellingham Review

The Bellingham Review, a literary journal published in affiliation with the graduate program at Western Washington University, welcomes electronic submissions of flash fiction, prose poetry, and brief essays via Submishmash for online publication.

Submissions Guidelines:

This is an open (free) submission period and runs from January 1st, 2011 through April 15th, 2011. Pieces can be up to 1000 words in length and can be on any subject. Submissions must be submitted via Submishmash at

Please, no more than three pieces per submission, only one submission per author during this period. Please include a cover letter with your contact information, submission genre(s), and publication history (if applicable) on the first page of your submission. Please submit all pieces in a single file, preferably a Microsoft Word Document. Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged so long as you are prompt in informing us of any acceptances by other publications.

All work must be previously unpublished. We look forward to reading your work. Payment is dependent on availability of funds. Any questions can be sent to (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Calls for Submissions: Straylight Lit Journal and Edgemar Theater One-Acts

- Straylight is in search of great work to publish! This is a call for poetry, fiction and flash fiction.

Straylight, the literary journal of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, is calling for submissions of fiction for both our print magazine and for publication on our website. Our online edition is also calling for creative non-fiction submissions on the topic "Why write?" and novellette and novella-length fiction submissions for serialization. We will consider any genre, but are looking for high-quality work.

We will accept submissions through April 15, 2011. Please visit for more information and submission guidelines. When you're ready to submit, send work either to straylight[at] or via postal mail to:

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
English Department
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141


The Edgemar Theatre Group is in search of work for Acts on The Edge: Annual One Act Short Play Festival. This is a call for one act plays and 10-minute shorts.

The Edgemar Theatre Group will be accepting submissions for the 2011 Acts on the Edge until December 1, 2010. There is a $5.00 fee to submit to the Edgemar Theatre Group. A $100.00 prize will be awarded to the author of the Audience Favorite Award.

All submissions will be accepted through After your $5.00 submission fee is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details of where to submit your script(s). Please visit the aforementioned site for more information and submission guidelines.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wednesday Writers Round-Up

December deadlines that keep you from Christmas shopping! (No need to thank us....)


Call for Ten-Minute Plays, Fiction, and Poetry
Deadline: December 15th, 2009

Grist: The Journal for Writers is accepting unpublished ten-minute plays (8-12 pages) for their third issue. Note that this is an opportunity for publication only, not production. Grist is also accepting poetry and fiction for the third issue. All submissions are due by December 15th to be considered for the third issue. Please send submissions to the appropriate editor: George Pate, Drama Editor; Joshua Robbins, Poetry Editor; Adam Prince, Fiction Editor at Grist: The Journal for Writers, University of Tennessee, 301 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996.

For more information, go to the web site:


A Little Girl Called Pauline
, a print journal excited about the possibility of an experimental and diverse poetic landscape, is seeking submissions for its first issue. Poetry is our activism.

Our deadline for submissions for the first issue is December 15, but poems received after that date will be considered for later issues. Please visit our abysmal website if you are so inclined ( to witness our slow fertilization process.

Submissions of 3-5 poems (preferably as an attachment) should be sent to


The Mom Egg, an annual journal, seeks flash fiction, prose, poetry and art for its Spring 2010 issue, which will be a print issue on the theme of "Lessons". The Mom Egg publishes work by mothers about everything, and by everyone about mothers and motherhood. Details on the site ("Submit"); you can also download a special online issue free ("Current Issue") and see samples from back issues. Deadline Dec. 31, 2009.


Fifth Wednesday Journal
is accepting submissions for the Spring 2010 issue. Submissions for this issue will close on December 31, 2009. We publish poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and black and white photography.

All work must be submitted with our online submissions manager. Please visit the website for complete guidelines and instructions.


Bayonet, a print DIY art and literature magazine, is looking for submissions for its first issue. Poetry, flash fiction, and short non-fiction attached in .doc format will be considered, as well as any type of visual art in a jpg or pdf format.

Please e-mail the co-editor, Charlotte at

Include a short cover letter and contact information (e-mail and mailing address). please put in the subject line "bayonet submission". Deadline for submissions is January 1, 2010. Thank you!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lung Poetry Journal Call for Submissions

Lung Poetry Journal, a Los Angeles based literary journal, seeks poetry and flash fiction under 250 words for their upcoming journals.

Lung Poetry Journal : Submit:

From their site:

Issue 03 Submission Deadline: Dec. 5th, 2009
Issue 03 Publication Date: Dec. 10th, 2009
Lung seeks previously unpublished poetry that invokes emotion but avoids the trappings of mediocrity. We cater to fresh, innovative voices that have something original to say. We avoid didactic, esoteric or highly abstract material.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

{out of nothing} call for submissions

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2009

Website: (as a note, the website is a work of art in itself)

Type: Call for submissions

Reading Fee: n/a

Prize: n/a

Looking for:

Accepts: Electronic submissions, see

From their site:

call for submissions
{out of nothing}
no. 3 / that there were some ah-ness to things

Please view complete guidelines here:

[out of nothing] ( is an electronic
publication featuring new works in image, sound, text and the digital
arts, as well as works located at the inter-sections between these

In general, [out of nothing] is interested in works that address, in
some manner:
* the vacuum
* salvage / remainders
* imaginary spaces possessed of imaginary dimensions
* darkness / lightlessness
* reduced or infinitesimal means
* the exponential
* self-abnegating symbols
* the blank
* obliteration
* the inconsequential
* refusal
* the contentless / general contentlessness
* the generic and / or undifferentiated and / or the contra-original
* adhesive agents in search of clients to bind
* none of the above or below

[out of nothing] is published in online installments, on an irregular but roughly quarterly seasonal basis that nevertheless remains chronically TBD. Each issue is theme-based, and is introduced by a special M.C.; or, emcee. Occasional print anthologies are also envisioned.

[out of nothing] is edited by Janice Lee, Eric Lindley & Joe Milazzo.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dossier call for submissions for online journal

Deadline: Ongoing


Type: Call for Submissions for Online Journal

Reading Fee: n/a

Prize: n/a

Looking for: Flash fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for the "Read" section of its website. Fiction and non-fiction should be under 1000 words.

Accepts: Email submissions

From their site:
Submissions of writing and art are welcome and should be sent to For art, we strongly suggest that you include a link to your website. There are no guidelines or themes for submissions.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Maternal Spark webzine seeks flash fiction from writing moms

Deadline: Ongoing

Type: Call for Submissions


Looking for: Flash Fiction - No more than 500 words from moms or pregnant women only

Accepts: E-mail Submissions

From their site:

Maternal Spark is now accepting Flash Fiction submissions. Pieces should be no more than 500 words and must be a complete story from beginning to end with characters and a plot. Please note that while Maternal Spark is all about Creative Motherhood – your flash fiction can be about whatever topic you like. In fact, I encourage you to write about something other than Motherhood.

Please copy and paste your flash into the body of an email and send it to: heddy.e[at]gmail[dot]com

Include: Name, email address, link to your blog or website and short, 50 word bio.

Use the subject line “Flash Fiction“.

At this time, Maternal Spark is only accepting the writing of Moms. If you are not a mom (or pregnant) – I’m sorry you’ll have to try again later.

You will receive a response to your submission within 60 days. Please don’t worry about technical details too much. I’m really just looking for great stories.

I look forward to reading your work. Submit away!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Call for Submissions from Westsiders

Are you a writer who lives on LA's westside? FORTH Magazine is the Westside's first and only Arts and Literature magazine for and by local artists and writers. Launching January 2009, FORTH is a free publication and needs the community's support to really make an impact in displaying and uniting the local arts community.

SUBMIT WORK: Forth is seeking submissions from Westside Locals only. Looking for writing and art of all types. Writing pays 10cts/word (500 words max). Almost any genre of poetry or prose, including: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Creative (Subjective/Gonzo) Journalism, Humor, or Social / Political commentary. NO standard, dry journalism or run-of-the-mill personal memoirs. Most Important: Be creative, insightful, and well-written. PUSH THE LIMITS. We like edgy as well as intellectual. Send us your best.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Call for Submissions: Toasted Cheese

Toasted Cheese is accepting submissions. Here are excerpts from their website:

What we accept:

TC accepts previously unpublished flash fiction, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Our maximum word count for fiction and creative nonfiction is 5000 words; for flash fiction our maximum is 500 words.

Toasted Cheese accepts submissions on a rotating basis. Our reading periods are:

  • March issue: October 1 - December 31
  • June issue: January 1 - March 31
  • September issue: April 1 - June 30
  • December issue: July 1 - September 30

Check their site for further information on how to submit.