Showing posts with label call for poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label call for poetry. Show all posts

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Twelve Places Looking for your Fiction & Poetry

Creative Nonfiction is currently seeking experimental nonfiction for their "Pushing the Boundaries" section
Postmark deadline: June 13, 2011

Insolent Aardvark is reading poetry, fiction, non-fiction submissions for their inaugural issue.
Deadline: June 24th

Deadline: July 15th, 2011

Deadline July 31, 2011

Yeast of Eden, an anthology of stories inspired by beer, is looking for fiction and nonfiction submissions
Deadline: September 1, 2011

for their Fall 2011 issue
Deadline: August 1, 2011

Reading period ends August 1

Valparaiso Fiction Review is seeking submissions of original short fiction for its inaugural issue.

Year-round submissions accepted.

Go forth and submit.

The LA Writers Group blog doesn't publish contests or calls for submissions that charge writers a fee to read their work.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Call for Submissions: phati' tude Literary Magazine wants your stories from the 1960's

Call for Submissions:

phati’tude Literary Magazine announces its SUMMER SIXTIES SPECIAL, which takes a look at the 1960s through the lens of today’s art, culture and politics. We want poets and writers to share their stories from the 1960s or how they equate to contemporary experiences.

Deadline is June 27, 2011.

Pays 2 copies. phati' tude Literary Magazine is available on and other online outlets. Check out submission guidelines at

phati'tude Literary Magazine, established in 1997, is a internationally-acclaimed magazine published by the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based non-profit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. A themed, quarterly publication, phati'tude Literary Magazine is an 8" x 10" perfect-bound book that ranges from 130-160 pages. It is a collection of the best poetry, prose, short stories, articles and interviews along with literary criticism, book reviews and biographical profiles by established and emerging poets, writers and artists with a focus on writers of Native American, African, Hispanic/Latino and Asian descent.

Follow phati' tude magazine on twitter: @twitforlit

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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Call for Submissions: Global Graffiti

Call for Submissions - Global Graffiti Magazine, an online journal

Before we get to the call, you've got to love their description of graffiti:

Graffiti is…

Why Graffiti? Because it’s public, brash, offensive, suspect, state-run propaganda, boring, art, fucked, defacement, all surface, a style, compelling, loud, ubiquitous, co-opted, selling out, beautiful, illegal, annoying, etc.

How can you not want to submit to a mag who defines their content with such all-encompassing edginess?

... back to our regularly scheduled programming....:
Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives are deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”–Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino

Global Graffiti is an online journal dedicated to world literature, arts, and culture. Our first three issues have featured creative pieces and interviews with exciting local and international authors, along with edgy scholarly work.

We are currently seeking creative work (poetry, stories, essays), critical essays (book reviews, academic articles), literary translations, and artwork centered on the theme of our fourth issue: CITIES. We conceive of this theme broadly, encompassing various perspectives of both urban and suburban spaces, lifestyles and experiences.

Please send English-language submissions (foreign language works translated into English also gladly accepted) and your bio/c.v. to by May 15, 2011.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call for poetry and mixed-genre chapbooks: Slash Pine Press

Call for Chapbook Manuscripts (Poetry and Mixed-Genre): Postmark May 1, 2011

Housed in the Department of English at The University of Alabama, SLASH PINE PRESS locates itself in an intellectual space where forms and intuitions make writing a process of risk and otherness—a space where the high stakes of creative inquiry make self-effacement impossible.

Slash Pine fosters work that investigates the dimensions of place, whether construed as location or situation. Such work is, like the slash pine itself, able to survive in swamps and sandhills, to thrive in salt and heat, to occupy an imaginative landscape that is raw and abrasive, and to expand its territory toward the interior. Neither cynical nor rhetorically meek, the work is concerned with but not limited by the map; its logic is global, written against the grain of history and biography. And where there is a cut, a thick sap flows.


  • Deadline: Postmark by May 1, 2011.
  • Multiple submissions are acceptable; so are simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
  • Include two copies of manuscript with two title pages; one with title only; one with title, author's name, and full contact information.
  • Manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages and be either poetry or mixed-genre.
  • No more than one poem or mixed-genre piece per page, please. No electronic submissions.
  • Do not send SASE. Manuscripts will be recycled.
  • All manuscripts receive a blind reading.
  • Faculty, students, and graduates of The University of Alabama are not eligible for publication.
  • Reviewers: Francine J. Harris, Nathan Hauke, Abraham Smith, Patti White, Joseph P. Wood
  • Manuscript selections will be announced on our web site and Facebook page in late August.
Department of English
Box 870224
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Call for poetry submissions: Poemeleon

Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry is celebrating its 5th year in operation!

We have dubbed our next issue, Volume V Issue 2, The Open Issue, scheduled for launch June 2011. Unlike past issues, The Open Issue is not focused on any one particular kind of poetry but instead will strive to include as wide a variety as possible. Please send only your best work, any length, any style.

Deadline for this issue: March 31, 2011

Expect a response within 1 - 3 months after close of submissions. If you have not heard from us after 3 months please inquire.

Please visit the website for complete guidelines and a link to our submission manager, and while you're there check out our latest issue, Prime Time Poetry, featuring the work of Prime Time Poets Tony Barnstone, Robert Pinsky, Molly Peacock, Red Shuttleworth, Mark Halliday, David Kirby, David Graham, Martha Silano, and many others!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Call for Submissions: UCity Review

The UCity Review publishes twice a year, both on the web and as a limited edition letterpress print edition. Each issue highlights a noteworthy writer, whom the editors believe deserves more exposure. Each issue includes approximately twelve authors.

UCity Review considers poetry in February of each year. We will strive to provide the status of submissions by the end of March of each year. As for the likes and dislikes of UCity editors, take these words from Zbigniew Herbert:
In Poland, we think of the poet as prophet; he is not merely a maker of verbal forms or an imitator of reality. The poet expresses the deepest feelings and the wildest awareness of people... The language of poetry differs from the language of politics. And, after all, poetry lives longer than any conceivable political crisis. The poet looks over a broad terrain and over vast stretches of time. He makes observations on the problems of his own time, to be sure, but he is a partisan only in the sense that he is a partisan of the truth. He arouses doubts and uncertainties and brings everything into question.
Submissions can be emailed to editors[at] Please include the author's name and submission date in the subject line. We accept the following file formats: .doc; .pdf. Please limit poetry submissions to six poems, and please do not submit simultaneous submissions.

For more information, please visit our website:

Call for Submissions: The Whistling Fire

The Whistling Fire is proud to announce our ongoing Guest Editor Themed Selection. Throughout the year, we will have various Guest Editors taking over The Whistling Fire for an entire month and selecting special themed work of their choice. The lucky few selected will be published every Tuesday of their Guest Editor's month. The Guest Editor for May is David Crawford, a graduate of the UC Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency MFA. He gives the following message for submitting writers:
What place do we have for humor in literature? We know the weighty subjects of the world are approached with a deferential reverence, but who is to say we cannot use humor just as effectively. Poets such as Billy Collins and Ron Padgett make humor a regular part of their work. Narrative writers like David Sedaris draw us into their world with the comedic exposé of self. We find humor in the larger premise and in the tiniest moment. So what can we create with humor? I want to hear the biggest subjects treated with humor that doesn't depreciate the weight or the importance of the topic; the humor of the character, the humor of the experience, the humor of language, bring it all to the table.
The Whistling Fire will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry under 3000 words. Please send your submissions to whistlingfire[at] Please include the words "May Editor" in your subject line. No more than two submissions per author. All submissions must be sent as an attachment (MS WORD preferred). Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Previously published work is also allowed as long as the author retains the rights. Please include a short, third-person bio for our contributor's page. The deadline for submissions is April 23, 2011.

There is also still time to submit to our April Guest Editor, Lindsey Lewis Smithson, whose deadline is March 26. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Call for Submissions: The Redheaded Stepchild

The Redheaded Stepchild is a magazine that only accepts poems that have already been rejected by other magazines. We publish biannually and only accept submissions in the months of August and February. We do not accept previously published work. We do, however, accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We are open to a wide variety of poetry and hold no allegiance to any particular style or school. If your poem is currently displayed online on your blog or website (or wherever), please do not send it to us before taking it down, at least temporarily.

You may submit 3-5 poems that have been rejected elsewhere with the names of the magazines that rejected the poems. We do not want multiple submissions, so please wait for a response to your first submission before you submit again. As is standard after publication, rights revert back to the author, but we request that you credit Redheaded Stepchild in subsequent republications.

We do not accept email attachments; therefore, in the body of your email, please include the following:
  • A brief bio
  • 3-5 poems
  • The publication(s) that rejected the poems
Send your submissions to redheadedstepchildmag[at]

For more information, please visit our website at

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Call for Submissions: Mythium Literary Journal

Mythium Literary Journal is now taking fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction submissions.

Mythium is the brainchild of award-winning author Crystal E. Wilkinson and visual artist/poet Ronald Davis. It's goal is to spotlight colored writers of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds in the aforementioned fields.

Submissions are accepted year-round. Fiction and creative nonfiction pieces must be limited to 5,000 words. Novel and memoir excerpts are acceptable. You may submit up to 5 poems at one time, but they must not exceed 20 pages total. Entrants may only submit one submission per category until you have been notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of submitted material. Payment is in one copy of the issue in which the author's work appears.

For full submission guidelines, please visit our website:

Call for Submissions: Diverse Voices Quarterly

Diverse Voices Quarterly is celebrating its third year of publishing online! Issue Eight is now available for download on our website.

For Issue 9, we are now accepting online submissions for poetry, short stories and personal essays/creative nonfiction. Please use the form on our website to submit your work:
  • For poetry: You may submit 3-5 poems. Please send in one file, separated by a page break between poems.
  • For short stories: Submissions must be 3,000 words or less. You may submit up to two short shorts that add up to 1,000 words.
  • For personal essays/creative nonfiction: Submissions must be 3,000 words or less. Send only one essay at a time.
Artwork, which is especially requested, must still be sent directly to submissions[at]

For full submission guidelines, please visit our website:

Call for Submissions: Miracle Monocle

Miracle Monocle is now accepting submissions for our upcoming Spring and Summer 2011 issues. We're looking for poetry, fiction and microfiction.
  • For fiction: Please limit your submission to 4,000 words and submit one piece at a time. For paper submissions, please double-space.
  • For poetry and microfiction: You may include up to 5 pieces in your submission. There is no word limit for poetry submissions. Please limit microfiction pieces to 500 words or less.
We accept both electronic and paper submissions year-round.

For full submission guidelines, please visit our website at

Miracle Monocle features works of contemporary fiction, poetry and microfiction and believes that even the most serious subjects can be handled with humor and charity. Miracle Monocle is an online journal housed and supported by the University of Louisville's English Department and is run by faculty, graduates and undergraduates. Issues appear quarterly. Unpublished, emerging and established writers alike are encouraged to apply and submit.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Call for Submissions: Peace & Hope

The new online journal, SF Peace and Hope, is now seeking original, unpublished work that transforms and inspires from poets, writers and artists. The launch date for the premiere issue is early 2011 at Al Young, Poet Laureate California Emeritus, is writing the preface, and we will have a new visual stage for your work designed by Bay Area artist Niya C. Risk of Ritual Labs.

We are looking for poetry, short nonfiction and visual imagery related to the theme of peace and hope from writers and artists who live in the San Francisco Bay area or have a strong affinity for this locale. The Bay area as a subject is also encouraged.

For poetry: Submissions must be short- to medium-length poems of 34 lines or less. You may submit a maximum of 3 poems.

For non-fiction (including essays): Submissions must be 300 words or less. You may submit a maximum of 1 nonfiction piece.

For artwork: Submissions must be digital images of your original paintings, drawings and photographs. You may submit a maximum of 3 images.

Please submit your writing as a single document in the body of the e-mail or as a Word attachment. Send your images as jpeg files no larger than 1000 pixels in any dimension; please include the medium as well as a title or short caption. Please e-mail submissions to sfpeaceandhope[at]

Further submission guidelines can be found at

In the subject line, list your name (Last, First) and the genre of your submission. Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Short bios are optional. Please check the website for changes to the submission policy. We will notify you of the status of your submission, so please do not send e-mail inquiries. We look forward to receiving your work.

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:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Call for Submissions: Prime Number Magazine

The editors of Prime Number Magazine, a quarterly journal of distinctive prose and poetry, are now reading for Issue No. 7, to be released in April 2011.

We are interested in fiction and essays up to 4,000 words (including flash fiction and non-fiction), individual and groups of poems, book reviews, interviews and short plays. We're also looking for cover art reflecting the number 7 for the next issue (and you might be planning ahead for issues 11, 13, 17, etc.). For our full submission guidelines, see

To better understand our tastes, please read earlier issues of the magazine. Issue 5 has just gone live and can be seen at

Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley Review will be reading submissions of short fiction, essays and poetry for its Spring 2011 issue (Vol. 6, No. 1) until Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

We prefer writing that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit genre fiction, explicit work, or anything particularly violent or depressing. Also, please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is considered for our annual editor's prize.

To submit, please send 2-6 poems or an essay/short story pasted into the body of an e-mail to our editor at editor[at]

The current issue, previous issues, subscription information and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available at

Call for Submissions: Damselfly Press

Damselyfly Press, a prize-winning online literary journal for women, is pleased to announce the publication of our fourteenth issue and call for submissions for the fifteenth issue. We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry and nonfiction by female writers only slated for online publication in April 2011.

For fiction: Send 9 - 10 pages of fiction not exceeding 2,500 words max. Submitters may send up to two fictional stories per submission to the fiction editor. Fiction submissions can be sent to jennifer[at]

For poetry: Send 1-3 poems per submission. Poetry submissions can be sent to lesley[at]

For nonfiction: Send 3-10 pages of nonfiction not exceeding 2,500 words max. Submitters may send up to two nonfiction submissions such as memoir or personal essays to the nonfiction editor. Nonfiction submissions can be sent to nonfiction[at]

The deadline to submit for the fifteenth issue is March 2011. For more information on submission guidelines, please visit

Call for Submissions: Floorboard Review

Floordboard Review is now accepting poetry and photography submissions for its second issue.

For poems: Submit up to 4 poems. We are especially drawn to poems with vivid, concrete imagery, and carefully crafted, musical lines (which does not necessarily mean rhyme). We are not interested in abstractions. Review your work carefully, as we do not generally ask for revisions. Please upload poems in a single file, and include the poems' titles separated only by commas in the name of the file.

For photos: Submit 3 to 4 black-and-white photographs.

Simultaneous submissions of poems and photos are fine; just let us know immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere. At this time, we are only looking for previously unpublished material - that includes any public print or online sources. Upon acceptance of your work, Floorboard Review requests first North American serial rights (which means the work has not been published before); upon publication, all rights revert back to the author or artist.

Floorboard Review does not accept emailed poems or photos; please use our online submission manager at

For more information, please visit

Call for Submissions: Mandala

Mandala Journal is an online, student-run multicultural journal for poets, writers, artists and thinkers published by the Institute for African American Studies at The University of Georgia. Since the online launch in April 2010, the journal's audience has grown to include readers in fifty-six countries and territories around the world.

Mandala Journal seeks submissions of original poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art for the 2011 issue, "Reconciliation." Complete submission guidelines and information about this year's theme may be found the website

The deadline for Mandala Journal submissions is January 31, 2011.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Call for Submissions: Union Station Magazine

UNION STATION is a quarterly online magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, photography, book review and interview.

With each issue, we seek to bring together diverse and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as showcase freshest talent in photography. Please checkout our most recent Issue nO.3 at

Issue No.4 is scheduled for release in March 2011. Submissions will close for this issue on February 15, 2011.

For the complete submission guidelines, please visit the website: All submissions can be made through our online submissions manager at Submishmash:

Any questions should be directed to

(replace (at) with @ when sending e-mail).