Calls for submission offer opportunities to publish for writers from the novice to the experienced. Publishers may list their submission requirements at Submit Your Announcement.
Deadline: October 15th, 2013
Rattle seeks love poems for its upcoming themed issue, with the focus being on poems that are not about love, but are written for, to or about someone or something. Feel free to include non-love poems in your poetry submission as well. See website for more information.
Deadline: October 31, 2013
Art School Horror Stories seeks submissions for its first volume. Art-related poems, stories, haiku, drawings, and photography are welcome. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Deadline: October 31, 2013
Ground: Protest Poems, an anthology, seeks submissions. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Deadline: November 1, 2013; Fee: $20 per essay
Prize: Best Essay - $1000; runner-up $500
Creative Nonfiction seeks essays about mistakes - whether they be major or minor, funny or painful. See website for more information and full submission guidelines.
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Matchbooks Press is currently accepting submissions of at least 3,000 words for its upcoming romance anthology, Second Chances. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Editor Tanya Chernov seeks submissions of poetry on confronting serious illness and loss for an upcoming anthology. Published by Foreword Literary, all proceeds will benefit the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. Submit poems along with a brief bio via e-mail to email@example.com.
Deadline: December 6, 2013
Matchbooks Press is currently accepting submissions of at least 3,000 words for its upcoming fantasy anthology, Urban Legends. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Deadline: December 10, 2013
Submissions are now being accepted for upcoming anthology That Takes Ovaries II. Female writers are invited to send submissions about anything gutsy, brazen, outrageous, audacious or courageous they have done. There is a 1000 word maximum on stories. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Deadline: December 20, 2013
The Round Up Writer's Zine is a fresh space devoted to trangressive pieces, dark humor and works laced in sarcasm. They are currently looking for submissions for their next full fledged issue to come out in January 2014. Submissions include short stories, poetry and essays or musings. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Deadline: January 5, 2014
Momma Tried, a print-only conceptual nudie mag exhibiting art, writing, subversive humor, and non-heteronormative perspectives on sexuality, is accepting submissions of non-fiction, fiction and poetry for their second issue. Works that contain nudity or sexual themes are welcome, but not a requirement. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Surrounded Magazine is looking for bold creative writing from high schools across the country. This magazine, which is edited and designed by Advanced Creative Writing students at Campbell Hall HS in Studio City, CA, is especially looking for more submissions from Alabama writers. See website for more information
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Answers I’ll Accept: Personal Essays about Looking for Love Online is currently open for submissions. Please send your personal essay about your best or worst online dating experience (or any interesting experience in-between) to Kelly Ann Jacobson. The overall message of the book will be positive, so please keep that in mind when submitting. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Kelly Ann Jacobson
Deadline: February 3, 2013
Penumbra: The Art & Literary Journal of CSU Stanislaus is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue. Early entries are appreciated and incomplete entries will not be considered. Poetry, short fiction, artwork, and photography submissions are welcomed! See website for more information and complete guidelines.
Maelstrom, a print literary journal, is now seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, art, and photography. They like work that is edgy, smart, funny, and maybe even weird. Compensation in contributor copies. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Goose Goose Press is a new electronic publisher actively seeking submissions of science fiction short stories. No reprints or multiple submissions please. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Leaf Garden Press is now accepting submissions of chapbooks of ten or more poems. Leaf Garden Press is a not-for-profit press that publishes everything at cost or minimum allowed by retailers. They publish through print on demand and popular ebook stores, which includes a name your price option. See website for more information and submission guidelines.
Big River Poetry Review is looking for poems that sing, move, shout, and dance, poems that make us think, laugh, wonder, or cry. See website for complete guidelines.
SPACES, a new online magazine of Art & Literature, featuring videos of writers reading their work, as well as art, interviews, and more, invites submissions year round for writers' videos, poetry, essays, photo essays, and more. Be sure to check out our Space Candy contest, and our Prompts Response section too. See website for more information.
Birmingham Arts Journal is a quarterly non-profit literary/arts journal publishing prose, poetry, art, and photography from throughout the world. Mission statement: Published without profit by passionate volunteers, who believe that exceptional works by the famous, not-yet-famous, and never-to-be-famous deserve to be published side-by-side in a beautiful and creative setting. Submissions accepted year 'round. See Web site for more information.
Jim Reed, Editor
Birmingham Arts Journal
Integrated Digital Publishing, based in Mobile, and its publications, The Contemporary Sportsman and The Contemporary Wingshooter, are always interested in hearing from writers, photographers, and artists who have a good story for their readers. All queries should be submitted to: Jim Stenson, Managing Editor and Publisher, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. See Web sites for more information.
Deadline: Open. Gulf Coast Parents & Kids Magazine is looking for 500 word articles on any topic (education, maternity, pediatric health, leisure, family life, etc.) related to parenting. They pay $25 for each 500 word article. Submissions do not need to be from local writers alone, but local writers do get priority. See website for more information.
Deadline: Open The Phoenix Review (submissions currently OPEN) is a literary journal dedicated to truly outstanding, imaginative fiction and poetry. Please submit poetry (no more than 6 poems) and/or short fiction (one piece at a time please) to: email@example.com. At your discretion, you may choose to include a brief author bio listing any relevant publication credits. Cover letters always welcome.
Deadline: Open. History Press, a traditional publisher that specializes in local history and culture books, is searching for non-fiction authors interested in writing about various aspects of Alabama history. History Press finances all aspects of the publication process. They also pay authors in royalties. See website for more information.
Deadline: Year-Round. Blue Mountain Press, the book division of Blue Mountain Arts, is accepting manuscripts in the following categories: gift books, personal growth, teens/tweens, family, relationships, motivational, and inspirational. E-mail queries to BMPbooks@sps.com. Please add WF in the subject line so Blue Mountain Press can know this posting was seen on the Writers Forum website. See Blue Mountain Arts website for more information.
Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
P.O. Box 4549
Boulder, CO 80306
Deadline: Ongoing. Open Mic Voices is an all inclusive social network for sharing your poems and poetry. Those interested in sharing their poems, or sharing their favorite poetry site links, can quickly and easily do so, by going to OpenMicVoices.com, and signing up to be a member. See website for more information.
Deadline: Ongoing The Flaneur is an independent culture journal run by volunteers. We are keen to find arts and culture writers in Alabama to report on local exhibitions and happenings. If you are interested in submitting work about art, culture, travels or place then please e-mail your work to firstname.lastname@example.org . Enthusiasm is vital, experience is not! You can either send one piece or join the team and submit on an ongoing basis.
Deadline: Ongoing. At Pithead Chapel, we're looking for engaging stories told in honest voices. Most of all, we want to feel something. We want to reach the last word and immediately crave more. We want your story to leave a brilliant bruise. Send us your best flash or short story and we'll do our best to get your voice heard. Sorry, we're not into genre pieces (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, and romance).
See website for more information.
Deadline: Ongoing. Freshfully, a company in Birmingham, Alabama, is looking for a food writer/blogger in Huntsville to write about local farms, restaurants, seasonal ingredients, and local food issues for their website as Freshfully expands into a dozen cities around the Southeast. The company wants someone fun, local, and passionate about food and writing to share his or her insights into what's great in Montgomery and Huntsville. 2 posts a week, $15 per post. See website for more information.
Jen Barnett and Sam Brasseale
Bookkaholic online magazine is looking for sharp new contributors to cover subjects pertaining to books and reading, such as publishing news and trends, reading technology, literary tourism, lost classics, author interviews, resources for readers, and entertaining book lists. Interested writers may either send finished work or send pitches for articles along with samples of previous work. See website for more information.