Calls for Submission

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.

  • “Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

    Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

    This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality, and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories, and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished works are accepted. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Open to international artists. See website for more information.

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  •  Sediments Literary-Arts Journal

    Application Deadline: January 1, 2015

    Sediments Literary-Arts Journal is seeking submissions of poetry, art, and short fiction for its "Newbies" Issue, set to be published in May 2015. If you're a new writer or artist, or you have some refreshing work you think they'd love to see, submit your work. See website for more details.

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    Nortina Simmons


    Application Deadline: Jan. 10, 2015

    Blank Fiction Magazine is currently accepting submissions for their website and will soon announce their next call. Each story accepted for publication on the website will receive a $5.00 honorarium. All genres accepted. Stories no longer that 2,000 words. See website for more information.

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    Benjamin Perry

  • Berkeley Poetry Review

    Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

    The Berkeley Poetry Review has been published annually at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1974. While they accept great poetry of any kind, they are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? To push? Send it their way. See website for more information.

    Jules Wood

  • The Last Gentleman: Walker Percy in the 21st Century

    Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

    They welcome session proposals and individual paper abstracts addressing any topics relevant to Walker Percy and his work, particularly his novel, The Last Gentleman. Submit two-page session proposals and/or one-page individual paper abstracts. Papers should be 2,500 words max in length (20 minute presentations). Discussion will follow session presentations. Papers must be presented in person by the author. See website for more information.

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    All genres, year 'round

    Birmingham Arts Journal is a quarterly non-profit literary/arts journal publishing prose, poetry, art, and photography from throughout the world. 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. See Web site for more information.


    Jim Reed, Editor
    Birmingham Arts Journal
    2021 3rd. Ave. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35205

  • Electric Pulp

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Electric Pulp accepts science fiction, fantasy, romance, and mystery stories. We publish stories that are between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Please email your story as a Word document. Include the genre in the subject line of your email. Electric Pulp is accepting submissions right now for its inaugural issue to be published in January 2015. This is a great opportunity for new writers to get published, get exposure, and get in on the ground floor of a brand spanking new magazine. See website for more information.

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  • Mud Season Review: Call for Submissions

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Mud Season Review is a community-led literary journal based in Vermont. They invite strong, deeply human work in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art for upcoming issues. They also seek to celebrate the writers and artists behind the work. See website for more information.

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    James Gamble

  • The Citron Review Open for Submissions

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    The Citron Review is an online journal publishing flash fiction, flash creative non-fiction, and poetry. They crave smart, tight words with emotional impact. They are now accepting submission for their Winter 2014 Issue. See website for more information.

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    The Citron Review

  • Digital Papercut

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Digital Papercut is an online literary journal that publishes short stories, poetry, and artwork. We are open for submissions year-round and are currently looking for work for Volume 1 Issue 2. Digital Papercut accepts both unpublished and previously published work (when the Author or Artist has retained their rights). Submissions in multiple genres are welcome. Manuscripts can be of any theme or topic. Artists and Authors retain all rights to their work when publishing with Digital Papercut. See website for more information.

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    Jenelle Dembsey


    Deadline: Ongoing

    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.

    Christine L. Sostarich


    Deadline: ongoing

    PorchScene is now accepting submissions of short articles about being southern, growing up in the south, southern arts, music and food. See website for more information and submission guidelines.

    Mary Prater

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: illusio & baqer

    Deadline: Ongoing

    illusio & baqer is looking for middle grade, young adult, and new adult novel-length works of any genre. See website for more information and submission guidelines.

    Chelsea Maya

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Science Fiction Short Stories

    Deadline: Ongoing

    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.

    James Miller, Editor

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    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.


  • Deadline: Ongoing

    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.


    Big River Poetry Review
    c/o John Lambremont, Sr.
    4550 North Boulevard. #220
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Spaces: A Magazine of Literature & Art

    Deadline: Ongoing

    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.


    Mary Carroll-Hackett


    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.


    Kara Bachman


    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: See Web sites for more information.

  • The History Press

    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.


    Chad Rhoad
    The History Press
    Alabama Editor


    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: At your discretion, you may choose to include a brief author bio listing any relevant publication credits. Cover letters always welcome.


    Scarlett Frissell, editor
    The Phoenix Review


    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, and signing up to be a member. See website for more information.


    HL Hunter


    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 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 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 . Enthusiasm is vital, experience is not! You can either send one piece or join the team and submit on an ongoing basis.


    Jonathan Powell, editor


    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.


    Keith Rebec


    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

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Bookaholic Online Magazine

    Deadline: Open

    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.


    Hannah Sheldon-Dean