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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: August 31, 2017
    Contact Information:
    Name: Sara G

    What is it to be lost? To have lost? When something is taken away; something is wasted, destroyed, faded, hidden, missing. To feel disoriented and aimless; not knowing where to go, how to proceed, or where you came from. To wander, stray, disappear. How does it feel? What does it look like? What is its shape? Share your LOST story with words or imagery.

  • Deadline: June 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
    Contact: Liz Harms

    C&R Press will publish 1-3 chapbooks of poetry, short stories or other types of literary or mixed work. Manuscript authors selected for publication receive ten copies of the book, $100 dollars and a reading in New York City. We encourage emerging and established authors in the manuscript process to submit their best work. Please submit via our Submittable (

  • Call For Submissions: 400 and Falling Press Seeks Submissions

    No Deadline
    Contact: Thomas Ziemer

    400 and Falling Press will publish a bi-annual journal of literature and the arts. Work will appear online and in-print. We ask for submissions of unpublished work from emerging writers and artists in the following genres: Poetry, Prose, Creative Non-Fiction, Visual Art, Literary criticism and Art criticism.
    Please follow the submission guidelines carefully for each specific genre. We cannot offer financial compensation at this time.

    All contributors will receive a copy of the issue in which they are published. We welcome simultaneous submissions, however please inform us if your work is published elsewhere. All literary submissions should be in a .pdf, .docx, or .doc file in 12 pt. Times New Roman type. Please include a cover letter in the body of the email with your contact information and a brief third person bio.

    All work should be submitted to with "Submission Genre: Name: Title" as the subject (for example "Poetry: Frank Stanford: Singing Knives").

  • Deadline: August 1 - November 30

    The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet's first book, while also honoring the late founder of BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry and poetry in translation.

    Judge: D. A. Powell

    Winner Receives:
    Book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in spring 2019
    $1,000 honorarium

    Submissions are invited only through Submittable or by post mail. We do not have the staff capacity to read or respond to manuscripts that are submitted by fax or email.

    *Submission fee: $25

  • Deadline: November 5, 2017
    Contact: Cassidy McCants

    For the past 61 years, Nimrod International Journal has been devoted to the idea that the arts bring us together. They highlight what we have in common, and what we have in common is enhanced by our distinctiveness. The arts are the ultimate big tent. For our Spring/Summer 2018 issue, Let Us Gather: Diversity and the Arts, Nimrod is seeking poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that explore or demonstrate the idea that the arts are a gathering place for diverse and unique perspectives, and that it is through this uniqueness that we find the universal.

  • Deadline to Submit: October 31, 2017
    Contact: Megan Collins

    3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 17! The elements are BLUEPRINT, FISHERMAN, and DELUSION.

    All three words must be used in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submissions. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one of those elements. Deadline is October 31.

  • A Quiet Courage online literary journal considers micro fiction and poetry that is 100 words or less in length. Named among the twelve best literary journals of 2015 by Authors Publish Magazine, eight months after founding. Diverse writers welcomed, non-paying market.
    Deadline: : Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    Contact Information: Clara Klein

  • Call for Submissions: Driftwood Press
    Call for Submissions: Driftwood Press

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Operations Fees: $2, poetry; $3, fiction. Driftwood Press is actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. The journal is partial toward prose poetry and stream of consciousness prose, but open to all literary genres and styles.

    Driftwood Press currently offers a premium one week response time for an additional fee, as well as the opportunity for all accepted artists to participate in interviews, which are published alongside their work. Many of our writers also go on to become guest editors for our publication. See website for more information:

  • 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.

    Contact Info:

  • 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

  • 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.

    Contact Info:

    James Gamble

  • 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.

    Contact Info:

    The Citron Review

  • 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.

    Contact Info:

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reading Period:May 1-July 31.
    The Speculative Literature Foundation currently offers four grants: The Older Writers’ Grant, the Travel Grant, the Working Class Writers’ Grant, and the Diversity Grant. All of our grants are free to apply, and are designed as ‘gateway’ grants, with easy and straightforward applications that should be quick to complete. We hope that they will both serve the community directly, and also encourage genre writers to explore the wide variety of grants, awards, and residencies available in the larger writing community. See website for more information.


    Ravi Howard

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Vanilla seeks to expose innovative and unexpected points of view. We are currently accepting all genres of literature, art, and photography. See Web site for more information.


    Montgomery, AL 36105

  • 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

  • Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. We accept art submissions in any medium. Visit us at Email us at with any questions.

    Deadline: December 31, 2017
    Contact E-mail:

  • DEADLINE: December 31, 2017
    Contact: Amber D. Tran

    Cold Creek Review is currently seeking submissions for its first issue!

    Cold Creek Review is an online literary journal that explores the depths of troubled emotion. Its mission is to publish contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art that awakens the beauty of anguish and suffering, while maintaining a sense of creative urgency.
    We are a literary journal that is keen on diving into the dark, the misunderstood, and the wild.

  • Deadline: January 1, 2018
    Contact: Paul Paquin

    Looking for writers to contribute tips for Alabama consumers to get out of debt, avoid debt and save money. Golden Financial Services will feature your tips on the website.

  • Deadline:October 1, 2017

    Carbon Culture Review is excited to announce the creation of our new book imprint, CARBON. We are seeking poetry, novels, short fiction, memoir and full length, quality books on any subject, in any genre. Submit during our open reading period here (

    Carbon Culture is an international newsstand magazine. Books selected for publication by CARBON will receive a standard contract and advertising in the magazine.

  • Written by high school creative writing students, "newsprung" is a blog, not a magazine, not a contest, and as such publishes new work – whether text or image or both – when there is something to publish. In addition to our own posts, we’re seeking to publish and promote the best literary writing, visual art, and fine-art photography by high school students (grades 9 – 12) and their teachers, who are living and working within the Deep South. Our two areas of interest are: writing and literature, and visual art and fine-art photography.

    Deadline: Ongoing

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