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.

  • 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.

  • Deadline: May 31, 2017
    Contact Information:
    Information on submissions can be found at:
    Submit to editors (at)
    Questions? Contact contact (at)

    The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. We also accept translations accompanied by the original text.

    We are currently accepting work for our Summer 2017 publication. The call will end on May 31.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

    | Theme:
    The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange is associated with meanings of warmth, optimism, enthusiasm, transition, health, happiness, fun, creativity and freedom. Orange is stimulating, vibrant and flamboyant. It is the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, citrus fruits, marmalade, traffic cones, life rafts and Cheetos. Orange is the color of prison uniforms in the U.S. Orange (saffron) is a sacred and auspicious color in Hinduism. The middle traffic light is orange in France Orange is all around and within us. Reveal your shade of ORANGE.

    | Eligible Submissions:
    Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Open to international writers. Apply using the online form.

    | Highlights:
    The Gold writer will be featured in the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal complete with an artist profile review written by our art writer. Up to ten writers in total will be published in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal; showcased, along with website links, in an online juried exhibition on the ArtAscent website for at least two years.

    | About ArtAscent:
    The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers.

    | Call application:

  • 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: December 31, 2017
    Contact: Amber D. tran

  • Iris N. Spencer Poetry Awards

    The Iris N. Spencer Poetry Awards and Myong Cha Son Haiku Award welcome unpublished, original poems. Submissions to the Iris N. Spencer Award should be composed in the traditional modes of meter, rhyme and received forms. Both competitions will award a first place prize of $1,500 and runner-up prize.

    The Rhina P. Espaillat Poetry Award celebrates original poems written in Spanish or translations of Spanish poems to English.
    First prize is $500.

    Submission Guidelines:
    - The annual competition is open to all undergraduate poets who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States.
    - The author's name, address, email address, and school attended should be submitted on a separate sheet.
    - There is no fee to enter. Submittals may be a combination of poems submitted to the Iris N. Spencer Award, the Myong Cha Son Haiku Award, or the Rhina P. Espaillat Poetry Award. Limit of two poems per contest.
    - All submissions must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2017 and can be sent electronically to or mailed to:

    WCU Poetry Awards
    Poetry House
    West Chester University
    West Chester, PA 19383

  • 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:

  • 3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 15! The elements are YARD SALE, TEMPLE, and VISITATION. All three elements must be used in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submissions. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one of those elements.
    We have published new and well-known writers and artists from all over the world. We also nominate published work for Best of the
    Net, Pushcart Prize, and other awards.
    Deadline is April 30. Issue will be released July 1.

    Contact: Megan Collins

  • 400 and Falling Press Seeks Submissions

    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").

    No Deadline

    Contact: Thomas Ziemer

  • Dates: January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017
    Prizes: Longlisted entries are published in an anthology, and non-prize winning published entries will be paid $50 each.
    Also, a First Prize: $250, Second Prize: $150, Third Prize: $100, Editor's Pick: $75

    Word count: Minimum 1500, maximum 7000.

    Entry fee: $10.

    Clare Wallace, Literary Agent with Darley Anderson
    Sandra Sawicka, Literary Agent and Foreign Rights Manager with Marjacq Scripts
    Brett Alan Sanders, Author, Translator and Essayist
    Anisha Bhaduri, Author and award winning journalist

    Detailed guidelines are available on our website.

    Contact: Anirban Ray Choudhury

  • A Quiet Courage online literary journal considers microfiction 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 our founding.
    Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    We’re a non-paying market.
    Diverse writers welcomed.
    Submissions rolling, no deadline.
    Contact: Clara Klein

  • In conjunction with the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, Creative Nonfiction magazine is daring writers (as Mary Shelley was dared in Geneva) to write original and groundbreaking nonfiction stories in the spirit of Frankenstein. We’re looking for true stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity.
    Creative Nonfiction editors and a judge (to be announced) will award $10,000 and publication for Best Essay and two $2,500 prizes and publication for runners-up. All essays will be considered for publication in the winter 2018 issue of the magazine.

    Deadline: March 20, 2017
    Contact: Matt Spindler

  • 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