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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: February 29, 2020
    Contact: Laine Cunningham
    Email: SunspotLit@gmail.com
    Website: https://sunspotlit.com/

    Sunspot Literary Journal amplifies multinational voices. Accepts fiction, poetry, nonfiction, scripts, and translations up to 49,000 words, and art. Submit: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit Website: https://sunspotlit.com/

  • Deadline: January 6, 2020
    Email: stobias@rutgers.edu
    Website: https://irw.rutgers.edu/news-events/featured-news/42-web-journals/462-call-for-submissions-october-2019

    This issue of Rejoinder seeks to explore the relationship between storytelling and social change. Storytelling has long been an important feminist tool, used by participants in consciousness raising groups, as well as scholars such as standpoint theorists, critical race feminists and feminist ethicists. Stories have helped feminists counter dominant narratives, reveal hidden power dynamics, develop epistemologies, and build solidarity. The practice of feminist storytelling has never been confined to the academy, and in fact storytelling is increasingly an important part of progressive campaigns intended to bring about social justice by swaying “hearts and minds.” But precisely what are we doing when we tell stories? Whose stories count? How far can we trust experiential narratives? And how does technology transform the practice of storytelling in the post-truth era? Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, social and racial justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see our website at: https://irw.rutgers.edu/about-rejoinder. Rejoinder is published by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University in partnership with The Feminist Art Project. Please send completed written work (2,000-2,500 words max), jpegs of artwork, and short bios to the editor, Sarah Tobias (stobias@rutgers.edu) by January 6, 2020.

  • Deadline: February 1, 2020
    Contact: Lauren Ash
    Email: belmontstoryreview@gmail.com
    Website: https://belmontstoryreview.wixsite.com/website

    Belmont Story Review invites submissions for its fifth volume. We’re looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers. Also, we’re open to submissions of narrative journalism in the areas of music, publishing, creativity and collaboration, as well as faith and culture.

    The reading period for Volume Five is from November 1, 2019 - February 1, 2020.
    We award a cash honorarium of $50 for prose and $25 for poetry/flash fiction to authors who have accepted submissions.

  • Deadline: December 31, 2019
    Contact: Sara G
    Email: info@artascent.com
    Website: https://ArtAscent.com/themed-call-application-information/

    | Theme:
    Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery.

    | Eligible Submissions:
    Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

    | Highlights:
    Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

    | 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. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Email: theaurigamagazine@gmail.com
    Website: https://theaurigamagazine.weebly.com/

    The Auriga Magazine is a new online literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose. Based in the United States, The Auriga Magazine debuted in 2019 with the goal of providing a voice for emerging young writers and promoting diversity.

  • Deadline: No Deadline
    Contact: Shannon Huffman
    Email: submissions@flashfictionmagazine.com
    Website: https://flashfictionmagazine.com/subs

    Description: Flash Fiction Magazine accepts submissions all year around. Their word limit is 300-1000 words. Any genre.

    There is no payment for stories published on the website. They pay $40 per story accepted in anthologies and the best story of every month receives $100.

    For guidelines and to submit your story please use the link: https://flashfictionmagazine.com/subs

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Email: foster.dickson@mps.k12.al.us

    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
    Contact: Tom Rhiel
    E-mail: trhiel@kaleidoscopewojo.com
    Website: www.kaleidoscopewojo.com

    We are currently taking submissions for possible inclusion in an ongoing anthology. All information, themes and how to submit, are located on our website. We hope that there are women in your group that will consider sharing their work with us. We will be publishing an electronic version(s) as we also look for a publisher. Thanks for your consideration.
    In addition to our website we also have a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Kaleidoscope-WoJo-188435748422369/

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Andrew Sullivan
    Email: info@mastodonpublishing.org
    Website: https://www.mastodonpublishing.com/

    Mastodon Publishing is open for full-length submissions in all literary and commercial genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and special interest (cookbooks, academic, YA, and others). Our goal is to bring diverse and uncensored writing to life in many shapes and forms. Please visit our website https://www.mastodonpublishing.com/ and submittable page https://mastodonpublishing.submittable.com/submit for more information.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Olivia Pritzker
    Email: opritzker@crpress.org
    Website: www.crpress.org

    C&R Press is open for full length manuscripts in all categories, including novels, poetry, short story collections, creative non-fiction, memoir, experimental and hybrid work.

    We encourage female, minority, LGBT, immigrant, progressive and submerged voices to submit. C&R Press is committed to publishing books from new and emerging writers whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We are interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserves recognition and support.

    C&R Press submissions are also open for our Winter Soup Bowl Chapbook and New York reading series. Soup Bowl Chapbooks are between 20-45 pages of material not including front matter. Winners will receive ten copies of the book and a hosted reading in Brooklyn, NYC. Entries are open until April 21, 2018.

    For more information, visit our website https://www.crpress.org/submissions/

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    E-mail: jakecoetzee.12@gmail.com
    E-mail: shannon@101words.org

    Flash Fiction Magazine is open for submissions. There are no deadlines. They pay $40 per story accepted for publication in their anthologies and also host a flash fiction writing course. As an extra bonus, each month they award $100 for the story of the month in their online publication.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Michelle Tudor
    E-mail: submissions@readwildness.com

    wildness is an online literary and arts journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers and artists.

    wildness accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and considers work in most styles, forms or genres. For a better idea of our preferences we always recommend reading through our previous issues.

    We currently publish our issues bimonthly (in February, April, June, August, October and December) and read submissions on a rolling basis—all submitted work will simply be considered for the next open issue.

    Please check out our guidelines: www.realwildness.com/submit

  • Call For Submissions: 400 and Falling Press Seeks Submissions

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Thomas Ziemer
    E-mail: twziemer@gmail.com; 400andfallingpress@gmail.com

    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 400andfallingpress@gmail.com with "Submission Genre: Name: Title" as the subject (for example "Poetry: Frank Stanford: Singing Knives").

  • Deadline: Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    Guidelines: http://aquietcourage.wordpress.com/
    Contact Information: Clara Klein
    E-mail: scriptorobscura@gmail.com

    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: Ongoing
    E-mail: contact@edifyfiction.com

    We publish the edifying and uniquely positive short story, flash fiction, poetry, photography, and digital art.
    Submission guidelines are online, managed through Submittable, and there are no submission fees. Past issues are free to read online. Annual nominations for our ‘Best of the Best’ cash prize awards.

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