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  • Posted January 17, 2022
  • Club Plum Seeks Works for April 2022 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 25, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Club Plum continues to expand our genres: Send your lyric essays, your flash fiction, your prose poetry, your hybrid works, and your art for Volume 3, Issue 2. Pummel us with your feathers. Dab us with your steel. See our website for guidelines: www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com.

  • Posted January 17, 2022
  • Public Private
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations, Video
  • Type Magazine

Superpresent is seeking submissions of poetry, essays, short stories, visual art, and film for its Spring Issue. The theme is Public Private: We have written a further description, but have chosen to keep it private. superpresentmag.com

  • Posted January 17, 2022
  • borrowed solace unthemed call for submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

borrowed solace is looking for interesting and beautiful works for the spring unthemed 2022 literary journal. We accept nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. Submissions close March 1, 2022; and you can review our guidelines, what the editors are looking for, and submit here at www.borrowedsolace.com. We want to read what you write and see the art you take or make!

  • Posted January 17, 2022
  • Angel Rust Seeking Submissions for Issue 8
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Angel Rust publishes edgy, experimental, and esoteric works in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art. Submissions open year-round with no reading fees and a short response time. Please read our guidelines at angelrustmag.com for more details. Make us ascend. 

  • Posted January 17, 2022
  • Book of Matches seeks Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 8, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

In an age dominated by our worst tendencies for tribalism, it's more important than ever to celebrate the best in humanity through the very real magic of words. Book of Matches is always interested in protest—interested in protest against the unknowing alive in human existence, in protest against the knowing, too. In essence, Book of Matches celebrates what burns in the dark, and too the assurance of how little this illuminates before going out. Send your most meaningful lies, real lives, and poetry of both that we may see a bit more clearly the stormy seas around us all. www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com

  • Posted January 15, 2022
  • What Are You Reading?
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
  • Type Literary Site

We’re sure plenty of you are taking this social distancing downtime to do some reading, and we’d love to hear about it. Whether it’s a new issue of your favorite lit mag, the book you’ve just added to your shelf, or one piece of poetry or prose that really spoke to you, we’re looking forward to your recommendations. Send an email with a brief review (125-300 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Full details: newpagesblog.com/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted January 13, 2022
  • Call for Submissions: Navigations - A Place for Peace
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 10, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From January 1st to March 10th we'll be accepting submissions for our Spring 2022 issue Navigations: A Place for Peace. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

  • Posted January 13, 2022
  • Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
  • Type Book

Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There's no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.

  • Posted January 12, 2022
  • Mistake House Magazine Seeks Submissions from Graduate & Undergraduate Writers
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Mistake House Magazine publishes fiction and poetry by students in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek inventive work that speaks to the heart in a complex global context, including work expressive of documentary poetics. Submission window: October 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022. Submission fee $5. Guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org/submit/.

  • Posted January 12, 2022
  • Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts 
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Book

We invite authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts between November 1, 2021 and February 1, 2022. All manuscripts will be read blind, and typically one or two manuscripts are selected for publication. Selected manuscripts will be scheduled for publication in spring 2024. Sixteen Rivers values diversity. We encourage poets of color, young poets, and LGBTQ poets to submit. Online Submissions: Send an e-mail with your name, address, phone number, and the name of your manuscript. Attach a PDF of your manuscript to the email. To ensure that your manuscript is considered, please read and follow our submission guidelines: sixteenrivers.org.

  • Posted January 11, 2022
  • Volney Road Review Open for Submissions for Issue 4.2
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. Send us the work that you think will change the world. We pay $10 per accepted piece and publish online; past issues are available for all to read. volneyroadreview.com

  • Posted January 11, 2022
  • Kitchen Table Quarterly Currently Accepting Poetry and Nonfiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 7, 2022
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Kitchen Table Quarterly is seeking poetry, nonfiction, and artwork for its Spring issue. We are a journal preoccupied with history: cultural, political, geographical, personal, and how each interacts with the other to mold our experience. We are all made of our pasts, and the pasts of our parents, grandparents, neighborhoods, nations. We want honesty. We want an education. Send us your best. Submit up to five poems, five artworks, or a standalone nonfiction piece of up to 3,000 words. For full guidelines and to get a better idea of what we’re looking for, please visit our website.

  • Posted January 11, 2022
  • Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Driftwood Press is a paying small press specializing in fiction, poetry, visual arts, and comics. Whether you have short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry chapbooks, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our poetry submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission. We use submission fees to pay our writers, offering $400 for novellas; we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards, and our In-House fiction contest has a shorter response time than most press' contests. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

  • Posted January 10, 2022
  • BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
  • Type Magazine

BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics, and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information.

  • Posted January 10, 2022
  • Daily Stories of Fifty Words or Less Straight into Your Inbox
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

If a reader signs up to 50 Give or Take, they will receive daily microfiction of fifty words or less straight into their inbox. Despite popular opinion, the name 50 Give or Take doesn't refer to the number of words in the story. It is a metaphor for what we, as readers and writers, give and take emotionally from the written word. Do you write flash fiction? Then submit! We publish all accepted stories in a print collection every November 6. All you have to do is submit your story, one-line bio, and vertical photo of yourself. Info here: vineleavespress.com/50-give-or-take.html.

  • Posted January 10, 2022
  • Able Muse (Poetry, Prose, & Art) - Submission Now Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2022/2023. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.

  • Posted January 10, 2022
  • Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Now accepting submissions for our annual 2022 issue, The Awakenings Review is an award-winning lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and photography by writers, poets, and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our hard-hitting publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. While we readily accept material that is recovery-oriented, The Awakenings Review is not afraid to publish works derived from writers’ and poets’ tough experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. We are most interested in literary quality. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

  • Posted January 06, 2022
  • CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) Invites Submissions Year Round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $120. Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com

  • Posted January 06, 2022
  • Feels Blind Literary is Open for Submissions for Issue #7
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 6, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Feels Blind Literary, a publication featuring work from artists and writers who are nonbinary or identify as women, is currently accepting art, photography, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and plays. Issue #7 will launch in time for AWP where we will have a table and host an off-site reading. All profits from our small fee go to organizations like the Richmond Community Bail Fund, though submissions are free every Monday, as it’s important to us that cost is not a barrier to access for our contributors. We nominate for the Best of the Net and Pushcart. Dazzle us with your best! www.feelsblindliterary.com

  • Posted January 06, 2022
  • The New Verse News Seeks Current Events Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

Since 2005, The New Verse News has covered the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day with a poetic take on a current and specific headline. See the website for guidelines and examples. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditor(at)gmail.com. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.

  • Posted January 05, 2022
  • Girls Right the World Extends Deadline
  • Deadline info Extended Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Call for Submissions - Extended Deadline: Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the sixth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best art and/or writing, in English or English translation by January 31, 2022. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission. girlsrighttheworld.com/submissions/

  • Posted January 05, 2022
  • Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 18
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review is a biannual, online journal that publishes poetry, short creative nonfiction and fiction, comics, hybrids, book reviews, interviews, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We're currently seeking submissions for Issue 18 (Spring 2022)! First 300 submissions are FREE during the months of December and January. Expedited and Tip Jar submission options are also available each month. Simultaneous submissions are OK. We encourage you to read past issues to see if we’re a good home for your work. For more info and submission guidelines, visit our website: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.

  • Posted January 05, 2022
  • Works Progress Calling for Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

We are a brand new Substack publishing short fiction about anything bigger than yourself: stories about astronauts, ICU nurses, politics, protests, alternate histories, big-world calamities, juicy personal dramas and the people who experience them. Fiction with dynamic characters who do interesting things. We don’t think stories should be slogs. We do not publish quiet stories about divorce. We pay our writers. Submit via email and visit our archives at worksprogress.substack.com/archive.

  • Posted January 05, 2022
  • Submit to Clinch—A Martial Arts Literary Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Yet, in the literary community, there isn’t anywhere to give it a voice—until now. At Clinch, our goal is to bring the martial arts and creative writing communities together. Or, at least, get the two acquainted. So send us your work that displays the good, bad, and eccentric qualities of martial arts. If it’s good writing, and encompasses martial arts/combat sports—including boxing—in any way, shape, or form, we want it. Show us your submission game. Visit us at clinchlit.com.

  • Posted January 05, 2022
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks seeks Fiction, Memoir/CNF, Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2022
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

For our 2022 anthology, we welcome fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry or prose poems on any topic. Submit your best work—a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (up to 5,000 words), three flash fictions (750-1000 words each), or three poems (up to one page each). Our preference is for emotional complexity. We are not interested in genre fiction unless it transcends genre. Work should not be previously published. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Publication of our 45th online chapbook: mid-April. Submission fee: $3. Authors are paid ($7.50 to $25). Complete guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.

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