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  • Posted September 01, 2021
  • Sky Island Journal: Issue 18 (Fall 2021) Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 90,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 18 before midnight on September 30th, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted September 01, 2021
  • Collateral Seeks Literary and Visual Art!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Collateral is a biannual online journal featuring literary and visual art that examines the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We read year round, charge no fees, and publish every May and November. In each submission, we search for art that challenges how conflict, military service, and their lasting impact are traditionally perceived and portrayed. Submit via our website, or send queries to .

  • Posted September 01, 2021
  • Call for Submissions: Nonfiction, Poetry, Photos about China
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published in the fall of 2021. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places, people, history, culture, the arts, science and technology—anything related to China that is well written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction). No submission fee. Please visit our website for more information and read the guidelines before submitting.

  • Posted August 31, 2021
  • Storm Cellar Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook journal of safety and danger since 2011, seeks amazing new work for volume 10! Send emotionally, aesthetically, technically, and linguistically ambitious writing, photos, and art. We're especially listening for Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, fat, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other marginalized voices. Our roots are in the American Midwest. Surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission portal at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 30, 2021
  • Submit Your 50-word Story to 50 Give or Take
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

50 Give or Take daily delivers micro-fiction of fifty words or less straight into your inbox. Please subscribe (it’s free!) to get an idea of what is published, before submitting your work. All accepted 50 Give or Take pieces will be published in a print collection at the end of every year, starting in 2021. All you have to do is submit your: 50-word story, one-line bio, website or social media URL, and a vertical photo of yourself to . Good luck!

  • Posted August 26, 2021
  • 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 August 26, 2021
  • Our Doors are Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture, the BMR strives to represent all life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. What we sing saves the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. We’ve published work from and interviews with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz, Michel Stone, Michael Flohr, Lee Herrick, Chen Chen, Michael Cudlitz, Pat Metheny, Melissa Studdard, Lyrics Born, Terry Kay, and Christopher Moore. bluemountainreview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted August 25, 2021
  • Call For Submissions: Fiction, Essays, Photography, Art, Poetry, Digital Storytelling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/Fine in Swahili) is to promote the artistic, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and Other Writers and Artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Check out open submission opportunities for Nzuri Journal of Coastline College at Submittable. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Fall 2021 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words. Website: nzuriJournal.com.

  • Posted August 24, 2021
  • Seeking Feminist Writing Submissions About Sex
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 17, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Our feminist zine is looking for writing and art submissions for our newest edition "They Call Us Sluts and Prudes." We are exploring sex and reputation in relation to gender oppression. If you have ever been catcalled or looked down upon based on your sexual interactions, or lack thereof, please consider sharing your experience. We want stories and art surrounding both the polar opposites of being called a "slut" or "prude" and show that these are possibly the same thing. www.theycallus.com

  • Posted August 23, 2021
  • BLUELINE Seeks Exceptional Nature Writing
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted August 23, 2021
  • Angel Rust Seeking Submissions for Issue 3 and 4
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Angel Rust is a new, queer-led online magazine looking to publish exciting, challenging, and edgy work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, with a particular interest in transgressive or experimental short stories, strong-hearted essays or critiques, and radical poems in any form from writers with unique perspectives and an unshakable fearlessness. No submission fees. New issues go up every month. angelrustmag.com

  • Posted August 23, 2021
  • The Twin Bill Seeks Baseball Essays, Fiction, Poetry and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Submissions are open until October 1 for the Fall Issue of The Twin Bill, an online baseball literary journal. We are looking for essays between 600-1000 words, fiction up to 3,000 words, up to five poems, and visual art. Please send submissions to . If you are interested in illustrating our pieces, please let us know. All submissions will receive a personal response and there is no submission fee. We will publish on October 26 for the start of the World Series. For more details, visit www.thetwinbill.com/submissions/.

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