14 Calls for Writers - National
Kallisto Gaia Press - All Journals Pay upon Publication
Deadline: March 31, 2019
The Ocotillo Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction through Submittable only. Theme this edition: World Music/Ethnomusicology (widely interpreted). $3 submission fee. We pay upon publication. Particularly interested in subs from underserved and international literary artists. More info and guidelines at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit. All styles and genres accepted except pornography and hate speech. Send us your best! Please query first for interviews and reviews.
Arlington Literary Journal Open to Submissions
Deadline: April 15, 2019
ArLiJo, an ejournal from Gival Press, will open for submissions of art, poetry, and short fiction between January 15 to April 15. No reading fee; submit via portal: givalpress.submittable.com. Payment: book from Gival Press catalog.
Best Small Fictions Seeks Submissions For 2019 Anthology
Deadline: February 1, 2019
The Best Small Fictions seeks works of short fiction published within the 2018 calendar year for its 2019 Anthology. Editors may submit up to five works of short fiction of up to approximately 1000 words. We encourage an eclectic array of styles and approaches. We seek work featuring memorable imagery, characterization, and language. Pieces which exemplify the delicate, deliberate craftsmanship of this short form. Deadline 2/1/2019. Series Editor: Nathan Leslie. 2019 Guest Editor: Rilla Askew. Published by Sonder Press. For submission guidelines: www.thesonderpress.com/best-small-fictions-submit.
Posted January 14, 2019
Tolsun Books is Open for Manuscript Submissions
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Tolsun Books is looking for manuscripts for our 2020 catalog. We accept manuscripts made from short pieces: poetry, short stories, hybrids, comics poetry, flash memoir, essays, and things we haven't seen before. We value voice, energy, and inclusiveness. Submissions are $10. Submissions are free the weeks of January 27th and May 26th. tolsunbooks.com
Lackington's Magazine Seeking SF, Fantasy, & Horror Fiction about "Voyages"
Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words. Our writers and artists have been nominated for or won Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy awards. We buy fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, and any flavour of ‘punk, but we focus on unusual prose and structure. Visit www.lackingtons.com to learn more about the kind of prose we're seeking, and our current theme, "Voyages" (Issue 19, Spring 2019).
West Texas Literary Review Seeks Submissions
Submissions accepted year-round.
West Texas Literary Review is a national print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and photographs that are thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We nominate for awards and we pay with a print contributor copy. Submit your best work year-round at www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php.
2019 New Poetry from the Midwest Anthology
Deadline: April 15, 2019
A biennial anthology featuring poetry from and about the Midwestern region of the United States published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Journals may submit 3 poems for free. Poets may submit 3 poems for $3. Three $100 Heartland Poetry Prizes will be awarded. All contributors receive a free copy. More information: newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.
Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 8!
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for its first issue of the new year! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com. The author will also receive a token payment. Send us your best here: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.
Call for Submissions: The Helix
Deadline: April 5, 2019
The Helix Literary and Art Magazine, an undergraduate publication based in Central Connecticut, seeks compelling poetry, prose, and art for its Spring 2019 issue (print and online). Any and all subject matters considered, but bonus points for topics that might be of interest to a college audience. Submit at helixmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/. Deadline: April 5th, 2019.
Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing writing and images. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your photo filters, whirligigs, magic words, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com
NUNUM: Dedicated to Blending Flash Fiction & Art
Deadline: February 28, 2019
NUNUM - Winter 2018 Issue is out and getting raved on. Be apart of this … we publish quarterly so you can make it for our 2019 Spring Issue. Come on, send us that flash piece you wrote, you know the one, the one that’s had you wondering where the hell it came from ever since you called it finished. Visually, we’re all over, click your best abstract digital anime collage all up in our in-box. It’s three dollars at the door but it’ll barbapapa into $20 for you upon acceptance. A gamble, no doubt, but better odds than slots. www.nunum.ca
Accepting Work in all Genres for Print and Online Publication
Deadline: February 1, 2019 (print); Rolling (online)
Submit work for The Turnip Truck(s) forthcoming print issue “Codes” by February 1. Submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s) are accepted year-round for online publication. Visit theturnips.net/submit/ for detailed submission guidelines.
High Desert Journal Call for Submissions
Deadline: March 15, 2019
High Desert Journal is now accepting submissions of poetry, art, fiction, and nonfiction for the upcoming spring issue. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. See our website for details and guidelines. www.highdesertjournal.com
Poetry Anthology from Brick Street Poetry and Tipton Poetry Journal
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Submit up to three unpublished poems for an anthology, Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon to be published by Brick Street Poetry, Inc. and Tipton Poetry Journal. $500 Best of the Book Award and $100 People’s Choice Award. We are open to any style, length, or old west subject, but you will stand the best chance if your poem references one of the authentic cocktails posted on our guidelines page. A number of poets will be invited to a public reading April 25, 2019, at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Please see submission guidelines at tiptonpoetryjournal.com/truegrit.