Friday, October 20, 2017

Call for Submissions on Current Events: Tapes From the Outside: Golden Walkman Magazine

Tapes From The Outside is Golden Walkman Magazine’s new call for submissions for work in response to current events. Guidelines are below:

Send one (1) piece of writing (regardless of genre) that responds to an ongoing current event or something that has occurred within the past two weeks attached as a Word document or PDF file

Include a couple of sentences in the body of your email explaining to which event the piece of writing is responding

(optional) Attach an audio file (.mp3/.mp4/.wav) that includes your name, the title, the piece of writing, and a short explanation of your process writing the piece

Send all submissions to:

goldwalkmagATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

with "TFTO" included somewhere in your subject line

All info and other calls for submissions here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Poetry Competition: SLAB Literary Magazine

SLAB Literary Magazine is now accepting entries for the 2018 Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest!

Contest Deadline: December 15, 2017

Contest Fee: $10, which includes a subscription to SLAB

Guidelines: Pay online and submit up to three (3) unpublished poems through SLAB's online submission manager.

*All manuscripts are submitted to the readers and judges anonymously.
*Current and former students of the judge are ineligible to enter.

Prize: Winner receives $600 and publication; Runner-up receives $400 and publication; all entries will be considered for publication.

Judge: Lori Jakiela, author of several poetry collections, most recently Spot the Terrorist! (Turning Point, 2012), and the creative nonfiction collections, The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious and Miss New York Has Everything.

Call for Submissions: South 85 Journal

South 85 Journal is an online literary journal published by the Converse College Low Residency MFA Program.
We are currently seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for our Spring/Fall 2017 issue.
No fee to submit. More information here.

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Call for Submissions to Anthology: Volume III of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet

Volume III of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet will be published by Press 53 in the Fall of 2018. Submissions are open through Submittable now through November 30, 2017.

Everywhere Stories is an anthology series of short fiction set around the world. We will NOT repeat countries (except the US, where we will not repeat states), so be sure to review the submission guidelines to see what countries we've already covered.

No maximum or minimum length.

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone 

Sliver of Stone's 15th issue is now available online.

We are a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe.

In this issue: Visual Art by Henry Hu and Fabrice Poussin. Nonfiction by Rachel Richardson and Jena Schwartz. Poetry by Jennifer A. Reimer, Robert Beveridge, CL Bledsoe, Susan J. Erickson, Karen L. George, Barbara Laiolo-March (here and here), and January Pearson. Fiction by Leah Browing, Elise Glassman, Ken Poyner, and Mika Yamamoto. New Publication: Jennifer McCauley and Susanna Lang. Behind the Scenes with Sliver of Stone editors.

Check out our past contributors, such as Lynne Barrett, Kim Barnes, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Barbara Hamby, Allison Joseph, J. Michael Lennon, Dinty W. Moore, Matthew Sharpe, and many talented others. Past interviews with Paul D. Brazill, Janet Burroway, Edwidge Danticat, Beverly Donofrio, Dean Koontz, K.A. Laity, Susan Orlean, Les Standiford, José Ignacio Valenzuela, and Mark Vonnegut.

We're now looking for submissions for our 16th issue!

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Call for Poetry Submissions: Hartskill Review

Hartskill Review is looking for poetry submissions for its Winter 2017 issue. Open to long poems.

Submission website.

General Guidelines
  • Submissions should meet the following criteria:
  • Submit 1-3 poems at a time.
  • Gather your submission into one file.
  • Poems should be single spaced on the page.
  • Submit rich, complex, and ambitious poems that reward repeated readings.
  • Submit poems that mean something to you and stand a chance of meaning something to others.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay (but please send notice if accepted elsewhere).
  • Please include a short biographical note about yourself and your work.

Hartskill Review is a print journal.
No submission fee; pays one contributor copy.
Responds in 2-6 weeks.

More details are at the website.

Writing Competition: Palooka Press Chapbook Contest

Announcing Palooka Press Chapbook Contest 


The press was founded to offer a publishing opportunity for writers seeking a home for shorter manuscripts.


We take great pride in reading every word and giving each manuscript its due attention. We consider manuscripts of all types, styles, and genres and aren't looking for a particular aesthetic. We're willing to give anything a fair chance. All pieces within entries are also considered for publication in the magazine. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid genres. Manuscripts should be roughly 30-50 pages, but we're flexible. The $10 entry fee comes with an electronic issue of Palooka. 


*Publication by Palooka Press (a perfect-bound book with a glossy color cover)
*$300 honorarium

*20 free copies of the book

*A bio and photo featured on our website

*Chapbook will be sent out for review and promotion

DEADLINE: May 15, 2018 

All submissions are read "blind" to ensure pure contest ethics.. The contest judge is Jonathan Starke, the founding editor of Palooka. Jonathan has published essays, stories, poetry, and plays in The Sun, Missouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Greensboro Review, Brevity, River Teeth, and Fourth Genre, among others. 


*Amount: Multiple submissions are permitted.
*Page count: 30-50 pages, roughly, but we're open to more or less.

*Formatting: No author information on the manuscript.

*Bio section: Please identify the manuscript as fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid.

*Simultaneous submissions: Encouraged. Please withdraw your manuscript if accepted elsewhere.

*It's OK if some of the work has been previously published; proper citations will be made.

SUBMIT here. 


For questions, please e-mail the editor at

palooka [at] (Change [at] to @ )