Monday, May 2, 2016

Call for Submissions: Golden Walkman Magazine

Golden Walkman Magazine is open for submissions of all kinds. Issues are published solely as podcasts every month, most often in the voice of the artist him or herself. We're seeking great original poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

We're also opening our Dialogue Submissions in July where writers will have a chance to respond to an original piece of contributor music. The artist who composed the music will choose his/her favorite responses which we will publish in a special issue.

For more info and submission guidelines, visit our website.

Call for Fiction Submissions: Reading Out Loud, Short Fiction Podcast

Reading Out Loud, Short Fiction Podcast, Now Accepting Submissions for Season 4

We’re looking for character-driven stories with a sense of place and a strong narrative voice.
The stories that work best with our platform are often those with a unique narrator: either a first person narration from a well-defined and compelling character, or a third person narrator with a unique perspective. For example, please listen to these samples:

"It's Always about the Monkey" by Lance Carbunkle

"Hills Like Times New Roman" by Myke Johns

The selections above are representative of the kind of work we look for, but please note that we are always on the searching for new voices that provide a different point of view. We are excited to read any piece from any writer with any perspective, any background, any walk of life, as long as the story provides the groundwork for an effective and immersive listener experience. Remember that your submission will be produced as a dramatized audio piece -- voice and movement are everything. They should be well-paced and vibrant.

But more important than anything, our podcast is about spreading the joy of short literature. If you had fun writing your work, our professional actors will have fun performing it, and our audience will have fun listening to it.

To be considered for Season 4, we will need your submission on or before June 30th.


Flash Fiction submissions should be up to 1000 words.
Full length short fiction submissions should be 2000 to 4000 words in length.

Please include a brief bio (up to 100 words). If you have anything in particular you’d like promoted please let us know.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send us the piece that you feel best meets our guidelines.

"Reading Out Loud" requires one-time rights to your piece. We’ll record it, put it on the podcast, and release it back into the wild. We reserve the right to edit the piece during the production process. If your work has been previously published, it is up to you to confirm you have retained the rights to republish the work.

"Reading Out Loud" is a labor of love. There is no monetary compensation for anyone involved in or associated with its production. Any submission fees help cover costs associated with administration and production.

For more information or to submit your work, please visit our website.

Call for Submissions: Zoetic Press

Zoetic Press is Open for Submissions

  • Currently reading: full length manuscripts (novels especially welcome, also story collections)
  • NonBinary Review issues: Sherlock Holmes A Study in Scarlet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables
  • Unbound Octavo: UNTHEMED fiction up to 5,000 words
  • book reviews & blog posts
  • associate editor: specifically looking for dedicated fiction readers 
Please check our Submittable page for guidelines & payment scales where applicable.


We are eager to see fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, flash work, hybrid work, and all types of art!

Call for Submissions: The Indianoloa Review

The Indianola Review is now open for submissions! We’re looking for fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The Indianola Review is a quarterly print journal, and we’re proud to pay our contributors for their work. We do not charge for standard submissions, and we have no specific aesthetic demands.

Although we tend to publish literary fiction, we’re open to any genre. We just want to read your best work, period. Check out our website for guidelines and payment rates.

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Cover Artwork.

Deadline: December 15th, 2016 



Poetry Collection Competition: 2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry

2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry for an outstanding unpublished collection of poems

$1,000 advance plus a 1/4-page color ad in Poets & Writers magazine

Reading fee $30

Judged by Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor

Open: April 1–July 31.

Winner and finalists announced by November 1.

Winning collection published April 2017

Complete details here.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Interview About Writing Process with

My thanks to Andrea Cumbo-Floyd for this lovely interview about the writing process on her blog,! You can read her thoughtful questions and my responses here.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Sliver of Stone's 12th 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.

Authors featured in this issue include Richard Godwin, Gilbert King, Conor McCreery, Laura McDermott, and Will Viharo. Visual Art by Andrés Pruna and Terry Wright.

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 13th issue!

DEADLINE: July 15, 2016