Monday, July 28, 2014

Flash Fiction Competition: Gemini Magazine

Knock us out in 1,000 words or less! Grand prize: $1,000. Second place: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Low entry fee of $4 ($3 for each additional entry). 

Names are removed from all entries before reading so everyone gets an equal chance. Any subject, style or genre. Simply send your best, most powerful, unpublished work by email or snail mail. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2014 issue of Gemini. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests.

Deadline: September 2, 2014 

Maximum Length: 1000 words

For more information and to enter, please visit our website.


Call for Poetry Submissions: Really System

Really System, the journal of poetry and extensible poetics, will publish its fourth issue in Fall 2014. We are looking for vibrant poems inflected by our shared technocultural moment and the ways it envelops us, fascinates us, dances with us, ignores us, and fails us.

Submission deadline is September 1, 2014. Details and submission guidelines are available at our website.

Call for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Burrow Press Review

Submissions accepted year-round.

Burrow Press Review features one new work of fiction or creative nonfiction on its homepage each week. We publish a wide range of established and emerging writers. Send us your best literary fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Flash fiction and experimental pieces are also welcome. 5,000 words max. 

Visit our website for more information.

Call for Cover Art: The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2014

Online deadline: September 12, 2014

Please send us your best work to be considered for the cover of The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2014. Make sure you have the art/photograph available in 300 dpi, and at least 2000 pixels wide. You may submit 10 pieces. Payment of accepted piece: 50€. All rights to the work will remain with you.

Go here for details.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Call for Submissions: Midnight Breakfast

To get the best idea of what we’re looking for, we encourage you to read our back issues, which are conveniently available for free on this very website. We publish one issue per month, with six pieces per issue, which means we have to be a bit selective. On a practical level, we’re looking for unpublished work in the range of 1,000-10,000 words. On a conceptual level, we want to be wowed. Nothing excites us more than a good story with emotional depth. We believe everyone has a story to tell and we want to share as many of these, from as diverse a selection of experiences, as we can.

Fiction: We’re open to loose genre, though we tend to skew more towards literary and speculative fiction. We also love a good, well-written humor piece. What we’re not looking for: fan-fiction, erotica, or anything that requires excessive world-building (as much as we love Game of Thrones in these parts, that kind of work isn’t for us).

Nonfiction: We’re looking for personal essays and/or cultural criticism with a narrative bent. We’re particularly interested in reading about people and cultures that are often underrepresented or otherwise marginalized.

Interviews: We love long form conversations between interesting people. We’re mostly intrigued by literary interviews, but if you’ve recently spoken with a musician, visual artist, activist, or any handful of folks worth spending some time with, we’d be happy to consider your piece. Please do not send any interviews more than 5,000 words. (If your interview is more than 5,000 words, feel free to send an excerpt, and we’ll let you know if we’d like to read more.)

Sadly, we’re currently not accepting poetry, or anything that requires excessive and specific formatting.

Submit Your work to:


(Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) as an attachment (either a Word Document or a PDF). Please only send one submission at a time and make sure your name, email, and any other pertinent contact info are in the document, and include the name of your piece as well as the genre (fiction, nonfiction, interview) in the subject line of your email. We’ll give it a read and get back to you as soon as we can. We’ve got a small staff, so please give us at least a month to give your submission the consideration it needs before checking in. And we accept simultaneous submissions, so please be kind and let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Good news! More than 150 generous donors made it possible for us to compensate all our writers and artists for their hard work during our first year. We’re currently able to offer $50 if we select your work for publication in Midnight Breakfast.

How do I submit my art?

We solicit artists to create original work inspired by a specific piece we’re publishing. If you would like to be considered to illustrate a piece, you may submit your art portfolio to our Managing Editor, Nevan Scott, at:

nevanATmidnightbreakfastDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Anything not answered here that you’re dying to know?

Drop us a line at:

helloATmidnightbreakfastDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call for Submissions: Black Sun Lit

Black Sun Lit is open for submissions year-round, will read only unpublished manuscripts, takes into consideration unsolicited material and accepts multiple submissions in the limit of two pieces of prose, five poems/pieces of verse and two pieces of non-fiction. We accept simultaneous submissions in the good faith that the writer notifies us when his or her work has been accepted elsewhere. Larger manuscripts, such as full-length novels, collections of short stories, books of verse, etc., will also be considered.

Black Sun Lit does not have a limit or minimum in regards to length; however, shorter work will be considered for Vestiges, our print journal, or online publication through our website. We are also open to works of drama and enjoy debate on any artistic endeavor as it relates to our mission statement. Please allow up to three to five months for a response.

Please also be advised that we require every writer to submit a brief cover letter, which may include:
– Influences
– Genesis of the work
– Technical details
– Contact information
– Author biography (optional)
– Where previous work has appeared (optional)
– Forthcoming work to be published (optional)

To submit, please visit our Submittable page.

Call for Submissions: The Blueshift Journal

Submissions are currently open for Issue 1. The deadline is September 30, 2014. Send art, poetry, or prose to:

blueshiftsubmissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

We accept simultaneous submissions, but retain first North American publishing rights. If your work is accepted elsewhere and you wish to withdraw your submission, please notify us on the same email thread as the work was submitted on originally.

Please read the following instructions before submitting to The Blueshift Journal.

1. Title the file containing your work as "[Catergory]_[Title]." For example, a short story by Henry Bemis called "Time Enough at Last" would be saved as "Prose_Time Enough at Last."

2. Title your email "[Category]: [Last Name of Author/Artist] [Title of Work]." The same story would be sent as "Prose: Bemis 'Time Enough at Last."

3. Include the following information in the body of the email:

​Author/Artist's Full Name:

Author/Artist's Age

Title of Work

Word Count: (if applicable

Medium: (if applicable

Author/Artist Cover Letter:

For text submissions: We ask that you not include author names anywhere within the submitted work. Please send files as .doc or .docx, and do not send more than five pieces per submission.

For artistic submissions: Please send image files as JPEGS. If you'd like to be considered for video submissions, please send us a private link to your work on a media sharing site like YouTube. Although we will still consider work that has been shared publicly, we will hold it to a higher standard. If your video is accepted, you will be required to include a link to The Blueshift Journal.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Call for Submissions: The Quotable

The Quotable, the quarterly publication of quotable writers, is open for Submissions July 1-Sept 1 2014

Issue: 15, Theme: Desire

"Behind all art is an element of desire..." -Adrienne Rich

Submissions open July 1, 2014 – September 1, 2104

General Guidelines:

We seek:

flash fiction (under 1,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
short fiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
creative nonfiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
poetry - 3 submissions per reading period
We are temporarily closed for art submissions
We accept only original unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.

Please submit only DOUBLE SPACED (except poetry) documents using 12 pt. Times New Roman (or similarly readable font).

To ensure fairness, The Quotable has a blind submissions process. Remove all identifying information - name, email address, etc. - from your manuscripts. We will decline any manuscript that contains the author's information.

Cover letters should include your name and a brief bio to be used in the event of publication.

Writing Competition and Call for Submissions: Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose

Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is open for 2015 contest and non-contest submissions as of July 1. A prize of $1000 goes to one winning entry, and you have until September 5 to send us your brilliance.
Dogwood welcomes entries in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for its annual contest with a $1000 grand prize for one winning entry. The grand prize winner will be chosen from winners in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Winners in the other two genres will receive prizes of $250. 

Entry fee is $10 (reduced from $15 last year); all submissions considered for publication in the14th annual edition of this print and e-pub journal. Non-contest entries will also be considered; please submit under the "Non-Contest" tab with the $3 processing fee. Results of the contest will be announced in Spring 2015 and published in the 2015 issue of Dogwood. All entrants receive an electronic PDF of the journal. 

Please use our online submission manager for your submissions, and see the guidelines for all details. 


Creative Nonfiction
Jill Christman’s memoir, Darkroom: A Family Exposure, won the 2001 AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction and in 2011 was reissued in paperback by the University of Georgia Press. Her first e-book, Borrowed Babies: The Science of Motherhood, is forthcoming from Shebooks in Summer 2014. Recent essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, Brevity, River Teeth, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Brain, Child, as well as many other journals, magazines, and anthologies. She is an Associate Professor of English in Ball State University’s Creative Writing Program and teaches creative nonfiction in Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program (where she is also a regular presenter at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference). In 2013, Jill was elected to the Board of Directors of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) and is currently serving as the Midwest Representative. She lives in Muncie where she lives with her husband, writer Mark Neely, and their two children. 

Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill (winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize) and Dirty Bomb (forthcoming 2015), both from Oberlin College Press. His chapbook, Four of a Kind, was published by Concrete Wolf Press and his poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Boulevard, Willow Springs, and Barrow Street. He is an Associate Professor of English at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and the editor of The Broken Plate. 

Rachel Basch is the author of two novels. The Passion of Reverend Nash (W.W. Norton) was named one of the five best novels of 2003 by The Christian Science Monitor.Degrees of Love (W.W. Norton, Harper Paperbacks) was translated into Dutch and German and was a selection of The Hartford Courant’s Book Club. Basch has reviewed books for The Washington Post Book World, and her nonfiction has appeared in n+1,Parenting and The Huffington Post. Basch was a 2011 MacDowell Colony Fellow. She received the William Van Wert fiction prize for an excerpt from her new novel, The Listener, which will be published by Pegasus Books in 2015.She teaches in Fairfield University’s MFA Program and in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University. 

Some important stuff:
· Our contest is completely anonymous, so if you enter and your name is on the file, we have to bounce it. We understand that might be annoying, but those are our rules. So please double-check your file before pressing the “submit” button.
· Current and former employees and students of Fairfield University are not eligible, as are current and former students of the editor.
· We ask that you look at the names of the judges. If you have a strong relationship with one of the judges, we ask that you not submit work in that genre.
· More on why we like the anonymous contest

What did we pick for our winners and others to publish last year? You should read a copy to find out! If you’re planning to submit, you can get a copy of last year’s Dogwood as an electronic publication via LitRagger. We also have excerpts and past submissions on our site. You can also read a bit more vagueness about our editorial sense. If you submitted to last year’s contest, you should have received an email with an invitation to receive a free electronic copy of the issue. If you missed that, or if you change your mind and want to check it out now, please email the editor at dogwoodliteraryATgmailDOTcom and we’ll send you one. 

Please sign up for our periodic newsletter for information about future contests and announcement of the winners!

For more information, please see our website or email:

shuberATfairfieldDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Call for Book-length Fiction: Luminis Books

Luminis Books is an independent publisher of 'Meaningful Fiction.' We are seeking submissions of thought-provoking adult literary fiction, new adult, young adult and middle grade fiction that explores the intricacies of human relationships. We look for beautifully crafted prose above all—writing that is compelling and stories that are thought-provoking. 

For consideration, please submit a synopsis telling us about your book including the beginning, middle and end. We want to know exactly what the book is about. Also include a 10-page sample of the manuscript. We only accept online submissions. 

Email your submission to:

editorATluminisbooksDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) 

Call for Submissions: Your Impossible Voice

Your Impossible Voice is now accepting submissions for issues five and six. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more. We don't charge any reading fees and do pay our contributors.  

Contributors to our first four issues include: Arisa White, Jessica Hagedorn, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Gillian Conoley, Lewis Buzbee, Arielle Greenberg, Mary Burger, R. Zamora Linmark, Karen An-hwei Lee, David Bajo, and more.

To learn more about us and to submit, please visit our website.

Call for Submissions: Saw Palm

Online submission deadline: October 1, 2014

Saw Palm is seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Issue 9. We are an annual print magazine out of the University of South Florida. Our mission is to be the premier cultural barometer of Florida—to collect, publish, and review the best works of one of the most populous and diverse states in the U.S. We welcome writers and artists from across the globe as long as the work is somehow connected to Florida (via images, people, themes, etc.). 

We also welcome creative works from Floridians and former Floridians that are not obviously about someplace else.

Please visit our website for more details.

Call for Submissions from Southwestern Writers: 300 Days of Sun

Online submission deadline: September 1, 2014

300 Days of Sun, a student-run print literary journal, is seeking prose, poetry, and nonfiction submissions from Southwestern authors. All topics are open, but we will give some preference to writing about the Las Vegas area.

To submit, use our online Submittable form.

Call for Submissions: cahoodaloodaling: The Animal Becomes Us

The Animal Becomes Us

Email submission deadline: September 30, 2014

Issue #14 of cahoodaloodaling—The Animal Becomes Us—is open for submissions. We’re leaving this wide open to interpretation. Consider this your open invitation to send anything from light verse about your animal companion to speculative were-animal stories. 

Submissions due 9/30/14. Guest editor TBA. Issue live 10/31/14. See more information on submitting and read past issues here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Call for Science Fiction Submissions: Building Red--The Colonization of Mars

A new science fiction anthology—Building Red-The Colonization of Mars—is currently accepting submissions. Payment is $25 per story accepted, five free contributor copies, and 50% off copies contributors purchase
Deadline for entries is November 1, 2014
Complete submission guidelines. Included on the blog are web resources regarding the technicalities of getting to and living on Mars. Please note: we're looking for science fiction, not fantasy stories. Submissions can be funny, dark, quirky, serious, etc., but must include hard/believable science in the fiction. Send questions to:
janetcannoneditorATgmailDOTcom (Change At to @ and DOT to . )

Janet L. Cannon, Acquisitions Editor
Walrus Publishing, Inc.

Call for Submissions: Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine

Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine is open for submissions year round from poets and artists of every kind! We have a new group of guest editors each issue. This keeps our aesthetic fresh. We do not have themes.
We are currently reviewing submissions for the Winter 2015 issue.

Submission Guidelines and Link:
Name attachment with the title of the piece.
A cover letter with contact information and bio in the third person is required, but DO NOT submit that information in your poem attachment, use the Cover Letter / Biography text field to submit your bio and cover letter.

Please submit only one poem or image per file. If you submit more than one poem or image per file, your submission will be deleted. You may upload up to six poems or images in one submission.

We are now accepting submissions continually. Please report your submissions to Duotrope! It helps us a great deal. Only query after three months have past.

Please note:
Any and all submission sent through email, and not through the submission manager will be deleted. Please do not include any identifying information within your upload. If your submission has any identifying information on the document you submit, we will delete it.
We only accept two submissions per author/ artist per year. So about every 6 months, you can send a new submission. We publish in January/February and July/August each year.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome with IMMEDIATE notification of acceptance elsewhere, it is only polite. No previously published work, please!
Feel free to contact us with questions:

ovsmagATgmailDOTcom (Change At to @ and DOT to . )

Poetry Translation Prize and Prose Competition: Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast Prize in Translation

To celebrate translation and translators, Gulf Coast has created a new translation prize and we're pleased as punch about it! In 2014, the inaugural Gulf Coast Prize in Translation is open to poetry and will be judged by Jen Hofer, a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, urban cyclist, and co-founder with John Pluecker of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. The winner of the prize will receive $1,000 and publication in the journal. To share the love, two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. Pretty fierce way to start a translation prize, non? Share this good news with your translator friends and colleagues!

2014 Barthelme Prize

Think good things come in small packages? So do we! Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Amy Hempel. This annual contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. So dust off those keyboards, sharpen those pencils, put in a new typewriter ribbon, and write something fabulous in its brevity.

Call for Submissions: The Cartier Street Review

The Cartier Street Review is a literary and art magazine seeking poetry, short story submissions and jpgs of original art.

We accept previously published works and simultaneous submissions.
Below are our publishing rules.

Submission Rules

1. Write your last name in the subject line and the type submission, for example, poetry or art in an email to tip us off what you are sending. Address the submission to:
VioletwritesATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

2. Provide a greeting. "Hello" or "Dear Editor" works great.

3. Include a very short bio. For example, "I am John or Jane Poet". Wow, that's easy!

4. Thank the people you are sending your submission to for taking the time to read it.

5. Add a closing salutation with a name at the end. "Sincerely, John and/or Jane Artist".

6. Send as a microsoft word attachment, open office attachment or copy into the body of the email.

7. Don’t send more than 4 pieces maximum.

8. We accept previously published works as long as you, (the author) maintain publishing rights.

9. You can try this out and we'll consider your pieces for publishing. Or you can say, "Forget that!" in which case we wish you luck!

Previous issue.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Nominations Open for 2014 Best of the Net Anthology: Sundress Publications

Sundress Publications is now open for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology nominations. This project continues to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online.

The internet continues to be a rapidly evolving medium for the distribution of new and innovative literature, and the Best of the Net Anthology aims to nurture the relationship between writers and the web. In our first seven years of existence, the anthology has published distinguished writers such as Claudia Emerson, B.H. Fairchild, Ron Carlson, Dorianne Laux, and Jill McCorkle alongside numerous new and emerging writers from around the world. This year’s judges are Kathy Fagan, Lily Hoang, and Michael Martone.

Kathy Fagan's fifth collection of poems, Sycamore, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2016. Winner of the National Poetry Series and Vassar Miller prizes, she has received grants from the NEA, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, and her work has appeared in venues such as FIELD, Narrative, Ninth Letter, The Paris Review, and Poetry. Fagan teaches in the MFA Program at Ohio State, where she also serves as Series Editor of the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Poetry Prize.

Lily Hoang is the author of four books, including Changing, recipient of a PEN Open Books Award. With Blake Butler, she edited 30 Under 30, and with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she is editing the forthcoming anthology The Force of What's Possible: Writers on the Avant-Garde and Accessibility. She teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she is Associate Department Head, and she serves as Prose Editor for Puerto del Sol.

Michael Martone's most recent book of essays is Racing in Place. The Flatness and Other Landscapes was the winner of the AWP Creative Nonfiction Prize. He has authored a dozen books of short fiction and edited several collections short prose including The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. He currently teaches at the University of Alabama and has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University, Syracuse University, and Warren Wilson College.

Nominations for the 2014 edition must be sent to:

bestofnetATsundresspublicationsDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

between July 1st and September 30th, 2014. Further submission guidelines can be found here.

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Editor, Quiddity

Quiddity, a literary magazine and radio program published/produced by Benedictine University in partnership with NPR-member WUIS, is currently looking for an Asst. Editor. 

Duties: The Assistant Editor, Production and Layout, Quiddity will assist with the management and production of Quiddity’s international and Public-Radio Program, including Web management, upholding quality, calendar, and budgetary expectations. Other duties are but not limited to performing the layout for the journal’s interior print pages and its electronic format(s). Coordinate editing and production schedules for the print journal and website, provide editorial design direction throughout the print production processes and assist with editing the journal. Coordinate contact with the production vendors and partners, including presses and distribution venues. Assist with Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) liaison duties, including listserv correspondence, CWROPPS postings, NewPages,, Writer’s Digest, and Literary Marketplace. Attend recruitment events with Admissions regarding Quiddity interns as well as communication Arts and Writing & Publishing majors. Coordinate and maintain electronic and traditional hard copy submission systems; Manage online submissions, including assignments, follow-up, and contributor notifications; Manage the receipt and editing of audio acquisitions from the journal; Produce segments for audio broadcast; Maintain existing Web pages and post Web copy and audio/video files; Assist with development of audio journal; Maintain mailing lists and assist with the mailings, subscription sales, contributor copies, distribution, and the management of renewals, reminders, and follow-up courtesies; Serve as site supervisor for production student interns enrolled in Quiddity’s internship program; Other editorial and management duties as assigned.
Education: BA, MA, MFA or MSc in Creative Writing, English, Communications, or related field.

Experience: At least one year of experience with a print publication or journal of national distribution.
Specific Skills: Must possess savvy graphic design skills and be well versed in user-friendly, multimedia web development; Proficiency in Web design software and CSS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Audition (or similar software) Outlook, Excel, Access, File Transfer Protocol; Exceptional reading, writing, and proofing skills; Outstanding professional communication skills; Established track-record of organizational management and follow-through; Ability to work outside of regular business hours when necessary; Ability to work as part of a collaborative team. 

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervise undergraduate student interns enrolled in Quiddity’s internship program. 

Working Conditions: Thirty (30) hours per week performed in-office, on-campus, and scheduled during regular business hours to correspond with schedules of student interns, supervisor, and fellow editorial board (faculty/staff) members. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. 

Classification: Benefit Eligible 

Salary Range: $20,000- $23,400
Application Process: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references.
Complete an online application here.

For more information: 
quiddityATbenDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
(217).718.5000 ext. 5301
Jim Warner
Managing Editor,
Quiddity International Literary Magazine and Public Radio Program
Benedictine University at Springfield
1500 North 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 525-1420, ext. 3572
Twitter: @QuiddityLit or @whoismisterjim (personal)

Call for Submissions: Lunch Ticket

Lunch Ticket is currently accepting submissions for Amuse-Bouche, its bimonthly production, until July 31, 2014. 

Submissions in the following genres are all encouraged: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, visual art, and translation. Send us your best work! 

For guidelines and submission manager, visit our website.

Call for Submissions: The Boiler

Online submission deadline: August 15, 2014

The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its Fall 2014 issue. Submissions close Aug. 15, 2014. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit our website.

About The Boiler: The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Now publishing quarterly. Recently published authors include: Rigoberto González, Tara Betts, Lisa Marie Basile, Kristen Keckler, Leah Griesmann, Tomaž Šalamun, and others.

The Boiler Journal

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Call for Submissions: Prairie Wolf Press Review

The editors of Prairie Wolf Press Review, an online literary journal, announce our open reading period from July 1 to Sept. 1, for our 8th issue to be published late October 2014.

We are looking for short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry. All prose submissions to Prairie Wolf Press Review must be fewer than one thousand words. You may send up to three poems. Please send submissions in .doc or .docx format. In the subject area of your email, identify your submission as prose or poetry and include your name.

Please mail submissions to:

editorsATprairiewolfpressDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

You may view our current issue and archives at our website.

We look forward to reading your work.
Marjorie Carlson Davis and j.d. Daniels, editors

Call for Submissions: Saw Palm: florida literature & art

Saw Palm: florida literature & art is seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Issue 9. We are as interested in lyric and experimental work as we are to more traditional forms.

Saw Palm is an annual print magazine out of the University of South Florida. Our mission is to be the premier cultural barometer of Florida – to collect, publish, and review the best cultural works of one of the most populous and diverse states in the U.S.

We welcome writers and artists from across the globe, as long as the work is somehow connected to Florida (via images, people, themes, etc.). We also welcome creative works from Floridians and former Floridians that are not obviously about someplace else.

Our contributors include national and international award-winners, as well as emerging artists and writers, many of whom are published for the first time here.

Submission period: July 1st – October 1st

Our submissions page and guidelines.

Call for Submissions: Barking Sycamores

Barking Sycamores is a literary journal publishing poetry, short fiction (1,000 words or less), and art by neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers. We seek poetry, short fiction, and art for our unthemed Issue 3, Fall/Winter 2014.

Works on nearly any subject will be considered, as well as essays on neurodivergence and the creation of literary works. Artwork submitted may be considered for use as cover art. The philosophy of our journal is unique, so we ask that interested writers consult our submission guidelines before sending any work to us.

Submission period: July 1 – September 15, 2014.

Call for Submissions: Blue Skirt Productions and Blue Skirt Press

We have three calls for submissions right now. One is for our website: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art, video and audio. The second is for our Microfiction magazine. Those are ongoing at this point.

And the final one is for an anthology on the theme of the loss of a parent. Deadline for the anthology: Sep. 30, 2014

For more information, please visit our official submissions page. Thank you!