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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Calls for Submissions

Culled from the free elist CRWROPPS-B.


As/Us is open for submissions
As/Us is now open for submissions for our decolonial love issue, which is open to all all genders and allies. What does decolonial love mean to you? Send us work that tackles and/explores how the effects of colonization has effected us in one way or another. We accept poetry, spokenword, fiction, creative non-fiction, academic essays and more. We are a print and online journal and are always looking for exciting work that moves us. 

Deadline April 15, 2014


Mojave River Review is open for submissions for vol. 2. Accepting in several categores: poetry, flash fiction, hybrid, flash non-fiction, chap/book reviews. Very open in terms of content, but we are looking for writing that shows some sensibility for the American Southwest in particular or deserts in general. However, as anyone can see from the free online issue, plenty of stories, poems, and other writing was included that is not desert or Southwest-oreinted.

In addition, we are accepting submissions for a special section on Ekphrastic writing. (I had to look that up to see what it was!) The special section will include images, so the writer must have a way to link to or send the image being described. Submissions are open now until June. 7 Submissions via Submittable.

Here's a link to the submissions page: https://mojaveriverpress.submittable.com/submit
Here's a link to the overall website: http://mojaveriverpress.com/


River & South Review Seeking Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction Submissions 
Online submission deadline: April 7, 2014 
River & South Review is a semi-annual online student-run literary journal seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions from writers of any age who have not gone on to a graduate writing degree. This may include undergraduates, writers without a formal education, and writers from other professions. For more information, please visit our submission guidelines: 


Busting and Droning Magazine is an upstart, independent, online literary magazine operating from Lexington, Kentucky. It cost nothing to submit and we take literally any kind of writing you'd like to share with the public. For more information on the guidelines for submitting go here: http://www.bustinganddroning.com/submit-your-work/ . Send all inquires and work to  bustinganddroningATgmailDOTcom


Lunch Ticket Literary Magazine
Do you have some amazing writing or artwork you’d like to share with the world? Lunch Ticket is currently accepting submissions for our next issue. We are looking for poetry, fiction, writing for young people, creative nonfiction, visual art, and translated material. For guidelines and submission manager, see our Web site at http://www.lunchticket.org.


THE BOILER is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its summer 2014 issue. Submissions close May 16, 2014. We look forward to reading your work.

For submission guidelines visit www.theboilerjournal.com/guidelines
The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Now publishing quarterly.  Recently publishes include: Julie Marie Wade, Rigoberto González, Liz Robbins, Dennis Henrichson, Suzanne Parker, Mary Quade, and others.
The Boiler Journal


Poor Yorick Journal 

We will be launching content in fall 2014 and welcome submissions now and year round! Poor Yorick invites submissions in any and every literary genre and any electronically reproducible visual or audio medium. 

Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects brings back into light the skeletons hidden in our cultural closets. The free online journal welcomes writing and other creative productions about lost objects and images of material culture: sculptures and paintings in the back rooms of museums or in hidden corners of public spaces; murals forgotten in plain view; lost photographic archives and restored films; newly discovered letters or manuscripts; knickknacks in attics; oddities and curiosities in misbegotten sideshows; forgotten stories that remind us of pasts that we cannot afford to forget.


Blotterature Literary Magazine is open for submissions through June 1, 2014.

Blotterature accepts a wide variety of prose, poetry, and artwork. We seek the nontraditional mixed with craft, detail, and process. Well-developed with an edge. Experimental but not aimless. Something with political intentions or just there to entertain. Thought-out. Thrilling. Intelligent.

Blotterature released its inaugural issue on January 25, 2014 and is ready to read your best work for the second issue due out July 25, 2014.

Please go to Blotterature.com/submissions for submission details.

Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective seeks submissions of short/flash fiction and creative nonfiction for publication in a new online journal. 

No deadline. No submission fee.

More information: www.limehawk.org

Front Porch, the online literary journal of Texas State University’s MFA, invites all writers to submit works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for our Summer 2014 issue.
Front Porch is dedicated to publishing the most celebrated talents in contemporary writing published alongside exceptional new voices. Our editors seek out both innovative and traditional literature. In short, we’re looking for insightful and relevant writing that excels, regardless of form, theme, or style.

Our submissions are rolling with no deadline and submitted online through Front Porch’sonline submission manager. The guidelines and submission manager can be accessed here: http://www.frontporchjournal.com/submit.asp
If you’re interested in the work we publish, our entire archives are available online, andissue 25, our Winter 2013 issue, was recently published.


Stymie Magazine

We are looking for quality works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, review, and essay that examine, poke, prod and otherwise deal with sport or games. That said, our thematic niche can mean different things to different people, and we'd enjoy seeing your unique take on the topic.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.stymiemag.com


Cooper Street seeks fiction, poetry, and non-fiction

Cooper Street, a publication sponsored by the Rutgers University-Camden  MFA program’s student organization, invites literary submissions for its  inaugural issue to be published online later this year. The magazine  seeks original, unpublished works of fiction, poetry, and  creative non-fiction which possess a sense of urgency. We’re  interested in issues of labor, class, and city life. In truth, we’re  interested in lots of things, so try us. While we’re open to writing by  anyone, including international writers, we’re especially interested in  reading work produced by writers living in the Philadelphia area, New  Jersey, and the Northeast.

Please send submissions to:

RU(DOT)cooperstreet(AT)gmail(DOT)com by March 30 with the author’s last name and genre in the subject of the email.

Additional guidelines:

Nonfiction: Send one piece of no more than 5,000 words (although shorter submissions are also encouraged).


Masons Road

We are pleased to announce the opening of our next submissions period! We are now accepting your best Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, and Craft Essays. The theme for Issue #9 is “Truth,” and we are looking for unique and arresting takes on this topic.

Our submissions period runs for three months: February 15 – May 15, 2014. There are two ways to submit to Mason’s Road. You can submit for free any time during our submissions period, and your work will be given thorough consideration for publication. Or, you can submit with a $10 fee, and your work will also be considered for our Mason’s Road Literary Prizewhich includes publication and a $500 prize to the best entry we receive. 
Online submissions:

In our just-published issue, we feature work by Katherine Ann Porter Prize-winner Kelly Magee, as well as interviews on craft with poet Jennifer Militello, novelist Ron Tanner, and memoirist Anthony D'Aries. We are proud of the excellent array of work we selected from over 500 submissions, including the poem, “The Scarecrow's Response,” by Cyan Orr, winner of the Mason’s Road Literary Prize. Visit www.masonsroad.com to check out all of the current issue’s works


Subject: Kinfolks: a journal of black expression

Kinfolks: a journal of black expression is dedicated to thinking about  blackness in its infinite permutations by publishing the work of  established and emerging black artists. Started in 2013 by a small  collective of friends old and new, the journal’s ethos is centered  around the notion that the culture(s) of Africa and the African  Diaspora provide us with models of collectivity, commonality, and  kinship that have been and will be central to the story of our world.  Thus, we are interested in publishing poetry, photography, essays  (personal, video, narrative, lyric, etc.), literary criticism, art  criticism, reviews, extended meditations, flash fiction, and visual art  that are a part of the continuing conversation about and around  blackness.
 Submit all pieces using our online submission manager:

Please carefully review the guidelines below before submitting. We cannot accept work that has been published elsewhere, including on  blogs or personal websites. We accept simultaneous submissions, but if  your work is accepted elsewhere, please contact us immediately. Use the “Cover Letter / Biography” field of the online submissions form  to include a cover letter, in which you should tell us a bit about  yourself. Be sure to also include the title of each piece in your cover  letter. Our editors review submissions blindly. Therefore, please do not  include your name or contact information in the body of your submission  document or in the title field of the submissions manager. Please carefully read the guidelines below before submitting. If you  have questions or would like to send us a book to potentially review,  please contact us at: editor [[[at]]]  kinfolksquarterly [[[dot]]] com.  Please note that we do not accept any submissions via email.

Please submit 1-3 pieces as individual .doc or .docx files; each should  be no longer than 1500 words.  Do not submit .pdf files. Reviewed books  and films must have been released within the last 12 months. Reviewed  exhibitions and performances must have taken place within the last 6  months.


Seeking Essays on Mental Health for Print Anthology
For its debut print anthology, Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective seeks  creative nonfiction essays about mental health.  We are seeking original narrative essays from a variety of perspectives  that touch on issues of illness, hospitalization, medication, stigma,  self-awareness, recovery, friendship, family, and hope. We are looking  for well-crafted nonfiction pieces with strong and compelling  narratives that are both personal and informative. Each essay should  contain rich prose, dialogue, and a distinctive voice. Creative  nonfiction, personal essays, literary journalism, lyric essays,  memoirs, and experimental forms will all be considered for publication.

This anthology is slated to release in late 2014 in both print and electronic formats. The deadline to submit is April 15, 2014.

Full submission guidelines at www.limehawk.org




What: A literary journal featuring underrepresented writers, socially conscious subject matter, and stylistic outsiders. Ideally you have submitted this piece to high-end journals and been rejected for any number of reasons. You believe in the piece, and are seeking a good home for it. Send it to us.

For submission guidelines, visit http://www.brokejournal.com

Deadline May 1st 


E.T.A. is a literary journal run by undergraduate students seeking  submissions for its debut issue. E.T.A. seeks to publish original works  of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, dramatic literature,  aphorisms, orchestral compositions, screenplays, Viewmaster slides,  comics, or truly anything you can  conceive. We’re looking for works  that go beyond the silver lining and interrupt the normal fluctuations  of the every day.  E.T.A. strives to publish works that embody the idea  of movement, both physical and mental.  Lead us down a path we aren’t  expecting; make us want to crawl out our windows and wander by foot  along a foreign highway, amble about the roads of our minds, or just  make us step outside to see the stars.

Submission guidelines for writers: No more than six submissions per person. Fiction /Dramatic literature/screenplay No more than 15 pages or 5000 words, double spaced with one inch  margins and a readable font. (Do not feel dissuaded from submitting  flash-fiction, or any other such short creative works.)

Please submit by March 25, 2014 electronically through ETAJournalATgmailDOTcom or our P.O. Box:

Brandi Reissenweber, English Department
ETA Submission
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702
If you have questions or ideas for other submission formats or styles,  please contact ETAJournalATgmailDOTcom and we’ll be more than happy to  answer your questions.

See www.facebook.com/ETAJournal for more information.


Glimpses, glimmers, meditations, moments, reflections, refractions,  interrupted shadows, river shimmers, darkened mirrors, keyholes,  kaleidoscopes, earring hoops, slabs of cracked granite, cracks where  the light gets in. Beautiful things. River Teeth's new weekly column, "Beautiful Things," features very  brief nonfiction that finds beauty in the every day.  Submission Guidelines Flash nonfiction submissions to the River Teeth weekly column,  Beautiful Things, should be 250 words or less. Please submit one  beautiful thing at a time, via Submittable. Submissions will be  screened by Michelle Webster-Hein and Sarah M. Wells. The series will  begin in April. Contact riverteethATashlandDOTedu with any questions, and visit


for more information.
drafthorse literary journal is now reading for its Summer 2014 issue.   drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative  nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work,  occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a  narrative’s potential for epiphany. We are interested in how work, or  the absence of it, effects people and communities on an intimate level.  While we’re open to various interpretations, we expect the subject to  be fundamental to your submission in some way. We’re especially  interested in submissions from women and minorities.  Complete  submission guidelines are available online at

Submission deadline for the Summer 2014 issue is April 30, 2014.

Before submitting to drafthorse, check out our Winter 2014 issue of  drafthorse literary journal atwww.drafthorsejournal.org.  The Winter  2014 issue includes a new essay by Karen McElmurray, recently named as  one of 2013’s Best of the Net in nonfiction.  Featured poets include  Lester Graves Lennon (poet of the month for March at poetrynet.org) and  West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman.  Watch and listen online to  both poets read their work.  Lennon is also interviewed alongside debut  novelist Mary Miller (The Last Days of California).  Excellent fiction  from Dan Leach, Michael X. Wang and others, as well as art and samples  from the documentary film “Dryland,” round out the issue.  Follow our  news on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/drafthorsejournal or on  LinkedIn at  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/drafthorse-literary-journal/7a/aa1/912.


Crooked/Shift, a brand new journal, is “officially” launching March 7, 2014.

www.crooked-shift.org (ISSN 2333-973X)

Submissions link:

Crooked/Shift is an online literary publisher dedicated to horror,  humor, the absurd, and the strange. We are currently looking for flash  fiction, short stories, prose poetry, and essays for inclusion in our  first issue slated for July 1, 2014. We invite new and seasoned writers  alike.


Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re  currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel,experimental, hybrid, etc.). Please visit us at http://pitheadchapel.com/ to learn more about us and oursubmission guidelines.


Diverse Voices Quarterly is celebrating its fifth year of publishing online. Issue Twenty is available for a download on our website (or the pieces can be read online).

Please submit online for poetry, short stories, and personal essays/creative nonfiction for our summer issue:

Artwork, especially requested, still must be sent directly to submissionsATdiversevoicesquarterlyDOTcom.

Complete submission guidelines are available here:



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