Calls for Submissions


McSweeney's Internet Tendency is currently seeking manuscript submissions for fiction, nonfiction. Guidelines include only electronic manuscripts. There are no guidelines for length, however, only completed manuscripts will be considered. Cookbook proposals are the only exception. McSweeney's Children's book imprint is not currently accepting submissions, and its poetry series is currently on a temporary hiatus. Please do not submit illustrated works. Multiple submissions are fine, but if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw from McSweeney. If you have a query about your submission, please email For further guidelines, visit

Nebo: A Literary Journal is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, comics, and art. Nebo: A Literary Journal is Arkansas Tech University's publication and has been publishing quality work for forty-five years, publishing writers from all over the world. Please include a brief, third person author bio of no more than 100 words. Submissions should include no more than five poems, and 5,000 words of prose, three to five works of art, or twenty pages of comics. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are fine. Please notify if work gets accepted for publication elsewhere. Nebo is also happy to accept reprints from print journals (let them know where the piece was published previously). Submissions must be sent as an attachment to For further guidelines, visit

Argot is seeking submissions of writing and visual art that span the worlds of queer culture, the feminine narrative, marginalized communities, and politics and culture. Send your short stories, poetry, satire, comics, illustrations, and photo essays to: All contributors are compensated on a scale, with shorter poems and single panel comics starting at $35 and long form investigative pieces (4,000 words) peaking at $250. For further guidelines, visit

Orison Books is open to submissions in the following categories: nonfiction, poetry in translation during the month of October only; anthology proposals are accepted year-round. All types of nonfiction work are considered, including essays, memoir, literary criticism, etc. Minimum word count for fiction and nonfiction is 30,000. Submissions from both agents and authors are accepted. Send a complete manuscript and include an author biography in the cover letter when submitting online. For poetry in translation, minimum length is sixty-pages in English. The translator must have permission to publish the translations, or the original work must be in the public domain per U.S. and international copyright law. For anthology proposal submissions, single or multiple-genre anthology proposals are accepted. Send one-page description of the anthology, biographical information for the editor(s), and upload thirty pages of sample content. All submissions must be sent through Submittable. For more guidelines and to submit, visit

Valparaiso Fiction Review semi-annual journal of short fiction now considers submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions should be original, unpublished fiction, ranging from 1,000 to 9,000 words with possible exceptions. Use a twelve-point font, double-space, and .doc, .docx, or .rtf formats. Include name and email on the first page of each submission. No novels, poetry, or children's fiction unless otherwise noted. Excerpts from novels are acceptable only if selected piece operates as a stand-alone story. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but the author should notify VFR immediately should a submitted piece be accepted elsewhere. For any additional questions, contact one of the editors, at For complete guidelines and submissions link, visit

Sinkhole Magazine seeks submissions for micro fiction and nonfiction (1,500 words or fewer), as well as thoughtful essays about politics, economics, culture, and society (no word limit, but be reasonable). For detailed submission guidelines, check out

Soul-Lit, an online journal of spiritual poetry, is accepting submissions for its spring issue. Previously published works, the rights to which are owned by the poet, are welcomed. Work that seeks to proselytize or to promote a particular spirituality or approach over another won't be considered. Four poems per submission are accepted. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Submit poems along with a short poet's bio (four lines, max) as a Word document in twelve-point, Times New Roman font. Include name, PGP (preferred gender pronoun), email, and bio in the attachment with poems. Submit work to or Feature poets are selected by invitation only. If your work is accepted for publication, you will be notified by email. For more information, please visit

Opossum, a journal that seeks to explore the intersection between literature and music, is now accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Opossum publishes online and twice a year in print. Submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, essays, and interviews are accepted. Opossum only accepts submissions via Submittable. No email submissions will be read. Flash fiction/nonfiction: under 1,500 words in length; submit an accompanying artist's statement explaining how your work engages the world of music. Poetry: three to five poems, ten-pages maximum; submit an accompanying artist's statement explaining how your work engages the world of music. Nonfiction and Fiction: up to 12,000 words in length; submit accompanying artist's statement explaining how your work engages the world of music. For more information, visit To submit, visit

Omnidawn Publishers currently seeks submissions for their first/second book contest. This contest is open to writers worldwide who have either never published a full-length book of poetry, or who have published only one full-length book of poetry, so that the winning book would become a poet's first or second published full-length book of poetry. This is an "identity hidden" contest because all identifying information is removed from manuscripts before being seen by the screeners or judge. The winner will receive $3,000, publication, and 100 copies. Submission recommendations are 40-120 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between January 1 and February 25, 2019, midnight Pacific Daylight Time. Reading fee: $27. The 2019 winner will be announced to the Omnidawn email list and on the Omnidawn website in August 2019, the winning book is expected to be published October 2020. For more information and detailed guidelines, visit


ZYZZYVA Journal of Arts and Letters is accepting submissions for previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork. Please submit only one story at a time, and no more than five poems at a time. You may submit work as many times as you wish, however, please wait until you hear back before submitting further work for consideration. There is no maximum page count for submissions, and there is no theme or topic to adhere to. That said, reading a recent issue of the magazine will help clarify the length and quality of the work accepted. Please include a self-addressed envelope for reply, and be sure to include your contact information, including phone number and email address. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, though exclusive submissions are appreciated. If you are submitting artwork, please mail scans on disc or copies on paper. Original artworks, black and white or color, are considered equally. Please do not submit photos of sculpture or performances. Include all caption information for each piece: title, year, medium, dimensions, and any relevant "courtesy of" information. Submissions are accepted from January 7 through May 31, and September 1 through November 19. For further guidelines and submission information, visit


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