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Calls for Submissions

YEAR-ROUND SUBMISSIONS

30 North is currently seeking submissions for their journal of undergraduate art and writing. 30 North is looking for work by college students in all genres, including short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, photography, and art. Include a brief bio paragraph, written in the third person. Please submit at northcentralreview.submittable.com/submit. For more information, visit (30northblog.wordpress.com.

Gyroscope Review is open for submissions for their spring issue. Gyroscope Review is open to all genres of contemporary poetry including science-fiction, fantasy and horror. Please do not submit if you are not open to being edited. Emerging and established poets welcome. Send no more than four poems. No entry fee. Entry deadline: March 15, 2019. Reading periods for summer issue are from April 1 through June 15; fall, July 1 through September 15; and winter, October 1 through December 15. For more information, visit www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines.

Helen: A Literary Magazine is currently seeking submissions for poetry (twelve pages, total, single-spaced), short fiction (50-1,500 words), essays and personal narratives (1,500-4,000), spoken word, and performance art and short film files (less than fifteen minutes). Poetry chapbooks and short story collections are not accepted. All manuscripts should be in 12 point type in either Courier or Times New Roman. Please include at least one-inch margins and number your pages. Fiction and creative non-fiction needs to be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. Please include a brief bio summary within your cover letter of no more than three sentences. Only previously unpublished, original work accepted. Do not include your name, address, telephone number, and email address within your submission. No theme or genre restrictions. To submit, visit helenliterarymagazine.submittable.com/submit.

The Los Angeles Review is open for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and translation submissions. Unsolicited submissions are only accepted online via Submittable, and are subject to a $3.00 reading fee. Fiction should be under 1,000 words, and sequences of such shorts and/or stand-alone lengthier stories up to 4,000 words. Poetry submissions should be three to five poems. For non-fiction, please submit an essay, memoir, or commentary of 1,000-4,000 words. The Los Angeles Review is open to form, free verse, prose poems, and experimental styles. The only criterion is quality. For translation, please submit no more than five poems (single-spaced) or five pages of prose (double-spaced). Include biographical notes for both the author and the translator. Submissions must be accompanied by 1) the original text and 2) a letter from the rights holder stating that you have permission to translate and publish the work in the United States. Current subscribers and former contributors may submit online free of charge by emailing their pieces directly to the appropriate editor. To submit online, visit losangelesreview.submittable.com/submit). For more information, visit losangelesreview.org/submission.

The New Verse News is seeking poems on current events. The New Verse News covers the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day or two with the best work received. What's best? a genuinely poetic take on a very current and specific news story or event. See the website at www.newversenews.com for guidelines and for examples of the poems that The New Verse News publishes. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nveditor@gmail.com. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.

California Quarterly is the poetry journal produced by the California State Poetry Society, with fifty pages of poetry per issue. This journal seeks submissions both monthly and annually. To submit, visit their website and register on the homepage. One-page poems are best, but an eighty-line (two-page) maximum in any case. Poems must be original and unpublished. NO biographies and resumes, as only the poems are judged. There is no submission fee. For more information and detailed guidelines, visit californiastatepoetrysociety.org/publishing-with-us.

Rabblelit is looking to publish working-class writers, and writing about working-class people and communities. Please submit only one piece of prose up to 5,000 words in length or up to three poems. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please also submit a brief cover letter. Email your submission as a .docx file to rabble.editor@yahoo.com. For complete guidelines and to submit, please visit rabblelit.com/submission.

The Point seeks submissions for essays, symposium articles, and reviews that blend memoir, criticism, and journalism examining the ideas and beliefs that shape our world. Print essays should run between 4,000 and 7,000 words, and reviews and symposium articles should be of medium length (1,500-3,000 words). All contributors whose articles appear in the print journal are compensated. No poetry or fiction please. For complete guidelines and to submit, please visit thepointmag.com/submissions.

Rappahannock Review is looking for original, well-written fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art. Fiction submissions may contain one piece up to 8,000 words, or three pieces of flash each containing 1,000 words or fewer. For non-fiction, authors may submit a single essay with maximum length of 8,000 words, or three shorter pieces containing 1,000 words or fewer. Poetry can range in any length, up to five poems per submission. Original artwork is accepted on a rotating basis. Previously published work, including work that has appeared online in blogs or other forums, will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, though if your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify by email at rappahannockreview@gmail.com. For further guidelines and to submit, visit rappahannockreview.com/submit/.

The American Poetry Review is accepting submissions of poetry and prose. Send no more than five poems per submission. There are no strict guidelines for prose submissions. There is a $3 administrative fee. For more information and to submit, visit americanpoetryreview.submittable.com/submit.

Hoot is currently seeking submissions of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews. Only one piece is published in print per month, and one to four pieces are published in the online issue. All prose, poetry, and book review submissions should be 150 words or fewer. Additionally, poetry submissions must be ten lines or fewer. Book reviews must be of a recently published book, and published by an independent or small press. You may submit as many works as you'd like, but, two per submission only. There is a $2 fee to submit up to two pieces. For more information and to submit, visit www.hootreview.com/submissions.

After Happy Hour Review is currently seeking submissions of prose, poetry, and art. Poetry submissions can be any length, and up to five poems. Short fiction and creative non-fiction should be 1,000-6,000 words, and flash fiction should be 1,000 words or fewer. Paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital art are all accepted, as are submissions that combine text and visuals. After Happy Hour Review gravitates towards the quirky, accessible, and unconventional, so keep that in mind when choosing submissions. For more information and to submit, visit afterhappyhourreview.com/submit/.

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 custservice@mcsweeneys.net. For further guidelines, visit www.mcsweeneys.net/pages/guidelines-for-book-submissions.

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 nebo@atu.edu. For further guidelines, visit blogs.atu.edu/nebo/submissions.

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: contact@argotmagazine.com. 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 www.argotmagazine.com/contribute.

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 orisonbooks.submittable.com/submit.

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 vfr@valpo.edu. For complete guidelines and submissions link, visit scholar.valpo.edu/vfr/guidelines.html.

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 sinkholemag.com.

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 peacechaplain@aol.com or samlibby@me.com. 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 www.soul-lit.com/guidelines.html.

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 opossumlit.com/submissions. To submit, visit opossumaliterarymarsupial.submittable.com/submit.

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 omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm.


MARCH DEADLINES

Marin Poetry Centeris currently seeking submissions of free verse, formal poems, and prose poems for their 2019 anthology. You must be a current member of the Marin Poetry Center to submit. All poetry must be written in English; no poems in translation will be accepted. Only one submission of one to three poems of any style, mood, tone, and technique for each poet. Entry deadline: March 15, 2019. For submission information and guidelines, please visit www.marinpoetrycenter.org/blog/programs/anthology.

Ponder Review is accepting submissions of fiction, flash fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, new media, and art for Volume 3, Issue 1. Format of submissions: Times New Roman 12-point typed, all prose should be double-spaced, poetry single-spaced, and include a brief (100 word) bio with your submission. Ponder Review will not accept previously published material or multiple submissions per issue. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but contact Ponder Review if work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. Entry deadline: March 15, 2019. For complete guidelines, please visit www.muw.edu/ponderreview/submit.

Sink Hollow, the national undergraduate literary journal at Utah State University, is seeking polished pieces of undergraduate work for its upcoming issue. Accepting all original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Please only submit once per genre per reading period. All students currently enrolled as undergraduates at two and four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit. No submission fee. Entry deadline: March 25, 2019. For more information, please visit www.sinkhollow.org/submissions.

Press 53 is now accepting submissions for their 2019 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction. First prize is $1,000, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and publication in Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication). Final judge for the poetry category is Ginger Murchison and the final judge for the short fiction category is Pinckney Benedict. Please submit only one poem or story. The poem should be no more than three pages in length (no word count), with numbered pages and spaced according to the poet's intended style. The short story should no more than 5,300 words, double-spaced in 12-point type with numbered pages. Writers may enter either or both categories. Multiple entries require separate reading fees. $15 per entry. Competition is open to any writer anywhere in the world whose entry is unpublished and written in English. Entries will only be accepted through Submittable. Entry deadline: March 31, 2019. For more information, please visit www.press53.com/submissions.


APRIL DEADLINES

Squaw Valley Community of Writers is soliciting poems for an anthology to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. It will contain poems written at the poetry workshop by both participants and staff over the last thirty years. These poems may or may not have been published in the yearly anthologies or elsewhere, but they would have at least begun during the weeklong workshop. There will be a physical book, as well as an ebook or online collection. Submit one or two poems and a one-sentence bio. Only the work of alums and staff poets will be considered. There is a $5 administrative fee. Entry deadline: April 1, 2019. For more information, please visit communityofwriters.org/alumni/50th-anniversary-poetry-anthology-submission-page.

Concrete Wolf is accepting submissions for their 2019 Concrete Wolf Louis Poetry Book Award. The poetry book award is for poets age fifty and over who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection. The winner will receive 100 copies of a full-length, perfect-bound book. Submissions must be forty-eight to sixty pages of poetry, plus a table of contents and acknowledgements (if applicable). Number the pages. Include two cover sheets, one with title, author information (including email and phone), and one cover sheet just with the title. There is a reading fee of $30, payable online or by checks written out to Concrete Wolf. Postmark deadline: April 6, 2019. Winner will be announced in Summer 2019 and published early 2020. For more information, please visit concretewolf.com/current/LouisAward.htm.

Atlas & Alice is open for submissions for its special online issue curated by Mahtem Shiferraw. Writers of color only; open theme. For poetry submissions, up to five poems; for prose, submit one piece, up to 1,000 words. Submit visual art, any medium, up to ten pieces in a single portfolio in PDF format. Entry deadline: April 15, 2019. To submit, please visit atlasandalice.com/submit.

Catamaran, is accepting submissions for its Catamaran Poetry Prize, an annual award for a book-length collection of poems that includes a $1,000 prize plus publication. The contest is open to West Coast poets living in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. No submission fee. Entry deadline: April 20, 2019. For more information and to submit, please visit catamaranliteraryreader.com/catamaran-poetry-prize.

Inlandia Instituteis currently seeking submissions for its Hillary Gravendyk Prize, an annual poetry book competition. One National and one Regional winner will be awarded $1,000 and book publication, and additional books may be chosen for publication by the editors. The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. The manuscript page limit is 48-100 pages, and the press invites all styles and forms of poetry. Reading fee is $20. Entry deadline: April 30, 2019. For submission information and guidelines, please visit inlandiainstitute.org/books/the-hillary-gravendyk-prize.

Colorado Review is looking for original, unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Fiction and poetry manuscripts are read from August 1 through April 30; nonfiction manuscripts are read year-round. Fiction and poetry manuscripts received between May 1 through July 31 will be returned unread. All manuscripts must be typed; double-spaced for fiction and nonfiction, poetry should be single-spaced. Please include a cover letter. Be sure your name and address appear on the manuscript. Submissions are accepted online and via email. The online submission fee is $3. There is no fee to submit via mail. Submissions sent via US mail must include a self-addressed stamped envelope or an email address for response. Simultaneous submissions are accepted; writers must notify immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. For more information, please visit coloradoreview.colostate.edu/nelligan-prize/submission-guidelines.


MAY DEADLINES

The Harbor Review is accepting submissions for the Washburn Chapbook Prize. This prize is awarded once a year to a woman writer for a micro-chapbook. Our definition of woman includes all women, including transgender and all female-identifying individuals. Women of color and queer women are encourage to apply. Micro-chapbooks should be ten-pages of poetry. Books centered around a unifying theme will be given preference. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines but not books or chapbooks. Simultaneous submissions okay. Please be in touch if your work is accepted by another publisher while under consideration. A selection of finalists will be judged anonymously by Laura Lee Washburn. The winner will receive $100 and publication of their micro-chapbook online at Harbor Review. All entries must be submitted by email to harborreviewmagazine@gmail.com. The submission fee is $7. Entry deadline: May 31, 2019. For further guidelines and submission information, visit www.harbor-review.com/submit.

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Submissions are read from September 1 through May 1 of each year. General submissions are currently open for 2019. For poetry, send a selection of five to seven poems contained within a single document. For fiction, essays, and reviews, send only one selection at a time. Electronic submissions via Submittable are preferred. Hard copy submissions should follow the above guidelines, and should be printed single-sided. A self-addressed, stamped envelope, must accompany the submission. All submissions should be typed, and all prose should be double-spaced. Used standard fonts and formatting, including margins of at least one inch, and include your name on each page of the manuscript. Previously published work is not accepted. For further guidelines and the link to submit electronically, prairieschooner.submittable.com/submit. For more information, visit prairieschooner.unl.edu/submit.html.

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 www.zyzzyva.org/about/submissions.


JUNE DEADLINES

The Threepenny Reviewis currently seeking submissions for their upcoming issue. At present The Threepenny Review is paying $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. This payment buys first serial rights in their print and digital editions, and the copyright then reverts to the author immediately upon publication. Critical articles should be about 1,200 to 2,500 words, Table Talk items 1,000 words or fewer, stories and memoirs 4,000 words or fewer, and poetry 100 lines or fewer. Prose submissions should be double-spaced; poetry can be single-spaced or double-spaced. All reading takes place from January through June. Work sent after this period will not be considered. All mailed manuscripts must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for our reply. You may also submit online. For more information, please visit www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html.


SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

C&R Press is open for submissions for three $1,000 prizes; a poetry book, a novel or short story collection, and a creative non-fiction or memoir book. Winners and potential runners-up will also receive publication in fall 2020. Each prize winner will also receive a marketing campaign to promote release of the book valued at $1,000. All manuscripts are considered for publication and all prizes follow the CLMP practice guidelines, and are read blind. This prize does not apply to regular submissions already under consideration. The winners in each genre, a runner-up, and a short list will be announced in January 2020. Entry deadline: September 30, 2019. To submit, please visit www.crpress.org/submissions.

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