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Friday, July 31, 2020

When Robots Dream - call for art and stories

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Deadline: August 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM (Pacific)
What To Submit

Illustration, Drawings, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Digital, etc. - if it can be captured and displayed on a 2d surface. You are welcome to bring it in front of the Jury for consideration.

Flash Prose, Poetry, Short Fiction, etc. - If you can keep it under 10,000 words, we want to read it!

Whatever the medium, make sure you own it. Don’t be derivative. Don’t emulate. Bring your voice forward and make it resound!

NOTE: If you do not own the copyright for the material - DO NOT submit it unless you can produce a written agreement from the copyright owner giving us permissions to use the image in our products and promotions.
About the Book

The When Robots Dream book will be a full-color, 9 x 12 inch book. The final page count will depend on the number of images and stories accepted, but we are estimating 200-250 pages.
Submission Fees

ArtOrder LLC believes that the money should flow towards the creative and that even the most modest of submission fees can be a financial hardship for some creatives. For that reason, we will not charge any submission fees. For creatives that have the means, we ask you to consider a small donation to the Honorarium Fund that gifts our Jury for their time and energy given in the cause of furthering the arts.

Copyrights and Ownership

ArtOrder LLC believes and celebrates creatives. To that, we do not require forfeiture of any rights to your works. You retain all copyrights and ownership of your works. If selected, you will be required to complete a licensing agreement with ArtOrder that grants us the right to publish your work(s) in the publication and use them in the book’s promotion.

NOTE: If you do not own the copyright for the material - DO NOT submit it unless you can produce a written agreement from the copyright owner giving us permissions to use the image in our products and promotions.

If Selected For Publication

All creatives that are selected for publication will receive the following:
Licensing agreement to grant ArtOrder LLC the rights to publish your work(s)
A free copy of the book after publication
Opportunity to purchase additional books at the wholesale rate
Participation in the ArtOrder profit-sharing program which offers creatives a portion of the profits to compensate for the right to publish their work(s)

How to Submit

There are two submission processes:
Art Submissions - Submit your work through the ArtOrder Art Submission page.
Story Submissions - Submit your work through the ArtOrder Story Submission Page.

The process for both is pretty straightforward.
Create an account (where applicable)
Complete your information
Upload your submission
You can submit up to 5 works


The deadline to complete your submission is August 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM (Pacific).

NOTE: There will be no submissions accepted after the deadline for any reason. DO NOT wait until the last minute to submit!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

FU Review seeks submissions

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Deadline: August 16, 2020
Submissions for Volume 9, INTERRUPT, are now open!

When the internet cuts off, when the light goes out as you sit down to read, when the heart doesn't beat, when a heart doesn't beat for you, when the visa is rejected, when the binary breaks, when you fall in love, when two worlds collide, when — we pause this program for an important announcement — a dog barks (the autoplay ad starts) when the lightning strikes the picnic the stranger asks for directions the rain starts the statue of the slave trader hits the water when the the rain ends when a missile —

Submissions to FU Review Issue 9 are open until August 16.


All published authors will be paid €20 and receive a print copy of Issue 9.

The FU Review publishes prose, poetry, nonfiction, and English-language translations. There is no word-count limit, but please submit no more than 5 poems or 2 prose pieces.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

This Is Not a Punk Rock Anthology, It's a New Wave Anthology: an anthology inspired by new wave music

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Deadline: July 31, 2020
Bone & Ink Press is now accepting submissions for our second anthology—This Is Not A Punk Rock Anthology, It's A New Wave Anthology. This will be a cross-genre anthology, including poetry, flash fiction, and flash non-fiction.

What we want:

-We want poetry, flash fiction, and flash CNF inspired by new wave music.

-There's a lot of things that can look like. Our definition of "new wave music" is really broad–there's a lot of overlap with new romance, punk, post-punk, second wave ska, power pop, goth, and straight-up '80s pop music. If you define it as new wave, there's probably a place for it in the anthology. You can write about one band or song, or multiple bands and songs. You can write about your favorite one-hit wonder '80s band, or your favorite new wave band that played in your neighbor's garage and never recorded anything. You can write stuff that's more inspired by the era / the sound / the mood of this music than it is about any specific song or artist. We want your pop music paeans, your '80s nostalgia (or anti-nostalgia). We want cassette tapes and jelly bracelets, side ponytails and hairspray, neon eyeshadow and black lipstick. We want Madonna and The Cars, The Bangles and The Cure, Adam Ant and Depeche Mode, Cyndi Lauper and Billy Idol, The Specials and Madness.

-We're all for "weird" submissions, i.e., hybrid forms like prose poems and lyric essays. We're also all for genre submissions. Have a horror, sci-fi, fabulist, or spec-fic flash or poem inspired by new wave music? We just wanna read it (and have fun)!

-We will give consideration to all submissions. However, we are especially interested in including work by/that centers the experiences of writers of color/BIPOC, writers who are immigrants to the U.S. or whose parents immigrated here before they were born*, Indigenous/Native American/First Nations writers, disabled writers, LGBTQ+ writers, and women.

*We are, of course, open to writers from/living in any country, not just the U.S/North America.

What we don’t want:

-Gratuitous violence, gore, or sex. We’re not interested in censorship, and if any of those things are integral to your piece, that’s fine! But if it reads like erotica, or splatterporn, we won’t publish it.

-Racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, or any other kind of bigotry. Again, we’re not interested in censorship—if you or your character experiences bigotry in the course of a piece, that’s much different than if your piece is bigoted.

-Straight-up reviews! This is a creative writing anthology inspired by new wave music, not a collection of music criticism about new wave.

-Please format everything in standard 12pt font, single-spaced. We will accept both .docx and .pdf files.

-Maximum page count per poem/essay/story is three pages. Limit three pieces per person. You may submit in as many genres as you want, but you cannot send more than three pieces, total. You only need to fill out the submission form once, but please attach each genre as a separate file. (For example: if you are submitting one poem, one CNF piece, and one fiction piece, that would be three separate files.)

-Collaborative efforts are super cool! Just make sure you include the names of all authors in the submission form, and use the email address of the person who will be responsible for responding to emails, etc.

-We will consider "after" poems, but in light of several cases of plagiarism in the poetry community in recent years, we need you to cite your sources so we can make sure everything's on the up-and-up. Same with found poems–we love 'em! Just tell us where you found 'em! (There is a space in the submission form to do so, but we encourage you to make a note in the document as well.)

-Previously published pieces are fine, as long as you retain the copyright and/or have permission to reprint. (And please let us know where the pieces previously appeared.)

-Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

-We don't charge submission fees, but running a press and putting together an anthology are expensive, so we're doing tip jar submissions this time. Your ability to tip us or not will in no way effect the level of consideration your work is given. However, tip jar submitters can expect a faster response time. If you'd like to, just throw a few bucks in our ko-fi account, and then let us know in the submission form that yours is a tip jar submission.

How to submit:

-Read the above, then read it again. Then CLICK HERE and fill out the form / upload your files.

-The deadline for all submissions is July 31, 2020, at midnight PDT. Final decisions will be made by the end of August. You should receive a response by the end of August (or early August, if you are doing a tip jar submission). If you have not received a response by the first week of September, feel free to query @

-Rights: For any work that is ultimately chosen for the anthology, we ask for first printing rights, meaning that you won’t publish the work elsewhere until the anthology is released. (Obviously, if your piece has been previously published elsewhere, that point is moot.) After publication, the copyright will revert to you, and you will be able to publish it anywhere else you choose, though we ask that you acknowledge it previously appeared in this anthology. We also ask to retain the rights to publish or excerpt your work in promotional materials connected to the anthology and press, or in further print runs or digital editions of the anthology, in perpetuity.

-Compensation: each contributor will receive one digital copy of the anthology, and a $5 honorarium to be paid upon publication.



Sunday, July 26, 2020

Penumbric submission guidelines

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Deadline: September 10, 2020

The submission window for fiction and poetry will be closing 10 September 2020 and will reopen 10 December 2020. The submission window for art, animation, and music remains open.

I would love to see submissions representing not only multiple cultures but subcultures, exploring issues of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, and many things I haven't thought of. Does this mean you have to represent everybody and everything in 1000 words? Of course not. But be aware that we are creating a magazine that overall reaches and represents the true diversity of the world we live in.

In terms of genre, I am looking for work that constitutes the ever-moving edge of its kind, as a place between light and dark, consciousness and un, today and tomorrow; work exhibiting the strange, the bizarre, that which is not of the world we know, but more of a twilight realm or even altogether alien place. Not necessarily science fiction, not necessarily fantasy, not necessarily horror, and not necessarily not these things. In short, ideally edgy. Maybe even idealistically edgy. I am NOT looking for porn.

Penumbric generally accepts submissions in the following categories: fiction, poetry, illustration, graphic narrative, animation, music, or combinations of these (e.g., a spoken-word version of a poem). If you have something that fits some other category that can be displayed to advantage on the web, try me; I'll take a look.

All works must be the creation of the author(s) submitting them, and must not infringe upon any right of any other person or entity.

I prefer to buy non-exclusive worldwide periodical rights (for one year from publication), but will buy reprint rights on a case-by-case basis.

We are also buying the right to continue to display your work on our website for an indefinite period of time, and to publish your work in the annual print-available anthology (if it is selected). We also reserve the right to use your work when advertising the magazine (such as displaying the cover in an ad or on social media). All remaining rights stay with the author. See Payments, below, for more information.

There is no fee for submissions. Payment to the author is on publication.
All submissions should be e-mailed (if less than 10 MB in size) to

Alternatively, we can make arrangements for submission via DropBox or Box for larger submissions, or if security is an issue. Penumbric is not responsible for submissions lost in the mail, electronically speaking.

Specific content
Fiction or poetry must be less than 10,000 words, double-spaced, typed (but can be arranged on the page as desired; eventual layout can also be indicated, if part of the art of the piece). Cover page must include author's name, address, and phone and/or e-mail address. Each page thereafter must include a page number and the author's name. Format: PDF, Word document, plain text, rich text format.

Illustrations are stand-alone art, color or black & white. Format: JPG, GIF, PNG, or PDF. Art must be accompanied by a cover page including author's name, address, and phone and/or e-mail address.

Graphic narratives may be color or black & white. Format: JPEG, GIF, PNG, or PDF. They must be accompanied by a cover page including the author's name, address, and phone and/or e-mail address. It is possible an ongoing narrative could continue over multiple issues, in which case the author will be paid for each issue in which the work appears.

Animation submissions must include the completed work and (separately) the author's name, address, and phone and/or email address. Format: Anything web-playable as animation.

Music or other audio submissions must be accompanied by lyrics/text (if applicable), along with any other authorial notes on the piece. Format: Any sound file playable on multiple platforms (PCs, Macs, Android, iPhone, etc.).

Any combination submissions should follow the above guidelines as applicable to your combo.


Payment for first-time contributors is US$10 for non-exclusive worldwide periodical rights and the right to publish the work in the annual anthology (online and possibly in a "print" version to be available on Amazon through CreateSpace, and possibly other online venues). We are also buying the right to continue to display your work on our website for an indefinite period of time. If you are published in the anthology, you will be paid royalties amounting to a percentage of sales (that percentage determined at the time the anthology is created and based on the number of works in the anthology, but at least 2%). Note that this might not amount to much ... but who knows?

Questions? Contact us at

Frontier Poetry - Types of Burns — New Series for Black Voices

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Deadline: August 3, 2020

Black Lives Matter. We must all do what we can, one individual choice at a time, to dismantle white supremacy—in our selves, our relationships, our communities, and our institutions. Frontier stands in unrelenting support of the protestors demanding change—we send you every prayer, every bit of energy we have. Stay safe and stay healthy and stay bold.

We have recently published the moving poem by Prince Bush, and he has generously allowed it to be an inspiration for a new series called Types of Burns, for Black voices who have something to say about this moment. This will be a temporary series, as we know that it can be counter-productive to apply separate lanes for necessary voices. Though we are very proud of our track record of publishing and lifting up BIPOC voices, we vow to do even better in the future.

  • The work may be in any genre, under 1500 words. This includes photography and performance.
  • Same rate as New Voices, $50.
  • The Series will run for 8 weeks beginning today, every Wednesday.
  • Black voices only.
We are also asking for folks to make direct donations to the protestors and organizations supporting them. Please donate and use the proof of that donation in order to get editorial feedback from our team. Learn more about that here. If you'd like to help process those editorial requests, please contact us.

Friday, July 24, 2020

level:deepsouth for Generation X

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No deadline given

level:deepsouth is an online anthology created with the goal of documenting Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s by collecting works of creative nonfiction (personal essays, memoirs, and reviews) about our lives back then and since then.
general submissions

Works should be concrete in sharing descriptions and stories from a particular time and place, whether the work employs a traditional or experimental style, and should succeed in showing the humanity in that time and place. To do that, writers should describe the scenes, name the places, use at least first names of people, and be as vivid as possible.

If you have questions about whether your work or subject matter falls within the parameters of the project, read “A note on the parameters for submissions and writers” on the about page.
the sections

long form is for contemplative and narrative works of creative nonfiction from 1,000 to 7,500 words, or for longer interviews. These works should dive deep into complexities and nuances, rather than simply rambling out a succession of episodes.

golden days is for shorter works of creative nonfiction up to 1,000 words, or for brief interviews. These works should capture a moment in time or provide a sketch of a single person, place, or experience.

road trips is for works of creative nonfiction about that very thing.

watch & listen is for reminiscing about an album, song, movie, TV show, or concert and telling why it was meaningful to the writer as a Generation Xer in the Deep South.

in print is for reminiscing about a book, magazine, ‘zine, bookstore, library, or family bookshelf and telling why it was meaningful to the writer as a Generation Xer in the Deep South.
more info

(If you are unfamiliar with the term “creative nonfiction,” editor Lee Gutkind describes it as “true stories well told” or “factually accurate prose about real people and events.” You can learn more by clicking here and reading a full description.)

Use the contact form on the about page to query the editor before submitting. Please include information about 1.) the submission’s subject matter, 2.) its relevance to the project, 3.) its length in words, and 4.) whether there are images available to accompany the text.

While all submissions will receive a response, there is no guaranteed response time.

Previously published works are OK to submit, as long as the author has the rights to grant. If the work has already been published, please share that fact in your initial query.

The editor has tremendous respect for academic nonfiction and the people who write it, but this project is not the right place for it.

Regarding rights and permissions, authors of accepted works will be asked to sign a general publishing agreement, giving permission to publish the work on the site. The author will retain all rights to the work, with the understanding that, if the work were to be published elsewhere later, the work’s inclusion in level:deepsouth should be acknowledged.

Right now, there can be no payment to contributors, but if the project achieves sufficient funding to do that, all contributors will be factored into the equation.

To submit images, use the contact form on the about page to query the editor first.

To submit items for the lists, use the contact form on the about page to send the information and a link to the item.

The editor is also seeking reviews of books, albums, or movies whose subject matter focuses on or includes the Deep South in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. Use the contact form on the about page to query the editor before sending the review.

For those seeking to have a book, album, or movie reviewed, use the contact form on the about page to query the editor. If the work is right for the project, you will be asked to provide two complimentary copies: one for the reviewer and a reference copy for the editor.

PEN/Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult Novelists

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Deadline: August 1, 2020

The PEN/Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult Novelists is offered annually to an author of children’s or young adult fiction for a novel-in-progress. Previously called the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship, the award was developed to help writers whose work is of high literary caliber and assist a writer at a crucial moment in their career to complete their novel. The author of the winning manuscript, selected blindly by judges unaware of nominees’ names, will receive an award of $5,000.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2020 through August 1, 2020. 

Who Is Eligible:
The candidate is a writer of children's or young adult fiction.
Candidates must have published one or more novels for children or young adults that have been warmly received by literary critics, but have not generated significant sales.
The writer’s previously published book(s) must be published by a U.S. trade publisher. Self-published works are ineligible.
The submitted work must be a novel-in-progress.
Judges will be looking for candidates whose work has not yet attracted a broad readership.
Please note: At this time, graphic novels and picture books are not eligible for the fellowship.

How to Apply or Nominate:
Writers may apply themselves or nominate a fellow writer. To apply, please submit the following materials:

Cover letter: A 1-2 page letter including a brief (1-3 sentence) summary of the project, a description of how the candidate meets the criteria for the fellowship, and a list of the candidate's published novel(s) for children and/or young adults.
One professional review: Copies of or links to 1-3 reviews of the candidate's novel(s) from professional publications.
Letter of recommendation: A 1-2 page letter of support from an editor or fellow writer.
Project outline: A brief (2-4 page) outline of the novel-in-progress being submitted. The candidate's name should not appear anywhere on the outline to ensure anonymity, as only the outline, letter of utility, and manuscript will be given to the judges for consideration.
Letter of Utility: A brief description (1-2 pages) of how the funds will be used to complete the project. What will the candidate be able to accomplish with this funding that they could not do otherwise? Book sales, earnings, or other relevant information may be included here. The candidate’s name should not appear anywhere on the letter of utility to ensure anonymity, as only the outline, letter of utility, and manuscript will be given to the judges for consideration.
Manuscript sample: 50–75 pages of the text. The candidate's name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript sample, in order to ensure anonymity for the judging process. The outline and manuscript sample (and only the outline and manuscript sample) will be given to the judges for consideration. Please note that graphic novels and picture books are not eligible for this fellowship.
Please upload the Project Outline, Letter of Utility, and Manuscript sample as one anonymous PDF file. Please upload the Cover Letter, Professional Review(s), and Letter of Recommendation as a separate PDF file.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Kahini Quarterly: Submissions guidelines

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Each January, April, July, and October, we publish three new works of literary art and a new interview with a vital, contemporary writer. Submissions are open year-round and available both to subscribers and non-subscribers.

Kahini Quarterly considers only original, previously unpublished creative work.

We publish all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre or un-genre work.

We have no word-count guidelines: we have published a poem of sixteen words, and regularly consider novella-length work of up to 40,000 words or more: and everything in-between.

Please email with your work attached in whatever form you choose. If we can’t open the attachment, we’ll let you know. In the “Subject” line, please simply write, “Submission.” In the email itself, please include a short bio/cover letter.

Please make sure your name and email address also appear on the attached document itself.
If you send multiple pieces, please include them all in one single document attached to a single email. Most writers have around four to five works under consideration with us at any given time.
Please feel free to send work under consideration elsewhere (colloquially known as simultaneous submissions). We value your time: our decision time is twenty-eight days.

We do not send rejection letters: if you do not receive a response within twenty-eight days of a particular submission, Kahini Quarterly is not moving forward with that particular work of art.
Please only send us work if you’re writing in your truest artistic voice. If you’re not sure what that means for yourself, please consider browsing these notes. We also have some selected archives if you’re interested in seeing the kinds of work we look for, but your true art will be entirely different than what you see there.

We seek work that thrives through an alchemy of sensory detail; setting; character and point of view; plot, structure, and pacing; voice(s), style, and tone; visual presentation; title; authorial identity; and thematic elements. We seek work that both ignites from these elements but also transcends them–creating, defining, and achieving the condition of art.

Kahini Quarterly’s acceptance rate is currently under 0.0007%, or around one acceptance for every 1,500 submissions. We’re in constant search for great artistic work, and you might be the one writing it.

From 2014-2019 (as Kahini Magazine) we paid $25, then $50, then $100 per work of art. Thanks to a multi-year gift, we now pay $5,000 usd for each work of art. This payment is designed to support working artists.
Payment comes during the quarter of publication: writers in our January-March edition are paid that quarter, writers in our April-June edition are paid that quarter, writers in our July-September edition are paid that quarter, and writers in our October-December edition are paid that quarter.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History

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Deadline: August 1, 2020

PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. The winner will receive a $10,000 grant to help maintain or complete their ongoing project.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2020 through August 1, 2020.

Who Is Eligible:
  • The submitted project must be the work of a single individual, writing in English. 
  • The project must be an unpublished work-in-progress.
  • The project must be a work of literary nonfiction (scholarly/academic writing is not eligible).
  • Oral history must be a significant component of the project and its research.
How to apply:

Please note that the application will require the following, submitted as one PDF file, using a standard 12-point font and 1 inch margins:
  • A 1-2 page, single-spaced description of the work, its importance, and why the author chose to undertake this project. This space can additionally be used to discuss any permissions, rights, contracts, publication timelines, or other aspects of your project. 
  • A 1-2 page, single-spaced statement explaining why and how oral history was used in the project. 
  • A 300-500 word statement explaining how this grant would aid in the completion of the project. 
  • A CV for the author of the project, which should include information on any previous publications.
  • An outline that includes the work completed thus far and the work remaining. The outline should include the names of all participants.
  • Transcripts of the project interviews (6-10 double-spaced pages).
  • A writing sample from the project (20-40 double-spaced pages).

Monday, July 20, 2020

Windfall seeks poetry

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Deadline (for fall issue): August 1, 2020

Windfall is looking for poems of place, specifically places in the Pacific Northwest (defined as a broad bioregion extending from the North Slope of Alaska to the Bay Area of California, and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast). Place can be named or unnamed, but if unnamed, then location should be clearly implied or suggested by observed detail. The poet does not have to be living in the Pacific Northwest, but the poem does.

Place, whether background or foreground, should be essential to the meaning of the poem. Place should be vital in the development of the poem, or the speaker’s perspective, or the texture of image and detail. Simply attaching a place name to a generic poem of place will not do. Windfall favors poetry of observed detail that is informed and accurate, even when it is conflicted about what constitutes informed and accurate detail. Place to us is not a general metaphor (“where you are at”), but first of all, actual. As Ezra Pound once said, “The natural object is always the adequate symbol.”

Windfall regards the term “place” as inclusive of both urban and natural locales, peopled or unpeopled. If many of the poems we publish reflect more of nature than the city, this reflects the poetry we receive, rather than any bias of our own. Most places have been affected in many ways by human presence, and poems can reflect this. Within the broad parameters described above, we tend to let the poems submitted teach us what place is or may mean in poetry.

Since we look for informed and accurate detail, it follows that we favor poetry based on imagery derived from sensory observation of surfaces, which, as one writer said, is the only way we have to come to know the depths. While language as the medium of poetry is an important consideration, Windfall favors poetry that is about something other than itself or its language. A poetry of place is another way of expressing love of the world and of being in the world, perhaps the fundamental motive and experience of art.

Windfall also favors poetry that occurs in lines and stanzas, mainly because they tend to be more interesting. Lines and stanzas generate energy and opportunities for parallelism and complexity that may often be missing in columns of lines and prose poems. “Lines and stanzas” does not here mean “meter and rhyme.” We have nothing against meter and rhyme, and have in fact published several sonnets. Rather, we advocate a different dispensation, as old as orality, wherein poetry was organized by the content of its themes, figures, imagery, and perspective, rather than by formalized rhythm and sound (with which, as Robert Bringhurst says, poets began to “farm” language in neat rows). We have published the occasional column of lines and the occasional prose poem, when these reflect place well, which is our first consideration. But lines and stanzas mean the poet is inviting us to use our inferential powers, to be active readers, and this is what we look for.

More about poetry of place can be found in the Afterwords written by the editors for every issue. These short essays attempt to indicate past traditions, further readings, and a variety of perspectives on what might constitute poetry of place. They are not prescriptive of any approach, but are meant to suggest and inspire the writing of poems. All Afterwords may be downloaded from the Windfall web site: <>.

Windfall accepts only work that has not been previously published. If a poem has appeared in another periodical or book, then it has already found readers, and we would rather provide opportunity for new work to be read. Though you may have already published a poem of place that would be perfect for Windfall, keep in mind Jack Spicer’s admonition: “There are always plenty of poems.” Place, fully conceived, is an inexhaustible source.

Submissions of up to five short poems (not exceeding fifty lines each) may be submitted online by sending them as a single MS Word attachment to Poems should be separated by an inserted page break (not a series of returns), and name, postal address, and e-mail address should appear on every page.

Submissions sent by US Mail should include a self-addressed return envelope with first-class postage and an e-mail address. As with e-mail submissions, poems should be separated by an inserted page break, and name, postal address, and e-mail address should appear on every page. Send hard-copy submissions to Editors, Windfall Press, PO Box 19751, Portland, OR 97280.

Deadline for submissions to the fall issue: August 1.
Submission period for the fall issue: May, June, July
Deadline for submissions to the spring issue: February 1
Submission period for the spring issue: November, December, January

It’s best to send poems close to the deadline for the particular issue of Windfall you are submitting for since we make no editorial decisions until after the deadline. Better the poems should stay with you for further revision till close to the deadline, for, as Paul Valery said, “A poem is never finished, only abandoned.”

Payment in copies only.

Questions? Write to <>.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Arc Poetry Magazine seeks submissions

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Deadline: July 31, 2020

Arc accepts unso­licited sub­mis­sions of pre­vi­ously unpub­lished poetry in English, or translations of poetry into English, on any sub­ject and in any form. Submissions received from April 1 to July 31 will be read for the Winter 2020 issue.

Please note: This submission platform does not accept poems in batches. Each poem must be submitted separately with the poet's biography. Please DO NOT submit several poems grouped in a single document. To save retyping the same bio and cover notes for each poem, we recommend you create them in an offline text document, and paste them in when called for by the uploader. Your individually submitted poems will be treated as a grouped manuscript once they have been submitted.

Submissions must not exceed 3 poems, and will be accepted only once per poet per calendar year. Poetry must be typed and single spaced (double spaces will be interpreted as blank lines). Include your name and address on each page of your submission.

Arc publishes reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects. Please query first as Arc seldom considers unsolicited prose manuscripts; submit pitches or ideas, including a brief description and an estimate of anticipated length, along with samples of previously published work.

Arc does not publish fiction or drama.

Arc publishes a limited amount of artwork in black and white and in colour by a single artist or photographer in each issue, including on the front and back covers, and on up to eight inside pages. Please see for artwork submission guidelines.

Arc tries respond to unsolicited submissions of poetry, artwork, and article queries within four to six months. Arc can’t promise to respond to inquiries regarding the status of submissions before the completion of this editorial cycle.

Arc’s Writers’ Fees are as follows:

$50 per page for poetry or prose published in the magazine.

$50 per webpage for online reprints on the website.

$50 per column for How Poems Work (see guidelines for How Poems Work).

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review open for submissions

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Deadline: July 20, 2020


Please submit outwardly directed poetry that exhibits social, political, geographical, historical or spiritual awareness to Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.

We are open to traditional and experimental forms from people of all backgrounds but aim to highlight historically unrepresented voices including people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, women, nonbinary or trans individuals, and people with disabilities.

Contributors to our journal are nominated for national contests including the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets.

Previous contributors to our journal have included: Cyrus Cassells, sam sax, Oliver de la Paz, Naomi Shihab-Nye, Jeffrey Bahr, Shara Lessley, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Kelle Groom, Khaled Mattawa, Siaraa Freeman, Alex Lemon and more.

Submitters can receive an annual subscription to Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review at the discounted rate of $15.

The theme for Issue 53 is: PROMISE 

From Faylita Hicks, Editor of BTPR: "I want poems that will speak to current issues including immigration, climate change, queer intersectionality, social justice, modern love, redefining joy, and international travel. I want the poems that excite you and challenge you; the poems that make you want to get up and change something about the world around you."

From Saúl Hernández, Managing Editor of BTPR: “I’m looking for poems that risk everything, in every word, line, and image. I want poems that speak about present issues: identity, borders, queerness, love, injustice, trauma, and hope. I want poems that are written with heart; the poems that move you and haunt you. Above all, I want poems that reinvent this world with words.”

Above all, we are interested in great poetry that moves us!

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your poem(s) is accepted elsewhere.
  • We do not accept previously published work. 
  • Poetry submissions should be typed in Times Roman or Times New Roman 12pt font, single-spaced. (Note that bold-faced type cannot be reproduced. With rare exceptions, we do not double-space poems.)
  • Submit a maximum of three poems (3) that total no more than five (5) pages. 
  • All poems should be submitted in a single .pdf or .docx document of no more than five pages (5) and should NOT include the submitter's name/address/phone number.
  • Please only submit once per submission period. All submitters, whether chosen for the current issue or not, may apply again to the next issue. 

Please include a cover letter in the Submittable form with your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and a brief (one-paragraph) bio. Please do not include your cover letter in the uploaded document.

Payment for having a poem(s) accepted is one contributor's copy of the issue in which your work will appear.

Storm Cellar submission guidelines

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Storm Cellar is a nationally distributed literary arts magazine rooted in the Midwest, appearing in print and ebook editions. This is a journal of safety and danger. We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.


Translations: We may print translations of very short works; translators are responsible for obtaining reprint rights as well as English-language rights, as we want to print the original side-by-side with your translation.

Creative Nonfiction:

Reviews: We will read reviews of pretty much anything(s) — and we mean anything(s) — if they are funny, or are (secretly?) essays.
Essays: We like lyric(-al) and narrative(-ish) essays, and wilder forms too. (See “The ‘F-Word’” in Gulf Coast 25.1.) We don’t think essays must be “personal”; we’re not opposed to items like this. On the other hand, footnoted academic studies and lit crit are right out.
Experimental and genre-bending works: Cool beans! (When mixing fiction with non-, mention that in a cover letter.)

What is creative nonfiction?

(1) What it says on the tin: please craft your work; please do not D’Agata your facts. (2) Narrative wants story-coherence, but we have a thing for formal play, collage effects, lists, hermit crabs, and other nonlinear methods. (3) Eula Biss, Sarah Manguso, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Audrey Petty, Zadie Smith; Monica Berlin, Judith Butler, Edwidge Danticat, Stephanie Dickinson, Joan Didion, Roxane Gay, Stephen J. Gould, José Angel Araguz, B.J. Hollars, Pico Iyer, Ben Langston, Amy Leach, Michael Martone, Ander Monson, Daniel Nester, Susan Orlean, George Orwell, Natania Rosenfeld, Sheryl St. Germain, Nicole Walker, David Foster Wallace, Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Flash: We’d love to find out what this is when you submit it.


(1) Stories that matter, stories you would make time to read even if you didn’t write them, even if Game of Thrones is on, even if you’re in the truck on the way to the hospital to deliver your second baby. (2) Something unique, something weird (whatever that means); narratives that tap deep human experience, or absolutely refuse universalization. (3) A great idea demands great execution, exposition is not action, stories need plot, the reader can think for herself. We prefer you cut to the chase and sink our battleship with beautiful sentences. We write too, and want to die a little of jealousy over your short pants stories.

Yes to stories with genre or fantastic elements — that is, even more fantastic than “magic realism.” We’ve published fables and a story with a dragon in it. We are not interested in merely genre work. Think Isaac Asimov’s “The Last Question,” Jennifer Egan’s “Black Box,” N.K. Jemisin, and Kelly Link. (We agree that “literary” names a genre, but you know what we mean.)

(1) Read a past issue. (2) We want to see invention. We get tired of pocket-size epiphanies and diary entries. Send us what surprised you when you wrote it. Something larger than itself. We want you to save our lives and blow our minds and eat us alive and keep us up at night, except without clichés. (3) Any form; we care about prosody, but we think rhyme and meter are hard. Narrative, lyric, post-whatever, partyknife — it’s all good. (Even anti-affect “conceptual poetry.”) We lurv, e.g., Cummings, C.D. Wright, Tranströmer, Bishop, Claudia Rankine, D.A. Powell, Jericho Brown, Jane Hirschfield, and Rae Armantrout. Recently, Sawako Nakayasu, Lo Kwa Mei-en, and Saeed Jones have blasted our socks off.
Art and Images: What have you got? We have standards, but no filters. Please remember: the print magazine is half-letter size, and the interior prints in black and white.

Stylistic fit: We don’t put a lot of stock in consistency for consistency’s sake, yet we have developed some tendencies over the years. You can order back issues from us (downloads are cheap). You’ll find samples, and some things to avoid, in our archive.

Submittable Submission Form

Send art/photos/images/graphic narrative anytime — any medium & style: upload up to 20 pages here, or email a gallery link. [See what we’ve printed.]

We’re actively seeking under-represented voices — especially people of color with a Midwest connection. We’d like to hear from more authors who are indigenous, gender-nonconforming, living off-grid, disabled, lgbq+, neuroatypical, border-straddling, poor, of trans* experience, algorithms, or women writing beyond patriarchy. (We are not particularly interested in the performance of suffering.)

We have been thinking about — global warming, Antifa + Black Bloc slashfic, rupture vs. rapture, Frankfurt’s type of bulls–t, Unhhhh, “weird fiction,” the boundaries of “Indian Country,” research poetry, Chicago public housing, Tangerine, N.K. Jemisin, The Obscene Bird of Night, giant burning heaps of cell phones in Guiyu, Link Wray’s ideal sound, Deep Dream, gardening under late capitalism, Her Body and Other Parties.

Incarcerated authors may mail submissions to 1901 St. Anthony Ave. St. Paul MN 55104. Include SASE or postcard for response.


Contact: correspondence to stormcellar { d o t } editor { a t } gmail; unsolicited submissions to the online submission manager.

Subscriptions: via Submittable (accepts PayPal & cards): print &/or ebook (US). Single issues here. Subscribers may always submit for free by email (within the guidelines below).

Physical artists & photographers: Hook it up! Or email thumbs. Pics of sculpture & performance are cool too.

The Midwest connection: We’re from here. Given two pieces of equal worthiness, one connected (however tenuously) to the Midwest & one not, choose the one with the connection. The area includes at least Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Winnipeg. We’re trying to be inclusive, not create a regional competitor to Southern Writing or Bed-Stuy Writing or whatever.

Submission size and number: Submit no more than four times per year, one submission at a time. Writing must be unpublished and not posted online; art may have been posted online by you, sold as prints, or covered journalistically, but not otherwise published/used commercially.

1 nonfiction or fiction up to 5000 words
4 flashes up to 1000 words each
5 poems up to 400 lines / 15 pages total
art/images/graphics: up to 20 pp.
hybrid works up to 15 pp.; pick a home genre & include some kind of explanation

Double-space prose.
Begin each poem or flash on a new page.
Cover letters are optional; keep them short and to the point, and include a bio of 50 words or fewer. We generally omit nomination/runner-up/finalist credits. Say something about where you’re from/at.
Evidence that you’ve read an issue or at least browsed the archive is always appreciated.
Contributors: please wait one year past publication before submitting again.

Further genre info below (mainly about what we think we want).

Simultaneous submissions: Yes, please. But if you don’t notify us upon acceptance elsewhere we will put a darck majyk hex on you. To withdraw part of a submission, add a note under the Activity tab within Submittable.

Fees: None for the first few hundred submissions each month, after which paid submissions are always open. Subscribers may always submit for free by emailing the editors, subject to the length guidelines above.

Reading period: Year-round. We will respond within 12 weeks, often more quickly. After three months, feel free to ask what’s up.

Payment: Big heart emojis forever, first of all! We now send a $10 honorarium to all contributors, beginning with issue 8.1, by PayPal/Venmo or money order.

We know it’s not much, but it is a token of our esteem and, we hope, something we can build on into the future. Flash contest winners receive their cash prizes by PayPal/Venmo or money order.

Copyright stuff: When an author or artist agrees to our offer of publication of a work, Storm Cellar thereby acquires worldwide first serial rights and limited, perpetual, nonexclusive, online rights. Submitters represent to us that they hold transferrable copyright for submitted works, and that those works meets our criteria above regarding previous publication status. We don’t use a formal contract, but rather make a “handshake agreement” regarding your work. Here are the terms:

Serial rights: until we publish your accepted work in our print and electronic editions, no one else may publish or republish it anywhere. We will publish both editions of each issue at the same time. We will construe this agreement to exclude, for works of art, rights over pre-existing re-publication agreements, and, for writing, to exclude agreements to publish as part of an omnibus of your work.
Online rights: we may include your accepted work in a message, or put it on our website as a freely readable/downloadable archive/feature/sample/promo/news-post/etc., whole or in part, now or in the future. We will construe this to allow use of images in such “messages” as social media avatars, profile header photos, or call-for-submissions posters. We will do our best to embed attribution in image exif data for art, and attribute written works visibly.
Serial rights revert to the author immediately upon publication, or when 18 months have passed, whichever is soonest.

We do not hold copyright for future anthologies/best-ofs, but we do consider ebook editions to be continuously “in print.”

Contributors kindly will acknowledge Storm Cellar as first publisher in all subsequent republication. Contributors grant us permission to send their accepted works to republication venues (such as Poetry Daily, Electric Literature, Best American …, etc.), and to awards (O. Henry, Pushcart, etc.).

Our privacy policy: (a) We won’t sell or give out your contact or personal information, in general. (b) But all communications are subject to publication. So don’t be a jerk.

Publication schedule: About every 5 months at the moment. We try not to accept work more than 12 months ahead; most acceptances go in the next-published issue.

“Constructive criticism”: We have a tiny, volunteer staff and many submissions. We simply will not respond to every submission with comment, let alone critique.

Do you tell everyone to submit again? Nope. If we tell you this, we mean it.

I don’t computer, can I mail stuff? Only if it’s bearer bonds.

Where have press/folks talked to/about you? Read reviews of SC 4.3, SC 4.1, SC 3.1 (superpowers), SC 2.2 (includes an interview), and SC 2.1. A Duotrope self-interview with the editors is here. The Managing Editor bluffed his way through “Six Questions For…” here. If you subscribe to the Sapling newsletter, we’re interviewed in #355. Another brief interview appears below the call here.

First Line Literary Journal submissions

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Deadline (Fall issue): August 1, 2020

We love that writers around the world are inspired by our first lines, and we know that not every story will be sent to us. However, we ask that you do not submit stories starting with our first lines to other journals (or post them online on public sites) until we've notified you as to our decision (usually three to four weeks after the deadline). When the entire premise of the publication revolves around one sentence, we don't want it to look as if we stole that sentence from another writer. If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line.

Also, we understand that writers may add our first line to a story they are currently working on or have already completed, and that's cool. But please do not add our first line to a previously published story and submit it to us. We do not accept previously published stories, even if they have been repurposed for our first lines.

One more thing while I've got you here: Writers compete against one another for magazine space, so, technically, every literary magazine is running a contest. There are, however, literary magazines that run traditional contests, where they charge entry fees and rank the winners. We do not - nor will we ever - charge a submission fee, nor do we rank our stories in order of importance. Occasionally, we run contests to help come up with new first lines, or we run fun, gimmicky competitions for free stuff, but the actual journal is not a contest in the traditional sense.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a guideline and not a hard-and-fast rule; going over or under the word count won't get your story tossed from the slush pile). The sentences can be found on the home page of The First Line's Web site, as well as in the prior issue. Note: We are open to all genres. We try to make TFL as eclectic as possible.

Non-Fiction: 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work.

All Stories: Writers should include a two- to three-sentence biography of themselves that will appear in the magazine should their story run.

Multiple Submissions: We don't mind if you want to submit multiple stories for the same issue. However, it is unlikely we will use more than one of your stories in the same issue.

Four-Part Stories: If you think you are up to the challenge, you can write a four-part story that uses the spring, summer, fall, and winter sentences. However, all the parts must be submitted at once (a single e-mail or snail mail) before the February 1st deadline. (If selected, each part will be published in its respective issue.)

Submissions: We prefer you send manuscripts via e-mail to submission (@) thefirstline (dot) com. We accept stories in MS Word or Word Perfect format (we prefer attachments). Please do not send pdf versions of your story or links to Google docs. Make sure your name and contact information, as well as your bio, are part of the attachment. Stories also can be sent to The First Line's post office box. No manuscripts will be returned without an accompanying SASE with sufficient return postage. Here is the submission schedule for 2020:

Ravi had just worked a double shift and was having trouble keeping his eyes open.
Due date: February 1, 2020

The door was locked.
Due date: May 1, 2020

The Simmons public library was a melting pot of the haves and have-nots, a mixture of homeless people and the wealthy older residents of the nearby neighborhood.
Due date: August 1, 2020

Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else.
Due date: November 1, 2020

Notification: We don't make decisions about stories until after each issue closes. We typically send notices out within three to four weeks after the issue's deadline to everyone who submitted a story. You can also check the home page of the website as we will indicate each issue's production status there.

Payment: We pay on publication: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). We also send you a copy of the issue in which your piece appears. You'll receive your money and issue at the same time.

Note to our international writers: Postage cost for sending author copies overseas is becoming outrageous, so we are reducing international author payment by the amount it would cost to send one author copy overseas. However, if you would like to receive an electronic version of the issue (PDF) instead of a hard copy, author payment will not change.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Breathe Magazine submission guidelines

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Breathe magazine is always on the lookout for talented new contributors.

Our main criteria for anyone submitting article ideas or illustrations to us is that it fits with the style and message of the magazine, so please make sure you are familiar with the title before submitting.

Breathe is a magazine for people that want to find time for themselves. Breathe features articles across a wide spectrum, but with a core emphasis on Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Creativity and Escaping.


If you have previous writing or journalism experience then we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us with a brief overview of your background and experience, along with links to some of your work and any ideas that you have for articles.


If you don’t have any previous writing experience and have no examples of your work to show us your writing style, please submit a complete article to us, along with a brief overview of your personal or professional experience in relation to the article.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Faber submissions guidelines - poetry only

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Every week our Editors are inundated with manuscripts, but the reality is that we can no longer accept unsolicited submissions. We will no longer look at or enter into correspondence about unsolicited works of fiction, non-fiction, plays, screenplays or children's books.

We will, however, continue to accept poetry submissions. If you are intending to submit your poetry, please make sure to read the following guidelines carefully.

Guidelines for Submitting Poetry:

In the first instance, please send six examples of your work to:

If you have not heard from us within eight weeks then we regret to say that your submission has not been successful.

All poetry submitted is treated as confidential. We are unable to enter into any correspondence about it.

We do not accept unsolicited children's poetry collections.

borrowed solace seeks submissions

Deadline: July 31, 2020

borrowed solace is open to submissions several times a year depending on our current needs. Submissions will be considered for the next issue after their submission date unless otherwise noted.

We publish one themed issue and one unthemed issue per year. Our themes are generally vague and can be interpreted many ways, but still, submissions received leading up to the publication of a themed issue must in some way fit with the theme. If you have questions about a theme or specific issue, please contact us by filling out the information on the “Contact” page above.

We prefer stories that do not include excessive violence or erotica. If you wish to include such things in your story, it needs to have a purpose – prove to us that it is significant to the story or characters and it won’t be a problem.

We do not accept reprints. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please withdraw your submission if it is accepted elsewhere. To do this, log into our submissions manager and click on “Withdraw a Submission.” If you submitted multiple pieces and wish to withdraw only a certain piece, contact us by filling out the information on the “Contact” page above.

At this time, we are unable to monetarily pay our contributors. If your submission is chosen for publication in borrowed solace, you will be paid in contributor copies of the journal, and our undying gratitude for allowing us to be a platform for sharing your work!

Please ensure that your submission meets the following requirements before submission and read the requirements in their entirety:


For more details on what we look for in fiction, read The 411: Fiction on the blog!

We are looking for fiction that artfully tells a story and reveals truths about humanity. Make us think – but not about how your story is full of typos, mismatched information, or clumsy characters. We want something unique and refreshing that makes it hard to stop reading!

Please submit only one piece of full-length prose or three pieces of flash fiction at a time. The maximum amount of pages we are able to consider is 15. Unfortunately, we do not have space in each edition to accept stories any longer. Standard manuscript formatting applies (see here for more information on what we expect).

Please use Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font and include your contact information, name, and the word count of the story somewhere on the first page. Please also submit as a word document with your name and the genre as the document name (ex: Jane Smith Fiction).

We are open to submissions regardless of genre, but good genre stories will transcend categorization. Make us fall in love with your characters and plot, and everything else will fall into place.


For more details on what we look for in poetry, read The 411: Poetry on the blog!

We are looking for artful and thought-provoking poetry that makes us fall in love with language all over again. We are not partial to form, but prefer our poems to look like poems – no prose poems, please. We know this makes us old fashioned but we’re okay with that – we’re the grandmother of the poetry world. We are happy to consider prose poetry if it is submitted as either flash fiction or nonfiction.

Poets can submit up to four poems per submission (if your poems are extraordinarily long, please be mindful of that and only submit one or two poems.) Please ensure that each poem is complete and each one begins on a new page.

Please use Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font and include your contact information, name, and the word count of the story somewhere on the first page. Please also submit as a word document with your name and the genre as the document name (ex: Jane Smith Poetry).

Creative Nonfiction

For more details on what we look for in nonfiction, read The 411: Nonfiction on the blog!

We are looking for creative nonfiction that tells a true story in a unique and creative way. Make us want to keep reading! We are open to most types of creative nonfiction – memoir, flash nonfiction, literary journalism, etc. Experimentation is welcome.

Please submit only one piece of full-length prose or three pieces of flash nonfiction at a time. The maximum amount of pages we are able to consider is 30. Unfortunately, we do not have space in each edition to accept stories any longer. Standard manuscript formatting applies (see here for more information on what we expect).

Please use Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font and include your contact information, name, and the word count of the story somewhere on the first page. Please also submit as a word document with your name and the genre as the document name (ex: Jane Smith Nonfiction).
To submit to borrowed solace, visit our submissions manager. Here you can create an account with Green Submissions or log in if you have already created an account. After logging in, click “Make a New Submission.” Once you have started a new submission, please follow the instructions below. If these instructions are not followed, it makes our job much more difficult and distracts us from giving our full attention to your work, so please follow these instructions:

1. Select your submission type.

2. Enter the name of your submission.

3. In the text box titled “Enter your plain-text submission here,” please enter a brief cover letter.

4. Attach your story as a Word or PDF document.

5. Submit a brief (no more than 5 sentences, please) third person biography that we can include in borrowed solace should you be published.

6. Once you have completed all fields as described above, click submit!

Please Note: You will not receive an email notification after submitting. If the submissions manager says you have successfully submitted, though, then you are good to go! To check if your piece has been successfully submitted, you can click on “Check Your Submission Status” after logging into Green Submissions. If your piece has been submitted, it will be listed there.

Please click the Green Submissions icon below to get started. Thanks, and we look forward to reading your work!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Sun submission guidelines

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  • Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize and been selected for the Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories anthologies.
  • We publish personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome.
  • We encourage submissions from writers of color.
  • Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it.
  • We rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words; there’s no minimum length.
  • We discourage simultaneous submissions.
  • Writing is a solitary act, but when what you’ve written goes out to our loyal subscribers, it can feel a little less so.

What We Pay

Personal Essays
$300 to $2,000
Read sample essays

$300 to $2,000
Read sample fiction

$100 to $250
Read sample poetry

We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.


Mailed Submissions

Due to the novel coronavirus, The Sun’s editorial office is closed, and staff are working from home. We have temporarily suspended the review of submissions received by postal mail. Please submit online.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Typehouse seeks poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction

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Deadline for Black creatives: July 25, 2020

We are looking for submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art. Writing that grabs us conveys a unique perspective and honest insight into our world. We are especially interested in underrepresented voices of all kinds, and we want to see submissions from writers and artists of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and genders, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators. Genre fiction submissions are welcome, particularly speculative fiction. We are all writers and artists, so simultaneous submission are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if it has been accepted elsewhere. Previously published work will not be considered, and this includes work published on social media and personal websites. If it available publicly online, that means it is published. Once you have received a response to a submission, please wait two months before sending us a new work. Submitting is free, but please consider tossing a couple of dollars our way with the feedback category - you'll receive personalized feedback on your submission!

We are closing to regular submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as of July 11th
Black creatives can send regular submissions through July 25th
All works submitted before these dates will be reviewed, no one will rejected because they were not reviewed by the closure date
Feedback and visual arts submissions will remain open
We are also looking for a Black creative to submit artwork for the cover
We will remain closed to regular submissions at least through September first. Issue 20 comes out that month, and we will evaluate at that time what date we will open to regular submissions.


1.) Due to the uncertainty of when things will return to a normal schedule, we will be publishing May’s issue combined with September’s in a special jumbo 20th issue coming the beginning of September!!

2.) We will have a section in issue 20 dedicated to amplifying Black voices. Your work doesn’t have to be about current events or politics (although they can be if that is what you want). Just be a Black author or artist, creating what you love. #blacklivesmatter

3.) We are not accepting COVID-19 fiction or poetic works. The situation is too fluid, and changing by the day. We will however consider nonfiction pieces on a VERY limited basis, and they have to be intersectional to be considered.

Typehouse is published in both PDF and print form. We are slowly working our way up to paying professional rates, with contributors paid $10 for issue 15, and $15 for Issues 16-19. For Issue 20 we will be paying $18 a submitter. Payment is within 30 days of publication, and we take first publication rights exclusively for six months, with non-exclusive archival rights thereafter. All other rights revert to the author upon publication, although if the piece is reprinted please be sure to acknowledge Typehouse Literary Magazine as its first publication. Typehouse is published tri-annually in January, May, and September, and are closed to general written submissions during those months. Feedback submissions and visual arts submissions will remain open.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Reedsey Prompt: A Moment Like This

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Deadline: July 17, 2020 11:59 EST

This week's prompts challenge you to embrace the short story's ability to really dive into and explore one single scene.
Short Story Contest — $50 Reward
Reedsy challenges you to create a short story based on these prompts. Winners will be featured on Reedsy Prompts and receive $50 via PayPal! In order to have your story considered, it is important you follow the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines:
Choose a prompt from this week's contest page.
Write an original story of 1,000-3,000 words.
Submit the story from your Reedsy Prompts profile before 11:59pm EST on July 17th.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Jersey Devil Press submission guidelines

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Submissions should be less than 4,200 words. We’d prefer an even 4,000, but we know those last sentences can turn into pages. We’re also OK with flash fiction, if that’s your thing.

All submissions should include a third-person bio. Third-person. If you send a first-person bio, there's a very good chance we'll roll our eyes and assume terrible things about you.

You will win our instant favor and esteem if you place your bio in the same document as your story, preferably at the end.

Please submit only one story at a time, and please wait at least one month after receiving a response before submitting another story.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

blink-ink seeks 50 word fiction

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Deadline: July 15, 2020

Mom’s mac and cheese with cocktail wieners or a favorite meal you like to make. Tasty fare or a hard slog through a dismally over-done Sunday dinner. Dining delights dreamed of when there is little to hand. What else can we “cook up at home”, a plan, a scheme intertwined with adventure. Sure smells good, so tell us in fifty words or so what’s cooking be it real, imagined, or impossible. Submissions are open June 1st through July 15th. Send submissions in the body of an email to

No poetry, bios or attachments please.

We publish 50 word fiction. We DO NOT publish poetry.

50 words doesn’t have to mean right on the button, but

it should be close. If it feels long, it is long.

When is a prose poem a poem and when is it prose?


Depends on what it sounds like when you read it aloud.

Our issues are generally themed and have submission periods

that open and close. Watch our website and social media

pages for details. Email inquiries always welcome.

Please send submissions in the body of an email.

Old schoolers and Luddites are welcome to use our PO Box.

No attachments or bios please.

We don’t open attachments and don’t want bios.

Send up to four pieces at a time, simultaneous submissions

are fine, just let us know if the piece is taken by another market.

We ask for unpublished work only.

If we publish your work, please do not submit for the next issue.

Should you find the theme of the next issue to be irresistible, okay

send your submissions, but then give it a break.

We take one time use of a piece, all rights remain with the author.

We have never done an anthology, but if we did we would ask you

for permission before using your work a second time.

We are not a paying market. Not that you don’t deserve it,

we just don’t have it. All contributors receive a free copy.


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Zoom magazine seeks work from autistic individuals - submission guidelines

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Rolling deadline

We’re so happy that you are interested in writing for Zoom online magazine. Before we go any further, please take a moment to read this to make sure you know what we’re about and what we are trying to accomplish.

Geek Club Books is an autism nonprofit. Our mission for our Zoom online magazine is to inspire, answer questions, ease minds, focus on positive solutions and recognize autistic individuals and the family members who support them on their journeys. Our content is respectful to the autistic community, realistic, hopeful and zooms in on every milestone, every accomplishment, for none are too small or insignificant.

Our focus is on giving autistic writers a platform and opportunity to share their viewpoints and writing talent with growing, engaged audience who wants to read their stories. We believe in our writers and do everything in our power to publicize and promote their work through our website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In, Google + and Instagram).
Do We pay our Zoom writers?

We pay our autistic writers for their original work. If assigned an article, you will be sent a freelance writer’s contract which includes article topic, guidelines, word count, deadline and writer’s fee you will receive upon publication.

A 4-5 line biography will be included at the end of your article.

When you accept the assignment, you are giving Geek Club Books and Zoom permission to use your work. Authors own all rights to their work and are encouraged to include links in their bios to their blog, book(s) and social media pages.

All articles will be reviewed by both the Guest Editor and Editor-at-Large. We reserve the right to review and edit work before publishing, for accuracy, validity, length, spelling, grammar, style, and clarity. We also reserve the right to hold onto your article and use it in the issue we think it will be best suited.

When writing for us, you guarantee that your submission is your own work, and that you are liable for its content. We will not tolerate libel, plagiarism, or copyright infringement and we will not assume responsibility for any information submitted by authors or readers.
How Can I write for Zoom?

We currently have an autistic writing team but we are always interested in finding both new and established writers for upcoming issues. We are open to publishing opinions from many corners of the neurodiversity community. Published pieces are not necessarily the opinion of Zoom Magazine or Geek Club Books.

If you would like to be considered, please send us an email to with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Do you have any samples of your writing style? Provide links (up to 3) of your work or include a sample in your email.
  • Provide links to the following, if you have them: Blog, Twitter, Facebook Page and/or Instagram

One of our Guest Editors will acknowledge receipt of your information.

The time it will take to receive a confirmation of a writing assignment may vary depending upon the volume of submissions we receive. If you have not heard from us after 8 weeks, please feel free to send us an email query.

If you submit articles or stories for our consideration, please note that we are not able to provide feedback on submissions that have been rejected.