Call for Submissions

12 no fee (4 paying) submission calls – DEADLINES: December 7 – 31, 2015

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This list focuses on NO FEE poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. Four of the listings are PAYING markets. The first DEADLINE is 12/7/2015. The listings are in order of upcoming deadlines.

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Mslexia $ PAYING $

DEADLINE: 12/7/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: Monster theme – “A subject to conjure pity and/or horror, that invites experimentation in both genre (fantasy, literary, crime, romance?) and point of view (from inside or outside the creature). Send us poems of up to 40 lines or stories of up to 2,200 words.”

FORMS:  poems of up to 40 lines or stories of up to 2,200 words

PAYMENT: per Duotrope: semi-pro ($5 – $49 per poem), specifics unknown

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/276

Cicada $ PAYING $

DEADLINE: 12/10/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: Young Adult lit mag. Fashion/consumerism theme – “Tell us about the fashion you dare to wear, that thrills with the promise of a newer (or truer) self. We’re interested in how fashion can express identity, connect with cultural history, and signal membership in a community. Also: the perils and pleasures of consumerism. How does consumer fashion limit the range of identities available, and how are individuals and communities subverting those limitations? Especially welcome: works by LGBTQIA+ writers/artists, writers/artists with disabilities, and writers/artists of color.”

FORMS: poetry, fic, nonfic, humor, and comics pitches

PAYMENT: Per Duotrope: semi-pro to pro ($5 to $50+ per poem), specifics unknown

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/27

Fireflies

DEADLINE: 12/12/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: Themed – “Fireflies seeks written and visual art submissions that explore one or several films by ONE of the upcoming issue’s featured directors. The tone and format should be open to all readers. Our contributors range from cinephiles and academics to writers and artists encountering these films for the first time.”

FORMS:  short fiction, visual art, poetry, memoir, comics, and creative non-fiction

PAYMENT: Unknown

Apricity Press

DEADLINE: 12/15/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “APRICITY Press is an annual online publication of poetry, prose, short fiction, visual art and dance works. Embodying the obsolete word it was named after, APRICITY aims to manifest the feeling of the warmth of the sun in the winter in all that it publishes.”

FORMS:  Poetry, fiction, prose, visual art, dance

PAYMENT: Unknown

Futurepoem

DEADLINE: 12/15/2015 at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “Our reading period is an open process. Our editors will have access to your cover letter and know your name when reading your work. We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the work of our guest editors before submitting your work to us.”

FORMS:  Manuscripts must be unpublished book-length manuscripts of prose, poetry and multi-genre work. 50-200 pages.

PAYMENT: Unknown

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/1244

H_NGM_N

DEADLINE: 12/15/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “H_NGM_N, an online journal of poetry, prose &c. appears whenever it wants, but most typically once a year. We consider work that has not appeared anywhere else – online or in print – & we acquire first rights.”

FORMS:  poetry, prose

PAYMENT: none

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/1061

Kenyon Review $ PAYING $

DEADLINE: 12/15/2015

NOTES: “The mission of The Kenyon Review is to identify exceptionally talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, and publish their work (fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, etc.) alongside the many distinguished, established writers featured in its pages.”

FORMS: fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, etc.

PAYMENT: Per Duotrope: Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem), specifics unknown

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/67

Pacifica Literary Review

DEADLINE: 12/15/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “We are a dynamic, diverse collection of lit-loving people, and easy on the eyes to boot.  Pacifica Literary Review is headquartered in Seattle, WA, and it is from America’s capital of clouds and coffee that we seek to publish the very best in poetry, prose, and visual art we can find.”

FORMS:  poetry, fiction, photography and visual art, author interviews

PAYMENT: none

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/8406

Third Coast $ PAYING $

DEADLINE: 12/15/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “Founded in 1995 by graduate students of the Western Michigan University English department, Third Coast is one of the nation’s premier literary magazines—and one of only a handful of nationally distributed literary magazines to regularly include four genres.”

FORMS:  poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, review/interview

PAYMENT: Payment is two contributor’s copies and a one-year subscription to the journal.

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/437

Canarium Books

DEADLINE: 12/31/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “Established in 2008 and sponsored in part by the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, Canarium Books is an independent press dedicated to publishing poetry by established and emerging authors from the United States and abroad.”

FORMS:  Full length books of poetry and poetry in translation

PAYMENT: Unknown

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/14294

Delete Press

DEADLINE: 12/31/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “Submissions will not be read [anonymously]. One manuscript per person. This is not a contest.”

FORMS: Full length books of poetry and poetry in translation

PAYMENT: Authors will be compensated with a percentage of the edition and review copies.

Minor Literatures 

DEADLINE: 12/31/2015

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: “Minor Literature[s] welcomes unsolicited submissions. The best way to get an idea of what we publish is of course to read us. That said, we are open to innovative pieces: feel free to challenge us.”

FORMS:  prose, essay, poetry visual art, photo essay, book review, video

PAYMENT: none

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/17298

 

Need even more places to submit?

Entropy and Cathy’s Comps & Calls both post really handy monthly lists. Check out their sites and subscribe to get the latest updates.

Where to Submit: December + January by Entropy

Comps and calls for December 2015 by Cathy’s Comps & Calls

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