Call for Submissions

11 Poetry submission calls–DEADLINES: Feb. 14 – 29, 2016

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This list focuses on poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. The listings are in order of closest deadlines and most have no submission fees. Deadlines run from February 14-29. There are three paying markets indicated in their titles.

For more paying literary magazines and journals, see Paying Markets for Emerging Poets.

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The Poets’ Republic (Scotland)

DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “We want irreverent, witty, contrary poems, public-spirited and political poems, or poems that jolt us from our slumbers.”

FORMS: Poetry

PAYMENT: None

Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in our Hands Anthology (Shabda Press)

DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “Submit 1 to 3 poems on nuclear impact in the world. Poems may be previously published with first publication acknowledgement.”

FORMS: Poetry

PAYMENT: None

The Found Poetry Review Special Issue: Bowietry 

DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: David Bowie theme, found poetry only

FORMS: Found poetry

PAYMENT: None

The Boiler

DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “Quite simply, The Boiler is looking for great poetry. Poetry from hungry writers with something to say. Lyricism that refuses to sit still on the tongue and brood in the mind. Lines that hold both risk and precision. We want to feel.”

FORMS:  Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork

PAYMENT: None

Muse A Journal

DEADLINE: February 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “Muse /A Journal seeks lyrical, playful, moving, linguistically-inventive, unique, experimental, moving, honest, diction-sensitive, perhaps collaborative, economical, attentive, vested, clever, touching, REAL work. If this describes your work in any way, we’d love to see it.”

FORMS:  Poetry

PAYMENT: None

Phantom

DEADLINE: February 23, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “PHANTOM is currently accepting poetry submissions for our Emerging Poets 2016 issue, as well as queries for book reviews. We read year-round and publish quarterly. . . . The second annual Emerging Poets Issue is open to writers who have not yet published a full-length collection.”

FORMS:  poetry

PAYMENT: None

Iron Horse $$ PAYING $$

DEADLINES: February 28, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: $3

NOTES: Sports issue theme

FORMS: Poetry and prose

PAYMENT: $40 per poem, $100 per prose piece

Tin House $$ PAYING $$

DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Open, non-themed. Pub date December 1, 2016.

FORMS:  Poetry, art, writing on poetry topics

PAYMENT: Per Duotrope – professional payment $50+ per poem

Minor Literatures

DEADLINE: Feb. 29, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “We publish poetry that is itself without trying to be something else or telling us what we should think. We like poetry that experiments with the best ways of being itself, gets through to us, goes deep, reveals itself.”

FORMS:  poetry, fiction, essay & memoir, experimental prose, interview, book review

PAYMENT: None

Okey Panky $$ PAYING $$

DEADLINE: February 29, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic narrative

NOTES: SUBMIT EARLY! They fill up fast.

PAYMENT: $100

The Bible Belt Almanac (The Head & The Hand Press)

DEADLINE: February 29, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “The fourth installment of our almanac series, The Bible Belt Almanac, aspires to be a collection of prose, essays, and poetry about the belief systems undergirding religious and philosophical perspectives that bring us to our knees in contemplation and, occasionally, in frustration.”

FORMS:  poetry, essays, prose

PAYMENT: None

 

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