Call for Submissions

20 NO FEE submission calls (8 PAYING), DEADLINES: Sept. 10 – 30, 2016

sept 2016

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 have no submission fees. Deadlines are all in September. For a list of more places open year round and open now, check out my filtered version of Entropy’s “WHERE TO SUBMIT: AUGUST + SEPTEMBER 2016” article.


Far Off Places

DEADLINE: September 10, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  short writing in a variety of forms, including poetry, flash fiction, and short-form prose and drama

PAYMENT: None

Apple Valley Review

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  poetry, short fiction, and essays

PAYMENT: None

apt

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, fiction, and essays

PAYMENT: “All contributors with work featured in print issues will receive $50 and one contributor’s copy of the issue in which their work appears. There is no payment for online publication.”

Come As You Are (ELJ Publications)

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, micro and flash fiction, flash essay (lyric essay especially), and hybrid works of no more than 750 words

PAYMENT: $10 per poem; $0.01 per word for prose

Constellations

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  poetry, fiction, art and photography

PAYMENT: one contributors copy

Inside the Bell Jar

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  poetry, short stories and flash fiction of absolutely any genre, but must be related to mental illness in some way

PAYMENT: token payment

Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: short and flash fiction, poetry, word art, and artwork

PAYMENT: None

New Zenith Magazine

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  “We accept all genres and types of fiction as well as poetry, cartooning, illustrations/illustrated stories, short comics, photography. We accept audio stories for inclusion in the web edition.”

PAYMENT: “Prose/poetry: All works 250 or less words will receive $5.00. Works of 251 words or more will receive $0.02 per word. Photography/Photo stories: $7.00 per submission.”

Pith of Prose & Poem Contest – concīs

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

ENTRY FEE: None

FORMS: one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash fictions, micro-essays or what-have-you

NOTES: No simultaneous submissions for this contest

PRIZES:

  1. First Prize:$150 cash, 75 paper postcards featuring your winning work, publication in concīsand in a special digital issue.
  2. Second Prize:$100 cash, 50 paper postcards featuring your winning work, publication in concīsand in a special digital issue.
  3. Third Prize:$50 cash, 25 paper postcards featuring your winning work, publication in concīs and in a special digital issue.
  4. Honorable Mentions: publication in a special digital issue.

2412 (Platypus Press)

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  Prose of no longer than 1500 words OR 5 poems, each with no more than 30 lines (inc. line-breaks) or 300 words.

PAYMENT: None

NOTES: Send your work in a single PDF file to: 2412@platypuspress.co.uk

Brush Talks

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, narrative nonfiction, photographs, poems

PAYMENT: None

NOTES: international online lit mag, submit via email editor@brushtalks.com

Chagrin River Review

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry

PAYMENT: None

Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI)

DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poems, stories, research papers, arts/photographs

PAYMENT: Contributors copy

NOTES: international, print magazine in paperback and soft copy

LIGHT (inaugural issue)

DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry and photography

PAYMENT: None

NOTES: international, print magazine in paperback and soft copy

Panorama

DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: literary-themed travel works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and reviews

PAYMENT: None

Pembroke Magazine

DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2016 (for free submission)

SUBMISSION FEE: None (free only in September)

FORMS: previously unpublished poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and interviews

PAYMENT: two contributor’s copies

S-Curves

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: short fiction, literary non fiction, poetry, and excerpts from longer works and works-in-progress

PAYMENT: None

Thank You for Swallowing

NEXT DEADLINE: September 30, 2016 (deadlines for each themed issue are generally the end of the month)

THEMES:

  1. Toxic masculinity (due 30 September)
  2. 2016 US election/women in power (due 30 November)
  3. ‘Beauty’ (due 30 December)

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS:  poetry and Art

NOTES: Quick response. No simultaneous submissions. No reprints. They do not read anonymously.

PAYMENT: None

Tin House

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: nonfiction, poetry, fiction

PAYMENT: Pro-payment .05+/word, $50+/poem

Wicked Banshee

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, prose, essays, short fiction, art, photography

PAYMENT: None

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