Category: Themed Submission Calls

NO FEE/THEMED submission call & interview – Topical Poetry, DEADLINE: Year-round

Topical Poetry  is an all-inclusive webzine, publishing diverse poems on current events and news. Launched in 2021, it combines the power of poetry and the dynamism of modern societies. In this ever-changing world, the life of topical news is short but the impact it has on us can […]

THEMED/NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Lucky Jefferson, DEADLINE: Aug. 22, 2021

Lucky Jefferson is an online literary journal founded in 2018 currently open for their next themed issue as well as sub­mis­sions of poetry year-round into its 365 Collection, a 100% digital collection of poetry and other literature. Upon acceptance, submissions will be included on our website and social […]

PAYING/NO FEE submission call & interview – Shadow Atlas anthology, DEADLINE: June 27, 2021

Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas is a forthcoming anthology from Hex Publishers. The anthology will include a collection of dark stories focused on folklore linked to location. Authors and folklore enthusiasts Carina Bissett and Hillary Dodge, and four-time Colorado Book Award finalist and StokerCon™ 2021 souvenir […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Literary Mama, DEADLINE: Always Open

Literary Mama is open for submissions year round. They publish literary writing about the many faces of motherhood. Since 2003, they have celebrated “the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual processes of becoming a mother through words and images that may be so stark it hurts.” If you aren’t […]

NO FEE/CHAPBOOK Submission call for LGBTQ+ – OutWrite, DEADLINE: June 15, 2021

OutWrite is a celebration of LGBTQ literature, held annually the first weekend in August in Washington, D.C. The 2021 festival will be August 6-8, 2021. This year they are running their third annual chapbook contest for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that explore some aspect of the queer experience, […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – Tipping the Scales, DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

Tipping the Scales is a new lesbian literary and arts journal by lesbians/for lesbians. They offer print, e-book, and PDF versions of their issues published quarterly. They are currently open for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, photography, and art. Feminist leaning lit mags and journals are some of […]

THEMED/PAYING/NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Lucky Jefferson, DEADLINE: May 31, 2021

Lucky Jefferson is an online literary journal founded in 2018 currently open for two submission calls. The first call for submission Lucky Jefferson is excited to share is for their digital zine Awake for Black authors. Issue 3 “Our Power” explores BLACK RESILIENCY. Selected works in this issue will embrace and […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Mom Egg Review, DEADLINE: May 7, 2021 (or when full)

Mom Egg Review is currently open for submissions for both their print issue and online feature MER VOX; and early birds can submit for free during this first week or until they hit their Submittable limit. They are looking for work for an issue themed “Mother Figures”—works that grapple with […]

15 lit mags/journals to send your current event poems

UPDATED: April 24, 2021 The listings below are literary magazines/journals that are known for taking poetry on current event topics. These literary magazines/journals are listed alphabetically; some are currently accepting submissions, some are temporarily closed. I’ve also included whether or not it is a paying market in the […]

THEMED/NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Pine Hills Review, DEADLINE: March 16, 2021

Pine Hills Review  is the literary magazine of The College of Saint Rose and was established in 2014. “Named for the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, NY, Pine Hills Review publishes artful, honest, and compelling work of new and established writers, from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to visual art, interviews, and […]

Trish Hopkinson
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