Mud Season Review, a community-led literary journal in Vermont, invites fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art for upcoming issues. Appreciates work that teaches something about life, and explores new ways of perceiving the world or about the craft of writing or visual art. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
“Shiny new Canadian quarterly” The Impressment Gang (Canada) pays $25 for accepted poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and writing in general. Prints four times a year: May, August, November, February. No word limit for fiction, non-fiction and other writing, but “submissions really should knock our socks off.” Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines.
Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing writings suitable for publication on greeting cards. Looking for highly original and creative submissions on friendship, family, special occasions, positive living, and other topics one person might want to share with another person. Submissions may also be considered for inclusion in book anthologies. Pays $300 per poem for all rights to publish it on a greeting card and $50 if the poem is used only in an anthology. Request writer’s guidelines (which include contact/submission information) by sending a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Send Me Guidelines” in the subject line.
Only Because (UK) is a new creative career and lifestyle magazine, launching in autumn 2014. Seeking advice articles, lifestyle features, creative non-fiction, short fiction and poetry. Send an email to email@example.com with a short bio and what you’d be interested in writing about. Include at least two relevant sample articles.
Quarterly online journal The Mackinac (Canada/US) seeks poetry that “bridges the strait between nostalgia and the immediate, the wilds seen and unseen, the best of emerging and established voices.” Submit up to 3-5 poems for consideration. Deadline: Ongoing.
- Guidelines: themackinacmagazine.com/submit.html
Lantern Magazine, a bi-weekly print poetry journal based out of Montreal is currently seeking submissions. Deadline: Rolling.
Online journal Cactus Heart Literary Magazine (U.S.) Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography and art for Issue #9 (e-Issue). Wants “spiny writing & art — sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.”
- Guidelines: cactusheartpress.submittable.com
Online and print journal BareBack Magazine (Canada) seeks submissions. Publishes at least four short stories, ten poems, one featured artist, and a featured poet per quarterly issue. Dedicated to “bareback writing” by writers who “aren’t afraid to take off their gloves when creating.”
- Guidelines: barebacklit.com/Submissions.html
The Impressment Gang (Nova Scotia) invites submissions for their second issue. What they like: poetry that is “smart, original, and heartfelt.” Also accepts fiction, non-fiction and other prose that “knocks [their] socks off.” Contributors currently receive two print copies + e-copy.
- Guidelines: theimpressmentgang.squarespace.com/submissions
The Country Grind Quarterly is a print magazine for the “epically badass rural punks, back-to-the-land skids, backwoods anarchists, etc.” Prefers work for those who have run away from the cities in search of a simpler, saner, and more fulfilling life. Seeking articles, opinion pieces, art, poetry, how-tos, essays, comics, photography, recipes, reviews, letters to the editor, personal ads, etc. Deadline: June 7, 2014 (and ongoing).
- Guidelines: countrygrind.net/p/submissions.html