Berkeley Fiction Review (University of California, Berkeley) is looking for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas. Accepts submissions year-round and publishes annually. Guidelines.
Trafika Europe (Edinburgh) is an online literary quarterly showcasing new fiction and poetry in English and English translation from across Council of Europe countries. Accepts short stories, novel excerpts, and poetry. The work in its original language/country should be no more than five years old from original publication date. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines (pdf).
Concordia University’s undergraduate literary journal, Soliloquies (print/online), welcomes submissions in the following genres: short fiction (3500 words max.); creative non-fiction (3500 words max.); poetry (8 pages max.); drama (8 pages max.); and comics (8 pages max.). Deadline: February 22, 2015. Guidelines.
Stained Pages Press is looking for long-form writing about Canadian food, to be published online as part of a weekly feature. Looking for fiction, essays, fully-researched articles and personal essays about food — either by a Canadian or featuring Canadian food items. Payment: 50% of all profits from donations to the site (PayPal tipjar & Patreon) during the week that your work is featured. Guidelines.
Phafours Press (Ottawa, Canada) seeks poems about cocoa that rhapsodize the holy bean for a chapbook anthology. No couplet rhymes svp unless satire. Payment in copies and/or small honorarium. Send 2 poems max. Deadline: February 10, 2015. Guidelines.
Between The Lines (Holy Names University, US) accepts poems and essays on social injustice. Poetry: 3–5 poems; Non-fiction: 3000 words max. Pieces selected for publication will be considered for the Celestine Prize in Poetry and our Anthony Prize in Prose. Sample themes: human trafficking during the Super Bowl, workers who are full-time, but don’t make a living wage, the causes and impact of global warming on localities or farmers in poor communities. Deadline: February 1, 2015. Guidelines.
Collaborative publisher Elephantine Publishing (US) is accepting manuscript submissions for the following genres: YA and NA paranormal urban fantasy, and contemporary. Likes commercial women’s fiction, ecolit, sci-fi, romance, erotica, and particularly, coming of age stories. Query first, following guidelines.
Two queer magazines (his + her) under the same publishing umbrella are seeking written and visual submissions for their inaugural issues. Open to illustrations, photo-essays, non-academic essays, personal reflections, poetry, and interviews/features. Writing should be light-hearted and of general interest, yet still carry some gravitas. Deadline: January 20, 2015. Guidelines.
Ricky’s Back Yard is an online magazine with four print specials per year. Open to graphic short stories and verbal text entries, flash fiction to longer short stories (12k words). Looking for work that says “Jesus, that gave me a nightmare.” Prefers writing that is strong, punk, dark, humorous, and just strange enough to be true. Theme: Cult. Deadline: May 4, 2015.
This Dark Matter (US) accepts submissions of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Publishes work in all genres for adults or young adults “as long as there is an inherent darkness at the heart of it.” Weird is good, and so is horrifying and heart-pounding and creepy. Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines.