Biannual magazine the Cheat River Review is the literary journal helmed by MFA students at West Virginia University. Now seeking submissions for their Fall 2014 issue: poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and flash prose. Deadline: October 31, 2014. Guidelines.
The Humber Literary Review is seeking submissions of prose, poetry, artwork, and comics for their third issue, scheduled for release in Spring 2015. Pays $60 per poem, and $100 each for essays, fiction, and reviews. Also pay our feature and comics artists. Contributors also receive two copies. Deadline: December 8, 2014. Guidelines.
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.
Loose Change Magazine is relaunching and currently open for submissions of ambitious, innovative, engaged and engaging poetry, fiction, lyric essay/nonfiction, performance texts, and hybrid writing. Length: 10,000 words max. Deadline: November 15, 2014.
Soliloquies (Concordia University, Montreal) accepts writing on any theme in the following genres: Short fiction (3,500 words max.), poetry (8 pages max.), creative non-fiction (3,500 words max.), drama and comics. Deadline: October 24, 2014.
Literary and art journal Transcendence Magazine is seeking narrative that grabs them by their hands and pulls them forward. Currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, art and photography on the theme of “People.” Deadline: October 17th, 2014.
The Malahat Review (Victoria, BC) invites entries to its annual Open Season Contest. Genres accepted include poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. First prize in each category: $1000, publication and interview. Length: poetry 100 lines (3 poems max), fiction/creative nonfiction 2500 words. Multiple entries welcome. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: November 1, 2014. 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.
Entries are invited for the Tagore-O.Henry Short Story Contest 2014. Prize: $1000. Stories must be original “with a punch at the end.” Length: 1500 words max. Deadline: November 19, 2014. Entry fee: $10.
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.
Workshop-based online literary publication The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society is seeking poetry, non-fiction essays, and flash fiction that tackles their October theme: The End. Send your work that thematically, literally, or figuratively includes concepts of endings or the end of something. Deadline: October 15, 2014. Guidelines.
The Flexible Persona invites submissions of nonfiction and fiction pieces of terror, anxiety, and horror for a themed issue: The Horror of Everyday Life. They “invite you to face that which truly shakes you to the core, armed with the alchemy of the written word.” Publishes fiction with emotional weight and evolved characters and relationships and non-fiction that explores “how people find a sane, happy life in a basically insane world.” Selected works will be published online in audio format as well as in a special e-reader issue in February 2015. Deadline: October 31, 2014.