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.
Print & online literary journal text magazine (Nanaimo, BC) is looking for submissions of poetry, flash fiction, art, photography, Facebook statuses, tweets, found poetry, and other instances of poetic/artistic writing for their second issue. Photos: black and white; poetry: 30 lines max; flash fiction: 500 words max. Distributed in coffee shops and other locations. Deadline: November 15, 2014. Guidelines.
Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their third annual Fall Literary Contest in three categories: short story, flash fiction, and poetry. Prizes: $50-$250. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Entry fees: Fees: $5-$12. Deadline: December 15, 2014.
The Quilliad (Canada) is seeking submissions for their fourth issue. Theme: Halloween. Looking for poetry, flash fiction, and short stories with a creepy, speculative, or otherwise unusual bent. Accepting poetry (should fit on an 8×11 page; shorter is also good, flash fiction (500 words max.), story excerpts (500 words max.). Deadline: September 30, 2014. Guidelines.
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.
Tethered by Letters invites contest entries for their Spring Literary Competition in three categories: short story, flash fiction, and poetry. Fees: varied ($5-$12). Prizes: varied ($50-$250). Winners announced in November. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Deadline: September 30, 2014.
The Writing Menopause Anthology wants to make “women of a certain age” visible in all their grey-haired glory. Looking for short fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction and poetry. Writers can be living through it, writing through or about it, or witnessing it. The editors invite submissions to “be funny, be furious, be the eye of the storm. Be courageous and outrageous.” No how-tos or medical/quasi-medical advice. Length: 2500 words max. and up to three poems. Email submissions as Word attachments to: email@example.com. Deadline: June 30, 2014
Azrael’s Stop is a fiction and music experiment, looking for submissions for an accompanying anthology. Seeking stories about life and death (set in Azrael’s Stop) in short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, or experimental work. Payment in a share of anthology profits. Deadline: March 31, 2014.
- Guidelines: azraelsstop.com/submissions/
InDigest magazine seeks submissions for issue #27 a sub-issue/online reading event. Accepting poems, comics, videos, stories, and flash fiction. Sub-issue title: “A Reading About the Olympics That Definitely Doesn’t Have the Word Olympics in the Title.” Looking for work that deals broadly with the Olympics. Interpretation open but interested in politics, environmental costs, and social displacement over international sporting and collaboration. Deadline: December 15, 2013.
- Guidelines: indigestmag.submittable.com/submit
RopeWalk Press (US) invites entries for the The Nobody Series AWP Postcard Contest. Seeking short-short stories “destined for immediate celebrity.” Winning story printed on art postcards displayed for sale among postcards of RopeWalk Press fiction covers. Prize: a signing, 10 copies of the postcard, and a $25 gift certificate to your favorite bookstore or $50 in RopeWalk Press titles .Entry fee: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
- Guidelines: http://ropewalk.org
BareBacklit (Canada) is an online bi-monthly magazine seeking poetry, fiction, and flash fiction for their next issue. Also accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual BareBack Anthology of Poetry and inaugural Anthology of Fiction and Flash Fiction. Appreciates “bareBack writing” from writers who “aren’t afraid to take off their gloves when creating.” Prefers the unpretentious and minimalist.
- Guidelines: barebacklit.com/Submissions.html
Sassafras Literary Magazine – the “littlest litmag in the world” - is looking for small works from writers, poets, visual artists, and magicians. Submit poetry (20 lines max), flash fiction (1000 words max.), “flashling” (10-50 words), nonfiction, and memoirs. Also publishes creative lists, first pages of novels, fact boxes, music playlists, selfies, and art. Prefers minimalism and stand-alone pieces. Deadline: ongoing.
- Guidelines: sassafrasmag.wordpress.com/submit
Small circulation literary publication Cant Journal (US) seeks poetry and prose for Issue #5. Accepts poetry, short inventive prose (micro fiction, flash fiction, etc.; 300-1000 words), poetry book reviews, essays on poetry, and interviews with poets. Submit 3-7 poems, 1-3 short prose pieces, or 1 poetry book review or essay on poetry. Journal is small (5 x 11); writers are encouraged to keep this in mind when submitting. Publishes annually in April. Payment: Three copies.
- Guidelines: cantjournal.com/submission-guidelines