Wanted: Writing about bones and fingernails

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May 302015

Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for their December print issue. Theme: Bodies. Seeking work that is physical, visceral, organic. “We’re hungry for writing and artwork that smells, that pulses, that inhabits the space that makes us human and animal. Bring us organs, flesh, bones, fingernails, teeth, skin, skulls.” No objectification or exploitation of the body. Deadline: October 1, 2015. Guidelines.

Biannual online journal seeks submissions

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Jan 122015

Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing is reading for their Spring 2015 issue. Welcomes poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and artwork, excerpts from traditionally published collections, and proposals for feature-length interviews and articles on the craft of writing. Deadline: February 15, 2015. Guidelines.

Aug 132014

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.

Aug 122014

Online journal Wild Quarterly seeks work that intersects with culture. Encourages new, emerging, and established writers. Length: 2000 words max. Accepts fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, stand-alone novel excerpts, poetry (up to 3), memoir, personal essays, and creative nonfiction. Also interested in art and photography, plus reviews and interviews. Deadline: Open submissions.