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.
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.
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.
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.