Category: Calls

Seeking experimental work that emerges from recipes

Experimental literary journal Infinity’s Kitchen (US) is looking for writing that results from new recipes or from existing recipes that have been compellingly redefined. Welcomes innovative fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and multimedia works. Open to anything that is literary, conceptual, and process-oriented. Deadline: Ongoing.

Wanted: writing for transhumanist cyberpunks (pays)

TERSETERSE, a new journal on the posthuman condition, is looking for writing that merges the metaphysical, digital, and political. Tagline: “a post-avant grindcore narrative assemblage for transhumanist cyberpunks.” Columnists receive a stipend of $25 per monthly article. Publishes digital issues monthly and print anthologies annually. Submit three sample pieces (prose: essays, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, sci fi) as your “audition” to the publication along with social media handles and/or personal blog/website for consideration. Deadline: April 20, 2017.

Seeking work by people of colour

Rigorous is a new online journal highlighting the works of authors, artists, critics, and educators of color. Publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and any other artistic creations by people of color. Deadline: April 5, 2017

Sweet/sexy/radical/punk writing wanted

The Minetta Review (New York University) seeks poetry, prose, eternal musings, macaroni medium, and historical fiction for their next issue. Editor: “We are a forty-year-old Village magazine that, through the years, has been equal parts sexy, nostalgic, punk, sweet, funny, and downright radical.” Deadline: April 1, 2017.

Seeking action/adventure short stories (pays)

StoryHack Action & Adventure is looking for action/adventure short stories for Issue 0. Open to any genre: Sword & sorcery, lost world, occult detective, alien fighter pilot, western horror — think old pulp magazine stuff. Length: 1000-7000 words (flexible). Pays $0.01 / word, $50 max. via Check or Paypal. Looking for first print and ebook rights, 3 months exclusivity. Deadline: April 1, 2017.

Wanted: Your sarcastic, shameful, oddball poetry

Rat’s Ass Review, an online poetry magazine, is reading submissions for their summer issue. Looking for poems with originality, grace, and wisdom. But also “that totally oddball, rank, sarcastic little gem that you are almost embarrassed to have written, the one you don’t want your grandmother to see, but that you are privately proud as hell to have spawned.” Deadline: April 15, 2017.

Distressing, paralyzing poetry & prose wanted

New online quarterly Cold Creek Review (Alabama) seeks submissions for their debut and subsequent issues. Accepts poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in almost all styles. “We want your submission to leave us paralyzed and distressed. We challenge you to alarm us.” For poetry, submit 3-5 poems. For fiction and nonfiction, submit a piece no longer than 4,000 words. Deadline: None.

UK journal wants you to excite them

​Cultural Kapital Magazine is a new London-based DIY literary, art, culture and thought journal for ideas on the cusp. Will be published biannually in print and weekly on the web. No boundaries or restrictions. Submit poetry, short stories and essays that “excites us and pulls us out of ourselves.” Deadline: July 1, 2017.

Seeking poetry & nonfiction about money

Wanted: poetry and creative nonfiction for an anthology about money (editors Aaron Giovannone and Naomi K. Lewi in Calgary, AB). “Literature often pretends to transcend the material conditions of life, but let’s talk cash: having it, not having it, owing it, wanting it, needing it, fear of losing it, the things we do for it, and the ways it changes us.” Submit nonfiction pieces of up to 5,000 words or up to five poems. No fiction. Previously published work and simultaneous subs are fine. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

Seeking political poems about these ugly times

Rat’s Ass Review (US) is an online poetry magazine. During the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, Rat’s Ass Review is publishing an ongoing collection of political poems under the heading Such an Ugly Time. Generally posts new poems twice a month. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Wanted: Your daring poetry

Brickplight (US) is an online poetry journal that exists to promote the exploration of unique identities through daring poetry. Currently accepting submissions for Issue 6. Deadline: April 25, 2017.

Poetry & prose (multiple languages) wanted for Croatian journal

Zin DailyZiN Daily in Istria, Croatia, publishes border-crossing work that illuminates underexplored connections between different segments of culture. Seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in English, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, French, German, and Italian. Translations are welcome. Visual art is also accepted. Length: 4000 words max. Deadline: Ongoing.

Wanted: Poetry, fiction & nonfiction manuscripts

PANK Books (US) is looking for poetry, fiction, short fiction, multi-genre work, experimental, traditional, nonfiction and collaborative work. Suggested lengths: 45-80 pages for poetry and 100+ pages for other genres. Deadline: March 1, 2017.