The Turnip Truck(s) is interested in the dialectics of the human and its environment(s). Seeking submissions for their second issue and first contest, The Road. Interested in essays, poems, and stories. Welcomes work that addresses anything from a traditional hero’s journey to learning to traverse a foreign land; embraces a new perspective; or navigates the Internet super highway. Reading fee: $3. entry fee: $12. Deadline: March 1, 2016.
Femmeuary! (UK) is seeking submissions of short fiction, poetry and opinion pieces on the loose theme of feminism. Length: 3000 words max or six poems. Deadline: February 1, 2016.
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. Currently seeking “gutsy narratives” up to 4,000 words. Particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.). Deadline: Rolling.
Beautiful Minds Magazine seeks young adult narratives of mental health and mental illness. Looking for personal essays, memoir, and journalism pieces, as well as art and photography. Length: 500 words minimum. OK to send excerpts of longer pieces. Deadline: Ongoing.
Online literary magazine Cargo focuses on narrative and growth through travel and exploration. Seeks creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, book reviews, visual art, and photography. Prefers work that evokes a strong sense of character, setting, movement, and the internal journey — writing that asks us to slow down and consider our past for a moment. Deadline: Rolling.
Ekphrastic is a new online journal of art and writing, seeking poetry, flash fiction, and short essays inspired by visual art. We will consider writing about any work of art, but hope you will use the writing prompts and exercises on the site, too. Deadline: Ongoing.
Essays about siblings wanted for a collection on Creative Nonfiction‘s book imprint In Fact Books. Length: 4,500 words max. Looking for true stories that capture the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships — whether adoptive or biological, step or full, human or animal, one or many. Deadline: March 7, 2016. Guidelines.
Quilt of Life, a new bi-weekly blog invites submissions about mentoring, foster care, and adoption. Welcomes prose (1000–2500 words) poetry (up to five), photography, and art. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
Cargo, an online literary magazine that focuses on narrative and growth through travel and exploration, is looking for creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, book reviews, and visual art. Submissions should evoke a strong sense of character, setting, movement, and the internal journey. Deadline: Rolling.