Parentheses Journal, a new collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, seeks art for the sake of art for their inaugural issue. Looking for unanswered plurals in the form of poetry, fiction, and artwork. Welcomes work from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any one genre. Also holding a call for Editor-in-Spirit who understands and wishes to be part of the aesthetic for the cause (send in an expository email). Send to email@example.com. Website coming soon. Deadline: January 15, 2017.
Writers who identify as “first-generation college,” as well as those who support the first-generation community, are encouraged to submit to First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience. This is a peer-reviewed journal of creative writing, visual and recorded art, and scholarly work from the first-generation college community. Accepting creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, spoken word, drama, literary analysis, research, and multimedia works. Deadline: March 15, 2016.
Entries for the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize are open to writers worldwide. Submit previously unpublished stories on any theme or subject. Length: 4000 words max. First prize: £1,000; 19 other prizes available. Entry fee: £8. Judges: Tania Hershman, Roshi Fernando, Juliet Pickering, and Simon Key. Deadline: May 3, 2017.
Plenitude invites entries for the Cornucopia Literary Prize for fiction, awarded to the best work of previously unpublished fiction by a LGBTTQI writer. Open to writers of any nationality. Prize: $500 plus publication in Plenitude magazine. Length: 3000 words max. All submissions considered for publication. Judge: Hiromi Goto. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: February 15, 2017.
WILDNESS is seeking poetry, fiction and nonfiction for their seventh issue (due in January 2017). Deadline: December 4, 2016.
3Elements Review is accepting submissions for Issue 14. Submissions used the following The following three words must be used in submissions: ECHO, HUSK, and QUELL. Accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Deadline: January 31, 2017.
Monthly online literary magazine The Woven Tale Press welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, memoir, flash fiction and the experimental. Also considers literary works accompanied by original art images. Deadline: Ongoing.
Online literary journal Cicatrix (US) seeks submissions for their debut issue. Looking for poetry (2-5 poems), fiction (3500 words max.), and flash fiction. Leans toward the experimental: “lyric should be more polyphonic than monophonic.” Deadline: December 31, 2016.
Plenitude Magazine seeks writing by LGBTTQ of all ages, gender, colour, and ability. Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing. Interested in literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry from both emerging and established writers. Deadline: ongoing.
Black Rabbit, an independent online literary and artistic magazine focusing on very short pieces, seeks submissions for its first edition. Looking for interesting and exciting fiction (900 words max.), nonfiction (250 words max.), and audio clips. Editors are partial to fashionable amounts of nihilism, originality, and experimentation. Payment: $25 USD. Deadline: January 31, 2017.
Bad Nudes, an online literary magazine based in Montreal, seeks submissions of prose and poetry for its sophomore issue. Stylistically, the magazine gravitates toward the experimental. Open to writers from anywhere in the world. Deadline: December 15, 2016.
Newly-founded journal Project Nightingale seeks to publish submissions by people of a Slavic diaspora and/or touching upon Slavic themes/topics. Also looking for editors. Currently accepting fiction (5000 words max.), poetry (max. 5), nonfiction — essays, reviews, articles, etc. (3000 words max.). Deadline: ongoing.
The Golden Key has reopened to submissions after a hiatus. Theme for Issue 7: Resurrected things. Seeking stories and poems, literary and speculative, that are alive-again — revived, resuscitated, revivified. Not interested in religious allegory, either explicit or implicit. Deadline: December 31, 2016.
Peacock Journal, a daily online literary & arts magazine highlighting beauty in all its forms, seeks submissions of fiction, translations, nonfiction, and poetry. Wants to read “your most beautiful work however you define the term.” Deadline: Rolling.
Tailwinds Press, a young New York City-based independent press specializing in literary fiction by new and emerging writers, seeks submissions for 2016. Publishes “intelligent work that is compelling, accessible, and relevant to the spirit of our time.” Manuscript length: 40,000 words or more. Deadline: Rolling.