Hypertrophic Literary (AL) is open to submissions for upcoming issues. Looking for pieces that evoke a physical reaction, make readers feel something: joy, nausea, shock, desperation. Open to submissions of poetry, fiction, excerpts, and nonfiction. Hypertrophic accepts work in all genres and “[doesn’t] care who you are, if you’ve been published before, if it’s your first book or seventy-fourth.”
SlashnBurn is “an anti-art arts journal seeking to publish and bring attention to work outside the conveyor belt work coming out of most workshop-based MFA programs.” Currently accepting submissions in fiction, flash fiction, comics, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, reviews, and blended-genre. No hard genre work. High-concept is fine, but grounded in real human conflict and action. Deadline: Rolling.
The University of Toronto’s speculative fiction journal, The Spectatorial, is currently looking for fiction, poetry, articles, essays, graphic fiction, novel excerpts, book/movie reviews, etc. Particularly interested in topics that touch upon other cultures and marginalized groups, whether it’s discussing literature no one has heard of from another country, or addressing social justice issue in a speculative work. Articles 500-1200 words, or pitched proposals for topics of interest. Deadline: ongoing.
The Eden Mills Literary Contest is open for entries from new, aspiring and modestly published writers 16+. Categories: short story (2500 words max.), poetry (five poems max.). and creative nonfiction (2500 words max.) First prize in each category: $250. Winners invited to read a short selection from their work at the festival on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: June 30, 2016.
The Cossack Review is looking for submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction and works in translation for their next print and online issues. Send 3-6 poems, one story, or one essay. Especially interested in thoughtful, diverse work.
Entries are open for the 2016 Curt Johnson Prose Awards. First prizes: $1500 and publication in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of december (fiction and nonfiction). Length: 8000 words. Entry fee: $20 (includes copy of awards issue). Deadline: June 15, 2016.
Crab Fat Magazine seeks experimental/hybrid poetry and prose submissions for a special atheist issue. Open to work by women and non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled people, and other marginalized identities. The collection will explore how atheism goes beyond political, social, and racial barriers. Also accepting submissions for the regular publication schedule. Deadline: June 15, 2016.
Calypso Editions (US), a nonprofit press publishing poetry and fiction with a global perspective, seeks submissions of translated manuscripts. Looking for translated poetry (between 45-75 pages) and prose (short-stories/novellas/novels, up to 52,000 words). No reading fee. Deadline: May 31, 2016
Into The Void Magazine is accepting fiction (4000 words), non-fiction (2000 words) and poetry (120 lines) for Issue One. Accepts all genres and styles. Prizes heartfelt and genuine writing above perfect grammar and technique. Pays minimum of €5 per accepted piece. Reading fee. Deadline: June 25, 2016.
Zoetic Press seeks full-length manuscripts of fiction, short story collections, hybrid work, poetry and creative nonfiction. Less concerned about genre, subject or style, and more concerned about beauty of language, innovation of idea, and skill at execution. Length: at least 50,000 words. Deadline: Rolling.
New quarterly Flytrap Uprising is accepting submissions for their second issue. Looking for noir–noir fiction, noir poetry, and articles about noir topics. Editor’s note: Noir is more than detective stories. Seeking “your dark, your discouraged, your hopeless, but also your light at the end of the tunnel.” Deadline: August 31, 2016.
Swept is a magazine based in Toronto that promotes and investigates arts and culture with an emphasis on Canadian content. Currently looking for short stories, poetry, photos, and journalistic stories/articles/op-eds. Presently unpaid; goal to start paying contributors by September 2016. Deadline: ongoing.
The Minola Review welcomes arts and letters from all female-identifying writers. Interested in work that is fearless and unsympathetic and goes where others are uncomfortable or afraid to go. Open to submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Deadline: rolling.
The Norton Center invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for EAT: A Literature and Photography Installation Event. Pieces can be about eating in all configurations: literal, figurative, experimental, dark, nostalgic, satirical, etc. Selected works exhibited alongside a photographic interpretation of each piece by Kentucky photographer, Sarah Jane Sanders. Deadline: February 5, 2016.
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.
Monthly journal The Cardiff Review is a magazine of contemporary graduate writing. Publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Publication precedence is given to post-graduate students, but also considers work from emerging writers. Accepting submissions for the January, February and March digital issues. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
The Kingston University London’s Creative Writing MFA literary blog Words, Pauses, Noises is looking for submissions of prose (300-1500 words), poetry, book reviews, interviews, and anything literary. Of particular interest: stories full of whimsy, wonder, and adventure. Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines.
Melted Wing is an online journal/discussion of depression, despair, suicide, and other dark matters. Seeks fiction, poetry, journalism, and visual art by engaging and uncommon new voices. Want their readers to be “surprised and delighted by the breadth of what we hope to be a conversation about acts, feelings, and thoughts [experienced] in our tightrope walk from birth to death.” Deadline: None. Guidelines.