Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in first prizes in their F(r)iction Spring Literary Competition. Winners also considered for publication. Three categories: short stories of any genre, flash fiction, and poetry. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 1, 2016.
The Matador Review, an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, seeks submissions for their second issue (Fall 2016). Publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Self-described as an “alternative” magazine that promotes work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. Deadline: August 31, 2016.
87 Bedford is a young literary short story magazine and online curator of creative content. Seeking submissions of short fiction, micro/flash fiction, serial fiction, poetry, spoken-word, art & photography, and other amalgams of creative media. Prefers stories to have a literary bent but “that shouldn’t exclude compelling genre-y tales of passion, mystery or the speculative.” No submission fees. Pays $10 per short story, $5 for everything else. Deadline: ongoing.
The Profane Nonfiction Prize, judged by author and Brevity editor Dinty W. Moore, is open for entries. No theme. Open to flash fiction, essays, journalism, and narratives “that will spoon out some space in our guts and take up residence there.” Fee: $10 for 2 pieces. Deadline: August 1, 2016.
Print & digital journal Litro Magazine (UK) is accepting submissions for its October issue. Theme: India and the Global South. Accepts short fiction, flash/micro fiction, and nonfiction (memoir, literary journalism, travel narratives). Length: 4000 words max. Deadline: August 18, 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.
Dying Dahlia Review seeks flash fiction and poetry by women writers. Submit up to 5 poems or 3 flash fiction stories (1000 words max.). No racist, homophobic, pornographic or violent writing accepted. Deadline: rolling.
Flash fiction podcast No Extra Words seeks stories 2,000 words max, with a preference for stories under 1,000 words. Accepts reprints and loves emerging writers. No reading fees or deadlines.
New online Tumblr-based zine Violet Rising is accepting nature-inspired submissions. Publishes poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, art, and mixed media. Deadline: Rolling.
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.
GFT Press (US) is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and visual art for their January 2016 debut and the inaugural issue of their print journal (Spring 2016). Deadline: Rolling.
Fox Adoption Magazine is celebrating their first anniversary and is seeking submissions. Publishes one piece per week. Welcomes prose (including flash, short stories and creative non-fiction), poetry, and art. Deadline: Rolling.