Online literary journal and small press Pictures and Portraits (Toronto) seeks experimental prose and character studies from Canadian writers. Accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Length: 2500 words or less. Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines.
Another New Calligraphy publishes limited-edition, handmade books in Chicago. Seeks work that balances originality and sincerity, and writing that “exists within its own space, rather than making concessions to genre or attempts at mass accessibility.” Prefers shorter written material (poetry and short-form nonfiction writing). Deadline: Open.
The Sunflower Collective is looking for poems, prose, artwork and photographs submissions. Seeks work that celebrates the personal and the political in art. Looking for poetry (up to 5), prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir and experimental; 2000-3000 words). Deadline: December 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Visages Magazine invites submissions of flash fiction and nonfiction, short stories (up to 5,000 words) and poetry. Seeks work that admires the less seen aspects of the world we live in. No reading/submission fees. Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines.
Cowboy Jamboree Magazine seeks fiction and nonfiction submissions for its inaugural issue. Looking for western or rural writings that conjure, fight, or accept death, however that may come. Likes: western, western noir, new south, folk, and rural. “Listen to Ralph Stanley sing on it and you’ll get an idea of what we’re searching for.” Deadline: October 1, 2015. Guidelines.
Plenitude Magazine aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Also accepts graphic narrative and short film. Pubishes work by LGBTQ writers only. Deadline: Ongoing. Submission info.
The Flexible Persona is a biweekly international literary journal that publishes character-driven fiction and nonfiction in audio and print format. Appreciates stories of how characters sustain themselves in the context of relationships and communities. Length: 1200–6500 words. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
Café Dissensus (US) invites fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and multimedia submissions for Issue #19. Theme: The Everyday and Other Tagore. Length: 1500 words. Deadline: September 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Biannual online publication Compose Journal is seeking literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, feature articles and artwork for their Fall 2015 issue. Deadline: August 15, 2015. Guidelines.
The Cossack Review (print and online) seeks submissions of fiction, nonfiction, translation, and poetry for Issue #5. Prefers “persistent, meaningful, and funny reading experiences.” Deadline: July 20, 2015. Guidelines.
Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for their December print issue. Theme: Bodies. Seeking work that is physical, visceral, organic. “We’re hungry for writing and artwork that smells, that pulses, that inhabits the space that makes us human and animal. Bring us organs, flesh, bones, fingernails, teeth, skin, skulls.” No objectification or exploitation of the body. Deadline: October 1, 2015. Guidelines.
Rage Literary Magazine seeks flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its inaugural online issue (September). Prefer bold, fierce work unafraid to take risks. Guidelines.
Plenitude (Canada) is looking for stories by kids with queer and/or trans parents or guardians. Seeking fiction, poetry, non-fiction and graphic narrative. Submitters do not have to identify as queer, but have a queer parent/guardian. Deadline: July 1, 2015. Guidelines.
New Toronto-based print journal untethered magazine is accepting submissions for their fall/summer 2015 issue. Publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, graphic literature and visual art. Deadline: May 6, 2015. Guidelines.
Room Magazine, Canada’s oldest literary journal by and about women, invites fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction on any theme for their winter 2015 issue. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Submission fee: $2.50. Payment: $50-$120.Guidelines.
Fledging online literary journal Pictures and Portraits (Toronto) seeks fiction and nonfiction that favours Canadian character studies and experimental prose over plot. Length: 3,500. Publishes weekly. Guidelines. Deadline: ongoing.
Monthly online journal Pithead Chapel (US) seeks gutsy narratives (literary fiction and nonfiction). Length: 4000 words max. Particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.). Reads year-round. Guidelines.
Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing is reading for their Spring 2015 issue. Welcomes poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and artwork, excerpts from traditionally published collections, and proposals for feature-length interviews and articles on the craft of writing. Deadline: February 15, 2015. Guidelines.
Cactus Heart seeks new and original work for a themed speculative issue. Wanted: fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, and reimagined fairy tales. Categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction. Deadline: January 10, 2015. Guidelines.
Mud Season Review, a community-led literary journal in Vermont, invites fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art for upcoming issues. Appreciates work that teaches something about life, and explores new ways of perceiving the world or about the craft of writing or visual art. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.