Small, independent press, The Lost Sparrow (US), is accepting submissions of new, original, and unpublished works. Looking for poetry and prose that “breathe life back into the world.” Submit poetry (under 50 lines preferred) and short stories, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, essays, thoughts, and dreams (3500 words max.). Deadline: January 31, 2017.
Ruminate Magazine invites entries for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. First prize: $1500 plus publication. Open to all genres of fiction. Length: 5500 words max. Entry fee: $20 (includes copy of Ruminate) per story. Deadline: February 15, 201.
ArtAscent invites submissions for their next digital/print publication. Theme: Bliss. Accepts fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Fee: $10. Deadline: February 28, 2017.
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.
Grivante Press invites submissions for a food-related erotic horror anthology: MASHED : The Culinary Delights of Twisted Erotic Horror! (working title). Looking for stories that combine food, eroticism, and horror and “make us laugh, make our skin crawl and leave us feeling inappropriately aroused.” No fan fiction. Deadline: January 31, 2017. Pays (based on length).
Blue Skirt Productions is looking for stories that are emotional, philosophical, and transgressive that leave the reader feeling punched in the gut. Looking for short stories (100-3,000 words) to publish on their website, and novels and novellas to publish through their press. Deadline: rolling.
The Sacrificial seeks concise, original, dark, humorous, twisted, and insensitively-sensitive works. Accepts short stories, poetic prose, dialogues, commentaries, etc. Length: 500 words. Deadline: Ongoing.
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.