Submission Calls for Writers 6/30/2016



New Republic

The New Republic accepts unsolicited submissions of nonfiction (including opinion and reporting) and poetry. Submit via email: nonfiction to and poetry to  We do not accept fiction submissions.


Southeast Review

The Southeast Review accepts regular submissions for publication consideration year-round. SER publishes the finest poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, interviews, and art. We aim to present emerging writers on the same stage as established authors—we seek quality work for our quality publication. Please submit no more than 5 single-spaced poems at a time (with a maximum of 15 pages total per submission). Please submit one double-spaced story of up to 7500 words. We rarely publish short shorts not submitted through our World’s Best Short Short Story Contest; however, should you choose to submit flash fiction, please send no more than 5 short shorts per submission. Please submit one creative nonfiction piece of up to 7500 words. We are open to a variety of forms of nonfiction—including memoir, travel writing, and the personal essay. SER does not, however, publish academic prose or research writing. Please submit current (book publication should occur in current calendar year) single-book reviews of 800-1,200 words.



Arcadia is currently accepting fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and material for our blog, Online Sundries. If you’d like to submit something that doesn’t fall into one of these categories, please send us a query before submitting. Please send one story or between 3 and 5 poems at a time.  For non-fiction, we accept essays, memoirs, narrative reportage, lists, lyric essays, or whatever other forms you might have for telling true stories. As long as the writing has voice and the language is precise, we are interested.!submit/c24vq


Doubleback Books Hiring Poetry Editor

Doubleback Books believes that out of print should not mean out of mind. Although other publishers rescue works that have fallen into the public domain from obscurity, few reprint books from small, independent presses that have folded during the twenty-first century and (often through no fault of their own) left new, exciting books to go out of print before their time. As an editor at Doubleback, you will have the opportunity to bring these books back into the world. The Doubleback Poetry Editor’s responsibilities will include reading manuscript submissions, soliciting submissions, editing manuscripts, as well as promotion of the press.  Preferred (but not required) qualifications include: Previous editorial experience with a press or literary magazine; Graduate or undergraduate work in Creative Writing or English; Strong eye to proofreading.  Please note that Doubleback Books and Sundress Publications are an entirely volunteer-run organization, so none of our editors are paid. To apply, please send a resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position to the Managing Editor, Melanie Jordan at  Applications are due by July 15, 2016.


Bomb Magazine

BOMB accepts submissions of previously unpublished poetry and short fiction. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Our current reading period is now open until July 15, 2016.


Sugar House Review

We want to publish good poetry, no matter where or who it comes from. We’re looking for an array of styles, from narrative to abstract to form. We are open for submissions until July 31.


2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry

For an outstanding unpublished collection of poems.  $1,000 advance plus a 1/4-page color ad in Poets & Writers magazine.  Reading fee $30.  Judged by Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor.  Submit by July 31, 2016. Winner and finalists announced by November 1. Winning collection published April 2017


Appalachian Nature Writing and Ecocriticism Anthology

deadline for submissions: August 1, 2016. contact email: Appalachia, with its wealth of biodiversity, has yet to be properly recognized in an anthology that focuses on nature writing and Ecocriticism. This first-ever collection of Appalachian nature writing and scholarly criticism focusing on the Appalachian region and its literature will look at both the natural and post-natural world and the role the Appalachian region plays in such.  Poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, one-act plays, and ecocritical essays are welcomed.  All submissions must be original work and previously unpublished. While proposals are acceptable, the final work must be completed no later than August 1, 2016. Documents should be in PDF format and emailed to The anthology is expected to be published in 2017 and authors will be notified promptly if their work has been accepted. Talks with university presses have already begun.


2016 Science Fiction Poetry Association poetry contest

Speculative-genre (Science fiction, fantasy, horror) poems only; deadline August 31. $2 per poem entry fee. Judged by Wisconsin poet Michael Kriesel. 3 divisions: Dwarf, Short, and Long; or

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