Submission Calls for Writers 7/16/2016



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Mulberry Fork Review

We are looking for quality prose – both fiction and nonfiction. Any color. Any flavor. Any genre. Any style. There is no theme. Whether your prose emerges in the form of a short story, flash fiction, essay, lyrical essay, creative nonfiction or prose poetry, we are interested. And don’t forget, we are also looking for articles, interviews, reviews (and anything else of interest that you might propose) for the Mulberry Fork Review website. We want to publish stories with a distinctive voice, well-developed characters, and a strong sense of place. Send us work that is worth revisiting. We love stories and essays that stand up to scrutiny and reveal something new with each read. Send us prose poems that challenge the imagination with use of language; something that will capture the attention of our readers. For nonfiction and essays, it’s probably best to keep the max word count to something in the neighborhood of 6,000. If you have got a brilliant short story that exceeds that limit, send it anyway. If you have a substantially shorter submission you might consider our Flash Fiction or Prose Poetry categories.


A Quiet Courage

AQC is an online literary journal that considers and publishes micro-fiction and poetry that is 100 words or less in length. We were recently named among the twelve best literary journals of 2015 by Authors Publish Magazine, just over eight months after our founding. No deadlines, submissions rolling. No submission fees. We are a non-paying market. We consider writing in Spanish too, with exact English translations. We have a special affinity for Holocaust-related writing, but we consider writing about all kinds of subjects and topics. AQC welcomes and encourages submissions from diverse writers.


Cimarron Review

We accept submissions year-round in poetry, fiction, and art. Include a cover letter with your submission. Please send 3-6 poems or one piece of fiction. We are interested in any strong writing of a literary variety, but are especially partial to fiction in the modern realist tradition and poetry that engages the reader through a distinctive voice—be it lyric, narrative, etc. When submitting fiction, please do not include a summary of your story in the cover letter. Allow the work to stand on its own. We have no set page lengths for any genre, but we seldom publish short-shorts or pieces longer than 25 pages. There are, however, exceptions to every rule. Our guiding aesthetic is the quality of the work itself.


Porkbelly Press Micro Chapbooks

Porkbelly Press is looking for micro chapbooks (2017 line) until August 1. We’re interested manuscripts of 8-10 pages. Seeking: poetry or prose poems; collections of flash or micro fiction (75 – 150 words each or so);  creative nonfiction such as lyric essays & flash;  combinations of the above (linked by theme, image, voice, etc.).  Submit no more than 1 chapbook in each genre until you receive a reply. No more than 3 manuscript submissions for a given reading period.  Simultaneous submissions considered.


Cypress & Pine Fiction Series Manuscript Call

Deadline: August 1.  Award: Publication.  Fee: $10.  Yellow Flag Press publishes one collection of short fiction per year (beginning in 2017) under the banner of The Cypress & Pine Fiction Series. Collections of original stories by both established and emerging authors writing in English will be considered. Collections should be comprised of original stories and/or novellas that have not been published as a complete collection (stories published individually in journals or chapbook are fine). No novels at this time. Manuscripts should be between 100 and 200 pages. Number each page of the manuscript. Author’s last name and the collection title should appear at the top of each page. Include a table of contents and a page of acknowledgements if any of the stories have been previously published. Include a short biographical statement in the cover letter field in Submittable. We do not need a synopsis of the collection. Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. Please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere or if you wish to withdraw it for any reason. Each submission will receive a copy of the collection selected as the first in The Cypress & Pine Fiction Series. Copies will be mailed when the book is published in the spring of 2017.!submissions/crvn or


Off the Coast

Off the Coast is Maine’s international poetry journal. Our next quarterly deadline is September 15, 2016. Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style.  Please include contact information and 1-2 sentence bio with submission.


Smokelong Quarterly’s Kathy Fish Fellowship

SmokeLong Quarterly is accepting submissions until September 15, 2016, for its 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship for new and emerging writers. The winner of the 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered a “writer in residence” at SmokeLong (note: position is virtual) for four quarterly issues (March, June, September, and December 2017). Each issue will include one flash by the Fellowship winner. The winner of the Fellowship will also receive $500.00, to be paid as follows: $100.00 on announcement of the winner, and $100.00 upon publication of each of the four issues in 2017. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with SmokeLong staff and participate in online writing workshops. All writers previously unpublished in SmokeLong Quarterly and who do not have a published chapbook or book length work (or are not under contract for such) are eligible to apply. There is no application fee.


The Coe Review

The Coe Review is currently accepting poetry from both published and unpublished authors from now until October 25, 2016. We recommend perusing our past issues to see the type of work we publish each year. Poetry submissions may consist of up to three (3) poems. Please include “Poetry Submission” in your subject line if submitting electronically. Please include your name in the header of the submission. Please include your street address so we can easily mail contributors’ copies to those published. All e-mail submissions must be sent in a Word document. (PDF is also acceptable. Those not submitted as an attachment will not be considered.) Please submit each poem in an individual document.


10th Annual Split This Rock Poetry Contest

Judge: Sheila Black.  Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2018. $1,000 in prizes awarded for poems of provocation & witness!  Prizes: First place $500; 2nd and 3rd place, $250 each. Winning poems will be published on and within The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database. All prize winners will receive free festival registration, and the 1st place recipient will be invited to read the winning poem on the main stage at Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2018.  Deadline: November 1, 2016.  Reading Fee: $20, which supports Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2018.

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