Submission Calls for Writers 9/8/2016


Here are 12 new submission opportunities.  Please pay special attention to the contests sponsored by Consequence, an amazing journal that does great work!  Good luck submitting. Follow Denton Loving on



Tammy is a print publication that features writing from the esteemed fringes and unguarded egresses of American letters, international writing in translation, and forms of visual art that lend themselves to the printed page.  Tammy is currently reading poetry and prose submissions for its next issue. Recent contributors include Amanda Goldblatt, Lydia Davis and Matt Bell.


Tributaries at The Fourth River

Rolling, burbling, churning along, tributaries lead us to the river. These winding origins are sometimes small, but often powerful. Tributaries refresh us, urge us forward, guide us through the trees. The Fourth River’s new weekly online publication, “Tributaries,” showcases the brief and the inspiring, that which sustains us and takes us through unexpected courses. Each week we will feature one piece on the home page of the web site. Please submit nature/place-based work in the form of: no more than (500) words of prose, one poem or one piece of visual artwork. There is no fee to submit to this series!


Iron Horse Literary Review

Iron Horse is kicking off this production year by opening our submission gates to our State of the Union Issue. We’re looking for poems, stories, and essays that focus upon the potential of unity and union, the splendor of diversity, the belief in progress. We’re also considering those darker manuscripts that contemplate moments when we have failed. Send us your work—literary, artistic, grounded in reality (or the surreal!) and not sermons on the obvious but rather manuscripts that deliver maverick scenes and stories and people so distinctive no one can deny them. Prose writers should send one manuscript (5,500 words or less); poets should send 3-5 poems. Submit now through Sept 23, 2016.


New South

New South is now accepting submissions of micro prose through September 30, 2016.  Submit stories and essays up to 500 words. Up to 3 pieces in one document.  We also seek reviews and interviews for our website. We read general submissions from September 1st-April 30th. New South seeks to publish high quality work, regardless of genre, form, or regional ties. We want what’s new, what’s fresh, and what’s different — whether it comes from the southern United States, the south of India, or the north, east or west of anywhere. Submit one story up to 9,000 words in length, or up to five short-shorts under 1,000 words each. Submit up to five poems per document. Submit creative nonfiction or lyric essays up to 9,000 words in length.


Watershed Review

Watershed Review takes submissions from August 1st through September 30th. We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Submit up to 4 poems or one story or essay of up to 2500 words.  One poem or prose excerpt will be chosen from each issue to be made into a broadside print through the Quoin Collective.


Rappahannock Review

Submissions are open for through October 15, 2016.   So far in this reading period, a tremendous majority of the works we’ve read have been submitted by men. Therefore, we are particularly encouraging authors who identify as female or nonbinary to send us their work. Authors may send up to five poems per submission. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit a single essay with a maximum length of 8,000 words or three shorter pieces each containing no more than 1,000 words. Submissions of original, well-written fiction may contain one piece of up to 8,000 words or three pieces of flash, each containing 1,000 words or fewer. Pieces experimenting with form are encouraged.


Jabberwock Review

Jabberwock is a literary journal published semi-annually by students and faculty of Mississippi State University. The journal consists of art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from around the world. Submissions will be accepted only from August 15 to October 20. Please submit no more than 1 story or essay or no more than 5 poems at a time. We do not have a word limit, but please keep in mind that the entire journal is only about 100 pages, so longer work must be truly exceptional.


Consequence Magazine

Consequence announces its annual fiction and poetry contents. Entries must capture the nuances of the culture and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political, and cultural subjects. All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Entries must be submitted online between September 1 and October 31, and a $10 entry fee is payable through PayPal. Fiction judges: Hester Kaplan. Poetry judge: Danielle Legros George. $250 honorarium and publication.


Salt Hill

Salt Hill publishes poetry, prose, translations, reviews, essays, interviews, and artwork. We read submissions for the magazine between August 1 and April 1. Please submit no more than five poems at a time. Please do not submit works of fiction or nonfiction that are more than 30 pages.


South 85 Journal

South 85 Journal, the online literary journal of the Converse College Low Residency MFA, is currently accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art submissions through April 30, 2017. Fiction submissions should be no longer than 10,000 words. Non-fiction submissions should be no longer than 8,000 words. You may submit up to 5 poems. Blog entries should be non-fiction essays about writing, the writing life, or other literary topics. We prefer concrete essays that communicate your unique perspective as a writer, not general discussions on writing topics. Limit blog submissions to 250-800 words (400-600 words preferred).



Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually. Poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions are accepted September 1 through May 1. Please send no more than six poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay per submission.


One Story

One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. Our submission period is open now through May 31, 2017.

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