Submission Calls for Writers 9/27/2016


Thanks to all of you who have followed my blog, where I regularly post submission calls for writers.  Here are 12 new submission opportunities.  Good luck sending your work! And thanks for sharing.


Ascent publishes stories, poems, photographs and essays. Ascent opens for submissions on the first of every month and closes when 200 manuscripts have arrived. Sometimes this is quite early in the month.


Masque & Spectacle

M&S is considering work for its next issue. There is no theme. We publish all forms of creative writing and are particularly interested in long poems and long, short stories (up to 10,000 words). We also publish essays, literary journalism, plays, as well as visual and video art and music and sound art.


New Delta Review

NDR is an online literary and arts journal produced by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University. Since 1984, NDR has published the work of emerging and established writers. New Delta Review publishes a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, interviews, and artwork. Send up to 5 poems.  While we sometimes publish longer pieces, our prose normally comes in at around 3000 words.


Columbia Journal

We’re dedicated to publishing and displaying the work of the freshest voices alongside established artists, poets and writers. Submit to Issue 55 Print Issue through September 30th, 2016. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be no more than 7,500 words. You may submit up to five pages of poetry. We will begin to accept submissions for our online journal on October 1st, 2016.


Little Patuxent Review

LPR is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction that explores the internal, external, structural, and metaphorical prisons people encounter in the world. The editors welcome creative writing that deals explicitly with correctional facilities as well as writing that investigates the cultural dynamics in society which construct walls, bars, and guards which go unseen. From the political to the personal, LPR is looking for writing to occupy the imagination and to set it free. Deadline is October 24, 2016.



Now in its 45th year of publication, Inscape, the literary magazine of Washburn University, seeks high-quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art for its 2017 issue. We appreciate and welcome any form of hybrid or mixed-genre works so long as they adhere to the submission standards. The best submissions in each genre will receive a $100 Editors’ Choice Award and be nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Deadline: October 31, 2016.


Tinge Magazine

TINGE, Temple University’s online journal, seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The journal is edited by the graduate students of Temple’s M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing. We read from September 1 to November 1 for the Fall issue. For fiction, submit one short story, up to 25 double-spaced pages. Novel excerpts will be considered if they can stand alone.  For nonfiction, submit one personal essay, memoir, or interview up to 25 double-spaced pages. No book reviews or criticism. Send up to three poems.



Shenandoah is sponsored by Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  They publish twice annually on the internet.  Shenandoah is currently open for fiction submissions through Nov. 18, 2016.


Third Coast

Founded in 1995 by graduate students of the Western Michigan University English department, Third Coast is one of the nation’s premier literary magazines. Submit nonfiction manuscripts of up to 7,000 words. Submit fiction manuscripts of up to 7,500 words (or up to 25 pages). We accept up to five pieces of flash fiction, or “short shorts,” at a time. Submit no more than three poems at a time.  We also publish reviews and interviews. Submit by December 15, 2016.



CutBank reads general submissions for print issues from September 15 through February 1, 2017.  We accept submissions in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.  Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be 8,500 words or less.  Poetry submissions may include up to five poems.


Ninth Letter

Ninth Letter is accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, and essays from September 1 to February 28. Ninth Letter is a published semi-annually at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We are interested in prose and poetry that experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work. For poetry, submit 3-6 poems (max. 10 pages) at a time. For fiction and nonfiction, please send only one story or one essay at a time, up to 8,000 words.


Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast reads general submissions from September 1 through March 1, 2017. Stories and essays should be no more than 7,000 words. Send up to 5 poems per submission. Gulf Coast typically commissions book reviews, but unsolicited reviews are accepted and occasionally published.

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