Submission Calls for Writers 10/04/2016


Here are 12 new submission opportunities for writers ranging from small online venues to some of the highest-tiered journals in publishing.  Good luck submitting your work.  And thanks for following and sharing these posts.

Carve Magazine

Carve has been publishing honest fiction online and hosting the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest since 2000. We accept short story, poetry, and nonfiction submissions year-round and from anywhere in the world. Send us your best work.


Typo Magazine

Please send three to ten poems. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify, however, if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will respond within six weeks.


Muzzle Magazine

Muzzle publishes poetry, interviews, and book reviews. We are actively seeking submissions in poetry and are also open to queries about reviews and interviews. Please send 3-5 poems at a time. Include all poems in one DOC or PDF file. Make sure that your name does not appear anywhere in the document or submission title; our editors like to view submissions blindly.


Jet Fuel Review

Jet Fuel Review will accept submissions for its Fall 2016 issue through October 15, 2016. Please submit a single fiction or creative nonfiction piece of up to 3000 words. Submit between 3 to 5 original unpublished poems that are less than 100 lines each.



Catapult is an innovative publishing venture created by the founders of Electric Literature and Black Balloon Publishing. The essays and stories published in Catapult have been selected for The Best American Essays, shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, and featured on “Best of” lists at Longreads, Longform, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. We welcome short fiction and nonfiction of 500-6000 words for our online magazine through October 31, 2016. or


Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream accepts submissions of fiction (no more than 5,000 words), non-fiction, poetry (up to 5 poems in a single document), artwork and graphic narratives. We read submissions from September 1st to November 1, 2017.


The Hollins Critic

Establishing in 1964, the HC literary journal is published five times annually by the students and faculty of Hollins University.  The Hollins Critic reads poetry from September 15 to December 1 each year. The Hollins Critic reviews and interprets the works of contemporary writers and poets. Both emerging and published poets may submit up to five poems. Restrict poetry to one page in length. Payment: $25/poem, plus five contributor’s copies. HC not accept unsolicited essays, and HC does not publish fiction.


Southern Humanities Review

Please do not assume from our name that we are interested in Southern literature or research topics only; any setting or subject matter is acceptable. Please send no more than three poems at a time. Send only one story per submission. Manuscripts should be no longer than 15,000 words, double-spaced. We consider memoir, personal essays, lyric essays, flash, research-based essays, literary journalism, travelogues, and any other form of literary nonfiction. Nonfiction manuscripts should be no longer than 15,000 words, double-spaced (including notes, if necessary). We are open for submissions through December 1, 2016.


Border Crossing

We will be reading for Volume 7 through February 1, 2017. We’re especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream publications. Please do not include your name, address, and phone number on your submission file, as our editorial board reads submissions blind. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be no longer than 5000 words. Please submit 3-5 poems in one file; do not submit poems separately.


Fiction International

Fiction International is accepting submissions for its annual print journal from October 1, 2016, to February 15, 2017. The theme this year is “Fool.” Fiction International publishes an award winning annual print journal that emphasizes formal innovation and social activism. We are located on the campus of San Diego State University, and the journal is edited by Harold Jaffe. Each issue revolves around a theme and features a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate prose, and visuals by leading writers and artists from around the world. We have published works by authors such as William Burroughs, Clarice Lispector (Brazil), Robert Coover, Edmund White, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Abish, Kathy Acker, Ai, Allen Ginsberg, Alberto Moravia (Italy), Pierre Guyotat, George Perec, and Michel Serres (France), Claribel Alegria (Nicaragua), Tadeus Konwicki (Poland), J.M. Coetzee and Bessie Head (South Africa), Roque Dalton (El Salvador), Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina), Einar Schleef (Germany), Lya Luft (Brazil), Mridula Garg (India), Kanuko Okamuto (Japan), and Michael Morrisey (New Zealand).



Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. We accept submissions from October 1 to May 1, 2017. We accept prose works up to 8,000 words. We do not accept science fiction, erotica, westerns, horror, romance, or children’s stories. Submit no more than five poems at a time, of up to 200 lines. We do not accept light verse.


Denver Quarterly

Denver Quarterly is the literary journal housed at the University of Denver, currently in its 50th year of consecutive print publication. Unsolicited manuscripts of fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and poetry are welcomed from now until May 15, 2017. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; fiction and non-fiction manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages.

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