Submission Calls for Writers 3/2/2017


March came in with a roar.  So act like a lion and get your words out into the world. Here are 12 new opportunities for writers.  Good luck submitting!  And if these lists are helpful to you, I’d love to hear about your successes.

Poetry Magazine

Poetry Magazine is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. We consider original works written in the English language as well as translations of poetry into English. Please note that submissions are limited to four poems (1 file), and should not exceed ten pages. Poems should be submitted in a single file, with poems separated by titles or page breaks. We accept submissions year round.


The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program

Now in its fifth year, the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program is an entirely free, entirely online summer program that seeks to pair high school writers from around the world with established writers in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. The ideal mentor is organized, is knowledgeable about either contemporary poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, has experience in the classroom with creative writing (whether as a student, a teacher, or both), and anticipates being reachable for the duration of the program (late June to early August). The aim of the mentorship program is not formalized instruction, but rather an individualized, flexible, and often informal correspondence.  Apply to be a mentor today.



Booth was established in 2009. Our staff is comprised of MFA faculty and students in the Butler University graduate writing program. Booth publishes one new piece or author every Friday, square on our home page. We are now open to new submissions in all genres. All accepted work will appear on our website and may appear in our subsequent print issues. We will close the submission portal on March 31, 2017. Submit up to 3 poems or up to 7,500 words of fiction or creative nonfiction.


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. Our current reading period ends March 31, 2017.



Jubilat welcomes submissions of poetry and art, as well as other forms of writing on poetry, poetics or subjects that have nothing to do with poetry. All art submissions must either be in black and white or publishable in grayscale. We do not publish short stories. The magazine’s reading period is September 1 – April 1. Submissions should include up to four poems (up to six pages), in one .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file, and individuals are encouraged to submit no more than three times a year.


minnesota review: a journal of creative and critical writing

The minnesota review seeks submissions of poetry, short fiction, and scholarly critical writing. We read creative work January 1-April 1 of each year. Due to the large number of submissions we receive, we must limit submissions to one short story submission (5,000 words maximum) or four flash fiction pieces (1,000 words maximum each) per reading period for fiction and/or five poems per reading period for poetry.


The National Poetry Review

The National Poetry Review is an annual online journal of poetry (previously a print journal published from 2003 to 2015 by our sister press, The National Poetry Review Press). Our reading period is January 1 – April 1 annually. Please submit all poems in one file. Include a brief bio with previous publications.


Whiskey Island

Whiskey Island is a nonprofit literary magazine that has been published in one form or another by the students of Cleveland State University for over 30 years. It is named for the island-turned-peninsula found at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. Recent contributors have included: Mary Ruefle, Maggie Smith, Steve Almond, Denise Duhamel, Roxane Gay, Matt Hart, Bob Hicok, and many others. Whiskey Island seeks original poetry and fiction from now through April 15th.



Blackbird is published twice a year. Our reading period is from November 15, 2016 to April 15, 2017. For poetry, send up to six poems at a time. Single-space, please; set your poem as you want it to appear on the printed page. (If submitting online, put all poems into one document, as the submissions software will not allow you to submit individual poems separately.) Fiction should be double-spaced, please. We primarily look for short stories, but novel excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Nonfiction should be double-spaced, please. We primarily look for personal essays, but memoir excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Unsolicited book reviews and criticism are not considered.


Cider Press Review

CPR editors are now reading new work. Please send up to five original poems or translations (10 page total maximum) or our online journal through May 31, 2017. CPR also welcomes reviews of poetry books of approximately 500 words. Reviews are accepted year-round.


Gettysburg Review

Published quarterly, the Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays, from September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates). Poetry submissions should consist of one to five poems, depending on length, formatted either single- or double-spaced. Fiction is generally in the form of short stories, although we often accept short-shorts, as well as lengthier pieces, which we have serialized on a couple of occasions. We also publish novel excerpts. To complement the poetry and fiction we publish, we look for essays on a wide variety of subjects, including but not limited to literature, art, film, history, science, and contemporary thought. All we ask is that the subject be treated in a literary fashion—gracefully and in depth. No prose submission should exceed 10,000 words.


Threepenny Review

The Threepenny Review accepts submissions through June 30, 2017.  As a rule, critical articles should be about 1200 to 2500 words, Table Talk items 1000 words or less, stories and memoirs 4000 words or less, and poetry 100 lines or less. (Exceptions are occasionally possible, but longer pieces will have a much harder time getting accepted.) We prefer to read prose submissions that are double-spaced; poetry can be single-spaced or double-spaced. Critical articles that deal with books, films, theater performances, art exhibits, etc. should cite these occasions at the front of the article.  Threepenny Review does not accept simultaneous submissions.


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