Submission Calls for Writers 3/1/2018


Here are a dozen opportunities for writers looking for outlets for their work. Good luck submitting!

Barcelona Review

The Barcelona Review is presently accepting submissions for previously unpublished short fiction, articles and essays. We do not accept poetry submissions. Submit one story at a time for consideration to the editor. Word length: 4,500 words max.


Action, Spectacle

The Baltic Writing Residency is sponsoring a new literary magazine called, Action, Spectacle. Action, Spectacle will publish 3 issues online each year, one of which will also appear in print. Our site will be live in the coming weeks. We aim to publish Issue #1 in August, 2018. Each issue will feature work solicited by a rotation of several guest editors including Dana Levin, Bhanu Kapil, Kimiko Hahn, Tyrone Williams, Mia You, Cindy Arrieu-King, Amy Lawless, Shane McCrae, Julia Story and others work selected from general submissions. We read general submissions year round. We publish poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, comics, interviews, essays, reviews, as well as some static graphic images. Hybrid and collaborative work, as well as translations are totally welcome and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text, whenever possible.


Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine once again seeks tight, gripping prose and poetry. You may submit up to three poems or one short story (1K or fewer words) but they must be as separate files. Our home page: Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine publishes120-200 poems and short prose pieces annually. We judge each piece on its merit rather than author biographical information.


New Orleans Review

For web features, New Orleans Review seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews. Submit fiction and nonfiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash pieces welcome. Submit up to five pages of poems. We are looking for reviews of books (all genres) forthcoming or published in the last year. Query us if you’d like to submit or propose an interview.


Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is an online literary journal of fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry. We’re currently seeking submissions for future issues.


Apple Valley Review

Submissions for the Spring 2018 issue (Vol. 13, No. 1) of the Apple Valley Review are open through March 15, 2018. We accept unpublished personal essays and short fiction (preferably between 100 and 3,000 words, though the word count is flexible) and poetry. Prose poetry, translations, flash fiction, and writing with genre elements (such as fabulism/magical realism) are all welcome.  Please send 1-6 poems or 1-3 essays/short stories, all pasted into the body of a single e-mail message, to our editor. editorATleahbrowningDOTnet. There are no fees.


Tin House & Tin House Online

Tin House accepts submissions in the month of March. Tin House Online—a daily blog featuring previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, comics, and more. Please submit only one complete story or essay (word count dependent on category), or up to three poems at a time (five for print journal). Please do not submit the same work to Tin House Magazine and to Tin House Online.


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 runs through April 1, 2018. Please submit all poems in one file. Include a brief bio with previous publications.


Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel – Volume 21: Appalachia Acting Up

We are blessed or cursed to live in these interesting times. For Volume 21 we offer the theme of Appalachia Acting Up. Take it as and where you will: political protest, community conflict, childhood tantrums, family quarrels, life in the theater, life as drama queen, technology on the fritz, your own or your characters’ misspent youth… Surprise us! Unpublished work is preferred, but we aren’t sticklers. Send us your best writing exploring Appalachia Acting Up. Submit up to 5 poems in one document (no more than 10 pages) or one prose piece of up to 3,000 words. Deadline: April 15, 2018.


Storyscape Journal Issue 20

Storyscape Journal’s free submission period is open through May 1, 2018, and we’d love to see your stuff! Past contributors include Terrance Hayes, Danez Smith, and Rachel Michelle Hanson. Hanson’s essay, “Education,” won Best of the Net in 2015. Our mission at Storyscape is to blur the lines between traditional genres and highlight innovative, singular writing. Instead of publishing as poetry and prose, our categories are Truth, Untruth, or We Don’t Know and They Won’t Tell Us. Our authors decide which category they want to publish in, no questions asked.


Paper Nautilus Poetry and Prose Chapbook Contests

We’re holding our annual chapbook contests at Paper Nautilus until May 15, 2018. Manuscripts of 16-24 pages of poetry, fiction, memoir, or mixed/hybrid genre accepted. Simultaneous and multiple submissions accepted, as are collaborative manuscripts of no more than two authors. We have two contests: the Debut Series Contest, which is open ONLY to folks without any full-length collections or chapbooks, and the Vella Contest, open to all (including authors who also qualify for entry in the Debut Series). Manuscripts may be submitted at the following:



apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. We read for our print issues from March 1-September 15. We read for online content all year long. We publish fiction, poetry, essays and reviews.

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