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1. Call for Submissions: Helen: A Literary Magazine

Helen: A Literary Magazine is still accepting submissions for our inaugural issue. We're based in Las Vegas, Nevada and are looking for work that honors our city and state.  

We are seeking short literary fiction between 500-5,000 words, flash fiction between 50-1,500 words, poems (12 pages MAX), creative nonfiction between 1,500-5,000 words. Please send us work that honors our theme: "Strong Female Lead."  

Our guest fiction editor for our inaugural issue is Michael Czyzniejewski and our guest poetry editor is Karen Craigo.  

For more information on guidelines, please visit here our website.  

To submit your work, please use our Submittable page.  

We are a semi-pro market and pay $20 upon acceptance.

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2. Call for Submissions: NonBinary Review

NonBinary Review, the quarterly literary publication of Zoetic Press, wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy. We want insight, deep diving, broad connections, literary conspiracies, personal revelations, or anything you want to tell us about the themes we’ve chosen. Literary forms are changing as we use technology and typography to find new ways to tell stories—for work that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre, we’ve created a separate category to properly evaluate submissions of a hybrid or experimental nature.

Each issue will focus on a single theme.
 

Issue #1 (June 2014): Grimm’s Fairy Tales is available for free download from the Apple store.


Upcoming themes:
 

Issue #3 (reading period closes Oct. 31, publication December 2014): L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz
 

Issue #4 (reading period closes Jan. 31, 2015; publication March 2015): Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable 

We are a paying market--1 cent per word for prose/hybrid work, $10 flat fee per poem, and $25 flat fee for art.

Please note that at present, the Zoetic app is accessible through iPad only, with future updates to include iPhone and Android versions. When submitting your work, please note that if selected for publication, your work will appear in electronic form only.

For more detailed guidelines, please expand the guidelines box of the genre you’re submitting to on our Submittable page.

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3. The Weekend Writer: Can We Learn About Writing In General From Writing Flash Fiction In Particular?

I've spent the better part of a month obsessing over a 1,000 word flash story, not one I was reading, one I was writing. I thought I was going to knock it off fast because I had a goal for my character, and I actually had an ending for the story. Or so I thought.

Flash Draft and Flash Revision


I wrote six or seven drafts before I got almost to the end of one. I'm at a point where I can put it away for a while. While I was going through this ordeal, I wondered if writing flash fiction could be a way to train to write other forms. Because flash is so short, you go through drafts faster and you can try different things faster, the way scientists use mice because their life cycles are shorter than humans so they can work faster. Over the course of my drafts, I worked on eliminating build-up and focusing specifically on the climactic moment.

Flash Addresses Writing Problems


Christopher Ramsey in Why I Teach Flash Fiction says, "In my class, flash has been a valuable teaching tool because it addresses all the issues a new writer might have in the context of their own writing." He says "the usual problems with new writers" include "too much backstory, too much filtering, authorial intrusion, and too many adverbs." Limiting yourself to 1,000 words addresses all kinds of "too much" problems.

Getting Started With Flash

 

Writing Flash Fiction at Fiction Factor

Stories In Your Pocket: How To Write Flash Fiction at The Guardian

Flash Fiction What's It All About? at The Review Review





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4. Call for Submissions: Raleigh Review

We believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Our mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature.

We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.”

Find our submission guidelines at our website.

Please submit by October 31, 2014 for our Spring 2015 issue. We look forward to reading your work!

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5. Call for Submissions: Lunch Ticket

Lunch Ticket is now accepting submissions for its Summer/Fall 214 issue. Starting August 1, 2014, the following genres are encouraged to apply: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Writing for Young People, & Visual Art. 

The deadline is set for October 31, 2014. 

Send us your best work! For guidelines and submission manager, visit our website.

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6. Flash Fiction Competition: Gemini Magazine

The deadline for Gemini Magazine’s Sixth Annual Flash Fiction Contest is September 2, 2014. The grand prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions each win $25. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2014 issue of Gemini. 

Maximum length: 1,000 words. Any style, subject or genre. 

Writers' names are removed from entries before reading, so each entry gets an equal chance. Both new and established writers have won our fiction contests. 

Entry fee: $4 ($3 for each additional entry). Full details at our website.

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7. Call for Submissions: Prime Number Magazine

Submissions are now open!

Prime Number Magazine has just completed its 4th full year of publication! Every quarter we post short stories, essays, suites of poems, reviews, and interviews. In between, monthly, we post single poems, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction. And, annually, we publish a print edition with some of our favorites plus contest winners. 


Please submit! We want to see your work. Our editors are looking for work in all genres. 

See our most recent issue here. 

And check out the submission guidelines here.

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8. Short-short Fiction Competition: Crazyhorse

The Crazy-shorts! Contest
Online submission deadline: July 31, 2014

 
Submissions manager opens July 1!

From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit three short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website.


1st place will win $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered by our editors for publication, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse.

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9. Writing Competition: Blotterature

Blotterature Literary Magazine's 50 Words for $50 Contest

Submit a piece of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poem with no more than 50 words. Blotterature will judge all entries submitted in a given day and post one winner daily on our Facebook page. The author with the most likes, shares, and positive comments within 24 hours of the daily posting wins the $50 at the end of the month. Please follow the guidelines below.

Submit no more than 50 words of Fiction, CNF, or Poetry
Only one submission per month
No previously published work
You must “like” Blotterature’s Facebook page before we will consider your entry
Must have a PayPal account set up in order to collect $50 cash prize
Daily voting takes place at 9 PM (CST) every evening. If you submit after 9 PM, your submission will be considered for the next day.
Blotterature reserves the right to not accept any submissions for any given day.

Further submission information here.

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10. Call for Submissions: Prairie Wolf Press Review

The editors of Prairie Wolf Press Review, an online literary journal, announce our open reading period from July 1 to Sept. 1, for our 8th issue to be published late October 2014.

We are looking for short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry. All prose submissions to Prairie Wolf Press Review must be fewer than one thousand words. You may send up to three poems. Please send submissions in .doc or .docx format. In the subject area of your email, identify your submission as prose or poetry and include your name.

Please mail submissions to:

editorsATprairiewolfpressDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

You may view our current issue and archives at our website.

We look forward to reading your work.
Marjorie Carlson Davis and j.d. Daniels, editors

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11. Call for Submissions: Barking Sycamores

Barking Sycamores is a literary journal publishing poetry, short fiction (1,000 words or less), and art by neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers. We seek poetry, short fiction, and art for our unthemed Issue 3, Fall/Winter 2014.

Works on nearly any subject will be considered, as well as essays on neurodivergence and the creation of literary works. Artwork submitted may be considered for use as cover art. The philosophy of our journal is unique, so we ask that interested writers consult our submission guidelines before sending any work to us.

Submission period: July 1 – September 15, 2014.

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12. Call for Submissions: The Boiler

Online submission deadline: August 15, 2014

The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its Fall 2014 issue. Submissions close Aug. 15, 2014. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit our website.

About The Boiler: The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Now publishing quarterly. Recently published authors include: Rigoberto González, Tara Betts, Lisa Marie Basile, Kristen Keckler, Leah Griesmann, Tomaž Šalamun, and others.

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13. Poetry Translation Prize and Prose Competition: Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast Prize in Translation

To celebrate translation and translators, Gulf Coast has created a new translation prize and we're pleased as punch about it! In 2014, the inaugural Gulf Coast Prize in Translation is open to poetry and will be judged by Jen Hofer, a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, urban cyclist, and co-founder with John Pluecker of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. The winner of the prize will receive $1,000 and publication in the journal. To share the love, two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. Pretty fierce way to start a translation prize, non? Share this good news with your translator friends and colleagues!

2014 Barthelme Prize

Think good things come in small packages? So do we! Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Amy Hempel. This annual contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. So dust off those keyboards, sharpen those pencils, put in a new typewriter ribbon, and write something fabulous in its brevity.




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14. Call for Submissions: The Quotable

The Quotable, the quarterly publication of quotable writers, is open for Submissions July 1-Sept 1 2014

Issue: 15, Theme: Desire

"Behind all art is an element of desire..." -Adrienne Rich

Submissions open July 1, 2014 – September 1, 2104

General Guidelines:

We seek:

flash fiction (under 1,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
short fiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
creative nonfiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
poetry - 3 submissions per reading period
We are temporarily closed for art submissions
We accept only original unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.

Please submit only DOUBLE SPACED (except poetry) documents using 12 pt. Times New Roman (or similarly readable font).

To ensure fairness, The Quotable has a blind submissions process. Remove all identifying information - name, email address, etc. - from your manuscripts. We will decline any manuscript that contains the author's information.

Cover letters should include your name and a brief bio to be used in the event of publication.

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15. Call for Submissions from Southwestern Writers: 300 Days of Sun

Online submission deadline: September 1, 2014

300 Days of Sun, a student-run print literary journal, is seeking prose, poetry, and nonfiction submissions from Southwestern authors. All topics are open, but we will give some preference to writing about the Las Vegas area.


To submit, use our online Submittable form.

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16. Call for Submissions: cahoodaloodaling: The Animal Becomes Us

The Animal Becomes Us

Email submission deadline: September 30, 2014

Issue #14 of cahoodaloodaling—The Animal Becomes Us—is open for submissions. We’re leaving this wide open to interpretation. Consider this your open invitation to send anything from light verse about your animal companion to speculative were-animal stories. 


Submissions due 9/30/14. Guest editor TBA. Issue live 10/31/14. See more information on submitting and read past issues here.

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17. Flash Fiction Competition: Gemini Magazine

Knock us out in 1,000 words or less! Grand prize: $1,000. Second place: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Low entry fee of $4 ($3 for each additional entry). 

Names are removed from all entries before reading so everyone gets an equal chance. Any subject, style or genre. Simply send your best, most powerful, unpublished work by email or snail mail. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2014 issue of Gemini. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests.

Deadline: September 2, 2014 

Maximum Length: 1000 words

For more information and to enter, please visit our website.

 

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18. Call for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Burrow Press Review

Submissions accepted year-round.

Burrow Press Review features one new work of fiction or creative nonfiction on its homepage each week. We publish a wide range of established and emerging writers. Send us your best literary fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Flash fiction and experimental pieces are also welcome. 5,000 words max. 

Visit our website for more information.

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19. Call for Submissions: Sugared Water Magazine


Sugared Water is seeking submissions of creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose for its third and fourth issues (the second’s just been released). SW is a limited edition, handbound lit mag featuring a hand pulled print as cover. 
 
(For previous issues and to submit, please see our website.) Reading now through July 1, 2014.

If we could candy words, we’d eat them to bellyaches every afternoon. We carry journals and collect chapbooks like Smaug ripping through a gold-sequin disco. If we’re lucky enough to leave something behind that enriches the dialogue of writerly types around the world, so much the better. Send us your stuff—we’ll only hoard it for a little while.
- up to 5 poems
- up to 4,500 words of fiction (we adore flash and micro forms too!)
- up to 4,500 words of creative nonfiction
- up to 5 pages of comics, art, & sequential art

We look for the juxtaposition of sweet and dark, funny and serious, odd and beautiful. We consider literary works and works of some genre, with a particular interest in small elements of mysticism and magic and wonder. Talking goldfish, hurricane gardens, and mad science have appeared within our pages, but so have lost lovers, drowning surfers, and prose poems about the fine art of engine repair. Show us what you've got!

We read via Submittable, and do our best to reply in under 6 weeks, but may take as long as 12 weeks. We pay in one contrib. copy and request FNASR.

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20. Call for Submissions: Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal

Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal is open to publishing previously unpublished poetry and fiction by new,emerging, and established authors. We are happy to embrace all experimental genres, but we are slightly more biased towards literature whose deepest emotions,when given the opportunity to inhabit with ours, creates a strange yet familiar sensation of déjà vu. Works where imagination and a strong imagery guide reality to examine the creative chaos beyond its straitjacket cliff.

There are no deadlines to meet, since we accept submissions throughout the year. The guidelines aren’t too complex, and therefore, we would request you to adhere to them in order to engage in a fruitful aesthetic interaction with the journal.

General Guidelines:

  • All the submissions must be sent to: hermeneuticchaosjournal[at]gmail[dot]com (Change [at] to @ and [dot] to . )
  • The subject line must mention the following- Poetry/Prose Submission-Name of the author.
  • Include a cover letter and a short, third-person bio which tells the readers about the writer.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions.However, we request you to inform us promptly in case your submissions find acceptance elsewhere.
  • We also accept multiple submissions. However, please submit your poetry and fiction as separate emails.
  • Poetry/Fiction previously published in a personal blog can also be submitted for consideration after a slight noticeable modification of the original. In such cases, please include the blog link along with the submission(s).
  • We may also sometimes reprint pieces which possess the power to establish a strong aesthetic and emotive bonding with the readers, but do acknowledge the place where it was first published so that we can include the same.
  • We do not accept erotic, political and polemical musings.

Specific instructions for each literary structure are provided below.

POETRY:
  • Poetry in both prose and verse are welcome.
  • Brevity should be the code of conduct. No long poems.
  • The poems should have a strong sensory appeal with an enthusiastic linguistic freedom. We want poems where words contemplate the interpretations of instincts and deeper strokes of human dilemma.
  • Please send no more than 5 poems attached as a word document.
  • Milton was one of the first poets to understand the beauty of blank verse while composing Paradise Lost. We want your creative outputs to experience the same liberation as well.

FICTION:
  • We look for works that describe the journey of the emotions, and not the incidents which engender it. The inspiration comes from Virginia Woolf,Sylvia Plath and Margaret Atwood.
  • Each fiction should not exceed 500 words.
  • Please send no more than 2 fiction pieces attached as a word document.
As writers ourselves, we understand the anxiety and anticipation that haunt the writers as soon as they submit their works for consideration to a journal, and hence, we do our best to respond to the submissions within 1-3 days. However, we ask you not to query until a week has passed. All rights revert to the author upon publication. If your work is reprinted elsewhere in future, we request you to acknowledge its first publication here. Please note that we are currently a non-paying market.

Please submit the responses at The Submission Grinder and Duotrope.
We look forward to reading your literary masterpieces.

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21. Call for Submissions: Star 82 Review

Call for Flash Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Poetry: Star 82 Review

Star 82 Review is an art and lit online and print magazine looking for your best original unpublished work and lyrical language featuring the displaced person and the humorous oddness of everyday life. We’re looking for up to 1000 words as well as photos or images you’ve created that tell a story. Combinations of art and writing (erasure texts, tiny stories with photo, etc.) are most welcome.

See the guidelines on our submissions page.

Email questions to Alisa Golden at: 


editorATstar82reviewDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
 

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22. Call for Submissions: Tahoma Literary Review

Tahoma Literary Review - Deadline for submissions is May 31.

TLR is a quarterly journal of fiction and poetry that pays professional rates to contributors. The journal is published in both print and e-reader formats. The deadline for submissions to our first issue is May 31.

We are committed to producing a literary journal from the professional writer’s perspective; we believe that writers deserve compensation for the weeks or months it takes to compose a publishable poem or story. A major goal of Tahoma Literary Review is to show that writers and publishers can support each other not only artistically, but also financially.

TLR offers both professional payment and exposure to our contributors by using a substantial portion of our total income to support authors. To ensure transparency and fairness, we will publish an audited quarterly revenue statement to verify the funds received for the submission period. In return for their fees, submitters also get access to our secure Endnotes area, featuring interviews, craft articles, readings and more.

For guidelines, payment details, and editorial philosophy, please visit our website.

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23. Call for Submissions: Siren

Siren is an online zine looking for artists of all genres who create new, edgy, and experimental work. We want work that pushes boundaries, that surprises in terms of structure and content, that provokes a visceral response. We want to be shocked. We want to blush. We want art that is provocative, raw and beautiful. We want art with wings, teeth, claws.

We welcome submissions from artists of all genres. This includes, but is not limited to, poets and writers of all genres, audio/visual and graphic artists, video and film makers, dancers, performance and spoken word artists, musicians, installation and fine artists, and photographers.

The submission deadline for our summer issue is June 30, 2014. To submit, send an email to:

sirenwebzineATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

with the type of submission and your last name in the subject line. Please include your contact information, a short bio, and your submission in the body of the email.

Our guidelines are as follows:

Poetry – 3 poems max. 
Prose – 1500 words max. 
Audio/Visual Media – 3 to 5 minutes max. 
Visual Art – 3 images max.

As an online zine, your work will be free to all who visit the site. You retain all rights to your work. For more details, please visit our website.

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24. Call for Submissions from Community College Students: Painted Cave

Painted Cave, a literary magazine is accepting submissions from community college students nationwide for its second issue November 2014. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Painted Cave is the online student-run, faculty-guided literary journal of Santa Barbara City College. We publish the work of community college student writers in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.Painted Cave reserves First North American Serial Rights. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Paste your submission and a short bio listing your community college into the body of the email to:

paintedcavesubmissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Include the genre of the submission, title(s) and your name in the subject line (Fiction, “Born Too Late,” Mary Mullins).

We accept the following genres:

Flash Fiction: 1-3 pieces, no more than 750 words each.
Fiction: 1 piece, no more than 5000 words.
Poetry: 3-5 poems, no more then 50 lines each.
Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece, no more than 5000 words.
Flash Creative Nonfiction: 1-3 pieces, no more than 750 words each.




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25. Call for Submissions about Monsters: Story Magazine


STORY #2: THE MONSTERS ISSUE

Deadline: July 15, 2014

The new Story magazine is seeking work for our upcoming issue dedicated to monsters---in whatever form they might come: physical or psychological, imaginary or real, inherited or invented.

Story is a biannual magazine about the human need for story. We’re looking for stories in whatever shape and form they come: fiction, poetry, computer code, graphic design, lyric essay, comic strip, grocery list, memoir, conceptual art, and so on.

We're looking for work that addresses the theme (depicts monsters), deconstructs the theme (unpacks monster ideologies), or even expands upon the theme (adds to the monster canon).

A traditional short story? Certainly. A poem-comic? Yes please. A zoology report on scorpions? We'd love to check it out. An essay about your Nazi-sympathizing father? Send it. A mathematical theorem? Why not. A political treatise? You bet.

The theme is meant to be broad. Story + monster. In whatever form.

We are looking for high quality work that transports, mesmerizes, disturbs. Authors are paid for original material.

Submit via Submittable.

Or by regular mail, with an SASE or email for response to:

Story
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

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