Calls for Submissions

Take a look at the latest publishing opportunities currently available to writers from the many literary magazines and presses that are members of CLMP.

 
submitted by Academy Press // The Atherton Review

Now reading Fiction submissions for Spring 2021 Issue of The Atherton Review One short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words) Guidelines: • All written submissions must…

Expires:March 31, 2021
submitted by Brink

FICTION, NONFICTION & POETRY Brink is open for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry submissions of any length engaging the theme TROUBLE. What does it mean to be on the brink of trouble?…

Expires:April 30, 2021
Pinky Thinker Press Issue No. 4 submitted by Pinky Thinker Press

Pinky Thinker Press is an interdisciplinary digital publication founded in 2020 by Chief Editor, Charly Santagado. The publication is an offering of ~mignolo arts~, an NJ/digitally based 501-c3 nonprofit arts…

Expires:July 31, 2021
Muddy Backroads: Stories from off the beaten path submitted by Madville Publishing

Submissions are open until August 1, 2021 For this anthology, the editors are looking for stories that move away from the norms of daily life to explore the side roads…

Expires:August 1, 2021
West Trade Review Submissions Open submitted by West Trade Review

We’re looking for your best work! Send us your fiction, creative nonfiction, and poems. Submissions are open until August 1st. Before submitting, please read our guidelines. https://www.westtradereview.com/submissionguidelines20.html West Trade Review…

Expires:August 1, 2021
Open Call for Submissions submitted by V Press LC

V PRESS LC, an award-winning small press (recent wins include IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Award for Cover Design and AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award), seeks NF & Flash NF, Fiction & Flash Fiction,…

Expires:August 1, 2021
Emerging Writers Week at Guernica submitted by Guernica Inc.

In August, Guernica inaugurates Emerging Writers Week, exclusively considering submissions from writers with five or fewer publications between August 1-6. Submissions are welcome in all of our categories — reportage,…

Expires:August 6, 2021
Quartet submitted by Quartet

We want to read poems that tackle difficult themes, that bend or honor traditional forms, that surprise and illuminate, that are genuine, that have momentum and play with language. Send…

Expires:August 8, 2021
Dead Skunk Mag submitted by Dead Skunk Mag

GENERAL GUIDELINES Dead Skunk wants your ink-smeared paragraphs and ripped journal pages. We want your sonnets and haikus and rock operas. Dead Skunk is about to raid your Twitter drafts and publish…

Expires:August 15, 2021
MASKS Lit Magazine submitted by MASKS Literary Magazine

Now accepting Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Art submissions for our Winter/Spring 2022 Issue of MASKS Literary Magazine. Fiction and Nonfiction: Maximum of 3,000 words; shorter pieces are more likely to…

Expires:August 15, 2021
Call for Poetry: Between Countries submitted by A Public Space

A Public Space is looking for poetry by emerging writers who identify as first-generation immigrants and are interested in what it means to write within the conjunction of a multicultural…

Expires:August 15, 2021
Mizna Experimental Issue submitted by Mizna

Mizna is a critical platform for contemporary literature, film, art, and cultural production centering the work of Arab and Southwest Asian and North African artists. For more than twenty years,…

Expires:August 20, 2021
Buttered Toast: A Journal for Young Writers submitted by Toad Hall Editions

Issue #1 Theme: The World According to Me Toad Hall Editions is looking for writers 18 and younger for their submissions of poetry, essays, short stories, creative nonfiction, and experimental…

Expires:August 20, 2021
INK BABIES Summer-Fall Issue 2021 submitted by INK Babies LLC

INK Babies Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for our Summer-Fall Issue 2021. There is * NO SUBMISSION FEE * ○ Poetry ○ Short Story ○ Fiction / Non-fiction ○ Artwork…

Expires:August 25, 2021
Rushing Thru the Dark submitted by Choeofpleirn Press

We are looking for poetry, 1-act plays, short screenplays, art, and photography. For poetry, submit 3 poems. We are looking for lyrics and narratives in nontraditional or traditional forms. No…

Expires:August 29, 2021
submitted by Novel Slices

Novel Slices hosts two contests for novel excerpts annually, one Jan. 1 – Feb. 28th and one July 1 – Aug. 31st. Entry is $20, there are 5 winners, and…

Expires:August 31, 2021
Etched Onyx magazine and the Story Discovery Podcast - Fall Edition submitted by Onyx Publications

Onyx Publications accepts submissions year round for our quarterly on-line magazine, Etched Onyx. We are currently accepting works for our Fall 2021 edition which will go live in October. The deadline…

Expires:August 31, 2021
Winter 2021 Edition: Sugar and Spice submitted by Capsule Stories

The Capsule Stories Winter 2021 Edition theme is Sugar and Spice. We’re looking for stories, poems, and essays that feel cozy and warm and explore the ways food can bring…

Expires:August 31, 2021
Issue 8: Aria submitted by Lucky Jefferson

The curtains are drawn, the house lights dim to dark, a spotlight illuminates the center stage, and an audience anticipates your dramatic verses. This is an open call to all…

Expires:August 31, 2021
Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions submitted by Split Rock Review

Split Rock Review is an independent, online journal that publishes poetry, short creative nonfiction and fiction, comics, hybrids, book reviews, interviews, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the…

Expires:August 31, 2021
Split Rock Press Seeks Poetry Chapbooks! submitted by Split Rock Review

Split Rock Press is a micro press and an imprint of Split Rock Review. We host the Split Rock Poetry Chapbook Series and publish eco-friendly books that explore place, environment,…

Expires:August 31, 2021
The Arthur Smith Poetry Prize submitted by Madville Publishing

September 2022 publication for winner Judged by Jesse Graves The winning poet receives a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book. Finalists will also…

Expires:September 1, 2021
Steel Toe Books 2021 Poetry Award submitted by C&R Press

$500 award and publication for a full-length poetry collection. No maximum page count. All manuscripts are considered for standard publication. Longlist, award, and shortlist are announced in October 2021. The…

Expires:September 1, 2021
Steel Toe Books 2021 Prose Award submitted by C&R Press

$500 award and publication for a full length collection of prose in the form of Novel, Short Story, Essay, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir and hybrid forms. No maximum page count. All…

Expires:September 1, 2021