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.

 
Seeking true stories by (or about) nurses submitted by Creative Nonfiction Foundation

For a special expanded anniversary edition of I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse, Creative Nonfiction/In Fact Books is seeking essays by and about…

Expires:June 27, 2022
Chestnut Review Seeks Stubborn Artists! submitted by Chestnut Review

Chestnut Review invites submissions for our Autumn issue (releasing Oct 15th). We accept poetry, flash, prose <5k words, and visual art/photography. Responses in 30 days or less, payment is $120 per…

Expires:June 30, 2022
Falling Leaves: Capsule Stories Autumn 2022 Edition submitted by Capsule Stories

Capsule Stories’s Autumn 2022 Edition theme is Falling Leaves. We’re looking for stories, poems, and essays that explore a season of change in life. Write about falling, leaving, and letting…

Expires:June 30, 2022
The Elephants' Open Reading Period submitted by The Elephants

  Through the end of June, The Elephants are accepting full-length book manuscripts to consider for publication in 2023. Please visit our Submittable page for more information. There are no…

Expires:June 30, 2022
KIN + DIGNITY® Magazine Seeks Submissions for its September 2022 issue centered on “The Southern Black Rodeo Experience.” submitted by Kin + Dignity® Magazine

Giddy up, southern writers and photographers! KIN + DIGNITY®, the magazine for Black lives in Southern small towns, is seeking unpublished writing pieces and photography for our September 2022 publication…

Expires:July 1, 2022
Big Bend Literary Magazine: Issue Four: Rain Dance submitted by Big Bend Literary Magazine

Submissions for Issue Four: Rain Dance will open May 23, 2022 to close July 1. Our desert is thirsty. The rivers run dry. We wait for the monsoons without patience,…

Expires:July 1, 2022
GASHER Summer 2022 Issue submitted by Gasher Press

For the Issue: Poetry and Prose We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Work must be unpublished. For poetry, fiction, and CNF, please…

Expires:July 3, 2022
MADNESS — the 23rd issue of The Markaz Review submitted by The Markaz Review

We are living in maddening times in which mental illness (MI) is on the rise, in part due to the solitude and the stress of Covid-19, but also because of…

Expires:July 5, 2022
Interim Call for Literary Nonfiction submitted by Interim

Interim invites submission of literary nonfiction, including essays that reflect literary movements in America and around the world. We invite writers from all parts of the globe– the Americas, Africa,…

Expires:July 14, 2022
WTAW Press Summer Open Reading Period June 15 — July 27 submitted by WTAW Press

WTAW Press will read manuscripts of full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, hybrids etc.) during its summer open submission period from June 15—July 27,…

Expires:July 27, 2022
Blissful Pursuit Magazine Call for Entries Summer 2022 submitted by Blissful Pursuit Online Literary Arts Journal

Blissful Pursuit Online Literary Arts magazine announces call for entries for summer 2022. Theme for Volume 4 is History & Heritage. THEME: Submit writing or art that references history –…

Expires:July 30, 2022
Issue 10: Sonder - EARLY ACCESS submitted by Lucky Jefferson

Curious about other people’s loves, losses, or even grocery lists? Into Humans of New York, we’re not really strangers, or Stories from a stranger? For Issue 10, Sonder, we invite you…

Expires:July 31, 2022
The Bluebird Word: Seeking poetry, flash nonfiction and flash fiction submitted by The Bluebird Word

The Bluebird Word is an online literary journal for poetry and flash. Since our launch in February 2022, we have published over 60 pieces of new writing from emerging and…

Expires:July 31, 2022
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, 2022
Prairie Schooner Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest submitted by Prairie Schooner

Each year from May 15 to August 1, Prairie Schooner accepts submissions to the Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest, open to all types of creative nonfiction essays, up to 5,000 words.…

Expires:August 1, 2022
Creative Nonfiction is seeking short nonfiction submitted by Creative Nonfiction Foundation

Creative Nonfiction is currently seeking original short nonfiction for the Sunday Short Read email, which reaches 8,000+ readers weekly. Accepted work is also featured and archived online. We’re open to…

Expires:August 1, 2022
New Rivers Press Chapbook Contest submitted by New Rivers Press

New Rivers Press seeks poetry and prose manuscripts of 20–40 pages in length for consideration for our first chapbook contest. We are interested in flash fiction and nonfiction, prose and…

Expires:August 1, 2022
CHERRY MOON: Emerging Voices from the Asian Diaspora with Gasher Press submitted by Gasher Press

CHERRY MOON: Emerging Voices from the Asian Diaspora About the issue The issue will be perfect-bound, printed on 12pt CPS matte cover stock and #60 text cream, and distributed through GASHER…

Expires:August 20, 2022
A Plate of Pandemic Seeks Short Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry submitted by A Plate of Pandemic: Creativity in a Time of Crisis

A Plate of Pandemic: Creativity in a Time of Crisis, seeks short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the Fall and Winter issues of 2022. Specific guidelines are available through www.plateofpandemic.com,…

Expires:September 30, 2022
Old Iron Press seeks submissions for our inaugural anthology titled "Playing Authors" submitted by Old Iron Press

Old Iron Press seeks submissions for our inaugural print anthology titled “Playing Authors.” Inspired by the classic game of Authors, originally published in 1861, we would like you to play…

Expires:October 1, 2022
submitted by great weather for MEDIA

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry and prose for our annual print anthology. No theme but our focus is on the unpredictable and experimental. We look forward to reading your…

Expires:October 15, 2022
Dmitri Shostakovich submitted by The Decadent Review

The Decadent Review is seeking spectacularly written texts of any length on the subject of Dmitri Shostakovich and his music. We’re looking for: criticism (cultural, literary); reviews (recordings, books, poetry,…

Expires:December 31, 2022
Islandia Journal is rolling in Miami in 2022 submitted by Islandia Journal

Islandia goes from e-mail to submittable, accepting submissions to our quarterly print journal on a rolling basis. We seek prose, poetry, and visual art from creatives who either live in…

Expires:December 31, 2022
Open to submissions year-round! submitted by [Alternate Route]

Attention: Writers and Artists! Engage with us on the road less traveled by submitting your artistic and/or literary work to [Alternate Route]! Now evaluating submissions year-round! See submission guidelines and…

Expires:December 31, 2022