We’re the site your teacher warned you about! The no frills brown bag in your face thumb your nose online psychotropolis for the literarily insane. Get committed today! The infamous dude sextet is bustlin’, hustlin’, itchin’, and twitchin’ for QUALITY short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays that smell ripe and kick ass for our hopefully offensive upcoming Issue 6. If we like what you submit we’ll be all over you; if we don’t we promise to be gentle, especially if it’s your first time. See our Guidelines for details: fleasonthedog.com. Submissions open March 1-April 30.
The Writer talks to editors of literary magazines to gain insight into the future of publishing in “What does the future look like for literary magazines?”
The problem is that more people want to get published than want to read.
Print journals have seen a decrease in subscriptions which has cut into already minuscule budgets to produce issues and pay writers. But while subscription numbers can be seen decreasing…submissions are on the upswing.
Take a look at what current editors of both online and print magazines have to say about trying to stay afloat in the precarious world of literary publishing and foraying not only into online-only content, but into other ventures to keep their journals alive.
Deadline: April 30, 2020
This anthology seeks to offer a channel for people under 22 to talk to older people about their experiences and concerns. We are looking for short stories, poetry, essay, memoir, from people under 22 discussing what worries you? What angers you, or delights you? In other words: what’s on your mind? Submit up to three poems, or one short story, essay, or memoir up to 5000-words. Art and graphic stories are more than welcome, but the book will in black and white. Everyone under 22 is welcome. We are especially interested in voices from undeserved communities too often left out of the discussion. www.flexiblepub.com/22_under_22
The end of February is officially here…but there is still today and tomorrow to make your February submission goals happen! Check out these calls for submissions and writing and book contests with upcoming deadlines.
Calls for Submissions
February Submission Deadlines
Closes February 28: Chicken Soup for the Soul seeks true stories and poems on the theme of dreams for its Listen to Your Dreams anthology. There is no fee to submit. They are a paying market.
Closes February 29: Wordrunner eChapbooks is open to submissions for its 10th anniversary issue through tomorrow. They want your best works of fiction, personal narratives, novel excerpts, memoirs, and poetry. They are a paying market. $3 fee.
March Submission Deadlines
Anomaly. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations, Audio, Video, Art. $3 Fee. Deadline: March 1.
Jenny Magazine. Issue 18: Revitalizing the Small Town. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. No fee. Deadline: March 1. [Read more…] about Weekly Roundup for Calls & Contests :: February 28, 2020
Jacar Press, A Community Active Press, publishes poetry chapbooks, full-length collections, anthologies, and an award-winning online magazine, One which features Pulitzer Prize winners and new poets from 6 continents. Book sales support progressive organizations, including groups that address racism, gender discrimination, immigration issues, women’s initiatives, violence and abuse, prisoner reintegration programs, and others. Jacar Press offers low-cost workshops featuring writers like Lynn Emanuel, Patricia Spears Jones, Dorianne Laux, Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Nelson, Ilya Kaminsky, etc. Chapbook and full-length contests open through April 30. Past judges have included Chana Bloch, Toi Derricotte, Hélène Cardona, Lola Haskins, Rickey Laurentiis, Dorianne Laux, Jamaal May, and others. jacarpress.com/submissions/#contests
The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction is accepting submissions through March 14, 2020. Winner receives $2,000 and publication in the Fall issue of literary magazine Colorado Review. $15 fee to submit by mail or $17 via Submittable. Learn more…
June 1 is the deadline to submit essays to literary magazine The Fiddlehead‘s 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest. The reading fee entitles entrants to a one-year subscription. This also includes the 75th anniversary issue. Winner receives $2,000 CAD and publication in the Autumn 2020 issue. Learn more..
The Raleigh Review has been publishing as an independent nonprofit for 10 years. They are currently open to submissions of fiction and poetry for their Fall 2020 issue. Submission deadline is March 31. They do charge a small fee. Learn more…
Biannual online literary magazine Orson’s Review has a new website. It was formerly included on the website of parent company Orson’s Publishing, but has now branched off on its own.
The new site has a nice, minimalist design to highlight the work published.
All the archives have moved as well so you can read issues one through three on the new site. Plus, you can read interviews with contributors. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive notifications when Issue 4 is released soon.
Fourth Genre: Explorations of Nonfiction seeks submissions to its annual Steinberg Essay Contest. $20 fee; $1,000 prize and publication awarded to winner. This year’s judge is former editor Laura Julier. Deadline to enter is March 15, 2020. Learn more…
Online literary magazine Brilliant Flash Fiction is accepting entries to its Lost in the Library writing contest. Deadline to submit fiction on this theme is May 30. There is no fee to submit. Learn more…