Category Calls for Submissions

Calls for submissions from literary magazines, independent publishers, literary events, and more.

Call :: Woodcrest Literary Journal 2022 Open Reading Period

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Woodcrest, the literary journal of Cabrini University, announces their reading period is now open through November 1 (or until their limit is reached). They aim to publish work that surprises and challenges the human experience and encourage writers to reach their past issues before submitting. There is no fee. See their full ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Call :: Chestnut Review Seeking Stubborn Artists for Winter 2023 Issue

That’s right. As of July 1, literary magazine Chestnut Review began accepting work for their Winter 2023. You have until September 30 to submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. No fee for shorter works; $5 fee for longer works. They are a paying market! Stop by their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Call :: Cherry Tree Now Open for Submissions

Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal is open to submissions for its next issue through October 1, 2022. They want to read your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The $3 reading fee helps them to pay contributors and 10% of those fees will be donated to Minary’s Dream Alliance, a community nonprofit with strong mentorship programs for at-risk youth. The editors will make a matching donation.

Stop by their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Call :: Consequence’s Fall 2022 Reading Period Now Open

Consequence’s Fall 2022 reading period officially opened to submissions on July 15! They are seeking any and all literary and visual art that deals with the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence as experienced by combatants, victims, or witnesses. They especially are seeking fiction and translation. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

July 2022 :: Issue 85 of Kaleidoscope Available Now! Accepting Submissions Year-round.

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In this issue you’ll find nuggets of contentment as authors share stories of disability and the connections they experience with those who travel this journey with them. A pioneer in its field, Kaleidoscope magazine publishes literature and artwork that creatively explore the experience of disability. Submit your best work to us today! Visit our website or view our flyer for more information.

If you’re not a current NewPages Newsletter subscriber, you can access the full July 2022 eLitPak here.

July 2022 eLitPak :: Divot Poetry Reading for Issues 5 & 6

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Rolling submission deadline
Divot Poetry wants to read your poems for Issues 5 and 6. We value fresh imagery and startling ways to describe the human condition. See our submission guidelines for full information. We look forward to reading your poetry; you inspire us. View flyer or visit website to learn more.

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Call :: River Heron Review – Poems, For Now

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River Heron Review online poetry journal offers readers a supplemental issue, Poems, For Now, highlighting poems responding to the current socio-political climate. Writers are invited to submit up to three poems that respond to the questions: What are the issues that concern you? Prompt you to action? The next submission period is July 15 – September 15 with publication on October 15, 2022. River Heron Review will donate $1 from each submission fee to Philabundance, the Philadelphia area’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America.