Calls for Submissions

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

November 2022 eLitPak :: Undergraduate Students, Submit Your Creative Work to The Tower

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Deadline: November 30, 2022
The Tower magazine is open for submissions from undergraduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities within the U.S. Send us your poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, and visual art! Our open-ended theme for the 2023 edition is Patchwork, which for us connotes crafting, patience, attention, salvage, repair, diversity, togetherness, endurance—and more! Show us what Patchwork means to you! View flyer and visit website for more information.

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Call :: The Common Seeks Writing from Farmworkers

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The Common, the award-winning literary journal based at Amherst College, is announcing an open call for writing submissions from the farmworker and farm laborer community—the migrant, seasonal, and often immigrant laborers who make up much of the US agricultural workforce—to be published as a special portfolio in the fall of 2023.

The Common invites work from current and former farmworkers of all ages, as well as those raised in farmworker families who experienced the stories and effects of this work through their parents or other relations. This portfolio offers space to work that voices the diversity of farmwork and farmworkers and their wide range of experiences: the physical, emotional, and financial struggles, the dangers and injustices, but also the rituals and celebrations, and the profound strength, skill, ingenuity, and resilience that are essential to this life.

This portfolio will be edited in collaboration with guest co-editor Miguel M. Morales, a Lambda Literary Fellow and an alum of VONA/Voices and of the Macondo Writers Workshop who grew up in Texas working as a migrant and seasonal farmworker.

Submissions close February 1, 2023. Payment for accepted work is $200 for prose pieces and $40 per poem.

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Call :: Third Street Review Inaugural Issue

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Nonprofit Third Street Writers has announced they are launching their very own literary magazine – Third Street Review. They are currently accepting submissions for the inaugural issue. They are a paying market and welcome work from writers and artists from all cultural backgrounds and experience levels.

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Inaugural Call :: ISSUED: Stories of Service

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The newly launched ISSUED: Stories of Services is accepting submissions of stories by active-duty military, veterans, and family members in the form of poetry and flash prose. Appropriately, the deadline is Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2022. Editors hope for works that express the “spectrum of experiences within military life, including gender and sexuality, BIPOC voices, physical and mental health combat, enlisting and separating, family and relationships, and reintegration into society.” The publication also welcomes visual art in any genre. ISSUED is supported by the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement at Arizona State University. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the publication’s website.