Calls for Submissions

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

Call :: Chestnut Review Spring 2023 Issue

Literary magazine Chestnut Review has closed to submissions for its Winter 2023 issue and is now seeking submissions for the Spring 2023 issue through December 31. Their Autumn 2022 issue will be released later this month, so keep an eye for that dropping and give it a read so you know what they like.

See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Call :: Qua Magazine Seeks Submissions from Michiganders for Fall 2022 Issue

Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine

Based at the University of Michigan – Flint, Qua was founded over 50 years ago. They are currently accepting submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual arts, and photography from writers and artists living in Michigan for the Fall 2022 issue. No fee to submit. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more. Last month to submit!

Call :: September 30 Deadline to Submit to Chestnut Review’s Winter 2023 Issue

Read through the Summer 2022 issue of online literary magazine Chestnut Review and then consider submitting work to their Winter 2023 issue. They pay $120 upon publication. No fee for shorter works; $5 fee for longer works. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more about the kind of work they seek from stubborn artists.

Call :: Plant-Human Quarterly Seeks Work for Upcoming Issues

Plant-Human Quarterly logo

Online literary magazine Plant-Human Quarterly reads submissions that explore the myriad ways writers manifest their relationship to the botanical world year-round. Past contributors include Ellen Bass, Forrest Gander, Kimiko Hahn, and Arthur Sze. Learn more about their submission guidelines and accepted genres by stopping by their ad in the NewPages Classifieds.

Call :: Cherry Tree 2022 Reading Period Open

Cherry Tree literary magazine issue 8 2022 cover image

Learn more about Cherry Tree Issue 8 while you’re thinking about the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry you can submit during their 2022 reading period. Submissions are open through October 1. While they do charge a reading fee, 10% is donated to nonprofit Minary’s Dream Alliance. They are a paying market!

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

August 2022 eLitPak :: About Place Journal is Open for Submissions

August 2022 eLitPak flier for About Place Journal Center of Gravity call for submissions

Deadline: October 15, 2022
The fight for social justice, reproductive rights, and the environment has been ongoing and yet the moment calls for an urgent and sharp response. The artist is to illuminate darkness and make the world better. We need submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art that expresses resistance and collective democratic worldbuilding, worlds with justice as a reality. View flier or visit website to learn more.

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August 2022 eLitPak :: Sans. PRESS – Open Call for New Anthology!

Screenshot of August 2022 eLitPak flier for Sans. PRESS Into Chaos submissions call
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Sans. PRESS, a new indie publisher from Ireland, is looking for short stories for their newest anthology, INTO CHAOS. Open to all genres and writers, we want unexpected stories that show us new layers to reality! Free to submit and selected writers will be offered €150 for stories. View flier or Visit website to learn more.

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Call :: Woodcrest Literary Journal 2022 Open Reading Period

Woodcrest Literary Journal 2022 open reading period banner

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.