Three Themed Calls for Submission Closing in August

Written by Emily Harstone | July 21, 2016

All of the following themed calls for submissions end in August. Other than that, they have little in common.

Halfway Down the Stairs: Fortune

Halfway Down the Stairs publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews. Every issue has a theme. They are currently accepting submissions for their September issue, which will be themed Fortune. Submissions will close on August 1, 2016. Learn more at their website here.

Litro: India and the Global South

The deadline is August 18th, 2016. Work can be no more than 4,000 words.

This issue will showcase fiction from and about the Indian experience in relating to lands of the Global South: not necessarily centred on India but emanating from the diaspora – including its emigre communities and its exiles.

We’re used to seeing and reading about India exoticized and the diaspora experience reduced to desi angst in assimilating to the developed West. But there are extraordinary stories to be told of the interactions of Indians with Africa (including Mauritius and Reunion where Indians account for significant pluralities), the Caribbean, and the rest of the South Asian subcontinent. We want to read your story on what India’s connection to the Global South means to you – tales of Indians in Africa and Africans in India, Indians in the Caribbean, Indians looking to, travelling in or reacting to lands other than those of the developed Occident.

We accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction, and nonfiction. We do not accept poetry.

Visit their website here.

The Capilano Review: Food

The Capilano Review publishes venturesome experimental writing and art. They pay all of their contributors.

The Capilano Review invites submissions of new work for an upcoming special issue focused on the necessities (45%), pains (40%), and pleasures (15%) of food. We’re looking primarily for poetry but also welcome short fiction, essays, and artwork made by anyone whose own cognitive mapping of the terrain—of food production and consumption, histories and economies, pathologies and realities—produces percentage-breakdowns somewhat akin to ours.

The deadline for submissions is August 31st. Learn more at their submittable page.