Three Themed Calls for Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | August 18, 2016

These three different calls for submission are all very different. The first one is my personal favorite and it is a paying market.

The First Line: “In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that he didn’t exist.”

The First Line is a literary journal that publishes short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors.

All short stories with the first line “In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that he didn’t exist.” must be submitted by November 1, 2016.

The first line pays $25-$50 to all fiction contributors. To learn more, visit their website here.

Jenny:  Women

Jenny, an online literary journal published by YSU is putting together an issue featuring work by writers who identify as women. The deadline is September 10th.

To learn more visit their website here.


Eyedrum Periodically: Fusion

Eyedrum Periodically is seeking works of poetry, fiction, essay, drama, visual art, including graphic art and comics, multimedia, and genre-defying oeuvres concerned with the theme, Fusion. All submissions must be made by September 5th.

The theme should be interpreted as broadly as possible: fusion of genres, of subject matter, of cuisines, of nuclei. Collaborative projects will be given special consideration insofar as they represent a synergistic fusion of different media, subjects, genres, etc. We welcome the work of writers and artists with extensive publication credits or none at all., as well as those with non-traditional backgrounds.

Learn more at their website.