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March 19, 2020

Yellow Arrow Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Yellow Arrow is a nontraditional publisher producing a hand-bound journal of poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews written by authors who identify as women. They see creativity as an act of service and a path toward communal empathy. With that in mind, they aim to spotlight and inspire underrepresented authors. They encourage authors who identify…

March 5, 2020

Bracken: Now Seeking Submissions Poetry and Fiction

Bracken is an online literary magazine exploring “human nature as part of nature.” Stunning original artwork coupled with poetry and short fiction makes this eye-catching digital journal a memorable read. They publish a wide range of forms and writing styles for a broad audience, but they tend to favor lyrical magical realism. You can get…

November 14, 2019

Mythridate Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new independent print journal, Mythridate is “an indie magazine for neo-romantics.” With a longing for nostalgic beauty, Mythridate curates a collection of writing to satisfy today’s antique-loving artist. Mythridate is an aesthetically pleasing, full-color print journal. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Now through December 1st, Mythridate is seeking submissions for their…

July 19, 2019

Full Bleed: Now Seeking Submissions

A beautifully designed print and online annual from Maryland Institute College of Art, Full Bleed is seeking poetry, fiction, graphic essays, and nonfiction. Their eclectic aesthetic reflects the broad range of voices that inform contemporary art and design. They welcome conflicting perspectives and evolving ideas, essential to progress. To get a sense of their style,…

May 29, 2019

Eye to the Telescope: Now Seeking Speculative Poetry

An established online journal of speculative poetry, Eye to the Telescope is seeking submissions for their 33rd issue: “Infection,” edited by Sara Tantlinger. Since 2011, Eye to the Telescope has published science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative poetry in their quarterly, themed journal. The project boasts the backing of the Science Fiction & Fantasy…

May 23, 2019

SICK: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new magazine written by people experiencing chronic illness and disability, SICK is seeking submissions for online publication. They publish thoughtful writing on a wide variety of topics: arts, culture, politics, feminism, lifestyle, sports, music, literature, and more. SICK hopes to showcase the unique perspectives of people experiencing chronic illness and disability, in relation to…

May 16, 2019

Terra Preta Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal that pays contributors, Terra Preta Review is seeking poetry, translations, creative non-fiction, craft essays, literary reviews, art, collages, and photography for their second edition, scheduled for publication in September. Terra Preta is named after an uncommonly rich Amazonian soil, formed from ancient indigenous trash heaps. Just as Terra Preta’s fertility arises…

February 27, 2019

Scum: Now Seeking Submissions

An established online literary journal with “filthy feminist leanings,” Scum is seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, rants, memoirs, and whatever else you want to send. Since 2013, they’ve published new writing year-round a couple times a week, and they don’t care what anyone thinks about it. They publish writing of all varieties, and the best way…

January 17, 2019

MARY: Now Seeking Submissions

MARY: A Journal of New Writing, is a thoughtfully designed online journal sponsored by the MFA in creative writing program at Saint Mary’s College of California. MARY is buzzing with daring, strange fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid writing from both new and established authors. They’ve published work by D.A. Powell, Dorathea Lasky, Peter Orner, Bruce…

September 13, 2018

Trigger Warning: Now Seeking Fiction Submissions

Trigger Warning is an online zine of pulpy short fiction published with pictures. They aim to capture the feel of the cheap rag digests of the 70’s and 80’s with two-tone illustrations. They’re looking for science fiction, horror, fantasy, and noir, or anything else that would fit in on The Twilight Zone. John Skewes, a…

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