This page contains various calls for submissions, in no particular order, and will be updated frequently to keep it relevant. If you know of anything that might be of interest to our students, please let me know at Thanks!

  • One Person's Trash Accepting Submissions for Issue 4

We are a literary journal about homelessness that prints quarterly and features high quality work on our website. In addition, One Person's Trash is sold by the South Sound area homeless population with them keeping all profits. We are seeking submissions for Issue 4. We want your stories of street life and getting by; your poems about the folks under the overpasses and in the alleyways; your art that speaks to, by, or of the homeless. Please send us your fiction and nonfiction stories, your poems and visual art, your work of the heart on homelessness. Thank you.

  • Gival Press Celebrates Its 20th Year in 2018—Contests and Call for Submissions

Gival Press celebrates its 20th year in 2018. Join our family of published artists, authors, and poets. Sponsored Contests: LGBTQ poem, Oscar Wilde Award, Prize $100/online publication; Short Story Award, Prize $1000/online publication; Biennial Novel Award, Prize $3000/book publication; Biennial Poetry Award, Prize $1000/book publication. Guidelines, visit: Our eJournal ArLiJo’s next reading period is January 15 to March 15, 2018. Looking for art, short fiction, and poetry. Visit:

  • The Broke Bohemian's Spring Edition 2018
  • Deadline: March 14, 2018

The Broke Bohemian is now accepting submissions for the Spring Edition 2018! We publish pieces at the forefront of unconventional thought and outlandish perspectives. Get wild. Wear your activism proudly. Bare your teeth. Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty. We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who've been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! Half of all donations are given to the ACLU. Come join the Bohemians! The Broke Bohemian's Spring Edition 2018 is sponsored by

  • 45th Parallel Magazine is Open for Submissions
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018

45th Parallel, a literary magazine run by Oregon State University’s MFA and MA students, seeks work by established and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms, and visual art with an eye toward promoting diverse voices and talents within (and without) each genre. We seek writing that pulses with life, blood, and guts—work whose rhythm we can set our hearts to. 45th Parallel’s submissions period runs from October - March. For more on our submissions guidelines check out our

  • The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
    The 2018 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Vandana Khanna (poetry) & Lan Samantha Chang (fiction). Entry fee: $30. Entry period: December 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018. For complete guidelines visit

  • Temenos: Open Call - Spring 2018
  • Deadline: April 6, 2018

Temenos announces open call for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, and art and photography! We will accept and publish the very best submissions in our upcoming Spring 2018 edition. Fee for submission is $4. Submission deadline is April 6th. Submission inquiries can be directed to . 

  • Cumberland River Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline: April 30, 2018

The Cumberland River Review reads during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aims to maintain a regular response time of three months. We read and encourage simultaneous submissions and acquire First North American Serial Rights and the right to maintain an archive copy of accepted work online. (All other rights revert to our authors upon publication.) We nominate work for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other anthologies and prizes. As always, our hope is to feature work of moral consequence.

  • MAYDAY Magazine Seeks Submissions for Special Issue on "Speculation"
  • Deadline: May 15, 2018
 For its next issue, MAYDAY Magazine invites submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, book and film reviews, interviews, works of translation, and visual art that address the theme of SPECULATION. Submissions may speculate on the personal (loves lost, roads not taken, disasters avoided) and/or the political (possible histories, events that didn’t happen, events that may happen in the future) and/or the cosmic (what could have been but isn’t, what should never be yet feels inevitable). Submissions may fall into a genre category, but MAYDAY remains committed to literary quality: clear language, strong images, memorable characters, innovative structure, and deep human

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