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.


  • 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

  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline: May 18, 2018
 Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 8. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’ll probably be the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and

  • UFP Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at

  • Glassworks Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Micro Essays
  • Deadline: Rolling
 Glassworks Magazine seeks flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in Flash Glass, our online feature. In glassworking, "flashed glass" is a specific technique by which color is not simply added, but is created by layering, opening almost unlimited possibilities of variation. The glass allows light to shine through but prevents inquisitive eyes from invading people's privacy. Send us your written work that does the same! All work published online in Flash Glass is included in a print anthology at the end of the year. Submit up to three shorts under 500 word. Guidelines and submit

  • The MacGuffin is Now Reading for Summer
  • Deadline: Rolling

With warmer days in mind, The MacGuffin is now accepting work for our Summer 2018 issue. Send us the tale of your most harrowing cross-country Griswold-esque family vacation or maybe an essay about that time you “accidentally” flipped the staff golf cart at band camp. Send in a poetic tribute to the longest day of the year or maybe an ode to the family of potholes (still not patched up) that you pass—or try to—every morning before work. For full submission guidelines, check us out at or shoot us an email at

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