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!

  • Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Quality Writing about the Natural World
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at

  • Crux Magazine is Accepting Submissions for Our Spring 2018 Issue!
  • Deadline: October 15, 2017

Crux Magazine is a biannual nonprofit magazine that shares people's stories and provides a space for underrepresented and diverse voices. We're looking for creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for our Spring 2018 issue! The issue's theme is livelihood. Tell us about your experiences securing the necessities of life! What do you/have you done for work? What were the good things/difficulties involved? Keep in mind, our themes are always loose and we approach everything with an open mind. We'd love to hear your story! Send your story to from Oct. 1st - Oct. 15th. Go to cruxmagazine.orgfor submission details!

  • Wraparound South Seeks Submissions for Fall and Themed Spring Editions
  • Deadline: October 25, 2017

Wraparound South is accepting submission for its fall edition. We are also opening submissions for to the spring edition themed “Roots.” We will accept pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, art, photography, and mixed genre works about family, culture, new beginnings, old traditions, heritage, honor, and the strange fruit grown in the south. The fall edition is open to any theme. Refer to for submission instructions.

  • rinky dink press (rdp): Call for Micropoetry
  • Deadline: October 31, 2017

rdp is currently accepting collections of 5-6 thematically related micropoems (i.e. poems consisting of between 25 & 40 words each) for our Winter 2017 microzine series, which will feature 10 single-author collections in 2.75” x 4.25” format (yes, it’s tiny, aka micro!). Poems can form a cohesive narrative or adhere loosely to a theme. Most importantly, we privilege finely-crafted verse, conscientious in its intent. Please send your submission of 5-6 micropoems in a single word doc to For more information about our press, visit The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2017.

  • Dirty Paws Poetry Review Seeking Poetry for First Issue
  • Deadline: November 15, 2017

We're looking for poetry of any and all styles and voices. Poetry that breaks open its subject to reveal value. Poetry that is unafraid of facing the truth and unashamed of having hope. Check out our submission guidelines for full details on how to submit:

  • The Chaos is Seeking Nonfiction about Work
  • Extended Deadline: October 10, 2017

The Chaos is seeking narrative personal essays about “Work”for our fall issue. Send us writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics, competition at work, etcetera. 1,500-7,500 words.

  • Brilliant Submissions Wanted
  • Deadline: Rolling

Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please.

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