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!


  • 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:

  • 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

  • Gambling the Aisle Seeks Submissions for an All-Women’s Edition
  • Deadline: December 2, 2017
Gambling the Aisle is now accepting submissions for its first All-Women’s edition. The pages of issue 13 will be dedicated to, and filled by, female artists and writers of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and other genre-bending creations. If you identify as a woman, please visit our Submittable page ( for more information and to submit.
  • All Genres Created Equal at the GNU!
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017

The motto of the GNU literary journal is "All Genres are Created Equal." We accept traditional literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; but we are also friendly to genre fiction, YA literature, short plays, comics, photography, and writing that defies classification. The GNU is an biannual online literary journal run by the MFA students at National University. We never charge a submission fee. Please see our submission guidelines for details: Deadline for submissions is December 15th, 2017.

  • Submit Your Work for Our First National Issue!
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017

Sand Hills, Augusta University's premiere little magazine, has been committed to publishing the highest quality of creative writing and visual artwork since 1973. Formerly an AU student-only publication, Sand Hills now seeks the best work created by all U.S. residents. All submissions are read blind. A $200 prize will be awarded in the following genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art.

  • 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

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