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To be considered as a featured poet in Caught in the Net or for our Poem of the Week, please send one poem and bio to mark subject “poetry submission” 


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5th February 2016

Offbeat.  Calling the zany, the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky—we want to read your writing! The Offbeat, a literary journal specializing in undisputedly unique works of fiction, poetry, prose, and graphic short stories, is now accepting submissions. We cater to the bizarre, the whimsical, and the outlandish. Show us writing that falls off the beaten path in an intriguing way!

We ask for different. We DO NOT mean unnecessarily explicit content produced purely for the purpose of being shocking. We are interested in quality. So no matter where you come from or what you do, we want to hear from you!

General Guidelines:
Multiple poems may be submitted but poetry submissions should not exceed 3 pages total. Graphic short stories should not exceed 10 pages. All other pieces should be limited to 4,000 words.

Everyone feel free to submit to as many categories as you’d like.

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted under the condition that you will immediately inform us if your work is being published elsewhere.

Upon acceptance of your submission, you have granted The Offbeat first publication rights of your piece.
Submit here:

7th February 2016

Humans and Other Animals

Around the world animals are an integral part of people’s lives, be it for companionship, as food or work colleagues, as inspiration for art or because of conservation issues. We’re looking for stories that reflect these complex relationships to form an anthology around the theme ‘Humans and Other Animals’.

Stories can be from an animal’s or a person’s point of view, they can reflect any aspect of our connection to animals and can be in any genre long as they have a strong geographic connection.

Submission guidelines

·         All submissions must be in English and emailed to Please attach submissions as Word documents.

  • Submissions must broadly fit the theme of the anthology (i.e. man’s relationships with animals from around the world). If you are unsure what kind of pieces are likely to be acceptable please contact us by email at
  • Submissions can be either short stories, (max 2,500 words) or flash fiction max 700 words). There is no minimum length for either. Poetry or essays will not be accepted.
  • Please do not send more than three entries.
  • The selection process is anonymous so please do not include any identification on the story itself. All entries should have a separate cover page with: your name; address, contact information and the title of the story.
  • All manuscripts should be typed, double spaced with wide margins and have the title of the story and page numbers in the footer.
  • The deadline for submissions is 7th February 2016.
  • Editors’ decisions are final.

For more information and to submit a story go to

28th February 2016

Little lantern Press are accepting submissions of poetry (1 - 6 poems) and short stories (1 - 2 pieces) for Skylark Review, a twice yearly print magazine. Our submissions page containing our full guidelines can be found at Our reading periods are 1st March - 31st August and 1st October - 28th February. There are no submission fees and payment for accepted work is one copy of the magazine. Please visit our website for subscription information as well as any open calls for anthologies and poetry pamphlets. We can also be found on Facebook at

1st April 2016

Neon is a UK-based literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose from anywhere in the world. At the moment we're looking for submissions to be published in our next and future issues. We're particularly interested in seeing more submissions from writers based in the UK.

If you're a writer of poetry or prose, please have a look at the magazine to see if your work might be at home there. If you think it would be, then consult the guidelines and send something along!

Published writers receive a copy of the magazine and a small royalty. Neon accepts reprints and simultaneous submissions, and we'll try and provide feedback to anyone who supports the magazine. Full details can be found on the guidelines page on the website (

31st May 2016

whimperbang, an online journal of artistic commentary, published three times a year, invites the submission of serious, directed artistic expressions that reflect or comment upon today’s world. All literary and visual genres will be considered. Submissions may be sent via lightning-fast email: See our “Submission Guidelines” at