31st October 2014
Submissions open for debut issue of Brain of Forgetting
Theme : Stones Brain of Forgetting,
a new online journal, aims to publish new poetry, flash fiction and
creative non-fiction that negotiates imagination, history and memory
in engaging with the past. Submissions of unpublished work are being
sought for the debut issue, which explores the theme of 'Stones'.
Please submit up to four poems or two pieces of flash
fiction/creative non-fiction (up to 1,000 words max.) to
firstname.lastname@example.org before October 31st,
2014. Submissions of graphic literature and visual art are also
welcome. Please view
http://www.brainofforgetting.com for full guidelines before
1st November 2014
Vallum Contemporary Poetry
would like to invite you to share the following call for
What does it
mean to bend, to yield? Surrender manifests in different ways: joy,
despair, a willingness to give up one’s “totality” for someone or
something other than him or her self. We surrender to vices, to
glory, to the divine, or to the void. How do you “surrender?” Send
us your best poems!
November 1, 2014
information and guidelines, please visit us online:
1st November 2014
Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions For
Issue 39 Deadline: 1st November 2014
UK-based literary magazine Neon is
looking for short stories and poetry to publish in an upcoming
issue. Simultaneous submissions and reprints are accepted, and our
response time is less than one month. Accepted contributors receive
a copy of the magazine and a small royalty.
To get an idea of the
kind of work Neon publishes, please read an issue (it's free
to do so online). If you think your work might be suitable, then
visit the "Guidelines" page (http://www.neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=116)
for more information on how to send your work.
14th November 2014.
My name is Neely Goniodsky, and I am an
independent animator based in Seattle, WA.
I invite you to submit your poetry to my Animated
Poetry Contest! By mid November, I will be selecting one poem and
turning it into an animated film -- with professional voice-over
narration and an original musical score.
am I looking for? Long or short, tragic or comic, it doesn’t matter
as long as it’s good. Brilliant? Even better.
participate? An animated version of your poem will make your work
more publicly accessible, AND you will also get worldwide
distribution to film festivals.
Details: The author of the selected poem will receive a copy of the
finished film, which can be used as a promotional video. The film
will be distributed to International Animation Film Festivals around
the world. In case of cash prizes, the poet will receive 15% of all
monetary festival awards.
send your poems to email@example.com
Deadline for submissions: November 14th, 2014
March 27th, 2015
1st December 2014
is a bi-annual print devoted to poetry within the arts.
Ouse has now opened its 'call for submissions' on
the forthcoming Autumn/Winter issue. Guidelines are as follows:
1) Please send no less than three and no
more than six poems with each submission
2) Poems must be the
original work of the author and not have been published prior to
your current submission
3) All submissions are to be posted to
our office address (below). We will not accept email submission as
we will not run an internet platform for our current publication
4) Please ensure the following checklist has been met
before posting i) A4 page with name, titles, 50 word bio ii) Poems
are printed on separate A4 pages showing the authors full name on
each page iii) adequate postage fees are met, and iv) enclose a SAE
for editorial response
5) Please ensure copies of each poem are
kept for personal reference as submissions will not be returned
SUBMISSIONs sent to: Ouse Editions, Bakery House, 1 Trent Road,
London, SW2 5BJ
Our guest editor
will select and notify successful contributors within 28 days of the
closing date: 1st December 2014
This issue welcomes the London
based poet Ryan Whatley as guest editor.
Here is the advice he
gives contributors for the Autumn/Winter addition:
heard that a truly accomplished lyric poem is one that is able to
bring the invisible thought into the visible domain. Well, I will be
selecting poems that target and achieve the opposite. I will be on
the look out for poetry that realises its status through formal
control and by making the visible poem an invisible extension of the
active world. I want to encourage contributors to be daring - to be
technically astute, of course, but most of all, to be daring. Theme,
tone, timbre and tenor are at the poet's discretion.
My editorial process will
begin by weighing each poem, individually, to produce a working long
list, before moving on to the critique of each submission, in total,
so as to clarify any inkling or intrigue I have of artistic
intention. Good luck.'
funding for the arts and this includes paying its contributors. If
successful you will be notified of which category your submission
has entered, which are as follows:
Category A - £10 for 1 poem
". B - £30 for 2-3 poems
". C - £50 for featured poet*
*Featured poets will be invited to publish between three and five
poems and subsequently interviewed by our guest editor in discussion
around the merits of their work'
1st December 2014
'Tribe is an international online arts magazine.
We’re looking for your international short stories, flash
fiction, poetry and haiku for a new creative writing
micro-publication. We want creative writing that is based on an
international and cultural theme. Do you have some creative writing
about a particular country you have visited? A particular culture?
An international affair? Something colloquial? Then send it our way!
We want writing that is fresh, exciting, experimental, and gives a
new light to its subject. We don’t shy away from the traditional,
but we do look for all writing to be given contemporary treatment in
both form and content. We recommend taking a look through some back
issues, before submitting, to get a better idea of what we’re into.
Send up to four poems, 2,500 words of fiction, or six haiku,
with a one line bio, as a word document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: 1st December 2014.
31st December 2014
Long Exposure Magazine is a new online based
magazine and creative project based in Wales, U.K. The aims behind
the project are primarily to investigate ways in which the visual
and textual can interact and inspire one another, and furthermore
what both images and literature continue to reveal to us about
issues such as history and identity, including both creative and
critical approaches. We are looking to publish poetry, fiction,
creative non-fiction and scholarly work, a typical submission being
6 poems or 2 pieces of prose. Our current focus is on ekphrastic
poetry, with critical work on this genre also forthcoming.
Our scope is both inclusive and international.
The magazine has so far published work and received submissions from
around the UK and the U.S., and featured work by writers with a
strong history of writing and publication as well as giving a first
publication to others.
Our website and progress so far, including full
submissions guidelines, can be viewed here:
http://longexposuremagazine.com/ and all submissions or other
enquiries sent to
We are looking to continue to develop and gain
the interest of writers and artists as potential contributors and to
expand our readership, building towards a first full digital
edition, and possibly print copies in the future.
31st December 2014
mgv2>publishing is calling for
submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and
artwork for a very special anthology collecting as
many Irish artists and writers as possible.
edited by Peter O'Neill, this anthology is due out
on April 16, 2015.
All submissions must be sent
as an attachment to mgv2publishing [at] gmail [dot]
From this day to December 31 for the
anthology to be published through lulu.com and
amazon.com both in paperback and Kindle.
two fiction/non-fiction, three work of art, poems or
One of the artist's work will be
chosen as a cover art.
Tough we won't check your
identity, you must be from Irish descent living in a
foreign country and/or living in Ireland --
including Ulster of course.
No monetary payment
but each contributor will receive a digital version
of the anthology with the possibility to order a
print anthology at editor's price.
Queries to be
addressed to Walter Ruhlmann editor of the journal
mgversion2>datura, the literary blog Beakful, and
publisher at mgv2>publishing.
Call for submissions: Irish Literature Anthology
1st February 2015
Now Open for Submissions!
We want your
Well, not literally. We want your tomato stories. Yes,
you read that right. Stories about tomatoes. And poetry. And
recipes. And artwork.
Ink Monkey and Amoeba Ink are joining
together to create an anthology dedicated to the fruit/vegetable.
And we need you.
Tomatoes MUST play a
large part in your piece. No, it doesn’t have to be an ode to your
love (or hate) of the tomato, but you have to include them somehow
in your story. If we can’t find the tomato reference, we won’t take
your story, no matter how good it is.
Stories must be under 7500
words. If you have a piece that is longer, query first. Any genre
will be considered. Remember the tomato.
We will also accept
poetry of any length, original recipes, and artwork. The artwork
must be reproducible in black and white. We have a cover artist, so
don’t even ask.
Stories must be PG-13 or milder. We will
consider some language and slight violence, so long as it is
important to the story.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Fried
Green Tomatoes, Veggie Tales, and Ratatouille have been done before.
Payment and release:
We plan to release
this anthology at the Tomato Arts Festival in East Nashville, TN, in
summer of 2015. A Kickstarter campaign will launch before that.
Story authors will be paid as follows: Under 3k - $10, over 3k -
$20. Miscellaneous pieces (artwork, recipes, poetry of at least a
page) - $5. Haiku - $1 each.
In the event of a successful
Kickstarter campaign, we will increase these payment amounts.
Contributors will also be able to purchase contributor copies at a
OPEN SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2015, via the
No exceptions to the deadline.
anthology officially releases August 7, 2015.