Archive for Call for Submissions

CFS: Help Wanted, The Poetry of Work

The Floating Bridge Review has issued a special call for submissions on the subject of poetry and work (obviously, one of my favorite subjects!). Stop by and take a look at the guidelines.  Submissions are due on March  31, 2014.

Zombie Blues Villanelle

It’s zombie season!  In a few weeks, zombies (along with superheroes, vampires, monsters and princesses) will invade our neighborhoods, but for now  check out “Zombie Blues Villanelle,” by Tim Seibles over at Blog This Rock.  Seibles is also the judge for the 2014 Split this Rock poetry contest.  Check out the submission guidelines here.  The deadline is November 1.


CFS: Our Fragile Environment

Bellevue Literary Review has posted its latest call for submissions.  From now until February 1, 2014, the journal is accepting submissions (nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that explore illness, health, and healing in the context of environmental issues. According to the website, editors are seeking “experiences and varied perspectives of the environment, touching upon issues of the human body, health and healing. Primarily, we are looking for fresh writing that illuminates some aspect of humanity and human experience.”  See the journal’s website for more details.

CFS: Wonders of the World

Chautauqua literary journal is now accepting submissions for its 2014 theme: Wonders of the World.  Submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction will be considered until November 15.  Chautauqua has now also added a new section for “Young Voices” which considers work from writers who are ages 12 – 18.  Take a look here for complete guidelines.

CFS: The West Coast & Beyond

For the past few years, the editors at the Crab Orchard Review have been publishing theme issues dedicated to various regions of the United States. This fall they are seeking submissions for writing that explores “the people, places, history, and changes shaping these U.S. States, Commonwealths, and Territories: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawai’i, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, and other areas which have been a part of the United States beyond the Lower 48 States (excepting those States listed here).” The submission window is August 15, 2013 through October 1, 2013.  Check the journal’s website for complete guidelines.

CFS: Women and Nature

The Fourth River has announced a special themed issue titled Women and Nature.  According to the journal’s website, “We are looking for poetry and creative nonfiction, written by women, inspired by the natural world or addressing environmental concerns.  Although we will accept lined poems and traditional essays, we are most interested in seeing prose poetry or lyric essays.”  And guess what?  They are accepting submissions now! (Yes, during the summer!)  Take a look at the guidelines for more information and deadlines.

CFS: HCR’s Special Issue on Pop Culture

The Hobble Creek Review wants your poems about pop culture!  The submission period for the fall issue that will host this theme starts on June 15 and runs to August 1. Poet Collin Kelley will be the guest editor.  According to the website, “The poems you submit should be inspired by or include references to literature, film, television, comics, historical events, sports, or moments from the news headlines.”  Check out the full guidelines here and then get your poems ready to submit!

CFS: Rust, Dust & Lust

Slipstream has announced the journal’s new theme!  From June 1, 2013 until next June, the editors will be looking for poems related to the theme, Rust Dust & Lust.  (Now, that is my kind of theme!) According to the website, creative interpretations are welcome.  Check Slipstream’s website for more information.

CFS: Love Poems

Spring is here and love is in the air. Rattle is looking for your love poems!  Now through October 15, 2013, the journal will be accepting submissions for love poems of any kind.  Read here for complete guidelines. The editors will also be considering narrative essays about love poetry.

CFS: Unreal Poems

The editors of Poemeleon are now accepting submissions for their next issue: the Unreal.  What defines the unreal?  According to the journal’s website,  the unreal could be defined in many ways including works that are magical realist, fabulist, or speculative or poems that otherwise incorporate the strange, the surreal, and the unreal, whether or not it could possibly really exist. Submissions will be considered until June 30, 2013.  Take a look here for complete guidelines.

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