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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Unusual Call For Submissions

Artistica, is accepting submissions! General guidelines - There is no particular theme. They're hoping to let the 'zine organically evolve on its own from the submissions they receive, and the tapestry is woven by you, the artists. Do not be afraid to be irreverent, satirical, experimental, politically incorrect or fearless. POETRY - 3 to 5 poems. No more than 1 pg (roughly 30 lines) but they do make exceptions. Previously published and simultaneous submissions are welcome. FICTION - 1 to 3 short pieces of flash fiction (1 to 2 pg preferred.) Long pieces are welcomed but will be broken into installments and published in serial format. All genres are welcomed. Email submissions to

Cellpoems, a text-message based poetry journal, is looking for submissions of short poems and poem reviews. Past contributors include Sherman Alexie, Charles Simic, Kimiko Hahn, Matthea Harvey, and Matthew Rohrer. Poems and reviews must be less than 140 characters in length (including spaces). They accept simultaneous submissions, but do not consider previously published work. See their website for additional information, or submit here.

Mason's Road is an online literary journal sponsored by Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing. Run by the graduate students in the program, each issue focuses on a writing craft theme. Contributions are accepted in Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Art, and Audio. Mason's Road aims to focus each issue on a particular element of the writing craft. For their upcoming issue, they're looking for submissions that engage us in considering the opportunities and complexities of an "image." The reading period for Issue #4 is August 15 - November 15, 2011. Submit here.

Feeling ambitious? The Evening Street Press is asking for short novel submissions (90-150pgs) to win the Grassic Short Novel Prize: $500 and publication by the Evening Street Press! Their idea is to emphasize the power, skill and enduring value of the short novel form. The contest is open to writers who have already published books as well as those for whom this is a first book. The winning writer will receive 25 copies from a press run of 250. Submissions accepted May 1, 2011 to December 1, 2011. Here are the submission guidelines.

The Crab Orchard Review is seeking submissions for their Summer/Fall 2012 Special Issue: Due North, which focuses on writing that explores the people, places, history, and changes shaping the states in the U.S. (and the District of Columbia) that make up the Northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. See submission guidelines here. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue.

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