If you have the urge to “get small” maybe you should consider sending your work to Inch Magazine. Inch is a quarterly magazine devoted to tiny poems and tiny fiction. They believe that “good things come in small packages,” so they focus their eight pages on poems of one to nine lines, or fiction of 750 words or fewer. Their Fall 2012 issue will be dedicated to short memoir. Submit by November 1, 2012. Their theory is, if life is too short then you shouldn't need more than 700 words to tell your tale. ‘Nough said. Submit your smallest and best stuff here.
Or maybe you have an obsession that has been eating away at your creative time? Write about it and then submit to 580 Split – it’s what they are looking for. 580 Split is the graduate literary journal housed at Mills College in Oakland, California. They are seeking “work that inquires into, is inspired by, or speaks directly to the idea of obsession.” So if you have something on paper that fits this, send it to them by October 28, 2012.
And just to cover a new kid on the block, we want to send you over to look at Spry Literary Journal. The journal is currently looking for submissions for its inaugural issue, which will be published in December 2012. They envision Spry as a literary journal that features “undiscovered and established writers' concise, experimental, hybrid, modern, vintage or just-plain-vulnerable writing.” They see their magazine as “a place for people who excel at taking risks, who thrive under pressure - for people whose words and rhythms are spry.” Sounds good, and we wish them the best. Submit to them here.