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Publishing a fourth anthology. Theme: Nature’s World. Fiction only. Information, full call, and guidelines: or query

Compass Rose




Compass Rose is a passionate and diverse group with a wide range of interests. For ten years we've promoted the written and visual work of new and established artists. W are interested in pieces that portray the surreal and the ordinary while expressing new and genuine views of life; those that use new forms and perspectives that test the boundaries of creativity. 


Natural Bridge



Journal of contemporary literature, seeks short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and translations for number 25, guest edited by novelist and short story writer Mary Troy. Number 25 is not themed; seeking original, well-crafted, enlightening, powerful, and entertaining work on any subject, and require first North American serial rights. No genre or adolescent literature. One story or essay per envelope please, and no more than five poems. Submissions close August 31. No electronic submissions. Include SASE for notification. Send to Natural Bridge, Dept. of English, University of Missouri–St. Louis, 1 University Dr., St. Louis, MO 63121.


CLIQUE CALM BOOKS, “The Multicultural Publisher of Emerging and Established Voices




seeks well-crafted poetry, short fiction, and essays by men of all ages and ethnicities for The Global Male: A Bonding of Uplifting Outcomes to spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial challenges. 10 page max. Deadline: September 30. Submit to: CCB, P.O. Box 468, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

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Call for Submissions: Kweli Journal


 well curated literary space for writers of color that encourages experimentation. A place to commune. A place to read new contemporary voices that deserve our attention.

Add your voice. Next reading period: July 16, 2011 to September 16, 2011

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Reading period: July 16, 2011 to September 16, 2011


Poets and Writers

BLOODROOT invites high-quality submissions of unpublished poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction

Submit 3–5 poems: 10 lines to 2 pages. Prose: 5,000-word limit. We read April–September 1. Include SASE for response only. Bloodroot Literary Magazine, P.O. Box 322, Thetford Center, VT 05075. For





Details: Guidelines:

The Women of Color Writers’ Community seeks unpublished writing and artwork. We invite a diversity of WOC voices—featuring one’s own broad interpretation of the theme—living within, overcoming, and challenging confines of culture, status, condition, geography…and the things we choose to write about. Deadline: September 1. Fee: $10.



ANDERBO SEEKS NOVELIST is seeking to post ONE unpublished entire novel on its website by December 1, 2009 for at least the following six months. We will look at the FIRST 30 PAGES (up to 10,000 words) of your e-manuscript and decide within 60 days if we want to see more. THERE IS NO READING FEE and all literary rights will remain with the author. No novel submissions will be accepted after September 1st. We guarantee to choose and use one manuscript, and to pay an honorarium of $300 to the chosen author upon publication.

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Seeks essays, fiction, poetry, visual art, reviews, and interviews by women. For submission guidelines and more information, visit


A new online literary journal focusing on the intersection of writing and spirituality, is looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Emerging and unpublished writers as well as seasoned authors are encouraged to submit. For information:



Newsletter is seeking personal essays from women. For details and submission guidelines, see


Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters, published by St. Francis College in Brooklyn, is actively seeking submissions (poetry, short stories, non-fiction essays, photography and art work) for our third issue.

To see  first two issues and submission guidelines, go to and follow the link.


The Mom Egg

Submission Guidelines:

The Mom Egg publishes sharp, articulate, inventive work by mothers about everything and by everyone about mothers and motherhood. So if you are not a (self-identified) mother, your work should deal with mothers or motherhood.

Submissions period for poetry, fiction, creative prose and art for The Mom Egg 2012 Vol. 10 will be July 15 through Sept. 30, 2011. The issue will be a themed issue on "The Body"--the human body, of course, but also bodies of work, water, land, the body politic or corporate, the mind/body, etc. Submissions must relate to that theme to be considered.



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