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Publication Opportunities for Writers: January and February 2015

Publication Opportunities for Writers in January and February 2015

Over 50 publication opportunities for both established and emerging writers.

Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions. 

Printer’s Devil Review
is seeking thoughtful, earnest fiction. The editors like stories that ‘make the ordinary unfamiliar, that introduce us to new ways of seeing and being in the world, stories that move us without aiming for stock reactions’. The current reading period is open until 1 January.

is a literary journal specialising in literature and art that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and hyphenated identities. Submissions for Issue 5 close on 1 January.

Firewords Quarterly
is a new independent literary magazine with a strong emphasis on design, as well as substance. Launched in Spring 2014, Firewords aims to be a publication where exciting new writers can have their voices heard and remembered. Submissions for Issue 4 are open until 9 January.

Slice Magazine
welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The editors are looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share. Submissions are open throughout January and February.

Blank Fiction Magazine
an independent literary magazine publishing intelligent and thought-provoking genre fiction. It is currently seeking submissions of literary fiction up to 10,000 words. Closes 10 January.

Litro Magazine
is seeking submissions for its February 2015 print issue with the theme ‘Diaries’. It accepts short fiction, flash/micro fiction and non-fiction. Submissions close 11 January.

Lifted Brow
is accepting submissions of fiction and non-fiction for its soon to be relaunched print edition; closes 11 January. Entries are also being accepted for its inaugural experimental non-fiction prize.

Pilcrow & Dagger
is accepting submissions for its second issue to be published in March 2015. The theme is Spring Cleaning and pieces may be up to 5000 words. Closes 15 January.

Solarwyrm Press
is seeking submissions for a new anthology titled Marked by Scorn: An anthology featuring non-traditional relationships. his anthology is open to fiction (any genre), non-fiction, and poetry. Closes 15 January.

Tin House
is accepting submissions for its non-themed Summer 2015 issue. It is looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and interviews. Submissions close 15 January.

welcomes submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, short drama, video essays, and hybrid work from established as well as emerging writers. It also welcomes short-short prose pieces. It asks that poets submit no more than six poems between per cycle, and that prose authors limit their total submission to fewer than 3500 words. Submissions reopen 15 January.

is accepting fiction and non-fiction of up to 6000 words until 15 January. Writers are asked to include a short cover letter citing major publications and awards, as well as any association or past correspondence with a guest or staff editor.

Kenyon Review
considers short fiction and essays (up to 7,500 words), poetry (up to 6 poems; please format and submit as a single document), plays (up to 30 pages), excerpts (up to 30 pages) from larger works, and translations of poetry and short prose. The current reading period closes on 15 January.

Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters
considers submissions of poems, short stories, one-act plays, interviews, book reviews, parts of memoirs, personal essays, critical essays, cultural news, announcements, and other new and emerging genres. Submissions reopen in January and run to April.

Jack Studio Theatre’s Write Now 6 Festival
exists to discover new playwriting talent and give emerging writers the opportunity to see their work developed and performed. In 2015 they are looking for bold new voices and stories that engage with and reflect contemporary culture and society. All playwrights who submit must have a strong connection to south-east London. Submissions close 30 January.

Lunch Ticket
is a biannual journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles. Submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people and visual art for its summer/fall 2015 issue open on 1 February.

Southampton Review
is dedicated to “discovering new voices and visions while savoring long-standing favorites”. Some of the established writers it has published include Billy Collins, Meg Wolitzer, Frank McCourt and David Rakoff. Submissions reopen on 1 February.

Buffalo Almanack
is an online quarterly journal of fiction, photography and literary criticism. It welcomes submissions for new and established writers. New issues are released quarterly and submissions reopen on 1 February.

Bellevue Literary Review
is seeking submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for an upcoming special issue on war and military experience. Submission are needed by 1 February.

The Meadow
is the literary and arts journal of Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. The Meadow publishes work from beginning and experienced writers and artists each spring. The current reading period closes on 1 February.

Berkeley Poetry Review
is accepting submissions for its 45th issue. The editors have a particular interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, sexuality, ecology, and poetic form itself. The deadline is 1 February.

Helen Literary Magazine
is currently accepting poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, photography, short film, and spoken word for publication in its second issue. The theme is music and submissions are open until 1 February.

Griffith Review’s Twenty Under Forty in the Asian Century
issue seeks to identify the region’s new generation of writers who will be the agenda setters and style leaders of the future, introducing them to readers beyond their national borders. Submissions are invited from writers from the Asia-Pacific region born in or after 1975. Submissions close 6 February.

In Fact Books
seeks original stories for an upcoming anthology tentatively titled ‘Beyond “Crazy”: True Stories of Surviving Mental Illness’. Stories should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, reaching beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. Closes 9 February.

BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit
welcomes submissions from writers new to radio for their annual series, Opening Lines which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Stories must be between 1900 and 2000 words in length. Closes 13 February.

Darkhouse Books
is seeking stories for an anthology of science fiction stories that take place in the future envisioned by the World’s Fair of 1939, known also as “The World of Tomorrow”. Pieces should be between 2500 and 7500 words. The deadline is 14 February.

is an international journal dedicated to literary translation. Submissions are currently open a special feature on the Vietnamese Diaspora to be published in April – closes 15 February. Submissions are also welcomed on a rolling basis for essays about relatively unknown authors writing in a language other than English who deserves more attention from the English-speaking world.

Grapple Publishing
is seeking work for its second annual. Writers are asked to send one submission related in some way to one date on the calendar. Closes 17 February.

Oxford American
welcomes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry submissions, as well as proposals for Points South and feature articles. Submissions for the Summer 2015 issue close on 1 March.

The Quotable
is a quarterly print and online publication. Submissions for its 17th issue on the theme ’Atmospherer’ close on 1 March. They are seeking flash fiction (up to 1000 words), short fiction (up to 3000 words), and creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words), as well as poetry and art.

McSweeney’s Quarterly
is currently accepting unsolicited submissions of fiction and non-fiction. There are no style restrictions and McSweeney’s are keen to discover and nurture new and developing writers, but writers should be aware that the response time can be fairly lengthy.

Harper Collins’ The Wednesday Post
is inviting unsolicited manuscripts from aspiring authors in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. According to their website, ‘whether or not you’ve been previously published, this is the perfect opportunity to submit your work and have a chance to be published by an award-winning, international publishing house.’  They are currently looking for: adult fiction and non-fiction including novels (all genres), memoirs, biographies, narrative histories, young adult, popular science and illustrated non-fiction.

Printers Row Journal
is a product of the Chicago Tribune. Every week a new fiction story between 5000 and 8000 words is delivered with the journal. Story submissions are judged on a rolling schedule.

Brev Spread
is a montly arts and letters magazine based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It accepts submissions all forms of literature and visual art from anyone. It is particularly interested in short stories, poetry, translations, cultural criticism, foreign communiques, and process commentaries under 2,500 words.

Alaska Quarterly Review
Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary journal devoted to contemporary literary art, publishing fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. The editors encourage new and emerging writers, while continuing to publish award winning and established writers as well.

Zora Magazine
is a digital salon showcasing the work of women in the African diaspora. It is currently accepting submissions for creative non-fiction essays and opinion pieces.

WIPs (Works [of fiction] in Progress)
seeks to publish works of fiction that are part of a greater book project. In most cases that means a novel excerpt, or a short story headed for a collection, but WIPs is open to any piece of literary  fiction that fits the bill. Submissions should be between 1500 and 7500 words. Authors whose excerpts are accepted will also be interviewed about their work and novels or collections in progress.

Pulp Literature
invites submissions of any genre or between-genre work of literature or visual art (black and white) up to 75 pages in length, including novellas, short stories, poetry, comics and illustrations.

River Teeth
invites submissions of creative non-fiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoirs, as well as critical essays that examine the emerging genre and that explore the impact of non-fiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers.

is a new literary journal from Ireland. Stories and essays should be 1500 to 5000 words. Flash fiction should be less than 1000 words, poems no more than 40 lines. 

The New York Times’ Modern Love page
is interested in receiving deeply personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood and any subject that might reasonably fit under the heading “Modern Love.” Ideally, essays should spring from some central dilemma the writer has faced in his or her life. Submissions should be between 1500 and 1700 words.

Narrative Magazine
awards a US$4000 new and emerging writers’ prize for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or work of literary nonfiction published in the magazine. The deadline for the 2015 award is 15 June.

OFI Press Magazine
is an international poetry and fiction publication based in Mexico City. It seeks to publish high quality work from writers of all nationalities, with a particular interest in submissions from young Latin American and Mexican writers.

One Story
is a literary magazine that contains, simply, one story. Approximately every three-four weeks, subscribers are sent One Story in the mail, or on their digital devices.Submissions are open between 1 September and 31 May. Stories must be between 3,000 and 8,000 words and can be in any style on any subject.

Empty Mirror
is now accepting essays, reviews, articles, and interviews. EM’s original focus was the Beats and poetry, but it has also expanded the conversation to other types of literature, film, music, and art.

is a quarterly magazine of ideas, writing, and culture based in Hobart, Tasmania. Submissions for 2015 reopen in January.

Florida Review
publishes fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, interviews, and book reviews. There is no word or page limit, though they prefer prose that is between 3 and 25 manuscript pages. The Florida Review’s reading period is August through May, although subscribers’ submissions will be read year-round.

Weave Magazine
invites enquiries from writers wishing to become regular book reviewers. Please submit an unpublished review for consideration by the editors. Reviewers can be based anywhere in the world.

is seeking audio submissions of poetry for radio broadcast. Poems must be no longer than two minutes in length and should ask a question (big or small).

Hippocampus Magazine
accepts unsolicited submissions of memoir excerpts (a self-contained portion of a larger, book-length work), personal essays and  flash creative nonfiction or a work of creative nonfiction in an experimental format. Hippocampus Magazine prefers previously unpublished work, but will entertain submissions that have appeared elsewhere.

Tishman Review
believes in supporting the creative endeavors of the writers of the world. It welcomes submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and book reviews year-round.

Barcelona Review
publishes in three languages — English, Spanish and Catalan — with occasional translations from one language to another. It is currently accepting submissions for previously unpublished short fiction, articles and essays.

The Poised Pencil
is currently accepting submissions of young adult mystery novel manuscripts between 45,000 to 80,000 words in length. Submissions should be accompanied by a short cover letter including a book synopsis, author biography and publication history. Writers should be based in the USA or Canada.


For writing competitions in January and February 2015, some of which also offer publication, please click here. For new writers, or for anyone seeking a refresher, we highly recommend reading How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines.

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  1. 29 December 2014 / 7:31 am

    This is a great list! I’ll reblog this on my site. Organizing it in months like this is perfect. I appreciate all the resources shared on Aerogramme Studio!

  2. 30 December 2014 / 12:02 am

    Wonderful thank you I have butterflies in my stomach.

  3. benjaminbfm
    3 January 2015 / 6:29 am

    Thanks for including Blank Fiction in this resource! We appreciate it.

  4. 3 January 2015 / 6:52 am

    Great list and pass-along to other writers. Thank you. Glad I found your blog!

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