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Publication Opportunities for Writers: February and March 2015

Publication Opportunities for Writers: February and March 2015

Over 60 publication opportunities for both established and emerging writers.

Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions. 

is seeking stories by children and stories for children. Submissions should be strongly linked to London (either set in London or heavily inspired by the city) and can have any theme (like sci-fi or historical) or none at all. There are no strict guidelines on story length; entries might be only a few sentences or could be as long as 1500 words.

is a literary magazine founded in 1973 by the creative writing program at the University of Montana. It publishes two issues per year featuring  fiction, poetry and literary non-fiction by established writers and new voices alike. Submissions close on 1 February.

is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be curated by Khalid Warsame. For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes a writer who has not yet published a book of stories or novel with commercial distribution. Closes 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is seeking submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for an upcoming special issue on war and military experience.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 close 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.

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.

Number Eleven Magazine
is an online quarterly publication based in Dublin. It is currently seeking short stories (up to 3000 words) and flash fiction (up to 800 words) for its seventh issue.

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.

Fourth River
publishes work that explores the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. General submissions, as well as submissions for a special ‘Queering Nature’ themed issue, close on 7 February.

Beyond “Crazy”
is the tentative title for a new anthology from In Fact Books on surviving mental illness. The editors are seeking original stories that 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.

Synaesthesia Magazine
is an online literary and arts publication that aims to engage writers and artists in an exploration of the senses, publishing photography, artwork, poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction. It sets set a theme for each issue, and encourage a multi-sensory response to each theme. ​Submissions for the ‘Eat’ themed issue close on 11 February.

subTerrain Magazine
is based in Vancouver and is published three times a year. Submissions for its Spring issue with the theme ‘Outsides’ close on 10 February.

Opening Lines
is BBC Radio 4’s annual new writing series. It gives new and emerging short story writers the opportunity to have their work read on radio for the first time. Submissions are open until 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. Submissions close 15 February.

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.

Ninth Letter
is a published semi-annually at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The editors are seeking fiction, poetry, and essays that experiment with form, narrative and non-traditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work. Submissions close 28 February.

Red Line
welcomes submissions of up to 4500 words from contributors ‘who have something interesting to say and a talent for communicating’. Shortlisted stories will be considered for publication in an end of year anthology. Conflict is the theme for the upcoming issue and submissions close 28 February.

is a new weekly online magazine of short, darkly comic, ironic, and experimental fiction, essay, poetry, and graphic narrative. It will be publishing something new every Monday morning, beginning in February 2015. Contributors will be paid $100.

Stinging Fly
publishes new, previously unpublished work by Irish and international writers. It has a particular interest in promoting the short story. Each issue also includes a mix of poetry, book reviews and essays, alongside occasional author interviews and novel extracts. Submissions reopen in February.

is the literary journal of the BFA in Writing program at Goddard College. Duende accepts submissions of  prose, poetry, translations, visual art and hybrid work. The editors are especially interested in collaborations between two or more writers, or between writers and visual artists. Submissions reopen on 1 March.

Puerto del Sol
now in its 47th year of publication, is the journal of the English Department at New Mexico State University. It welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translations, artwork and criticism, as well as any interesting combinations thereof. Puerto del Sol’s reading period closes on 1 March.

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.

Pilcrow & Dagger
is accepting submissions for its third issue to be published in April 2015. The theme is ‘Hometown stories’ and pieces may be up to 5000 words. Closes 1 March.

Black Warrior Review
publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside up-and-coming writers. Stories and poems appearing in Black Warrior Review have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. Submissions close 1 March.

is a quarterly print and online publication. Submissions are now open for its 17th issue on the theme ’Atmosphere’. The editors 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. Closes 1 March.

Paper and Ink Zine
is seeking submissions for a forthcoming issue on the theme ‘Shitty Jobs’. It accepts short stories, poetry, flash fiction, memoirs and more up to 1500 words Submissions close 1 March.

Fourteen Hills
is edited by graduate students in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University. It is commitment to presenting a diversity of experimental and progressive work by emerging and cross-genre writers. Submissions reopen on 1 March.

Dundee’s International Book Prize
is for an unpublished novel on any theme and in any genre. The winner will receive a £10,000 cash prize, together with a contract with Cargo Publishing. Entries are expected to close in early March.

Glastonbury Festival
is seeking poets, wordsmiths, lyricists, spoken word artists, raconteurs, story tellers, stand-up poets and slam champs to perform on its poetry stage. Applications close 6 March.

Stockholm Review of Literature
is an online publication that seeks to publish superlative literary fiction, poetry, essays and art, and undertakes to promote the writers and artists that produce it. Submissions received by 8 March will be considered for its seventh issue.

Becoming a Teacher
is a new anthology by In Fact Books. The editors are  looking for stories that, collectively, represent a wide variety of teachers and teaching experiences–in public or private or religious or charter schools, in cities or suburbs or rural areas, with typically-developing students or those with special needs, at home or internationally. 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 March.

Mascara Literary Review
is a bi-annual lit­er­ary jour­nal founded in 2007 with a particular interest in the work of contemporary migrant, Asian Aus­tralian and Indige­nous writ­ers. Submissions for the Autumn issue close on 15 March.

is a a bi-annual literary magazine published by Desi Writers Lounge, – an online workshop for writers of South Asian origin and writing on South Asia. The theme for volume 15 is Fables and Folklore. The editors are looking for poems, stories, artwork and essays that draw on local tales, histories and characters for inspiration. Closes 15 March.

Tin House
is accepting submissions for its Fall 2015 issue. It is looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and interviews on the theme ‘Theft’. Submissions close 15 March.

Kill Your Darlings
is an Australian-based literary journal that publishes essays, commentary, interviews, fiction, reviews, opinion pieces and columns.  Submissions open on 1 March and close on 31 March.

Masters Review
is accepting submissions for its printed anthology. The guest editor is Kevin Brockmeier. The anthology is open to fiction and narrative nonfiction from emerging writers worldwide who have not yet published a novel-length work. Submissions close 31 March.

Cheat River Review
reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. Submissions for Issue 4 close in late March.

Incubator Journal
is a new journal for writing from Ireland and North Ireland. Throughout March they are accepting submissions of fiction and memoir for the June issue. The maximum length is 3000 words.

One Teen Story
is a literary magazine for young adult readers of every age. They are currently accepting submissions from writers of all ages. Contributors are paid US$500 and 25 copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Text Publishing
is an independent literary publisher based in Melbourne. It is currently accepting unsolicited manuscript submissions of fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult.

Harvard Review
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit their work; however, the editors warn they can only publish a very small fraction of the material the receive. The reading period runs until 31 May.

Salt Publishing
is open to submissions for a new ‘Modern Dreams’ series – a digital-only development of the Salt Modern Fiction list. The series will be for 20,000–30,000 word novellas that deal explicitly with the lives of young people in modern Britain and the USA.

Indiana Voice Journal
was founded in July 2014. Each issue contains at least one new or previously unpublished author and submissions are invited from writers around the world. The journal publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art, interviews and reviews.

is actively seeking story pitches from writers and photographers who are interested in contributing longform and narrative journalism that focus on architecture,design and real estate. This can include reported stories, profiles, essays, think pieces, oral histories, photo essays, and comic strips and other illustrated stories. Features average 3000 to 5000 words in length and all contributors are competitively paid.

Blue Monday Review
is a review for prose, poetry and art which embody the literary spirit of the late Kurt Vonnegut. Submissions in a range of genres up to 8000 words will be considered.

One Throne Magazine
is an online literary publication based in the far north of Canada. It publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and the editors welcome submissions by both established and emerging writers.

is a new online publication from Vice Magazine. It is seeking submissions up to 2000 words of speculative fiction ‘honing in on the tech, science, and future culture topics driving the zeitgeist.’ Terraform pays a baseline rate of US$0.20 per word.

Guernica Daily
is a daily publication of short original features. The editors are looking for thoughtful, argument-driven pieces that respond to timely issues. Reviews and interviews are welcome, as are personal essays if they show that the author’s experience has broader implications. Submissions should be between 400 and 1800 words.

The Quaker
is an American undergraduate journal of literary art published by the Student Writers Guild and the Program in Creative Writing at Malone University in Ohio. It is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction and essays. Publication occurs on a rolling basis, and each semester one author is chosen to be honoured with a US$100 Editor’s Prize for an outstanding contribution to the journal.

Asian Writer
aims to inspire the next generation of British Asian writers and raise the profile of talented emerging writers. They are currently accepting submissions of reviews, fiction, poetry, features and pod/vodcasts.

Apex Magazine
is an online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Payment for original fiction is $.06 per word and submissions must be less than 7500 words

is a journal of new literature and art produced by the graduate students in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department at Emerson College in Boston. It accepts year round submissions of previously unpublished fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.

Georgia Review
features essays, fiction, poetry, graphics and book reviews. The GR website states ‘Pulitzer Prize winners and never-before-published writers are equals during our manuscript evaluation process.’ All work must be previously unpublished and simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

is an award-winning online journal of very short fiction (under 1000 words). Submissions are open during the final week (7 days) of each academic month, with the exception of December.

Tishman Review
is a new literary journal with its first issue being published in January 2015. It welcomes submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and book reviews year-round and is currently reading for its April issue.

Cleaver Magazine
publishes cutting-edge art and literary work from a mix of established and emerging voices. Submissions of poetry, short stories, essays, flash prose, and visual art are open year round.

Passages North
is an annual literary journal founded in 1979 and sponsored by Northern Michigan University.It accepts submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid essays, and short-shorts, as well as spoken-word poetry for its website and brief essays about the writing life for its online Writers on Writing series.

Blunderbuss Magazine
is a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics. It welcomes unsolicited submissions and describes itself as ‘genre flexible’.

Mosaic Magazine
is based in New York and explores the literary arts by writers of African descent. It features interviews, essays, book reviews and literature  lesson plans. Before submitting full articles send a brief summary via email. If you are interested in reviewing books forward a writing sample and bio.

Canary Press
is a story magazine based in Australia but that accepts submissions from writers worldwide. According to the submission guidelines ‘if you have a story that’s too funny; too outrageous; too moving, soulful, exciting or ridiculous for our more prestigious journals, we’d love to hear from you.’

Cold Mountain Review 
publishes poetry, creative non-fiction, interviews with creative writers, fiction and art. Submissions are read between August and May each year.

Michigan Quarterly Review
is an interdisciplinary journal of arts and culture that seeks to combine the best of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with outstanding critical essays on literary, cultural, social, and political matters. Submissions for are accepted year round and the editors  try to include at least one story, essay or poem by a previously unpublished writer in every issue.

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.

Necessary Fiction
publishes a new book review each Monday, a featured short story each Wednesday, a contribution to its Research Notes series each Friday, and occasional interviews, essays, and other surprises. Fiction submissions should be under 3000 words.

American Reader
is a bimonthly magazine publishing fiction, poetry and criticism. It was named by Library Journal as one of the best new magazines of 2012. Submissions are accepted throughout the year.

is Australia’s first major digital imprint. Momentum accepts submissions weekly on Mondays between 12.00 midnight and 11.59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time via email only. Momentum is open to publishing fiction and non-fiction in most traditional and non-traditional genres. This includes new and previously published shorter length stories, essays and journalism between 15,000 to 50,000 words, genre novels and non-fiction between 50,000 to 100,000 words and longer and complex narratives of over 100,000 words. Writers can be based anywhere in the world.


For writing competitions in February and March 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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