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Publication Opportunities for Writers: March and April 2015

Publication Opportunities for Writers in March and April 2015

Over 70 publication opportunities for both established and emerging writers.

Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions. 

Dark River Review
is a national undergraduate literary magazine sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literature at Alabama State University. It is accepting submissions for its Spring 2015 issue. Currently enrolled undergraduate students are invited to submit poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essays, and visual art. Closes 1 March.

is an arts and literary review for the 21st century reader. It features new art and literature alongside translations and reviews. Fjords is open to general submissions as well for a special Women’s Edition edited by Joanna Demkiewicz and Kaylen Ralph. The deadline for the later is 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.

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.

Glass Mountain
is seeking previously unpublished fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry from undergraduates at any college or university. Submissions for the Spring 2015 Issue close on 6 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.

Indiana Review
is accepting submissions for its winter 2014 issue. Fiction and non-fiction of up to 8000 words will be considered and poets should send between 3 and 6 poems per submission.  All work must be previously unpublished. Submissions close 10 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.

Gigantic Sequins
is a black & white print journal based in Philadelphia. It publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics and book reviews. Its open reading period ends on 15 March.

Atlas Review
accepts anonymous submissions twice a year. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art are welcomed and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Reopens 15 March.

Emma Press
is seeking contributions for an anthology of mildly erotic verse featuring poems about ‘love, sex and romance, focusing particularly on the headspace of eroticism’. Poets are invited to submit up to two poems by 15 March.

Tinder Press
is celebrating two years of publishing by opening submissions for unagented manuscripts From 2 to 15 March, the imprint will be open to accept fifty pages, an outline and an author biography from previously unpublished writers of fiction. Short stories will be considered, in addition to novels.

Southword Journal Online
is a literary journal published at least twice yearly by The Munster Literature Centre. Southword has published the likes of Medbh McGuckian, Helen Ivory, Haruki Murakami, James Lasdun, Tess Gallagher, Colm Toibín and Vona Groarke. Submissions of poems and prose (in English and Irish) for the summer issue will be accepted until 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.

Coe Review
is entirely produced by undergraduate students at Coe College in Iowa. Fiction submissions from both published and unpublished writers are currently being sought; closes 18 March.

Up the Staircase Quarterly
is an online journal of poetry, art, and reviews. New issues are published every February, May, August, and November. Submissions for issue 29 are open until 25 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.

Ninth Letter
is accepting submissions of fiction and poetry from graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published in Summer 2015. Submissions close 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.

is an online literary journal publishing short fiction, poetry, photography and essays four times a year. Submissions for the June issue are open throughout April.

Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading
publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors and editors. Previously unpublished fiction ranging in length from 2,000 to 10,000 words will be considered and each contributor is paid US$300. Submissions reopen on 1 April and run until the end of the month.

Irish Literary Review
is an online publication for new poetry and short fiction from Ireland and around the world.  Flash fiction should be under 500 words, fiction should be no shorter than 1500 words and no longer than 3000 words and poems should not exceed 40 lines. The current reading period closes 1 April.

is one of the world’s most prestigious literary magazines. It publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There are no strict word limits, though most prose submissions are between 3000 and 6000 words and the editors advise they are unlikely to read more than 10,000 words of any submission. Closes 1 April.

Cordite Review and The Lifted Brow
are accepting submission of flash fiction (up to 500 words) and poetry for special issues of both publications. These issues will feature original works selected by guest editor Luke Davis, as well as re-worked, translated, covered, adapated or wholly reconsidered versions of those initial works done by a new author, artist, auteur, game designer etc. Submissions close 5 April.

Creative Nonfiction
is seeking new essays about the weather. According to the editors “we’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.” Submissions close 13 April.

is an online journal of literature and the arts and is a joint venture of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review. Submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays will be accepted until 15 April.

Jaffat El Aqlam
is an online magazine for writers mostly from the middle east. It accepts submissions of poetry, short stories, prose and visual art.

Neon Literary Magazine
is seeking stories for Battery Pack II, a tiny (smaller than palm-sized and with only eight pages) anthology of short stories, made from a single folded sheet of paper. Submissions should be under 75 words. Closes 15 April.

Pilcrow & Dagger
is accepting submissions for its May/June issue featuring the theme of Summer Vacations or Travel Stories. Pieces may be up to 5000 words. Closes 15 April.

Harpur Palate
is literary journal published bi-annually by the Department of English at Binghamton University. It publishes poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from all over the world, including work by well-known authors including Sherman Alexie, Gary Fincke, Peter Sears, Alex Lemon, Maura Stanton, and Rebecca Morgan Frank. Submissions for the summer issue close on 15 April.

Stories from Peru
is looking for short stories or poems set in the Peruvian capital, Lima. Submissions will be considered for online publication and in a book. Closes 27 April.

Late Night Library
is accepting submissions for the 2015 Debut-litzer Prizes in the categories of fiction, poetry and young adult fiction. Winners will receive US $1000 and a featured appearance on Late Night Conversation. Debut books first published in North America between 1 January and 31 December 2014 are eligible to enter. Entries must be postmarked by 30 April.

The Compass
is a new online magazine which “locates and flags up outstanding poetry”. Published three times a year, it comes out of North West England but aims to include the most striking British and international poetry, with reviews of collections by established voices and new voices to watch out for. Submissions for the inaugural issue close on 30 April.

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. Nature is the theme for the upcoming issue and submissions close 30 April.

Tahoma Literary Review
is a literary journal published in both print and e-reader formats. Payment for fiction and non-fiction ranges from a minimum of $50 to $300. Payment for poetry and flash is $25 to $50. Submissions for issue 4 close on 30 April.

3Elements Review
is themed literary journal founded in 2013. Each quarter the editors post three very unique elements (usually various descriptive nouns/short phrases) that must be incorporated in all submissions. The elements for the current reading period are Miasma, Simmer, Whimsy. Closes 30 April.

New South
seeks to publish high quality work, regardless of genre, form, or regional ties. Submissions for issue 9.1, due for publication in January 2016, close on 30 April.

Despumation Journal
seeks to publish stories between 3000 and 5000 words based on specific metal (music) songs. Submissions for the third issue close on 30 April.

Ilanot Review
is a biannual journal of creative writing. Submissions of poems, stories, creative non-fiction and translations are currently being accepted for the Summer 2015 edition; the theme is ‘The Men Issue’. Closes 30 April.

NonBinary Review
is a quarterly interactive literary journal that uses the Lithomobilus platform to join many stories around each issue’s theme. Submissions are currently open for the issue 5 with the theme of Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow. Closes 30 April.

Southampton Review 
is dedicated 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. The current reading period closes on 1 May.

Prairie Schooner
was established in 1926. Its intention is to publish the best writing available, both from beginning and established writers. Submissions close 1 May.

Stereo Stories
seeking memoirs up to 800 words based around ‘a song, a place, a time’. The website advises “you can send us a story or you can send us an idea, just a few sentences. Either way, we’ll get back to you.”

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.

Litro Magazine
publishes short fiction, flash/micro fiction, nonfiction (memoir, literary journalism, travel narratives, etc), and original artwork (photographs, illustrations, paintings, etc) based on the designated monthly theme. Works translated into English are also welcome. The theme for the May issue is Detroit.

is a literary magazine based in Christchurch, New Zealand. takahē publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction and interviews and accepts submissions year round. The editors prefer fiction to be between 1500 and 3000 words, although do occasionally accept shorter work. They look for stories that have something special about them: an original idea, a new perspective, an interesting narrative style or use of language, an ability to evoke character and/or atmosphere. 

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.

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.

Bombay Literary Magazine
is based and interested in India, “but it is interested in the world too. Perhaps it is best to say that TBLM is most interested in literary fiction, and then all other interests follow in a constantly morphing order.” Submissions are open to short stories, poetry and book reviews.

Agriculture Reader
is a small arts journal that publishes once a year. It is interested in fiction, poetry, criticism, and anything the editors haven’t seen before or even thought of yet. Interested writers are asked to send a query letter rather than a submission.

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.

publishes fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. While most of its contributors are Canadian, it accept English-language submissions from writers around the world. The editors review every manuscript they receive, most of which are unsolicited and although they can’t publish them all, they do make an effort to provide useful feedback for authors whenever appropriate.

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.

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

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.

Hello Giggles
is seeking teenagers aged 14 years and older to add to its contributor roster for a brand new, soon-to-launch Teen section. Interested young writers need to be able to a commitment to contribute at least item per month.

New Welsh Review
was founded in 1988 and is Wales’s foremost literary magazine in English. The majority of articles in New Welsh Review are specially commissioned by the editor, but if can email the editors with a proposal (300 words maximum). The magazine pays in the region of £170 per article upon publication.

Missouri Review
is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States and proudly claims to have ‘upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first.’ The magazine has an open submissions policy and attracts approximately 12,000 submissions each year. New, emerging, and mid-career writers whose work has been published in The Missouri Review have been anthologised over 100 times in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Poetry, The O. Henry Prize Anthology, and The Pushcart Prize.

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.

the popular online submissions manager, is seeking contributions for its blog related to the publishing industry or digital media. It is also interested in book reviews and eclectic essays on any topic as long as they are of high literary quality. Writers are paid $50 per post.

is a literary journal for children. Stories can be fact or fiction but must be set in entirely real locations, and must be mappable. The editors are particular interested in stories set in Venice, on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, in the Barbican Estate, London and in York, within the walls, north of Coppergate and Stonebow, East of the Ouse. Submissions should be between 2000 and 3000 words.

Digital Americana
is an interactive journal of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, art and criticism with an Americana focus. Submissions are currently being accepted for the Winter 2015 issue.
publishes writing on politics, culture, technology, entertainment and personal essays. Salon welcomes article queries and submissions. Enquiries should include some details about your background as a writer and qualifications for writing a particular story.

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.

releases digital issues on the first Monday of every month, featuring poetry, prose, and quarterly interviews by established and emerging writers. Bodega happily accepts simultaneous submissions.

Unbuild Walls
is looking for speculative fiction from both emerging and established writers. The editors welcome submissions of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and any story or sub-genre that “transports the reader to a speculative realm.”

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.

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.

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.

For writing competitions in March and April 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. 15 February 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Transnational Literature, published by Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, publishes creative and life writing as well as academic articles and book reviews

  2. 6 March 2015 / 1:28 am

    Thanks for this wonderful list. I can’t tell you how grateful I am, as an emerging writer, to Aerogramme Studio 🙂

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