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13 Publication Opportunities in May and June

Deadlines and details do sometimes change. Please don’t forget to check the relevant websites for all the latest details.

Alaska Quarterly Review
was established in 1980 by Ronald Spatz and James Liszka at the University of Alaska Anchorage. AQR is accepting unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, drama and prose until 15 May. The magazine only accepts hard copy submissions via post.

The A3 Review
is seeking contributions under 150 words on the theme ‘Moon.’ The editors welcome submissions of prose, poetry, graphic stories, photography, paintings, drawings, and other visual and word-based creations. Submissions are due by 26 May.

The Ilanot Review 
is an international journal based in Israel, publishing a variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and genres in between. The editors particularly welcome translations and hybrid work. Submissions for The Ilanot Review’s fiction-only Summer issue close on 31 May.

The Sewanee Review
is the longest-running literary quarterly in the United States. It accepts submissions of stories and essays up to 10,000 words or up to six poems. Submissions will be accepted until 31 May.

Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents
is an art project designed to feature writers, artists and musicians from around the world. It is currently seeking work that features the physical and spiritual beauty of our world’s ice, explores the life of the people and cultures that are connected to the ice from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, and addresses important political issues related to ice. The deadline is 31 May.

Headland: Literary Frontiers and Emerging Voices
is a New Zealand-based international literary journal of short fiction and creative non-fiction. The journal is accepting submissions until 1 June for its 13th issue and the editors are encouraging writers from all over the world to submit their work.

Harvard Review
publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to apply, however, it only publishes a very small fraction of the material received. Submissions close on 1 June.

is seeking work for an upcoming issue with the theme Cooking. The editors will consider stories up to 2200 words, poems of up to 40 lines, and short scripts up to 1000 words (including character names and stage instructions). Mslexia is only open to women writers and submissions close on 4 June.

is a quarterly magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and dark fiction. The magazine has no specific sub-genres or themes but for inspiration, the editors suggest The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and LampLight Issue 1 which can be downloaded for free. The current reading period closes on 15 June.

Chicago Review
publishes a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and criticism. Each year typically includes two single issues and a double issue with a special feature section. The editors welcome submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, and book reviews. Submissions are open until 15 June.

Puritan: Frontiers of New English
is an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto. It publishes new fiction, poetry, interviews, essays and reviews by both Canadian and international writers. Submissions received before 25 June will be considered for the summer issue.

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
is a Hong Kong-based journal dedicated to publishing quality poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, drama, and reviews written in English, as well as photography and art. It has a strong focus on Asian-themed creative work or work done by Asian writers and artists. Submissions for Cha’s ‘Writing Singapore’ issue are open until 30 June.

is an English-language literary journal published twice annually in Berlin. It features prose and poetry, translations, art and photography. Submissions reopen on 11 May and close in July.

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