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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Spring 2021

Our Spring 2021 reading period is open from March 1st to April 30th. We accept defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share one or more poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: essays about defamiliarization—or defamiliarized essays about storytelling, literary craft, or publishing—for our Baring the Device column and resources; click here to learn more. The Gravity of the Thing publishes work on a rolling basis throughout its quarterly reading periods. A…

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Submission Deadline: Portland Review: TRANSIT / TRANSITION / TRANSLATION

Themed submissions will open for 24 hours on April 14. Languages and change, buses and trains, the tracks of planets—for our series on transit, transition, and translation, we’re looking for stories, poems, and nonfiction that deal with change and movement in under 1000 words. We can’t wait to read your work! Submissions will open at 12 a.m. PDT on April 14 and close at 11:59 p.m. ABOUT US: For over sixty years, Portland Review has published the works of emerging writers and artists alongside the works of well-established authors. We warmly encourage previously unpublished writers and artists to submit, and we aim to support work by those often marginalized in the artistic conversation, including (though certainly not limited to) people of color, women, disabled people,…

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Winter 2021

Our Winter 2021 reading period is open from December 1st to January 31st. We accept defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share one or more poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: essays about literary defamiliarization—or defamiliarized essays about craft, storytelling, or publishing—for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more. The Gravity of the Thing publishes work on a rolling basis throughout its quarterly reading periods. A majority of submissions…

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Submission Deadline: Grits Quarterly: Issue #3: Revive

Revived, reborn, restored, rejuvenated. Stories of coming back to life. Reviving your body, your spirit, your hope. Healing, rescuing, or breathing new life into something old. Maybe something came close to the edge and was saved. Maybe something that had shriveled was reanimated. As we ride this winter into 2021, we are looking deep into the renaissance within us. This theme is open to your interpretation! Issue #3 submission deadline : January 11, 2021 Issue #3 release : February 2021 What kind of work are we looking for? We want to read your truest weirds. Words that smack you in the stomach. Words that gnaw your bones. Little grits stuck in your teeth that remind us of our humanity. Written works: poetry, prose, short story,…

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Submission Deadline: Deep Overstock: Issue 11: Animals

Submissions for Issue 11: Animals closes in just one week on 11/30. Keep those animal poems, stories and art comin’! We publish fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophies, sculptures, sounds, mushroom dataset analyses, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions, and more. Surprise us! Simultaneous submissions are fine, just tell us if the piece gets accepted elsewhere. No previously published works (though personal blogs are fine). Submissions over 3000 words might not be considered. [See Deep Overstock’s Submission Page for Details]

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Fall 2020

Our Fall 2020 reading period is open from September 1st to October 31st. The Gravity of the Thing accepts defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share one or more poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: essays for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more. The Gravity of the Thing publishes work on a rolling basis throughout its quarterly reading periods. A majority of submissions are read during the months of February, May,…

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Submission Deadline: Grits Quarterly: Issue #2: Earth

Grits Quarterly is seeking your truest weirds in the form of writing and visual art for Issue #2 of the digital lit mag, for fall 2020. The theme for this issue is “Earth,” open to broad interpretations. For more information, please visit our instagram @gritsquarterly or gritsquarterly.com

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Submission Deadline: Portland Review

Portland Review is open for general submissions September 14 through October 31. This fall, we’re looking for work born out of grief and a rage for justice. Work born out of boredom and loneliness, joystick escapism, essential labor, and kitchen-table kindergarten-by-Zoom. We want the fragments you composed mentally while tending your community and the epic you penned in isolation. (But keep it under 5000 words, please.) To submit book reviews, read our guidelines here. We are not currently accepting visual art. ABOUT US: For over sixty years, Portland Review has published the works of emerging writers and artists alongside the works of well-established authors. We warmly encourage previously unpublished writers and artists to submit, and we aim to support work by those often marginalized in the artistic…

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Submission Deadline: Pathos Literary Magazine: Fall 2020

✏️ hey creative cats and kittens… submissions for our FALL 2020 issue are now open! 📥 we’d love to have your prose, poetry, or artwork by october 28th. check out our linktree in the bio to submit your stuff. General Guidelines from Pathos’s Website: You must be a current student at Portland State University to be considered for publication. We are funded by PSU and serve as a creative outlet for its students. We are happy to point non-students toward local publishing resources, but cannot publish non-students at this time. Please only put your name and identifying info in the specified section of the form. All submissions are blind — only the managing editor will know the identity of the submitter until after selections have been made.…

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Submission Deadline: Loving Gaze Poetry Contest

loving gaze is an annual poetry contest for women and nonbinary writers. you can read the INAUGURAL winning poem by tori ashley matos here. submissions are currently OPEN and always free. this year’s winning poem will be chosen by Tori Ashley Matos, winner of last year’s contest. all poems will be read first by gaze creator and editor, Darla Mottram, who will narrow the competition down to a group of finalists. the author of the winning poet will receive publication and $150. other finalists may be offered publication at the standard rate. to submit, please send no more than three poems in a single document to gazesubmissions at gmail.com. be sure to indicate that you are submitting to the loving gaze poetry contest in the…

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