Speculative City is a bi-annual magazine featuring literary works that explore themes, characters, and landscapes exclusive to urban environments and that highlight voices often unheard. Each magazine issue is relevant to the magazine mission and issue theme (please see http://www.speculativecity.com/submissions).
Exterminating Angel Press is a publishing project that brings together books of diverse subject matter joined by a unity of theme, intention, layout, and design. As a whole, it is meant to be both a useful and a transformative work of art, contributed to by minds concerned with diverse disciplines, yet sharing a common vision and philosophy. We're interested in books that understand how/why story shapes culture, and how it can change culture.
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Pine Hills Review publishes artful, honest, and compelling work of new and established writers, from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to visual art, interviews, and experimental, cross-genre work.
Send your best work, of course. More specifically, send work that are the outcasts in your own work, that other places won't publish.
We host writing contests in fiction and poetry and welcome international submissions. We juxtapose tradition with experiment, the up-and-comer with the established writer, and create a new dialogue.
**The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writer’s Conference is the editorial arm of the New Guard. The Writer’s Hotel meets in Midtown Manhattan each June. More info: www.writershotel.com. We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired.
The New Guard Vol. XI contest judges are Richard Blanco (poetry) and Elizabeth Hand (fiction). Contest rules: Machigonne Fiction Contest: 5,000 words max, any genre. Knightville Poetry Contest: 150 lines max, any form. Winners in Poetry and Fiction each get a $1,500 prize and publication. Finalists are also published. Final judging is blind. We pay strict attention to word and line count. Unpublished work only. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Fee is $22 per entry. Deadline is September 27, 2019. Our online segment, BANG! is open for submissions year-round. BANG! is a showcase for very short work. Submit: www.newguardreview.com/bang. All other material is published in print, only in the New Guard.
Scribble is an exciting online venue for exceptional flash and short fiction. This eclectic journal is open to literary fiction and all fiction genres with a literary approach.We accept unsolicited submissions all year long and publish 3-5 short stories bi-monthly (every two months).
Rather than beautifully-written vignettes, the editors of Scribble enjoy beautifully-written literary and general fiction stories that feature a character or characters who change somehow, for some reason, by the end of the story, or a character who does or experiences something unexpected. Please note that we publish pieces that are 2,000 words or less.
Wendy’s Subway is a nonprofit reading room, writing space, and independent publisher located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Since 2013, Wendy’s Subway has provided an open and versatile platform for expanding modes of reading, writing, and publishing together. They are seeking innovative, hybrid, and cross-genre work that charts new possibilities and expressions of form, including poetry, artists’ writing, and cross-genre works.
Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM) is a DIY kind of press. We take the same level of angst as our brethren in shunning those that would be in the immediate position of neglecting our efforts as artisans. Why not do it our way? We want literary objects infused with otherness: So new, so different, that they renovate our notion of what literature can be.
We are always looking for innovative fiction. We prefer to see completed work so no excerpts or proposals. Short story collections rank fairly low on our list of demands. We would prefer to see something whole rather than in bits and pieces.
Foglifter is a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent queer writing today. It’s a spacewhere queer writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace.
Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful queer work, in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. We want the pieces that challenged you as a writer, what you poured yourself into and risked the most to make. But we also want your tenderest, gentlest work, what you hold closest to your heart. Whatever you’re working on now that’s keeping you alive and writing, Foglifter wants to read it.
NELLE proudly publishes the best, most exciting poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction written exclusively by women.
If your writing is daring, fresh, smart, cohesive, full of killer imagery and language that makes your reader want to linger in each line or sentence, please . . . send us your very best work!
3: A Taos Press is a multicultural and ethically voiced independent press. Our poetry books usually have a theme in each of them.
Please do not send unsolicited manuscripts. A query letter with theme of poetry book mentioned is acceptable.