The Nonconformist is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, experimental fiction and poetry, book reviews, literary criticism, and various culture-related articles. We believe in reconfiguring the world using pens, typewriters, and word processors. At The Nonconformist, we aim to create, encourage, and support a community of both emerging and established writers who will find their long-sought literary home here. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.
We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 80,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.
We seek storytellers—not just for fiction, but in all the genres we publish. We love clarity in art, but that doesn’t necessarily mean simplicity. Tell us a story. It could be a story in a poem, an essay, an image, but it is still a story. You tell it because it needs to be told. If you can make us feel the same way, we’ll work together to bring that story to the world.
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. More info at www.writershotel.com and www.writershotelweekends.com. We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired.
The New Guard Vol. X contest judges TNG Editors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, judging both contests. 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 January 11, 2021. 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.
We welcome poetry, short story and art submissions from all people and places. Send us your most oneiric, moonlit work.
We enjoy writing that’s dream-like but tactile—something that lets one feel the moonbeams between the fingertips.
To submit, email us at email@example.com with the subject line Fiction Submission, Poetry Submission or Art Submission. Please include a brief third-person bio. No graphic violence or gratuitous sex, please. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published fiction or poetry. After submitting, please wait one month before submitting again. We accept Russian language submissions; they will be translated into English for publication.
The Tiger Moth Review publishes poetry, prose, art and photography that engage with the themes of nature, culture, the environment and ecology. Send us work that is eco-conscious and critical, work that celebrates the beauty/ bounty of nature, work that is cognisant, curious and contemplative of the relationships between humanity, modernity, cultures and the environments in which we live in or imagine ourselves to inhabit.
Read previous issues to find out the style of work we publish.
Submit during either of our two reading periods:
July issue: Submit between February and April.
January issue: Submit between August and October.
The literary journal Nostos, containing poetry, short fiction, and art usually focused on a theme, is published by Longship Press.
Be sure to read and consider the Guidelines for Submission for Nostos. Direct questions regarding submission periods or themes to the Editor.
Collateral is an online literary journal run by people who are directly and indirectly impacted by violent conflict and military service. We showcase high-quality poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art that explores those spaces beyond the combat zone, where the “collateral” effects reverberate.
We want poetry, CNF, fiction and visual art that pushes the boundaries of exploring the impact of war from a range of perspectives. Our mission is to publish work that puts a spotlight on all those spaces beyond the combat zone.
We seek to publish the very best new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary essays by established and emerging writers. All manuscripts are given full consideration. We suggest you first familiarize yourself with Temenos before you submit.
Only previously unpublished work will be considered. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please read the submission guidelines carefully.
Send Submissions via our submissions management system (Submittable) Please include a brief cover letter, contact information, and a brief third person bio. All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx). Include a brief cover letter, contact information, and a brief third person bio. Please send all documents as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx), and all images as .jpg files.
If a piece is accepted, Temenos retains first publishing rights, as well as the right to reprint the piece in any “Best of” editions of the magazine. After publication, all rights revert back to the author.