Pour Vida was established in the fall of 2013 by writers and friends, Adam and Danny, during their time in grad school, as a platform to foster a writerly community. The intention with Pour Vida zine is to help foster writers' experiences of publishing and the process of submitting and workshopping. This zine is about helping writers polish and be proud of their voices so please, don't think about it too much. Just submit!
Writing: Poetry - 5 max; Fiction/creative non-fiction - 1,500 words max. .doc. Images: High-res .jpg (preferably B&W). SUBMIT: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Genre & title of work. Body: Brief bio/social media. DON'T PASTE WORK IN BODY. Allow 3-6 months for response. Submit only ONCE per issue. Follow: twitter: @pourvidazine, instagram: pour_vida, faceboook: @PourVida, issuu.com/pourvida
Vagabonds is a literary journal that is published twice a year. We harbor the mad ones. People who are dedicated to their work to the point that they become misunderstood, or seen as a hot mess of crazy. Our journal does not seek to break boundaries, we want to break boundaries and go farther. We want the shameless—the deep dark, cigarettes and dirty words combo. Although there is not a set theme of what we’re looking for, we often look at slice-of-life works.
Our work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. The journal is published bi-annually online and features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and more. We also publish poetry chapbooks through our Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize and Emerging Poet Submissions and prose chapbooks through our Newfound Prose Prize.
The Furious Gazelle is striving to provide the best collection of original writing and art from across the World Wide Web. We’re furious because we can never have enough submissions. Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.
We are currently running a Spring writing contest, with no entry fee. The first prize is $50 and publication in a special print edition of the magazine. Submission guidelines at https://thefuriousgazelle.com/submit/spr...
Our next annual Halloween contest will open August 1, 2019. http://thefuriousgazelle.com/submit/hall...
We love work with strong story and style; humor is great, too. We'll consider any form of writing.
We also have a column called Things That Make Us Furious for satirical essays and rants, which we would love to receive submissions for.
We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative,” the Matador Review is a home.
April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler.
In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.
October Hill Magazine believes strongly in the need for a digital platform from which new and aspiring writers can express their creativity. We simple believe in honoring new talent and publishing the very best of new literary and visual works.
Scrib seeks work that explore the human experience with honesty & authenticity. Spirituality permeates our experiences and is therefore an inherent element in our art. We look for unique work that will connect on a personal level, provoke reflection about our lives, & linger in the viewer’s mind after reaching the end. Your work need not have tidy Sunday School answers or easy resolutions to be published; struggles, complexity, and ambiguity are part of the human experience, too.
Scrib desires to provide authentic art and writing while maintaining Christian values. Any artist or writer might need to portray a variety of beliefs and worldviews to accurately represent the diversity of our world. Scrib draws the line at work that doesn’t show clear respect for the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The topic of sexuality is not off-limits, but we don’t publish graphic sexual content or work that condones sexual activity outside marriage. Swearing should be artistically essential, if used.
Saw Palm is a Florida-themed literary journal produced by the MFA program at the University of South Florida. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, photography, reviews, and interviews. Places to Stand in Florida, a special project of our website, features a Google Earth map of the state with pushpin essays that capture the variety of Florida environments, natural and man-made. We actively seek new writers and artists and make it a point to respond personally (if briefly) to every submission. Please subscribe if you appreciate great Florida literature and art!
Be sure your work is in some way connected with Florida. Electronic submissions only--please use the submission page on our website. Send only previously unpublished work.