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Flare is an international literary journal founded by a dedicated group of young writers, photographers, and artists to explore the complexity of the human experience. Our mission is to encourage artists and writers of all backgrounds to express themselves, and we strongly believe that sharing art lifts and connects, regardless of age or location. We hope that our journal is able to empower through that mission.
We applaud work that is loud, expressive, and sincere. We look for honest storytelling that explores the diversity of the human experience. Please keep in mind that our magazine caters to a wide range of ages, and adhere to all submission guidelines.
An in-print and online literary journal, SFLR features work by local, national, and international writers and artists. Each issue of SFLR has a suggested theme; the 2020-2021 SFLR theme is "Tapestry: Diversity, Culture, and Common Ground." SFLR is committed to promoting a diverse range of writers and artists from New Mexico and beyond.
The Santa Fe Literary Review invites emailed and mailed submissions of dramatic writing/screenplay excerpts, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. This year’s theme is “Tapestry: Diversity, Culture, and Common Ground.” Submit typed, double-spaced submissions of 2000 words or less + SASE. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments, please; paste submission in body of email, with bio at bottom. Or, mail to SFLR, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508 between June 1 and November 1, 2020.
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 75,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.
We are a feminist press committed to publishing socially engaged literature with an emphasis on the voices of people of color, people with disabilities, and other historically silenced and culturally marginalized voices.
Check out our new BLACK VOICES POETRY series (edited by Jasmin Roberts), BLACK VOICES PROSE series (edited by Naima Yael Tokunow), and LATINX VOICES SERIES (edited by Myriam Gurba)
akinoga press is a Baltimore-based micro-press that specialzes in hand-bound chapbooks of a spacious/minimalist/austere flavor, though we're on the lookout for anything small, quiet, odd, and easily-missed.
We're also dedicated to creating a space for voices that need to be heard and works that 100% need to be read.
AKINOGA PRESS IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS/PROJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION
The next open consideration period will likely be some time in fall of 2021, but check back here (or akinogapress.com/submissions) for more details as things solidify.
West Trade Review strives to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, artwork, and photography and publishes a mix of established and up and coming writers. Our mission is to perpetuate the work of artists both well known and yet-to-be-known, simultaneously enriching our world through the written word and visual arts. We strive to reflect diversity in style, content and perspective throughout prose, poetry, photography and other artwork. Our goal is to simply present to you the best art possible by both emerging and established creative minds.
We embrace diversity and like works that are edgy and affect us intellectually and emotionally.
We want poems and stories that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work. Quality of writing, style, and characterization are important to us.
Please don't send us poems that rhyme, slam-style works, or dogmatically religious pieces.
Have a question abour our journal? Don't hesitate to ask.
Accepted submissions include creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and cover art by authors that identify as women and must relate to the issue theme and guiding questions, as interpreted by the author. See Submissions Guidelines for more information.
The theme is chosen in-house by the editorial staff and will be announced when submissions open. Submissions are anonymously voted on by staff during the reading period. Accepted authors will receive $10.00 USD and a PDF of the issue they are featured in.
DEDICATED TO ENRICHING READERS WITH EYE-OPENING STORIES AND POETRY BY INCREDIBLE TALENT, WITH HEART, ORIGINALITY, AND LOVE OF LANGUAGE.
Please note that we are now a Hybrid Press. We cannot continue to publish without funding. Thank you for understanding.
We seek evocative, well edited poetry and literary narrative that addresses contemporary life and has lasting value. Our books represent the point of view of the authors and are beautiful objects themselves.
We award an annual Poetry Prize of $1000 and publication of a full length book. Prize submissions are due by October 18. https://redmountainpress.us/poetry-prize/
The Discovery Award is for a first book. Submissions due by September 20. Details at https://redmountainpress.us/discovery-aw...
Please use Times or Palatino, 12 pt font, 1.5 or double spaced, paginated, with ToC. Include accurate contact info, website, and a short cv. No glitz or gimmicks, please. We read prize submissions blind and try to reply to all submissions within two months.