Friday 5 April 2013

Submission deadlines for April:

If you are a publisher and would like to be included in the submissions calendar please leave a comment and contact details and we will get in touch. There is no charge for listing, but we will not list any magazines who charge extortionate rates for submissions.

AYRIS literary and arts journal  are looking for POETRY, PROSE, ARTWORK:
From April 1 to May 1, Ayris Online is accepting works that deal in new people, places, and paradigms for our September feature. All things new and dying welcome, no matter the medium. Please limit poetry to three (3) pieces per submission, visual art to two. 1000 word limit for prose.
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Please visit us at to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.

Writing Knights Press.
Poets: Submission deadline - 15th April.Theme for this issue is 'Renewal'.
"We all search for a way to find new facets of ourselves to somehow replace something we don't like. We want to change, show how you've made that effort!"

Poetry Now Awards 2013: Call for Submissions deadline 10th April For both awards.

The Irish Times Poetry Now Award is presented annually to the author of the best collection of poems in English published by an Irish poet in the previous year. Previous winners include Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon and Sinéad Morrissey. The award will be presented at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on Saturday 7 of September.

The Strong Shine Award is presented annually to the author of the best first collection of poems published by an Irish poet in the previous year. Previous winners of the Award include Nerys Williams, Dave Lordan, Peadar Ó hUallaigh and Grace Wells. The Award will be presented at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on Sunday 8 of September at a reading by the four shortlisted nominees.

The deadline of entry for both awards is 10 April at 12 noon. No late entries will be accepted.

Spartan lit –  Spartan considers literary prose submissions of two thousand words or less. Please read an issue before submitting. They accept simultaneous submissions, with the request that they are notified immediately if a piece is accepted for publication elsewhere.

The Modern Greek Studies Association are pleased to announce the 2013 Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize Competition for original, new translations into English of a literary work published in Modern Greek. A prize of $500 will be awarded for a piece of Modern Greek literature (poetry, prose, theatre) translated into English. We welcome work by scholars of Modern Greek and other fields and languages as well as creative writers, students, and anyone knowledgeable of Greek and English engaged in the work of translation.
Deadline 15th April

World Nomads are offering a travel scholarship to 
China for students or non-professional writers. 
Deadline 19th April:

Poetry on the Lake are running their annual
International Poetry Competition.
Theme: 'Metal' (any reference from Gold to Goldilocks, from tins to leaden skies)
Adjudicators: Anne-Marie Fyfe (Open); Imtiaz Dharker (Short); Kevin Bailey (Formal)

Deadline 22nd April.         

Smithereens Press is a new Dublin based press, looking for submissions. Kevin Keating says that 'Smithereens Press endeavours to produce chapbooks of the highest quality of various forms of poetry.
SkyPen - a new cloud venture by Blackstaff Press - are running a Flash Fiction Competition for April. Details here:

SkyPen is the new community forum of Blackstaff Press, developed with the goal of motivating writing across the island of Ireland (North, South, East and West) and to provide a central hub for groups of like minded people to create, discuss and enjoy books and literature. You do not need to be a writer to use the forum so feel free to simply read and enjoy the browsing experience or take part in whatever discussions interest you.  Take a look at their site here:

Please note that SkyPen is not a formal submissions forum for Blackstaff Press. If you would like more information on making a formal submission, Stuart has created a blog post with information on submitting work to a publisher and you can also find information on the Blackstaff Press website here:

A Minor magazine are currently reading submissions for their Third Anniversary Issue. 
Short Fiction/Prose;  Flash Fiction/Prose; Poetry; Mixed-genre; Artwork.
The special issue will feature work by NEW contributors and will be live in late May/early June.
Deadline for submissions: April 29. Include a 50-word, third person author/artist bio. Longer bios will be subject to editing.

Sundog Lit seeks to publish active, vibrant, earth-scorching literature.

We want literary fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid stuff (we love hybrid stuff). Check out the first issue. See what we like.


are looking for Poetry and Art.

Send a brief biography and three poems 

or a photograph of your artwork.

No entry fee.
Take a look at their current issue: 

Iartisas, ezine.
Rolling submissions. 

Traditional and eye poetry - poetry designed for  the eye and not just the ear. 
They also run themed issues and cover competitions.

Thumbnail Magazine 

Thumbnail Magazine commission fiction and reviews 

but also accept, on a rolling basis,
unsolicited Art/Craft Essays (on very short fiction); 
Flash Fiction; 
Interviews and; 

One of the  most up-to-date literary magazines around:

Accepting Poetry, Flash Fiction, Reviews, Artwork,
and Spoken Word.

Poetry Bus. Captained by Peadar O'Donoghue.
Deadline is April - but check the fb group page for more details:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Poetry, Prose, Artwork:
We are now open to submissions for Issue one: ‘Bones’ until April 30th.
Please read our guidelines carefully before submitting any work to us.
All submissions to be sent via email to

Our angle with ‘Bones’ is really down to your interpretation.
Read our ‘About’ and ‘Submit’ sections to get an idea of what we’re looking for.

The Wonderbook is currently seeing
POETRY, MUSIC. and ARTWORK (particularly self portraits)
and right now we are particularly looking for self-portraits, in pictures or poetry or music up at the site and/or send a submission to

Poetica Magazine:

Poetry / Prose /  Short Stories.

'Poetica publish original-unpublished works by Jewish and non-Jewish writers alike. [They] are interested in works that have the courage to acknowledge, challenge, and celebrate modern Jewish life, beyond distinctions of secular and sacred. 

[They] like accessible works that find fresh meaning in old traditions that recognize the challenges of our generation. [They] evaluate works on several levels, including its skillful use of craft; its ability to hold interest; and layers of meaning.

Please submit 1-3 poems/prose to the poetry editor, Michal Mahgerefteh.

Please submit one (1) short story (1500) to the short story editor, Joanne Jagoda.


Pensacola's own Emerald Coast Review -- the best literary journal around -- and it's published by WFLF. Deadline is May 1 for your short stories, poetry, art work, photos. Go to for submission guidelinesPensacola's own Emerald Coast Review -
 literary journal published by WFLF.
Deadline is May 1 for your

short stories, poetry, art work, photos.

Go to for submission guidelines

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