Saturday 1 June 2013

June Publishing Deadlines: 2013.

 3rd June deadline:
An international short fantasy fiction competition, of between 350 and 500 words of previously unpublished work. One entry per person. Use the entry form below:

Extended deadline - June 5th:

Short stories, Essays, Prose pieces for the Queer Grits Anthology.

June 15th - extended deadline:
Houston and Nomadic Voices

Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, 
Creative Nonfiction and, 
Cross-Genre hybrid work.

Based in Houston, but they accept work from international sources. Jeni McFarland is Fiction and Non-Fiction Editor while Colin James Sturdevant is Managing Editor. This is relatively new, but there's a real buzz about it so give it a go.

BLUE FIFTH REVIEW - June 30th is the final deadline for their next issue.
Unsolicited work is accepted, but no previously published work.Take a look at their latest issue - it's a great read and will give you a better idea of their needs.
Poetry: open to traditional or experimental forms of any length
Flash Fiction: open to works of prose – up to 1,000 words – emphasizing varying degrees of narrative, form, language, voice, and pacing
Art: The editors generally solicit art for the issues but will consider unsolicited submissions. Attach the work as a .jpg, .jpeg, or .gif file.

30th June:
Open to residents of Canada and the United States only. Poetry / Short Fiction competition:

The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have joined forces to rock your literary world with Canada's most innovative and exciting literary competition. They're looking for writing that really pops. So if you can bring the noise with poetry and/or short fiction, it’s time to smash some bottles and trash some hotels (but not really though). If you have what it takes, you will get your work published in Matrix, and get free travel to POP Montreal for a night in your honour.

Short literary fiction. Under 500 words.
currently looking for submissions, read their new edition, just published.
"Apocrypha and Abstractions is an online only Literary Journal specializing in very short (flash) fiction, of 500 words or fewer. The stories represented here strive to say something without actually saying it. We leave the interpretation entirely up to the reader."

The Piker Press accepts fiction, non fiction, essays and art on a broad variety of topics and genres. 
A weekly journal for arts, sciences, fiction and non-fiction, 'we like to think of it as an illegitimate, online child of Analog and National Geographic, but funnier.' No payment, but take a look at their journal and submission details.

The Santa Fe Writers Project 
Their mission statement is to discover one new writer per year. If you've never been published, or if you're self published, or published by a small press who have used less than $15,000. to promote your work, you are eligible for this international project. They are looking for writers of novellas, or short stories and want to publish one author per year, starting spring of 2014. Andrew Gifford is the publisher.   They tells us that this project is separate and unrelated to the contest which they run and which has an entry fee of $30. 

SHORT STORIES of 5,000 words or less.  Submissions open on 1st June, deadline 30th August.
Fiction Attic Press are now accepting submissions for their Short Story Contest. The winner will be published in their anthology and receive a payment of £150. (There's an entry fee of $7.)

The Brooklyn Rail welcomes you to their web-exclusive section InTranslation, where they feature unpublished translations of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic writing. Launched in April 2007, InTranslation is a venue for outstanding work in translation and a resource for translators, authors, editors, and publishers seeking to collaborate. They regularly seek exceptional, unpublished English translations from all languages:

Sundog Lit seeks to publish active, vibrant, earth-scorching literature. They read year-round. One submission at a time and they do not consider previously published work. 

Subterranean Blue 
have just published their third issue this month. They are looking for poetry and art  for the next issue. Take a look at their publication and submit here:

 the new iPAD/digital/print publication from the publisher of PoetsArtists. She is also now the FRESH look for MiPOesias Magazine. MiPOeisas ( will stay online via the web site and the internet archives but all new work received will be published under the iARTistas title.

IARTistas seeks to publish authors and Visual artists who think outside of the box.

Thumbnail Poetry Magazine launches its annual, guest-edited issues in January 2014. We are seeking original, unpublished poetry submissions in any style not to exceed 40 lines (though we might let an extra line or two sneak by). Series editor Beth Couture will be reviewing submissions for a guest editor that is still to be determined. The wait time on this will be exceptionally long. We're cool with simultaneous submissions, and we only ask that you let us know right away if your work has been published elsewhere.

DISTRICT LIT - publishes Art, Fiction and, Poetry on an ongoing basis:

Rufous City Review accepts on going submissions in original art, poetry, and poetic prose which surprises, unsettles, and excites. We want to experience writing that twists our expectations and reminds us what it means to be obsessed with language.

Electronically publishes literary fiction and nonfiction - monthly. 
At present they are accepting submissions of under 4,000 words only.
Flash Fiction (under 1,000 words)
Short Fiction (under 4,000 words)
Non fiction - but no critical essays.

Acceps short fiction & poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, social justice concerns, spiritual insights.

Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions & reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts.

Receives postal submissions & email—prefer email submissions as attachments in Microsoft Works Word Processor, Rich Text Format or Word. Copyright reverts to author. Read year-round.

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