Calls For Submissions

by Subprimal Editors ● Updated: Jun 03, 2017

This section contains calls for submissions from other publications. If you need more information about one of these listings, please contact that publication. Have a publication? Create a call for submissions, no charge.

The Matador Review

Accepting submissions: Jun 01, 2017 — Aug 31, 2017

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end August 31.

Our purpose is to promote "alternative work" from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.

Submission information can be found at

Submissions can be sent to

Questions and concerns can be sent to



California Quarterly

Accepting submissions: All Year

The California Quarterly welcomes submissions year-round. Published four times a year by the California State Poetry Society, each quarterly issue features work from poets nationwide as well as from other countries. Guidelines: Submit up to 6 poems, include name and address on all pages of poems (2-page maximum), SASE, unpublished poems only, and foreign poems with translations encouraged. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Mail poetry submissions to:

CQ Editors

P.O. Box 7126

Orange, California 92863

Or submit to the website (though be sure to register first on the homepage) and learn more about contests and publishing opportunities with California State Poetry Society.

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

The California State Poetry Society is sponsoring a poetry contest, deadline June 30, with cash prizes and publication in California Quarterly’s journal. See the CSPS contest page for more information.

Peacock Journal

Accepting submissions: All Year

Peacock Journal a daily online literary & arts magazine highlighting beauty in all its forms, seeks original submissions of Fiction, Flash, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Translations, Music, Art and Photography from emerging and established writers and artists. We want to see your most beautiful work. Submissions are read year round. Pieces may also be selected for inclusion in our print anthology. Please see the website for guideline details. Submit work using the online submission form at:


Accepting submissions: All Year

Zymbol is publishing books!!! Each book we publish will receive full distribution, a sponsored reading, an ad in our annual international newsstand edition of Zymbol magazine and copies of the book. Our open call is for all genres, approaches and subject matter and we're looking for novels, short story and poetry collections.

The New Verse News

Accepting submissions: All Year

THE NEW VERSE NEWS covers the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world.

The editors update the website every day or two with the best work received. What's best? A genuinely poetic take on a very current and specific news story or event.

See the website at for guidelines and for examples of the kinds of poems THE NEW VERSE NEWS publishes. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to


Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine (OVS Magazine)

Accepting submissions: All Year

We are now reading for the Fall 2017 issue now! Submit your work before July 10th to be considered.

We want your work!!!

Please note that we only accept two submissions per author/ artist per year. So please only submit every six months. Our journal comes out in July and January each year.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome with IMMEDIATE notification of acceptance elsewhere!

No previously published work, please.

We are accepting submissions continually. Please report your submissions to Duotrope!


We do not want any identifying information in the file you upload. Please only send one poem in each attachment. Yes, we know it is more time consuming, however we need you to send them as individual poems.

OVS Magazine will hold the First North American Electronic Serial Rights for the piece for the issue in which the piece is printed. At the end of the month, rights revert back to the author, though OVS Magazine reserves the rights to archive the piece. If the piece is chosen to appear in a later print edition, the author will be contacted for OVS Magazine to reserve First North American Print Serial Rights. OVS Magazine cannot offer payment for accepted submissions to the magazine. Each contributor will receive a free PDF copy of the journal.

Epic Protest Poems: The Trump Years

Accepting submissions: All Year


Bringing your voice to the conversation!


Here at Epic Protest Poems, we are curating an epic poem as our first project.

We invite all poets to write one line, of no more than 25 words that will be considered for inclusion in the Epic Presidential Poem: The Trump Years.

(The concept is to receive lines of poetry, we will read and select the best lines to then place the lines into what will become an epic poem that we add one line to for every day that Trump is in office.)

Calls for submissions for YOUR LINE of the Epic Presidential Poem: The Trump Years: We invite poets to write one line, no more than 25 words that will be considered for inclusion in the Epic Presidential Poem: The Trump Years.

12/05/16 – 01/30/21 – Click the link below to submit through Submittable or email your submission to us at

Please submit lines of poetry that you believe needs to be in The Epic Presidential Poem: The Trump Years.

or copy and paste

OVS Magazine is a proud sponsor of Epic Protest Poems (EPP)

Don’t forget to report your submissions to Duotrope!

The Matador Review

Accepting submissions: All Year

The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. We are accepting submissions for our Summer 2017 publication through May 31, and on June 1 we will begin accepting for Fall 2017.

Submission information can be found at:

Submissions can be sent to

Questions and concerns can be sent to

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