Calls For Submissions

by Subprimal Editors ● Updated: Sep 10, 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.

Liquid Imagination

Accepting submissions: Sep 01, 2017 — Oct 16, 2017

I am looking for literary poetry, "liquidness" (rhythmically beautiful and image driven) is much more important than it containing speculative elements. Please read the current issue(s) to get a sense of the magazine's aesthetics and my editorial focus, not to mention the required selection of your favorite poem out of the six and telling me why. (Liquid Imagination also accepts works in other genres, but I am making a specific call for poetry.) We are a paying market. Poetry selection is highly competitive, so please follow the submission guidelines. I look forward to reading your work.

John C. Mannone

Poetry Editor for Liquid Imagination, as well as for Silver Blade and Abyss & Apex


Accepting submissions: All Year

wildness is an online literary and arts journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers and artists.




The Matador Review

Accepting submissions: All Year

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 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 We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.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 November 30.

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.

C&R Press

Accepting submissions: Jun 21, 2017 — Sep 22, 2017

In Spring 2018 C&R Press will publish 1-3 chapbooks of poetry, short stories or other types of literary or mixed work. Summer Tide Pool Chapbooks of poetry are between 20-40 pages and chapbooks of fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and mixed work are between 25-60 pages not including front matter. Manuscript authors selected for publication receive ten copies of the book, $100 dollars and a reading in New York City. Entries are open from the Summer Solstice (June 21) to the Autumnal Equinox (Sept 22).

We are looking for work that is developed, polished, and has a strong singular voice. We encourage emerging and established authors in the manuscript process to submit their best work.

Please visit our Submittable for all submissions or our website for more information.

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Ayris Magazine

Ayris is produced by undergraduates who receive academic credit for their work.

Burnside Review

Burnside Review is a small-press publisher, located in Portland, Oregon.

Cerise Press

Cerise Press, an international online journal based in the United States and France

Dirty Chai

Dirty Chai is a quarterly publication that features a wide variety of fiction, poetry, non-fiction/essay, and visual art.

Ditch Poetry

ditch, where you find poetry that's off the main road.

Four Way Review

Four Way Review is a biannual electronic literary journal

Moon Magazine

A magazine of personal and universal reflections

New Pages

News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines.

Poetry Salzburg Review

English Poetry published at the University of Salzburg


Qarrtsiluni offers electronic delivery of original poetry, prose, and art

Scapegoat Review

Scapegoat is dedicated to publishing work that is original and thought-provoking


Ebook publisher

Sugared Water Magazine

A small journal that makes the covers of their editions by hand

Trainless Magazine

Long nights and long days, Tired legs and unwashed hands, Mountains and deserts and dangerous people, And where you go when you're trainless.

Vestal Review

Vestal Review is the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction.

World City Stories

A creative space for people who enjoy reading and writing stories.