Calls For Submissions

by Subprimal Editors ● Updated: Jun 17, 2018

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: All Year

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 We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.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


- Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction: We accept all work that is under 10,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission.

- Flash Fiction: For fiction that is under 1,000 words, you may submit up to three pieces. Please include all pieces within one document.

- Poetry Guidelines: Please submit 1-6 poems within one document.

Big Pond Rumours (International, Literary E-Zine)

Accepting submissions: All Year

Big Pond Rumours is a non-profit international publication that features poetry, story, literary essays, literary biographies and sometimes book reviews. Submission period: open all year, for two issues a year (Summer issue deadline: June 30, and Winter issue deadline: December 30).

C&R Press

Accepting submissions: All Year

C&R Press is open for full length manuscripts in all categories, including novels, poetry, short story collections, creative non-fiction, memoir, experimental and hybrid work. We encourage female, minority, LGBT, immigrant, progressive and submerged voices to submit. C&R Press is committed to publishing books from new and emerging writers whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We are interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserves recognition and support.

C&R Press submissions are also open for our Winter Soup Bowl Chapbook and New York reading series. Soup Bowl Chapbooks are between 20-45 pages of material not including front matter. Winners will receive ten copies of the book and a hosted reading in Brooklyn, NYC. Entries are open until April 21, 2018.

For more information, visit our website.


Accepting submissions: All Year

[PANK] — PANK Magazine and PANK Books,, the Little Book and Big Book series, fosters access to emerging and experimental poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers. To the end of the road, up country, a far shore, the edge of things, to a place of amalgamation and unplumbed depths, where the known is made and unmade, and where unimagined futures are born, a place inhabited by contradictions, a place of quirk and startling anomaly, [PANK], no soft pink hands allowed.

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 nvneditor(at) Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.


Accepting submissions: All Year

OPOSSUM HOLLER TAROT is always open for snail mail submissions; you can also post on our Facebook group; see the Facebook group for additional information.

Other Good Places

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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.