Calls For Submissions

by Subprimal Editors ● Updated: Jul 25, 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.

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.

Magnets and Ladders

Accepting submissions: All Year

Magnets and Ladders: Active Voices of Writers with Disabilities is seeking submissions for the Fall/Winter edition.

Writers with disabilities may submit up to three selections per issue. The Deadline is August 15. We accept Poetry, memoir, fiction, and nonfiction.

Please visit for for submission guidelines.

Please send submissions to

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


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 We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.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.

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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.