Submission Calls

BIAPEI CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Have you experienced traumatic brain injury? Do you live with someone who had it? Are you close to someone who struggled with it? The Brain Injury Association of PEI (BIAPEI) is looking for stories (maximum 2500 words) and poems from brain injury survivors, their family members or close friends who have stories to share of experiences and effects of brain injury.

Deadline TBA.

Submit by email to: story@biapei.com
or by postal mail to Story BIAPEI, 81 Prince St., Charlottetown, PE C1A 4R3


CARGO Literary Journal

Cargo is a nonfiction journal, and we are looking for pieces with a strong narrative and interior journey, such as immersion reportage.  Please submit one essay or up to five poems.  We will consider prose poems, lists, and interesting personal notes providing they meet our guidelines, so feel free to take risks with form. We would also like to publish author interviews.

We are also accepting reviews. We’re also interested in collaborations between writers and visual artists, and are looking for submissions from across our beautiful blue planet. Cargo will also consider your translations of poetry or prose.

We publish four issues a year, and we are currently accepting submissions
year-round.

For more details, visit http://cargoliterary.com/


Chicken Soup for the Soul

2016-2017 Submission Calls

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Military Families

We are so proud of the men and women in the military and want to do everything we can to support them. We are looking for true stories from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families who make sacrifices when their loved ones are far away. Those families move with them, anxiously wait for them, raise kids and grow up with a parent or child away. They are an important part of the success of our heroes. We know our readers will be overcome with emotion as they read these stories that will acknowledge, entertain and inspire. They will leave you with admiration and gratitude for our nation’s best and brightest.

We are looking for true stories of no more than 1200 words from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families: spouses, children, parents and other relatives. Tell us what it’s like to be part of a military family: the ups and downs, the funny stories, the heartwarming stories, and your best advice for other military families.

Here are some suggested topics but we know you can think of many more:

• Military life… there’s nothing like it
• We’ve got orders to deploy
• The front line
• The home front
• Holidays — military style
• Raising children in the military
• The benefits of military life
• And the sacrifices made by military families
• Meeting your baby for the first time
• Life on a military base
• Moving… again!
• The military community
• Coming home
• Beyond the call of duty
• How technology has changed things/enabled communications
• Miracles, dreams, and other amazing experiences
• What you’ve learned from military life
• How military life makes you different
• Pets in the military
• Healing and remembering
• Remembering and honoring

***Please note that this is a reposting of the Military Families book title. If you submitted a story to this title last year please do not submit it again. We already have it in our database. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is December 15, 2016.***

Inspiration for Teachers

Being a teacher is hard, and we know that teachers sometimes need a morale boost, some reassurance that what they do matters, and some new, fun ideas for the classroom.

Being a teacher is not what you do… it’s who you are. You don’t stop being a teacher when the dismissal bell rings. You are always a teacher. Teachers influence and shape the future. Teachers inspire and motivate students each and every day. Teachers don’t teach for the great salaries; they teach because of the rewards they get when a student thrives, or when a student has a “WOW” moment because of a teacher’s guidance.

We are looking for true stories by and about teachers. Here are some ideas but we know you can think of many more:

• I am a teacher and this is why I teach
• The teacher who changed my life
• The student who changed my life
• My first year teaching
• Learning from the students
• Embarrassing moments
• Staying enthusiastic year after year
• Tough situations
• That WOW moment
• Turning negative into positive
• Funny moments
• Challenging yourself
• Stepping out of your comfort zone
• Great tips to share with other teachers
• Your best piece of advice for new teachers
• Your best piece of advice to re-energize a teacher
• Reflections on being a teacher

***Please note that this is a reposting of the Stories about Teachers and Teaching title. If you already submitted a story for that title please do not submit it again. We have it in our database and it will be considered for this title. The deadline date for story and poem submissions has been extended to December 31, 2016.***

Dreams, Premonitions and the Unexplainable

(Formerly titled Dreams & Synchronicities) Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. Share your stories about the amazing things that have happened in your own life.

The deadline date for story and poem submissions was May 31, 2016 but it has been extended to JANUARY 30, 2017.

Stories about Cats

We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our cats. The focus of this book will be on rescued cats that were adopted from shelters or rescue organizations and who luckily found their forever homes. Whether adopted as kittens or adopted as older cats in the last few years of their lives, what amazing stories of survival our cats could tell us. We love these heartwarming and inspirational stories about our cats and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our cats make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it! We know you’ll have many great stories for us about your cats. Stories can be serious or humorous… or both. Tell us what your cat did. The deadline for story and poem submissions is January 31, 2017

Stories about Dogs

We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our dogs. The focus of this book will be on rescued dogs that were adopted from shelters or rescue organizations and who luckily found their forever homes. Whether adopted as puppies or adopted as older dogs in the last few years of their lives, what amazing stories of survival our dogs could tell us. We love these heartwarming and inspirational stories about our dogs and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our dogs make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it! We know you’ll have many great stories for us about your dogs. Stories can be serious or humorous… or both. Tell us what your dog did. The deadline for story and poem submissions is January 31, 2017

For more details on submissions, visit Chicken Soup for the Soul


Metamorphose Short Story Publication

We are currently accepting short stories in the fantasy and science fiction genres ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words for publication on our website. Each year the top 3-5 stories will be published as the featured short story in Metamorphose’s Anthology in the fall. All accepted submissions receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.
Open: Always
Pay: Stories published in the anthology are eligible for royalty sales.
Submission Fee: FREE
URL: http://www.metamorphoselit.com/p/submit.html
Contact Info: Tammy Davies, metamorphoseliterary@gmail.com


Mystery Weekly

Mystery Weekly is a new short mystery e-zine that is looking for stories between 1000-8000 words in length for publication on our website.  We offer a modest per-word compensation and only require exclusive online rights for a period of six months.  Submission response time averages 1 to 2 weeks.

Website: http://mysteryweekly.com
Online Submission System: http://mysteryweekly.com/submit.asp


Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions

Neon is a UK-based literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose from anywhere in the world. At the moment we’re looking for submissions to be published in our next and future issues.If you’re a writer of poetry or prose, please have a look at the magazine to see if your work might be at home there. If you think it would be, then consult the guidelines and send something along!

Published writers receive a copy of the magazine and a small royalty. Neon accepts reprints and simultaneous submissions, and we’ll try and provide feedback to anyone who supports the magazine. Full details can be found on the guidelines page on the website (http://neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=116).


One Story

One Story seeks literary fiction. Because of their format, they can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Stories can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. They are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.
One Story is offering $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author upon publication.
One Story is looking for previously unpublished material. However, if a story has been published in print outside of North America, it will be considered. No stories previously published online will be accepted.
We accept submissions from September 1st through May 31st.
For more details, visit: One Story’s Website.

 


Story Quilt

Story Quilt is an all-electronic magazine began 2015 with the goal to collect stories, and poems, and art for the relaxed entertainment of all readers worldwide. Initially the contributions will mainly come from Canada but with time we hope to welcome submissions from any country in English.

The emphasis will be on stories. Stories can be told in many ways: “True” format using personal experiences or true facts from known sources, or “Fiction” based on facts, or “Pure Fiction, or “Art” as in artist’s creations either in black and white or colour, or Photography, or Applied Arts as in quilts, or in Videos, or in Music, or in any combination of the above. Suitable essays and novellas may also be considered. For more details, please visit http://www.story-quilt.com/


 

Tethered by Letters

F(r)iction Winter 2016 Literary Competitions
F(r)iction is currently accepting submissions in three categories: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (up to 750 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). F(r)iction publishes the best writing regardless of style or genre, and we encourage work that takes risks in theme, content, or aesthetic. Our motto: Publish Weird. All winners will be published in F(r)iction, our trianually-printed collection of literature and art. All finalists will receive free professional editing on their submission and will be considered for later publication. Winners will also receive prizes of $1,000 (USD) for best short story, $300 (USD) for best flash fiction, and $300 (USD) for best poetry. Winners will be announced in May 2016. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Deadline: March 31, 2016

More info and submit at: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submissions/


 The Matador Review

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 Spring 2017 publication through February 28.

We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative”, The Matador Review is a home.

Submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/subm issions
Any questions can be directed to editors(at)matadorreview.com

Our Twitter handle is @matadorreview (twitter.com/matadorreview)
Our Facebook page can be found here: www.facebook.com/The-Mat ador-Review-909831419093935

 


The Stardust Gazette

Submit journalism, music, art, poetry, or prose to The Stardust Gazette, or join our staff (readers and managerial crew needed)! See the “Submit” and “Join Us” tabs. Questions? Email thestardustgazette@gmail.com.
http://www.thestardustgazette.com/


 

The Sun Magazine

We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. And we’re open to just about anything. Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it.

We pay from $300 to $2,500 for nonfiction, from $300 to $1,500 for fiction, from $100 to $250 for poetry, and from $1,000 to $2,000 for interviews. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun. We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.

For more details, visit: The Sun Magazine


 

22 Comments Add yours

  1. keenjalM says:

    Hey! I am based in India and would like to make submissions for a few stated above. Am I eligible? Or are you restricted to certain geographies? Let me know soon 🙂

    1. mimrlith says:

      Hi! Please check the links provided to make sure they are international calls. Most of my listings are international calls, but there are some that are just for Canada or North America. Good luck!

      1. keenjalM says:

        Thank you so much 🙂

      2. mimrlith says:

        You’re welcome. 🙂

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