Submission Calls

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

For more details, visit

Chicken Soup for the Soul

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
Contact Info: Tammy Davies,

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.

Online Submission System:

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 (

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

The Matador Review

Alternative art and literature magazineThe Matador Review is accepting submissions for the Fall 2019 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. 

The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Los Angeles and Chicago. Founded in January 2016, our purpose is to promote “alternative work” from both art and literature, and to encourage 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. Recent contributors include Damian Van Denburgh, Rachelle Cruz, Heidi Seaborn, Jeremy Radin, Marguerite L. Harrold, and others.

Submission information can be found at

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

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

Tupelo Press

TQ19 Poetry Open Prize, Judged by Hoa Nguyen

Ends on September 1, 2019 $15.00 USD

Tupelo Quarterly is pleased to announce that submissions are open for the TQ19 Poetry Open, to be judged by Hoa Nguyen.  Tupelo Quarterly’s editors seek to cultivate a diverse and expansive vision of what poetry can be.  With that in mind, our contest is open to all forms and styles of poetry.  Please submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems of any sensibility.

Finalists and Semifinalists will be selected by Tupelo Quarterly’s editorial team, and all work will be considered for publication in TQ19.  Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us immediately at contactTQ (at) tupelopress (dot) org if a poem is placed elsewhere.  Attach all poems in your submission as a single document in .doc, .docx or .pdf form.

Please note that submissions will close September 1st. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500.  We look forward to reading your work!

TQ19 Prose Open Prize, Judged by Danielle Dutton

Ends on September 1, 2019 $15.00 USD

Tupelo Quarterly is pleased to announce that the TQ19 Prose Open, to be judged by Danielle Dutton, is now accepting submissions.   We would love to consider works of creative nonfiction, lyric essays, short stories, hybrid texts, flash fiction, and excerpts of longer prose manuscripts. Chapter One pieces should be submitted via this category. Send us work that surprises us, that expands our sense of what is possible within a literary text. 

Finalists and Semifinalists will be selected by Tupelo Quarterly’s editorial team, and all work will be considered for publication in TQ19.  Submissions should be previously unpublished and may contain only one prose work, double-spaced, no more than fifteen pages.  Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us immediately at contactTQ (at) tupelopress (dot) org if the piece is placed elsewhere. 

Please note that submissions will close on September 1st. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500. We look forward to reading your work!  

For more details, visit: Tupelo Press

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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