The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to submit your literary work. Here’s a few literary journals currently accepting submissions.
Mason’s Road is looking for submissions for their latest issue. Their submissions period runs for nine weeks: August 26th-October 20th, 2013. They seek to publish the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, craft essays, audio, and visual art.
There are two ways to submit to Mason’s Road. You can submit for free any time during their submissions period and your work will be given thorough consideration for publication. Or, you can submit with a $10 fee, and your work will also be considered for Mason’s Road Winter Literary Award, which includes publication and a $500 prize to the best entry they receive. Please look here for submission guidelines.
Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry and fiction, wants your work. Submissions are considered year-round and are open to all mythic traditions. Simultaneous and previously published submissions will be considered. Please send no more than one submission per genre per year unless requested. Also, please only send written works clearly related to mythology (fairy tales are acceptable). Check here for submission guidelines.
Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction and poetry from students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published at ninthletter.com in Winter 2012-13. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to send work. Submissions will be open from September 1 to November 1. Authors whose work is selected for this special feature will receive a complimentary 2-year subscription to Ninth Letter and will be able to submit to their upcoming 2013 writing contest for free! (The entry fee of $17 will be waived.) Submit your poetry and short stories for this special feature at ninthletteronline.submittable.com
TINGE Magazine, Temple University’s online literary journal, is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The submission period for the next issue is open now until November 1, 2013. Check out submission guidelines here.
Really System, a new journal of poetry and extensible poetics, will publish its first issue in January 2014. They are seeking new, interesting writing that exhibits a keen awareness of the forms, patterns, and channels through which we find ourselves connected with other people, other things, other worlds. They are looking for vibrant poems inflected by our shared technocultural moment and the ways it envelops us, fascinates us, dances with us, ignores us, and fails us. Open to poems of any length or form. For more information check out http://reallysystem.org
Fiction Contest: Story Quarterly
Open to short stories, flash fiction, and novel excerpts of 8,000 words or less.
Grand Prize of $1000 and publication in StoryQuarterly 45
First Runner-up $300 and publication in SQ Online
Second Runner-up $200 and publication in SQ Online
June 1 to September 1, 2011
For contest details & online submission visit
Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects brings back into light the skeletons hidden in our cultural closets. The free online journal welcomes writing and other creative productions about lost objects and images of material culture: sculptures and paintings in the back rooms of museums or in hidden corners of public spaces; murals forgotten in plain view; lost photographic archives and restored films; newly discovered letters or manuscripts; knickknacks in attics; oddities and curiosities in misbegotten sideshows; forgotten stories that remind us of pasts that we cannot afford to forget.
Poor Yorick invites submissions in any and every literary genre and any electronically reproducible visual or audio medium. In addition to open submissions, the journalâs editorial staff will occasionally identify a particular historical object, collection, exhibit, etc., and call for submissions inspired by the selected artifact or collection. Check out submission guidelines at https://pooryorick.submittable.com/submit
Josephine Quarterly is accepting poems on a rolling
basis. This online literary journal is interested in work from both established and new voices. Please submit up to five poems of any length via Submittable. Acceptable file formats for poetry submissions include .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. They will only consider one submission at a time.
For more information check out http://www.josephinequarterly.com/submit.html