MAGAZINES SEEKING POEMS/SHORT STORIES/ART
Big City Lit™
The international online monthly magazine, is soliciting work on confinement, dramatic monologue, erotica, colors, and other feature anthologies, as well as guest-editor proposals, non-theme work, fiction, and solid writing for its regular sections. Consult guidelines, policies, chapbook and other announcements. Selected print version releases available.
2003 CELEBRATION of Ohio's Bicentennial call for manuscripts. Mid-American Review is seeking poetry, fiction and essays about Ohio or by Ohio writers past and present to be published in a Spring 2003 All-Ohio Edition. Send submissions to All-Ohio Edition, Mid-American Review, BGSU English Department, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. Info: www.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview
ANNOUNCING Terminus: A Journal of Art and Literature. Seeks fiction, nonfiction, art, book reviews, poetry, subscriptions ($15 year, 2 issues, payable to Chad Prevost). Terminus publishes the best writing and art nationwide including a CD of writers reading their work in each issue. 3963 Wolcott Cir., Atlanta, GA 30340. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAR CREEK HAIKU seeks haiku/senryu for issue #20. SASE, circ. poets in the issue, payment copy, copyright poets, accepts small percentage (try anyway), reply time varies. bch is 2" x 6", 2 staples, 12 pages. Would prefer personal favorites, published or otherwise. Send to Daryl Nielsen, Editor, P.O. Box 8241, Ft. Collins, CO 80526.
BEGINNINGS Magazine is a print publication strictly for the novice writer. This is the magazine in which struggling, talented writers can finally see their work in print. Writing contests with cash prizes also featured. Sample copy: $4. For guidelines send SASE to Beginnings, P.O. Box 92-P, Shirley, NY 11967. E-mail email@example.com website www.scbeginnings.com
THE BELLEVUE Literary Review, a forum for illuminating humanity and human experience, seeks unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry that touch upon relationships to the human body, illness, health and healing. Maximum 3 poems, 5,000 words prose. Part of Fall 2002 issue devoted to September 11 attacks, and the response, in general, of the arts to human tragedy. SASE. Full guidelines: www.BLReview.org. Bellevue Literary Review, Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, 550 First Ave., New York, NY 10016.
BIRMINGHAM Poetry Review seeks manuscripts of the highest quality for issue #25 due out in June. Deadline: May 1. Poems: 3-5. SASE required. No cover letters or bios. No multiple or simultaneous submissions. Sample: $2. Subscriptions: $5. BPR, English Dept., UAB, Birmingham, AL 35294.
CALAPOOYA, THE Pacific Northwest's literary tabloid, would like to consider your poetry and flash fiction submissions for its 2002 issue. Translations also welcome. Reading period: March 1- April 1. Send to Jodi Varon and David Axelrod, Calapooya, Eastern Oregon University, 1 University Blvd., La Grande, OR 97850.
CALIFORNIA Quarterly (California State Poetry Society) seeks submissions from poets anywhere. Preferably brief, up to 6 poems. CQ is open to all styles; quality counts. Must include name and address on all pages. Payment: one contributor's copy. Mail (with SASE) to Editors, CQ/CSPS, P.O. Box 7126, Orange, CA 92863.
CLARE, the Cardinal Stritch University literary magazine, seeks traditional and experimental writing: short fiction, poetry, essay. SASE deadline: April 15. Send to Lisa Isaacson, CLARE, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMSTOCK REVIEW, 16th year of publication, will hold only one open reading period in 2002: January 1- postmark March 15. Editors need rest/reflection after summer contest this year only. Normally replies 6 weeks after end of reading period. Sometimes comments. Strongly prefer no simultaneous submissions. Interested in free or formal verse in understandable, grammatically correct English. Metaphor, fresh imagery preferred. SASE for complete guidelines or visit Web site. Web site features extensive information in Poets' Handbook. Journal section features winning contest poems through 2000, short book reviews, subscription/sample information, editors' bios and links to other poetry sites. Guidelines feature editors' sample poems. Note address change: Comstock Review, Attn. 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215.Web site: www.comstockreview.com
THE CREAM CITY Review, celebrating 25 years, seeks work by Native American writers for a special American Landscape issue. Submissions deadline is April 1. Work submitted by non-Native writers will be considered for the following companion issue. Send SASE for guidelines or $5 for Sample to TCCR, UWM, Dept of English, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.
EKPHRASIS, A biannual journal seeking poetry based on individual works from the other arts. Free or formal verse considered. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published if credited. Send 3-7 original poems, bio, phone number to Ekphrasis, Laverne & Carol Frith, P.O. Box 161236, Sacramento, CA 95816-1236. Web site: www.hometown.aol.com/ekphrasis1
FACETS MAGAZINE seeks excellent original fiction, nonfiction,
and poetry. Fiction/nonfiction up to 5,000 words/3-5 poems. Send as E-mail text (attachments will not be opened) to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our site at www.facets-magazine.com. Snail mail to Facets, P.O. Box 382015, Cambridge, MA 02238-2015.
FUGUE LITERARY Digest announces our Spring 2002 contest. Entrants receive one-year subscription. Fiction judge: Rick Moody. Poetry judge: Mark Doty. First place receives $250 and publication. Second and third places receive publication. All submissions postmarked by March 22. Send submissions along with $15 reading fee to Fugue, University of Idaho, Brink Hall 200, Moscow, ID 83844-1102.
GLIMMER TRAIN Stories. This highly regarded journal presents new literary short fiction and poetry, frequently publishes new writers. All submissions can be made via online procedure: www.glimmertrain.com. Payment ranges from $500 to $2,000, plus copies.
New Rag Rising is accepting submissions of photographs and/or writing for our next two issues: 005- (open) and 006- feet! All styles welcome. Sample copies: $5. Send hard copies or SASE for guidelines to New Rag Rising, 1821 Eastchester Dr., High Point, NC 27265. E-mail: email@example.com
INCLINER MAGAZINE seeks submissions for 10th anniversary issue. Prefer poetry, fiction, prose, B&W art using the number 10. Other topics OK. Deadline: April 1. Send SASE with submission to Catherine Hardy, Incliner, Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1125 Saint Gregory St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
THE KERF seeks poetry for its annual issue. The editors are especially interested in themes related to humanity and/or environmental, consciousness but are open to diverse subjects. Submit typed, 3-7 page manuscripts between January 5 and March 31. Include brief bio and SASE. The Kerf, College of the Redwoods. 883 W. Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA 95531.
THE LUCID STONE poetry quarterly strives to place quality poetry/artwork in every nook and cranny of sentient life that we happen upon. Submissions of any style or length are desired (none simultaneous). Subscriptions: $16 US for one year ($24 foreign). Sample: $6. P.O. Box 940, Scottsdale, AZ 85252-0940.
MICHIGAN STATE University's digest for almost 40 years. Past contributors: Jim Harrison, Elmore Leonard, Virgil Suarez, Stuart Dybeck, and Diane Wakoski. Submissions of 3-5 poems, creative fiction and nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Red Cedar Review, Department of English, Michigan State University , 17C Morrill Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824. Web site: www.msu.edu/~rcreview
ON THE PAGE Magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photo essays that shed light on selected themes. Upcoming themes include Borders, Cities, Secrets and Work. For submission guidelines, themes and deadlines, please visit www.onthepage.org. Send submissions by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail with SASE to PMB #74, 2124 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704.
ORCHID: A Literary Review is accepting submissions for the Fall 2002 issue. We seek short stories and self-contained novel excerpts; interviews; and cover art that tells a story. Send submissions with SASE to Orchid, 3096 Williamsburg, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2026. For guidelines and information, visit www.orchidlit.org, or E-mail email@example.com
OUT OF LINE seeks fiction, personal essays, and poetry with the underlying themes of peace and social justice (4,000 words maximum). Payment in copies. Send manuscripts with SASE to Sam Longmire, Paff Haus Press, 435 First St., Henderson, KY 42420.
THE PEDESTAL Magazine is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Please visit the Web site for more information and to view the work of our contributors, including Susan Ludvigson, Sharon Olds, Michael McClure, Alan Shapiro, and Willis Barnstone. Web site: www.thepedestalmagazine.com
PERMAFROST, Alaska's oldest literary magazine, is reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions from September 1-March 1. Deadline: March 1. Notification in 6-8 weeks. Include SASE for manuscript return. Please send materials to Permafrost, Department of English, P.O. Box 755720, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775. For information on 2002 contests, see www.uaf.edu/english
POETRY:LIVE Poets Society, Maine. Upcoming Topics: May: Coming & going of family, friends and strangers. September: Athletics. Prefer poems not to exceed 32 lines but will consider greater length. No reader's fee. Payment: 1 free copy. Send to Off the Coast, 117 Fitch Rd., Washington, ME 04574. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
POETRY MOTEL is seeking poetry submissions for our magazine and Wallpaper, our broadside series. Send 3-6 pages, SASE, brief bio. No deadline. Prefer work under one page. For a copy of the latest Poetry Motel include $7.95. Submit to Poetry Motel, P.O. Box 103, Duluth, MN 55801.
RED RIVER REVIEW seeks strong personal poetry. Red River is a journal for poets who study craft and readers who are stirred by language. Political poetry and poetry of witness encouraged. Well-crafted, thought provoking poems tend to get published. MFA students and faculty encouraged to submit. Complete guidelines are available at www.redriverreview.com
THE REJECTED Quarterly seeks interesting, intriguing, insulting, incomprehensible, humorous, unusual or otherwise entertaining rejection slips. TRQ will pay $1 per rejection used. (Writers' addresses excluded.) Fiction welcome, but all submissions must be accompanied by at least five rejection slips. Sample: $5.99. TRQ, P.O. Box 1351, Cobb, CA 95426.
RIVENDELL, A NEW literary journal with an emphasis on place, is looking for short creative nonfiction ("dispatches") for its second issue: Northern New England. Deadline: February 15. Web site www.greenmanwalking.com for submission guidelines and to learn more about dispatches. Or write to Rivendell, P.O. Box 9594, Asheville, NC, 28815.
JEOPARDY MAGAZINE SEEKING submissions. Award-winning journal from Western Washington University seeks poetry and prose for 2002 edition. Poetry submissions limited to six poems (ten pages). Fiction and nonfiction limited to 3,500 words. Deadline: April 10. Direct all submissions to Jeopardy Magazine, 132 College Hall, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225. Web site: www.jeopardy.wwu.edu
STEAM TICKET seeks quality poetry, fiction, essays, photos and drawings. Words: 7,000 maximum for prose. Send SASE and bio. Deadline: March 30. Payment: 1 copy. Sample: $5. Robert Treu, English, Steam Ticket, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601.
Meridian's Spring 2002 poetry and prose contributors earn a minimum payment of $25 with additional pages earning up to $250. Send manuscripts to Meridian, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400145, Charlottesville, VA 22904. See www.engl.virginia.edu/meridian for submission guidelines and Editors' Prize information.
THE U.S. LATINO Review as always seeks carefully crafted poetry, short short stories, art work, etc., that addresses the social political issues of our time. We are delaying publication of issues #3 and #4 to hopefully offer humble responses to the September 11 atrocities here and the current global warpath. We are here for Latino/as, our friends, and critics. Please make your voices heard. Hispanic Dialogue Press/The U.S. Latino Review, P.O. Box 150009, Kew Gardens, NY 11415-0009. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.uslatinoreview.org
VISIONS-International needs superior poetry/translations for twenty-second year! Examine Visions first. Discover reasons Library Journal exclaims "Highly recommended… Visions is the best." Sample: $4.95; Latest: $5.95; Twentieth Anniversary Collection, featuring Ai, Ferlinghetti, Sharon Olds, Eamon Grennan, and more: $7. Then send 3-6 unpublished poems, with SASE to Black Buzzard Press, 1007 Ficklen Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
WABASH REVIEW seeks excellent poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and one-act plays by currently enrolled undergraduate writers. Prose up to 3,000 words. Send submission with cover letter, brief bio stating current school affiliation, and SASE to Wabash Review, Department of English, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352.
WANTED: poetry, fiction, essays, artwork, photography on Elvis and American Culture for Summer 2002 special issue on the 25th anniversary of his death. All takes considered. Visit www.people.memphis.edu/~rivercity. River City, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152.
Riverwind seeks poetry, short fiction, and prose, especially work of regional interest. B & W photography or prints/drawings also considered for cover or interior. Back issues $2.50. Our 25th Anniversary Invitational issue available this fall for $10. For guidelines or submissions, write: 312 Oakley, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH 45764.
WHITE PELICAN Review, a biannual, seeks fresh, insightful, expertly-crafted poetry for coming issues. Submit 3-5 poems. SASE required. Name, address, and phone on each page. Subscription: $8 per year. White Pelican Review, P.O. Box 7833, Lakeland, FL 33813.