Seven Places to Submit your Writing


escarp , a selective, Twitter-based review of brief poetry and prose, seeks submissions of super-short (under 140-character) fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We accept submissions through direct message on Twitter, so you’ll need an account. Follow us and we’ll promptly follow you back. Then submit via DM (see website for submission guidelines and to read past publications.) We do our best to respond personally, sometimes within a day, but usually within a week. Show us what brilliance can be accomplished in <140 characters!


Uproot Magazine – Call for Fiction and Poetry

Uproot is a literary journal whose main interest lies in place–more specifically, moving from place to place. We want to read and share literature that is complex, work that challenges notions of genre, work that pulls you up by the roots and plants you somewhere else, somewhere unexpected. Uproot is a journal about moving in the loosest sense, be it moving from a big city to a small town, switching schools, getting a new job, starting somewhere fresh or returning somewhere stale, etc. We’re interested in topics concerning the geological and emotional estrangement, displacement, alienation, longing, as well as that sense of discovery and exploration and all of the other contradictory feelings associated with moving to a new/old location. A clear and strong development of setting and character is, to say the least, our most primary concern when selecting any piece of work.

General Submission guidelines:

  • Poetry 3-5 poems
  • Prose 3,000 words maximum
  • Please submit work as either .doc/.docx file or PDF file as attachments.
  • We do not accept work that has been copied and pasted into the body of an email.
  • We are a tri-quarterly journal with rolling submissions, so we accept work at all times of the year, though depending on when you submit we may or may not be reading your story for the present issue.
  • Please submit a brief 60 word bio written in the 3rd person
  • Please send only original, unpublished work
  • If your work has been published elsewhere please let us know so we can retract your submission
  • Our current submission window for our next issue is 3/13/15-5/14/15
  • Please send submissions to uprootmagATgmailDOTcom


Scream Online – Poems on Dreams and Dreamers and Dreaming


I am looking for poems for an online mini-anthology of poems about dreaming and dreams.


They will appear in Scream Online, an online arts/culture/literature journal that gets about 50,000 hits a month.  The journal in the past has published poems by Dorianne Laux, Jared Carter, Robin Davidson, Tom C. Hunley, Helen Degen Cohen, Charles Fishman, Bruce Guernsey, Lola Haskins, Rick Hilles, Sharon Mesmer, and many others.


Here’s a link to the most recent mini-anthology: Heaven and Hell: 48 Poems by 37 Poets


What I’m looking for are poems talking about what you think about dreams or dreaming.  The poems can be previously published or unpublished.  Short prose pieces (prose poems?) would also work.


The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2015.


Send your poems to John Guzlowski at jzguzlowskiATgmailDOTcom



Looking forward to hearing from you.


Pan’s Shadow – Call for Submissions

The classic character of Peter Pan may be the picture of childhood innocence, but even he has a shadow…

Pan’s Shadow is interested in publishing poetry, short stories and quotes about the imperfect elements or experiences of childhood. We want to publish stories that, even though widely experienced,  are not often heard in our “disneyfied” world.

Literary works can range from nostalgic memories of childhood shenanigans to experiencing the death of a parent. We welcome all works focusing on “imperfect” childhoods. We are open to all genres as well as both fiction and non-fiction works.  We stress that we are not looking for submissions of torture or pornography.

Please submit works through email or our Facebook page:

Visit our website for more information on submission guidelines:
Shadowgraph Online Quarterly – Call for Submissions: 

Shadowgraph Online Quarterly is currently looking for well-written fiction with an edge, and lyric or personal essays. We also have a special feature called “Insiders” devoted to writing about inmates, prison life, and what happens when one is released from prison. If you have stories related to that theme, we would love to see them for the “Insiders” section of the Quarterly. Also, if you work in the prison system, teaching creative writing, for example, please contact us and perhaps we can feature your program in the next “Insiders” section of the Quarterly. Our next print journal isn’t due out until next July, but for that Issue we are looking for everything: cross-genre, poetry, fiction, and essays. Please check out the web site at and Thanks so much.
Apple Valley Review – Call for submissions

Submission deadline: March 15, 2015 for the Spring 2015 issue (Vol. 10, No. 1). The Apple Valley Review seeks unpublished personal essays and short fiction (preferably between 500 and 3000 words, though the word count is flexible) and poetry. Prose poetry and translations are also welcome. The Fall 2014 issue included poetry and prose by Marge Piercy, Cameron Conaway, Joan Mazza, J. Malcolm Garcia, and others. Pieces from the journal have recently been chosen as selections or finalists for Best American Essays, New Poetry from the Midwest, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. All published work is automatically considered for our annual editor’s prize. The 2014 recipient was Laura Lee Beasley. To submit, please send 1-6 poems or 1-3 essays/short stories, all pasted into the body of a single e-mail message, to our editor. editorATleahbrowningDOTnet The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online.

Realize Magazine – essay contest

Realize Magazine is judging an essay contest including prize money and publication.  All information can be found here:


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