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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Stonecoast Review seeks work for issue #18

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Deadline: October 1, 2022

ISSUE #18 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Stonecoast Review will be open for submissions from July 20, 2022 to October 1, 2022.

We support the Stonecoast community's goal to promote inclusivity, equity, and social justice through writing.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING: We accept fiction, pop (genre) fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, dramatic works, experimental, and visual art. We can’t wait to see your best pieces! Stonecoast Review offers feedback on 10% of declined submissions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Stonecoast Review acquires First Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights for all work published in the journal. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

Our staff is a group of volunteers, all either current Stonecoast MFA Program students or alumni of the program. We rely upon donations to cover advertising, website, and printing costs. To support the Stonecoast Review, please consider donating or purchasing a copy from stonecoastreview.org!

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • When submitting your work, include a short cover letter and bio (50 words maximum). Submissions are only accepted through Submittable.
  • We accept only one prose submission, one poetry submission (of up to three poems), or ten pieces of visual art per author, per submission cycle.
  • Submitted work must be previously unpublished, unless you are a Stonecoast MFA alum. We will reprint works by Stonecoast alumni.
  • To more fully commit to our value of elevating socially marginalized voices and emerging writers, the Stonecoast Review will no longer implement the policy of “blind submissions.” The practice was once believed to support the unbiased judgment of submissions by withholding the author’s identity from the reviewer. Beginning with Issue 18, all first readers will have access to the cover letters and names of submitting authors. The Stonecoast Review gives privileged attention to the works of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+ and Disabled authors and emerging writers. We invite more established writers to submit and join our efforts in elevating needed voices.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. If you submit multiple poems and one is accepted elsewhere, please attach a note on Submittable identifying the poem that is no longer available.
  • Your work must use standard manuscript format: double spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Poetry may be single spaced. However, if a divergence from these rules is integral to your piece, we will still consider it.

GENRE GUIDELINES:
  • Fiction and Pop (Genre) Fiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.
  • Creative Nonfiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.
  • Poetry: Limit submissions to 3 poems, with no more than 50 lines each.
  • Dramatic Works: Limit submissions to 12 or fewer pages.
  • Visual Art: Limit to five images. We seek visual images for the Issue #18 cover and interior. We welcome experimental and unusual art forms. We accept 2D digital images of all forms of fine art—photography, sculpture, painting, and mixed media. Please send high-res digital images (no lower than 300 dpi) in JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, or RAW file format. (NOTE: Except for the front and back cover of Issue #18, all accepted visual art will be printed in black and white.) 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Call for Pirandellian Dramaturgies, 2nd edition – Short Stories to Drama

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Deadline: December 31, 2022

PSA, the Journal of the Pirandello Society of America (https://www.pirandellosociety.org/psa-journal), seeks submissions of short dramatic pieces (5 to 30 minutes of expected performance time) inspired by Luigi Pirandello’s short stories, for publication in the next or future issues. Scripts should be previously unpublished and unproduced for the stage except for staged readings.

An essential requirement is that proposed dramaturgies draw inspiration from Pirandello’s short stories, for example those recently translated and available at https://www.pirandellointranslation.org/, a project led by Pirandello scholars Lisa Sarti and Michael Subialka that aims at the translation of all of Pirandello’s short stories into contemporary English.


Dramaturgies could take several shapes such as:

1. adaptations for the stage of a single short story
2. adaptations that combine two or three stories
3. dramatic development of a section of a short story
4. monologues/dialogues of characters who appear in the short stories
5. dramatic situations that entail the reading/recitation of passages from the stories

Dramaturgies should avoid adapting the following stories, already utilized for theatre in some form by Pirandellohimself, specifically “The Doctor’s Duty,” “The License,” “The Jar,” “The Imbecile,” “Sicilian Limes,” “Think It Over, Giacomino!,” “A Character’s Tragedy,” “Death Is Upon Him,” “The Changeling,” “It’s Nothing Serious,” “Farewell, Leonora!,” “The Lord of the Ship,” “Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, her Son-in law,” “The Friend to the Wives,” “Interviews with Characters,” and “Characters.”

Instead, inspiration should derive from any of the several other stories – already translated on the websitehttps://www.pirandellointranslation.org or read in a different translation – that did not find a dramatic form yet.

Please e-mail submissions by December 31, 2022 in Word or PDF format to Stefano Boselli, PSA Theatre and Performance Editor, e-mail Stefano.Boselli@unlv.edu. If accepted, playwrights will be notified by March 31, 2023 and scripts will be published on the next issue (XXXV, 2022) or scheduled for publication in subsequent issues.

Monday, September 5, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ANTHOLOGY OF ONE MINUTE PLAYS TITLED 'Et tu Brute?'

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Deadline: September 15, 2022

We are open for submissions for our Special One Minute Plays Anthology titled 'Et tu, Brute?' . Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com as per the following guidelines:

1. The play should be in line with the symbolic, metaphoric and literary meaning of 'Et tu, Brute?'.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

3. Maximum 3 submissions.

4. The length of the plays should be decided by the playwright, keeping in mind that the performance time should not exceed 1 minute.

5. Also send a synopsis of the work.

6. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

7. Submission deadline: September 15, 2022. (The selected playwrights will be informed on or before September 28th, 2022 through email.).

8. Mention YOUR NAME followed by 'SUBMISSION FOR Et tu, Brute? ANTHOLOGY ' in the subject line of your email

General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (Maximum 70 words) of playwright in third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.

3. The author should mention:
  • Legal Name:
  • Pen name (if any):
  • Snail mail address:
4. Playwright must send a high resolution photo (JPEG format) of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

ellipsis… literature & art annual literary journal accepts drama

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Deadline: November 1, 2022


Please submit one English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words.

Use 12 point font.

ellipsis… literature & art is the annual literary journal published by the students of Westminster College since 1965. We sponsor a yearly poetry contest ($100 prize), judged by Laurie Ann Guerrero in 2021 and Carolyn Forche in 2022. Saddiq Dzukogi will judge the 2023 contest.

All accepted poems are eligible. Contributors include well-known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

We accept original English language submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Submit poems in one document, please. 

Our submission period is August 1 through November 1 for poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. 

We accept art submissions from August 1 through January 31.

Please include a 75 word contributor’s note and your address, telephone number, and email address.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome but withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Note that we do not republish pieces, including work online.

We usually pay $10 per poem and page of visual art, and $3 per page of prose, plus two free copies of the issue. We cannot pay international contributors.

Submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Fleas on the Dog is open for play submissions

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

Plays. plays. PLAYS (the play’s the thing.) 4 ( four) Issue 12. That’s Twelve! The 1 after 11. All you’ve got to lose is your reputation and self respect. Is that asking too much? 

We are a collective of writers/editors who publish a non profit online magazine for those who are on the avant garde and outside the box. 

WHAT WE LIKE 

Fiction: We take pretty much everything. Mainstream, traditional, literary, barbaric yawps, flash, metafiction, experimental, sci/fi, speculative, fantasy, mystery, micro, nano, grunge, bad (but it better be good!), modernist, post-modernist, spamlit, kitschlit, retro, metro, outsider, novel excerpts, graphic stories, even comics. Our only criterion is quality. 

Poetry: Up to ten poems any style.

Plays: Any style up to five acts. 

Screenplays: any subject, any length.

Politically incorrect is welcome as long as it doesn’t devolve into invective!!

WHO YOU ARE

Anybody whose engines burn when they write. You can have won literary awards or never published at all. Degrees don’t impress us—it’s your work that matters. 

ONLINE PUBLISHING GUIDELINES  

Submissions are now open. There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)

Fiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. 

Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

 Include the genre (fiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.  

Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. 

Submit to only one category per issue. 

We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. 

If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Saturday, August 27, 2022

HOMINUM JOURNAL submissions open

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Deadline: none given

All submissions should be emailed to hominumjournal@gmail.com, with the subject line "GENRE-FIRST AND LAST NAME". Please include your submission as an attachment (.pdf, doc(x), or.rtf) along with a brief third-person biography. Cover letters are appreciated. Unless a submission is withdrawn, we ask that you do not submit more than once per reading period.

We appreciate standard conventions, i.e. 12-point Times New Roman or Garamond font. Prose should be double-spaced and poetry single-spaced. However, if deviating from these standards is integral to the artistic integrity of the piece, then by all means do so.

We ask for first North American publishing rights and archival rights on all submissions. All rights revert back to the author upon publication, but we do ask that you mention us in future reprints. 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted on the condition that it is acknowledged in the cover letter and we are notified immediately if this work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work unless solicited.

OTHER: We are open to receiving other genres of the literary arts, including (but not limited to) hybrid pieces, one-act plays, screenplays, and songwriting. Guidelines for these submissions vary, so if you're unsure drop us an email or just send it along!

Monday, August 22, 2022

Canthius seeks short plays & excerpts

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Deadline: September 1, 2022

Canthius is an intersectional feminist magazine that publishes poetry and prose by writers of marginalized gender identities, including trans, Two Spirit, non-binary, agender, cis women, genderqueer, GNC, and intersex writers. We are committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourage Indigenous women, Black women, and women of colour to submit. We also welcome submissions in Indigenous languages.

We consider unpublished work of poetry and prose (both fiction and creative non-fiction). We welcome experimental works and play excerpts. Please limit prose submissions to 3500 words and poetry submissions to five poems. For play excerpts, please limit submissions to 5-8 pages. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you've submitted to Canthius.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Bridge seeks work by young writers

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Deadline - September 17, 2022

Bridge publishes original work by writers and artists age 14-24. We look for work that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, work that interrogates norms and assumptions, and delights us all along the way. Bridge ONLY publishes writers and artists age 14-24.
  • Bridge accepts work from young writers in the following genres: short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, art, graphic novels and short plays for stage and screen. Please, no fan-fiction or excerpts from novels. 
  • Contributors can submit only ONCE per genre, per submission period. 
  • There are no restrictions on content or theme. 
  • Work submitted to Bridge must not be previously published online or print. We cannot consider work you posted on WattPad, your blog, website, or social media. 
  • Bridge welcomes international submissions; however, all work submitted must be composed primarily in English. 
  • Bridge does not accept anonymous submissions. 
  • Bridge cannot accept third-party submissions. Writers and artists must submit their own work and correspond directly with our staff. Parents/teachers/mentors cannot submit work for you or on your behalf. If your work is collaborative and includes artists over the age of 24, it is not eligible for publication in Bridge. 
  • If selected for publication, Bridge retains First North American Serial Rights to your work. However, all rights revert to the author upon publication. 
  • Bridge is unable to pay contributors. 
  • Current or former Bluffton University students, and the household family members of Bluffton University faculty, staff, and administrators are not eligible to submit work to Bridge.
You can submit your own work through our portal at www.submittable.com.

Submissions for the fall issues are open from October 1-February 1. Submissions for our spring issues are open from May 17-September 17.

Thanks for sending your work to Bridge!

Sunday, August 14, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ANTHOLOGY OF ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUES 'Contemporary One Minute Monologues-Volume 1 '

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Deadline: August 20, 2022

1. The One Minute Monologues can be a tragedy or comedy or tragi-comedy.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism, hatred or any political ideology.

3. Maximum 3 submissions.

4. You can send one-minute Monologue (Maximum 2 pages for each work).

5. Also send a synopsis of the work.

6. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

7. Submission deadline: August 20, 2022. 
(The selected playwrights will be informed on or before August 28th, 2022 through email.).

8. Mention YOUR NAME followed by 'SUBMISSION FOR ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUES ANTHOLOGY ' in the subject line of your email

General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (Maximum 70 words) of playwright in third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.

3. The author should mention:

Legal Name:

Pen name (if any):

Snail mail address:

4. Playwright must send a high resolution photo (JPEG format) of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.

NOTE: THERE IS NO SUBMISSION OR PARTICIPATION FEE.


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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Good River Review submission guidelines

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Deadline: non specified

Submission form

Dramatic writers may submit scripts for stage plays or short films, including TV. We will also consider publishing video of produced scripts. 

Good River Review is the journal of the School of Creative and Professional Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, which sits on the Ohio River. Ohio is Seneca for good river. We publish two issues a year and feature book reviews, craft essays, and other important literary news on a rolling basis on our website.

Good River Review is a home for writing that launches quickly, speaks to the universal through the particular, and is layered with meaning. We also love work that doesn’t fit neatly into genre categories. Our editors are attracted to writing that blurs boundaries, and so contributors will find their work published as prose, lyrics, or drama. In addition, we want to publish the most compelling writing for children and young adults that we can find. The editors of GRR work in collaboration with Spalding School of Writing graduate students who work in an editorial capacity.

Our submission period is open and ongoing. Please submit in the category where you think your work best fits. We allow simultaneous submissions, but please access your submission and withdraw it if it is accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published material or work currently in press elsewhere. Please do not submit entire book or chapbook manuscripts. Current students at the School of Creative and Professional Writing at Spalding University are not eligible to submit.

Questions? Email goodriverreview@spalding.edu.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Black Sun Lit submission guidelines

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Deadline: none given

Black Sun (generally) reads submissions for digital vestiges year-round, accepts only previously unpublished work, and allows simultaneous submissions in the good faith that the writer promptly notifies us if their work has been accepted elsewhere. For consideration, please submit—in one file—either 1–5 works of prose (no more than 5,000 words), up to 5 poems (no more than ten pages), or 1 essay (3,500–5,000 words). We are also open to hybrid works, translations, interviews, and/or works of drama, and enjoy debate on any artistic endeavor as it relates to our mission statement.



Wednesday, August 10, 2022

whimperbang is accepting visual and literary submissions for issue 25

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Deadline: none given

whimperbang is accepting visual and literary submissions for issue 25, to be published in September 2022.

To those of you who may have submitted and have not heard back, we thank you for your patience as we have reset our next publishing date.

For everyone else, please see our “Submission Guidelines” below.

whimperbang is an online journal of artistic commentary, published three times a year.

Submission Guidelines*
  • whimperbang invites the submission of serious, directed artistic expressions that reflect or comment upon today’s world. All literary and visual genres will be considered.Simultaneous submissions must be indicated as such in the submission email. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please inform us.
  • Unpublished works only.
  • New submissions may not be made until you have heard back from us regarding old ones.
  • There is no reading/review fee.
  • whimperbang cannot offer payment at this time.
  • At the time of publication, all rights revert back to the author. If you decide to republish the piece elsewhere, we ask that you cite whimperbang as a place of previous publication.
  • Submissions may be submitted via lightning-fast email: whimperbang.journal@gmail.com
  • Email “Subject” must read “Submission”. Submissions not sent in this format will be refused.
  • Submissions may be made either as attachments, or reside within the body of your email (copy & paste).
  • Please include a short biographical paragraph with your submissions, including your name and place of residence, email address (for our records), publications and any other relevant information.
  • Poetry submissions: may not exceed 5 poems.
  • Prose (fiction, non-fiction) submissions: should not exceed 5,000 words.
  • Play submissions: should not exceed 5,000 words.
  • Visual submissions: (illustrations, drawings, prints, photographs, sketchbooks, etcetera) may not exceed 5 pieces. If submitted as a series, no more than 10 pieces, please. A minimum of three, and maximum of ten, spreads may be submitted from sketchbooks. Please submit images by PNG, JPG or PDF, not exceeding 4 MB total.
  • Header submissions: should be sized to 300 x 76 pixels (PNG or JPG) and contain the word “whimperbang” (they are the site identifiers, top left). Headers may employ any media as long as they fit the above criteria. Chosen headers will be placed in random rotation on the whimperbang site.
  • Please be advised that whimperbang cannot publish all submissions, and must be very discriminating, as it is run by a small crew of volunteers. Please expect 3–5 months for a reply, depending on our work load.

If you find errors of any kind, please let us know. We have the option of making changes without burning paper.

That just about covers it. We look forward to reviewing your work.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Kumu Kahua August prompt

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on or by the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions will always be the last day of the month. 

All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $100 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of August 2022 is: An initial meeting between 2 college freshmen in their dorm room from different parts of the USA. For example, a local girl leaves Hawaiʻi for college where she shares a room with a girl from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Best of luck!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Night Picnic submission guidelines

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Deadline: none listed

Submit via Submittable

Night Picnic is a journal of literature and art which publishes novels, novellas, plays, short and flash stories, fairytales for adults, poetry, interviews, essays (including popular science essays), letters to the editors, and artwork.

We encourage authors to submit all that is strange, dark, jubilant, complex, confusing, scary, mystical, and multidimensional.

We do NOT publish memoirs, heavy science fiction, political essays, and pornography. We do NOT publish manuscripts with chauvinistic and fascistic tendencies.

You must be 18 or over to submit.

The size of the manuscript does not matter; we do not have a limit by word count. Large novels will be published in separate issues of the magazine. We do not consider unfinished work.

All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Translations are permissible but should be accompanied by a copy of the original text. Simultaneous submissions are fine, just notify us immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Reprints by invitation only.

By submitting to Night Picnic Journal, you confirm that the work is your own and was not previously published.

Our publishing agreement is non-exclusive; this means the copyright will remain the author’s property. Once the author has been published by Night Picnic, the author is free to use the work elsewhere, but we ask that Night Picnic be cited as the first publication.

We suggest to all who submit that they read the most recent issues of Night Picnic Journal to acquaint themselves with material the magazine has published. Copies of the magazine can be acquired through Amazon.com.

Night Picnic Journal accepts submissions through www.submittable.com 

or by mail:

Night Picnic Press LLC
P.O. Box 3819
New York, NY 10163-3819

Do not forget to include a cover letter with publishing history and autobiographical information.

We welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or proclivity.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Masque and Spectacle accepting 10-minute plays

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Deadline: July 31, 2022

We welcome 10-minute plays (up to approximately 10 pages in length). No full-length plays will be considered at this time.

While traditional plays are welcome, we are particularly interested in innovative and/or interdisciplinary texts that break new ground, either in relation to their subject matter, or in how the text itself is performed/written/represented on stage.

Playwrights may submit one previously unpublished 10-minute play for consideration. The script should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. Proper playwriting format should be used. If you are uncertain about this format, several examples can be found online.

Send drama submissions to masqueandspectacle@gmail.com. Attach written submissions in a single Word doc or docx file, and include the word “DRAMA” in the email subject line.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

SPELLBINDER A Quarterly Literary and Art Magazine ~ Autumn 2022 issue

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Deadline: August 14, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Open to drama:

Stage plays

Maximum of 5 pages of A4 content.

Monologues are welcome.

Starting with the Autumn 2022 issue contributors, we pay a £3 honorarium per acceptance after print publication.

Please name your file names as the title of your work, regardless of the file extension.

One submission is permitted per quarterly. This means that you may only enter your work into one category. Your submission will be considered for the upcoming issue only.

Within each category, you may only submit one piece of work, unless you are submitting poetry or artwork. Please note that we are unlikely to accept more than one work per writer or artist.

Our print magazine is published in A5. Please consider this if you have a specific intention regarding the formatting of your work.

We do not consider previously published or self-published submissions. We do not consider work that is on sale. If your work is displayed on your website or social media channel at the time of submission, we may ask you to take it down ahead of the release of our paperback issue.

We ask for first-time publication rights, but all rights revert back to the author after publication. We kindly ask that if your piece is published elsewhere in the future, that you please credit Spellbinder with its initial publication.

We do consider simultaneous submissions. However, you must inform us if your work gets published anywhere else so that we can withdraw your submission.

Please wait for our response regarding your submission before submitting another one. We read all submissions once our submission window closes, and we aim to respond within a month after that.

If your work is accepted, we may make editorial changes. We will inform you of any changes that are made so that you can approve these prior to publication.

If your work is accepted, please note that we are unlikely to accept more than one work per writer or artist within one calendar year.

If your work is rejected, please wait for two submission cycles before submitting again. 

We are not looking for gratuitous or offensive language or erotic detail.

We are not looking for radical or overly didactic religious or political commentary.

Written Work Guidelines:

Works must be written primarily in English. Translations are acceptable and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text.

All works should be typed in 12 point font and single-spacing.

Centre your title and number the pages of your document.

Submit all written work as a singular .doc/.docx/.odf attachment. Do not send your work as a .pdf.


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Obsidian seeks one-act plays or short scenes

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Deadline:  October 16, 2022 

Submit via Submittable

Submit one act or a collection of short scenes no longer than twenty (20) pages in the Samuel French format. Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained.

Celebrating over forty-seven years of continuous publication, Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. A premier platform dedicated to African and African Diaspora Literatures, Obsidian is published biannually in print, and year round online.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ONE MINUTE PLAY ANTHOLOGY 'Contemporary One Minute Plays-Volume 1 '

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Deadline: July 31, 2022

We are open for submissions for our Special One Minute Play Anthology 'Contemporary Minute Plays-Volume 1' . Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com as per the following guidelines:

1. The One Minute Play can be a tragedy or comedy or tragi-comedy.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism, hatred or any political ideology.

3. Maximum 3 submissions.

4. You can send one-minute play (Maximum 3 pages for each work).

5. Also send a summary of the work.

6. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

7. Submission deadline: July 31, 2022. (The selected playwrights will be informed on or before August 10th, 2022 through email.).

8. Mention YOUR NAME followed by 'SUBMISSION FOR ONE MINUTE PLAY ANTHOLOGY ' in the subject line of your email

General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (Maximum 70 words) of playwright in third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.

3. The author should mention:

Legal Name:

Pen name (if any):

Snail mail address:

4. Playwright must send a high resolution photo of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

SPIDER®, a literary magazine for children seeks plays

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Deadline: none specified

SUBMISSION VIA SUBMITTABLE

For children ages 6 - 9

SPIDER®, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense). 

We have particular interests in stories that explore themes of identity (gender expression, ability, race and ethnicity, family structure including LGBTQAI+ and single parent homes, neighborhoods, beliefs, and traditions); global cultures and languages (current needs include South American, African, and Middle Eastern countries, island nations, and Native American nations); scientific and technological exploration and innovation; magical or interplanetary landscapes; cities and metropolitan areas; real kids doing real things; weird and sometimes gross stuff; and the creative spirit.

Calls for Submissions:

General submissions are always open. 

Guidelines

Before submitting, be sure to familiarize yourself with our magazines. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, or you can order a current issue by calling 800-821-0115.) Issues are also available at many local libraries.

Fiction Stories and Plays

We seek fiction of all kinds: fantasy, folk or fairytale, sci-fi, historical, humorous, or realistic. Whether the setting is long-ago or contemporary, or the protagonist is a shy newcomer, clever trickster, class clown, fantasy creature, or superhero, characters and the worlds they inhabit should be complex and believable. Plays should have 2–6 characters so that a child could feasibly perform the play at home with family or friends.

Length: 300–1000 words


Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word
Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum
Activities, games, and recipes: $75.00 flat rate

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Molecule open for Fall submissions

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Deadline: July 15, 2022

Guidelines

What can I submit to Molecule?

Molecule accepts submissions of poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction) plays, reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings, also wanted: no skyscrapers please!

We have a strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have tiny minds. All submissions should be previously unpublished work.

How should I send my work?

Send submissions in the body of the email or as an attachment to moleculetinylitmag@gmail.com along with a 3rd person bio of no more than 24 words (including name). Please send no more than 5 pieces.

24 words or less for a whole bio, seems random, where did you come up with that?

There are 24 atoms in a molecule of caffeine. What more do you want from us?

When are you open for submissions and when will I hear back?

We will open for submissions for our Fall 2022 Issue from June 1st to July15th. Replies will be sent by August15th.

If your work is accepted we ask for first rights (to publish in our [forthcoming] print and online issue) and non-exclusive electronic and archival rights (so we can keep using it). All rights revert to the author upon publication.

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