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Calls for Submissions — March 2016

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On the first Wednesday of each month, Literary Mama shares a list of current calls for submissions. Good luck sending your work out into the world!

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CONTESTS

THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition seeks non-fiction submissions (750-2,000 words) exploring the life of a single short story writer or personal recommendations of a particular collection or short story. 1st Prize of £500; 2 x Runner-up Prize of £100. Free to enter. The winning and runner-up feature essays and shortlist will be published on the THRESHOLDS Forum during 2016. Submit by email to thresholds@chi.ac.uk. Full contest details can be found here.

Deadline: March 6, 2016

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The Frank McCourt Memoir Prize seeks submissions (up to 4,500 words) of writing that is "intimate, illuminating, moving, tragicomic, or just plain comic." $10 submission fee. 1st Prize: $1,000; 2nd Prize: $500. Both winners will be published in the Summer/Fall 2016 Issue of TSR: The Southampton Review.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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The Fourth Genre Steinberg Nonfiction Contest seeks submissions of essays up to 6,000 words. $22 entry fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication in Fourth Genre. All entries are considered for publication.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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The Newfound Prose Prize is open for submissions of chapbook-length work (15-60 pages) of exceptional fiction or creative nonfiction. Guest judge: Chelsea Martin. $15 reading fee. First place is publication, a $500 prize, and 25 contributor copies of the winning chapbook. Up to five finalists announced, all work considered for publication as a general submission.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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The Willow Springs Fiction Prize is open to submissions. Every entrant receives a one year subscription. $15 fee, no word limit. Prize is $2,000 plus publication.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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Four Paws for Noah Writing Competitions:

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Contest seeks flash fiction on the theme of "a boy and his dog" (500 words or fewer). $250 first prize with publication. Second and third place cash prizes. $15 submission fee directly benefits a 10-year-old boy and his Autism service dog. All submissions considered for followup anthology. Head Judge: Charli Mills. Find more information and submit here.

The Able in This Diverse Universe Essay Contest seeks nonfiction essays on themes of ableism, disability, access and overcoming (2,000 words or fewer). $250 first prize with publication. Second and third place cash prizes. $10-$15 submission fee directly benefits a 10-year-old boy and his Autism service dog. All submissions considered for followup anthology. Head Judge: Karrie Higgins. Find more information and submit here.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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The 2016 New South writing contest is now open to submissions. Judges: Anya Silver (poetry) and Matthew Salesses (prose). Poetry: up to 3 poems in a document; Prose: one short story or nonfiction piece up to 9,000 words. First place winners in each category will be awarded $1,000 prizes; second place winners, $250 prizes; and third place winners, a three-year subscription to New South. Your $15 entry fee also includes a one-year subscription to New South. To submit, please click here.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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Mash Stories has announced the new keywords for its latest flash fiction competition: "happiness," "mug," and "converter." $100 for the winning story, max. 500 words. Submit here.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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Solstice Literary Magazine's Annual Literary Contests are as follows:

$500 Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry, final judge: Richard Blanco.
$1,000 Fiction Prize, final judge: Celeste Ng.
$500 Nonfiction Prize, final judge: Michael Sternberg.

Winners as well as finalists will be published in the Summer Awards Issue due out in early August. All winners and finalists will be cited in future advertisements and announcements. $18 entry fee for all genres. More information here.

Deadline: April 20, 2016

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Arcadia Magazine's 2016 Dead Bison Editors' Prize seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Arcadia is given annually for a short story, a work of nonfiction, and a group of poems. Submit up to 25 pages of fiction or nonfiction and 10 pages of poetry with a $15 entry fee. For genre-specific submission guidelines, please see their submittable page.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

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Sequestrum's 2016 Editor's Reprint Award will award $200 and publication to one previously-published piece of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction up to 12,000 words). A minimum of one runner-up will receive $25 and publication. Finalists listed on the site. $15 entry fee. Submit here.

Deadline: April 30, 2016 (tentative)

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Ploughshares' Emerging Writer's Contest is now open. Submit fiction or nonfiction (under 6,000 words) or poetry (3-5 poems) for a chance to win $1000 and publication. You are "emerging" if you haven't published or self-published a book. $24 entry fee. Detailed guidelines can be found here.

Deadline: May 15, 2016 at Noon EST

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American Fiction Short Story AwardNew Rivers Press will publish approximately twenty short stories (max 10,000 words per story) in American Fiction Volume 16: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers. "We seek well crafted, character driven literary fiction in any genre." $16 entry fee. $1,000 1st Place, $500 2nd, $250 3rd; each of the selected story authors will receive national publication and distribution, author discount, and two complimentary copies. You can submit here.

Deadline: June 15, 2016

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The Mother's Milk Books Pamphlet Prize is intended for debut poets as well as more experienced poets who may, or may not, have had full collections published beforehand. Submit a pamphlet of poetry and prose in keeping with the remit of Mother's Milk Books, i.e. mindful parenting, empowering of mothers, fathers and children, breastfeeding, gentle discipline, family/sibling relationships, familial love, home etc. Judge: Angela Topping. Detailed submission guidelines appear here.

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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ANTHOLOGIES

In Fact Books is seeking true stories (previously unpublished, up to 4,500 words) that capture the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships for a new anthology.

"Chronicle life as the only brother in a house full of sisters. Recount wisdom dispensed by a much older sibling (Did you follow it? Was it any good?). Enlighten us about birth order or genetics. Confess: as a kid, did you ever wish for a different sibling altogether? As an adult, do you still? We want to read about moments of familial revelation, too. Tell us about the day you realized you loved your sibling, but didn't like them very much, or when you figured out that perhaps you hadn't been doing a bang-up job in the sibling department yourself." No reading fee. For more detailed submission information, please click here.

Deadline: March 7, 2016

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This Bridge Called Language is currently seeking submissions for an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an "untranslatable" word from around the world--"that capture the essence and experience of the word more than any attempt at a direct translation could. We seek true tales that convey both the unique and the universal in the magic of real life."

Submissions are open to writers of all genders, races, sexualities and ethnicities, and the editors are committed to bringing together a collection of demographically and stylistically diverse voices. For more information, please click here or contact bridgecalledlanguageATgmailDOTcom with questions.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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The Masters Review Emerging Writers Anthology Volume V is open to submissions of fiction and narrative nonfiction up to 7,000 words. The anthology is a collection of ten stories written by the best emerging authors. The ten winning writers will be awarded $500, publication, and distribution to over 50 editors and agents. Guest judge: Amy Hempel. $20 reading fee. For more details, please click here.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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Sandwiched: Voices from the Middle is a forthcoming anthology seeking submissions (1,000-3,500 words) "that will give voice to the various perspectives of those who are living in the full middle years of life." "Often times, these are the years when we are pulled in multiple directions, with the demands of our career, children, aging parents, and friendships all taking a toll on our time and energy. But it can also be a time filled with simple pleasures, deeper connections, and a settling into our own skin." Co-edited by Christine Organ and Julie Jo Severson. $25 per accepted story, plus a contributor's copy of the book. Send submissions to VoicesfromtheMiddleSubmissions@gmail.com. For complete guidelines and possible topic ideas, please click here.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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Writespace is opening submissions (max 2,000 words - fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry) for their second anthology, In Medias Res: Stories from the In-Between: An Anthology of Boundary-Breaking Fiction.

"We are looking for stories about characters who are thrown into or stuck between different cultures, communities, families, races, genders, self-images, dimensions, continents, etc. We want the gray area—the uncomfortable, the undefined. Give us characters in the middle of it all: middle children, mediators, people in the middle of their lives, in the middle of a mess—'in-between.'" Please click here for more information.

Deadline: April 28, 2016

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Magic of Memoir asks writers to share their stories (max 3,000 words) of hard-earned wisdom during the process of writing memoir--from wrestling with the inner critic to practical tips and strategies, mistakes made and overcome, sources of inspiration, as well as dark times conjured by writing. Editors: Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, and Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press. $20 submission fee; prizes: 1st place: $400, 2nd place: $200, 3rd place: $100. For more information and the link to submit, please click here.

Deadline: May 1, 2016

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The Shell Game is an anthology to be published by University of Nebraska Press featuring essays in which writers borrow readymade forms. "Within the recent explosion of creative nonfiction, a curious new sub-genre is quietly emerging. Hybrids in the truest sense, 'hermit crab' essays borrow their structures from ordinary, extra-literary sources (a recipe, a police report, a pack of cards, an obituary…) to use as a framework for a lyric meditation on the chosen subject." Editor: Kim Adrian. Payment: $100, two copies of anthology, plus $100 coupon to UNP Books. Send previously unpublished manuscripts (750-8,000 words) via Submittable.

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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The "Hysterical" anthology seeks to rewrite medical histories and make history at the same time. The ultimate goal: strip the medical establishment of sexist labels like "hysterical" so women can get the care they really need. With that goal in mind, "Hysterical" will publish nonfiction on themes such as painful conditions connected to childhood, times when someone in the medical profession dismissed your pain as psychosomatic, detrimental effects of pain medication, etc. For more specific guidelines and theme descriptions, please see here. Submissions of under 3,000 words can be sent as either a Word attachment, or through Google Docs, to hystericalanthology@gmail.com

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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MARCH DEADLINES

The Vignette Review is collecting fiction submissions (300-900 words) for their spring issue. "We're looking for evocative vignettes that use the season of spring as background or character in whatever story you wish to tell." Click here to submit.

Deadline: March 8, 2016

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Rathalla Review seeks submissions of the finest fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art. No fee. Find detailed submission information here.

Deadline: March 19, 2016 (for spring online issue)

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The James Franco Review is open to submissions of prose (fiction or nonfiction, max 8,000 words) and poetry (3-5 poems at a time). Detailed guidelines and the link to submit are here.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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Halo Literary Magazine, home to illuminating writing by women, is seeking flash fiction submissions (under 1,000 words). "We're looking for beautifully crafted flash fiction with a contemporary, literary flavor." Submit your best, unpublished work to submissions@halolitmag.co.uk. For more information, please click here.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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KiCam Projects is accepting submissions for nonfiction books that tell stories of recovery, whether from illness, addiction, abuse or other major obstacles. KiCam's mission is to change the world one great story at a time. The company donates proceeds from its books and films to the nonprofit organizations chosen by its authors and collaborators. Please send a 1- to 2-page summary and sample chapter to submissions@kicamprojects.com.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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APRIL DEADLINES

Granta is now accepting submissions. "Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art will be considered for both our print and online editions, unless you specifically state otherwise in your cover letter. We remain open to submissions of photography and art year-round." Only original material; most submissions are between 3,000-6,000 words. Please click here for more information and the link to submit.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

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Hippocampus has announced its 2016 theme issue: Firsts. Submit works of creative nonfiction, up to 3,500 words, that explore "firsts."

"We'll leave the interpretation up to you. While we know we'll see first kiss and 'first time' stories, don't be afraid to get creative with the 'firsts' theme. We're looking for variety!" A dozen stories that fit the theme will be featured in the July 2016 issue. Click here to submit.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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The Timberline Review welcomes new work from established and emerging writers. Short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry — tell us about life! Tell us a story! Prose submissions should aim for under 5,000 words; up to five poems per submission. Each published contributor will receive a payment of $25 and one copy of the journal. Click here for more detailed guidelines and the link to submit.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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Brain, Child Magazine is seeking submissions (750-1,200 words) for two upcoming blog series:

Milestones: Yours, your child's, your family's. Tell us about a personal or family milestone and the journey to get there (or not get there). Topics might include a mother's spiritual awakening after her empty nest; missing a son's first time learning how to ride a bike; teaching a child with a learning disability how to read.

Multiples: Share your stories about raising multiples, being a multiple, or what it's like growing up in a family with multiples. Topics might include: having twins as the first vs. the last children in the family; commemorating the date twins come home after months in the NICU; comparing identical twin siblings' separate identities.

Specific submission guidelines can be found here. These are paid opportunities.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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Third Point Press is open to submissions of art/fiction/poetry. "We want you to send us the stuff you know is good. We want to see the not-quite-genre and not-quite-literary. We like experiments and minimalism and conceptual writing. We like magical realism and absurdism and underrepresented perspectives." $10 payment per contributor. Submission guidelines are here; submit here.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

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1966 is currently open to submissions of creative nonfiction with a research component. Please send submissions to 1966journal@gmail.com. For more information, please click here.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

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No Resemblance seeks submissions for a brand new podcast "that brings you stories of lives lived and paths taken that in no way bear any resemblance to your everyday life." It will be a 12-episode limited run in its first season, and is seeking out authors who want to hear their pieces read aloud in some combination of audiobook and podcast form.

They seek short fiction (all genres) of new or previously published work, under 4,000 words, that is gripping, exciting, and adventurous. Literary aspirations are not required, but a taut plotline and compelling, active characters are very much appreciated. Please send all submissions to submissions@noresemblancepodcast.com. More information can be found here.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

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3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 11. The elements are Labyrinth, Trace, Reflex. All three words must be used in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submission. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one of those elements. For more details and the link to submit, please click here.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

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MAY DEADLINES

Understorey Magazine Call for Submissions: Women & Justice. Understorey seeks submissions on all aspects of social and legal justice related to women's lives in Canada. Personal essays, fiction, poetry, spoken word, and visual art by new or established writers and artists who self-identify as women are welcome.

Deadline: May 1, 2016

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Boulevard is now open to submissions. It strives "to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. While we frequently publish writers with previous credits, we are very interested in less experienced or unpublished writers with exceptional promise. If you have practiced your craft and your work is the best it can be, send it to Boulevard." Simultaneous submissions are fine, but work must be previously unpublished. Please click here for more detailed guidelines and to submit.

Deadline: May 1, 2016

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Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays (up to 4,000 words) about JOY: "Too often the moments that move us to write are bleak ones—stories of loss, hardship, or learning through painful interactions. For this issue we're looking for well-crafted narratives that explore the brighter moments in life, those that teach and enlighten us through their beauty or humor." $20 reading fee. $1,000 for Best Essay and $500 for runner-up. All essays considered for publication in a special "Joy" issue to be published in winter 2017. Click here for specific submission information.

Deadline: May 16, 2016

Note: Creative Nonfiction is also seeking Instagram micro essays of "true stories, well told." Simply follow them on Instagram (@creativenonfiction). Post an original photo. Write a CNF-worthy caption (note: IG limits captions to 2,200 characters). Add the hashtags #cnfgram and #tinytruth and they'll take care of the rest. Find more information here.

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r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal seeks submissions of poetry (no more than 3 poems at a time) and prose (up to 3,000 words) that address recovery in all its forms: "grief, war, exile, divorce, abuse, bigotry, illness, injury, addiction, loss of innocence, and any other topic where recovery presents itself. Recovery may be early stage, middle stage, late stage, or no stage. Failure and doubt are also part of recovery. We will not define recovery as necessarily requiring success." You can submit here.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

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JUNE DEADLINES

The Common's spring submission period is now open! They're accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and dispatches "that embody a strong sense of place: pieces in which the setting is crucial to character, narrative, mood, and language." Detailed submission guidelines can be found here.

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Helen: A Literary Magazine is open for submissions.

"We appreciate polished work in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance. Our issues include poetry, flash fiction, short stories, essays, personal narratives, art, and photography. We also feature video exclusives from our print issues as well as in our ongoing blog series Friday Night Specials."

Short Stories: 1,500-4,000 words
Flash Fiction: 50-1,500 words
Poetry: 4 poems (12 page limit)
Essays & Personal Narratives: 1,500 - 4,000 words

No theme or genre restrictions. Send in your best! We offer token payment. Please click here to submit.

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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OCTOBER DEADLINES

NANO Fiction seeks flash fiction submissions (max 300 words) particularly on the topics of milestones and transitions for Issue 10.1. "What happens when you reach a significant milestone? What challenges and joys await people or systems undergoing a kind of transition? What surprises emerge as things reach an anniversary or come to an end? How have different characters commemorated anniversaries or accomplishments, and how have those commemorations unfolded in unexpected ways? What happens after the big milestone? We're thinking about cyclical events, rites of passage, death, rebirth, return. Send us your work on transitions, on endings, on anniversaries or apocalypse. Regardless of subject matter, we are looking for work that experiments with form while still balancing narrative." You can submit here.

Deadline: October 1, 2016

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ROLLING SUBMISSIONS

Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies is open to submissions in all disciplines. Assay "publishes the best peer-reviewed critical scholarship of creative nonfiction to provide a space for work that elevates the genre in an academic setting." For more information on what they are looking for and how to submit, please click here.

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Break the Parenting Mold seeks submissions of syndicated or original posts. This is an online community dedicated to strength in community, lifting up parents of children with special needs and offering support by sharing individual stories. Lists (at least 400 words) or essays (at least 600 words) welcome.

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Electric Literature is now open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. "We're particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture--you name it." Payment for essays & humor pieces is $40. Typical length is between 1,500-5,000 words. Click here to submit.

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The Fem, a literary journal that publishes feminist, diverse, and inclusive creative works, is now open to feminist poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions. For detailed submission guidelines, please click here.

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Front Porch is now accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. "Please submit only one piece of fiction and nonfiction at a time (up to or around 5,500 words), and no more than five poems at a time as DOC or RTF files only. Make sure your name and the page number appear on each page of the document." For more information and the link to submit, please click here.

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The Good Men Project is seeking stories of raising boys to be good men. How do you handle the pressure of parenting a boy? What are the values you are instilling in him and how are you leading by example? If you are married, divorced or single, how does that affect the equation? Detailed guidelines and the link to submit can be found here.

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Gravel is "interested in fiction and creative nonfiction anywhere from 25 to 3,000 words in length, poetry (no more than 3 poems per submission, and you can submit all of them at the same time on Submittable), photo essays, artwork, comics, video, hybrid—look, we've got eclectic tastes here." Detailed guidelines and the link to submit can be found here.

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KERNPUNKT Press is currently reading manuscripts of literary fiction, art & architecture, science fiction, historical fiction, and children's books. For more information and the link to submit, please click here.

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Mamalode announced a March theme of "Aspire." This online magazine pays for publications. Submissions are ongoing, including topical pieces not related to the theme. You can submit here.

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MidAmerican Fiction & Photography is seeking short fiction of no more than 8,000 words. All genres except erotica. Either the story must take place in the American Midwest or the author must be from the Midwest. Email the story as an attachment to MAFP@comcast.net, along with a bio. They strive to respond within two weeks. Detailed submission guidelines are here.

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Minola accepts poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and visual art exclusively from those who identify as women. They are "interested in the fearless and unsympathetic, featuring only work that goes where others are uncomfortable or afraid to go, collecting raw yet well-crafted work to create a space that is honest about the otherwise under-represented female experience." Email submissions and cover letter to minolareview@gmail.com. Specific submission guidelines can be found here.

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Mothers Always Write, an online literary magazine for mothers by mother writers, is seeking submissions of poetry (up to 3 poems) and essays (up to 2,000 words) about the parenting experience. Tell us your beautiful story about motherhood. Please see their writer's guidelines for specific requirements and suggested monthly themes at the site.

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Multiples Illuminated, a site for parents of multiples, is open to submissions on an ongoing basis. They are looking for parents of twins, triplets or more to share their story, advice and/or tips. Types of essays may include stories and/or advice on raising multiples at all ages, from birth to teens and adulthood, infertility and trying to conceive, experiences in the NICU, breastfeeding, and even birthday party ideas. They accept syndicated posts as well as those not previously published. For original posts, submit a pitch first. Email all submissions to multiplesilluminated@gmail.com. Click here for more detailed submission information.

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Pithead Chapel, an online journal of gutsy narratives, seeks essays (personal, memoir, lyric, experimental, etc.) under 4,000 words. For detailed submission guidelines and to submit, please see here.

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The Prairie Schooner blog is looking for "sports shorts" (100-500 words)--1st person micro-essays only you could write. For generative ideas and the link to submit, click here.

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Tell Us a Story publishes stories (less than 2,000 words) that are true and happened to the author. One new story every Wednesday, occasionally with original art. Also interested in very short stories (flash [non]fiction), experimental stories, poems, or plays as long as they are true. You can find submission details here.

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Vela has launched a new column on motherhood, Milestones, curated by Sarah Menkedick. The column "wants to encourage more women to explore the depths and possibilities of this fundamental subject, exploring motherhood as milestone; as consciousness; as daily routine; as radical or gradual shift; as feminist awakening; as voyage; as challenge; as corporeal and spiritual and intellectual condition." Milestones will publish essays between 1,000 and 3,000 words, as well as occasional interviews and reviews. Please see Vela's submission guidelines for more information.

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YARN, an award-winning YA literary journal, is open for submissions for the Spring-Summer 2016 edition. YARN welcomes submissions of short stories, essays, and poetry written for a YA audience. Please read some of the journal, and their submission guidelines, before sending.

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Youshare is seeking true, personal stories about life-shaping events or experiences – in the form of written essays, audio and video essays, and photo essays – from storytellers of all skill levels. Around 1,000 words recommended for print submissions; a 2-minute minimum is recommended for audio and video essays; a 5-photo minimum is recommended for photo essays. Please click here to learn more and submit.

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LITERARY MAMA OPPORTUNITIES

The Blog seeks submissions for its After Page One series. We're looking for 300- to 500-word guest posts that motivate, inspire, and encourage other mama writers about getting started, returning to a writing project, integrating writing with motherhood, reading, or having a positive attitude. Here are some questions to get you started and a sample After Page One post. Please send submissions to LMblogcontact (at) literarymama (dot) com in the text of an email and include "After Page One" in the subject heading.

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The Profiles department seeks "profiles of writers who are mothers, or writers who write about motherhood (who may or may not be mothers themselves), or writers who have something to say to mothers." Submissions should range from 750 to 2,500 words and may be Interview (Q&A) or narrative format. More information can be found here.

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The Columns department seeks columns contracted for 11 installments (1,000-1,600 words) that are published either monthly or bimonthly.

This blog post from our senior columns editor provides details about the three essential ingredients to a successful column pitch: hook, roadmap, samples. You can review our current and retired columns to make sure your idea is one that covers new ground in new ways. Most of all, we want a story that is uniquely yours–one that you can't wait to tell, and that we can't wait to read.

Please send queries and submissions to lmcolumns (at) literarymama (dot) com in the text of an email. Include the word "Submission" in the subject line, and allow one to three weeks for a response.

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The Literary Reflections department seeks "writing by mother writers, both established and emerging, focused on the creative process. We're looking for first-person reflections with an intellectual as well as personal focus." You may choose to write about your reading, writing, or professional life. Submissions should range from 700 to 3,500 words, and more information can be found here.

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Literary Mama seeks photography submissions to pair with the posts on our site. We are looking for photos that offer unique perspectives on motherhood, and we like photos that are artful, versus those that appear staged, and that encourage us to reflect.

If you would like to feature your evocative, creative photography on Literary Mama, you can review complete submission guidelines here and send .jpg images to: lmphotos (at) literarymama (dot) com. We always give photo credits and provide a link back to the photographer's website.

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If you have information on calls for submissions not listed here that you think Literary Mama readers would appreciate, please e-mail us at lmblogcontact (at) literarymama (dot) com. 


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