Thursday, December 26, 2019

Short stories, poetry, reviews, and creative nonfiction wanted ~ Themes include the body, illness, health & healing, Christmas, and much more

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Bellevue Literary Review is a literary journal that publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry about the human body, illness, health and healing. This journal is currently seeking submissions for a theme issue on "Reading the Body."
“We are seeking writing that explores various ideas of the body—through metaphor and language (‘heartsick,’ ‘lily-livered’); as first responders (to illness, stress, culture, religion, freedom); and as agents of change. When we change emotionally or spiritually, our bodies alter; when our bodies alter, our attitudes and spirit do too. Our bodies tell us our truths, reveal our truths, and sometimes blindside us with truths we may not have known. They sing an eloquent, often unconscious song.”
Deadline: January 1, 2020.  But after that deadline, the journal will doubtless open up for submissions for its next issue. Guidelines here.
This journal also offers annual literary prizes. Submissions for that will open March 1, 2020. See pieces by previous winners here.

Ars Medica is a literary journal that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art. Content includes narratives from patients and health care workers, medical history, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. The journal also include sections on writing by and about children, and writing about international health.
Deadline: Always open for submissions. Guidelines here.

Pixie Forest Publishing is looking for short stories for an upcoming anthology: Phobia! An Anthology of Fear.  Try to think outside the box. Think of phobias that are rare, or write in a genre you don’t think others will.Stories should be between 1,500 and 4,000 words. Pays  $10. 
Deadline: January 15, 2020. Guidelines here.

Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for true stories on various themes:
Stories about Self-Care and Me Time. Deadline December 31, 2019.
The Magic of Cats. Deadline January 15, 2020.
The Magic of Dogs. Deadline January 15, 2020.
Stories About Christmas. Deadline January 30, 2020.
Be You {Previously this theme was “You Go, Girl!”}. Deadline January 31, 2020.
Listen to Your Dreams. Deadline February 28, 2020.
Pays $200. Guidelines here.

The Stinging Fly magazine was established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing. Seeks fiction and poetry. Pays €25 per magazine page for fiction; €40 for single poem or magazine page; and €200 to a featured poet
Deadline: January 16, 2020. Guidelines here.

Rattle publishes poetry and translations. General submissions are open year-round, always welcomed, and always free. 
Currently Rattle is also seeking Postcard Poems: "The poems may be any style or subject, but must have been written on and be accompanied by a related postcard. Homemade postcards, artists you know, or public domain/Creative Commons licensed art is preferred. Our goal is to support and encourage the act of writing poems on postcards and sharing them in this personal and intimate way." Pays $100. 
Deadline for postcards theme: January 16, 2020. General submissions always open. Guidelines here.

Quick Brown Fox Quick Brown Fox welcomes your short stories, poems, and essays about reading, writing, favourite books, and libraries. Read a few pieces on the blog to get a taste of what other writers have done (see here and scroll down). Quick Brown Fox also welcomes book reviews – or any kind of review of anything, of anywhere or of anybody. If you want to review your favourite coffee shops or libraries, babysitters or lovers (no real names please), go for it. See examples of book reviews here (and scroll down); other reviews here (and scroll down).
Include a short bio at the end of your piece and attach a photo of yourself if you have one that’s okay.

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