Sharing two calls for submission that I received...
Travel by the Books is open for submissions of poetry, essays, flash fiction, and reviews through October 18th for our end-of-the-year issue. We are a semiannual online journal dedicated to making literature irresistible . . . through travel. Take us to the settings of books, authors' hometowns, or hotels and bars known for literary history. Follow in a character's footsteps. Create your own literary tour or review one that exists. For more information and writers' guidelines, please see Travel by the Books.
Submissions link: submissionsATtravelbythebooksDOTcom. Send an email proposing your idea and a brief bio.
Deadline: October 18th, 2014
Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is looking for essays, stories, art, and poems that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Animal is a subject-specific lit mag, however loosely we define “animal.” In some form, we want a literal beast as a central character or motif. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal.”
Poetry: needs avant-garde, free verse, traditional. Send up to five poems. Total not to exceed five pages.
Art: needs the essence of the beast as you see it–we prefer images that feature other species, filtered through human perception. Photos or other work that can be digitally represented online and in print; any kind of visual art that translates to e-space well, including photographs of installations and sculptures. Please send works that are at least 300 dpi, preferably in .jpg form.
To Submit: Please send submissions pasted into the body of an e-mail, as well as attached to the e-mail as a MS Word-compatible document, to animalliterarymagazine @ Gmail.com. Put the title and genre of work in your subject line. Please send questions for the literary magazine at the same address to Sarah Cedeno, fiction editor; Danita Berg, non-fiction editor; Stephen Mills, poetry editor, and Marley Andretti, Art Editor.
Animal will consider simultaneous submissions, but asks that you notify us immediately if you are accepted elsewhere. We do not reprint work published elsewhere, in any form.
Please send submissions pasted into the body of an e-mail, as well as attached to the e-mail as a MS Word-compatible document, to
Put the title and genre of work in your subject line. In the cover-letter portion of your email, include the title and word count. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines may be deleted unread.
Some poems from Animal:
Year of the Rabbit by Glen Armstrong
Japanese-American Beetle by Aaron DeLee
Why I Tried to Save the Bird, Which I Think Now Was a Grackle by Tracy Youngblom