Calls for Submission

Turn:Turn:Turn A Season of Short-Short Stories Series from ELJ seeks flash fiction.

This is a beautiful print journal. Every submission must contain no less than seven stories not to exceed 750 words a story. 100% reprint is OK so long as you hold the rights to the work. We will select 3 stories from the submission, if accepted. Website. Deadline: Reads year-round.

three drops from a cauldron is seeking submissions for their Midwinter Special as well as their chapbook/pamphlet contest. WebsiteDeadlines: November 6, 2015 and January 15, 2016 respectively.

Yellow Chair Review also seeks submissions for their journal and their chapbook contest. Website. Deadline: November 15, 2015.

FLAPPERHOUSE seeks submissions that are “surreal, shadowy, sensual, and/or satirical.” Paying market. Website. Open year-round.

Diode is open for chapbook submissions. Website. Deadline: January, 15, 2016.

Minerva Rising is open for chapbook submissions, with the theme, “Dare to be.” Website. Deadline: November 1, 2015.

Ninth Letter seeks submissions for a special issue featuring Midwestern writers. Website. Deadline: November 1, 2015.

Celery City Chapbook Contest is open for submissions.

2 winners: one Kalamazoo County, one Michigan
Winner receives 50 copies of chapbook and reading at one of our events.
Deadline: October 1st. 16-20 pages. Include table of contents. Have two title pages:
one with title, name and contact information; the other with only the title.
Email manuscript to and send $5 fee to: 2423 Russet, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
or mail mss and payment to above address. Entry is not complete until fee is received.
Sponsored by Friends of Poetry, a 38 year old organization dedicated to poetry, in cooperation with Kellogg Community College’s Graphic Design Program.
Last year’s winners: Nicole Burchette (Kalamazoo) for Bone Totems, CJ Giroux (Saginaw)for Destination: Michigan, and Marci Rae Whiteman (New Buffalo) for A Dictionary of Theories.
For more information, go to our Facebook page, Friends of Poetry. Questions: Deadline: October 1, 2015. 

Pithead Chapel – An independent, online literary journal of fiction and nonfiction out of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Please visit us at to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.

NMU Lightkeeper seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, with a special focus on writing by undergrads and residents of the Great Lakes region.