Open Submission Calls

Dame: For Women Who Know Better

Dame is a women's website "For Women Who Know Better", women who are smart, quick-witted, opinionated, and unapologetic. We publish news, analysis, essays, etc. on relationships, gender politics, race, sex, and much more. Dame is proud to feature a variety of voices writing reported pieces, op-eds, and personal essays covering culture, politics, parenting, family, gender, sex, entertainment, tech culture, business and personal finance, and whatever else strikes our fancy and captures our readers’ attention. Dame's tone is irreverent, witty, and provocative. Our objective is to move the conversation forward around trending and topical subjects most relevant to women—that is, when we're not starting the conversation.

We accept narrative-driven reported features, first-person essays, Q&As, op-eds, and humor essays (especially satire). Stories are generally between 800 and 2,000 words, depending on the subject matter and the story format. Learn more here.

Poetry Magazine Open Calls

Per PNWA, here are five poetry magazines taking submissions: 

1) Alaska Quarterly Review: Run by the University of Alaska, this is a great magazine to get published in. They've been around for 34 years and are looking for poetry in traditional and experimental styles. They don't want any light verse, though. Poems can be up to 20 pages. More information HERE.

2) Bacopa Literary Review: This is a beautifully produced poetry magazine produced by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. They challenge writers to submit unique and captivating poetry (as well as fiction, flash fiction, and nonfiction) They also host contests. Find out more HERE.

3) Birmingham Poetry Review: Produced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, they're looking for original and unpublished works as well as translations. They pay in copies of the magazine.  For more information, click HERE.

4) Moon City Review: Moon City Review publishes more than just poetry and is looking for unique voices from new and established poets for their literary annual. They have a six poem limit for submissions, but do allow simultaneous submissions as long as they are notified if your poem is picked up elsewhere. Find out more HERE.

5) Poetry East: Produced out of DePaul University in Chicago, they have an open submissions policy, but only accepts submissions through the mail. They are an international magazine and accepts all types of poem and translations. Find them HERE

Open Submission Call

Seattle Review

The Seattle Review is looking for exceptional, risk-taking, intellectual and imaginative (as if these could ever be separated) work.

We do not accept paper submissions nor simultaneous submissions at this time. However, we happily accept online submissions through Submittable year round.*

From June 1-September 30, we charge a $3 reading fee.

We only publish long poems, novellas, and essays. 

What do we mean by long? Poetry at least 10 pages in length and prose of at least 40 (double-spaced) pages in length. Any submissions shorter than these minimum lengths will be rejected unread. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears, and a year's subscription to the Seattle Review.

Guidelines and Submission Information

Open Submission Call

Post Card Poems and Prose

Is it cleverly written? Poetry, short prose, an odd invitation or announcement, what have you? We lean toward poetry and flash fiction but will consider anything that is well crafted. We are seeking cleverness in a unique format. Think in terms of 12-20 line poems or up to 225 words of prose. We prefer poetry that forces every word pull its weight. Prose needs to be tight and gripping. We aren’t enamored with ‘gotcha’ endings or passive voice narrations. Send us something interesting!

Submission Guidelines

Open Submission Call

Pacific Review

Pacific Review accepts poems, fiction (short stories, flash fiction and excerpts that stand alone), memoir, creative non-fiction, essays, comics, visual art, photography, documented performance and hybrid. We are currently considering work for our next theme issue: Errant Mythologies. 

We hope you interpret Errant Mythologies in all the senses of each word, their combinations and beyond. We hope our theme provokes work you wish you could run into for the first time. Offer us the tensions that bind your truths to what you deny, to the lies you love, to what you find undeniable: work that asks, in large or small ways, the big questions: work that is curious about the mystery itself: the errant mythologies that move you, trouble you, call you to experience and imagine them.

Click here for more information or to submit.

Open Submission Call at Winding Path Publications

Seeking picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels. To submit, please follow the directions here. We try our best to review queries in a timely manner, and will contact you when a decision has been made. Please do not email for status updates.



A quarterly journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and visual art.

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Rise Up Review: Poems in Protest

Recently, editor Sonia Greenfield, mentioned on Twitter that they haven't received many submissions from women of color and they are looking for more! To learn about this new and incredible journal and to read their poem of the day, please visit here.

Beloit Poetry Review 

Accepting submissions all year round. Learn more here.

Glass: A Journal of Poetry Seeks Poems, Reviews, and Interviews

Glass accepts submissions from all writers, but we are especially interested in work from under represented voices.

Guidelines can be found here.