Opportunities for Artists and Writers | September 2021

Kissing Dynamite Poetry Microchapbook Series: “Kissing Dynamite seeks poetry microchap manuscripts for print publication in 2022.  We’re happy to consider a diverse range of poetic styles and themes, so send us work that represents you!  We are committed to publishing two titles from this round of submissions and will publish more if finances at the time allow us to do so.” No fee. Submissions open October 1-31, 2021. Authors will receive an honorarium of $50 USD and 10 complimentary copies of the microchap.  

Puerto Del Sol: “The Black Voices Series believes that to fight cultural silencing and erasure, there needs to be more spaces that provide visibility for black-authored work. We want your poems, your essays, your fiction, and your multi-modal work.” Poetry and Prose submissions always open. No fee.

Q/A Poetry: “Q/A Poetry exists to amplify the voices of women and other marginalized genders and sexes, and to expand the subjects deemed ‘appropriate’ for women to be writing about. Send us your poems on your postpartum body, spider veins, lip hair, your favorite liquid eyeliner, your anguish over glass ceilings, your sex work, your ode to stay-at-home tedium, your list of your most beautiful and unlikeable qualities. Send us the work that a bunch of cis-male editors (wrongly) rejected, but that begs to be read.” Submissions open. No fee.

Stone of Madness Press: … “Stone of Madness Press is a physical [online] and conceptual space for queer, trans, and neurodiverse writers.” Prose and poetry submissions open the first half of each month. No fee.

Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, poetry, and creative nonfiction from marginalized creators.