Written by Emily Harstone October 29th, 2015

4 Publishers Seeking Submissions

The following journals have interesting themed issues forthcoming with submission deadlines fast approaching.

1. Issue 12 of Workers Write! will be a collection of poems and short stories titled Tales from the Construction Site. All will be written from the tradesperson’s point of view. They are looking for works of fiction about laborers, carpenters, plumbers, welders, foremen, safety inspectors, individual contractors – anyone who builds or works in construction for a living.

The deadline for submissions is December 31st, unless the issue is full before than. They pay between 5 and 50 dollars depending on the rights requested and the length of the piece. They are open to reprints. Work should be between 500 and 5,00 words in length. You can learn more and submit here.

2. Canto Poetry is looking for poems for its Carpe diem themed second issue. The words Carpe Diem are taken from the poet Horace‘s Odes and they are usually thought of as meaning ‘Seize – or pluck – the day’. You can learn more and submit here. They close to submissions on the 30th of November.

3. Walk Write Up is looking for submissions for its holiday issue. Work must be submitted by December 1st. Work should be no longer than two pages in length. All submissions must be made through email. They are open to fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. To learn more, visit their website here.

4. Nimrod International Journal, a respected journal is looking for submissions along the theme Mirrors and Prisms for their Spring/Summer 2015 issue. All work should be by writers of marginalized 0rientations and gender identities. They are seeking poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces from writers who identify along the LGBTQIA spectrum. Submissions must be made by December 5th. To learn more visit their website here.


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