Written by Emily Harstone June 8th, 2016

Four Themed Publications Seeking Submissions

The following four literary journals have themed calls for submission. All of them are due by July 1st. Each of the themes are very different and each of the journals is looking for different kinds of work.


The Museum of Americana, an online literary journal interested in publishing essays, fiction, poetry, art, and photography that relates to the  cultural history of America is putting together a themed summer issue on Transportation. They are looking for work that “reflects the special relationship Americans have to their modes of transportation—their trains and their riverboats and their classic cars and their vintage bicycles and their boots made for walking, to name only a few.” You can learn more here: https://themuseumofamericana.net/submissions/.


Science and Technology

Tigershark is publishing a themed issue on science and technology. They are an online journal that publishes fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. They are interested in science fiction “in all its forms and subgenres, modern-day stories featuring science or technology, historical tales of scientific discovery or technological invention”. They are closing to submissions on June 30th. To learn more, and to see their other calls for submissions, go here: https://tigersharkpublishing.wordpress.com/home/guidelines/


The Poeming Pidgin, a publication of the Poetry Box, is looking for poems on the theme of music. This is what they have to say about their theme “we are seeking original poems that explore the topic of music—every style, every genre—from Bolero to Brown-Eyed Girl. What song triggers an unexpected walk down memory lane when you hear it on the radio? Write a sonnet based on your ‘desert-island’ playlist. Remember that old mix-tape your sweetheart made for you in high-school? Were you a rock star? Were you a groupie? Got the soul of a singer, but not the voice? Here’s your chance … Crank up the stereo and send us your best music-inspired poetry!” Submissions are due by June 30. Visit their website here: http://www.thepoetrybox.com/ThePoemingPigeon.html


The 90s

Up the Staircase Quarterly is reading submissions for their upcoming 90s issue. Submissions are due by July 1st. They accept poetry and art. This is what they have to say about their theme: “We will be accepting poetry and artwork involving and inspired by 90s music, TV shows, movies, fashion, games, technology, food & drink, and trends.” To learn more, visit their website here: https://www.authorspublish.com/up-the-staircase-now-accepting-poetry-submissions/






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