Hump Day Submission Carousel 11

#11: 4/7/21

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means! HUMP DAY SUBMISSIONS! Because it's easy to fall off the submission train during the week I'm presenting you with 3 cool and very different small journals currently open for submissions to save you research time! Pick one of the three journals presented and read some of the pieces in your genre. If you're not digging them, check the next journal. Don't agonize over it, if you're not enjoying the writing or you don't feel your writing would fit in there move along to the next journal. If none of them seem to fit... maybe next week? 

Journal 1Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2). CV2 is a print Canadian journal of poetry. As always samples of their published writing. Click here for their submission guidelines. They read no fee submissions via Submittable

"CV2 is all about poetry and about all poetry. Published four times a year out of Winnipeg, CV2 is nationally respected for its openness to a diverse range of poets and poetic styles. From fresh to familiar and from traditional lyric to extreme language wrangling—we’re not afraid to take it on."

Journal 2: Rumble Fish Quarterly. Rumble Fish Quarterly is a Richmond, Virginia-based publication founded in February 2017 that publishes online issues in pdf form. Check out their most recent issue here. They read all genres all year via Submittable.

From their website: "Send us your coolest, deepest, most fun, most emotionally power-packed prose, poetry, or hybrid genre-bending triumph of autotheory. We’ll read it."
Journal 3The Collidescope. The Collidescope is a funky online lit mag that reads no fee submissions in all genres all year via email and embraces both pop culture and surreality. Check out their submission guidelines here. And of course, as usual, read the most recent bunch of pieces published in your genre to get a good idea of what they're looking for, hint: "We gravitate mostly toward magical realism and the surreal/slipstream. This is not the place for slice of life fiction, unless your language is experimental."

From their About page: "The Collidescope aims to publish writing that is subversive in nature, that is art for art’s sake. There is a difference between a writer simply telling a story (or telling a story simply) and creating a work of art. We love to see the mental fireworks of a writer wrestling with their imagination, with language itself."

Get your writing out there! You got this! I know it's mid-week, but spending just a little bit of time with reading well-crafted creative writing in the middle of the week it can keep your creativity a little fresher when the weekend comes around. I think, at least.

Also a gentle reminder that Sparked is reading submissions of writing from Notebooking Daily prompts, so send them work now! And if you thought this post was helpful, consider shooting me a buck or two for my own future submissions or to help pay writers for Sparked (which comes out of my pocket). No pressure though. I'm just trying to get better with the begging for pennies, submission fees in 2020 are pretty monumental and 2021 is shaping up to be just as bad!