Hump Day Submission Carousel 16

#16: 5/12/21

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 1: Cider Press Review. Cider Press Review is a journal of contemporary poetry based out of sunny San Diego. They read no fee submissions via Submittable until May 31st. As always I recommend reading the newest issue before submitting to them. Also check out this short interview CPR did with Trish Hopkinson.

Journal 2: Bluepepper. Bluepepper is a 'blog-style' publication, meaning they publish individual pieces of work frequently as opposed to in issues, not quite every day, but frequently. As always I recommend checking out their most recently published pieces (at least in your genre) before selecting pieces to submit to them. They read poetry and fiction (under 1500 words) for no fee via email. Check out their editor's interview with Duotope here.

From their Duotrope interview: "As our motto implies, we tend towards poetry with lots of colour and noise and bite, being keenly aware of the conveyor belt of the writing schools and the amorphous mass of writers it produces right across the Anglosphere."
Journal 3Gone LawnGone Lawn is a journal of experimental fiction and prose poetry (or, at least, they lean experimental). Check out their submission guidelines here. And of course, as usual, read their newest issue to get a good idea of what they're looking for. They are reading no fee submissions via Submittable in all genres right now. 

"Our broad arm-spans welcome fiction, prose and prose poetry, as well as visual narratives and work involving sound and motion. We wish we received more material described in the latter clause than we do."

From Duotrope: "Desired: sincere, well-written, imaginative, unusual and/or innovative works that charm and displace us, that baffle the pale-setters of our rolling, verdant isles and nab all their dreary tools. Gone Lawn is especially partial to odd animals. We accept fiction, prose, prose poetry and alternative narrative media."

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!