Hump Day Submission Carousel 18

#18: 5/26/21

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: Empty House Press.  Empty House Press is an online literary magazine that publishes . They read no fee submissions via an individual submission platform. As always I recommend reading the most recent issue in your genre before submitting to them. And definitely check out the submission guidelines as always.

"We are looking for writing that addresses the way narrative and presence adhere to place and the way they vanish. We encourage broad interpretations of what the idea or image of an empty house might evoke. This includes but is not limited to writing about home, landscape, place, memory, and of course, the atmosphere of previously inhabited spaces."

Journal 2: Fourteen Hills. Fourteen Hills is the literary journal out of the graduate school at San Francisco State University.  Unfortunately that don't have any samples available on their website. They read poetry, fiction and nonfiction for $2 for non-subscribers via Submittable (subscribers can submit for no fee, so something to consider, they're a great journal. Here is a Duotrope interview with their editors from 2013.

They have a "commitment to presenting a diversity of experimental and progressive work by emerging and cross-genre writers, as well as by award-winning and established authors, has earned it a reputation for literary excellence. Being independent means its aesthetic is dynamic and fluid, ever changing to meet the needs of the culture and the historical moment as the staff perceive them. As an international literary magazine, Fourteen Hills has developed a reading audience that goes beyond the San Francisco Bay Area to the international community."
Journal 3Southeast ReviewSoutheast Review is the awesome print journal of poetry, fiction and nonfiction out of Florida State University. Check out their submission guidelines here. And of course, as usual, read their newest issue in your genre and maybe some of the available samples from their online features to get a good idea of what they're looking for. They read $3 submissions via Submittable on a rolling basis. Here is the Duotrope interview with their editors.

From their website: "In each biannual issue, SER publishes poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and art. We aim to present emerging writers on the same stage as established authors. The best way to determine what we’re looking for is to read what we’ve been publishing."

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!