Hump Day Submission Carousel 19

#19: 6/2/21

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: Invisible City. Invisible City is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco that publishes in the fall and spring.  They read no fee submissions via Submittable until 6/26/21. 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 seek work that encourages us to see the world from new perspectives and different angles, ones that we may not have previously considered or imagined."

Journal 2: Petrichor. Petrichor is an awesome online journal of experimental poetry and poetics. They read submissions for no fee via email. Check out their submission guidelines here. As always (perhaps moreso here than elsewhere) it's important to read their newest issue. Here is a Duotrope interview with their editors.

From their website: "A digital archive of text & image, petrichor publishes your reverse villanelles, collage clips, double/triple haibun, asemic cryptolectics, semiotic pictographs, or just something new. Old school remixes for the digital age will not go unspun. GIFpoetics & code tomes welcome, too. We welcome underrepresented voices and unheard approaches to poetics and the melding of text & image. If you aren’t seeing you out there, send yourself here."
Journal 3Rhino PoetryRhino Poetry, despite its name, publishes poetry and flash fiction as well. They produce a print journal as well as featuring some pieces on their website. "We welcome all styles of writing, particularly that which is well-crafted, uses language lovingly and surprisingly, and feels daring or quietly powerful.". Check out their submission guidelines here. And of course, as usual, read some of the available samples from their online features to get a good idea of what they're looking for. They read no fee submissions via Submittable until 6/30/21. Here is the 2020 Duotrope interview with their editors.

From their website: "We invite traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language.  We encourage emerging and established writers throughout the United States and around the world. Submissions are read by multiple editors with various tastes, all looking for quality work. Sometimes we call ourselves “eclectic” in the best sense of the word"

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!