some current calls for submissions, from new classics and poetry to pop and class:
New Classics: "We’re looking for work inspired by the archetypes and forms of familiar pieces of art, sacred story, poetry, iconography or folk tales. Transform, transpose, transgender, trans-border our expectations with your wholly familiar, yet wholly new, take on a classic."
recent facebook update: "Got Raven? Hanuman in New York? Elegua and Oshun ... We're a bit loaded with Shakespeare and Frankenstein, and we've gotten some wonderful photography and paintings, too, but welcome more - and we've gotten very little video-art. Go for it." - deadline: March 31
qarrtsiluni also is open to chapbook submissions for the 2nd annual qarrtsiluni poetry chapbook contest, deadline: April 15.
Puerto del Sol
"We are now accepting submissions of poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction, translations, artwork and criticism. (link) - The Winter 2010 issue will be film and popular culture themed—if you wish to submit work that fits this theme, please mark your submission clearly in the notes field." (via facebook), deadline: March 31.
"We are looking for short shorts, very short or flash fiction pieces that meditate on the often paradoxical relationship between freedom and belonging. Writers might, for example, consider how consumer culture, dislocation or displacement, migration, interpersonal relationships, familial pulls, cultural and ethnic identification limits or expands ones notions of belonging and home." Maximum 1000 words, deadline: May 15th.
Halfway Down the Stairs
"As of March 2010, Halfway Down the Stairs will be switching to a quarterly publishing schedule. We are currently accepting submissions for our June 2010 issue." Theme: The Outsider, deadline: May 15th.
"We are seeking to invest in fiction, essays, and poetry that address the often taboo subject of Class In America. We are looking for all perspectives: from or about the rich to the middle class to the poor and those who have moved up or down. What are the new class indicators in our increasingly digitized, global, and green world?" - deadline: May 1.