Call for Submissions: HCE’s Toys & Games Issue

The editors at Here Come Everyone magazine (HCE) are seeking submissions for our upcoming issue: Toys & Games. We’re a quarterly literary magazine of poetry, fiction, articles and artwork based around topical and interesting themes.  HCE is published by Silhouette Press, a not-for-profit publishing social enterprise that aims to create a network of artists, writers and thinkers to create new and innovative content, as well as carry out community creative writing projects. Together, we aim to provide an open and accessible platform for readers and contributors.

The new theme: TOYS & GAMES

Deadline: 10 January 2017

We encourage bold/striking interpretations of the theme. If your link to toys/games isn’t self-evident, we advise you to include a few lines in your author bio to provide context.Poetry: you may submit up to three poems of no longer than 30 lines each.


Fiction: please submit only one piece per issue; stories may be up to 2,500 words.

Non-fiction: please submit only one piece per issue; articles may be up to 2,000 words.

Artwork: you may submit up to three pieces; we accept all visual media (300 dpi and 640 x 640 res)

Please see our submissions guidelines for full details. Work must be sent via the Submittable button on our website; stuff we receive via email will not be accepted. Any Word or .doc.x format is fine, but no PDFs. For submissions of artwork, please ensure your files are of sufficient image size and hi-res, otherwise they cannot be used. 

We look forward to receiving your creations…

Flight Journal Seeking Bold Short Fiction

Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates is now seeking bold, short fiction for its brand new online journal to be launched in early December 2015.
Stories can be traditional or experimental, flash or nano, playful and/or serious. They can be lyrical, dark or erotic. In all of the above, they must push the boundaries of the short story form either in presentation or subject matter. Published and unpublished writers are both welcome.
Submissions must be 2500 words or less. Flight Journal does not accept work previously published online, on a personal blog or in print.
Editorial team: Spread the Word’s Flight Associates, Jennifer Obidike, Sanya Semakula and Len Lukowski
Deadline: 6 September 2015
For more information, including how to submit your work: 

Queen’s Ferry Press to Publish The Best Small Fictions of 2015

Queen’s Ferry Press is pleased to announce the debut of the first contemporary anthology to compile the best short hybrid fiction in a calendar year. To date, there is no annual print recognition of the best examples of this exciting new work appearing in literary journals and story collections from throughout the world. With this new annual, we seek to promote the seasoned writer as well as the new writer in a compilation that will reveal the depth of literary fiction and highlight historical trends as they occur due to world events and human considerations. The Best Small Fictions is a brief, affordable, yet powerful reader that will supplement instructors’ current classroom anthologies and texts and will offer writers and readers examples of what their contemporaries are achieving worldwide.

Both traditional and experimental works are encouraged.

Series Editor: Tara L. Masih

Guest Editor: Robert Olen Butler

International Closing Date: January 16, 2015

Word count: 6-1000

Finalists will be acknowledged.

For full anthology details and nomination guidelines, click here.


The Grind are currently taking submissions for their third issue. They publish poetry, short fiction, visual art, photography, and everything in between. All styles and genres are welcome and they do not shy away from the more experimental aspects of artistic expression. The first two issues, plus a short story collection, are available on the website.

Everybody who is published will be included in a PDF publication, as per the first two issues, and also an experimental digital project due to be released over the summer. More information will be released in the coming days and weeks. You can keep up with all The Grind’s developments via the website, Facebook and Twitter.