Current Calls for Submissions

Publications with no link are not currently accepting submissions. (updated 3/5/17)

1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction

The American Literary Review

American Short Fiction (year-round)

Analecta Literary & Arts Journal

Aries: A Creative Journal of Literary Expression

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Concho River Review (year-round)

Covered w / Fur

Crack the Spine




FenCon and the Dallas Future Society annual short story contest

Fields Magazine (year-round)

Front Porch (year-round)

Grub Street Grackle

Gulf Coast

Hothouse Literary Journal

Houston Writers Guild Press


Illya's Honey

Inkling (year-round)

Iron Horse Review

The Lamar Journal of Humanities

Langdon Review (proposals only)

Literal: Latin American Voices

Lone Star Legacy: Poetry, Prose, and History

The Mayo Review

NANO Fiction


North Texas Review

Panther City Review

Persona Literary Arts Magazine of Texas State


R2: The Rice Review

Raspa Magazine

REAL (year-round)

Story Houston

Texas Observer Short Story Contest

Workers Write!

Writing Texas

Yellow Chair Review


  1. The Houston Writers Guild has an open call for LGBTQ short stories for an anthology. under HWG Press tab for details and to submit.

  2. Hey there, Just wanted to mention that the Houston Writers Guild has a contest for publication running through Sept 30 for stories that celebrate Diversity. The winners and honorable mentions will be published in the next anthology "Out of Many One" and all entries receive feedback.

    BTW, thanks for being such a great resource for information on the literary community! Love checking in here to see what's happening.

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Fern! I'll add HWG to the list.