Current Calls for Submissions

Publications with no link are not currently accepting submissions. (updated 12/03/17)

1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction

The American Literary Review

American Short Fiction (year-round)
Bat City Review

Bayousphere (year-round)

Bluebonnet Review


Camera Obscura

Carcinogenic Poetry (year-round)

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)

Glass Mountain (year-round)

The Gordian Review

Grub Street Grackle

Illya's Honey

Inkling (year-round)

REAL (year-round)

Story Houston

Swirl: Literature & Arts Journal

Texas Observer Short Story Contest

The Thing Itself Journal

The Trinity Review

Visions International

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.