Current Calls for Submissions

Publications with no link are not currently accepting submissions. (updated 02/11/18)

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

The Austin Review

Bat City Review

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Concho River Review (year-round)

Covered w / Fur

Crack the Spine


The Eckleburg Project


Empty Sink Publishing


FenCon and the Dallas Future Society annual short story contest

Fields Magazine (year-round)

Glass Mountain (year-round)

The Gordian Review

Illya's Honey

Inkling (year-round)


Rio Grande Review (year-round)


The Road Not Taken

Sagebrush Review

Smoking Glue Gun

Story Houston

Swirl: Literature & Arts Journal

Texas Observer Short Story Contest

The Texas Review

The Trinity Review

Visions International

Workers Write!

Writing Texas


  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.

  3. Hello! How do we submit an event? The 2nd Annual Write This Way Indie Author Fest will be on March 24, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Thank you!

    1. You submit an event just like that! I'll add it to the homepage. Thank you for letting us know about your event.

  4. Hello! Our 2nd Annual Write This Way Indie Author Fest will be March 24, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Register at We also have a Future Writers Contest for ages 12 and older to win prizes. Thank you!