Current Calls for Submissions

Publications with no link are not currently accepting submissions. (updated 02/10/19)

1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction [on hiatus-check back in fall of 2019]

The American Literary Review

American Short Fiction (year-round)

Analecta Literary & Arts Journal

Aries: A Creative Journal of Literary Expression

Athenaeum Review

Bat City Review

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Callaloo (year-round)

Carcinogenic Poetry (rolling)

Carve Magazine (year-round)

Cenizo Journal (year-round)

The Chachalaca Review

Chrysalis Literary & Arts Journal

Concho River Review (year-round)

Covered w / Fur

Crack the Spine

Dappled Things (year-round)

Glass Mountain (year-round)

Goliad Review

The Gordian Review

Hothouse Literary Journal


Illya's Honey (year-round)

Inkling (year-round)

Iron Horse Literary Review

The Lamar Journal of Humanities (year-round)

Langdon Review (year-round, proposals only)

The Mayo Review (year-round)

North Texas Review

The Ocotillo Review

Panther City Review

Persona Literary Arts Magazine of Texas State

Porter House Review

R2: The Rice Review (rolling)

Raspa Magazine

REAL  (year-round)

Red River Review (rolling)

Reunion: The Dallas Review

Rio Grande Review (year-round)


The Road Not Taken (rolling)

Sagebrush Review

The Sandstorm

Smoking Glue Gun

Story Houston

Swirl: Literature & Arts Journal

Switchgrass Review

Texas Observer Short Story Contest

The Texas Review

The Thing Itself Journal

The Trinity Review

Visions International (year-round)

Voices de la Luna (rolling)


The Windward 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.

  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!