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2021 Calls for Themed Submissions

Literary Arts: Deadlines Update

Buttonhook Press. Open call for chapbook submissions: Flash fiction or flash nonfiction
Ends on December 1, 2021

Buttonhook Press
An imprint of OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters
OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered in California, USA.

Open call for chapbook submissions: Flash fiction or flash nonfiction
O:JA&L will consider chapbook collections of 20 (minimum) to 36 (maximum) pages of flash discourse, fiction or nonfiction, with no single work longer than 1000 words. Submitters should include an acknowledgments page if any individual works have been previously published. An acknowledgments page is not included as part of the page count.

Submit the manuscript as a single document. Begin each individual title on a new page. .docx files are preferred. Follow other general O:JA&L guidelines that may apply.

Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 100 words.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a MS is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: buttonhook chapbook.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Conditions:
Chapbooks accepted for publication will be released to readers as free PDFs through the O:JA&L website and will enjoy limited distribution as O:JA&L subscriber premiums. No ISBNs will be associated with these titles. Copyright for the PDF versions of these chapbooks will reside permanently with O:JA&L’s Buttonhook Press and all other rights will be reserved on behalf of each author.

Submissions open February 1.                             Submissions close December 1.

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Flash Discourse: Annual Call for Themed Submissions as Half Flash. 2021 Theme: “A New Leaf/A Reverdie”
Ends on December 30, 2021

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Flash Discourse as Half-Flash.

2021 Theme: “A New Leaf/A Reverdie.” Interpret the theme in its broadest sense.

400 words minimum, 500 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Submit up to 4 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction/Half Flash.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open July 1.                             Submissions close December 30.

SUBMIT

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Flash Discourse: Annual Call for Themed Submissions as Double Flash. 2021 Theme: “Symbolism: The Thing Itself.”
Ends on September 30, 2021

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Flash Discourse as Double Flash (Short-short)

2021 Theme: “Symbolism: The Thing Itself.”

2000 words minimum, 2100 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Submit up to 2 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction/Double Flash/Symbolism.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

 

Submissions open January 1.                              Submissions close September 30.

SUBMIT

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Experimental Discourse: Annual Call for themed submissions as XP to 2000 words. 2021 theme: “1 of 24– the story of an hour”
Ends on November 1, 2021

Annual Call for Submissions: Experimental Discourse to 2000 words

2021 theme: “1 of 24– the story of an hour”

2000 words minimum, 2100 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Submit up to 2 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply.

Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography of up to 50 words.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere.

To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Experimental Fiction to 2000 words.” 

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.                             Submissions close November 1.

SUBMIT

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Mixed Forms: Annual Call for Themed Submissions as SEQUENTIAL ART STORIES. 2021 theme: “Revelation.”
Ends on November 30, 2021

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Mixed Forms as SEQUENTIAL ART STORIES

Graphic Narratives, Manga/Manhua/Manhwa, Bandas Desenhadas/Fumetti

2021 theme: “Revelation.” Interpret the theme in its broadest sense.

25 pages maximum for each individual work.

Submit a single work of up to 25 pages as a PDF document file. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Sequential Art Stories.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.                             Submissions close December 30. 

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Mixed Forms: Annual Call for Themed Submissions as Haibun & Tanka Prose. 2021 theme: “Parable”
Ends on December 30, 2021

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Mixed Forms

Haibun/Tanka Prose.

2021 theme: “Parable.” Interpret the theme in its broadest sense.

35 prose lines maximum for each individual work.

Submit up to 5 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Haibun/Tanka Prose.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.                             Submissions close December 30.

SUBMIT

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Poetry: Annual Call for Themed Submissions as Prose Poetry (to 1000 words). 2021 theme: “New Empire”
Ends on December 31, 2021

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Prose Poetry.

2021 Theme “New Empire”

1000 words maximum, not including title and by-line. Interpret the theme in its broadest sense.

Submit up to 3 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page within the document. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Prose Poetry.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open July 1.                             Submissions close December 31.

SUBMIT

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Prose Discourse of 1,001- 10,000 words: Annual Call for Themed Submissions as NONFICTION. 2021 theme: “1 of 24- The Story of an Hour”
Ends on December 30, 2021

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Prose Discourse to 10,000 words

Nonfiction: Memoir, CNF, or Personal Essay.

2021 theme: “1 of 24- The Story of an Hour”

3000 words minimum, 10000 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Submissions should contain from 3000 up to 10,000 words, not counting the title, by-line and any epigraph. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Nonfiction: Memoir, CNF, or Personal Essay.

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.                             Submissions close December 30.

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