There are so many literary journals out there at the moment it can be easy to get lost amid the possibilities of places to submit to. I'll try to provide a regular shortlist of places looking for something particularly interesting. Today, I call your attention to:
Drunken Boat Seeks Poems that Engage with Debt
Online submission deadline: July 1, 2013
"The friction between desire and limits, the intersection of ownership and obligation. Poems need not be limited to the political. Special attention will be given to work that considers form when exploring this theme. Limit three poems. www.drunkenboat.com/submissions"
Kalyani Magazine: "How I Got Over…"
Online submission deadline: July 31, 2013
"We are looking for writing of all types, and black and white art, by women of color. The theme of the Fall issue is “How I Got Over…” which you can interpret in any way that you would like. Writing should be up to 1500 words and already published work is accepted. For more info visit:kalyanimagazine.com/submission-details/biannual-literary-magazine-submissions."
Online submissions accepted year-round.
"HEArt Online seeks unpublished, artistically crafted, powerful poems, stories, essays, photos, visual art and music that challenge the status quo, fight discrimination and promote social justice by tackling hard issues of gender, race, class, sex, etc.Visit heartjournalonline.com to learn about HEArt's 1997-2002 print journal history and to submit for our August 15, 2013 online relaunch."