Submission Calls

In Cahoots Contest

Stay tuned! We are currently working on reopening our In Cahoots Contest for collaborative work with a cash prize. In the meantime, we are on hiatus and closed to normal submissions.


Guest Taps:

The WardrobeSundress reads submissions of full-length books and chapbooks from female and nonbinary authors year-round. Each week our rotating curators, including Sundress editors and authors, choose one book to highlight as part of our “Best Dressed” series. These highlights include five selections from each book, which are featured daily on the Sundress blog and shared through our social media sites. Authors or publishers of books published in the past twelve months may submit to The Wardrobe. To do so, please forward an electronic copy of the book (PDFs preferred), author bio, photo of the cover, and a link to the publisher’s website to In addition, we request that one print copy be mailed to Sundress Academy for the Arts, ATTN: The Wardrobe, 195 Tobby Hollow Lane, Knoxville, TN 37931. Submissions to The Wardrobe will remain eligible for this “Best Dressed” selection for one year. Hard copies will become a permanent part of the Sundress Academy for the Arts library and be made available for review by our editors and/or affiliate journals. For the complete details and rules, please see the Wardrobe website at:


 Submit to one of our Sister Journals:

Pretty Owl PoetryPretty Owl Poetry is open year-round for submissions of poetry, fiction, and art. Pretty Owl Poetry is an online quarterly journal that publishes new, emerging, and established writers in poetry, fiction, and the visual arts. We support all approaches to writing, be it collaborative or individual. We’re interested in experimental and traditional forms and flash fiction masquerading as poetry, all with a lyrical quality. Please submit all work through our submissions manager, which can be found on our website:

rougeagentRogue Agent wants your skin, your liver, your viscera. If our bodies are oppressed by an outside force, we are “written over.” Rogue Agent wants to retaliate. Rogue Agent wants reconciliation. Rogue Agent wants to share your stories about the poem that is the body. Open year-round, RA strives to publish a range of poetic styles and forms in its monthly issues. For submission guidelines, please visit:

stirringFounded in 1999, Stirring: A Literary Collection is one of the oldest continuously publishing journals on the internet. We like to see all types of creative work. We enjoy short poems, long poems, flash fiction, memoirs, form, prose, narrative, lyrical, etc. Stirring is a journal with several editors who all bring their individual input on each issue. The joy of Stirring is how many different opinions we have. Stirring is a strictly electronic journal that publishes monthly issues on the first of each month. Further submission information can be found at:

Founded in 2001, wicked alice is an online journal dedicated to women-centered writing and art. Published under the auspices of dancing girl press & studio and a member of Sundress Publications, the journal seeks to publish work that is fresh, innovative & exciting in a number of creative genres, including poetry, fiction, essays, visual art, multimedia, & hybrid works. Full guidelines can be found at