Wanted: Stories about cheating (lust or success)

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May 232015
 

Pullstring Press (Santa Barbara CA), seeks short fiction and nonfiction on the topic of cheating — whether in romantic pursuits or pursuits of greediness or competitiveness. Submissions eligible for publication in their debut quarterly literary journal. Featured writers receive a contributor’s copy. Deadline: May 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Writing from Michigan and Canada

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May 232015
 

Urban Farmhouse Press is currently seeking essays on the craft of writing the upcoming Ford City Workshop Anthology. Specifically interested in craft essays focused on poetry, fiction, and literary science fiction. Selected essays will appear in an upcoming anthology of essays. Length: 2000-9500 words. Strongly encourages submissions from Canada and Michigan. Authors of pieces selected for this anthology will receive a small cash honorarium plus two copies. Deadline: September 30, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Stories wanted for paying Hong Kong men’s mag

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May 232015
 

Monthly men’s magazine Gafencu Men (Hong Kong) seeks short stories. Looking for strong, engaging characters, plots (especially with a twist) and interesting settings. Asian locations will be of interest, but they’re not limited to this. Thrillers and crime stories also of interest, will also consider literary fiction. Length: 1800 to 2000 words. Payment: $260 (approx.). Deadline: Monthly. Guidelines.
 

Trio of writing contests (May 31 deadline)

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May 232015
 

Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their Spring 2015 Literary Contests: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Prizes: $500 (short story), $150 (flash fiction), and $150 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2015. Entry fees: range $7-$15. Guidelines.
 

Paying magazine seeks game fiction

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May 232015
 

Gold Shader (Canada) is accepting submissions for their Game Fiction Anthology. Game fiction is an umbrella term used to categorize any work of literature inspired by the activity of playing, making, or even just thinking about games. Pays 1 cent/word for stories 1000 to 8000 words long. Deadline: June 30, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: SpecFic stories that explore gender

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May 232015
 

Another Place seeks short stories or flash fiction (7000 words max) that engages with issues of gender and/or sexuality in a speculative fiction setting for Another Place: An Anthology on Sexuality, Gender and Speculative Fiction. Also accepting poetry. Stories should also include explorations of identity that use elements of speculative fiction to their thematic advantage. Compelling characters are more important than flashy action scenes. Deadline: June 15, 2015. Compensation: profit sharing model. Guidelines.
 

Poetry contest with $750 first prize

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May 232015
 

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is accepting submissions for the annual Vallum Award for Poetry 2015. First Prize: $750, Second Prize: $250 + publication in the magazine. Contest Judge: Stephanie Bolster. Entry Fee: $25 (includes subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2015. Guidelines.