Nov 202014
 

ISSUE Magazine is a quarterly local art criticism journal based in Vancouver with an emphasis on local art events and politics, “with an almost equal mix of joshing, irreverence, and sincerity.” Seeking reviews of local exhibitions and events (500 words) and articles with a critical stance related to art and life in Vancouver (1500-2000 words). Payment: small honorarium ($25-$50) and a copy of the magazine. Deadline: December 29, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Nov 162014
 

Broken Pencil invites entries for The Nub Short Story Contest: Unearth Your Underworld. Theme: Anything Underworld. Length: 2500 words max. Grand prize winners in both the university student and general categories: $400 in cash + prizes. Entry: free via mobile app. Deadline: November 20, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Nov 162014
 

In Fact Books (US) seeks original stories that address — either directly or obliquely — the trials of living with mental illness for an upcoming anthology tentatively titled Beyond Crazy: True Stories of Surviving Mental Illness. Stories should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, reaching beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. Length: 4500 words max. Deadline: February, 9, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Oct 272014
 

Print & online literary journal text magazine (Nanaimo, BC) is looking for submissions of poetry, flash fiction, art, photography, Facebook statuses, tweets, found poetry, and other instances of poetic/artistic writing for their second issue. Photos: black and white; poetry: 30 lines max; flash fiction: 500 words max. Distributed in coffee shops and other locations. Deadline: November 15, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Oct 212014
 

Eldredge Books is accepting submissions for Fashionably Late, a collection of personal narratives by gay, bisexual, and transgender men who came out well into adulthood. Submissions are open to all gay, bi, and trans men who identify as late bloomers (this typically refers to men who came out after their mid-twenties). Tentative pub date: September 2015. Length: 7,500 words max. Payment: small stipend, two copies each of the print/ebook anthology. Deadline: January 31, 2015. Guidelines.