Experimental literary journal Infinity’s Kitchen (US) is looking for writing that results from new recipes or from existing recipes that have been compellingly redefined. Welcomes innovative fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and multimedia works. Open to anything that is literary, conceptual, and process-oriented. Deadline: Ongoing.
The Elora Writers’ Festival Writing Contest 2017 (Canada) is open for entries. Looking for short stories (2000 words max.) and personal essays on “My Canadian moment” (1000 words max.) Age categories: Open, Teen, Youth. Prizes of $200, $150 and $100. Entry fee: $15 (writers aged 20+). Open to Canadian writers only. Deadline: April 12, 2017.
Platypus Press seeks fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of digital shorts due in 2018. Pays authors fifty percent royalties. Deadline: Ongoing.
TERSE, a new journal on the posthuman condition, is looking for writing that merges the metaphysical, digital, and political. Tagline: “a post-avant grindcore narrative assemblage for transhumanist cyberpunks.” Columnists receive a stipend of $25 per monthly article. Publishes digital issues monthly and print anthologies annually. Submit three sample pieces (prose: essays, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, sci fi) as your “audition” to the publication along with social media handles and/or personal blog/website for consideration. Deadline: April 20, 2017.
The Fantastic Magazine (US) is a new quarterly inclusive and feminist nerd lifestyle magazine. Looking for articles and reviews relating to geek culture news and content. Sci-fi and fantasy fiction also accepted. Particular need for contributing writers to add to the team and write assigned pieces. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Rigorous is a new online journal highlighting the works of authors, artists, critics, and educators of color. Publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and any other artistic creations by people of color. Deadline: April 5, 2017
Design a Story (Sweden) is competition that explores the potential of stories in architecture to open up unexpected paths and ideas in the design of public space. Submit an imaginary story that takes place on Kvarnbacken, the hill close to the Jakobsberg train station that has become the site for a two year process called Kalejdohill. Illustrate your story on one A2 page, describing where it takes place and and what went on. First prize: SEK 30.000. Deadline: April 1, 2017.
The Minetta Review (New York University) seeks poetry, prose, eternal musings, macaroni medium, and historical fiction for their next issue. Editor: “We are a forty-year-old Village magazine that, through the years, has been equal parts sexy, nostalgic, punk, sweet, funny, and downright radical.” Deadline: April 1, 2017.
New arts and culture online journal The Curious Element Magazine is accepting submissions for their debut issue. Looking for nonfiction, fiction, poetry, plays, and more. Deadline: April 14, 2017.
StoryHack Action & Adventure is looking for action/adventure short stories for Issue 0. Open to any genre: Sword & sorcery, lost world, occult detective, alien fighter pilot, western horror — think old pulp magazine stuff. Length: 1000-7000 words (flexible). Pays $0.01 / word, $50 max. via Check or Paypal. Looking for first print and ebook rights, 3 months exclusivity. Deadline: April 1, 2017.
Rat’s Ass Review, an online poetry magazine, is reading submissions for their summer issue. Looking for poems with originality, grace, and wisdom. But also “that totally oddball, rank, sarcastic little gem that you are almost embarrassed to have written, the one you don’t want your grandmother to see, but that you are privately proud as hell to have spawned.” Deadline: April 15, 2017.
The Round Up Zine (U.S.) is looking for your gritty flash fiction. Length: 800 words max. “No pleasantries, just edgy grit!” Deadline: April 30, 2017.
New online quarterly Cold Creek Review (Alabama) seeks submissions for their debut and subsequent issues. Accepts poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in almost all styles. “We want your submission to leave us paralyzed and distressed. We challenge you to alarm us.” For poetry, submit 3-5 poems. For fiction and nonfiction, submit a piece no longer than 4,000 words. Deadline: None.
Cultural Kapital Magazine is a new London-based DIY literary, art, culture and thought journal for ideas on the cusp. Will be published biannually in print and weekly on the web. No boundaries or restrictions. Submit poetry, short stories and essays that “excites us and pulls us out of ourselves.” Deadline: July 1, 2017.
Wanted: poetry and creative nonfiction for an anthology about money (editors Aaron Giovannone and Naomi K. Lewi in Calgary, AB). “Literature often pretends to transcend the material conditions of life, but let’s talk cash: having it, not having it, owing it, wanting it, needing it, fear of losing it, the things we do for it, and the ways it changes us.” Submit nonfiction pieces of up to 5,000 words or up to five poems. No fiction. Previously published work and simultaneous subs are fine. Deadline: May 31, 2017.
Quarterly online journal 3Elements Review is accepting submissions for Issue 15. Include these three elements in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submission: YARD SALE, TEMPLE, and VISITATION. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
Rat’s Ass Review (US) is an online poetry magazine. During the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, Rat’s Ass Review is publishing an ongoing collection of political poems under the heading Such an Ugly Time. Generally posts new poems twice a month. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
Brickplight (US) is an online poetry journal that exists to promote the exploration of unique identities through daring poetry. Currently accepting submissions for Issue 6. Deadline: April 25, 2017.
bird, buried press is accepting chapbook submissions from Ontario writers. Open to poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flashfiction, scripts, strange hybrid texts, or invented genres. Also interested in publishing broadsides, chapoems, and small book objects. Deadline: Ongoing.
SubtleTea is a non-profit online journal seeking poetry, prose, interviews, and reviews. Deadline: open.
Tethered By Letters invites entries for the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. Four categories: Creative nonfiction (1000-7500 words), Short stories of any genre (1000-7500 words), flash fiction (750 words max.) and poetry (3 pages max.). Prizes range from $300-$1000, depending on category. Winners will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction. Entry fees: $8-$15, depending on category. Deadline: March 1, 2017 (Creative nonfiction deadline is April 1, 2017).
The Vallum Chapbook Award 2017 is open. First prize: $125 and publication. Submit poetry manuscript of 12-20 pages. The winning manuscript will be published as an edition of the Vallum Chapbook Series. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
ZiN Daily in Istria, Croatia, publishes border-crossing work that illuminates underexplored connections between different segments of culture. Seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in English, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, French, German, and Italian. Translations are welcome. Visual art is also accepted. Length: 4000 words max. Deadline: Ongoing.
PANK Books (US) is looking for poetry, fiction, short fiction, multi-genre work, experimental, traditional, nonfiction and collaborative work. Suggested lengths: 45-80 pages for poetry and 100+ pages for other genres. Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Spadina Literary Review is an online literary journal based in Toronto, Canada, with an international readership. Seeks submissions of short fiction (350-3500 words), poetry, short nonfiction (1200-3000 words), and comics. Intrigue and suspense writing is especially welcome, as is humour. Deadline: Ongoing.
William Street Letterpress (Alberta) invites entries for broadside letterpress project, on GIVING A SHIT. Seeking poems, prose, and other brief statements (50 words max, 20 lines max) on giving a shit — on the value of making things, making community, stopping to care, growing vegetables, why art matters, what have you. Authors whose work is included will receive 10 copies of their broadside, plus one complete set of all the selections. Send entry, along with a brief bio and contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Understorey Magazine seeks submissions for their 10th issue: Youth on Power. Looking for poetry and prose from youth aged 12-21 who identify as female or non-binary. Favours personal stories with a social justice edge. Payment: $50-60 for accepted work. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Puddles of Sky Press (Canada) seeks submissions for Issue 7 of illiterature. Accepting submissions of found poetry, with an emphasis on concrete/visual poetry. Find poetry in newspapers, billboards, anatomy textbooks, receipts, crumpled up grocery lists, your sock drawer or recycling bin — anywhere you see it. Submit up to 5 poems. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
Asian Cha is accepting submissions for “Writing Japan,” an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan. Looking for work by Japanese and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. Interested in translations, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Deadline: May 31, 2017.
C&R Press (US) is accepting submissions of full-length manuscripts in fiction, short stories, poetry, essays, memoir, and mixed genre. Encourages female, minority, LGBT, immigrant, progressive and submerged voices. Submission fee: $25. Deadline: June 1, 2017.
Brick Books (Canada) publishes poetry books by new and established Canadian writers (citizens and landed immigrants.) Submit full manuscript. Interested in work from a broad a range of aesthetics and experiences, and encourages submissions from indigenous, racialized, and LGBTQ+ poets. Deadline: April 30, 2017.