Seeking experimental work that emerges from recipes

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.

Wanted: writing for transhumanist cyberpunks (pays)

TERSETERSE, 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.

Seeking work by people of colour

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

Seeking imaginary stories in architecture

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.

Sweet/sexy/radical/punk writing wanted

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.

Seeking action/adventure short stories (pays)

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.

Wanted: Your sarcastic, shameful, oddball poetry

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.

Distressing, paralyzing poetry & prose wanted

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.

UK journal wants you to excite them

​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.

Seeking poetry & nonfiction about money

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.

Seeking political poems about these ugly times

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.

Wanted: Your daring poetry

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.

Poetry & fiction contest with prizes $300-$1000

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).

Poetry & prose (multiple languages) wanted for Croatian journal

Zin DailyZiN 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.

Wanted: Poetry, fiction & nonfiction manuscripts

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.

Wanted: Short works on giving a shit

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 monica.kidd@me.com Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Press is looking for your found poems

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.

Seeking writing about & from Japan

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.

Press seeks full-length poetry & prose manuscripts

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.

Seeking poetry book manuscripts from Canadians

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.