Sep 112014
 

Vallum Contemporary Poetry seeks submissions for an upcoming issue. Theme: Surrender. “What does it mean to bend, to yield? Surrender manifests in different ways: joy, despair, a willingness to give up one’s ‘totality’ for someone or something other than him or her self. We surrender to vices, to glory, to the divine, or to the void. How do you ‘surrender?'” Appreciates the well-crafted, fresh and edgy. Deadline: November 1, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Sep 112014
 

Guernica Editions is looking for stories, previously unpublished in a book form, for an anthology centred around Poland and Polish Diaspora. Open to Canadian writers of Polish origin and Canadian writers whose work connects with Poland or Polish diaspora in some way. Length: 2500–3000 words. Payment: two copies of the anthology. Deadline: January 31, 2015.

Aug 222014
 

CAROUSEL, a hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new and established artists is currently accepting poetry (3-7 poems) and fiction (3000 words max.) submissions. Interested in all forms of poetry including traditional, formal, experimental and concrete. Not interested in prose that adheres to strict genre categories (sci-fi, fantasy, or horror). Deadline: September 8, 2014.
 

Aug 222014
 

NonBinary Review, the quarterly literary publication of Zoetic Press, wants art and literature “that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then … and language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both.” Open to work of a hybrid or experimental nature. Each issue is themed; authors are invited to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. Themes: L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz (Deadline: October 31) and Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable (Deadline: January 31, 2015). Pays 1 cent per word for prose/hybrid work, $10 flat fee per poem, and $25 flat fee for art.

Aug 132014
 

The Flexible Persona invites submissions of nonfiction and fiction pieces of terror, anxiety, and horror for a themed issue: The Horror of Everyday Life. They “invite you to face that which truly shakes you to the core, armed with the alchemy of the written word.” Publishes fiction with emotional weight and evolved characters and relationships and non-fiction that explores “how people find a sane, happy life in a basically insane world.” Selected works will be published online in audio format as well as in a special e-reader issue in February 2015. Deadline: October 31, 2014.
 

Aug 132014
 

The Parenthetical Review is a cross-disciplinary publication that encompasses literature, the humanities and the arts. It seeks innovative and new voices that can present complex subjects to a general reading audience. Open to fiction submissions (approx. 5,000 words), essays and creative nonfiction (approx. 7,000 words). Humour, speculative fiction, flash fiction, research-based non-fiction and immersion journalism also considered. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
 

Aug 122014
 

Online journal Wild Quarterly seeks work that intersects with culture. Encourages new, emerging, and established writers. Length: 2000 words max. Accepts fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, stand-alone novel excerpts, poetry (up to 3), memoir, personal essays, and creative nonfiction. Also interested in art and photography, plus reviews and interviews. Deadline: Open submissions.