Print and digital queer arts and literary journal Plenitude Magazine (Canada) seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction on the subject of queer literature. Payment: Range of $20-$70. Deadline: June 30, 2014.
- Guidelines: plenitudemagazine.ca/submit
The Impressment Gang (Nova Scotia) invites submissions for their second issue. What they like: poetry that is “smart, original, and heartfelt.” Also accepts fiction, non-fiction and other prose that “knocks [their] socks off.” Contributors currently receive two print copies + e-copy.
Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine invites entries for their 6th Annual Dialogue Only Contest. Compose a short story entirely of dialogue, using as many characters as you want. First prize:minimum of $300. Five finalists published in Issue 13 of the magazine. Length: 2,000 words max. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
The Vallum Award for Poetry 2014 is open for entries. First prize: $750 + publication. Entry fee: $25 (includes a free one-year subscription to Vallum). Deadline: July 15, 2014.
The Frank Martin Review, a new, semi-annual, independent literary journal based out of Columbia, SC, is accepting submissions for the print edition: Fiction and creative nonfiction – one piece up to 10,000 words, or up to five shorter pieces/micro-memoirs/lyric essays (1,000 words max. each); poetry: up to five poems. Also looking for contributing and guest bloggers.
Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body. Submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors (M. E. Silverman and Jillian Phillips) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Length: 80 lines max. (or approximately 2 pages). Include a brief bio (150 words max.) and attach poems in Word or RTF. Include a brief explanation of how the work fits the theme. Will consider previously published poems if acknowledged in cover letter and rights are available. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
Understorey Magazine (Nova Scotia) is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by women or teens on the theme of motherhood (defined broadly). Small honorarium. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
The Gap-Toothed Madness is an independent lit mag out of Sacramento, CA. Currently accepting “poetry, short fiction, essays, ramblings, photography, art of all kinds, and whatever else.” Deadline: Open.
Online U.S. magazine The Round Up Writer’s Zine is looking for fresh, emerging writers looking for a place to share their work with like-minded people. Interested in short stories, nonfiction, poetry, quirky essays, and personal musings. Prefers submissions that are transgressive, dark and gritty. Snarky or sarcastic, edgy and/or possibly offensive are welcome. Deadline: September 30, 2014.
The Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the 2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 2000-3000 words. Likes the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, biography. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2014.
Belladonna Publishing seeks submissions for Strange Little Girls, a short story anthology. They “want to meet new strange little girls, and read strong and original stories about them.” Examples: Wednesday Adams, Merricat Blackwood, Alice, Drusilla, Carrie and Amy Pond — or nothing like them at all. Length: 2000-8000 words. Accepts submissions in English, Norwegian, and Swedish. Payment: $120, plus print/ebook copies. Deadline: July 15, 2014.