Smashed Cake Review is seeking poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and dramatic script submissions from emerging and established writers. Wants work that surprises with a focus on consumerism and consumption. No words limits. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
Quarterly online journal The Mackinac (Canada/US) seeks poetry that “bridges the strait between nostalgia and the immediate, the wilds seen and unseen, the best of emerging and established voices.” Submit up to 3-5 poems for consideration. Deadline: Ongoing.
- Guidelines: themackinacmagazine.com/submit.html
Lantern Magazine, a bi-weekly print poetry journal based out of Montreal is currently seeking submissions. Deadline: Rolling.
Online journal Cactus Heart Literary Magazine (U.S.) Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography and art for Issue #9 (e-Issue). Wants “spiny writing & art — sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.”
- Guidelines: cactusheartpress.submittable.com
Online and print journal BareBack Magazine (Canada) seeks submissions. Publishes at least four short stories, ten poems, one featured artist, and a featured poet per quarterly issue. Dedicated to “bareback writing” by writers who “aren’t afraid to take off their gloves when creating.”
- Guidelines: barebacklit.com/Submissions.html
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.
- Guidelines: theimpressmentgang.squarespace.com/submissions
The Country Grind Quarterly is a print magazine for the “epically badass rural punks, back-to-the-land skids, backwoods anarchists, etc.” Prefers work for those who have run away from the cities in search of a simpler, saner, and more fulfilling life. Seeking articles, opinion pieces, art, poetry, how-tos, essays, comics, photography, recipes, reviews, letters to the editor, personal ads, etc. Deadline: June 7, 2014 (and ongoing).
- Guidelines: countrygrind.net/p/submissions.html
New writing site the Tandem Region Times (Canada) is open for submissions. TRT is an online, horror-themed newspaper about a fictional municipality called Tandem Region. Stories are encouraged to be concept-heavy and adhere to conventional news report structure. TRT also welcomes columns, reviews, classifieds, and other content within the thematic boundaries. Open to experimental themes, gore, psychological, and anything interesting.
- Guidelines: tandemregiontimes.com/submissions
Trueblue Magazine (BC) is an independent, on-line magazine that believes in free and honest expression. Currently accepting submissions for their Weekly Issues.
Rasasvada (US) is open for submissions. Seeks art, poetry, literature, and opinions. Likes “anything surprising, and out of the ordinary.” Deadline: Rolling.
The 555 Collective is looking for writing by veterans of war, support veterans, and family of veterans. Accepts fiction and nonfiction. Particular interest in pieces that touch on transition issues, but not a must. Looking for honest reflection.