Sep 182014
 

The Quilliad (Canada) is seeking submissions for their fourth issue. Theme: Halloween. Looking for poetry, flash fiction, and short stories with a creepy, speculative, or otherwise unusual bent. Accepting poetry (should fit on an 8×11 page; shorter is also good, flash fiction (500 words max.), story excerpts (500 words max.). Deadline: September 30, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Sep 182014
 

Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing writings suitable for publication on greeting cards. Looking for highly original and creative submissions on friendship, family, special occasions, positive living, and other topics one person might want to share with another person. Submissions may also be considered for inclusion in book anthologies. Pays $300 per poem for all rights to publish it on a greeting card and $50 if the poem is used only in an anthology. Request writer’s guidelines (which include contact/submission information) by sending a blank e-mail to writings@sps.com with “Send Me Guidelines” in the subject line.
 

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Guernica Editions is looking for stories, previously unpublished in a book form, for an anthology centred around Poland and Polish Diaspora.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.