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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Simone Press (UK) is currently accepting submissions for Paranormal Horror Two, a sequel to the Paranormal Horror anthology. Length: 1000-5000 words. Looking for horror stories about ghosts, demons, haunted houses, possession, vampires, werewolves, Big Foot, The Loch Ness Monster, mediums and more. Payment: copy of the ebook. Deadline: June 30, 2014
Buttontapper Press is seeking short erotica submissions for a 2015 anthology of sexy shorts. Pieces should be 2,000 words or less, “with emphasis on hot sex, unique characters and an overall distinction of intelligent smut.” Authors whose works are accepted for inclusion will receive quarterly royalties, based on sales, plus digital copies of the book. Deadline: July 31, 2014.
Chameleon Press and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal invite writers to submit poems to Desde Hong Kong: poets in conversation with Octavio Paz, a collection in celebration of the centenary of the great Mexican poet, Octavio Paz. Poems should be rooted in, from or about Hong Kong. The book will be published by Chameleon Press. Deadline: July 31, 2014.
In/Words (Canada) is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual art for Issue 13.3. Length: Poetry – 5 poems totalling up to 150 lines; Prose – 2000 words max. Deadline: June 15, 2014.