Biannual magazine the Cheat River Review is the literary journal helmed by MFA students at West Virginia University. Now seeking submissions for their Fall 2014 issue: poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and flash prose. Deadline: October 31, 2014. Guidelines.
Print & online literary journal text magazine (Nanaimo, BC) is looking for submissions of poetry, flash fiction, art, photography, Facebook statuses, tweets, found poetry, and other instances of poetic/artistic writing for their second issue. Photos: black and white; poetry: 30 lines max; flash fiction: 500 words max. Distributed in coffee shops and other locations. Deadline: November 15, 2014. Guidelines.
The Humber Literary Review is seeking submissions of prose, poetry, artwork, and comics for their third issue, scheduled for release in Spring 2015. Pays $60 per poem, and $100 each for essays, fiction, and reviews. Also pay our feature and comics artists. Contributors also receive two copies. Deadline: December 8, 2014. Guidelines.
Mud Season Review, a community-led literary journal in Vermont, invites fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art for upcoming issues. Appreciates work that teaches something about life, and explores new ways of perceiving the world or about the craft of writing or visual art. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
Eldredge Books is accepting submissions for Fashionably Late, a collection of personal narratives by gay, bisexual, and transgender men who came out well into adulthood. Submissions are open to all gay, bi, and trans men who identify as late bloomers (this typically refers to men who came out after their mid-twenties). Tentative pub date: September 2015. Length: 7,500 words max. Payment: small stipend, two copies each of the print/ebook anthology. Deadline: January 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their third annual Fall Literary Contest in three categories: short story, flash fiction, and poetry. Prizes: $50-$250. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Entry fees: Fees: $5-$12. Deadline: December 15, 2014.
Loose Change Magazine is relaunching and currently open for submissions of ambitious, innovative, engaged and engaging poetry, fiction, lyric essay/nonfiction, performance texts, and hybrid writing. Length: 10,000 words max. Deadline: November 15, 2014.
Soliloquies (Concordia University, Montreal) accepts writing on any theme in the following genres: Short fiction (3,500 words max.), poetry (8 pages max.), creative non-fiction (3,500 words max.), drama and comics. Deadline: October 24, 2014.
Literary and art journal Transcendence Magazine is seeking narrative that grabs them by their hands and pulls them forward. Currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, art and photography on the theme of “People.” Deadline: October 17th, 2014.
RUMINATE Magazine is accepting submissions for their 2014 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Along with publication in the Spring 2015 issue, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $1500 and $200, respectively. Entry fee: $20 (includes a complimentary copy). Deadline: October 27, 2014.
DigiWriting invites entries for a Holiday-Theme Short Story competition. Length: 1500-2500 words. Open to all genres. Twenty submissions will be published in a Holiday Anthology; selected winners will receive consultation packages. Grand prize: a customized publicity package. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: November 3, 2014.
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.
The Malahat Review (Victoria, BC) invites entries to its annual Open Season Contest. Genres accepted include poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. First prize in each category: $1000, publication and interview. Length: poetry 100 lines (3 poems max), fiction/creative nonfiction 2500 words. Multiple entries welcome. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: November 1, 2014. Guidelines.