Independent, New York City-based press, Tailwinds Press, seeks submissions by new and emerging writers for their inaugural 2015-2016 season. Publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. Looks for “intelligent work that is compelling, accessible, and relevant to the spirit of our time.”
Nat. Brut is a multimedia online literary magazine featuring art, writing, and culture. Currently seeking submissions for their late summer issue. Publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews (books, film, and other media), satire/humor pieces, short screenplays and theater scripts, and creative nonfiction/literary journalism, as well as visual art, short films, and audio content. Deadline: May 31, 2014.
- Guidelines: natbrut.com/submit–contact.html
Toronto-based art + lit magazine The Casserole is seeking submissions for their spring issue, and for publication to the website. Publishes fiction, non-fiction, art, interview, personal essay, rants, tweets and poetry. Prefers the fresh, edgy and unique. Deadline: ongoing.
- Guidelines: thecasserole.ca/submit
Urban Farmhouse Press (US) is currently seeking book length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and science fiction. Offers advances and royalties on both print copies (8%) and eBooks (40%). Accepting submissions year round in poetry, novellas, novels, and short fiction collections. Fee: $17.01.
Entries are invited for the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition (Crime Writers’ Association UK). Short stories must be unpublished and fit Margery’s definition of a mystery: “The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.” Prize: £1,000. Length: 3500 words max. Deadline: 4pm GMT March 16, 2014. Entry fee: £10.
- Guidelines: thecwa.co.uk/ShortStory/index.php
40 Below: Volume 2 is an anthology of writing about or inspired by winters in Alberta. Seeking short fiction (5000 words max), poetry, and non-fiction that celebrates the coldest season — from Fort Vermillion to Coutts, from Lloydminster to Lake Louise. Open to all writers, but encourages writing from Albertans. Contributors paid an honorarium for accepted pieces. Deadline: June 13, 2014.
- Guidelines: 40below.submittable.com/submit
Online U.S. magazine The Round Up Writer’s Zine is looking for short stories, poetry, essays, and musings for their 3rd installment. Prefers trangressive pieces, dark humor and works laced in sarcasm. Partisan to works that are edgy and/or possibly offensive. Deadline: April 4, 2013.
- Guidelines: roundupzine.com/submit
The Emerging Writers Reading Series seeks poetry on paper, reuse, recycle, and the environment for an installation at PULP: Paper Art Party. Those selected will have their poetry featured in a slideshow in a room made of recycled paper art at the Great Hall in Toronto on April 25, 2014. Deadline: March 28, 2014.
- Guidelines: ewreading.submittable.com/submit/27093
Online journal Cactus Heart Literary Magazine (U.S.) poetry, fiction, nonfiction, & photography for Issue #8 (e-Issue) and Issue #8.5 (print). Looking “your spiny, your sharp, your relentless… work coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.” Deadline: April 10, 2014.
- Guidelines: cactusheartpress.submittable.com
Redwing, an e-book anthology, is looking for speculative fiction between 1,500 and 6,000 words, particularly urban fantasy and space opera. Payment: $5 CAD per story, payable by PayPal. Deadline: December 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: graceandvictory.ca/submissions.html
Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto, ON) is currently accepting submissions for its summer 2014 edition: Avast! Looking for water/nautical-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography, reviews. Deadline: June 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: thebrokencitymag.com/submissions.html
T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog releases a family-friendly speculative story every Monday, mostly by guest authors. Speculative fiction includes science fiction, horror, fantasy and related genres. Length: Open. Publishes flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, and novellas. Payment: $50 per story.
- Guidelines: http://tgenedavis.com/submission-guidelines/
Print journal Sterling Magazine (Canada) publishes each issue with its own look and feel. Currently seeking contemporary comics, poetry, and fiction (3000 words max.) from writers at all levels. Payment: $10-$25 plus a copy. Reading fee: $3 (includes digital copy of journal). Deadline: March 28, 2014.
- Guidelines: http://sterlingmag.ca/submissions/
Entries are invited for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction (US). Submit creative nonfiction 5000 words max. Subject: Open. Prize: $250 publication in next issue of Lunch Ticket. All submissions are considered for publication. Deadline: February 28, 2014.
- Guidelines: lunchticket.submittable.com/submit/17673
Twisted Vine, literary journal for Western New Mexico University, seeks submissions for their spring issue. Looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, interview and video that crosses, overlaps, and transcends traditional genres. Strongly encourages submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature (i.e. poetry about math). Like the progressive, unexpected and ever-evolving. Deadline: April 7, 2014.
- Guidelines: show.wnmu.edu/twistedvine/submissions/