They just care about your writing. Armchair/Shotgun is accepting short fiction, poetry, and visual arts on any topic or theme for issue #6. Printed on “real honest-to-goodness paper.” All submissions judged anonymously. Deadline: March 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Concordia University’s undergraduate literary journal, Soliloquies (print/online), welcomes submissions in the following genres: short fiction (3500 words max.); creative non-fiction (3500 words max.); poetry (8 pages max.); drama (8 pages max.); and comics (8 pages max.). Deadline: February 22, 2015. Guidelines.
Stained Pages Press is looking for long-form writing about Canadian food, to be published online as part of a weekly feature. Looking for fiction, essays, fully-researched articles and personal essays about food — either by a Canadian or featuring Canadian food items. Payment: 50% of all profits from donations to the site (PayPal tipjar & Patreon) during the week that your work is featured. Guidelines.
The New Quarterly invites entries to the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. Submit poems written in response to an occasion (personal or public), poems of gratitude or grief, poems that celebrate or berate, poems that make an occasion of something or simply mark one. Prize: $1000. Entry fee: $40 for up to 2 unpublished poems; $5 each for additional poems. Entrants must be Canadian or reside in Canada. Deadline: February 28, 2015. Guidelines.
Phafours Press (Ottawa, Canada) seeks poems about cocoa that rhapsodize the holy bean for a chapbook anthology. No couplet rhymes svp unless satire. Payment in copies and/or small honorarium. Send 2 poems max. Deadline: February 10, 2015. Guidelines.
Between The Lines (Holy Names University, US) accepts poems and essays on social injustice. Poetry: 3–5 poems; Non-fiction: 3000 words max. Pieces selected for publication will be considered for the Celestine Prize in Poetry and our Anthony Prize in Prose. Sample themes: human trafficking during the Super Bowl, workers who are full-time, but don’t make a living wage, the causes and impact of global warming on localities or farmers in poor communities. Deadline: February 1, 2015. Guidelines.
Collaborative publisher Elephantine Publishing (US) is accepting manuscript submissions for the following genres: YA and NA paranormal urban fantasy, and contemporary. Likes commercial women’s fiction, ecolit, sci-fi, romance, erotica, and particularly, coming of age stories. Query first, following guidelines.
Two queer magazines (his + her) under the same publishing umbrella are seeking written and visual submissions for their inaugural issues. Open to illustrations, photo-essays, non-academic essays, personal reflections, poetry, and interviews/features. Writing should be light-hearted and of general interest, yet still carry some gravitas. Deadline: January 20, 2015. Guidelines.
Ricky’s Back Yard is an online magazine with four print specials per year. Open to graphic short stories and verbal text entries, flash fiction to longer short stories (12k words). Looking for work that says “Jesus, that gave me a nightmare.” Prefers writing that is strong, punk, dark, humorous, and just strange enough to be true. Theme: Cult. Deadline: May 4, 2015.
This Dark Matter (US) accepts submissions of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Publishes work in all genres for adults or young adults “as long as there is an inherent darkness at the heart of it.” Weird is good, and so is horrifying and heart-pounding and creepy. Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines.
Kingston University Creative Writing MA blog Words, Pauses, Noises (UK) is looking for submissions of short fiction (up to 1,500 words), poetry (up to three poems), flash fiction, non-fiction, interviews with prominent literary figures, book reviews, and original artwork. Deadline: rolling. Guidelines.