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.
Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine invites entries for their 6th Annual Dialogue Only Contest. Compose a short story entirely of dialogue, using as many characters as you want. First prize:minimum of $300. Five finalists published in Issue 13 of the magazine. Length: 2,000 words max. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
The Vallum Award for Poetry 2014 is open for entries. First prize: $750 + publication. Entry fee: $25 (includes a free one-year subscription to Vallum). Deadline: July 15, 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the 2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 2000-3000 words. Likes the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, biography. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 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.
Entries are invited for the Writers’ Village International Novel Award (UK) for a debut novel. First prize: $800. International entrant welcome. Entry fee: $22. Deadline: June 30, 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.