Online and print journal BareBack Magazine (Canada) seeks submissions for their June isse. Publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and art. Prefers the weird, honest, and original.
- Guidelines: barebacklit.com/Submissions.html
Morning Rain Publishing is seeking romantic short stories. Length: 5000-10000 words. Strong Canadian content preferred. Deadline: January 14, 2014.
Canadian literary food quarterly Beer and Butter Tarts seeks essays, articles, short fiction, poetry, and artwork for Issue #2. Submissions must be food-related and Canadian in topic (Halifax donairs, story of red fife wheat, etc.) and timeless. No recipes, events, news, etc. Payment: Copy and small stipend (TBD). Deadline: January 31, 2014.
Understorey Magazine publishes fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction about motherhood: biological, adoptive, surrogate, co-motherhood, and the experience of not being a mother. Writers must be women who live in, or have a close connection to Nova Scotia. Payment: $25-$50 honorarium. Length: 1500. Deadline: January 31, 2014.
Entries are invited for the Junior Authors Poetry Contest. First prize: website publication, signed copy of “Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published.” Other prizes available. Open to any writer worldwide between the ages of 9-21. Four age categories. Length: 50 lines max. No entry fee. Deadline: January 31, 2014.
The Nave Gallery (US) invites photographers, filmmakers and writers to explore the theme of “Chaotic Forms” for an exhibition celebrating the art of dance. Deadline: January 31, 2014.
The Camargo Foundation (France) is now accepting applications from scholars working in French and Francophone cultures and visual artists, creative writers, film/video/new media directors, playwrights, composers, choreographers, and multidisciplinary artists. The Foundation’s hillside campus overlooks the Mediterranean Sea in Cassis, France. Fellows are provided with accommodations on campus in fully furnished apartments with private kitchens. Stipend of $1,500 is available. Deadline: January 13, 2014
Online journal Cactus Heart Literary Magazine (U.S.) seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography for Issue #7 (e-Issue). 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: January 9, 2014.
The Red Line Magazine (UK) is accepting submissions for Issue #7. Theme: Money. £50 prize for winning story of the issue. Shortlisted entries posted online. No entry fee. Length: 3500 words max. Also open for future themes: ‘Bodies’ and ‘Escape’. Deadline: December 30, 2013.
Annual journal Echolocation (University of Toronto) seeks entries for their chapbook contest. First prize: $100. Accepts short fiction (2000 words max.) and poetry (250 lines max.). Theme: The Maze. Thematic experimentation welcome. Entry fee: $5. Deadline: December 31, 2013.
Canadian independent print/online publication, SEEZ Magazine, seeks work for an upcoming issue (#4). Theme: “Cold as Ice.” Accepts short fiction, prose, art, poetry, articles, essays, comics, creative non-fiction, and more. Work must meet the magazine’s “low standards and loose morals.” Deadline: January 7, 2014.
New online literary magazine The Trillium is looking for submissions of poetry, essays, short stories, flash fiction, and non-fiction for the debut issue (February 2014). Submit up to 5 poems, 2 short stories/non-fiction/essays, or 5 pieces of flash fiction. Send in the body (not as an attachment) of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include max. 50-word author bio, written in the third person. No payment. All rights are retained by the author. Deadline: January 2014
InDigest magazine seeks submissions for issue #27 a sub-issue/online reading event. Accepting poems, comics, videos, stories, and flash fiction. Sub-issue title: “A Reading About the Olympics That Definitely Doesn’t Have the Word Olympics in the Title.” Looking for work that deals broadly with the Olympics. Interpretation open but interested in politics, environmental costs, and social displacement over international sporting and collaboration. Deadline: December 15, 2013.
Erotica/romance publisher Breathless Press seeks vampire-orientated romance for their Crimson Anthology. Length: 10,000 words max. Heat rating of at least “3″ (explicit love scenes/language). Payment: $0.015 (one and a half cents) per word. Submit up to 3 stories. Total anthology space is between 15 and 20 stories. Publication: Valentines Day 2014. Deadline: November 30, 2013.