Friends of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library (Texas) invite entries for the Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story writing contest. First prize: US$1000. Length: 5000 words max. Open to all. Contest is privately funded. Entry fee: US$20. All entry fees support the library. Deadline: October 1, 2012.
Stained Pages Press seeks submissions for an anthology of food writing about Toronto. Accepting poetry, essays and short fiction. Length: 3000 words max. Deadline: November 30, 2012. Payment: One copy.
Postscripts to Darkness (Canada) seek works of short weird and uncanny fiction for the third volume of their (semi) annual anthology. Length: 3000 words max. Prefers writing that ‘pushes and plays with(in) the boundaries of the fantastic, the marvelous, the uncanny, and the horrific.’ Payment: Contributor’s copies. Deadline: January, 2013.
Vallum Magazine (Canada) seeks poetry for issue 10:1. Theme: Magic – What is magic? Does it exist in today’s technological world? Deadline: October 15, 2012.
Descant invites entries for the annual Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem. Prize: $1000. Length: 100 lines. Entry fee: $30 entry fee (includes subscription). Deadline: October 12, 2012.
Ezine Space Adventure Magazine (US) is currently accepting submissions of Sci-Fi stories of 1000-10000 words for its second and third issues.
eFiction Romance (US) wants work that ‘captures the diversity of romantic experience, be it modern or dated, unconventional or relatable, or something new.’ Fiction, poetry and book reviews accepted. Length: 10000 words max. Compensation: Royalty split among contribtors on issue sales for one year after available.
Wanted: Stories of triumph, healing, and appreciating the body and its abilities illness/injury for an anthology titled ‘Coming Together: Triumphantly – Erotic tales of triumph over life-threatening illness or trauma.’ Length: 7000 words max. Release date: February 14, 2013.
New digital short story zine wordhaus publishes stories that can go with readers anywhere (RSS, PDF, email). Seeks submissions in romance, mystery/thriller, and sci-fi/fantasy.
Hitherto, the online literary journal of Mahidol University International College in Thailand, seeks short stories, poems, essays and art. Open to international writers.
Small, independent online journal Pithead Chapel is a small, independent journal run by people who love to read and write. Seeking short fiction in all themes. No genre.