The Ilanot Review invites submissions about “the male, the masculine sex/gender” for their next issue. Publishes fiction (5000 words max.), creative non-fiction (3000 words max.), poetry (up to four poems), translations and art. Welcome work that challenges conventions of form, style and content. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Cranberry Tree Press (Windsor, ON) invites entires for the “You Should Enter This!” Poetry Chapbook Contest. Grand prize: 100 print copies (Value: approx. $1000).Length: 24-36 manuscript pages. No length limits on individual poems. Maximum of 25% of the poems may be previously published. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: June 1, 2015. Guidelines.
Understorey Magazine publishes literary prose, poetry and spoken word about motherhood (defined broadly). Spring 2015 issue: “Extraordinary: Mothering through Physical, Mental and Social Challenges.” Submissions are open to Canadian writers who self-identify as women. Pays honorarium. Guidelines. Deadline: April 15, 2015.
Details: Rumble Strip is an online magazine looking for satire surrealism, magic realism, genre fiction, and photography. Seeks nonfiction dealing with pop culture and the arts. Upcoming themes: Alien Invasion Musical, What Should We Do With the Thing You Sneezed Out of Your Nose? and Sartre and Adam Sandler In the Old West. Guidelines.
The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers over 16. First prize: £1000 (about $1800 CAD) plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card (usable online worldwide); additional prizes available. All 20 shortlisted stories published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 8. Any theme or subject. Length: 4000 words max. Entry fee: £8 per story ($15). Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.