Jun 202014
 

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

Jun 202014
 

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.

May 262014
 

The Country Grind Quarterly is a print magazine for the “epically badass rural punks, back-to-the-land skids, backwoods anarchists, etc.” Prefers work for those who have run away from the cities in search of a simpler, saner, and more fulfilling life. Seeking articles, opinion pieces, art, poetry, how-tos, essays, comics, photography, recipes, reviews, letters to the editor, personal ads, etc. Deadline: June 7, 2014 (and ongoing).

May 102014
 

Entries are invited for The London Magazine‘s Poetry Competition 2014. For the first time since its resurgence, the magazine is hosting a worldwide poetry competition, open for all ages. First prize: £200 (plus publications in a future issue). Entry fee: £5. Deadline: June 30, 2014.

May 102014
 

NonBinary Review (US), the quarterly literary publication of Zoetic Press, wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then, makes readers reach for a dictionary or a tissue or both. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid, art. Upcoming issues: Issue #2 (September 2014): Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Issue #3 (December 2014): L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Pays 1 cent per word for prose/hybrid work, $10 flat fee per poem, and $25 flat fee for art.

May 102014
 

New literary press Brighthorse Books (Nebraska) invites submissions of book-length manuscripts for the Brighthorse Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Award (per genre): $1000 and publication under its standard (50/50) contract. Deadline: June 15, 2014.

May 102014
 

The Rusty Toque (Western University) invites entries for their first annual 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest. Chapbook submissions can include stories, micro-fiction or a longer short story. Prize: $800 + chapbook publication (e-book and print) + a fiction prize pack. Entry fee: $15. Length: 25-40 pages. International submissions welcome. Deadline: June 1, 2014.