Trio of writing contests (May 31 deadline)

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May 232015
 

Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their Spring 2015 Literary Contests: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Prizes: $500 (short story), $150 (flash fiction), and $150 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2015. Entry fees: range $7-$15. Guidelines.
 

Paying magazine seeks game fiction

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May 232015
 

Gold Shader (Canada) is accepting submissions for their Game Fiction Anthology. Game fiction is an umbrella term used to categorize any work of literature inspired by the activity of playing, making, or even just thinking about games. Pays 1 cent/word for stories 1000 to 8000 words long. Deadline: June 30, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: SpecFic stories that explore gender

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May 232015
 

Another Place seeks short stories or flash fiction (7000 words max) that engages with issues of gender and/or sexuality in a speculative fiction setting for Another Place: An Anthology on Sexuality, Gender and Speculative Fiction. Also accepting poetry. Stories should also include explorations of identity that use elements of speculative fiction to their thematic advantage. Compelling characters are more important than flashy action scenes. Deadline: June 15, 2015. Compensation: profit sharing model. Guidelines.
 

Poetry contest with $750 first prize

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May 232015
 

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is accepting submissions for the annual Vallum Award for Poetry 2015. First Prize: $750, Second Prize: $250 + publication in the magazine. Contest Judge: Stephanie Bolster. Entry Fee: $25 (includes subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2015. Guidelines.
 

This journal has an issue with men

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Apr 122015
 

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.
 

Poetry chapbook contest: Win 100 copies

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Apr 122015
 

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.