Mar 242014
 

Duende is the online literary journal of the BFA in Writing program at Goddard College. Currently seeking work (poetry, prose, translations, hybrid writing, art) that “insinuates authenticity and soulfulness, earthiness, expressiveness and a chill up the spine.” Wants character-driven stories that engage, move, challenge, thrill. Deadline: May 15, 2014.

Mar 242014
 

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.

Mar 242014
 

The Masters Review is accepting submissions from students in graduate-level creative writing programs. MFA, MA, and PhD students invited to submit up to 7000 words of fiction or narrative nonfiction. Chosen work will be printed for national distribution in The Masters Review’s third volume, available in October 2014. Deadline: March 31, 2014.

Mar 242014
 

Very Important Things (Toronto, Canada) is a new lifestyle blog with a feminist spin. Looking for writers to “share, support, and celebrate the positive change women of all ages around us are making with their various weapons of choice” on the topics of art, fashion, feminism, food, humour, love, and political activism. Publishes personal anecdotes, short stories and essays. Deadline: Ongoing.
 

Mar 242014
 

Entries are invited for the 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition. Open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. First prize: $300 in each category. Entry fees range from $20-$60. Deadline: May 1, 2014.

Mar 242014
 

Quarter Castle Publishing (Canada) is accepting entries for their 2014 short story writing contest. First prize: $50, publication in anthology form, and two copies. Seeking stories set in Canada (except in fantasy and science fiction genres). Length: 1500–6000. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2014. Open to Canadian residents. Deadline: September 31, 2014.

Mar 242014
 

Extraordinarium Digital Press (Canada) seeks non-fiction and fiction book-length works and anthologies that focus on experiences, studies and imaginative works about extraordinary things — when the unexpected happens in transformative ways. Published in ebook format. Royalty-sharing. Topics range from travel to the supernatural, cultural exchanges to speculations. Deadline: Ongoing

Mar 242014
 

The Writing Menopause Anthology wants to make “women of a certain age” visible in all their grey-haired glory. Looking for short fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction and poetry. Writers can be living through it, writing through or about it, or witnessing it. The editors invite submissions to “be funny, be furious, be the eye of the storm. Be courageous and outrageous.” No how-tos or medical/quasi-medical advice. Length: 2500 words max. and up to three poems. Email submissions as Word attachments to: writingmenopause@gmail.com. Deadline: June 30, 2014