Poetry Space (UK) is looking for poetry, art, and writing submissions from young writers and artists. All ages welcome. Parents and guardians welcome to submit on child’s behalf. No fees.
- Guidelines: poetryspace.co.uk/young-writers-space
Entries are invited for the third annual Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest. First prize $200. Open to mystery, suspense, and thriller. Length: 2500 words max. Open to everyone. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: June 1, 2014.
‘Sexy and sensual literary arts magazine’ IN MY BED (Canada) is back and is seeking submissions for an upcoming print issue. Looking for poetry, short fiction, novel excerpts, painting, photography, and art. Theme: Sex toys. Prefers work that transcends traditional erotica and uses art and writing to explore, observe, and exhibit themes in an experimental and abstract manner. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
The Dream Quest One.com invites international entries for their Poetry & Writing Contest. Accepting poems (30 lines max.) and short stories (5 pages max.) on any subject or theme. First prize poetry: US$250; first prize short fiction: US$500. Entry fees: $5 (poetry) and $10 (fiction). Deadline: January 16, 2014,
Independent online journal Black Heart Magazine (U.S) seeks short fiction for its weekday (M-F) publication cycle. Length: 1500 words max. All genres accepted, with a literary angle preferred. Appreciates ‘short-form modern literature, from pulp to literary fiction and everything in-between.’ Deadline: Ongoing.
New independent magazine Bitterzoet (US) is looking for poetry, fiction, and artwork for their monthly online zine and bi-annual print editions, and mini chapbooks. Publishes work that engages in the “interplay between bitterness and sweetness, light and darkness, salvation and damnation.” Accepts poetry (3-8) prose (6 pages max), and artwork. Also looking for shorter pieces (“bonbons”) of poetry (10 lines max) and prose (150 words max.). Deadline: rolling.
The Humber Literary Review (Toronto), a new literary and arts magazine established by the English Department of Humber College, seeks submissions for its debut issue. Accepting quality fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, and artwork from prominent and emerging voices. Looking for work that is provocative, inspiring, entertaining, and exciting. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
Literary journal New Welsh Review (Wales) seeks dynamic, curious, lively, and outward-looking writing. Looking for short stories (2500 to 3000 words) and poems (up to six). Occasionally publishes shorter stories and microfiction. Payment: £100 per story and £28 per each poem, upon publication. Also welcomes submissions and ideas for online content (no payment): short reviews (600-800 words), opinion pieces (450 words) and author interviews (8-15 questions). Deadlines: December 12, 2013 and March 1, 2014.
BEARDS: the zine (Canada) is a one-off print magazine about beards. Seeking fiction and non-fiction about “good beards, bad beards, beards made of facial hair, beards made of lies.” No poetry. Must contain the word “beard” at least once in the prose. “Must be awesome.” Payment: contributor copy. Prefers: curse words, bait and switches, head scratchers, things under 100 words, dark dark stories, more. Deadline: December 31, 2013.
PRISM international (BC) invites entries for two contest in fiction and poetry. Submit fiction (6000 words max) or Poetry (up to 3 poems per entry). Grand prizes: Fiction – $2000 and Poetry – $1000. First prize winners will be published in PRISM. Entry fee: $35 (varies for international entrants; includes subscription). Deadline: January 23, 2014.
illusio & baqer (US) seeks middle-grade, young adult, and new adult novel-length manuscripts of any genre. Looking for stories “with strong, dynamic characters, with an immersive plot that really pulls the reader in and doesn’t let go until the last page.” Submit the first 45 pages or the first three chapters, plus a one-page query letter with a brief synopsis. Deadline: Ongoing