The Fuck of the Century (Canada), a journal of original writing on film/TV and video, are looking for contributors for the website and possibly the print edition. Publishes writing that is mostly unconventional or experimental in approach. Send a pitch with bio and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: July 15, 2015.
ISSUE Magazine is a quarterly local art criticism journal based in Vancouver with an emphasis on local art events and politics, “with an almost equal mix of joshing, irreverence, and sincerity.” Seeking reviews of local exhibitions and events (500 words) and articles with a critical stance related to art and life in Vancouver (1500-2000 words). Payment: small honorarium ($25-$50) and a copy of the magazine. Deadline: December 29, 2014. Guidelines.
Only Because (UK) is a new creative career and lifestyle magazine, launching in autumn 2014. Seeking advice articles, lifestyle features, creative non-fiction, short fiction and poetry. Send an email to email@example.com with a short bio and what you’d be interested in writing about. Include at least two relevant sample articles.
New writing site the Tandem Region Times (Canada) is open for submissions. TRT is an online, horror-themed newspaper about a fictional municipality called Tandem Region. Stories are encouraged to be concept-heavy and adhere to conventional news report structure. TRT also welcomes columns, reviews, classifieds, and other content within the thematic boundaries. Open to experimental themes, gore, psychological, and anything interesting.
- Guidelines: tandemregiontimes.com/submissions
Trueblue Magazine (BC) is an independent, on-line magazine that believes in free and honest expression. Currently accepting submissions for their Weekly Issues.
Contemporary Culture artblog is currently looking for art writers, critics and contributors for a weekly art based publication. cCab is a diverse contributor platform exploring the current contemporary art trends with a progressive vision. Accepts pitches, sample work, and articles ready for publication.
- Guidelines: contemporarycab.com/submission-guidelines
Canadian literary food quarterly Beer and Butter Tarts seeks essays, articles, short fiction, poetry, and artwork for Issue #2. Submissions must be food-related and Canadian in topic (Halifax donairs, story of red fife wheat, etc.) and timeless. No recipes, events, news, etc. Payment: Copy and small stipend (TBD). Deadline: January 31, 2014.
- Guidelines: stainedpagespress.com/contact/submissions/
Entertainment and pop culture magazine A Bard’s Tales (Canada) is looking for contributing writers. Payment: $50 for features, $50 for reviews, and $25 for opinion pieces. All pieces must be first pitched (lead to the story, possible sources, rough length, etc) and approved by one of the ABT editors. Deadline: Open.
Canadian independent print/online publication, SEEZ Magazine, seeks work for an upcoming issue (#4). Theme: “Cold as Ice.” Accepts short fiction, prose, art, poetry, articles, essays, comics, creative non-fiction, and more. Work must meet the magazine’s “low standards and loose morals.” Deadline: January 7, 2014.
- Guidelines: seezmagazine.com/submissions
Open access journal Beyond Borderlands: A Critical Journal of the Weird, Paranormal, and Occult (Canada) is a forum for the interdisciplinary, artistic, and critical exploration of topics relating to esotericism, paranormality, and the culturally weird. Accepting letters to the editor, scholarly and popular articles, music, art, creative writing, occult explorations, and reviews. No payment. Deadline: May 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: beyondborderlands.com/index.php/submissions
Circa: A Journal of Historical Fiction (Ottawa, ON) is accepting submissions on a historical theme. Accepts fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews, and articles that have a fresh take on history. Also appreciates genre-crossing, and speculative and alternative history. Length: 2500 words max. (fiction) and 800 words max. (reviews and articles). As a Canadian journal, Circa especially likes Canadian stories. Deadline: Rolling.
- Guidelines: circajournal.com/submissions
Print publication Stone Voices (US) is seeking articles, essays, fiction, and poetry about the connection between art and spirituality as it relates to the making of art, history of art, spiritual awakening, mindfulness, and more. Deadline: May and August 2013.
Print journal Still Point Arts Quarterly (US) seeks a broad range of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry about art, the idea of art, the making of art, art history, being an artist, creativity, inspiration, the artist’s medium, etc. Deadline: May and August 2013.
Gervais Advertising (Canada) publishes free small shopping/tourism guides available at locations throughout central Ontario. Requires short articles on a wide variety of subjects. Examples: “How to put together a fun and fashionable wardrobe purchased at consignment shops” and personal heart-warming Mothers Day stories. Articles do not need to be location-specific and should have a casual slant based on fun, personal experiences. Length: 300-350 words. Payment: $0.12 per word for accepted articles/stories. Requires writing only — no formatting or graphics required. Contact Cyndy Gervais, Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org