Joypuke (Sackville, NB) invites submissions for Joypuke III. The journal seeks to feature dissonance, extremes, humour and drama, and to juxtapose these in conversation. Seeks poetry (150 lines max.) and fiction and creative non-fiction (2500 words max.). Deadline: June 30, 2015. Guidelines.
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.
Concordia University’s undergraduate literary journal, Soliloquies (print/online), welcomes submissions in the following genres: short fiction (3500 words max.); creative non-fiction (3500 words max.); poetry (8 pages max.); drama (8 pages max.); and comics (8 pages max.). Deadline: February 22, 2015. Guidelines.
Sequestrum (US) is accepting entries for the 2015 Editor’s Reprint Award. Open theme and length. Submit previously-published fiction and nonfiction only. One winner receives $200 and publication, and one runner-up receives publication and payment at our usual rates. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Cargo literary magazine seeks writing that focuses on passage and transformation for their debut issue. Looking for travel essays, creative nonfiction, poetry and visual art (photography and more) that explores episodes of travel and personal growth. Wants your honesty and bravery. Deadline: February 1, 2015.
Room Magazine (Vancouver, BC) invites entries from writers, who identify as women or genderqueer, for their annual creative non-fiction writing contest. First prize: $500 + publication. Entry fee: $35 (includes one-year subscription), and $7 for each additional entry. Deadline: March 8, 2015. Guidelines.
The Parenthetical Review is a cross-disciplinary publication that encompasses literature, the humanities and the arts. It seeks innovative and new voices that can present complex subjects to a general reading audience. Open to fiction submissions (approx. 5,000 words), essays and creative nonfiction (approx. 7,000 words). Humour, speculative fiction, flash fiction, research-based non-fiction and immersion journalism also considered. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
The Frank Martin Review, a new, semi-annual, independent literary journal based out of Columbia, SC, is accepting submissions for the print edition: Fiction and creative nonfiction – one piece up to 10,000 words, or up to five shorter pieces/micro-memoirs/lyric essays (1,000 words max. each); poetry: up to five poems. Also looking for contributing and guest bloggers.
- Guidelines: frankmartinreview.com/submissions.html
Understorey Magazine (Nova Scotia) is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by women or teens on the theme of motherhood (defined broadly). Small honorarium. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
- Guidelines: understoreymagazine.ca/submissions
The Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the 2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 2000-3000 words. Likes the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, biography. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2014.