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.
Annual literary magazine Joypuke (Mount Allison University) seeks poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction. Length: Prose – 2500 words max. and poetry – 150 lines max. Send submissions to email@example.com. Deadline: June 20, 2014.
Literary magazine Lunch Ticket (Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing MFA Program) is accepting submissions for its next issue. Submit creative poetry, fiction, writing for young people, creative nonfiction, visual art, and translated material. Deadline: April 28, 2014.
- Guidelines: lunchticket.org/about/submission-guidelines
Paragon VI, Memorial University’s (NL) literary journal, seeks submissions for its next issue (Summer 2014). Accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork, photography, and mixed media (i.e. visual/literary artwork). Poetry/Art: max. 3 pieces. Fiction/creative Non-fiction: max. 2500 word. Send in Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org; include a separate cover page with the author’s name, title of submission, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Pages containing actual submission text should NOT include author information. Canadian residents only. Free copy for those selected for publication. Deadline: April 15, 2014.
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Twisted Vine, literary journal for Western New Mexico University’s Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program, seeks submissions for their spring issue. Accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, interview and video. Has a special affinity for works that “succeed in crossing, overlapping and transcending traditional genres.” Also appreciates the interdisciplinary (i.e. poetry about math). Deadline: April 15, 2014.
- Guidelines: show.wnmu.edu/twistedvine/submissions
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.
Nat. Brut is a multimedia online literary magazine featuring art, writing, and culture. Currently seeking submissions for their late summer issue. Publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews (books, film, and other media), satire/humor pieces, short screenplays and theater scripts, and creative nonfiction/literary journalism, as well as visual art, short films, and audio content. Deadline: May 31, 2014.
- Guidelines: natbrut.com/submit–contact.html
Entries are invited for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction (US). Submit creative nonfiction 5000 words max. Subject: Open. Prize: $250 publication in next issue of Lunch Ticket. All submissions are considered for publication. Deadline: February 28, 2014.
- Guidelines: lunchticket.submittable.com/submit/17673