Jun 212014
 

Roundup ZineOnline U.S. magazine The Round Up Writer’s Zine is looking for fresh, emerging writers looking for a place to share their work with like-minded people. Interested in short stories, nonfiction, poetry, quirky essays, and personal musings. Prefers submissions that are transgressive, dark and gritty. Snarky or sarcastic, edgy and/or possibly offensive are welcome. Deadline: September 30, 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 Open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry.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.

Dec 102013
 

New online literary magazine The Trillium is looking for submissions of poetry, essays, short stories, flash fiction, and non-fiction for the debut issue (February 2014). Submit up to 5 poems, 2 short stories/non-fiction/essays, or 5 pieces of flash fiction. Send in the body (not as an attachment) of an email to thetrilliummagazine@live.com. Include max. 50-word author bio, written in the third person. No payment. All rights are retained by the author. Deadline: January 2014
 

Aug 062013
 

Red Kitty logoRed Kitty is a webzine and limited run print zine based out of Austin, TX. Accepting poetry, prose, short fiction, personal narrative, humor, and experimental journalism; illustration, photography, and doodles; and sound portraits, video art, and spoken word. Prefers works that takes risks and gets messy, including the “strange, thought-provoking, funny, demented.” Deadline: rolling.

Jul 312013
 

Quarterly lit/art-zine Chrysalis Zine seeks submissions for its next issue. Theme: future (has to do with, or is inspired by, or is about the future). Accepts poetry, short fiction (500 words max.), visual art, non-fiction/essays. Deadline: August 23, 2013. Guidelines: chrysaliszine.blogspot.ca/2013/07/chrysalis-zine-issue-5-call-for.html
 

Jul 292013
 

Malahat Review coverThe Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. Open — but not limited — to personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, historical accounts, biography, etc. First prize: $1000. Length: 2000-3000 words. Entry fee: $35 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2013.

Jul 292013
 

Lunch Ticket logoLunch Ticket is accepting entries for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction. Topic: open. Length: 5000 words max. Prize: $250 and publication in the next issue of Lunch Ticket (December). Award recipient must submit a bio and photo, and send a note of thanks to the Woods’ family. All submissions for the award will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket. Deadline: September 30, 2013.

Jul 152013
 

The PuritanOnline quarterly The Puritan | Frontiers of New English (Toronto) seeks fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews for Issue XXIII: Fall 2013. “Submissions may push toward the symbolic frontier, challenging limitations and forging into previously unexplored aesthetic territory.” Deadline: September 15, 2013. Payment: $50 (prose) and $20 poetry.

Jun 302013
 

Pithead ChapelMonthly online journal Pithead Chapel (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, US) seeks gutsy narratives (literary fiction and nonfiction). Length: 4000 words max. Particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Reads year-round. Volunteer-run literary journal.