Online and print journal BareBack Magazine (Canada) seeks submissions for their June isse. Publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and art. Prefers the weird, honest, and original.
- Guidelines: barebacklit.com/Submissions.html
Independent, New York City-based press, Tailwinds Press, seeks submissions by new and emerging writers for their inaugural 2015-2016 season. Publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. Looks for “intelligent work that is compelling, accessible, and relevant to the spirit of our time.”
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.
Urban Farmhouse Press (US) is currently seeking book length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and science fiction. Offers advances and royalties on both print copies (8%) and eBooks (40%). Accepting submissions year round in poetry, novellas, novels, and short fiction collections. Fee: $17.01.
40 Below: Volume 2 is an anthology of writing about or inspired by winters in Alberta. Seeking short fiction (5000 words max), poetry, and non-fiction that celebrates the coldest season — from Fort Vermillion to Coutts, from Lloydminster to Lake Louise. Open to all writers, but encourages writing from Albertans. Contributors paid an honorarium for accepted pieces. Deadline: June 13, 2014.
Online journal Cactus Heart Literary Magazine (U.S.) poetry, fiction, nonfiction, & photography for Issue #8 (e-Issue) and Issue #8.5 (print). Looking “your spiny, your sharp, your relentless… work coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.” Deadline: April 10, 2014.
Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto, ON) is currently accepting submissions for its summer 2014 edition: Avast! Looking for water/nautical-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography, reviews. Deadline: June 1, 2014.
Print journal Sterling Magazine (Canada) publishes each issue with its own look and feel. Currently seeking contemporary comics, poetry, and fiction (3000 words max.) from writers at all levels. Payment: $10-$25 plus a copy. Reading fee: $3 (includes digital copy of journal). Deadline: March 28, 2014.
Twisted Vine, literary journal for Western New Mexico University, seeks submissions for their spring issue. Looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, interview and video that crosses, overlaps, and transcends traditional genres. Strongly encourages submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature (i.e. poetry about math). Like the progressive, unexpected and ever-evolving. Deadline: April 7, 2014.
Cedar Fort Publishing (Utah, US) is seeking submissions for the following genres: Fiction (60,000–110,000 words; all genres), nonfiction, and cookbooks. No explicit sex, swearing or violence. Looking for fresh new authors and compelling manuscripts. Deadline: Ongoing
Azrael’s Stop is a fiction and music experiment, looking for submissions for an accompanying anthology. Seeking stories about life and death (set in Azrael’s Stop) in short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, or experimental work. Payment in a share of anthology profits. Deadline: March 31, 2014.
The New Quarterly invites entries for the The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Contest. Prize: $1000. Theme: any unpublished work of short fiction. Entry fee: $40 (includes subscription). All submissions will be considered for paid publication ($250) in the magazine. Deadline: May 28, 2014.
Dreadful Cafe is now soliciting query letters (fiction) and samples (art) for “Thresholds,” their second anthology of art and fiction. All genres are eligible — including short stories, novellettes, and novellas — but preference is given to works that cross more than one and which reflect the flavor and theme. Length: 1000-25000 words. Payment: $20-$250. Deadline: Open.
Small-scale print project Highbrau Magazine (ON) seeks submissions for issue #11: “Future Media.” Looking for: arguments and reports about a related topic, satire and comic works, poetry, fiction, comics, infographics and more. Payment: copies and unending admiration and gratitude.” Send to: email@example.com. Deadline: February 8, 2014.
Cleis Press seeks sex toy erotica stories of all varieties for an anthology. Length: 1500-4000 words. Payment: $50/story & 2 copies of book on publication. Deadline: March 1, 2014.