Biannual journal Lunch Ticket (LA) is accepting submissions for its Winter/Spring 2015 issue from the following genres: fiction, flash fiction, and poetry, writing for young people, visual art, translation / multi-lingual texts, and creative nonfiction. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Ricky’s Back Yard is an online magazine with four print specials per year. Open to graphic short stories and verbal text entries, flash fiction to longer short stories (12k words). Looking for work that says “Jesus, that gave me a nightmare.” Prefers writing that is strong, punk, dark, humorous, and just strange enough to be true. Theme: Cult. Deadline: May 4, 2015.
This Dark Matter (US) accepts submissions of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Publishes work in all genres for adults or young adults “as long as there is an inherent darkness at the heart of it.” Weird is good, and so is horrifying and heart-pounding and creepy. Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines.
Kingston University Creative Writing MA blog Words, Pauses, Noises (UK) is looking for submissions of short fiction (up to 1,500 words), poetry (up to three poems), flash fiction, non-fiction, interviews with prominent literary figures, book reviews, and original artwork. Deadline: rolling. Guidelines.
Kingston University Creative Writing MA blog Words, Pauses, Noises is looking for submissions of short fiction (up to 1,500 words), poetry (up to three poems), flash fiction, non-fiction, interviews with prominent literary figures, book reviews, and original artwork. New work is published every Sunday. Deadline: rolling. Guidelines.
Print & online literary journal text magazine (Nanaimo, BC) is looking for submissions of poetry, flash fiction, art, photography, Facebook statuses, tweets, found poetry, and other instances of poetic/artistic writing for their second issue. Photos: black and white; poetry: 30 lines max; flash fiction: 500 words max. Distributed in coffee shops and other locations. Deadline: November 15, 2014. Guidelines.
Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their third annual Fall Literary Contest in three categories: short story, flash fiction, and poetry. Prizes: $50-$250. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Entry fees: Fees: $5-$12. Deadline: December 15, 2014.
The Quilliad (Canada) is seeking submissions for their fourth issue. Theme: Halloween. Looking for poetry, flash fiction, and short stories with a creepy, speculative, or otherwise unusual bent. Accepting poetry (should fit on an 8×11 page; shorter is also good, flash fiction (500 words max.), story excerpts (500 words max.). Deadline: September 30, 2014. Guidelines.
Workshop-based online literary publication The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society is seeking poetry, non-fiction essays, and flash fiction that tackles their October theme: The End. Send your work that thematically, literally, or figuratively includes concepts of endings or the end of something. Deadline: October 15, 2014. Guidelines.
Tethered by Letters invites contest entries for their Spring Literary Competition in three categories: short story, flash fiction, and poetry. Fees: varied ($5-$12). Prizes: varied ($50-$250). Winners announced in November. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Deadline: September 30, 2014.
The Writing Menopause Anthology wants to make “women of a certain age” visible in all their grey-haired glory. Looking for short fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction and poetry. Writers can be living through it, writing through or about it, or witnessing it. The editors invite submissions to “be funny, be furious, be the eye of the storm. Be courageous and outrageous.” No how-tos or medical/quasi-medical advice. Length: 2500 words max. and up to three poems. Email submissions as Word attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: June 30, 2014