Jan 182015
 

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.
 

Oct 272014
 

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.
 

Sep 182014
 

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.
 

Mar 242014
 

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: writingmenopause@gmail.com. Deadline: June 30, 2014