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
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.
InDigest magazine seeks submissions for issue #27 a sub-issue/online reading event. Accepting poems, comics, videos, stories, and flash fiction. Sub-issue title: “A Reading About the Olympics That Definitely Doesn’t Have the Word Olympics in the Title.” Looking for work that deals broadly with the Olympics. Interpretation open but interested in politics, environmental costs, and social displacement over international sporting and collaboration. Deadline: December 15, 2013.
RopeWalk Press (US) invites entries for the The Nobody Series AWP Postcard Contest. Seeking short-short stories “destined for immediate celebrity.” Winning story printed on art postcards displayed for sale among postcards of RopeWalk Press fiction covers. Prize: a signing, 10 copies of the postcard, and a $25 gift certificate to your favorite bookstore or $50 in RopeWalk Press titles .Entry fee: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
BareBacklit (Canada) is an online bi-monthly magazine seeking poetry, fiction, and flash fiction for their next issue. Also accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual BareBack Anthology of Poetry and inaugural Anthology of Fiction and Flash Fiction. Appreciates “bareBack writing” from writers who “aren’t afraid to take off their gloves when creating.” Prefers the unpretentious and minimalist.
Sassafras Literary Magazine – the “littlest litmag in the world” - is looking for small works from writers, poets, visual artists, and magicians. Submit poetry (20 lines max), flash fiction (1000 words max.), “flashling” (10-50 words), nonfiction, and memoirs. Also publishes creative lists, first pages of novels, fact boxes, music playlists, selfies, and art. Prefers minimalism and stand-alone pieces. Deadline: ongoing.
Small circulation literary publication Cant Journal (US) seeks poetry and prose for Issue #5. Accepts poetry, short inventive prose (micro fiction, flash fiction, etc.; 300-1000 words), poetry book reviews, essays on poetry, and interviews with poets. Submit 3-7 poems, 1-3 short prose pieces, or 1 poetry book review or essay on poetry. Journal is small (5 x 11); writers are encouraged to keep this in mind when submitting. Publishes annually in April. Payment: Three copies.
Monthly 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.
BareBacklit (Canada) is an online bi-monthly magazine seeking poetry, art, short stories, and flash fiction for their next issue. Publishes up to four stories, five pieces of flash fiction, and ten poems per issue. Appreciates “bareBack writing” from writers who “aren’t afraid to take off their gloves when creating.” Prefers the unpretentious and minimalist.
CALYX Press invites entries for an Online Flash Fiction Contest. Theme: A new creation story (“Wild interpretation is encouraged”). Accepting 250-word short stories, poems, or monologues from women-identified writers who are 18+. No entry fee. Top 5 winners published on the website. Deadline: May 31, 2013.
Annual journal Echolocation (University of Toronto) seeks submissions for Issue 13. Accept short fiction (1000-1500 words), flash fiction (500 words max.), poetry (3-5), artwork, and b&w photography. Seeks work by writers in and around Toronto, and from North America. Deadline: April 8, 2013.
Student-run Dragon Ink Press (Canada) seeks submissions for Kaida, a shared-world comics and literary anthology. Accepting black-and-white comics (1-4 pages), fiction (500 word), poetry (up to one page). Deadline: March 1, 2013.
Deadline updated. New online literary magazine AndWeWereHungry is open to entries for their inaugural short fiction contest: the Flying Elephants Short Story Prize. Grand prize: $2000. Also seeking other prose (flash fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, & essay), photography, and visual artwork for the debut issue. Theme: “And we were hungry” or “hunger” (open to interpretation). Deadline: March 31, 2013. No entry fee.