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: Deadline: June 30, 2014

Nov 272013

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.

Nov 272013

The Furious Gazelle seeks short stories, micro fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short plays, monologues, novel excerpts and art. Wants writing that is “good and well written” and art that is “artistic.” Length: 8000 words max. Deadline: ongoing.

Oct 022013

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.

Aug 242013

bareback coverBareBacklit (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.

Aug 172013

Sassafras Literary Magazine – the “littlest litmag in the world” -Sassafrass image 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.

Aug 092013

Cant Literary JournalSmall 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.

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.

Jun 302013

Bareback LitBareBacklit (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.