Aug 132014
 

The Flexible Persona invites submissions of nonfiction and fiction pieces of terror, anxiety, and horror for a themed issue: The Horror of Everyday Life. They “invite you to face that which truly shakes you to the core, armed with the alchemy of the written word.” Publishes fiction with emotional weight and evolved characters and relationships and non-fiction that explores “how people find a sane, happy life in a basically insane world.” Selected works will be published online in audio format as well as in a special e-reader issue in February 2015. Deadline: October 31, 2014.
 

Aug 122014
 

Online journal Wild Quarterly seeks work that intersects with culture. Encourages new, emerging, and established writers. Length: 2000 words max. Accepts fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, stand-alone novel excerpts, poetry (up to 3), memoir, personal essays, and creative nonfiction. Also interested in art and photography, plus reviews and interviews. Deadline: Open submissions.
 

Aug 042014
 

Caitlin Press (BC) is currently seeking submissions by Canadian women for the upcoming anthology on travelling alone. Submissions must be non-fiction, 1000-6000 words. Looking for work that explores not only the broad range of experiences of women travelling alone but the concept of aloneness — from the thrill of independence to the threat or tragic reality of violence, to one’s role in the world. Interested in the humorous, the tragic, the poignant, but submissions must go beyond the typical travel narratives found in adventure magazines. Deadline: August 15, 2014.
 

Aug 032014
 

cactusheartOnline journal Cactus Heart Literary Magazine (U.S.) Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography and art for Issue #9 (e-Issue). Wants “spiny writing & art — sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.”

Jun 212014
 

Roundup ZineOnline U.S. magazine The Round Up Writer’s Zine is looking for fresh, emerging writers looking for a place to share their work with like-minded people. Interested in short stories, nonfiction, poetry, quirky essays, and personal musings. Prefers submissions that are transgressive, dark and gritty. Snarky or sarcastic, edgy and/or possibly offensive are welcome. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

May 102014
 

NonBinary Review (US), the quarterly literary publication of Zoetic Press, wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then, makes readers reach for a dictionary or a tissue or both. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid, art. Upcoming issues: Issue #2 (September 2014): Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Issue #3 (December 2014): L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Pays 1 cent per word for prose/hybrid work, $10 flat fee per poem, and $25 flat fee for art.

May 042014
 

Micro publisher Malinki Press (Dublin) invites entries for the Second Annual Love on the Road Writing Contest. First prize: $200. Submit a 5,000-word fiction or nonfiction story about love and travel. Selected stories will be published in the anthology Love on the Road 2014: Another Twelve Tales of Love and Travel. Reading fee: $10. Deadline: July 31, 2014.