Speculative fiction submissions (steampunk stories) wanted for anthology Clockwork Canada. Published by Exile Editions (Canada) in Spring 2016. Stories must be set in Canada, written by Canadian authors. Length: 2,000-8,000 words. Payment; $0.05/word. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Understorey Magazine seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, audio/video and art about motherhood. Publishes work by writers who self-identify as women and live in or have a close connection to Nova Scotia. Understorey aims for diversity of experience, perspective and style. Pay: $25-50 for accepted work. Deadline: January 15, 2015.
Dreadful Cafe is now soliciting query letters (fiction) and samples (art) for “Thresholds,” their second anthology of art and fiction. All genres are eligible — including short stories, novellettes, and novellas — but preference is given to works that cross more than one and which reflect the flavor and theme. Length: 1000-25000 words. Payment: $20-$250. Deadline: Open.
- Guidelines: DreadfulCafe.com/thresholds
Literary journal New Welsh Review (Wales) seeks dynamic, curious, lively, and outward-looking writing. Looking for short stories (2500 to 3000 words) and poems (up to six). Occasionally publishes shorter stories and microfiction. Payment: £100 per story and £28 per each poem, upon publication. Also welcomes submissions and ideas for online content (no payment): short reviews (600-800 words), opinion pieces (450 words) and author interviews (8-15 questions). Deadlines: December 12, 2013 and March 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: newwelshreview.com/submissions.php
Descant is seeking submissions for 2014 issue on Berlin, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall and reunification of the city. Welcomes poetry (about six poems), short stories, novel excerpts, plays, essays, interviews, musical scores, and visual presentations “that speak to the mythology, memory and identity of Berlin — in all its various incarnations.” Deadline: August 16, 2013. Pays a $100 honourarium upon publication.
- Guidelines: descant.ca/submit
Blank Fiction Magazine is accepting literary fiction submissions for their first issue. Length: 15,000 words max. “Stories should provide a solid understanding of the traditional practices of the genre, especially if they haven’t been established yet or you are going to disregard them completely.” Debut issue will be published November 1 in the iTunes App Store and will be available as a “pay what you like” PDF download on the Blank Fiction site. Payment: $50 honorarium. Deadline: October 15, 2013.
- Guidelines: blankfictionmag.com/submissions
Hybrid literary & arts print magazine CAROUSEL (ON) is looking for poetry, fiction, comics, pageworks, visual poems, and hybrid literary works. Payment ranges from $15-80 plus a 2-issue subscription. “Interested in representing both new and established artists, with a specific focus on positioning Canadian talent within an international context.” Deadline: September 4, 2013.
- Guidelines: carouselmagazine.ca/submit.html
Online quarterly The Puritan | Frontiers of New English (Toronto) seeks fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews for Issue XXIII: Fall 2013. “Submissions may push toward the symbolic frontier, challenging limitations and forging into previously unexplored aesthetic territory.” Deadline: September 15, 2013. Payment: $50 (prose) and $20 poetry.
The Dreadful Cafe (US) is looking for submissions for the inaugural anthology of independent fiction, Membrane. Seeking fiction of the strange and bizarre from 2,000 to 30,000 words. No restrictions on genre. Payment: $125 for short stories, $250 for novelettes, and $500 for novellas. Deadline: October 1, 2013.
- Guidelines: dreadfulcafe.com/active-projects
Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) seeks essays on any topic relating to literary arts by female Canadian writers. Welcomes attention to topics or voices that have been marginalized or neglected by the mainstream literary culture. Possible genres: creative non-fiction, literary criticism, book or oeuvre reviews, interdisciplinary studies. Writers are especially encouraged to revitalize or re-imagine the form of the essay itself. Payment: $150 honorarium.
- Guidelines: http://cwila.com/wordpress/call-for-essays/
Online quarterly The Puritan (Toronto) seeks fiction, poetry, reviews, literary essays, and interviews for Issue XXII: Summer 2013. “Submissions may push toward the symbolic frontier, challenging limitations and forging into previously unexplored aesthetic territory.” Deadline: June 21, 2013. Payment: $40-50 for prose and $15 for poetry.
- Guidelines: puritan-magazine.com/submissions.php
Gervais Advertising (Canada) publishes free small shopping/tourism guides available at locations throughout central Ontario. Requires short articles on a wide variety of subjects. Examples: “How to put together a fun and fashionable wardrobe purchased at consignment shops” and personal heart-warming Mothers Day stories. Articles do not need to be location-specific and should have a casual slant based on fun, personal experiences. Length: 300-350 words. Payment: $0.12 per word for accepted articles/stories. Requires writing only — no formatting or graphics required. Contact Cyndy Gervais, Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Print journal carte blanche (QC) seeks narrative of all forms: fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic fiction, personal essay, poetry, literary journalism, translations, and photo essays. Length: 3000 words max. or up to three poems. Deadline: March 1, 2013. Contributors receive a $45 honorarium per published piece.