They just care about your writing. Armchair/Shotgun is accepting short fiction, poetry, and visual arts on any topic or theme for issue #6. Printed on “real honest-to-goodness paper.” All submissions judged anonymously. Deadline: March 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Concordia University’s undergraduate literary journal, Soliloquies (print/online), welcomes submissions in the following genres: short fiction (3500 words max.); creative non-fiction (3500 words max.); poetry (8 pages max.); drama (8 pages max.); and comics (8 pages max.). Deadline: February 22, 2015. Guidelines.
The New Quarterly invites entries to the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. Submit poems written in response to an occasion (personal or public), poems of gratitude or grief, poems that celebrate or berate, poems that make an occasion of something or simply mark one. Prize: $1000. Entry fee: $40 for up to 2 unpublished poems; $5 each for additional poems. Entrants must be Canadian or reside in Canada. Deadline: February 28, 2015. Guidelines.
Phafours Press (Ottawa, Canada) seeks poems about cocoa that rhapsodize the holy bean for a chapbook anthology. No couplet rhymes svp unless satire. Payment in copies and/or small honorarium. Send 2 poems max. Deadline: February 10, 2015. Guidelines.
Two queer magazines (his + her) under the same publishing umbrella are seeking written and visual submissions for their inaugural issues. Open to illustrations, photo-essays, non-academic essays, personal reflections, poetry, and interviews/features. Writing should be light-hearted and of general interest, yet still carry some gravitas. Deadline: January 20, 2015. Guidelines.
This Dark Matter (US) accepts submissions of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Publishes work in all genres for adults or young adults “as long as there is an inherent darkness at the heart of it.” Weird is good, and so is horrifying and heart-pounding and creepy. Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines.
Puddles of Sky Press is looking for concrete/visual poems, comic strips, narrativeless comics, speech bubbles, BANGs, WHAMs, KLONKs, squares filled with text, squares filled with punctuation, squares filled with squares, typewriter poems, letraset poems etc. Theme: “illiterature. issue v. the graphic novel.” Deadline: May 1, 2015. Guidelines
Kingston University Creative Writing MA blog Words, Pauses, Noises (UK) is looking for submissions of short fiction (up to 1,500 words), poetry (up to three poems), flash fiction, non-fiction, interviews with prominent literary figures, book reviews, and original artwork. Deadline: rolling. Guidelines.
Entries are invites for “Passages: Transitions Between Worlds” a writing contest hosted by the Creative Writing Concentration at Carleton University. Two age categories: under 18 and 18+. Categories: Poetry and Short Story. International entries welcome. Prize: $300 and publication in an anthology (Spring 2015). Submit three poems (max. 100 lines each) or one short story (3000 words max.). Deadline: February 15, 2015. Guidelines.
Writing wanted for an international print collection and mix tape dedicated to our universe: Art / Poetry / Sounds From the Milky Way. Seeking sound pieces (4-5 minutes max.), poetry (4 max.) and art (comics/zines/doodles welcome). “Looking for things that are kinda weird; kinda remixed; definitely underground. Collaborations encouraged. Deadline: March 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Stories of LGBTTQI battering wanted for anthology Never Say I Didn’t Bring You Flowers. Looking for works of creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, cross-genre work and fiction. Send 3-5 poems; 1000-5000 words max. prose. Deadline: February 1, 2015. Guidelines.
Cargo literary magazine seeks writing that focuses on passage and transformation for their debut issue. Looking for travel essays, creative nonfiction, poetry and visual art (photography and more) that explores episodes of travel and personal growth. Wants your honesty and bravery. Deadline: February 1, 2015.