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.
 

Sep 182014
 

The Malahat Review (Victoria, BC) invites entries to its annual Open Season Contest. Genres accepted include poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. First prize in each category: $1000, publication and interview. Length: poetry 100 lines (3 poems max), fiction/creative nonfiction 2500 words. Multiple entries welcome. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: November 1, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Sep 182014
 

Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing writings suitable for publication on greeting cards. Looking for highly original and creative submissions on friendship, family, special occasions, positive living, and other topics one person might want to share with another person. Submissions may also be considered for inclusion in book anthologies. Pays $300 per poem for all rights to publish it on a greeting card and $50 if the poem is used only in an anthology. Request writer’s guidelines (which include contact/submission information) by sending a blank e-mail to writings@sps.com with “Send Me Guidelines” in the subject line.
 

Sep 112014
 

Vallum Contemporary Poetry seeks submissions for an upcoming issue. Theme: Surrender. “What does it mean to bend, to yield? Surrender manifests in different ways: joy, despair, a willingness to give up one’s ‘totality’ for someone or something other than him or her self. We surrender to vices, to glory, to the divine, or to the void. How do you ‘surrender?'” Appreciates the well-crafted, fresh and edgy. Deadline: November 1, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Aug 222014
 

CAROUSEL, a hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new and established artists is currently accepting poetry (3-7 poems) and fiction (3000 words max.) submissions. Interested in all forms of poetry including traditional, formal, experimental and concrete. Not interested in prose that adheres to strict genre categories (sci-fi, fantasy, or horror). Deadline: September 8, 2014.
 

Aug 222014
 

NonBinary Review, the quarterly literary publication of Zoetic Press, wants art and literature “that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then … and language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both.” Open to work of a hybrid or experimental nature. Each issue is themed; authors are invited to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. Themes: L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz (Deadline: October 31) and Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable (Deadline: January 31, 2015). Pays 1 cent per word for prose/hybrid work, $10 flat fee per poem, and $25 flat fee for art.

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.