Wanted: Writing that slows down, looks at the past

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Jun 062015
 

Cargo, an online literary magazine that focuses on narrative and growth through travel and exploration, is looking for creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, book reviews, and visual art. Submissions should evoke a strong sense of character, setting, movement, and the internal journey. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Writing by language lovers

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May 302015
 

RHINO, an annual print and online journal invites submissions for their 2016 issue. Accepts poetry, poetry in translation and flash fiction. Invites “traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language.” Deadline: August 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Seeking writing about ‘women of color’

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May 302015
 

Room Magazine invites submissions for an upcoming issue: Women of Colour. They welcome fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art about the experience of being racialized, dealing with racial discrimination, grappling with representation, defining one’s identity or identities, lost and reclaimed histories, as well as stories about loss, love, heartbreak, and triumph. Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Writing about bones and fingernails

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May 302015
 

Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for their December print issue. Theme: Bodies. Seeking work that is physical, visceral, organic. “We’re hungry for writing and artwork that smells, that pulses, that inhabits the space that makes us human and animal. Bring us organs, flesh, bones, fingernails, teeth, skin, skulls.” No objectification or exploitation of the body. Deadline: October 1, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Writing from Michigan and Canada

 Calls, September 2015  Comments Off on Wanted: Writing from Michigan and Canada
May 232015
 

Urban Farmhouse Press is currently seeking essays on the craft of writing the upcoming Ford City Workshop Anthology. Specifically interested in craft essays focused on poetry, fiction, and literary science fiction. Selected essays will appear in an upcoming anthology of essays. Length: 2000-9500 words. Strongly encourages submissions from Canada and Michigan. Authors of pieces selected for this anthology will receive a small cash honorarium plus two copies. Deadline: September 30, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Trio of writing contests (May 31 deadline)

 Contests, May 2015  Comments Off on Trio of writing contests (May 31 deadline)
May 232015
 

Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their Spring 2015 Literary Contests: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Prizes: $500 (short story), $150 (flash fiction), and $150 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2015. Entry fees: range $7-$15. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: SpecFic stories that explore gender

 Calls, June 2015  Comments Off on Wanted: SpecFic stories that explore gender
May 232015
 

Another Place seeks short stories or flash fiction (7000 words max) that engages with issues of gender and/or sexuality in a speculative fiction setting for Another Place: An Anthology on Sexuality, Gender and Speculative Fiction. Also accepting poetry. Stories should also include explorations of identity that use elements of speculative fiction to their thematic advantage. Compelling characters are more important than flashy action scenes. Deadline: June 15, 2015. Compensation: profit sharing model. Guidelines.
 

Poetry contest with $750 first prize

 Contests, July 2015  Comments Off on Poetry contest with $750 first prize
May 232015
 

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is accepting submissions for the annual Vallum Award for Poetry 2015. First Prize: $750, Second Prize: $250 + publication in the magazine. Contest Judge: Stephanie Bolster. Entry Fee: $25 (includes subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2015. Guidelines.