Category: Calls

Wanted: Short works on giving a shit

William Street Letterpress (Alberta) invites entries for broadside letterpress project, on GIVING A SHIT. Seeking poems, prose, and other brief statements (50 words max, 20 lines max) on giving a shit — on the value of making things, making community, stopping to care, growing vegetables, why art matters, what have you. Authors whose work is included will receive 10 copies of their broadside, plus one complete set of all the selections. Send entry, along with a brief bio and contact information, to monica.kidd@me.com Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Press is looking for your found poems

Puddles of Sky Press (Canada) seeks submissions for Issue 7 of illiterature. Accepting submissions of found poetry, with an emphasis on concrete/visual poetry. Find poetry in newspapers, billboards, anatomy textbooks, receipts, crumpled up grocery lists, your sock drawer or recycling bin — anywhere you see it. Submit up to 5 poems. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Seeking writing about & from Japan

Asian Cha is accepting submissions for “Writing Japan,” an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan. Looking for work by Japanese and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. Interested in translations, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

Press seeks full-length poetry & prose manuscripts

C&R Press (US) is accepting submissions of full-length manuscripts in fiction, short stories, poetry, essays, memoir, and mixed genre. Encourages female, minority, LGBT, immigrant, progressive and submerged voices. Submission fee: $25. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Seeking poetry book manuscripts from Canadians

Brick Books (Canada) publishes poetry books by new and established Canadian writers (citizens and landed immigrants.) Submit full manuscript. Interested in work from a broad a range of aesthetics and experiences, and encourages submissions from indigenous, racialized, and LGBTQ+ poets. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Seeking writing with an Ottawa connection

Bywords.ca invites poetry submissions from current and former Ottawa, Ontario residents, students, and workers for their monthly online magazine. Pays $40 per published poem. Poems published between September 2016 and August 2017 are considered for the John Newlove Poetry Award. Length: 45 lines and 250 words max. Deadline: 15th of each month.

Wanted: Full-length books that ‘scream’

PANK will begin publishing full length books in 2017. Looking for poetry, fiction, short fiction, multi genre work, experimental, traditional, nonfiction and collaborative work. Send them “something that screams.” Reading fee: $25. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Wanted: Slightly-left-of-reality prose

New online journal Skewed Lit seeks writing about things that are skewed, that live somewhere slightly left of reality. All prose under 1,500 words will be considered for publication. The 1,500 words could comprise one story, three, seven, etc. Formal experimentation welcome. Publishes every other week. Deadline: Rolling.

Arts journal seeks submissions

ArtAscent invites submissions for their next digital/print publication. Theme: Bliss. Accepts fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Fee: $10. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Wanted: IRL queer stories, but also trans space captains, gay witches

Queerlit accepts original short stories, comics, and literary or personal essays by LGBTQ+ creators. Interested in pieces by LGBTQ+ creators, about LGBTQ+ themes or characters or settings. Looks for realistic explorations of LGBTQ+ life, but also “your trans space captains, your lesbian detectives, your non-binary superheroes, your gay witches, your bisexual knights or pansexual vampire slayers or queer werewolves.” Deadline: Ongoing.

New writers wanted for new journal

The Quill Magazine (Canada) invites entries for their debut issue (launching end of January). Accepts all forms of prose, poetry, and script from new writers only. Length: 20,000 words max — prefers work under 10,000 words. No blood, sex, violence, gore, or drug use that doesn’t directly drive the story. Deadline: Ongoing.

BC journal seeks poetry, prose & comics

Beside the Point, an online and print creative writing journal published at Camosun, a community college in Victoria, BC, invites submissions for the next issue. Theme: What does “community” mean to you? Accepts prose, poetry, images (work may be reproduced in b&w) or a combination of these. Length: 2500 words max. Also publishes comics 8 pages max.). Deadline: January 28, 2017.

Magazine pays for science fantasy fiction

SciFan Magazine is a digital magazine that focuses on showcasing exceptional works of fiction in the science fantasy genre. Length: 2500-10000 words. Must fit within one of the ten sub-genres within science fantasy. Payment: $2 per 1000 words, up to a max. of $20 per short story. Deadline: Rolling.

New hungry publisher wants your SciFi novel

Fire & AshFire & Ash Publishers (Toronto) is building their list for 2017 and 2018. Looking for novel length science fiction “with living characters and smart, fresh ideas at heart.” Nalo Hopkinson, Ann Leckie, Robert J. Sawyer, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Octavia Butler… etc. Open to taking chances. Deadline: Ongoing.

Literary journal open to poetry, fiction, nonfiction (pays)

grainPrint literary journal Grain is accepting submissions for upcoming issue. Open to poetry (individual poems, sequences, or suites) and fiction and literary nonfiction (3500 words max). Payment: $50 per page to a maximum of $250, plus three copies of the issue. Submission window open until May 31, 2017.

Wanted: Plays & poetry for a new Long Island festival

The East End Fringe Festival, is a new theater and poetry festival on the east end of Long Island, NY, are looking for new plays and poetry for Summer 2017. “Dedicated to connecting adventurous emerging and established artists with appreciative audiences to foster the growth of creative arts on Long Island.” Plays: 6 characters, up to 90 minutes. Poetry: 2 poems/pages. Deadline: March 16, 2017

Seeking work from first generation college writers

Writers who identify as “first-generation college,” as well as those who support the first-generation community, are encouraged to submit to First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience. This is a peer-reviewed journal of creative writing, visual and recorded art, and scholarly work from the first-generation college community. Accepting creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, spoken word, drama, literary analysis, research, and multimedia works. Deadline: March 15, 2016.