Know some secrets about Calgary? Untold stories wanted

Seeking submissions on the theme of “Calgary untold.” What don’t we know about Calgary? The wrong side of the tracks, the dark spaces, the secret places, hide aways, and revelations. What is the other side of Calgary? The outsides? The wilderness within city limits, the boundaries, doorways, passages, etc. What is “off script” about Calgary? Looking for poetry, prose poetry, or poetic essay. Send to calgaryuntold@gmail.com. Editors: Micheline Maylor, Bruce Hunter, and Joan Shillington (Frontenac House Press). Deadline: Deadline: May 31, 2017.

$500 + pub prize for fiction by a LGBTTQI writer

plenitudemagazinePlenitude invites entries for the Cornucopia Literary Prize for fiction, awarded to the best work of previously unpublished fiction by a LGBTTQI writer. Open to writers of any nationality. Prize: $500 plus publication in Plenitude magazine. Length: 3000 words max. All submissions considered for publication. Judge: Hiromi Goto. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

New L.A. mag wants your riot material

riot materialRiot Material, a new online cultural and literary magazine, is currently seeking submissions for reviews, interviews, short fiction, and profiles of interesting personalities and scenes. “Let your literary heart, which is adverse to formula, lead.” They are a Los Angeles-based magazine, but global in vision and looking to highlight the best of the written word from around the world. Deadline: ongoing.

Online journal seeks poetry (pays)

Foundry reads poetry submissions year-round. Publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. They are committed to inclusivity and welcome submissions from marginalized voices. Send 3-5 poems. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Pays $10 per poem. Deadline: Ongoing.

New online journal pays for book reviews & essays

New online literary journal Hamilton Review of Books (Canada) seeks queries and submissions for their debut and subsequent issues. Publishes book reviews (500-750 words) and essays (1500-5000 words) on literary subjects. No fees to submit. Pays an honorarium of $50 per book review and $75 per essay. Deadline: ongoing.

Paying queer mag wants your subtle, brash & unrelenting

Plenitude coverPlenitude Magazine seeks writing by LGBTTQ of all ages, gender, colour, and ability. Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing. Interested in literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry from both emerging and established writers. Deadline: ongoing.

Wanted: Your gut punch fiction

blue skirt productionsBlue Skirt Productions is looking for stories that are emotional, philosophical, and transgressive that leave the reader feeling punched in the gut. Looking for short stories (100-3,000 words) to publish on their website, and novels and novellas to publish through their press. Deadline: rolling.

Seeking poetry that feeds the soul

Poetry Breakfast seeks submissions for their daily poem. Seeking poems and poetry-related creative nonfiction (letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, etc.). Submit 3-10 poems or creative nonfiction (150-1000 words). Deadline: ongoing.

Looking for the short and fashionably nihilistic (pays)

blackrabbitBlack Rabbit, an independent online literary and artistic magazine focusing on very short pieces, seeks submissions for its first edition. Looking for interesting and exciting fiction (900 words max.), nonfiction (250 words max.), and audio clips. Editors are partial to fashionable amounts of nihilism, originality, and experimentation. Payment: $25 USD. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Wanted: Unrestricted journalism

Lemon Antifreeze seeks journalism with little real world restrictions — whether news, opinions, interviews, reviews, random oddities, or any other comically satirical disinformation that actually makes sense. Length: 250 words. Deadline: ongoing.

Looking for Slavic-inspired poetry & prose

nightingales songNewly-founded journal Project Nightingale seeks to publish submissions by people of a Slavic diaspora and/or touching upon Slavic themes/topics. Also looking for editors. Currently accepting fiction (5000 words max.), poetry (max. 5), nonfiction — essays, reviews, articles, etc. (3000 words max.). Deadline: ongoing.

Wanted: Your ‘wilds seen and unseen’

The MackinacQuarterly online poetry magazine The Mackinac (Canada) seeks work “where the stakes are always high.” Appreciates poetry that “bridges the strait between nostalgia and the immediate, the wilds seen and unseen, the best of emerging and established voices.” Submit up to 5 poems. Deadline: Ongoing.

Looking for political nonfiction

Practical Politicking (US) is looking for creative nonfiction and nonfiction articles on politics. Everyone has opinions on political matters; they’re interested in the “who, what, where, and why” you have those opinions. “How-to” articles on political activism are also welcome. Theme: “All politics are local and personal.” Submissions of 500-700 words should be sent to submissions@practicalpoliticking.com. Rolling deadline: Fridays @ 5pm EST.

Beautiful work wanted for daily literary mag

Peacock JournalPeacock Journal, a daily online literary & arts magazine highlighting beauty in all its forms, seeks submissions of fiction, translations, nonfiction, and poetry. Wants to read “your most beautiful work however you define the term.” Deadline: Rolling.

New press seeks resonant and relevant manuscripts

Tailwinds Press, a young New York City-based independent press specializing in literary fiction by new and emerging writers, seeks submissions for 2016. Publishes “intelligent work that is compelling, accessible, and relevant to the spirit of our time.” Manuscript length: 40,000 words or more. Deadline: Rolling.