What’s your interpretation of monstrosity? In conjunction with the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks nonfiction stories in the spirit of Frankenstein. Looking for true stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature and the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology. Length: 4000 words max. Publication name: Dangerous Creations: Real Life Frankenstein Stories. $10,000 + publication for Best Essay and two $2,500 prizes and publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: March 20, 2017.
Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks submissions for a special issue devoted to the theme of “adaptation.” Looking for nonfiction narratives by and/or about professionals (scientists, designers, farmers, soldiers, teachers, others) whose work helps other humans (prisoners, refugees, students, others) adapt to a changing world. $3,500 awarded for best essay; all essays submitted will be considered for publication. Length: 4000 words max. Deadline: January 9, 2017.
Creative Nonfiction (US) and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking original narratives for The Dialogue between Science and Religion. Looking for essays that illustrate and explore the relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and religion — the ways these two forces productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another. First prize: $10,000; runner-up: $5,000. Fee: $20-$25. Deadline: December 12, 2016.
Black 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.
Newly-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.
Bad Movies is a print and digital magazine featuring personal stories and essays about pop culture. Theme for the next issue: “identity.” Looking for essays that examine the ways media interacts with and affects various aspects of our identities. Deadline: December 31, 2016.
Femmeuary! (UK) is seeking submissions of short fiction, poetry and opinion pieces on the loose theme of feminism. Length: 3000 words max or six poems. Deadline: February 1, 2016.
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. Currently seeking “gutsy narratives” up to 4,000 words. Particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.). Deadline: Rolling.