Experimental literary journal Infinity’s Kitchen (US) is looking for writing that results from new recipes or from existing recipes that have been compellingly redefined. Welcomes innovative fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and multimedia works. Open to anything that is literary, conceptual, and process-oriented. Deadline: Ongoing.
Platypus Press seeks fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of digital shorts due in 2018. Pays authors fifty percent royalties. Deadline: Ongoing.
Rigorous is a new online journal highlighting the works of authors, artists, critics, and educators of color. Publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and any other artistic creations by people of color. Deadline: April 5, 2017
Design a Story (Sweden) is competition that explores the potential of stories in architecture to open up unexpected paths and ideas in the design of public space. Submit an imaginary story that takes place on Kvarnbacken, the hill close to the Jakobsberg train station that has become the site for a two year process called Kalejdohill. Illustrate your story on one A2 page, describing where it takes place and and what went on. First prize: SEK 30.000. Deadline: April 1, 2017.
New arts and culture online journal The Curious Element Magazine is accepting submissions for their debut issue. Looking for nonfiction, fiction, poetry, plays, and more. Deadline: April 14, 2017.
New online quarterly Cold Creek Review (Alabama) seeks submissions for their debut and subsequent issues. Accepts poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in almost all styles. “We want your submission to leave us paralyzed and distressed. We challenge you to alarm us.” For poetry, submit 3-5 poems. For fiction and nonfiction, submit a piece no longer than 4,000 words. Deadline: None.
Quarterly online journal 3Elements Review is accepting submissions for Issue 15. Include these three elements in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submission: YARD SALE, TEMPLE, and VISITATION. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
bird, buried press is accepting chapbook submissions from Ontario writers. Open to poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flashfiction, scripts, strange hybrid texts, or invented genres. Also interested in publishing broadsides, chapoems, and small book objects. Deadline: Ongoing.
SubtleTea is a non-profit online journal seeking poetry, prose, interviews, and reviews. Deadline: open.
ZiN Daily in Istria, Croatia, publishes border-crossing work that illuminates underexplored connections between different segments of culture. Seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in English, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, French, German, and Italian. Translations are welcome. Visual art is also accepted. Length: 4000 words max. Deadline: Ongoing.
PANK Books (US) is looking for poetry, fiction, short fiction, multi-genre work, experimental, traditional, nonfiction and collaborative work. Suggested lengths: 45-80 pages for poetry and 100+ pages for other genres. Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Understorey Magazine seeks submissions for their 10th issue: Youth on Power. Looking for poetry and prose from youth aged 12-21 who identify as female or non-binary. Favours personal stories with a social justice edge. Payment: $50-60 for accepted work. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Print 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.
Bayou Magazine invites entries for the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. Prize: $1000, a year’s subscription, and possible publication. Submit fiction 7500 words max. Deadline: January 1, 2017. Fee: $20 (includes a contest issue).
Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing seeks poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography/art for their Spring 2017 issue. Publishes work by established and emerging writers. Deadline: January 31, 2017.
Entries for the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize are open to writers worldwide. Submit previously unpublished stories on any theme or subject. Length: 4000 words max. First prize: £1,000; 19 other prizes available. Entry fee: £8. Judges: Tania Hershman, Roshi Fernando, Juliet Pickering, and Simon Key. Deadline: May 3, 2017.
Monthly online literary magazine The Woven Tale Press welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, memoir, flash fiction and the experimental. Also considers literary works accompanied by original art images. Deadline: Ongoing.