The Fantastic Magazine (US) is a new quarterly inclusive and feminist nerd lifestyle magazine. Looking for articles and reviews relating to geek culture news and content. Sci-fi and fantasy fiction also accepted. Particular need for contributing writers to add to the team and write assigned pieces. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Tethered By Letters invites entries for the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. Four categories: Creative nonfiction (1000-7500 words), Short stories of any genre (1000-7500 words), flash fiction (750 words max.) and poetry (3 pages max.). Prizes range from $300-$1000, depending on category. Winners will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction. Entry fees: $8-$15, depending on category. Deadline: March 1, 2017 (Creative nonfiction deadline is April 1, 2017).
The Vallum Chapbook Award 2017 is open. First prize: $125 and publication. Submit poetry manuscript of 12-20 pages. The winning manuscript will be published as an edition of the Vallum Chapbook Series. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
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.
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 email@example.com Deadline: March 31, 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.
Quarter Castle Publishing is looking for short stories set in 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a short story collection to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. Payment: $40 per accepted story. Deadline: March 31, 2017.