Small independent journal The Quilliad (Toronto) seeks flash fiction, short stories, poetry, comics, photography, and art from Canadian writers and artists. Looking for literary science fiction and horror; magic realism; fairy tales, folk tales, myths, and legends; monsters, death, magic, and fear. Submit 1-5 pieces. Deadline: October 20, 2015. Payment: $12 honorarium plus copy. Guidelines.
Room Magazine seeks submissions for issue 39.3, “Canadian Gothic.” From grim realism to the supernatural, writers are invited to explore manifestations of the gothic genre in Canadian literature and art. Seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art. Submission fee. Payment: $50-$120 upon publication. Deadline: January 31, 2016. Guidelines.
The Puritan: Frontiers of New English (online quarterly) seeks poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and reviews for Issue 31: Fall 2015. Boundary-pushing encouraged; however, there is room for any work that is original, intelligent, and engaging. Payment: $15-$100. Deadline: September 25, 2015. Guidelines.
Understorey Magazine seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, audio/video and art about motherhood. Publishes work by writers who self-identify as women and live in or have a close connection to Nova Scotia. Understorey aims for diversity of experience, perspective and style. Pay: $25-50 for accepted work. Deadline: January 15, 2015.