Hypertrophic Literary (AL) is open to submissions for upcoming issues. Looking for pieces that evoke a physical reaction, make readers feel something: joy, nausea, shock, desperation. Open to submissions of poetry, fiction, excerpts, and nonfiction. Hypertrophic accepts work in all genres and “[doesn’t] care who you are, if you’ve been published before, if it’s your first book or seventy-fourth.”
The University of Toronto’s speculative fiction journal, The Spectatorial, is currently looking for fiction, poetry, articles, essays, graphic fiction, novel excerpts, book/movie reviews, etc. Particularly interested in topics that touch upon other cultures and marginalized groups, whether it’s discussing literature no one has heard of from another country, or addressing social justice issue in a speculative work. Articles 500-1200 words, or pitched proposals for topics of interest. Deadline: ongoing.
Mentorship model literary press The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective invites entries for the Emerging Poets Prize & Editor’s Choice Award. The prize aims to help nurture and bring out new poetic voices from India and the Indian diaspora and those that have a meaningful connection to India. Up to three manuscripts chosen for publication. Winners receive Rs. 15,000 (or equivalent in local currency), publication (minimum press run of 250), and 20 author copies, plus membership. Manuscripts must be in English. No translations. Deadline: May 30, 2016.
The Eden Mills Literary Contest is open for entries from new, aspiring and modestly published writers 16+. Categories: short story (2500 words max.), poetry (five poems max.). and creative nonfiction (2500 words max.) First prize in each category: $250. Winners invited to read a short selection from their work at the festival on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: June 30, 2016.
PRISM International invites entries for the inaugural Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize. First prize: $1500 grand prize ($600 runner-up, $400 2nd runner-up). Up to three poems per entry (100 lines max per poem). Entry fees: $35-$45 (includes subscription). Deadline: October 15, 2016.
Children’s publisher Annick Press (Canada) is seeking true stories of bravest moments for a YA non-fiction anthology. The format of the testimonial can be in one of many different mediums (prose, poetry, photography, illustration, etc.). Contact Robbie Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details. Deadline: June 30, 2016.
The Cossack Review is looking for submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction and works in translation for their next print and online issues. Send 3-6 poems, one story, or one essay. Especially interested in thoughtful, diverse work.
New online publication Forage Poetry seeks to bridge the gap between industry and amateur poetry. Looking for work that focuses on craft, and the particularities of poets’ encounters with the world. Theme: the sonnet. Deadline: June 30, 2016.
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2016. First prize: $750 plus publication. Entry fee: $25 (includes subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2016.
Entries are open for the annual Rattle Poetry Prize: $10,000 for a single poem plus publication in the winter issue. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each. Entry fee: $20 (includes subscription) for up to 4 poems. Open to writers worldwide. Deadline: July 15, 2016.
Crab Fat Magazine seeks experimental/hybrid poetry and prose submissions for a special atheist issue. Open to work by women and non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled people, and other marginalized identities. The collection will explore how atheism goes beyond political, social, and racial barriers. Also accepting submissions for the regular publication schedule. Deadline: June 15, 2016.
Quarterly online magazine The Mackinac (Canada/US) seeks 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.
3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 12 (released October 1). The following three words must be incorporated into poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submissions: Relic, Passageway, and Kiss. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one of those elements. No reading fee. Deadline: July 31, 2016.
Calypso Editions (US), a nonprofit press publishing poetry and fiction with a global perspective, seeks submissions of translated manuscripts. Looking for translated poetry (between 45-75 pages) and prose (short-stories/novellas/novels, up to 52,000 words). No reading fee. Deadline: May 31, 2016
Room Magazine is looking for short stories, poems, essays, and art for issue 40.1. Theme: Food. Possible angles: eating for survival, remedy, comfort, adventures, nostalgia, growth, gathering, and love. Could relate to cooking, farming, hunger, consumption, digestion, eating, and not eating. No submission fee. Payment: $50+. Deadline: July 31, 2016.
Into The Void Magazine is accepting fiction (4000 words), non-fiction (2000 words) and poetry (120 lines) for Issue One. Accepts all genres and styles. Prizes heartfelt and genuine writing above perfect grammar and technique. Pays minimum of €5 per accepted piece. Reading fee. Deadline: June 25, 2016.
Zoetic Press seeks full-length manuscripts of fiction, short story collections, hybrid work, poetry and creative nonfiction. Less concerned about genre, subject or style, and more concerned about beauty of language, innovation of idea, and skill at execution. Length: at least 50,000 words. Deadline: Rolling.
Room Magazine is accepting entries for their annual Poetry and Fiction Contest. Prize in each genre: $1000 plus publication. Judged by Marilyn Dumont (poetry) and Doretta Lau (fiction). Room’s contests are open to women, trans*, two-spirited, and genderqueer people. Deadline: July 15, 2016.
Online journal Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing is accepting submissions of poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, features, and artwork for the Fall 2016 issue. Deadline: August 15, 2016.
WILDNESS (UK) wants work that evokes the unknown. Now seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for their fourth, fifth and sixth issues. Deadline: Rolling.