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.
Puddles of Sky Press (Canada) seeks submissions for Issue 7 of illiterature. Accepting submissions of found poetry, with an emphasis on concrete/visual poetry. Find poetry in newspapers, billboards, anatomy textbooks, receipts, crumpled up grocery lists, your sock drawer or recycling bin — anywhere you see it. Submit up to 5 poems. Deadline: April 30, 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.
Brick Books (Canada) publishes poetry books by new and established Canadian writers (citizens and landed immigrants.) Submit full manuscript. Interested in work from a broad a range of aesthetics and experiences, and encourages submissions from indigenous, racialized, and LGBTQ+ poets. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
Bywords.ca invites poetry submissions from current and former Ottawa, Ontario residents, students, and workers for their monthly online magazine. Pays $40 per published poem. Poems published between September 2016 and August 2017 are considered for the John Newlove Poetry Award. Length: 45 lines and 250 words max. Deadline: 15th of each month.
PANK will begin publishing full length books in 2017. Looking for poetry, fiction, short fiction, multi genre work, experimental, traditional, nonfiction and collaborative work. Send them “something that screams.” Reading fee: $25. Deadline: February 28, 2017.
ArtAscent invites submissions for their next digital/print publication. Theme: Bliss. Accepts fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Fee: $10. Deadline: February 28, 2017.
The Quill Magazine (Canada) invites entries for their debut issue (launching end of January). Accepts all forms of prose, poetry, and script from new writers only. Length: 20,000 words max — prefers work under 10,000 words. No blood, sex, violence, gore, or drug use that doesn’t directly drive the story. Deadline: Ongoing.
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.
Online literature and art quarterly The Matador Review (Chicago, Illinois) seeks submissions for the Spring 2017 issue. Invites poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Promotes “alternative work.” Deadline: February 28, 2017.
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.
The East End Fringe Festival, is a new theater and poetry festival on the east end of Long Island, NY, are looking for new plays and poetry for Summer 2017. “Dedicated to connecting adventurous emerging and established artists with appreciative audiences to foster the growth of creative arts on Long Island.” Plays: 6 characters, up to 90 minutes. Poetry: 2 poems/pages. Deadline: March 16, 2017
Writers who identify as “first-generation college,” as well as those who support the first-generation community, are encouraged to submit to First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience. This is a peer-reviewed journal of creative writing, visual and recorded art, and scholarly work from the first-generation college community. Accepting creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, spoken word, drama, literary analysis, research, and multimedia works. Deadline: March 15, 2016.
Seeking submissions on the theme of “Calgary untold.” What don’t we know about Calgary? The wrong side of the tracks, the dark spaces, the secret places, hide aways, and revelations. What is the other side of Calgary? The outsides? The wilderness within city limits, the boundaries, doorways, passages, etc. What is “off script” about Calgary? Looking for poetry, prose poetry, or poetic essay. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Editors: Micheline Maylor, Bruce Hunter, and Joan Shillington (Frontenac House Press). Deadline: Deadline: May 31, 2017.
Foundry reads poetry submissions year-round. Publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. They are committed to inclusivity and welcome submissions from marginalized voices. Send 3-5 poems. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Pays $10 per poem. Deadline: Ongoing.
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.