Cat on a Leash Review seeks submissions for their second issue. Looking for short fiction (1000-2500 words) and flash fiction (1000 words max.). Deadline: December 15, 2016.
Independent literary and arts publication The Quilliad (Toronto) seeks writing and art for their October issue. Theme: Halloween. Looking for literary science fiction, apocalyptic stories and poetry, retold/re-imagined fairy tales/folklore/myths, horror, dark or strange art, and other spooky, speculative, or macabre work. Payment: $13 honorarium, contributor copy, and free launch admission. Deadline: September 30, 2016.
What Fresh Witch Is This?, a feminist publishing platform for new writing devoted to the strange, the transgressive, and the mischievous, seeks submissions for their debut issue. Looking for fiction and creative non-fiction (4000 words max.), flash fiction (70-500 words), poetry and/or spells, and visual projects. Them: place and precarity. Deadline: September 30, 2016.
ArtAscent is seeking submissions on the theme of “spooky.” Looking for stories, poetry, and artwork that is eerie, haunting, sinister, ghostly, uneasy, frightening, uncanny, dark, hidden, unearthy, mysterious or weird. Selected pieces are published online and in print, and marketed in social media. Submission fees: $10-$45. Deadline: October 31, 2016.
Second Star Magazine is looking for submissions for its second issue. Looking for fiction (up to 3000 words), short excerpts from unpublished novels, short one act plays or screenplays, and visual art/photography from writers under the age of 25. Deadline: October 31, 2016.
The Sacrificial seeks concise, original, dark, humorous, twisted, and insensitively-sensitive works. Accepts short stories, poetic prose, dialogues, commentaries, etc. Length: 500 words. Deadline: Ongoing.
The Round Up Zine is currently looking for shorts, poems and art for their fall edition. Prefers work that is edgy, dark and transgressive, gritty, or off-the-beaten-path. Deadline: September 30, 2016.
Blue Skirt Productions is looking for stories that are emotional, philosophical, and transgressive that leave the reader feeling punched in the gut. Looking for short stories (100-3,000 words) to publish on our website, and novels and novellas to publish through their press. Deadline: rolling.
Entries are invited for the annual Saints & Sinners Short Fiction Contest. Theme: LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” First prize: $500. Top stories published in an anthology (book release party/reading at 14th annual Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival March 22-26, 2017). Length: 4000-7000 words. Open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: October 3, 2016.
PRISM Magazine (BC) invites entires for the the inaugural Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction. First prize: $1500 grand prize; $600 runner-up, $400 2nd runner-up. Max. word count: 6000. Entry fees: $35-$45 (includes subscription). Deadline: January 15, 2017.
87 Bedford is a young literary short story magazine and online curator of creative content. Seeking submissions of short fiction, micro/flash fiction, serial fiction, poetry, spoken-word, art & photography, and other amalgams of creative media. Prefers stories to have a literary bent but “that shouldn’t exclude compelling genre-y tales of passion, mystery or the speculative.” No submission fees. Pays $10 per short story, $5 for everything else. Deadline: ongoing.
Independent ebook publisher Moby Books (Canada) is looking for novels, novellas, and short story collections by emerging and established authors. Authors can submit full length manuscripts or partial queries for consideration. Payment and contract based on a print publishing model. Deadline: ongoing.
WILDNESS (UK) wants work that evokes the unknown. Now seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for their fourth, fifth and sixth issues. Deadline: Rolling.
Tumblr site PROM zine seeks poetry, nonfiction, and short stories about prom — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Length: 500 words max. Planning for spring publishing date. All accepted submissions receive a hard copy of the zine. Deadline: March 6, 2016.
Femmeuary! (UK) is seeking submissions of short fiction, poetry and opinion pieces on the loose theme of feminism. Length: 3000 words max or six poems. Deadline: February 1, 2016.
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. Currently seeking “gutsy narratives” up to 4,000 words. Particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.). Deadline: Rolling.
GFT Press (US) is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and visual art for their January 2016 debut and the inaugural issue of their print journal (Spring 2016). Deadline: Rolling.
Fox Adoption Magazine is celebrating their first anniversary and is seeking submissions. Publishes one piece per week. Welcomes prose (including flash, short stories and creative non-fiction), poetry, and art. Deadline: Rolling.
Online journal TRACER (Toronto) is looking for short stories for short attention spans. Submit pieces 2000 words max. Any genre welcome. Deadline: Open.