Exile Publishing invites submissions for a forthcoming anthology: Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, a collection of speculative fiction with a focus on creatures, myths, and monsters set in a real or imagined Canada. Ogopogo, Wendigos, shapeshifters, selkies = yes. Zombies = no. Encourages a wide range of diverse voices and interpretations, including writers of colour and of Native heritage, Francophone writers, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA writers, and new generation writers (aged 18-30). Length: 2000-7000 words; under 5000 is preferred. Payment: 5 cents/word (CAD) plus a contributor’s copy. Deadline: November 2, 2015. Guidelines.
Lunch Ticket (published by MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles) is accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, poetry, YA fiction and nonfiction, short and flash fiction, translation and multi-lingual texts, and art for its Summer/Fall 2015 issue. Deadline: October 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Teenage Wasteland Review seeks submissions from teenagers ages 13 to 19 Issue #2. Accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Submissions will also be considered for the Muriel Avellaneda Prize for Young Writers. Poetry: 3 poems max; prose: 5000 words max. Deadline: November 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Collaborative publisher Elephantine Publishing (US) is accepting manuscript submissions for the following genres: YA and NA paranormal urban fantasy, and contemporary. Likes commercial women’s fiction, ecolit, sci-fi, romance, erotica, and particularly, coming of age stories. Query first, following guidelines.
This Dark Matter (US) accepts submissions of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Publishes work in all genres for adults or young adults “as long as there is an inherent darkness at the heart of it.” Weird is good, and so is horrifying and heart-pounding and creepy. Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines.