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1. Writing on same-sex weddings wanted

Submissions wanted for anthology on same-sex wedding experiences. Accepting personal essays, vows, poems, and reflections. Length: 600 words max. Publisher: Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises (US). Deadline: December 15, 2012. Send to anthology135@aol.com.

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2. Online magazine seeks 'geek girl' writing

Paper Droids, an online magazine dedicated to geeky girls, is currently looking for writers. Interested in geeky content 'from the perspective of super badass women' including: web comics, sci-fi, fantasy, technology, video games, and comic books.

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3. U.S. online journal seeks submissions

Online literary journal Anderbo.com (U.S.) is looking for new voices. Submit fiction (3500 words max), poetry (up to 6 poems), and creative nonfiction and personal essays (1500 words max).

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4. Seeking 'spiny' writing with a succulent heart

E-journal Cactus Heart (U.S.) seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, art, and photography for Issue #3 (Launch: February 2013). Looking for 'spiny writing -- sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.' Deadline: November 30, 2012.

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5. Journal with a sense of humour seeks work

Dragnet Magazine (Canada) seeks poems (3 max.)and stories (1000 words max) for their seventh issue. Deadline: October 31, 2012. Payment: small honorarium.

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6. Wanted: Experimental writing by women

filling Station (Calgary, Canada) is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art for an upcoming themed issue on Experimental Writing by Women. Reviews of recent experimental publications by women authors are also encouraged. Deadline: February 15, 2012. Expected publication: Late 2013.

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7. University-supported journal open to submissions

Online literary and arts journal The Rusty Toque (Canada) is accepting poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, experimental writing, and graphic short fiction for their next issue.

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8. New Florida quarterly e-journal seeks work

New online journal The Manilla Envelope (US) is seeking thought-provoking personal essays, short fiction and visual art for their Fall issue. No poetry. Deadline: October 31, 2012.

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9. India journal seeks creative writing

The Four Quarters Magazine (India) invites poetry, fiction, and non-fiction at submissions for their next issue. Also accepts experimental writing. Theme: Writing memory. Deadline: October 31, 2012.

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10. New U.S. online mag seeks submissions

ARDOR Literary Magazine (US) seeks submissions of poetry, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction for their inaugural issue, due out in January 2013. Published three times per year. Deadline: November 30, 2012. Payment: $10-$30. Charges $3 submission fee.

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11. $1000 prize for poetry, prose, and nonfiction

The Malahat Review invites entries for the 2013 Open Season Awards. Prizes: $1000 CAD in each category. Categories: Poetry (3 poems max.), short fiction (2500 words max.), and creative nonfiction (2500 words max.). Entry fee $35 (includes subscription). Deadline: November 1, 2012.

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12. Submissions wanted for university print journal

Carleton University's In/Words Magazine & Press seeks submissions of poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and visual art for their forthcoming print edition. Payment: contributor's copy. Deadline: September 30, 2012.

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13. University magazine seeks submissions

Lunch Ticket (US), a literary magazine 'published twice a year at the worst possible time' by the Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing MFA Program, is accepting submissions for its next issue. Publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and YA writing.

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14. Paying print and online journal seeks writing

Verse (University of Richmond, VA) seeks poems, fiction, nonfiction, criticism, and micro-fiction for the print magazine and the website. Reading fee for print edition: US$10; no reading fee for submissions to the site. Print submissions are chapbook-length (20-40 pages). Payment: US$10/page, $200 minimum. Deadline: October 31, 2012.

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15. Online journal seeks submissions

InDigest Magazine (US) seeks poetry, stories, narratives, creative non-fiction, and more for Issue #25. Deadline: September 10, 2012.

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16. Toronto literary festival seeks stories

Quattro Books in part with AASC (Canada) seeks short stories from Toronto-based writers for the Toronto Decameron, a ten-day literary festival, and print anthology. Themes from Boccaccio's Decameron, and relevant to the GTA. Send your questions and submissions to aasc382@yahoo.ca. Deadline: January 15, 2013.

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17. Contest seeks multimedia work

The 3rd international New Media Writing Prize (UK) is open for entry. Seeks new-media interactive stories for the web, tablets, and other devices. Wants stories that 'exploit multi-media and interactivity.' Prizes: iPads, work experience. Open to international writers. Deadline: October 5, 2012.

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18. Seeking work about GLBT issues and writing

The Scarlet Letter, an online magazine focused on promoting GLBT fiction authors, seeks informative articles on GLBT fiction writing and general GLBT issues within the community.

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19. Seeking writing on the Manson Girls

Tightrope Books (Canada) seeks fiction and poetry. Theme: The Manson Girls. In August 1969, seven people were shot stabbed and bludgeoned to death in L.A. What were these women thinking, doing, feeling, intending to do? What are they doing now? Submit to tightropebooks2012@gmail.com. Deadline: October 1, 2012.

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20. India literary review seeks submissions

Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI) is a literary journal in English, publishing poems, stories, film reviews, book reviews, essays, and criticism. Open to international writers.

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21. Wanted: Writing about creating/enjoying art

Print journal Still Point Arts Quarterly (US) is looking for short articles, essays, fiction, and poetry about art, the idea of art, the making of art, being an artist, creativity, inspiration, the artist's medium, etc. (no technique). Questions can be sent to info@stillpointartgallery.com. Deadline: November 15, 2012.

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22. BC publisher seeks non-fiction manuscripts

Coastal West Publishing (Canada) is open to non-fiction submissions that 'teach, inspire in positive ways and provide hope and change to the readers.' True crime manuscripts accepted as long as the novel does not glorify crime or criminal activities.

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23. Monthly U.S. ezine seeks short fiction

Pithead Chapel (US) seeks literary fiction submissions up to 4000 words. Also publishes one flash fiction piece (1000 words max) per issue.

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24. UK ezine seeks poetry and fiction

International e-magazine The Missing Slate (UK) is looking for submissions of original poetry, short fiction, and artwork, as well as reviews of contemporary poetry and fiction. Deadline: October 31, 2012.

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25. Summer Sports Poetry contest open

The Literary Review Canada (LRC) and Priscila Uppal seek original, unpublished submissions for a Summer Sports Poetry Competition. Any form, any style. Max 30 lines. Prizes include subscription, poetry books, publication, and swag. Free entry. Open to Canadian residents. Deadline: September 10, 2012.

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