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26. Seeking work inspired by the woods, its shadows

Bracken Magazine is open to submissions of lyrical fiction and poetry for its inaugural issue. Prefers lyrical over narrative poetry, and is biased toward magic realism. Payment is $0.02/word for fiction up to 2500 words; $15/poem under 100 lines. Deadline: January 29, 2016.

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27. This mag wants your ‘gutsy narratives’

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.

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28. Seeking stories about climate change (pays)

Exile Publishing seeks stories about climate change for The Goethe Glass: An Anthology of Fiction about Climate Change (Canada). Topic: climate change and its consequences. Open to literary fiction, speculative fiction, science fiction, etc. Length: 2000-7000 words. Stories previously published in a magazine or journal OK. Payment: $0.05/word and contributor’s copy. Deadline: February 15, 2016.

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29. Wanted: Your poetic ‘wilds seen and unseen’

Quarterly online magazine The Mackinac (Canada) 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.

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30. Wanted: Dark, quirky words on winged things

Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal (US) is accepting writing for Issue 1.2 (Spring 2016). Open to flash fiction (250-1000 words), short fiction (1001-5000 words) and poetry. Theme: Winged things (angels, owls, dragons, butterflies, ravens, mosquitoes, faeries, fireflies, pterodactyls, phoenixes, flying monkeys). Aesthetic is “strange and beautiful.” Likes quirky or dark literary fiction, magical realism or realism edged with myth and folklore, light sci-fi and fantasy, and weird tales.

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31. Paying anthology: Writing on Asian diversity

Laksa Media Groups Inc. (Alberta) seeks submissions of speculative fiction for an anthology, Where The Stars Rise. Seeks original stories to celebrate Asian diversity, featuring an Asian main character, Asian setting and/or some amount of Asian elements, by authors with an Asian heritage. Authors do not need to reside in Asia. Pays $0.06/word. Deadline: May 31, 2016.

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32. Music writing wanted for debut issue

Half Mystic, an independent journal dedicated to the celebration of music, seeks submissions for its debut issue. Theme: Allegro – “the skipping pulse, the desperate escape, the dash of fastfastfaster.” All interpretations of the theme are welcome, but all pieces must pertain to music.

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33. Indie press seeks manuscripts

Unsolicited Press (US) is looking for poetry collections, poetry chapbooks, essay collections, memoirs, short story collections, lengthy journalism, and novels and novellas (popular fiction, literary fiction, and experimental fiction). Deadline: January 15, 2016.

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34. Write about adventure for illustrated journal

Biannual British-based illustrated literary magazine, Popshot, welcomes short fiction and poetry submissions for its fifteenth issue. Theme: ‘Adventure’. Deadline: January 20, 2016.

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35. Writing contest with scholarship prize

Submissions are open for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Winners will be published in Guernica (fiction), Ninth Letter (non-fiction) or The Collagist (poetry). Grand prize: full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the sixth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon (July 3-15, 2016). Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will also be considered for financial aid. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: January 30, 2016.

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36. No-fee poetry & prose contest with $250 prizes

The Freshwater Review (US), an annual journal of literature and art, is accepting submissions. $250 each awarded to best poem and prose piece. No entry fee. Deadline: February 15, 2016.

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37. Wanted: One-word poems for collection

Puddles of Sky Press is publishing a collection of one-word poems for the sixth issue of illiterature. Send up to 10 one-word poems. Note: contributors should be open to “having their work played with in new and unexpected ways.” Publication planned for June 2016. Compensation: One copy of the journal. Deadline: February 19, 2016.

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38. CNF Contest: Writing by women or genderqueer

Room Magazine invites entries from writers who identify as women or genderqueer for their annual creative nonfiction writing contest. First prize: $500 + publication. Entry fee: $35 (includes subscription). Deadline: March 8, 2015.

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39. Wanted: Prose about ‘Britishness’

Litro Magazine (UK) is seeking submissions for its March 2016 print issue. Theme: Britishness. “How do you define Britishness in 2016? Is it a passport? An accent? Or is Britishness – like beauty – solely in the eye of the beholder?” Accepts short fiction, flash/micro fiction. and nonfiction. No poetry. Deadline: January 25, 2016.

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40. U.S. journal seeks poetry and prose

Ploughshares literary journal (Emerson College, Boston) is open to submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Length: 6000 words. Deadline: January 15, 2016. $3 submission fee.

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41. This print journal wants your secrets

Indie UK print literary magazine Firewords Quarterly seeks submissions for its sixth issue. Theme “Secrets” (or loose interpretation). Accepts submissions of short fiction (2000 words max.), flash fiction (400 words max.), and poetry. Deadline: January 14, 2016.

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42. UK poetry contest (£500 prize) open to all

Entries are invited for the 2nd Teignmouth Festival Poetry Competition. First prize: £500. The open competition is for original, unpublished poems in any style and on any subject, 35 lines max. International writers welcome. Entries from poets with TQ14 and EX7 postcodes entered in the Keats’ Footsteps competition (first prize: £100). Entry fee: £4. Deadline: January 31, 2016.

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43. Flash fiction contest with $500 prize

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award (US) is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Prize: $500. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: March 1, 2016.

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44. Wanted: Writing for valvepunk anthology

Stories wanted for Valvepunk – the Anthology (UK). Looking for stories that explore strange discoveries, encounters with the unknown, alternate technologies and altered histories. Length: 7500 words max. Deadline: January 1, 2016. Guidelines.

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45. Fiction wanted for Dartmouth litmag

Lost Documents, a new literary journal from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, seeks prose submissions for their second issue. Submit flash fiction and stories 2000 words max. to lostdocuments.ns@gmail.com. Deadline: Ongoing.

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46. New press seeks resonant and relevant manuscripts

Tailwinds Press, a young New York City-based independent press specializing in literary fiction by new and emerging writers, seeks submissions for 2016. Publishes “intelligent work that is compelling, accessible, and relevant to the spirit of our time.” Manuscript length: 40,000 words or more. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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47. Seeking personal narratives about faith

Chasing the Divine: An Anthology, seeks personal essays on the subject of faith in the contemporary Canadian context. Possible topics: Finding faith, losing faith, changing faith, faith and creativity, spiritual darkness or awakenings, modern mysticism. Stories from all faith traditions welcome. Length: 4000 words max. Deadline: December 31, 2015. Guidelines.

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48. Wanted: Your best scum and villany

The Word Hoard (Canada) seeks subs for its next issue. Accepts poetry, fiction, non-fiction, academic essays, interviews, and other publishable works. Theme: “Scum and Villainy.” Advice for writers: Characterizations of “scum” or “villainy” interest the editors far more than literary characters as “scum” or “villains.” Prose submissions: 3000-5000 words. Deadline: January 15, 2016.

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49. Contest for weird, bold, or risky writing

Tethered By Letters invites entries for the F(r)iction Winter Writing Contests. Three categories: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (up to 750 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). Encourages work that takes risks in theme, content, or aesthetic. Their motto: Publish Weird. Winners published in F(r)iction, (trianually-printed). All finalists will receive free professional editing on their submission and will be considered for later publication. Prizes of US$1000 – short story, US$300 – flash fiction, US$300 (USD) – poetry. Entry fees: $10-18. Deadline: March 31, 2016. Guidelines.

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50. New journal seeks eclectic, exciting work

TYPEFACE Magazine is a new monthly literary journal that aims to be eclectic, accessible, and fun to read. Seeking short fiction (10,000 words words max), poetry, and artwork. Advice for writers: No erotica or senseless or gratuitous violence; beyond that, no boundaries. Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines.

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