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26. Seeking LGTB+ fantasy & sci-fi

New monthly journal Indestructible seeks works of speculative fiction featuring LGTB+ characters. Length: 500-20000 words. Payment: $5 Amazon gift card. Deadline: Rolling.

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27. Write about ‘red’ for new UK journal

New print/online independent magazine Chroma (UK) is accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, and articles. Length (prose): 500-1500 words. Theme: Red. Interested in writing that focuses upon love, lust, passion, sex, anger, meat, blood, communism, capitalism and any other red object you can think of. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

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28. Wanted: Your heartwarming, your creepy, your edgy best

3Elements Review is accepting submissions for Issue 11. Theme: reflex, trace, labyrinth. All three words must be used in each submission of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Also accepting art and photography submissions. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

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29. Seeking stories of Canadian immigrants

Caitlin Press is seeking submissions by Canadian women, including queer and trans-women, for an anthology on Canada’s immigrants (migrants, refugees or others who identify with the immigrant label). Looking for deeper topics such as dealing with the sense of loneliness, alienation and disconnection from one’s old home, reconciling different cultural values, or coping with surprises (enjoyable, shocking or unpleasant) of one’s new life in Canada. Submit nonfiction 1000-4000 words. Submissions of the children of immigrants telling their parents’ stories will also be considered. Deadline: June 30, 2016.

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30. $500 award for poetry as good as hard liquor

Pulp Literature (Vancouver) invites entries for the Magpie Award for Poetry. Prize $500. Prefers poems like liquor: “strong, neat, and we don’t mind if it makes our eyes water.” Looking for a fusion of musicality, imagery, feeling, and thought. Entry fee: $25 (includes digital subscription) for first poem. Deadline: April 15, 2016.

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31. Has Northeast Texas influenced you? Poetry wanted.

The Paris Poets Society (US) is accepting entries for its group poetry and photography exhibition/book, What Brings You Here? The exhibition/book will explore the personal experiences and memories of those living in or visiting Northeast Texas and their artistic journeys — what brings them to the place they now find themselves. Deadline: June 30, 2016.

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32. Fiction wanted for NS lit journal

Lost Documents, a literary journal from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, seeks prose submissions for their 3rd and 4th issues. Submit flash fiction and short stories to lostdocuments.ns@gmail.com.

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33. Seeking writing about interacting with women/girls (pays)

Theories of HER is an experimental anthology open to submissions of poetry, streams-of-consciousness, flash fiction, micro non-fiction (essays, opinion pieces, personal anecdotes). Theme: What it means to be, admire, and/or interact, etc. with women and/or girls. Payment (upon acceptance): $5 per poem; .025/word for flash fiction, excerpts and non-fiction (up to 700 words); $20-$35 (visual art). Deadline: May 11, 2016.

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34. Keep writing. Samuel Beckett says so.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.-” (2)

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35. Children’s story contest with $1000 prize

Entries are open for the Helen Sissons Canadian Children’s Story Award. Prize: $1000. Submit a short story for young children (up to age 7) that reflects the diversity of the world’s population and values desirable in global citizens. Open to residents of Canada and the Caribbean. Deadline: May 13, 2016.

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36. Novella contest with £1000 + pub prize

Entries are open for The Novella Award 2016 (UK). Prize: £1000 and publication with Sandstone Press. Length: 20,000-40,000 words. Entry fee: £17. Prize is co-produced by Manchester Metropolitan University and Liverpool John Moore’s University. Deadline: April 29, 2016.

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37. Poetry collection contest with $1000+ prize

Bauhan Publishing invites entries for the sixth annual May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize, awarded to a book-length collection of poetry (50-80 pages). Prize: $1,000, publication, and 100 copies of the published book along with distribution through the University Press of New England (UPNE). Entry fee: $25. Deadline: June 30, 2016.

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38. Arts journal seeks “green” interpretations

ArtAscent seeks submissions on the theme of “green.” Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Selected entries published in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal. Open to international writers. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

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39. Wanted: Writing that explores boundaries

River & South Review, a semi-annual, student-run, online literary journal, seeks submissions for their next issue. Accepts fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from writers of any age who have not earned a graduate writing degree. Deadline: April 10, 2016.

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40. Short story contest with $200 prize

The Elora Writers Festival invites entries for the 2016 EWF Short Story Contest. First prizes: Adult = $200, Teen = $200, Youth (14-under) = $150. Entry fee: $15 for writers age 20+. Adult category open to Canadian residents; teen/youth entrants must be residents of Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton or Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions. Deadline: April 6, 2016.

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41. BC poetry & prose contest with $100 prize

The Royal City Literary Arts Society (BC) is accepting entries for the RCLAS Write on! Contest. Three genres: fiction (1500 words max.), non-fiction (1500 words max.) and poetry. First prize in each genre: $100. Entry fee: $20 ($10 for members). Selected entrants published in RCLAS’ e-zine, Wordplay at Work. Deadline: April 1, 2016.

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42. Seeking flash fiction for weekly podcast

Flash fiction podcast No Extra Words seeks stories 2,000 words max, with a preference for stories under 1,000 words. Accepts reprints and loves emerging writers. No reading fees or deadlines.

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43. Toronto journal seeks arts & culture pieces

Swept is a magazine based in Toronto that promotes and investigates arts and culture with an emphasis on Canadian content. Currently looking for short stories, poetry, photos, and journalistic stories/articles/op-eds. Presently unpaid; goal to start paying contributors by September 2016. Deadline: ongoing.

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44. Wanted: Writing about nature

New online Tumblr-based zine Violet Rising is accepting nature-inspired submissions. Publishes poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, art, and mixed media. Deadline: Rolling.

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45. $300 poetry prize for Ontario writers

The Banister (Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association) is holding their 31st annual poetry contest. First prize: $300. Open to residents of Ontario, Canada. Entry fee: $15 for 3 poems. Deadline: May 31, 2016.

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46. Write about ‘Distance’ for Hong Kong journal

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong) seeks poems for a special section in their June 2016 issue. Theme: Distance. Deadline: May 1, 2016.

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47. Poetry & prose contest with $4500 in prizes

Short fiction and poetry entries are open for Grain Magazine’s 28th Annual Short Grain Writing Contest. First prize in each category: $1,000 ($4,500 in total prizes). Submit poetry (including prose poetry) up to 100 lines or short fiction (including postcard fiction) 2500 words max. Entry fee: $40-$60 (includes subscription). Deadline: April 1, 2016.

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48. Contest for literary translation with $200 prize

Lunch Ticket invites submissions from translators and authors of multi-lingual texts for the Gabo Prize for Translation. Prize: $200 plus publication. Poetry, prose, and bi/multi-lingual work accepted. Deadline: February 29, 2016.

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49. Wanted: Your ‘wildest’ poetry

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is accepting poetry, reviews, essays, and interviews for an upcoming issue. Theme: “The Wild.” How do you interpret “The Wild,” what does it bring out in you? What forms are still wild? Deadline: May 15, 2016.

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50. Seeking the fearless in women’s arts & letters

The Minola Review welcomes arts and letters from all female-identifying writers. Interested in work that is fearless and unsympathetic and goes where others are uncomfortable or afraid to go. Open to submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Deadline: rolling.

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