Femministas, perhaps the best ever online database of market listings for women and other feminist-identified writers, has re launched after a period of inactivity due to financial troubles. This site is a really amazing service for freelancers, and I’ve had many successful publications from listings they posted.
Visit their webpage for info on submission calls, scholarships, contests and awards!
1: Briarpatch Magazine is hiring a new Editor/Publisher with “a grasp of anti-capitalist/anti-oppression/ecological politics and principles”. For details, check out the job posting here. Deadline is January 4th, 2012.
2: Tightrope Books is looking for love letters from the lives of Canadian Poets! Check out the details here. Deadline is spring 2012.
3: The Merril Collection is running a speculative short story contest, which you can check out here. Deadline is Feb 15th, 2012.
4: Circlet Press is looking for speculative erotic fiction for a new anthology centered around ”espionage/spy themes”. All sexualities and gender expressions welcome! Details are here. Deadline is December 15th, 2011.
5: ‘Bibliotheca Fantastica’ anthology seeks stories that have to do with ”lost, rare, weird, or imaginary books, or any aspect of book history or book culture, past, present, future, or uchronic.” Deadline is December 15th, 2011. More info here.
6: Up The Staircase Literary and Arts Review is seeking poetry, fiction and photography for future issues. Check them out here.
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PRISM’s 2011/2012 contest deadlines are approaching, so stop procrastinating and get your entries in!!
The Nonfiction Contest is first up, with a postmark deadline of November 30, 2011. The grand prize is $1500, and this contest is being judged by Amber Dawn, a writer, filmmaker and performance artist based in Vancouver. She is the author of the novel Sub Rosa (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010), and editor of the Lambda Award-nominated Fist of the Spider Woman (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008).
The Short Fiction Contest has a deadline of January 27, 2012. The winning story will receive $2000, as well as publication payment for our poetry and fiction contest issue. Three runner-up prizes of $200 dollars are also conferred. This year’s judge is Jessica Grant, an award-winning fiction writer, a member of Newfoundland’s Burning Rock Collective (members include Michael Winter and Lisa Moore), and the author of Making Light of Tragedy and Come, Thou Tortoise.
The Poetry Contest also has a January 27, 2012 deadline. Each entry can be up to three poems. A $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best poem and the winner receives publication and payment in our poetry and fiction contest issue. $300 and $200 are awarded to runners-up. This year’s poetry judge is Jen Currin, author of three books of poetry: The Sleep of Four Cites (Anvil Press, 2005); Hagiography (Coach House, 2008); and The Inquisition Yours (Coach House, 2010), which is shortlisted for the 2011 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and the Audre Lorde Poetry Award.
Entry fees for all contests are $28, and additional entries can be added for $7 each. Every participant receives a one-year subscription to PRISM international. Works of translation are eligible.
Contest entries must be sent to PRISM through snail mail, accompanied by an entry form and cheque or receipt of credit card payment. For entry forms and the option to pay fees by credit card, please visit PRISM’s contest page.
Entries can be sent to:
Creative Writing Program
The University of British Columbia
BUCH E462-1866 Main Mall
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I’ve noticed a lot of people get directed to this blog while searching for places to submit science fiction or fantasy stories…so here’s another for you!
The Canadian magazine Kasma SF is now accepting submissions of original, intelligent science fiction between 500 and 4, 000 words. They’re interested in a variety of themes, as well as stories with elements of other genres, like fantasy. Payment is 25$ per story. Check out details on their website here: http://www.kasmamagazine.com/submissions.html
or send your story to