Submissions are now open for Deathmatch 2014 – the world’s most dangerous short story contest (TM).
This year the Deathmatch winner gets a complete indie writer’s makeover which includes a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Rights Factory, a feedback session with novelist and Globe and Mail columnist Russell Smith and a feedback session with Coach House Books, one of Canada’s top independent publishing houses. All this plus publication in Broken Pencil and $150 cash!
Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014. For more info and guidelines, visit our D-match website!
Oh yeah, it’s a zine about beards. Fuckin all types of beards. Little pointy evil beards, big bushy lumberjack beards, and all the beards in between. They will take fiction and non fiction, but hilariously they explain they do not want poetry: “Go find one of the other 10,000,000 poetry zines for fuck’s sake.” You should read the entire page of guidelines and then submit because these people sound very amusing. Deadline is December 31 at 11:59pm AST.
Assume Nothing describes itself as a “zine-in-progress about STIs (sexually transmitted diseases/infections) and feminism.” They wish (in their words) to challenge the fear and stigma surrounding STIs, change the language used to talk about them, and draw connections to broader ideas of reclamation of the body, sexuality and identity. We really like this idea. It is important for everyone to think and talk about this stuff, especially women! Essays, art, comics and more will be accepted. For more info and guidelines, visit the zine’s Tumblr. Deadline is December 31, 2013.
The Toronto-based nonprofit PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design is holding a Paper Art Party and they are looking for designers of all disciplines to make creations, installations and furniture out of reclaimed paper, which will then be displayed as part of their “blue bin playground.” The event is scheduled for sometime near the end of April/start of May. It sounds wicked. Plus there are prizes! Learn more about submitting your art here.
In My Bed is a Canadian print magazine about sexy, sensual literature and art. All the sexy things! They are looking for submissions for their upcoming issue on sex toys. Poetry, short fiction, prose, paintings, illustrations, photos – they’ll take it. Check out their guidelines for more info, you damn filthy weasel. Deadline is December 1, 2013.