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Call for Submissions: Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 2014!

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! Deadline is December 31.

Call for Submissions: Vector 2014

The Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival is gearing up for its second year in February of 2014.  Last year’s Toronto-based festival included workshops on gender and gaming culture, a Halo ballet performance, a classic boardgame “remix” session and loads of game-themed art and interactivity. (It was founded by our “Error State” columnist Skot Deeming.) The fest is now open for submissions for next year. Get experimental, push boundaries, and explore your creativity. They are open to all sorts of ideas. Visit the fest’s Tumblr for more info.

Call for Submissions: Autism Zine

Zinemaker Jordan ( is putting together a zine with contributions from people with autism. He says “Journal entries, rants, poetry, short stories, articles, song lyrics, lists” are all welcome. For more info on this project, visit his Tumblr. Deadline for submissions is May 30, 2014. We think this is a great project and has the potential to share a lot of fascinating insights, ideas and experiences. Please share.

Call for Submissions: Femmeldehyde Magazine

The Toronto-based cool-as-fuck arts/ephemera/writing publication Femmeldehyde magazine is looking for a few good contributions for their upcoming CRAFT issue – it’s described as “a homage to those DIY’ers and the involved work that they do.” Go to their website for info. Deadline is Saturday November 30.


Call for Films: Cinema Turbulent 2014

The Victoria, B.C.-based film festival Cinema Turbulent invites anthropologists, students, filmmakers, and visual artists to submit films to their 2014 installment. The fest focuses on films that are politically and socially engaged.  This year’s theme is “Entanglements.” For more info on what they’re looking for, visit their website. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.

Call for Entries: Friends of Merrill Short Story Contest

Do you write speculative fiction? The Toronto-based contest (stemming from the Toronto Public Library’s astounding sci-fi archive the Merrill Collection) is looking for your entries, and has a $600 grand prize in it for you (plus fame, acclaim, and the undying respect of your peers.) There is a $5 entry fee. For complete guidelines, go to their web page. Deadline is February 15, 2014.

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