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Call for Book Reviewers: Broken Pencil

HEY! We are looking for people to review books for us! While all are welcome, we particularly wish to work with individuals who can write comfortably about LGBTQ/Native/POC issues, as we are trying to acquire more works by people from these communities for review and coverage. This is a volunteer position  and is ideal for an emerging writer looking to work with a friendly editor and get exposed to fantastic independent writing and publishing from all over the world. For more info please email

Call for Submissions: Totally Radical Muslims Zine 

The Oakland, CA-based Totally Radical Muslims Zine exists to tackle Islamophobia, homophobia, imperialism and more. For their 3rd issue, they are publishing work on the theme of Queer Muslim Love Stories. In their (wonderfully eloquent) words: “Tell us about the ways you’ve opened and closed your heart. Count the times you’ve heard it break. Describe the love you’ve asked for, prayed for, waited for, cherished, embraced, feared, denied, chased, flirted with or fled. Name the feelings that visit you by night. Send us your love letters. Talk dirty to us.”

You heard them. Submit! Deadline is April 1, 2014. More info at their website.

Call for Residents: Centre for Art Tapes (Halifax, NS)

The Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT) provides an opportunity for a local media artist for development and experimentation of new work involving audio, video or new media. They provide up to $1000 for in-kind support (Production and Editing), access to facilities and equipment, a $1700 artist fee, a $300 speaker fee for conducting a talk or workshop for the community about their project, and access to technical assistance during the residency.
Application deadline: Thursday March 27, 2014. For more info, visit the CFAT website.

Call for Residents: Roberts Street Social Centre (Halifax)

The Roberts Street Social Centre is in a period of transition right now – its Anchor Archive Zine Library has recently moved to a different community space in Halifax, and some of its other great initiatives, like the Ink Storm Screen Printing collective, are awaiting a new space. But you can still apply for its amazing summer residency, which offers you materials, equipment and other stuff to finish your creative project and also gives you a place to live.  Extra cool – the residency is now open to musicians/recording types too, with gear offered through the DIY music collective/space Sad Rad. Deadline for applications is March 10, 2014Apply here.

Call for Submissions: Chickpea Magazine

This cute vegan magazine is looking for your submissions for its Summer 2014 issue (art, photos, stories, recipes, city guides, book reviews, etc etc!). Must be vegan (duh) and seasonally-relevant.  It is seriously cute as hell. Deadline April 1, 2014. Check out the call here.

Call for Submissions: Sterling Magazine

This magazine covers everyone’s stories and is looking for work from artists and writers of all levels, and specifically looking for poems, stores and comics (they pay $10 for poems + issue of the mag and $25 + issue of the mag for comics and stories.) Deadline is Friday March 29, 2014.  More info here.


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