For its Queerotica Competition, the Erotic Museum Vegas wants writers to put sexual exploit to paper and send in their best queer erotic lit. Along with nearly $2,000 USD in cash prizes, winners will be published internationally by Microcosm Publishing and featured in Harry Mohney’s Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas. Fiction and nonfiction are welcome, as are characters of all gender identities and sexual orientations—just make it steamy. The deadline for entries is October 10, 2017.
After more than six years, DIY magazine Static Zine is closing its doors, but not before it puts out one final issue. For its 15th issue—appropriately titled and themed The End—Static Zine has put out a call for pitches of writing, illustrations, or anything that works on a page. The issue will debut at Canzine Toronto on October 21, 2017. The deadline for submissions is September 15.
Fabula Press’ annual Aestas short story competition is open for submissions. First, second and third place writers win a cash prize of $250, $150 and $100 USD, respectively. Longlisted entries in the top 15 to 20 will be published in an anthology and paid $50 each. The deadline for submissions is October 14, 2017.
For its second issue, modern interdisciplinary journal Anastamos is exploring fluidity. “In these days of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” is there fluidity of truth?” “How does the concept of fluidity engage with issues of intersectionality, diversity, racial and ethnic identities, gender, and sexuality?” These are among the many questions Anastamos has posed for submitters. It’s up to you to come up with your best interpretation of fluidity, whether it be abstract, conceptional, or literal. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017, and poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, video and academic works are all welcome.
Take a step back in time and submit to Bracken, a magazine that loves old-world storytelling, magic realism, and the woods. For Issue V, the magazine is looking for fiction, poetry, and artwork submissions. A deadline will be set when the issue is half full.
For its fourth issue, Rigorous—an online journal that highlights the work of creators, critics, and educators of colour—is open for submissions. The journal gets its name from the myth that works by artists of colour are not as rigorous as works created by white creators. Rigorous accepts all genres and all forms, including critics, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, sound art, audiovisual art, movies and cartoons—but with a particular interest in sci-fi, superheroes and geek genres. The journal is open for submissions until October 5, 2017.