Rough House Comics is an underground comics anthology looking for short multi-page narratives (4-12 pages ideal), preferably eclectic, experimental, absurd, reflective, weird, and personal. Rough House is printed on risograph, so files should be separated by color. Lots more specifications and information on their submissions page. Deadline is January 1, 2015!
Call for Submissions: The Round Up The Round Up is a writer’s zine looking for transgressive fiction and poetry for their next full-frontal edition this January. Deadline is December 21, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the submission page here.
Call for Submissions: Grub Street Grackle The new issue of Grub Street Grackle will feature “Poets on Poetry,” wherein poets have a poem in the issue, but also a piece of critical writing or literary criticism. Pays $50! Read more about it here. Deadline December 23, 2014.
Call for Submissions: Indie Writers’ Deathmatch 7! Submissions to Broken Pencil’s annual fierce story competition are now open. This year it’s an all-genre battle, open to fiction, non-fiction, poetry and comics entries (up to 2,000 words.) Winners receive the Indie Writer’s Makeover, which includes a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate, a meeting with Globe & Mail culture columnist and novelist Russell Smith, and a meeting with one of Canada’s leading small-press publishers, BookThug! Plus $200 cash and publication in the Spring 2015 edition of Broken Pencil. DEADLINE:DECEMBER 21, 2014 at 11:59pm. To enter and read complete rules, go here.
Call for Applicants: Digital Narratives Residency, Banff Centre The Banff Centre’s Digital Narratives residency is perfect for writers wishing to use interactive technologies and associated digital concepts to explore, push the boundaries of, and create new forms of innovative narrative across multiple platforms. Develop your own narrative-driven project under the creative supervision of Eli Horowitz and Russell Quinn, the co-creators of The Silent History, described by the New York Times as “one of the most talked about new experiments [in publishing].” This unique three-week residency is open to writers of all literary genres, including fiction, non-fiction, screenwriters, documentary makers, animators and graphic novelists working within the digital landscape. The application deadline is December 10. For more information and to apply, please visit the program’s website.