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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: Mad Pride Toronto

Mad Pride is an arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people,
and folks the world has labelled “mentally ill” Do you want to host or participate in a consumer/survivor-driven event, performance (poetry, spoken word, theatre, dance, music, comedy, book reading or other), film screening, talk, presentation, workshop, or panel discussion at Mad Pride Toronto 2014?  (Email Do you want to submit to our third juried Art Exhibition? We invite two dimensional, sculptural, or time-based art submissions from psychiatric survivors, consumers, and mad people. Contact Martine at If you are a consumer/survivor and would like to display/sell your art, crafts, buttons, t-shirts, knitting, zines, books, music, baked goods or promote your blog, website, group, network, idea, consider requesting a table at the Mad Market.  (Email Visit the Mad Pride website for more info. Deadline is April 15, 2014.

Calls for Submissions: Tailwind Press (New York)

Tailwinds is a new independent press based in New York City.  Their focus is on high-quality fiction, non-fiction and children’s lit by new and emerging writers. They are currently looking for submissions that are “compelling, accessible and relevant.” More info at their website.

Call for Volunteers: Pulp Paper Art Party (Toronto)

PULP: paper art party 2014 is calling for volunteers to help run the event! Volunteers are needed for helping artists install their installations, door hosts, coat check, take down and cleanup. Volunteers will receive free entry to the event and be invited to our post-party party (which will happen a week or two later). More  info at the website. Apply soon!

Call for Submissions: The Rusty Toque

Check out the online lit and art journal The Rusty Toque’s Fiction Chapbook Contest, to be judged by Lee Henderson. Deadline is June 1, 2014. Pretty sweet first prize, too: $800 + print and ebook + fiction gift pack. For more info visit the Rusty Toque’s website.

 Call for Submissions: The Drunken Muse

This Oklahoma-based publisher is looking for submissions of poetry, prose and essays under 5,000 words. Learn more at their website. 


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