Tyehimba Jess, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will this year be judging entries for Frontier Poetry‘s Poetry Award for New Poets. The winning poet will be awarded $2000, with second and third place winning $300 and $200, respectively. Frontier Poetry strongly encourages poets from underrepresented and marginalized communities to send in their best, polished work. The deadline for entries is September 30, 2017.
In its first volume, In Between Homes wants to explore the experiences of Latinx who live in the diaspora, specifically those who spent part of the lives growing up outside of Canada before moving to Turtle Island. Fiction, non-fiction, poems, prose, reflections, journal excerpts, drawing and paintings are all welcome. Women Latinx of colour, queer Latinx and non-conforming gender Latinx creators are encouraged to submit their work. Submissions will be accepted until October 20, 2017, and the zine will be launched at Canzine Vancouver.
Toronto-based art gallery Northern Contemporary is looking for hand-made masks to sell in the days leading up to Halloween. Creepy masks, fantastical masks and, especially, Halloween masks are all welcome. They don’t have to be made with expensive materials or professionally cast. Mask submissions are due by October 22, 2017, at 5 p.m.
In the spirit of Halloween, Circlet Press wants stories that combine horror with erotica. The stories themselves don’t need to be set on Halloween; they just need to fall under erotic flash fiction (under 1,500 words) with a spooky edge. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017.
The Fine Arts Reading Room, or FARR, is offering publication grants to help support the development of independent publications and book objects. Grants of up to $250 are available to creators of zines, comics, essays, research, diaries, journals, art books and much more. Grant recipients will also receive access to FARR resources, staff, support, and the chance to present their work at a public launch event. The deadline for applications is October 8, 2017.
Maybe it seems a bit too early to get the sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, but the creators behind No Filter want a head start because, in their words, “we have no idea how the hell to print a zine.” Fair. The strictly anti-BS, non-fiction zine is looking for submissions in non-fiction writing, photography, art and illustration in specific categories. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2017.