queer indigenous girl is a zine by and for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPoC) who are queer, trans, 2-spirit, non-binary, disabled, neurodivergent and chronically ill. QIG is now accepting submissions including art, poetry, photography, comics, short essays & fiction, etc. Deadline is May 31.
The last issue of Cliterature was themed around patriarchy, so it makes sense that this next issue, deadline May 30. More deets here.
Hourglass Literary MAgazine is accepting poems, essays, and short stories for its yearly contest. The deadline has been extended to May 31st, and you could win up to a $1000 and a “clepsydra” whatever that is.
This compilation book about Lyme disease or any other tick-borne illness is accepting submissions by people affected by those illnesses, whether you were sick or someone you love has experienced it. Any kidn of art — digital, mixed media, writing — is accepted. Deadline to apply is June 15th!
Wanna talk about gay zines? Submit to present at this conference and maybe you’ll get flown to Banff?? Pretty sure that’s how it works. But actually this event looks cool, not sure how the whole “academic” thing goes.
Submit your chapbooks to slate Roof Press’ annual contest and you can win $500 and become a member of the (very cool) press! Here’s more information.
The creator of WCAC describes it as “a loose collection of automatic writing, recontextualised web content, editorial, photography, argument, confusion and anxiety.” They’re looking for some more people to contribute now that they’re on their 4th edition. Check out the blog to get a better sense of what the zine is all about:
Are you a queer POC and also write spec? Then check out Anathema — it pays! They’re accepting submissions until the end of may, including fiction and non-fiction. Check out their submissions page:
I’m just going to put their call for submissions verbatim because it’s so good: “WE ARE THE WANDERER, A LITERARY WEBSITE COMMITTED TO PUBLISHING THE WORK OF ARTISTS WHOSE LENS ISN’T THE STRAIGHT, WHITE, CIS MALE ONE THAT DOMINATES OUR CULTURE. IF YOU ARE QUEER, TRANS, NON-BINARY, A PERSON OF COLOR, A WOMAN, DISABLED; IF YOU’RE A BEGINNING WRITER OR AN EXPERIENCED ONE, THE WANDERER WANTS TO READ YOUR WORK. WE REFUSE TO BE AFRAID OF FASCISTS, RACISTS, TROLLS AND THE WHITE SUPREMACIST CAPITALIST PATRIARCHY IN GENERAL. WE ARE HERE. WE WILL FIGHT. SEND US SOME WORK (4-8 POEMS OR 5,000 WORDS IS FINE) AT WANDERERPOEMS@GMAIL.COM”