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Strangelove Festival

Type: Queer festival searching for artists
Who: “Queer artists who provoke and highlight non-binary perspectives! We welcome filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, writers and performers exploring gender, sexuality, counterculture, alternative formats and queer identities.”
What: “For the 2018 edition we plan to dig into dirty/punky/trashy intersections which take shape as queer art forms.”
Deadline: Open January 15-31, 2018

Inside Me, Vol. 3 — Letters from an Unheard Heart

Type: Collaborative literary zine
Pay: Artists share 50% of profits. The other 50% goes to Workman Arts.
Submissions: The theme of “Letters from an Unheard Heart” can be interpreted however as long as submissions use words to express a POV, experience or understanding of what happens on the inside (read: mental health). Submissions should be between 1 to 5,000 words. Some examples of formats: short fiction, poetry, screenplay, memoir, essay, non-fiction, stream of consciousness, journalling, free form, experimental, handwritten and so on.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Minimal Zine

Type: The multidisciplinary creative studio’s first printed edition of their zine
Pay: Not listed
Submissions: Photograph, design, contremporary art and writing with attention to minimalism and visual arts.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Queer Issue

Magazine: Room 41.3
Type: Queer-themed issue celebrating emerging and established queer writers and artists.
Pay: $50 for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages
Submissions: Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art by women and genderqueer folks who identify as part of the LGBTTQIA+ spectrum. Submission does not have to be queer in focus.
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Flower Work

Type: Healing zine by & for queer Black, Indigenous, people of colour
Submissions: This inaugural zine is accepting written and visual art.
Deadline: January 26, 2018

Vision Through Coke Bottle Glasses

Press: A Gypsy’s Library
Type: Zine
Pay: Not listed
Submissions: Creative artists in all genres welcome (prose, poetry, screen plays, etc.) “The mission of the zine is to create a collection of work that takes into account the diversity of experiences, and delivers a unifying message.” 
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Monster Ivy

Type: New small press looking for edgy, but clean YA manuscripts
Pay: Not listed
Submissions: “Our goal is to acquire just three young adult manuscripts this year that are in harmony with our mission statement: We believe in Jesus Christ and that He is the Savior of the world. Our mission is to spread this message of hope and faith while producing exciting, darker, more realistic, or edgier stories for an underserved market.” Check out their manuscript wishlist.

Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 2018

Type: Short story contest
Publication: Broken Pencil Magazine
Prize: $400 + Ultimate Literary Makeover
About: What exactly is the Indie Writer’s Deathmatch? It’s an online battle. The top 16 stories battle it out online complete with reader voting, author trash talk and lots of comments. It’s fun and crazy and all about finding and promoting new voices!
Deadline: January 15

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