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Paterson HodgsonMusic Men Ruined for Me, Vol. 2

About: An anthology zine by and for women, femmes and nonbinary people. Tell your story about the man/men/many who have ruined Radiohead, mansplained riotgrrrl to you, or ridiculed a perfectly palatable pop artist whom you happen to listen to while brushing your teeth. Submit! After all, the first issue won Best Fanzine in the 2019 Zine Awards.

Submissions: Relationship stories (stories about current partners, stories about exes) stories about men you were once/are still friends with, stories from band practice, stories from parties, stories from shows, stories about families, stories about violence, stories about sadness and fury. These can also be very funny stories and happy stories about friends and community, and loving music in spite of it all. Rants are always good! Submissions accepted in a variety of formats — Stories, poems, emails, illustrations, comics, collages, Facebook threads, tweets, text message screencaps, one-person monologues.

Pay: Free mailed copy of the zine

Deadline: April 30th, 2020

Sabr Literary Magazine

About: A new, weekly literary magazine that publishes short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and personal essays/articles from established and emerging writers. Sabr Magazine also publishes four quarterly issues featuring work from some of our most promising contributors.


Submissions: Fiction (short stories and flash fiction), poetry, personal essays and articles.

Pay: Aside from contest rewards, Sabr currently does not offer payment but seeks to change that

Deadline: Always open to submissions, and we aim to respond to all submissions with personalized responses within 48 hours.

The Blue Nib Literary Magazine

About: Since its founding in 2016, The Blue Nib has dedicated itself to discovering the very best new voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The quarterly print magazine is their central focus but the Blue Nib has grown to encompass a literary website, featuring new content from the strongest of emerging voices.

Submissions: The Blue Nib accepts poetry, fiction, non fiction and reviews. Submissions must be accompanied with a headshot. Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems. Fiction and non fiction must be between 750 and 3000 words.

Pay: n/a

Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Dear Movies

About: A print zine about films and feelings. For issue five the theme is Friendship. Write about your favourite on-screen friendships and the friendships you’ve made through a love of movies.


Submissions: Looking for writing about film that relates to the theme of friendship. All kinds of writing welcome – personal essays, poetry, love letters, short stories text exchanges.


Pay: None


Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Clarity: Digital Residency at Murze 

About: All artists who enter this project will see their work featured in issue eleven of murze magazine, coming out in April 2020. this issue will explore themes surrounding mental health and wellbeing. The project will be featured across our social media platforms and website.


Submissions: From the 12th to 15th of March Murze will be holding an artist lead project ‘Clarity’. Each day artists will respond to a different theme and create work accordingly. At the beginning of the four day period artists will be provided with a series of words and descriptions revolving around lifestyle and the human experience and will be asked to create a series of works in response.

Fee: £10 submission fee


Deadline: March 10th, 2020

Lightning Key Review — Literary Magazine

About: Lightning Key Review in conjunction with Green Rabbit Press is seeking submissions for its second annual Wilt Prize for Creative Nonfiction, in memory of the magazine’s co-founder, Kurt Wilt.
Submissions: Creative nonfiction essays or memoir, 30-50 pages in length, either as one long essay or a series of essays. There is a $10 entry fee.
Pay: The winner will receive a $500 prize along with 50 copies of the chapbook.
Deadline: April 15th, 2020

Erato: Flash Fiction

About: The New Smut Project is building on the experience from our first two books to release a third anthology, this one of beautiful erotic flash fiction. We seek stories that are sex-positive, feminist, that offer positive portrayals of LGBTQA+, kinky, and poly people, by authors and about characters from around the world, from diverse racial and class backgrounds, of diverse body types, abilities, and ages. All characters must be of legal age and express their consent. Safer sex practices are awesome.


Submissions: Original fiction, reprints, or stand-alone excerpts up to 2000 words


Pay: Published writers will receive $30 and an ebook copy of the anthology


Deadline:  May 1, 2020. Stories will be read and accepted on an ongoing basis, so early submission is encouraged.

ATLA Zine Vol. 2

 

About: The focus of this issue is on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, with the central theme being modern AU and urban fantasy AU. This zine will also have a focus on fashion, with some magazine-style elements.


Submissions: Looking for artists, merch artists, and writers. Artists will be drawing a full, completed piece following the theme with a focus on fashion and bending set in the modern world. Merch artists will be assigned a type of merch and will create a design following the theme. Writers have the option of working on a short story or magazine article.


Pay: Contributors will get a free PDF of the zine, a free full bundle including all items (if profits allow), and any monetary income left over.


Deadline: March 1st, 2020

FMA Cookbook

 

About: This zine is an unofficial Fullmetal Alchemist cookbook which will feature recipes inspired by the characters, locations, and events of Fullmetal Alchemist. Recipes will be accompanied by illustrations and fanfiction.


Submissions: Accepting applications for writers, artists, cover artists, merch artists. Writers will each create 1 short story, related to the theme of food, to be included in the zine. Artists will be responsible for illustrating the recipes in the zine. The cover artist will be responsible for illustrating the front and back cover of the zine. Merch artists will be responsible for designing merchandise for the zine.


Pay: All participants will receive at minimum a free PDF copy of the zine. If sales allow, participants will each receive a free physical copy of the zine, and merch artists will additionally receive 1 of each item they designed.


Deadline: 11:59 February 15th, 2020

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