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Calls for Submissions Feat. Queer Portraits, Chapbook Contest and Zine Awards

100 Days Of Queer Women & Femmes

Publication: Fabulously Feminist
Who: An artist named Callie Garp is starting a 100-day project, with the theme of Queer Women & Femmes. Her plan is to create illustrations and writing about queer femmes.
Submissions: If you’re a queer femme and you’d like to be illustrated as part of the project, send a clear and focused photo. Photos can be groups, couples or solo. Queer femmes of colour, disabled queer femmes and Muslim queer femmes are all especially encouraged to submit photographs.⠀

Bisexual Characters by Bisexual Authors

Type: Short story collection
Pay: Authors will receive an eBook of the completed anthology
Submissions: Stories can be up to 7,500 words. Flash fiction is welcome. Stories should be appropriate for a broad audience that includes teenagers. The collection’s main language is English. Authors from all languages and regions are encouraged to submit their work, if they submit an English translation of their work along with their original submission so both can be included.
Deadline: May 20, 2018. The collection will be published as a free eBook on September 23, which is Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

Chapbook Contest

Publication: Blue Light Press
Fee: $10 (USD)
Prize: Publication by Blue Light Press. You will receive 20 copies of your book, which can be sold for $12 each.
Submissions: Manuscripts should be 10-24 pages.
Deadline: June 30

Held by: Conclave
Fee: $8 (USD)
Prize: $500 (USD)
Submissions: Unpublished poetry. No limitations in form or content.
Deadline: October 31, 2018

Spring Travel Writing Contest

Publication: Nowhere Magazine
Fee: $20 (USD)
Prize: $1,000 (USD) and publication, up to 10 finalists may also be published
Submissions: Fiction, non-fiction and essays are welcome as long as they’re related to travel. Stories should be between 800 and 5,000 words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is accepted.
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Little Bird Writing Contest

Little Bird Writing Contest

Type: Short fiction contest for emerging writers
Held by: Sarah Selecky Writing School
Judge: Michelle Winters
Fee: $25 (USD)
Submissions: Short fiction up to 2,500 words. All entries must be inspired by the contest prompt: Start your story with a balloon that has an unusual message. Use the words “lemon” and “ecstasy” somewhere in the story. End the story with an electrical storm.
Prizes: $1,000 to winner, $250 for two runners up
Deadline: June 1, 2018, at 9 p.m.

Emerging Writer’s Contest

Publication: Ploughshares
Entry fee: $24 (USD), includes a 1-year subscription to Ploughshares and free submissions to 2018 reading period.
Prize: $2,000 (USD)
Submissions: Unpublished fiction and non-fiction (under 6,000 words), and poetry (3-5 pages).
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Zine Awards

Publication: Broken Pencil Magazine
Fee: BP Members can submit their first zine for $14 and can submit 2nd and 3rd zines for FREE. Non-member prices: first submission fee is $25. This comes with a 1-year subscription to Broken Pencil worth $32. Second and third submissions cost $10 each. There’s a maximum of three zine submissions per person.
Prize: $200 cash for each category winner. Winner of the Best Overall Zine gets an additional $400. Winners also be profiled in the magazine and on brokenpencil.com, and receive a Zine Awards trophy, which will be presented to them at Canzine Toronto. Both winners and nominees will have their zines sold on the BP store, be included at zine fairs and stores and presented at special displays at libraries.
Entry categories: Political Zine, Perzine, Comic Zine, Art Zine, Compilation Zine, Literary Zine, Micro Literary Journal, and Fanzine. Read more about the categories here.
Submissions: Zines should have been made between April 2017 and April 2018.
Deadline: July 1, 2018

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Seeking submissions? Email your call-out to anisa@brokenpencil.com. Subject line: Call for submissions.

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