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Calls for Submissions Feat. Magic & Myths

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Flash 405

About: Multi-genre short form writing competition
Publisher: Exposition Review
Fee: $5
Prize: First and second place are published on the website and receive a cash prize. The amount $$$ depends on how many entries there are.
Submissions: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stage & screen and experimental are accepted. The theme is magic & myths. “Magic and myth are inextricably linked. The belief in magic—the strange, the supernatural, the divine—has infused our storytelling from the dawn of civilization, a conduit for our understanding of the natural world.”
Deadline: May 5, 2019

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The Washburn Chapbook Prize

About: Contest for micro-chapbooks written by women writers
Fee: $7
Prize: $100 + online publication in Harbor Review
Submitters: For
Deadline: May 31, 2019

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #3: Masking

Your Neurodiverse Friend

About: Third installment of zine series about what it means to be neurodiverse.
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Submissions: The theme for issue masking. Submit your personal narrative, origin story, misconceptions you’ve faced, how people could better interact/collaborate/interface with you, and aspirations of how you would like the movement to grow that can serve as a narrative for NTs understanding our people’s experiences.
Deadline: June 1, 2019

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Frontier Digital Chapbook Contest

About: Chapbook contest for emerging poets
Fee: 
$20
Prize:
 $2000 and digital publication in Frontier.
Submissions: Open for international poets, but poems must be in English. Manuscripts should be 10-30 pages of unpublished work.
Judge: Jericho Brown
Deadline: May 15, 2019

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Renegade chef

About: A zine exploring the impact Anthony Bourdain had on his fans, viewers and the public.
Submissions: Art, images, text or finished pages.
Deadline: May 31, 2019

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Staple Stanley Contest

Prize: One-year membership to the Zine League
Submissions: Download the Staple Stanley foldup toy, print him off and build him! Give him some accessories, maybe a diorama, and then send some photos/videos.
Deadline: April 30, 2019

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Zine Awards

Publication: Broken Pencil Magazine
Fee: $14-$25
Prize: $200 cash for each category winner. Winner of the Best Overall Zine gets an additional $400. Winners profiled in the magazine, online and receive 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.
Submissions: Maximum three zine submissions per person. Zines should have been made between April 2018 and July 2019.
Deadline: July 1, 2019

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