Friday, February 20th is the first ever Zine Machine Festival in Durham, NC featuring all printed matter! Maybe it’s time to take a little trip, pick up a little barbecue and meet the zinesters of North Carolina? More info here.
Submissions to Broken Pencil’s annual fierce story competition are now open. This year it’s an all-genre battle, open to fiction, non-fiction, poetry and comics entries (up to 2,000 words.) Winners receive the Indie Writer’s Makeover, which includes a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate, a meeting with Globe & Mail culture columnist and novelist Russell Smith, and a meeting with one of Canada’s leading small-press publishers, BookThug!
Plus $200 cash and publication in the Spring 2015 edition of Broken Pencil. DEADLINE:DECEMBER 21, 2014 at 11:59pm. To enter and read complete rules, go here.
The Banff Centre’s Digital Narratives residency is perfect for writers wishing to use interactive technologies and associated digital concepts to explore, push the boundaries of, and create new forms of innovative narrative across multiple platforms. Develop your own narrative-driven project under the creative supervision of Eli Horowitz and Russell Quinn, the co-creators of The Silent History, described by the New York Times as “one of the most talked about new experiments [in publishing].” This unique three-week residency is open to writers of all literary genres, including fiction, non-fiction, screenwriters, documentary makers, animators and graphic novelists working within the digital landscape. The application deadline is December 10. For more information and to apply, please visit the program’s website.
A new zine for and by Indigenous and POC writers and artists is looking for submissions. Artists and photographers can send in 2-5 images, and writers should submit a writing sample and a pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org. More info here. Submissions are on a rolling basis.
Static Zinester Jess Lewis is putting together a handy dandy deck of icebreakers and other useful tricks for the socially awkward or anxious literary types amongst us (which is most of us, right? Conversation starters, provocative questions, and easy way outs are all welcome! Submit here.
Fabula Press’ short story contest opens for submissions December 1! First prize is $150, publication and two copies of the anthology, with second and third prize also involving cashola and publication. $10 to enter. More information here!