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Call for Submissions: Gameboy The Zine

A button, B button, or in between? This zine is themed around sports and videogames with an eye to alternative masculinities. Deadline is May 15th — art and writing is welcome! Check out the posting on tumblr.

Call for Submissions: Crooked Fagazine

Everyone’s favorite Montréal smut zine is back for Issue #6. Send texts or visuals to info@crookedfagazine.com by May 15th and get into the Facebook event for the submissions.

Call for Submissions: Crow Hollow 19

Crow Hollow 19 seeks unpublished work of ruthless blistering truth. Trust your own voice. Read more on their submissions page here:

Call for Submissions: Death Flails 3

This awesome, political, weirdo poem zine from Winnipeg is looking for submissions themed around “romance” or “romantic love” as well as art and photographs. Series of visual work are particularly encouraged. This is a broad reading of romance – romance as loneliness, romance attached to capitalism and colonialism, subverting what people think of as romantic. That kind of stuff. More information at the Facebook event.

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Call for Submissions: Beeline

A new zine welcoming comics, poetry, and art of all kind is starting off with the theme of “The Reptilian Brain.” Check it out! Email beelinepublication@gmail.com May 15th.

Call for Submissions: Pokémon Zine

Prepare to Fight! is a Pokézine seeking comics, illustrations and other visual work around any of the villainous bosses, teams or individual characters from the Pokémon world. Deadline is July 10, so take a look at the submission page. Email submissions to preparetofightzine@gmail.com

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Call for Zines: Tiny Libraries

Want your small zines and booklets housed in cassette carry cases across Europe? Yeah ya do! Tiny Library is putting fun little libraries in surprising places and they want you to be a part of it. More details here!

Call for Submissions: Addict

A new zine asks about how we label addicts (all forms of addiction) and is looking for art and writing about the topic. The deadline is May 10th 2016, email emilydeaguilar@icloud.com or check out the post on tumblr.

Call for Submissions: Crooked Fagazine

Everyone’s favorite Montréal smut zine is back for Issue #6. Send texts or visuals to info@crookedfagazine.com by May 15th and get into the Facebook event for the submissions.

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Call for Submissions: Learning to Ride

Silver Birch Press is seeking poems or prose about learning to ride your bike! I  mean that’s kind of great, right? More info on the blog post. Deadline April 15.

Call for Proposals: Disability and/in/through fanfiction

A special journal issue through the University of Waterloo is seeking works that explore isability in fanfiction, disability and fanfiction, and disability through fanfiction. How do disability and fanfiction interact with each other in fanfiction communities? How is disability represented in fanfiction and what meaning does/can/should it have? What roles do disabled fans play in how disability and disabled characters are understood in fandoms? How does white supremacy and heteropatriarchy/cissexism impact where disabled people feel included in online fanfiction communities? How do queerness, racialization, transness, gender, sexuality, class, as inseparable from our experiences of disability, inform and shape our love of fandom and fanfic? How do adaptive technologies influence the presence of which disabled fans can contribute in fanfic and in fanfic communities? What role does accessibility play in fanfiction communities, and for disabled fans? Lots more information on the website. Deadline April 15, 2016.

Call for Poems: HIV Here & Now

The HIV Here & Now Project continues to need your poems to keep the poem-a-day countdown going. The poet does not have to be HIV-positive and the poem does not have to be about HIV. Each poem honors a day in the poem-a-day countdown to 35 years of AIDS on June 5, 2016. The countdown is grim; your poem need only be beautiful. Submit with brief bio and author photo to michael@indolentbooks.com (photo as JPEG or other image file, please). Previously published poems are fine (include pub credit).

Call for Submissions: Smile Baby Zine

The theme of the first issue of Smile Baby is “Our Voices” – seeking submissions from anybody who can speak from the “I” perspective when discussing the experiences of young women and gender nonconforming youth. We’re talking about public space and gender here. Submission is easy, simply email smilebabymag@gmail.com with the title “SMILE BABY Zine Submission.” More info on the tumblr page.

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Call for Submissions: Beyond 2 Queer Sci-fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology

After a hugely successful first edition, the folks at Beyond are accepting pitches for their second volume, taking up the theme of urban fantasy and post-apocalypse. Check it out! 

Call for Submissions: Envisioning Washroom Utopias

A zine intended to be a collaborative re-imagining of washrooms and public space. What are your experiences with publis washrooms and how could the ACTUALLY be accessible/safer/better? Deadline is May 15. Lots more information here on the facebook event.

Call for Submissions: Lazy Fascist Review

Lazy Fascist Review is a biannual print literary journal offering a home for fiction that slips through the cracks. Lazy Fascist likes stories that are weird and a little fucked up, with sentences that cut like knives. Check out the submission guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: subTerrain

Our good pals at subTerrain are accepting submissions of fiction, poetry and non-ifction to their Summer issue and their Winter Nostalgia issue! Check out the submission guidelines on their website here. 

Call for Submissions: Mizna

Mizna continuously seeks original writing for upcoming publications. Contributors do not have to be of Arab descent provided their work is of relevance to the Arab-American community. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. More information here.

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Call for Submissions: The Devil in my Lunchbox (Marilyn Manson Fanzine)

Manson!! The makers of this fanzine are looking for writing, art, feelings, whatever as it relates to Marilyn Manson. Deadline is March 31, more information on the tumblr post! 

Call for Performers: Too Queer – a Bi Visibility Cabaret

This Pride, Katie Sly and Buddies in Bad Times invites submissions from writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, theatre artists, and performance artists with pieces that discuss bisexuality and pansexuality to be a part of the cabaret on June 25, 2016 in Toronto. Deadline to submit is April 17. More info here

Call for Chapbooks: Saucepot Publishing

The awesome tiny tiny California press Saucepot is looking for chapbooks 10-30 pages.  They publish some of our fave little books so go for it! More info on their site! 

Call for Submissions: Tenderloin

Tenderloin is a monthly journal that features 5-10 poems by a single author. That could be you. More info here.

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Call for Submissions: Luna Luna Magazine
Luna Luna Magazine is looking for your dark & sexy confessions; vulnerable pieces on love and friendships; unrestrained views on sex & sexuality; the dark & the occult; & others: roundups, features, photo essays, lifestyle articles, hauls, videos. Experimentation with form welcome.

Please send your pitches/essays to lunalunasubmit@gmail.com or fill out the form on the site.

Call for Submissions: White Dads Zine

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White Dads Zine will now be taking rolling submissions from people of colour fathered by white men! Though if you want to be a part of the 1ST EVER ISSUE, submit sooner rather than later. Send submissions to whitedadszine@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Saltfront

saltfront is an arts and literary journal for a radically new type of ecological storytelling. We are searching for the newest and most vibrant eco-lyrical expressions, new ways to tell stories of what it means to be human amidst the monumental ecological
transformations taking place on this planet. Submissions for issue 5 are open until March 31st. 

 

 

Call for Submissions: Halifax Zine Residency

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The Anchor Archive Zine Residency, Inkstorm Screenprinting Collective and Sad Rad Music Collective have opened submissions for their summer zine residency! Formerly the Roberts Street Residency (the crew has now moved into RadStorm), the residency invites zinesters to spend two to four weeks in Halifax plunging through the massive Anchor Archive, connecting with the local community and making zines, prints, music — really, whatever their hearts desire!

“It helped to remind me why making zines is important to me,” says Kate Larson of New Paltz, NY, the persistent zinester behind “no better than apples” among others. Kate’s project “SOMETIMES” came out of 3 weeks in August 2015, where she took advantage of all of the resources available to her to make a zine and a tape, meant to be enjoyed together (check out the final product here)

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“I think I was the only resident last year that did a project incorporating music, screenprinting, and zine-making,” said Kate, who said she decided to apply after hearing that Sad Rad Music Collective had jumped on board. “To me, the residency was perfect… I make music and I make zines and I screenprint, and the opportunity to have access to all of those things and time to explore each one and combine them all into a final project felt so exciting to me.”

For Robin Markle, the dedicated time was the greatest resource of all.

“Just having two weeks set aside to work on the project with no other obligations was the most helpful thing for me,” she explained. Her project, a zine dedicated to Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs, was featured in a Creative Politics piece she wrote for Broken Pencil Issue 68.

The deadline for applications is February 22. Learn all about how to apply and what you could do at robertsstreet.org/residency

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Call for Submissions: Spirit Zine

A zine celebrating spirituality of, for, and from people of color. Connecting ancestry, practice, oppression, healing and more, Spirit is accepting stories, poems, dreams, spells, visions, art, and submissions of all media. Submit to threecowries@gmail.com by October 1, 2015, and check out the call for submissions here. 

Call for Submissions: Ace Positivity Zine

Ace Toronto still needs submissions for the second issue of their zine, themed around positive experiences of the asexual and aromantic spectrum. Deadline is October 10th, and submissions are welcome to asexytoronto.zine@gmail.com. Check out the posting! 

 

Call for Submissions: Dreams of Orisha Zine

Dreams of Orisha is a zine series that celebrates the brilliance, magick and creative richness that is Black queer and trans women and Black non-binary people of Canada. Currently they are accepting submissions to Volume 1, Oya, a warrior orisha of the Niger River who is loyal, unapologetic, and fiercelet protective. Submit to dreamsoforisha@queerofgender.com with the subject Oya Submission by November 1, 2015.

Call for Submissions: OCZ

OCZ will be a zine by and for people who have obsessive compulsive disorder, including folks who are self-diagnosed. Writing and artwork will be accepted through the deadline of January 2, 2016. Submit to feralismyheart@gmail.com.

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Got art about the future of food and farming? Country Heritage Park wants to know! 

Call for Submissions: Naked Heart – The LGBTQ Festival of Words

Glad Day is putting on a queer lit festival! It’s gonna be awesome, and you can be a part of it. It runs October 16-18. Sign up here!

Call for Submissions: Future of Food and Farming 2041: Changes and Choices

Country Heritage Park invites artists to submit works for an exhibition in October in Milton, ON. Works should explore the theme of the future of food and farming. Deadline is September 20th. Submit to s.powell065@sympatico.ca. $20 entry fee.

Call for Submissions: OCZ

OCZ will be a zine by and for people who have obsessive compulsive disorder, including folks who are self-diagnosed. Writing and artwork will be accepted through the deadline of January 2, 2016. Submit to feralismyheart@gmail.com.

Call for Entries: The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Restless Books has a new prize created to foster emerging writers of sharp, culture-straddling writing that addresses American identity in a clobal age. The prize? $10,000 and a book deal. The fee? none. What are you waiting for? Submissions run September through December. More information on their website.

Call for Submissions: Dreams of Orisha Zine

Dreams of Orisha is a zine series that celebrates the brilliance, magick and creative richness that is Black queer and trans women and Black non-binary people of Canada. Currently they are accepting submissions to Volume 1, Oya, a warrior orisha of the Niger River who is loyal, unapologetic, and fiercelet protective. Submit to dreamsoforisha@queerofgender.com with the subject Oya Submission by November 1.

Call for Entries: 3 Day Novel Contest

Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in 72 hours? The annual International 3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. The contest takes place every Labour Day long weekend, and attracts writers from around the world. This year’s 3-Day Novel Contest runs from September 5–Sept. 7, 2015! Register now. 

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Call for Submissions: Not Trans Enough

Not Trans Enough is a compilation zine about the erasure of non passing and non conforming trans identified people. Lots of important details on the submissions event. Deadline September 30th. Email eddiewoah@gmail.com with Not Trans Enough in the subject line.

Call for Submissions: CANVAS

LGBTQI youth (ages 10-25) writers and poets are invited to submit monologues and poems reflecting their lived experiences. There will also be a reading to go along with it. Deadline August 21. Submit here.

Call for Submissions: Parking Lot Playground

Gay 4 Pay Press is putting together a compilation zine about cruising and public sex in Toronto. Submit your favorite cruising spots, one star cruising reviews, critical approaches to cruising, funny art, or whatever to jvalelly@gmail.com or eric.levitt123@gmail.com. More in the call out here. Deadline September 16.

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Call for Submissions: Dreams of Orisha Zine

Dreams of Orisha is a zine series that celebrates the brilliance, magick and creative richness that is Black queer and trans women and Black non-binary people of Canada. Currently they are accepting submissions to Volume 1, Oya, a warrior orisha of the Niger River who is loyal, unapologetic, and fiercelet protective. Submit to dreamsoforisha@queerofgender.com with the subject Oya Submission by November 1.

Call for Submissions: Sad, Sick, & Hungry: Call for Submissions

A loveine for when you need some help feeding yourself. If you are chronically sick, depressed, anxious, or have trouble staying nourished, think of submitting to this zine at sadsickhungry@gmail.com by September 15, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Not Trans Enough

Not Trans Enough is a compilation zine about the erasure of non passing and non conforming trans identified people. Lots of important details on the submissions event. Deadline September 30th. Email eddiewoah@gmail.com with Not Trans Enough in the subject line.

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Call for Submissions: rip/torn

Issue 6 is created by the body; our body, your body. Send unpublished submissions to riptorncollective@gmail.com by October 1.

Call for Submissions: The Riveter Review Issue 5

The Riveter Review is a feminist literary arts magazine. They’re currently accepting submissions of photography, poetry, prose, drawings, paintings, essays and more. Submit by August 31. Email theriveterreview@gmail.com. More information on their website.

Call for Vendors: MADE by Feminists

Do you make stuff, and identify as a feminist? Or do you want to get the word out about your feminist organization? The Feminist Art Conference is accepting vendors for the 2015 conference at OCAD U in Toronto. September 4th is the deadline, September 26th and 27th are the days of the market.  $15-30. Email torontofac@gmail.com with the subject “MADE by Feminists”

Call for Entries: Tinderbox Poetry Prize

$500 first prize, $250 runner up for this contest that runs until August 21st. Ocean Vuong judges. Check out tinderboxpoetry.com. This is an awesome journal!

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Call for Submissions: Drought Anthology

The Editors of Fern Rock Falls, Noah’s Shoes, Uttered Chaos, & Tiger’s Eye presses have joined together to create an anthology of poems about drought. Deadline September 30th. Send up to 3 poems. Email drought.anthology@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Dear Fatty

A collection of letters, artwork, poetry, collages and photography all related to the personal experiences growing up fat, and the advice you wish someone would’ve given you when you were younger.

Deadline is July 31st. Email submissions to archivesixdistro@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Beautiful Minds Magazine

Beautiful Minds is looking for essays, memoir pieces and journalism, as well as art and photography exploring young adult experiences with mental health and mental illness. Email beautifulmindsmagazine@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: A3 Review Writing Contest

The topic is Journeys, the word limit 150. $5 entry fee. Winners receive cash prizes.

 

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Zine Libraries are essential resources! Help build one for youth in Hamilton by donating zines. 

Call for Zines: Hamilton Youth Zine Library

Our good pal semo distro is helping to start a zine library for youth in downtown Hamilton, Ontario and they need your help! The library will be hosted by the NGen Youth Centre, a community centre for people between the ages of 13 and 24 that is home to a diverse array of events, projects, and programming.

While all zines (personal, political, poetry, art) are welcome, it would be especially sweet to get titles by zinesters with experiences similar to those who come through the centre, which includes migrants, youth of colour, hip-hop heads, youth experiencing homelessness, slam poets, and others.

If you’ve got something that might be up our alley, get in touch at hamiltonyouthzinelibrary@riseup.net.
We can also cover printing if you’ve got a pdf file of your zine that you can send.
Thanks!

Call for Entries: Aestas 2015

Win money and get published in the Nivalis 2015 anthology. Judges Clare Wallace, Brett Alan Sanders, Anisha Bhaduri and Joanna Ezekiel read for this contest which includes literary fiction, suspense, horror, stories with a historical or mythological bent. Contact editors@fabulapress.com for queries. $10 entry free.

Call for Submissions: Now What?

Now that we’ve got marriage equality in the USA, what’s next? All opinions, rants, esasys, poems, narratives, bits, pieces are welcome. Submissions of all kinds should be sent to wabisabizinez@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: HIV Here & Now

Indolent Books is putting together an anthology about living with HIV in 2015. All voices are welcome. Read more on their submittable page.

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Call for Submissions: Fatass Cutie

A comix/art comp zine about being fat in this world. The poster above (from tumblr) says it all. Submit by August 1st!

Call for Submissions: Theory Boner Zine Manifesto Issue

Exploring and celebrating intersections of feminist queer and anti-racist theory and creative practice uniting in creative ways to manifest our mutual rejection of the white-supremacist-settler capitalist and heterosexist patriarchy. This is a call for multi-voiced manifestos that incite intentional feminist, queer and anti-racist contemplation about the processes of being here, surviving now, and resisting together. We are in a time when slut walks, flawless talks, pussy riots and black lives matter generate new perspectives and performances. In this climate the measures of domination change, negotiating majority culture changes, and sustaining resistance to and optimism against the white-hetero- patriarchy changes. Theory Boner wants artists and academics to come together and consider our various climates of change through either written or visual work we want your feminist manifesto. Deadline was June 30, but I bet you could get away with a late submission of 250-500 words to theoryboner@gmail.com

Call for Entries: Helen Schaible International Shakesperean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest

Submit one entry of one of the aforementioned sonnet styles, original and unpublished. Cash prizes!

Call for Submissions: Now What?

Now that we’ve got marriage equality in the USA, what’s next? All opinions, rants, esasys, poems, narratives, bits, pieces are welcome. Submissions of all kinds should be sent to wabisabizinez@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions: Funny Women

It’s a new zine focusing on women in comedy/the lack thereof. Send in your funniest bits — one liners, satire, funny stories, comics, tales of failed jokes, joke regrets, funny women you love, feminism and comedy, whatever you think will fit! Submissions are due to funnywomenzine@gmail.com by July 25th.

Call for Submissions: Understorey
Second Story Women’s Centre is accepting submissions on motherhood and mothering for the Fall 2015 issue of Understorey Magazine, a quarterly publication that publishes empowering literary works written by women writers who reside in Nova Scotia. Pays up to $65 a story! Deadline is September 30, 2015. More details here. 

Call for Submissions: No Missing Pieces Zine

Anybody who identifies as autistic, from all corners of the spectrum, is welcome to submit to this project. More information here. Submit to feralismyheart@gmail.com. Final deadline July 19th.

Call for Submissions: Hoax Zine #11

Hoax is back again! It’s a feminist compilation zine and this issue is about strategy. Lots of ideas and details at the submissions posting. Deadline July 31.

Call for Submissions: Dionysus Experiment Zine #4

Dionysus Experiment is an arts, activism, and community focused zine. Rather than giving you a submissions theme, they will be making a theme out of your submissions. Accepting anything that can be printed on paper. More info here. 

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Call for Entries: Bear Review Broadside Contest

Broadsides are cool again. Submit in 3-5 poems (under 20 lines) and win $100 and 25 prints. Deadline August 31st. $10 entry. More info on the site.

Call for Proposals: 33 1/3

Everyone loves these cute little books delving critically into important (and sometimes obscure) albums. This is your chance! Write a book about your favorite record! Check out the open call here.

Call for Submissions: Hokis Pokis

Hokis Pokis is a collaborative zine for and by Armenian girls around the world. Art, stories, poetry, and anything else on the theme of magic and myths for this first issue. Deadline is June 8. Send submissions to hokispokiszine@gmail.com.

Call for Entries: Monstrosities of the Midway

A literary contest from Midway Journal with $1000 and publication at stake for the winning poem (or group of poems), short story, or work of nonfiction. Judge is Dorianna Laux and entry is $15. Deadline June 30th. More information on the Midway website.

 

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Call for Submissions: Body Positive Zine Issue 3 and the No Means Yes, Right? Street Harassment Issue 2 zine.

Currently accepting submissions for both of these awesome feminist zines! Deadline is August 1 but earlier is better. Check out this neat picture above for more details, and send submissions to gracieology@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions: Crooked Fagazine Issue 5
t’s time to start putting together the fifth instalment of the sleaziest scumdump fag-rag to ever splatter bad taste across the globe, which means you’ve got to roll up those sleeves, work up that elbow grease and pull out some intimate writing from deep inside of you. Deadline May 31.

Call for Submissions: Ms. Pac-Man Noir

Ms. Pac-Man as a femme fatale? Obviously. Ms. Pac-Man Noir is a chapbook co-edited by Terri Favro and one of our own fiction editors, A.G. Pasquella. Have you got a noir-style Ms. Pac-man short story or poem handy? Probably, but if not, put one together and send it in to agpasquella@yahoo.com by THIS SUNDAY May 31, 2015. Estimated launch date: Fall 2015. Check out the posting.
Call for Submissions: New Toronto Works

Pleasure Dome is seeking short experimental film/video works, expanded cinema performances and media art installations by Toronto-based artists for the annual New Toronto Works Show.

Works must be produced after January 2014 and be no longer than 15 minutes. To submit please send a weblink of the work, single page synopsis, and artist bio to newtorontoworks@gmail.com or send/ drop-off submission preview to:

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Call for Submissions: Indigo Womyn

A new zine looking at creating and honoring spaces, communities, and conversations around black women’s health. See the image above for more details!

Call for Submissions: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an anthology of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, critical essays and visual art that features the voices and stories of Black American’s and all communities of color responding to this nation’s continued police brutality directed at our community. Submit piece and, on a separate sheet, bio including name, email, phone and titles, to itisourturntospeak@gmail.com by June 20, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Yellow Noise

A new Canadian magazine for Asian identified artists and writers bent on the destruction of the model minority myth and the systemic racism that created it. Submit your art/writing or proposals by July 31st to submissions@yellownoise.ca. More info on their site!

Call for Submissions: Totally Radical Muslims 4

TRM is seeking submissions on the theme of rage! Or anger, discontent, frustration, resignation, overcoming, healing, unleashing, the edge. All self-identified muslims are encouraged to submit. Deadline is June 5, email submissions to islamophobia.zine@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Living with HIV Poetry Anthology

Indolent Books is putting together an anthology about living with HIV in 2015. All voices are welcome. Read more on their submittable page.

Call for Submissions: Short Speculative Fiction by Transgender Writers

 Topside Press is now accepting submissions for an anthology of short speculative fiction by self-identified transgender writers. Publication would be Fall 2016, and its paid! Deadline is December 1, 2015, so you have some time. Check out the post! 

 

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Call for Submissions: Sex Worker Feelz

A zine about negative experience in sex work by and for sex workers only! There are lots of great zines out there about positive and neutral experiences with sex work, but it’s important to talk about negative aspects as well. The zine will be in hard copy format only for reasons of discretion. Email submissions, questions, comments, and pleas for extensions to radicalsuccubus@gmail.com. Details here! 

Call for Submissions: Xpace

Xpace Cultural Centre accepts proposals of all media from student and emerging artists, curators and/or designers. Mail or drop off submissions to 2-303 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2W5. More details on the facebook posting, Deadline is May 23.

Call for Submissions: Origins Journal

Origins Journal explores the narrative arts through the lens of Identity. They are looking for writing that tells the reader something about a character’s roots, what makes them unique. The fall issue focuses on the theme of shame. Full guidelines here. Deadline August 1.

Call for Submissions: Burn Something Zine

It’s the Dialogue issue! Now accepting submissions of conversations for a new edition of Burn Something, which is focused on amplifying the voices of women of color. Get creative! Deadline is Monday June 15th. More info here! Image

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Call for Submissions: Problem Skin Zine

A zine about skin conditions based in body positivity. Submissions should be half-sized, black and white, print resolution and no longer than 1 page front to back. Send writing, drawings, comics, poetry, photos etc to burndowntheinternet@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an anthology of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, critical essays and visual art that features the voices and stories of Black American’s and all communities of color responding to this nation’s continued police brutality directed at our community. Submit piece and, on a separate sheet, bio including name, email, phone and titles, to itisourturntospeak@gmail.com by June 20, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Oni Press

Oni Press is accepting submissions throughout May! Aspiring creators, send your portfolio or pitch to Oni through email. Lots more important details in the guidelines post. Check it out.

Call for Submissions: Cat Sneeze Zines

Cat Sneeze is looking for Ottawa writers to contribute to a breakup themed zine. Any format, and length! Anyone interested should email catsneezezines@gmail.com. Deadline is May 15th.

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Call for Submissions: Parkdale Film + Video Showcase

PFVS is an annual festival which presents and celebrates the work of Parkdale’s creative community through dynamic programming including film and video screenings, critical discussions, installations and performance. Submit film, video, and instalation work. Parkdale based artists and artists doing work about Parkdale are all invited! More information about the details on the facebook event page . Deadline is Monday, May 4th. Submit here! 

Call for Submissions: What Will People Say: A Collective of Tamil LGBTQQ + Allies

“What Will People Say” Collective  aims to provide a platform for LGBTQQ Tamils to share our stories, create a supportive community, organize cultural resistance to oppression. They are creating a bilingual (English/Tamil) zine and a blog as spaces to share the stories, experiences and dreams of LGBTQQ people safely and anonymously. What Will People Say is accepting submissions from Tamils of all ages who identify as LGBTQQ for the zine and the blog. Deadline is May 1. There are lots of prompts and other bits of info on the blog, go take a look!

Call for Submissions: Hyperlink v2.0

Analog Preservation Netowrk is now accepting submissions for their annual publication, a 30 minute limited edition VHS showcasing experimentla video art. Submit works around and under 5 minutes. send video art, GIFs, short films and MP3s to analogpreservationnetwork@gmail.com. Deadline May 10, here is the posting!

Call for Submissions: Bahamut Journal

Bahamut, a multinational literary (print) journal published bi-annually by Underland Press, is open to submissions of thematically or formally progressive fiction, nonfiction, interview, memoir, and cross-genre work that explore identity in a global framework …
Payment: 6 cents/word plus two contributor copies. Peep it. 

Call for Submissions: Bye Bye Bukowski

Hyacinth Girl Press is a feminist small press focusing on feminism, mysticism, and scientific inquiry together with awesome poetry. This current call for submission is a themed anthology, specifically for erasure found poems. Check out the posting! Deadline April 30.

Call for Submissions: Slut Island Festival

The second year of Slut Island means bigger, badder, queerer freakness! Submit bands, performance acts, installation ideas, or anything else you think will fit in to this feminist satanic intergalactic femme fest! Check out their submissions page. Deadline May 1.

Call for Submissions: “it seems like nothing gets any better” – a zine for trans women & mental health

A zine for trans women and trans feminine people dealing with mental health struggles, neurodivergence, psychiatric whatever, trauma, recovery, addiction, institutions. More details on the call for submissions, deadline is May 20th.

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Call for Submissions: TOTAL TRASH #2

TOTAL TRASH is a disposable camera love zine, documenting artworks created using a disposable camera. Send up to 5 images to totaltrashzine@gmail.com in JPG form by April 30th, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Brinks Building

The famed OCAD building at 60 McCaul has been sold and will soon be demolished. Submissions of any artistic discipline from OCAD U students, alumni and faculty are accepted. Email your proposal to thebrinksbulding@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Dimensions

A new zine exploring the effects of mental health on the self is accepting art, poetry, and other writing. Send submissions to mobiusclezines@yahoo.co.uk

Call for Submissions: Meerkat

Meerkat Press is looking for short fiction for their anthology Love Hurts. Speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy only. Deadline is April 30. More info here.

Call for Proposals: Vtape Curatorial Incubator v13: The Job of Life

Every year Vtape offers this amazing opportunity to take workshops conducted by established curators and artists specializing in media arts, to research in Vtape’s massive archive and to develop a presentation for next spring. This year’s theme is the Job of Life. Deadline May 22. Check it out.

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Call for Submissions: 2015 TAIS Showcase and Psychedelic Anijam

The Toronto Animated Image Society is accepting new independent animation for their showcase (July 25th) and their Anijam, which is themed Psychedelia. The deadline for the showcase is May 15, and for the Anijam, May 29. 10 minutes and under. Check it out! 

Call for Submissions: Slut Island Festival

The second year of Slut Island means bigger, badder, queerer freakness! Submit bands, performance acts, installation ideas, or anything else you think will fit in to this feminist satanic intergalactic femme fest! Check out their submissions page.  Deadline May 1.

Call for Submissions: +15 Soundscape

Sound artists from across Canada are invited to submit multichannel sound art proposals for the +15 pedway system located in Arts Commons (specific location overlooks the Scene Shop and is located between Calgary City Hall and the Glenbow Museum).

The selected piece must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length and will loop continuously for four months. This project reaches a diverse population of all ages; content must be suitable for public spaces. More info on the call out page! Deadline, April 14 (ack! soon!)

Call for Submissions: Bra/breasts poems

Les Femmes Folles Books, a feminist micro-press, is celebrating poetry month by asking for poems on the topic of bras/breasts. You have until April 30th! Check out the daily prompts on their facebook and send submissions of art and poetry on the theme of bras and breasts to lesfemmesfollesbooks@gmail.com.

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Call for Submissions: Camp Wavelength

 

Wavelength is launching a new “intimate, boutique festival” on Toronto Island at the end of August, seeking the best indie music and art from Canada and everywhere. The theme? “Another World.” Submit a proposal to contact@wavelengthtoronto.com including the words CAMP WAVELENGTH SUBMISSION in the subject heading. The event will be August 28-30, and the deadline is April 16.

Call for Submissions: “it seems like nothing gets any better” – a zine for trans women & mental health

A zine for trans women and trans feminine people dealing with mental health struggles, neurodivergence, psychiatric whatever, trauma, recovery, addiction, institutions. More details on the call for submissions, deadline is May 20th.

Call for Submissions: Bosc:Rev 4

Issue 4 of the DIY poetry and flash-fiction zine is open for subs on the themes of revolution and free-speech, taking over from the hi-fi Boscombe Revolution and published by Hesterglock Press. Send a max of 6 poems or 300 word flash fiction to hesterglockpress@gmail.com. Deadline May 3.

Call for Submissions: Fill Their Shoes

Fill Their Shoes is a zine about being the other woman, the scarlet letter, being a bit on the side, being a secondary lover, the special guest, the homewrecker, and alla dat! Submissions welcome from everyone with a tale to tell, regardless of gender or sexuality. Call for

Submissions: Kapusula – Summer School

Kapsula magazine welcomes you to Summer School — the reading list gets shorter, the deadlines are flexible, and the profs are a joke. For its third volume, Kapsula offers you a carte blanche to break rules and go on vacation with your writing, so long as it fits into the stories and themes begun in its previous issues. Check out the call for submissions here.

 

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Can you upgrade this Hank Hill face? Show it off! Download the Blank Hill zine template here and shoot your submissions to blankhillzine@gmail.com by April 27th. Guys, this is hilarious. Do it.

Call for Submissions: Totally Radical Muslims 4

TRM is seeking submissions on the theme of rage! Or anger, discontent, frustration, resignation, overcoming, healing, unleashing, the edge. All self-identified muslims are encouraged to submit. Deadline is June 5, email submissions to islamophobia.zine@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Complicating Veganism

A new zine exploring veganism, food justive and animal rights from perspectives that complicate these topics. Submissions could explore issues or problems within these movements, accessibility, intersections of veganism with race, class, colonialism, fat identitiy, gender, trauma, madness, disability and other social locations, connections with capitalism, and really anything else! Deadline is April 10th. Send submissions to complicatingveganism@gmail.com

Call for Entries: 2015 bpNichol Chapbook Award

The grand prize for chapbook authors and makers, the author receives $4,000 and the publisher receives $500. Submissions must have been published in 2014, and the poet must be Canadian. The deadline for submissions is May 29, 2015. More information on the Meet the Presses website.

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Call for Submissions: Ms. Pac-Man Noir

Ms. Pac-Man as a femme fatale? Obviously. Ms. Pac-Man Noir is a chapbook co-edited by Terri Favro and one of our own fiction editors, A.G. Pasquella. Have you got a noir-style Ms. Pac-man short story or poem handy? Probably, but if not, put one together and send it in to agpasquella@yahoo.com by May 31, 2015. Estimated launch date: Fall 2015. Check out the posting.

Call for Submissions: illiterature issue v. the graphic novel

Puddles of Sky Press is looking for poetry that will lend itself to the form of the graphic novel. This issue of illiterature will lean heavily towards concrete/visual poetry. More info on the submissions event. Deadline is May 1!

Call for Submissions: Queer Confessions – Brave New World

Toronto’s Queer Confessions series is looking for your deepest (or shallowest!) confessions to read on April 2. Submissions are due March 20, and the event in April will be PWYC.

Call for Submissions: Action Books

To celebrate Action Books’ 10th anniversary, it’s an open reading period! Full-length manuscripts of poetry, translation, and genre-promiscuous work. Reading fee of $20, but hey, you might get published!  Check it out!

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Call for Submissions: Milkweed

Milkweed is a multimedia erotic zine, which includes (but is not limited to) fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, illustration, collage, and photography. They are seeking submissions from sex-positive folks who cum with a wide range of bodies and sexual experiences. Submission will be private, and pseudonyms are welcome. Deadline is April 30, 2015. Submit to
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Call for Submissions: The Broken City

The Broken City is an online literature arts magazine currently accepting submissions for their paranormal issue: “The truth is out there.” Is your house haunted? Have you written an ode to the Loch Ness Monster? Need somewhere to send that short story about a Sasquatch that lives with a human family? Did you snap a photo of a blurry spot of light that could conceivably be a UFO?

Send your sightings, poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations and photography to thebrokencitymag@yahoo.com.

More details at www.thebrokencitymag.com/submissions.html. Deadline June 1, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Breach Magazine

Breach is currently accepting submissions for its launch on the theme of decolonial aesthetics. They are not only interested in writing that employs a decolonial framework, but also that which is critical of decolonial views as they are commonly held in both activist circles and contemporary art practice. See http://www.breachmagazine.ca/ for details.

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Call for Submissions: Bro Talk

Bro Talk is a zine for male identifying people to talk about dismantling rape culture. The April issue is about body image, eating disorders, gender dysphoria, steroids, and all things bodily. Email brotalkzine@gmail.com

Calls for Submissions: Vandercave

The online humour magazine Vandercave has an open call for submissions until March 17 for its second issue. Vandercave is seeking humorous content in any form (writing, illustration, film, music, etc.). The website is here!

Call for Submissions: Death Flails

Winnipeg’s Janis Maudlin is kicking off a biannual literary compilation looking for submissions of experimental/alternative poetry, prose and maybe essays. No boring stuff please!
“sincere and ironic nihilistic radical anarchism” is a baseline politic for this, so what’s the worst that could happen? Deadline is April 20th 2015. Email luckyskeletons@gmail.com with the word “submission” as the subject.

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Call for Submissions: Short Speculative Fiction by Transgender Writers

 Topside Press is now accepting submissions for an anthology of short speculative fiction by self-identified transgender writers. Publication would be Fall 2016, and its paid! Deadline is December 1, 2015, so you have some time. Check out the post! 

Call for Submissions: Male Survivor Zine

Looking for personal experiences and ideas from male survivors of  sexual abuse and rape. Lots of suggestions and a basic framework for the zine here.

Calls for Submissions: Ottawa International Animation Festival

The OIAF is seeking new animated works to showcase in the capital this September. Check out their submissions page to see the categories and guidelines.

Call for Submissions: bpNichol Chapbook Award 2015

This award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form. The prize is awarded to the best chapbook, with the author receiving $4000 and the publisher receiving $500. Interested authors or publishers, submit three copies of a chapbook in English, published in Canada in 2014, to Meet the Presses by May 29, 2015. More info on their submissions post! 

Call for Submissions: Gay 4 Pay Press

Gay 4 Pay Press, a radical gay zine distro that our assistant editor Jonathan Valelly is involved with, is seeking submissions for two zines. The first is a second edition zine about consent in gay/MSM contexts, and the other is a zine about fantasies and turn-ons at the cusp of adolescence, asking — what turned you on before you knew what i meant to be turned on? Deadline for both is March 16, 2015.

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Call for Submissions: Gay 4 Pay Press

Gay 4 Pay Press, a radical gay zine distro that our assistant editor Jonathan Valelly is involved with, is seeking submissions for two zines. The first is a second edition zine about consent in gay/MSM contexts, and the other is a zine about fantasies and turn-ons at the cusp of adolescence, asking — what turned you on before you knew what i meant to be turned on? Deadline for both is March 16, 2015.

Call for Submissions: In Your Pocket: After Midnight

The RT Collective is inviting queer artists to ponder the nightlife by making videos using their smartphones. Selected works will screen as part of the 2015 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Submit your project description and you may be offered a budget.screening fee of $200. Send in some previous work and a proposal using the form found on the collective’s page.

Call for Submissions: Qahwa Project

The Qahwa Project is an online art and opinion magazine for Arabs. They’re seeking submissions of writing, photography, and art about Arab women’s empowerment. Check out the posting here.

Call for Submissions: Femme Filth #1: Femme4Femme

Are you a femme4femme? What myths would you like to tear about about femme relationships? What are their limits and potentials? Femme Filth a zine that wants you to ask about community, relationships, language. To share crafts, tips, music. And to celebrate all things femme! More info on their posting here. Deadline June 1.

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Call for Submissions: Anchor Archive Residency (Halifax)

The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad have come through once again! They’re inviting zinemakers, printers, performers, writers, musicians, makers, shakers, and more to Halifax for a residency of two to four weeks between May and September. They’ll provide space, equipment, materials, support, and housing. This is awesome! However deadline is Saturday February 28. For an application form and info package, please email residenct@robertsstreet.org

Call for Submissions: his + her
Two biannual publications under the same umbrella ment to bridge queers, amplify their stories, and spotlight their talents. Writers, photographers, illustrators and others are invited to submit! More info on their submissions page.

Call for Submissions: Winged Snail Mail Zine #2 Typewriters

Winged Snail Mail is a twice yearly snail mail themed zine! Do you love you PO Box? Do you resent stamp collectors? Submit your mail art how-to’s, envelope tutorials, reviews, penpal stories, or whatever else is relevant to wingedsnail99@hotmail.ca (email for mailing addresS) The Issue #2 theme is typewriters! What’s your fave font? Model? Ever mailed one? Submit!

Call for Submissions: SkyMall Fanzine

ZAPP’s next edition of Xeongraphic is a tribute to the late SkyMall. Submit to info@zappseattle.com by March 1.

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Call for Submissions: Screenqueens

February is Women in Horror month! Screenqueens is hoping to showcase some brilliant women-made horror film and video. Check out the submissions page. Deadline February 15!

Call for Submissions: Geist Literary Postcard Story Contest

Geist magazine is hosting their 11th annual micro fiction contest – send in a postcard. Fiction or non fiction, 500 words max. First prize is $500! Deadline extended to February 28th. Check out the submissions page. 

Call for Submissions: Poetry Is Dead

Jobs, work, labour, and the market. Ugh. Or, not? In any case, this issue of Poetry Is Dead is looking for writing that deals explicitly with work and class. More info on their submissions page.  Deadline is August 15th but it will sneak up on you!

Call for Submissions: illiterature issue v. the graphic novel

Puddles of Sky Press is looking for poetry that will lend itself to the form of the graphic novel. This issue of illiterature will lean heavily towards concrete/visual poetry. More info on the submissions event. Deadline is May 1!

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Call for Submissions: Letters from Bummer Camp

What is Bummer Camp? I don’t know, but you should probably submit your fun stuff for a compilation zine from a New Jersey zine distro – lettersfrombummercamp@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: A Spacey Zine + Mix Tape

Love the cosmos? Hail from outerspace? Dream about being an astronaut? Are you HAL? Lindsay Cahill (who brought you the Simpson’s art show at Videofag among other brilliant things) will be launching a new zine and mix tape about outer space in the Fall that’s set to feature work from Eileen Myles and Christian Bok. Send a bit about you and the work to cahill.linds@gmail.com by March 31. More information on the call for submissions event.

Call for Submissions: Patterns Magazine

Patterns Magazine endeavours toward social and political change by publishing and disseminating art and creative writing along with critical essays, reviews and interviews on featured topics. Email your submissions to submit@patternsmagazine.com including your name, a brief bio, a website, submission title, and a brief statement. More information at their call for submissions page. Deadline January 31.

Call for Submissions: Revolver

Revolver is looking for artworks, recipes, weird video art/gags, ridiculous text conversations, chemical formulas, sex advice questions/answers, childhood memories—anything you think would be interesting for other people to see. They’re also looking for “shots with strangers,” for those of you who are brave enough to strike up conversations with strangers and trade them a shot for a story. More info on their submit page.

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Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous

The third installation of Dear Anonymous is on its way! Better than Missed Connections, tYik Yak, or any of those newfangled internet anonymities, write your passionate message to your cat or your sardonic criticism of your mom’s tuna casserole or anything else your heart desires! 1-500 words. Rolling submissions.

Call for Submissions: Fruit Face Zine

Fruit Face is a zine about doing you own damn thing with make up. Accepting any feminist take on adornment, decoration, and powders in the form of stories, essays, photos, artwork, poetry and more.

Call for Submissions: BBC Radio Opening Lines

Writers new to radio are invited to submit their stories for recording. 1900 – 2000 words in length, with an emphasis on narrative and which lend themselves to being read out loud. Deadline February 13.

Call for Submissions: The Jenny Catlin Chapbook Competition

ELJ Publications is looking for hybrid, experimental, edgmy chapbook manuscripts. $2 entry fee, $100 award, 10 free copies of the collection and a standard ELJ Publications contract. Get it!

Call for Submissions: Indie Writers’ Deathmatch 7!

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 PencilDEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 10, 2014 at 11:59pmTo enter and read complete rules, go here.

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 Call for Submissions: Rough House 3

Rough House Comics is an underground comics anthology looking for short multi-page narratives (4-12 pages ideal), preferably eclectic, experimental, absurd, reflective, weird, and personal. Rough House is printed on risograph, so files should be separated by color. Lots more specifications and information on their submissions page. Deadline is January 1, 2015!

Call for Submissions: The Round Up The Round Up is a writer’s zine looking for transgressive fiction and poetry for their next full-frontal edition this January. Deadline is December 21, submit to roundupzine@gmail.com and check out the submission page here.

Call for Submissions: Grub Street Grackle The new issue of Grub Street Grackle will feature “Poets on Poetry,” wherein poets have a poem in the issue, but also a piece of critical writing or literary criticism. Pays $50! Read more about it here. Deadline December 23, 2014.

Call for Submissions: Indie Writers’ Deathmatch 7! 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 PencilDEADLINE:DECEMBER 21, 2014 at 11:59pmTo enter and read complete rules, go here.

Call for Applicants: Digital Narratives Residency, Banff Centre 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.

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Call for Vendors: Zine Machine Fest

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. 

Call for Submissions: Indie Writers’ Deathmatch 7!

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 PencilDEADLINE:DECEMBER 21, 2014 at 11:59pmTo enter and read complete rules, go here.

Call for Applicants: Digital Narratives Residency, Banff Centre

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.

Call for Submissions: Motherlands Zine

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 motherlandszine@gmail.com. More info here.  Submissions are on a rolling basis.

Call for Submissions: Between the Lines

Static Zinester Jess Lewis and writer/editor Brianna Goldberg (co-editor of the EAT IT! Anthology)  are 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. 

Call for Entries: Fabula Press Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015

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!

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Call for Submissions: Indie Writers’ Deathmatch 7!

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 PencilDEADLINE: DECEMBER 21, 2014 at 11:59pm. To enter and read complete rules, go here.

Call for Applicants: Digital Narratives Residency, Banff Centre

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.

Call for Submissions: It Was Written, Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop

Jason McCall and P J Williams are seeking poets and their rhymes, beats, moves, truth to fill a void in the discussion of music and poetry’s intersections. For a forthcoming collection from Minor Arcana Press, they seek “poems that engage or reference hip-hop in a variety of ways, from the music and artists to the clothing, dancing, and culture as a whole.” Check out their submissions page here.

Call for Submissions: Stories of spouse/partner addiction

Mental health agency HeretoHelp is curating stories form Canadian writers about the dynamics between spouses and partners when addiction is involved, preferably stories half-written by each couple to make a complete story. Pays $150 per story. Deadline TBA. More info here.

Call for Submissions: You’re Not Here

The Feminist Art Conference is seeking visual artists for a month long art exhibition for International Women’s Day at Daniels Spectrum that will take place throughout the month of March. Drawing on its location in Regent Park, the show will be themed around displacement, uprooting, and relocation. Deadline for applications is January 15. Check out the full guidelines here.

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Call for Submissions: The Country Grind

Our pals at The Country Grind never stop working! If you took a gander at our excerpt of The Country Grind posse in our last issue, you know that all sorts of country punx antix make up this awesome newspaper/zine. If you’re a punk or other awesome person living in a rural area (under 10,000 people), The Country Grind wants you to submit your thoughts for their Winter issue by December 6. Tips, tricks, musings and stories about rural life in the cold season are welcome. Check out their wonderful and detailed submissions page for more info.

Call for Vendors: Zine and Maker Fair

The fifth annual Christmas Zine & Maker fair at Xpace will be Sunday December 20th! Tables are free, but available on a first come, first serve basis. Not limited to zines! Comix, small press, prints, shirts, bags, crafts, etc are all welcome! Email adrienne@xpace.info and check out the call-out!

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Call for Entries: Writing in the Margins

Briarpatch Magazine’s 4th annual creative writing contest is here. Briarpatch is seeking fresh, creative writing that brings to life issues of political, social, and environmental justice. They’re looking for writing from the edges – from new writers who have something important to say, or from longtime writers who can show us a new way of seeing things. They’re looking for bold and courageous writing that pushes the boundaries between fact and fiction, journalism and prose, deconstructing tough issues in inventive ways. Non-fiction submissions should not exceed 2000 words and poems should not exceed two pages. More info here.

Call For Submissions: text

text magazine is looking for submissions of poetry/flash fiction/art/photography/tweets/facebook statuses, etc. Short, sharp, observant poetry and artwork, as well as unconventional forms of poetry (social media, found poetry, etc)are welcome. Full guidelines here.

Call for Participants: Speaking Life! 100 Men, 100 Words

As a part of their Sunset SErvice series, New Thought Ministers Rev. Chiedza Pasipanodya and Pastor David Lewis-Peart are inviting men and boys to speak 100 words of intention or prayer. People who are interested in being a part of the project are invited to attend a meeting in Toronto at Glad Day Books, 598a Yonge St, at 3pm this Saturday, October 18. More info here.

Call For Submissions: Verge Zine Library

Donate your zines to a soon-to-be-launched zine library in Australia! More info here.

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Call for Submissions: Kirby’s Dream Zine

Do you love Kirby? You’re not alone! Submit drawings or writing about and of your fabourite Kirby characters, moments, and memories. Mor einfo here. Deadline November 15.

Call for Submissions: Rad Women and the Things They Did

All Grown-Up Books is creating a compendium of rad women throughout history. The end result will be a collection of essays and profiles. Submit your pitch about who you want to write about, with a writing sample and a brief bio, via their contact page. Deadline December 31.

Call for Submissions: Lunch Ticket

Lunch Ticket is a biannual journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles, a program that is devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social justice. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation are welcome. Read the guidelines here. Deadline is October 31.

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Call for Submissions: Another Orifice

Is there such a thing as queer avant-garde poetry? Well, let’s find out. Send 1-3 poems, none more than 100 lines, to another.orifice@gmail.com.

Open Reading Period: H_NGM_N

Small press and online chapbook publishers H_NGM_N have an open reading period for both poetry and prose throughout the fall, from September to December 15. More info on their site.

Call for Submissions: Split Lip Magazine – Memoirs

Split Lip is looking for entries of all kinds, but especially memoir. “Give us the dirty lowdown.  An unpublished dirty lowdown, please. We love memoir that shines a new light on the human condition.”

Call for Entries: Rhino Founder’s Prize

Submit poems to Rhino! The winner wins $300, publication, a web feature, a nonimation for a Pushcart prize. Runners up get $50. $10 to enter. Check it out.

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Call for Submissions: Kimiwan Issue 8

The indigenous, First Nations, Métis and Inuit zine kimiwan is seeking submissions for their issue on Indigenous Futurisms. Film, new media, sci fi, comix, tech, music, games, digital art— all is welcome! Submit to kimiwan.submit@gmail.com. Deadline is October 1!

Call for Submissions: The New Vancouver Poets Folio

Lemonhound and Poetry is Dead are creating a folio to highlight New Vancouver Poetr. Edited by Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli, Van-city writers with two books or less are enchouraged to submit 2-3 unpublished poems and a short bio to dina@poetryisdead.ca. Deadline is november 1. More information on the Lemonhound site.

Call for Submissions: Gay Consent Zine

BP Assistant Editor Jonathan and Eric from Gay 4 Pay press are putting together about all the complexities of negotiating consent that are specific to men who sleep with men. Topics include verbal/non-verbal consent, cruising, sexual health, HIV, pre-negotiation, unwelcome touching/public touching, and anything else you think is relevant. Deadline is Sept 30. See the facebook note!

Calls for Submissions

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Call for Submissions: Queer History Comix Anthology Zine

Just what it sounds like— queer history comix! Send 1-5 pages comics either queering history or working with queer historiography and queer history. Email sassyfrasscircus@gmail.com with questions and peep the listing. Submissions due January 1, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Junoesq Issue # 2

Junoesq literary journal is looking for writing of any kind from women writesrs about thought-provoking, moving, senuous or humorous topics. Erotic, pornographic, and even the mildly controversial is welcome. Deadline for ISsue 2 is September 30, but there’s another deadling in January. More information on their website.

Call for Entries: 4th Annual Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest

Submit a manuscript ($25) and win a prize of $1000 plus publication! Fanny Howe judges this year. Let ‘em have it.

Calls for Submissions

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Call for Submissions: Geist Tobacco Lit Writing Contest

Write 500 tobacco-related words— fiction, non-fiction, poetry— and submit by the first of september to win up to $500 in cashola. More info at the Geist site.

Call for Submissions: Carousel

Canadian lit mag Carousel is accepting submissions of 3-7 poems and stories under 3000 words. Deadline is September 8! Poke around their site.

Call for Applications: SAVAC-MAWA Residency

Toronto’s South Asian Visual Art Centre partners with Mentoring Artists For Women’s Art in Winnipeg to create a residency opportunity for SAVAC member artists. It’s a 2-4 week self-directed residency sometime in 2015 in Downtown Winnipeg. Women identified artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. More information at the SAVAC website.

Call for Submissions: Going Nowhere

Toronto-based writing collective Going Nowhere is seeking short stories for their inaugural publication. The topic is 20 Somethings Going Nowhere. Submissions and queries can be sent to info@goingnowhere.ca.

Calls for Submissions feat. the NUB Short Story Contest

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Contest: The NUB Short Story Contest

Our very own contest! Enter your underworld themed short stories for a chance to win $400 cash, $200 in prizes and more! All you have to do to enter is download the app. Check out the NUB contest page for more information. Deadline November 20.

Call for Submissions: Crooked Fagazine #4

Calling all sluts, fags, decadent scum, unashamed sleazebots, and textual exhibitionists— Crooked wants YOU to spill yourself and/or your fluids onto the page for their fourth issue. Imagery also welcome. Almost anything goes. Check out the facebook event.

Call for Submissions: La Respuesta Magazine

The brilliant and radical Puerto Rican diaspora magazine La Respuesta is looking for work addressing the issue of education throughout the Boricua Diaspora. If you don’t know the magazine, check out their website— super important stuff about colonialism, race, culture and action. Send a pitch or your finished 800-1200 word piece to info@larespuestamedua.com Art and photography also welcome. More info at the callout page.

Call for Applicants: Black Girl Dangerous Editor-in-Training Program

If you’re a LGBTQI2SA* writer or editor who writes about issues of race, gender, and sexuality, now’s your chance to learn from the best. Hugely important and influential blog/netzine Black Girl Dangerous is now accepting applicants for it’s Editor-In-Training program, which will take place in a virtual classroom. You must identify as a person of color who experiences oppression based on race, identify as LGBTQI2SA, be over 18, and have some writing samples to send in. Deadline is August 31. Get on it.

Calls for Submissions

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Call for Submissions: Metropolarity’s The “Future” Now

Did you catch Philly-based sci-fi zine project Metropolarity’s Zine Philosophy spot in the last issue of Broken Pencil? Now you too can be a part of some of their world-reimagining endeavours. the Metropolarity crew is now “accepting your interpretations, visitations, prophecies, realities, oracles, visions, sensations and dreams of the present future.” Deadline August 18. Send printable media to metropolarity@gmail.com or peep their website at metropolarity.net

Call for Submissions: YOW! A Zine About Ottawa

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Everyone talks shit about Ottawa— “the city nobody romanticizes or mythologizes or admits to loving.” It’s time to change that! This zine is “seeking tales of Ottawa adventures, dreamy 613 memories, yr fave spots, neighbourhood scene reports, & yr reasons for staying.” Time to convince the naysayers. Submissions can be sent to lilypepper@gmail.com by the end of the summer.

Call for Submissions: Fat Girl Food Squad

The international Fat Girl Food Squad syndicate is expanding, and they’re looking for body positive champions to join their numbers. Writers and activists interested in covering all things fat, feminism, and food are invited to reach out to juicy@fatgirfoodsquad.com

Call for Submissions: Bandit Zine — Feminism

Grand Rapids’ Bandit Zine is looking for new submissions of art and text that answers, or asks, the question of what feminism means to you. Submissions are due by October 15th— send to thebanditzine@gmail.com or check out thebanditzine.com

 

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Call for Submissions: Soap & Biscuits

Fairytales and folklore all full of snacks and nibbles serving a host of purposes— apples full of poison, houses made of gingerbread, beanstalks, you know. This issue of Soap & Biscuits is treating the theme of food symbolism in fairytales and other stories. Submissions can be of any media, and are due October 1 to mollycaenwyn@hotmail.co.uk. More information above!

Call for Submissions: Red Berry Editions Chapbook Contest

Up to 15 pages of prose or poetry on any subject. That sounds like a pretty forgiving canvas! $25 entree free, and deadline is August 31. More information on the posting.

Call for Submissions: Rad Dad

Rad Dad is just what it sounds like, a publication dedicated to responsible, critical, and political fatherhood. This issue is dedicated to transitions— as children change, so do parents. These changes can be hard, delightful, unexpected, and they all deserve to be written about. 500-2000 words. Deadline August 30th, send submissions to tomas.moniz@gmail.com.

Call for Entries: Toronto International Short Film Festival

You’ve got just a week to submit your short film to Toronto Shorts Fest! Well, that is if you want to avoid the extra ten bucks of September 19 late deadline. In any case, there’s lots of rules, but maybe you’ve got something that fits. Check out the TISFF website.

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North America’s oldest LGBTQ bookshop is expanding its merchandise selection. Get your stuff out there and on sale! Any work that is cute, smart, and deals with sexuality or gender identity is welcome. Check out the posting on their site!

Call for Submissions: Non-Cisgender Experiences of Sexual Violence

We recently received an email about an upcoming compzine. The editor is seeking content from non-cis folks with experiences of sexual violence. Email tim.c.mcconnell@gmail.com for more information or to submit.

Call for Submissions: Letter to my Labe

That’s right, labia! Lots of people have them, and there’s a lot to say about them. Letter to my Labe is a web project seeking letters from individuals to their labia, be they beloved or loathed. Check out the tumblr and submit to letter.to.my.labe@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Oxygen Art Centre (Nelson, BC)

Oxygen Art Centre, an artist-run centre in Nelson, BC, is currently accepting applications for its Exhibition and Residency program. Individuals or collectives are encouraged to propose an exhibition of any kind, particularly in any discipline of contemporary art. There’s lots of info on their website, but the deadline is Aug 1 – ack!

Fun With Crowdfunding: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantazine

Kanye. Whether you love him or you hate him, you can’t deny that he’s made a splash. Fariha, Haley and Sara are on the “love him” side of the spectrum, and thus are planning a big-time zine dedicated to Yeezy, with essays like “Feel Like Deepak Chopra: The Irrational Spirituality of Yeezy” and “Kanye Needs a Boyfriend.” Replete with illustrations and essays, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantazine is also special in that the funds its raising aren’t just for printing and production— they want to do the right thing and pay their contributors. Even if you don’t like ‘Ye, you can’t front on that!

Check out their kickstarter page and the video above. If you donate enough, they’ll edit you into a Kanye video of your choice!

Calls for Submissions feat. PANACEA

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Submit your poems and fiction to PANACEA

Calls for Submissions: PANACEA

Former BP assistant editor and author/poet/journalist extraordinaire Nathaniel G. Moore is launching a new online and “semi-print” journal based out of Protection Island in BC.

PANACEA is soon-to-be your destination for a transparent look at the leading cutting edge of all things literary, music and art-like in Canada. But before they launch in the Fall, they need poetry and fiction!

Please send submissions to bowlbrawl@gmail.com by August 20th.

Calls for Submissions: Nepantla

Nepantla is a new poetry e-journal featuring work by queer writers of colour. The journal is being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with the Lambda Literary Foundation in an effort to nurture, celebrate and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. Self identified queer poets of color are welcome to send a bio and up to five pages of poetry to soto@lambdaliterary.org by August 1. More information on the LAMDA website.

Call for Submissions: Epic Canadiana #2

Comic creators! The sequel to the amazing e-book Epic Canadiana #1 is seeking stories that feature Canadian superheroes or supervillains. An interesting twist is that all of the stories will exist in the same world as each other, the one established by Epic Canadiana #1. This means you’ll be working with the editors to plan and execute your comics. There’s lots of information about how this all works at the Cloudscape Comics website— check it out!

Calls for Submissions: Microfiction Mondays

Ye writers of microfiction! Microfiction Mondays publishes exceptional stories told in 100 words or less every monday. Think of the impulse as the story— packing big punches in a small spaces. Check out the submissions page for details.

 

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sounds you love/sounds you hate is looking for your sounds— and your coordinates!

Call for Submissions: Indigenous Women & 2-Spirit Harm Reduction

The Indigenous Women & Two SpiritHarm Reduction Coalition have begun work on a forthcoming self-published collection of research, writing and cultural production which will explore marginalized perspectives around decolonization and is are currently looking for contributors. Visual art, personal stories, poems, papers, all kinds of submissions are welcome, though an abstract is required by August 1, with a final deadline of August 16. Honoraria vary from $50-250. Check out the posting on tumblr.

Call for Submissions: Outlier Film Festival

“Horror pop, grey magic, psycho-spiritual, doom fantasy, genre and other films outside the bubble…” This is how this groundbreaking Halifax festival bills itself, and it’s looking for film and video submissions! Check out the website for more information.

Calls for Submissions: sounds you love/sounds you hate

What sounds do you love? What sounds do you hate? What sounds do you miss? What sounds do you make? This awesome little project is looking for sounds from Vancouver and throughout Canada, with a brief survey attached. We love this idea, and there’s a lot more on the Vancouver New Music posting!

Call For Submissions: Money & Glamour Edition

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Call For Entries: René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking

Printmakers! It’s time to let ‘em have it for them big euros. To mark the 20th anniversary of watercolour artist and engraver René Carcan, the Espace René Carcan  has a launched a big fancy printmaking contest with some serious prizes, talkin’ 5000. The deadline is October 24th, so get cracking! Here’s the site for the competition.

Call for Entries: Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

Ever wanted to have your work read by Margaret Atwood and Zsuzsi Gartner? Yeah, thought so. This year’s Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence has $3000 worth of prizes in cash and books, not to mention the acclaim and a publication in the Fall Issue of Puritan Magazine. The deadline is September 30th, so let ’em have it!

Call For Entries: Boaat Press Chapbook Competition

The lovelies at Boaat Press have made an open call for any kind of chapbook or poem you want to send in, as long as it’s amazing. Each winner receives publication and $100 dollars. Poetry and photography submissions are also open for Boaat Volume 2. Deadlines are the end of the summer.

Call For Submissions: Travelling Alone

Caitlin Press is seeking submissions, 1000-6000 words,  by women for an upcoming anthology about travelling alone. From the thrill of independence to the threat or tragic reality of violence, the anthology will cover a wide span of themes. More information on their website.

Calls for Submission: Transcreen, SDHK, Vtape

 

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Call for Submissions: TranScreen 2015

Amsterdam’s amazing Transgender Film Festival is focusing on Turkey, sex work, animation and other themes this year. Entries are accepted throughout the year leading up to February 2015. More information at their site.

Call For Submissions: Skydeer Helpking

SDHK is a an annual print journal that favors the surreal.They read submissions during July each year. Check out their site.

Call For Proposals: Vtape Curatorial Incubator  v.12- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Brat

Every year a lucky aspiring curator gets to undergo an intensive and intimate summer workshop at Canada’s video art Mecca, Vtape. This year’s Joyce-ish themed workshop asks for proposals to undertake this theme in the creation of a video program in early 2015. This is a brilliant opportunity for any aspiring video artist or curator. Deadline July 18, more info here.

 

Calls for Submissions!

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Call for Submissions: Surreal Fiction

Blank Fiction’s next issue is looking for stories that blure the lines between dream and reality. Experimental, psychedelic, postmodern stuff is encouraged! See the submission guidelines here. Deadline is July 10.

Call for Submissions: Recovering Potheads

A recovering pothead named Eva is looking for other people who have stories about pot addiction and recovery, “to reach out to those who think pot isn’t addictive, doesn’t suck the life out of your dreams and doesn’t keep us in a stagnant isolated place.” And best of all, the post is on craigslist!

Call for Submissions: Black Hair Everywhere

A new site about black hair is seeking writers to submit their stories, photo essays, reflections and more. $30 per piece. More information here.

Call for Submissions: Trans Cancer Survivors

If you are a person who has had cancer and you are some flavor of trans or gender-variant, Jess Downs is looking to speak with you! Jess is looking for people of many different backgrounds to contribute or do interviews. More information here.

Call for Contributors: AdHoc

Online and in-print underground culture publication AdHoc is looking for contributors with a keen interest in the weirdest of the weird music and visual arts. Sned writing samples, a Top 5 Albums of 2014 list and a short paragraph about your musical interests to info@adhoc.fm. Intimidating, sure, but worth a shot. Info on the AdHoc website.

Calls for Submission!

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Calls for Submissions: Sundog Lit

“Sundog Lit publishes writing that scorches the earth.” Pretty intense and definitely true— passionate poems and high octane flash fiction coarse through this online lit mag— submit if you fit!

Calls for Submissions: Queer Confessions, Crush(ed)

Ever been crushed on by your enemy? Ever gotten in big trouble for a crush? Submit your 5-10 minute queer story to the LGBTQ memoir reading series. This edition is Thursday July 3rd at the 519. Deadline: June 19. More at www.queerconfessions.com

Call for Submissions: SWAMP

SWAMP is looking for submissions! This issue of swamp will be about your body, sexuality, myths and associations of what being a girl or boy is, and anything you find necessary to share in similar categories. More on the creator’s tumblr.

Calls for Submissions feat. Poetic Revolt Against the Conservatives

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Call for Submissions: Poetic Revolt Against the Conservatives

Howl arts collective is inviting poets from all over Canada to write reflecting on the state of Canada under its current Conservative nightmare. From Howl:

“An extensive violence is present today in Canada under a Conservative government. Economic violence imposed by ideological austerity measures that attempt to force working people and the poor to pay for a financial crisis engineered in the halls of economic power.

Cultural violence taking place in territories that are legally bound by treaties with indigenous nations that corporations and politicians refuse to respect, while also moving to colonize indigenous lands that have never been ceded.

Social violence in a context where a form of extreme capitalism has been embraced by politicians and economic power players who profit massively from a system rooted in extreme injustice.

People and lands that fall within Canada’s borders are being attacked and violated by a Conservative ideology that extends from Canada’s largely unaccounted for genocidal past, but that manifests in policies that today seem to inherently aim to re-celebrate the worst visions of society’s relationship to the land.

Artists can play a critical role in undercutting this violent and inhumane, extreme capitalist race to the bottom that is currently taking place. Culture has always played a critical role in movements for social, ecological and gender justice. Today in Canada its a critical moment for artists to step to the front lines.

Howl arts collective is working with a network of different poets and writers across Canada to publish a zine of writings that express our collective outrage, anger and opposition to the Conservative government. These poems aim to express our collective discontent and outrage toward a Conservative government who has embraced an ideology of extreme capitalism that holds little regard for people, communities or Mother Earth.”

Deadline for poems is August 1. Submissions can be sent to info@howlarts.net

Show ‘em who’s boss!

More contests and calls for submissions after the jump.

Calls for Submissions: Insatiable Sisters & more!

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Call For Submissions: Insatiable Sisters

The new, but already legendary cabaret for queer womyn and trans* folks (previously called Strange Sisters) is back, this year with an orientation around magick. Curators Kim Katrin Milan and Gein Wong are seeking to explore ideas of queer womyn and trans* people “as Brujas and witches, as 2-Spirit folks, as transformative fluid beings that create multi-dimensional universes in our relationships, our imaginations and our lived realities. We bring glitter to the classroom, turn hallways into runways, and use our bedrooms as laboratories. We are shapeshifters, and faeries with creativity in our blood. We welcome multi-disciplinary expressions of queer women & trans* folks finding magik in the mundane.

Selected projects will be featured at our evening all access cabaret (ASL included); durational pieces during the day and visual art will be showcased during the week. All selected performance projects will receive an honorarium, technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. We are able to create space for rehearsal and mentorship to aid in the development of the work beginning in September. Also thanks to a grant from Community One, we will be extending Insatiable Sisters in the form of workshops and other creative learning opportunities.”

This is a truly important show and functions not just as a celebration of art, but also as a community gathering and celebration. It’s an amazing opportunity, but you only have until Saturday, July 5, to submit an application. More information at the Buddies in Bad Times website.

More calls for submissions after the jump!

Calls for Submissions: Born in Flames, bklyn boihood, ZLUC travel grant, more!

Call for Submissions: Who Killed Adelaide Norris?: A Born in Flames Fanzine

Fanfic, art, writing, critiques, outpourings of love, etc. are all welcome for a fanzine of the radical queer underground classic (full video above!). Deadline: July 1. More info at Sassyfrass Circus.

Call for Applications: ZLUC Travel Grant

Once more, zine librarians and their friends are raising money to fund a librarian of color’s participation in the Zine Librarians Unconference at Duke University, July 18-20. The application is here. You can also contribute to the fund via PayPal to jennafree@bigfoot.com. Deadline June 6.

Call for Submissions: Love Where the Nights are Twice as Long

David Eso and Jeanette Lynes are looking for romantic correspondence of Canadian poets for an anthology to be published by Goose Lane. There are already submissions from 90 poets, but there’s room for more. Send inquiries and submissions to NightsAreTwiceAsLong@gmail.com. Deadline July 1.

Call for Submissions: bklyn boihood’s Outside the XY: Queer, Brown Masculinity. 

Attention masculine-of-center* + transmen of colour! bklyn boihood is putting together an anthology about what it means to be living, redefining and embodying masculinity outside of the restrictive paradigms of our society. All writing is welcome. Submit here.  Deadline is July 31, 2014

Call for Submissions: Regent Park Film Festival

Regent park is the oldest and largest public housing project in Canada and is home to many communities, paritcularly new immigrants andIndigenous peoples. Regent Park is currently undergoing a long-term revitalization, where mixed income housing is being introduced into the community. Currently submissions are being sought for the 12th Annual Regent Park Film Festival, November 19-22 in a number of categories. The submission deadline is June 13th. More information here.

Call for Submissions: In Your Pocket: Shame

RT Collective is seeking submissions for the third edition of In Your Pocket in time for Toronto’s WorldPride. For this edition, the curatorial motivation is questioning the notion of LGBT inclusivity and the exclusivity, the complexities of pride, and political apathy. These will screen June 23 at Videofag. Selected artists will be paid CARFAC fees for the screening. More information here.

Calls for Submissions!

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Call for Submissions: kimiwan zine issue 7 / nîpin 2014
For this special kisisaskâciwani (Saskatchewan) issue of kimiwan, kimiwan are seeking submissions from Saskatchewan-born and/or -based First Nations, Métis & Inuit artists and writers. Deadline: May 25, 2014. Check out the submission guidelines.

Contest: POP Montreal and Matrix Magazine’s Lit POP

POP Montreal and Matrix Magazine team up once again with their yearly writing contest. The winners, one from each category, will receive a round-trip ticket to POP Montreal from September 17 – 21, 2014, a VIP pass to POP Montreal, free accommodation at a bed and breakfast, fall publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium, and presentation at a special Matrix Lit POP event during the festival. Judges Heather O’Neill and Matthew Zapruder will look at stories or up to five poems.$25 to enter, deadline: July 1. More information at Matrix. 

Fun with Crowdfunding/Call for Artists: Toronto Fringe’s Fund What You Can

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Hey BPers! This here is something of a special, combination call-for-artists/crowdfunding post. With this new initiative, there’s something for all facets of the artist/patron/Torontonian spectrum. As many of you know, the Toronto Fringe Festival is Ontario’s largest theatre festival. This year, the festival runs July 2-13. Presenting new works from cutting-edge indie artists, the Fringe is offering more than 150 shows. We know from experience how the city comes alive in a particular way during the Fringe, thanks both to the performers and the people who come out to support them.
That’s where you come in—this year Toronto Fringe is launching a new, national crowdfunding platform for independent artists called Fund What You Can. It’s like Kickstarter, but specifically for Canadian artists. To be clear, you don’t actually have to be working on something for the Fringe Festival to sign up, they’re just the organization behind this whole idea. Anyone with an artistic project can sign up at www.fwyc.ca to launch a campaign. You will have creative control over the content you provide and complete freedom to craft a campaign that will inspire people to donate.
And the best part (drumroll please): you can access this resource for FREE until August 2014. So if you have a creative project in need of funds, sign up for an account and wait for the dollars to roll in. In the first week of operations, FWYC campaigners raised over $20,000 for their projects!
Go get your coins!

Calls for Submissions feat. Proclamation Nation

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Call for Submissions: Proclamation Nation (Hamilton)

Have something to declare? Have a viewpoint to clear up once and for all? Have a rant rumbling inside?

From Wikipedia:

A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. A manifesto usually accepts a previously published opinion or public consensus and/or promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made. It often is political or artistic in nature, but may present an individual’s life stance. Manifestos relating to religious belief are generally referred to as creeds.

(F)NOR collective is seeking manifestos for a live reading. Manifestos will be accepted anonymously, then to be cut apart, re-worked and re-imagined into new collective manifestos.

Submit your manifestos to fnorprojects@gmail.com. More on F(NOR) at their tumblr.

Contest: The Walrus Poetry Prize  (Canada)

FIVE THOUSAND BUCKS! That’s right! If you’re feelin’ real and ready, send your submissions to The Walrus. The competition is judged by the magazine’s poetry editor, Michael Lista, and the last call is made by poet Amanda Jernigan. The entry window is from May 15 until June 30, 2014. More rules and regulations over at The Walrus.

Call for Submissions: Homer’s Odyssey (Toronto)

There are few cultural phenomena more rife for reinterpretation and derivation than The Simpsons. Submissions are open now for an upcoming Simpsons art show at Videofag in the fall. Submit a vrief description of the piece (including materials, specifications, etc.), a brief artist’s bio, and pictures or uploads of the work (if complete) to cahill.linds@gmail.com. More details at the facebook page.

Call for Chapbook Submissions: Ugly Duckling Press

During June, writers who have never published a chapbook or single-author collection are encouraged to send chapbook-length manuscripts to Ugly Duckling Presse. Poets who have self-published are encouraged to submit as well! More information on their website.

Call for Proposals: Small Talk (Toronto)

Be radical. Be real. Be ridiculous. The outsider, interdisciplinary lecture series invites any and everybody to submit 200-300 word proposals to speak on any topic.  Send proposals to smalltalksubmissions@gmail.com and read more at the facebook event.

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Calls for Submission: Zines in ZAR

South African zine archive  Zines in ZAR is looking for zines to add to its collection. Zines in ZAR hopes to spread zine culture throughout Cape Town and South Africa and is hoping to develop a diverse, globally oriented collection. More information on their call out poster.

Apply Now: CUE Arts Grant (Toronto, ON)

The Toronto-based radical arts initiative CUE is accepting proposals for projects, offering up to $1000 in grant money. If you are a Torontonian ages 15-29 living on the margins or breaking through the limits of traditional arts media, this grant is for you. Before you apply, get feedback from Ashton, CUE’s Program Facilitator, at any of the weekly drop-in sessions for street-involved youth at SKETCH Working Arts.

Call for Submissions: The Love on the Road 2014 Writing Contest

The second annual Love on the Road Writing Contest is on! Micro-press Malinki Press will pick twelve submissions to be joined in an anthology, but the top three winners win cash prizes. That’s right, money for writing! Ain’t life great? More on the Malinki Press website.

Call For Submissions: Fat-Tastic #4

Fat politics, fatphobia, fat art, fat culture, fat bodies, fat pride— Fat-Tastic is about everything fat and wonderful! This compilation zine is looking for people’s personal stories, art, images and know-how about fat-positivity. Find more info on the posting.

Call for Submissions: Remember: 100 Favourite Memories

This compilation zine project has the endearingly simple and sweet concept of collecting a hundred favourite memories from people around the world, whether its a nostalgic childhood episode, or something you did just recently that you know will stick with you forever. There’s no specific deadline, rather the cut-off is after one hundred memories have been received. There are more details on the tumblr page.

Call For Submissions: May 2014 Carnival of Aces

The Carnival of Aces is a monthly “blogging carnival” for people identifying on the asexuality spectrum, sometimes called “aces.” They are seeking submissions about coming out, mental health, romance, exclusion, and anything else related to experiences of an often misunderstood set of experiences. More info is available here.

Call for Submissions: Social ▲Luxuriance

The elusive alt-lit imprint Social ▲Luxuriance is accepting manuscripts and chapbook proposals all month. S▲L specializes in transgressive,  fragmented poetry and prose and new conceptions of the book form. More on their tumblr.

Call for Submissions: HIT PARADE (Toronto, ON)

HIT PARADE is seeking queer activist art and creative practice of any medium for a show at P|M Gallery in anticipation of Toronto’s World Pride 2014 in June. In addition to being an opportunity to speak out against homophobia and transphobia on global and local scales, half of all proceeds will go to the Will Munro Memorial Fund for Queers Living With Cancer. More information on the facebook event or email hitparade@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: The Mall

This summer, The Mall is looking for submissions for their sixth issue, “Home is where The Mall is.” Art, prose and poetry about summer childhood traditions is welcome through Friday the 13th— spooky! More here.

Calls for Submissions feat. Tandem Region Times

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Featured Call: The Tandem Region Times (Kingston, ON)

The Tandem Region Times is a new website for horror fiction that boasts an interesting twist: all posts are made in the format of a fake online newspaper. The newspaper covers a fictitious region of Canadian towns called the Tandem Region (natch) with “reporters” sharing a series of bizarre events. Think War of the Worlds mixed with Twin Peaks through an Onion-esque filter. Random stories include : “Five Hellish Planetoids Appear and Suddenly Vanish,”  the advice column “Dorothy Sez: You Should Kill Yourself,” and classifieds such as: “I Will Sell You Metal for Free If You Let Me Watch You Swallow It.”  Delightful!

The editors are looking for established and emerging writers on an ongoing basis to join their editorial team. They also welcome writers who have never written before and will work with you on submissions. Visit the Tandem Region Times – you may be an ideal fit for their twisted vision.

Click after the jump for more calls for submission and creative opportunities.

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Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous

Call: The Patch Project

The PATCH provides artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in public on Toronto’s streets. The organization pairs up with land developers to showcase the work of artists on or around construction sites and other underused spaces. Current spots include a mural in James Town and other work in Alexandra Park. They are looking for artists who live or work in the Toronto area, and who are interested in exhibiting their work in the public realm. Any medium works. Apply at their website.

Call: Black Girl Dangerous

The Black Girl Dangerous project is a hugely influential and important non-profit, reader-funded web portal for queer and trans people of colour. The site’s founder, activist/blogger Mia McKenzie is looking for submissions of writing from queer/trans POCs. You can submit one item – an essay, a story, poem, photo collection, a rant on anything from politics to pop culture, with special preference given to pieces that reflect current events. Small honorariums are available. No sex poetry, please, and if your writing violates feminist ideals, no dice (obviously.) Also, if you are not up for having a dialogue and editing process applied to your piece, this is probably not the place for you either. For more info and guidelines, visit the Black Girl Dangerous website.

 

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Call for Stories: Come Out With Us

This new community  project aims to “alleviate the feelings of anxiety, loneliness and fear surrounding learning to live openly as a queer/trans* identified person”. They invite strangers to send in stories, photos, and art that shares their coming-out story. Send what you wish someone had sent you when you were first coming out. To submit and read other stories, go to their Tumblr. Submissions will be ongoing.

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Call for Book Reviewers: Broken Pencil

HEY! We are looking for people to review books for us! While all are welcome, we particularly wish to work with individuals who can write comfortably about LGBTQ/Native/POC issues, as we are trying to acquire more works by people from these communities for review and coverage. This is a volunteer position  and is ideal for an emerging writer looking to work with a friendly editor and get exposed to fantastic independent writing and publishing from all over the world. For more info please email assisteditor@brokenpencil.com.

Call for Submissions: Mad Pride Toronto

Mad Pride is an arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people,
and folks the world has labelled “mentally ill” Do you want to host or participate in a consumer/survivor-driven event, performance (poetry, spoken word, theatre, dance, music, comedy, book reading or other), film screening, talk, presentation, workshop, or panel discussion at Mad Pride Toronto 2014?  (Email outreach@madprideto.com). Do you want to submit to our third juried Art Exhibition? We invite two dimensional, sculptural, or time-based art submissions from psychiatric survivors, consumers, and mad people. Contact Martine at martinematthews@soundtimes.com. If you are a consumer/survivor and would like to display/sell your art, crafts, buttons, t-shirts, knitting, zines, books, music, baked goods or promote your blog, website, group, network, idea, consider requesting a table at the Mad Market.  (Email outreach@madprideto.com) Visit the Mad Pride website for more info. Deadline is April 15, 2014.

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Art by Tina Lugo.

Call for Submissions: Bad Trip Zine

This zine is looking for your nightmarish drug experiences. Brevity encouraged (200 words or less) so watch your rambling ya bong dawg! You can see the full guidelines here (they are hilarious.) The submission deadline is March 14 – tomorrow! (Broken Pencil does not condone drug use, or anything like that, but we do like reading drug stories.)

Call for Films:  Revue Cinema – Drop Your Shorts (Toronto, ON)

The wonderful Revue Cinema in Toronto is hosting a short film festival! Films will be chosen by local critics for screening at the Cinema. Films will be up for Critic’s Pick and Audience’s Choice. The winner will have their film screened in front of all evening feature films at the Revue for a month, plus a gift certificate to Electric Mud/Grand Electric YUUUUM. Deadline is April 4, 2014. Guidelines here!

Call for Submissions: 40 Below Project (Alberta, CAN)

Are you a hurtin’ Albertan? Do you have a story from Champion City? The 40 Below Project Volume 2 wants to hear from you. More: “The 40 Below Project is seeking unpublished submissions of short fiction, poetry, artwork, and creative non-fiction for an upcoming print anthology to be released in 2015. We are looking for works about or inspired by winter in Alberta. We are actively searching for works from writers living in Alberta or who have lived in Alberta.”  Deadline is July 31, 2014. Full guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: Women of Library History

The Feminist Task Force – an offshoot of the American Library Association – is searching for stories of historic women working in libraries. Each day in March – Women’s History Month – they will post a story at womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com. You still have until the end of March to submit your story, libraryfolk! Guidelines are here.

 

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Image by doesthepope

Call for Book Reviewers: Broken Pencil

HEY! We are looking for people to review books for us! While all are welcome, we particularly wish to work with individuals who can write comfortably about LGBTQ/Native/POC issues, as we are trying to acquire more works by people from these communities for review and coverage. This is a volunteer position  and is ideal for an emerging writer looking to work with a friendly editor and get exposed to fantastic independent writing and publishing from all over the world. For more info please email assisteditor@brokenpencil.com.

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Call for Secrets: Soundry/Secrets

The creative listening laboratory/magazine Soundry is launching a new publication/listening project called Secrets. It’s an audio show of anonymous audio secrets that hopes to “connect strangers with strangers through the human voice.” We listened to the first episode, Tasting Room – it’s beautiful, heartbreaking and intriguing (it is also super short – listen below.)
They are looking for your secrets for upcoming episodes. Learn more on the project page and use the submission form anytime. Your submission is anonymous and will be read aloud by an anonymous stranger.

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Call: Point Douglas is for Lovers: A North End Craft Show (Winnipeg, MN)

This inaugural craft show invites all artists – young and old, established or emerging – to take a chance and show off their labours of love to the north end of Winnipeg. Deadline for submissions is February 1. Email pdisforlovers@gmail.com with submission ideas and visit the show’s Tumblr for more info.

Call: Vancouver Trans Resource Zine (Vancouver, BC)

Vancouver Trans* Resource Zine is aiming to come out this spring.
The main author, Sorrel, is looking for “submissions of stories about  going through the system, reviews of certain doctors/clinics, warnings  and recommendations, or any other information people think would be relevant/helpful to someone trying to navigate the health care system.”
The end product will feature information including transitioning options in BC, how to’s for aspects for trans* transitioning such as name changing, ID changes and getting on hormones; how to safely inject hormones and much more.
Submit to: ravenspeaker@gmail.com
Deadline: ongoing

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Call for Submissions: Faking Out Zine

Ever faked an orgasm? Has your partner ever faked? Fake orgasms can be a tool, especially for women, to get out of situations they start to feel uncomfortable in. But what else can they be? How do YOU feel about the possibility of faking orgasms?
If you’ve ever ruminated on these issues, you may want to think about submitting to Faking Out: A Zine About Orgasms and (Not) Keeping Them Real. Send stories of fakery of up to 500 words to spleggzines@gmail.com.
Deadline: February 28th.

Call for Submissions: Pro-Wrestling Poetry

Toronto writers Spencer Gordon and Nathaniel Moore are putting together a ” classic staple-stitched zine monstrosity” of poetry completely and entirely inspired by the art of professional wrestling. 80’s cartoony wrestling! The staid straight-edge tenacity of CM Punk! Take a classic CanLit poem and put it in a headlock! All of this can be fodder for your works. Check out the submission page for more info. Deadline: March 21, 2014.

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Who’s got THE STUFF? You do. Time to show the world.

Call for Submissions: Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 2014!

Submissions are now open for Deathmatch 2014 – the world’s most dangerous short story contest (TM).

This year the Deathmatch winner gets a complete indie writer’s makeover which includes a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Rights Factory, a feedback session with novelist and Globe and Mail columnist Russell Smith and a feedback session with Coach House Books, one of Canada’s top independent publishing houses. All this plus publication in Broken Pencil and $150 cash!

Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014. For more info and guidelines, visit our D-match website! Deadline is December 31.

Call for Submissions: Vector 2014

The Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival is gearing up for its second year in February of 2014.  Last year’s Toronto-based festival included workshops on gender and gaming culture, a Halo ballet performance, a classic boardgame “remix” session and loads of game-themed art and interactivity. (It was founded by our “Error State” columnist Skot Deeming.) The fest is now open for submissions for next year. Get experimental, push boundaries, and explore your creativity. They are open to all sorts of ideas. Visit the fest’s Tumblr for more info.


Call for Submissions: Autism Zine

Zinemaker Jordan (feralismyheart.tumblr.com) is putting together a zine with contributions from people with autism. He says “Journal entries, rants, poetry, short stories, articles, song lyrics, lists” are all welcome. For more info on this project, visit his Tumblr. Deadline for submissions is May 30, 2014. We think this is a great project and has the potential to share a lot of fascinating insights, ideas and experiences. Please share.

Call for Submissions: Femmeldehyde Magazine

The Toronto-based cool-as-fuck arts/ephemera/writing publication Femmeldehyde magazine is looking for a few good contributions for their upcoming CRAFT issue – it’s described as “a homage to those DIY’ers and the involved work that they do.” Go to their website for info. Deadline is Saturday November 30.

 

Call for Films: Cinema Turbulent 2014

The Victoria, B.C.-based film festival Cinema Turbulent invites anthropologists, students, filmmakers, and visual artists to submit films to their 2014 installment. The fest focuses on films that are politically and socially engaged.  This year’s theme is “Entanglements.” For more info on what they’re looking for, visit their website. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.

Call for Entries: Friends of Merrill Short Story Contest

Do you write speculative fiction? The Toronto-based contest (stemming from the Toronto Public Library’s astounding sci-fi archive the Merrill Collection) is looking for your entries, and has a $600 grand prize in it for you (plus fame, acclaim, and the undying respect of your peers.) There is a $5 entry fee. For complete guidelines, go to their web page. Deadline is February 15, 2014.

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Call for Submissions: Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 2014!

Submissions are now open for Deathmatch 2014 – the world’s most dangerous short story contest (TM).

This year the Deathmatch winner gets a complete indie writer’s makeover which includes a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Rights Factory, a feedback session with novelist and Globe and Mail columnist Russell Smith and a feedback session with Coach House Books, one of Canada’s top independent publishing houses. All this plus publication in Broken Pencil and $150 cash!

Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014. For more info and guidelines, visit our D-match website!

Call for Submissions: Beards, The Zine

Oh yeah, it’s a zine about beards. Fuckin all types of beards. Little pointy evil beards, big bushy lumberjack beards, and all the beards in between. They will take fiction and non fiction, but hilariously they explain they do not want poetry: “Go find one of the other 10,000,000 poetry zines for fuck’s sake.” You should read the entire page of guidelines and then submit because these people sound very amusing. Deadline is December 31 at 11:59pm AST.

Call for Submissions: Assume Nothing Zine

Assume Nothing describes itself as a “zine-in-progress about STIs (sexually transmitted diseases/infections) and feminism.”  They wish (in their words) to challenge the fear and stigma surrounding STIs, change the language used to talk about them, and draw connections to broader ideas of reclamation of the body, sexuality and identity. We really like this idea. It is important for everyone to think and talk about this stuff, especially women! Essays, art, comics and more will be accepted. For more info and guidelines, visit the zine’s Tumblr. Deadline is December 31, 2013.

Call for Submissions: Paper Art Party 2014

The Toronto-based nonprofit PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design is holding a Paper Art Party and they are looking for designers of all disciplines to make creations, installations and furniture out of reclaimed paper, which will then be displayed as part of their “blue bin playground.” The event is scheduled for sometime near the end of April/start of May. It sounds wicked. Plus there are prizes! Learn more about submitting your art here.

Call for Submissions: In My Bed Magazine

In My Bed is a Canadian print magazine about sexy,  sensual literature and art. All the sexy things! They are looking for submissions for their upcoming issue on sex toys. Poetry, short fiction, prose, paintings, illustrations, photos – they’ll take it. Check out their guidelines for more info, you damn filthy weasel. Deadline is December 1, 2013.

 

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This is gonna be a short n’ sweet one. Real sweet.

Call for Submissions: Pokemon Fan Zine

Yes there is a Pokemon fanzine being made. It is called POKESTORY and they are looking for your stories and art. Amazing. Deadline September 30! Learn more at their website.

Call for Films: Open City Cinema

‘Peggers! Open City Cinema (based in Winnipeg, MN) is holding a call for film entries for an upcoming screening. They want ” contemporary experimental films and videos that deal with perspective.” Deadline is October 15! Learn more here.

Call for Fiction: Briarpatch Magazine

Briarpatch Magazine is looking for fiction/non fiction entries for their 3rd annual writing contest, Writing in the Margins. They say they are seeking “fresh fiction and creative non-fiction “that brings to life issues of political, social, and environmental justice.” Cash prizes up to $750 (and their judges are always amazing!) Deadline December 1, 2013. More info here.

Call for Submissions: GHOST HOLE

Ghost Hole – the annual Halloween creative freakout at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island – is seeking creepy ghoulish proposals for “artworks, photographs, installations, performances, dance, music, storytelling and other ritualistic means of activating the space.” (Shivers and delight!) The event takes place on October 26 and will have 5 zones:

The West wing = air / psychic wisdom
The East wing = spirit / transcendence
The South wing = earth / the material world
The Beach = fire / destruction
and the Ghost Boat = water / passage to the underworld

Here’s what you should send to ghostholev@gmail.com by September 27 at midnight:

Name:
Brief Bio:
Contact Information:
Project Title:
Project Description:
Supporting Material: (Maximum 5 photos or videos)
Interest in Residency: (yes?/no?)

Well we love this. Like a lot. You should submit your stuff to it.

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Call for Volunteers: Canzine 2013

Check out our call for volunteers for Canzine weekend (Oct 19/20) in Toronto! Visit the post  on this here our website for complete info!

Call for Submissions: I Like Girls Vol. 2

The feminist/LGBTQ zine publishers at Toronto’s House Hippo Press are looking for submissions from gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirited, genderqueer or trans women for the second issue of I Like Girls. The second issue’s theme is coming out. In the words of the editors, your piece can answer questions like: “What does coming out mean to you? What experiences in your life do you reflect on as your ‘defining’ coming out moments? Who was the first person you told — and how did they take it? Do you have any regrets?” Essays, poetry, short stories, photos and illustration are all good (no academic work, please.) Deadline for submissions is Monday September 30. For complete guidelines visit the House Hippo Press website.

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Call for Proposals: Canzine Toronto Art Rooms and Canzine Symposium!

We’re looking for a few good ideas – for art rooms at Canzine 2013 in Toronto on Sunday October 19, and workshop/presentation proposals for our Canzine Symposium, happening Saturday October 18.

Here’s the complete guidelines. Email canzine@brokenpencil.com with your proposal by August 20, 2013.

Call for Submissions: Strange Sisters Redux

Curator Kim Crosby and co-curator Gein Wong are looking to bring back a tradition established at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times theatre, and are planning a cabaret that celebrates the art and performance work of queer women and trans folks. They’re currently accepting submissions for the proposed performance/showcase, scheduled for October 25, 2013 at Buddies. Selected projects will be featured within the cabaret; durational pieces during the day and visual art will be showcased during the week. All selected performance projects will receive an honorarium, technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. For more information about submission guidelines, please click here. Deadline is Monday, August 19.

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Contest: ‘Looking for Love’ Fiction Contest

Quirk Books is an independent book publisher based in Philadelphia and they are currently accepting submissions for novel-length manuscripts (at least 50,000 words) featuring fresh, fun and unconventional love stories. Boy meets girl. Girl meets girl. Girl meets shark. Shark meets pirate. Anything goes! Wait, except no vampires. First prize is $10,000 and publication by Quirk Books. The contest deadline is October 1st, 2012. Check them out here for contest rules and to download the entry form. Did I mention no vampires?

Call for Submission: ‘Love Me, Love My Belly’

Have you ever wanted to write about your differences, your scars or even your wobbly bits? Love Me, Love My Belly (LMLMB) is an annual print zine dedicated to the acceptance of self and imperfection as beauty. They are currently accepting anything from non-fiction, poetry, flash fiction and art. Their deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2013. For more information, visit their website here.

Call for Poems: Issue #7, ‘East’

Aesthetix is a unique poetry journal that asks writers to use a single title per issue. They are currently seeking poems entitled, ‘East’. They are looking to publish poems from a wide range of voices, including poems from new and established writers. They especially welcome long poems, poems by children, and poems by non-poets. The deadline for submissions is November 1st, 2013. For more information, check them out here.

Call for Submission: ‘Voicewalks: A Creative Exploration of Inner Speech’

StepAway Magazine is an online literary magazine that aims to encourage all writers to walk in the city and record what they see, hear and feel. They are seeking to publish a special issue dedicated to the creative exploration of inner speech and voice-hearing experiences within the context of walking in the city. They are welcoming any submissions of poetry, prose and nonfiction from writers of any background by both voice-hearing and writers who creatively imagine hearing voices. The deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2013. For more information, check out their website here.

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Call for Proposals: Canzine Toronto Art Rooms and Canzine Symposium!

We’re looking for a few good ideas – for art rooms at Canzine 2013 in Toronto on Sunday October 19, and workshop/presentation proposals for our Canzine Symposium, happening Saturday October 18.

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Call for Proposals: Canzine Toronto Art Rooms and Canzine Symposium!

We’re looking for a few good ideas – for art rooms at Canzine 2013 in Toronto on Sunday October 19, and workshop/presentation proposals for our Canzine Symposium, happening Saturday October 18. For the Symposium:  Proposals should include a brief 2-3 paragraph description of the proposed workshop or panel including topic to be covered and planned speakers and activity. Panels and workshops should be focussed on skills development for independent creators working in the mediums of self publishing and zine/comic/book/web arts.  All panel and workshop participants will receive an honorarium.

For the Art Rooms: The arts rooms at Canzine provide a day long immersive experience to the 800-1000 attendees at the Canzine festival. The intention of the art room is to stimulate, provoke and advance the discussion around the possibilities of independent arts and culture creativity. Past art rooms have included all day jam sessions, DIY board games, mini-film festivals and an all day crocheting lessons drop-in.  Proposals should include a brief 2-3 paragraph description of the proposed art room and schedule of activities. Note: Art room occupants pay a fee and the art room creators are able to sell art works, zines, comics, books, t-shirts etc. as well as disperse information to promote their future activities.

Here’s the complete guidelines. Email canzine@brokenpencil.com with your proposal by August 20, 2013.

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Call for Proposals: Canzine Toronto Art Rooms and Canzine Symposium!

We’re looking for a few good ideas – for art rooms at Canzine 2013 in Toronto on Sunday October 19, and workshop/presentation proposals for our Canzine Symposium, happening Saturday October 18. For the Symposium:  Proposals should include a brief 2-3 paragraph description of the proposed workshop or panel including topic to be covered and planned speakers and activity. Panels and workshops should be focussed on skills development for independent creators working in the mediums of self publishing and zine/comic/book/web arts.  All panel and workshop participants will receive an honorarium.

For the Art Rooms: The arts rooms at Canzine provide a day long immersive experience to the 800-1000 attendees at the Canzine festival. The intention of the art room is to stimulate, provoke and advance the discussion around the possibilities of independent arts and culture creativity. Past art rooms have included all day jam sessions, DIY board games, mini-film festivals and an all day crocheting lessons drop-in.  Proposals should include a brief 2-3 paragraph description of the proposed art room and schedule of activities. Note: Art room occupants pay a fee and the art room creators are able to sell art works, zines, comics, books, t-shirts etc. as well as disperse information to promote their future activities.

Here’s the complete guidelines. Email canzine@brokenpencil.com with your proposal by August 20, 2013.

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Call for Submissions: Corgi Zine

Oh my God, there is a zine focused entirely on Corgis. This is a thing that exists in the world. AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS! What to do? Should I share my cross-stitch rendering of a Corgi as Kanye West? Do I dare share my beloved doodles of Corgi angst comics? The sky is truly the limit according to the submissions requirements – they simply must be “corgi-like” in order to be accepted. The deadline for submissions is July 31, not that this matters, because I know you’ve already slid your corgi etchings into an envelope and mailed them to this wonderful publication for perusal. We strongly encourage you to visit this zine’s website here for more info.

Call for Submissions: THEM

THEM is a literary journal for transgendered writers. They are currently accepting submissions of poetry, non-fiction, short fiction, experimental writing and other pieces and are also accepting submissions of cover art for each issue. The deadline for the upcoming issue is July 15. For more information, visit their website.

Call for Submissions: Ruckus Readings

Ruckus Readings is a brand-new reading/music series in Toronto that seeks performers who mix things up – i.e., people who do shit besides stand at a microphone and read. Audience participation, noise, props, games, chants and other elements of creative performativity are welcome and highly encouraged. They accept submissions from musicians too. Submissions are ongoing. For more information about criteria and info about the next event, visit their website.

Contest: Room Magazine

There’s still time to enter Room Magazine’s annual contest for Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction. The deadline is July 15, 2013. The entry fee is $30 and gets you a one-year subscription to the magazine. You must be female-identified to apply. More info? Go here.

Call for Proposals: The Curatorial Incubator

Vtape is looking for artists to participate in v.11 of their Curatorial Incubator: Stop with the performance already! program. Basically, this program will teach you how to be an art curator and explore your ideas in a workshop setting.

From Vtape’s own words: “Participants will have an opportunity to hone their curatorial skills in the media arts in a number of important ways: attending specialized workshops conducted by arts professionals; conducting independent research using the rich resources available through Vtape; writing a curatorial essay for their program of selected titles, with invaluable editorial assistance provided by an arts professional; and, finally, presenting their curated program to the public.”
So great! Deadline is July 12. For more info see this online posting.

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To submit calls for submissions, work, residencies or other cool stuff for this posting, please email us at assisteditor@brokenpencil.com.

 

Call for Exhibitors: Zine Dream 6

Zine Dream is a celebration of self-publishing that takes place at the Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave.)  Each year features over 60 exhibitors selling artist books, comics, music, zines, handmade crafts, prints and more.

This year, Zine Dream will happen on Sunday Aug. 4, from 12 – 5 in the afternoon with additional programming taking place on Friday Aug. 2 and Saturday Aug. 3.

Register for your table here – http://zinedream.com/zine-dream-6-application/. Full tables (approx 4-5′ of space) are $30 and half tables are $15. For more info, visit the Zine Dream website or follow the fair on Twitter.

Call for Submissions: The Anti-So

The An-So is the online literary publication by The Anti-Socialites collective to be published July 1. They’re looking for “sincere and bravely written pieces of any genre or theme in the form of poetry, short story, journal entry, letter, to-do lists and so on. Amaze us, weird us out, make us fall in love or want to sob deeply into a pillow. We want who you are, and we want the best you have.”

The collective will choose 10 pieces and pair each of them with an original illustration by an artist.

One Submission per person. Please leave your full name, email, title of work, and the genre/medium using the form on the collective’s website. Deadline: June 15th.

Call for Submissions: Broken Arts Fest 2013

Broken Arts Fest 2013 happens on Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Memorial Park in downtown Oshawa. This is the festival’s fourth year, and it’s hosted by the amazing Broken Arts collective based in Oshawa.

This year features over 35 bands on three stages and they are bringing back the DIY vendor market place.

If you make art, crafts, zines, fashion, comics, toys, jewelry, magazines, music, pet accessories, balloon animals, or anything else handmade OR if you do face-painting, henna, psychic readings, or caricatures, you should think about tabling/submitting/performing!

$25 gets you a 6 foot by 2 foot table and 2 folding chairs.

To register simply drop an e-mail to info@brokenarts.ca with the name of your business or project and a short description of what it is you’ll be selling.  Payment can be made via PayPal or e-mail money transfer to info@brokenarts.ca

 

Come lend your talents to this terrific up-and-coming community event!

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Call for Submissions: PostApoc Soundtrack

Former Broken Pencil zine editor, poet, musician and author of Treat Me Like Dirt Liz Worth has a new book on the horizon. Titled PostApoc, Worth’s first novel tells the story of “a girl who believes she’s responsible for the end of the world,” according to a blog description. A crucial character trait is that the girl is a music fan who was previously immersed in a death-worshipping underground music scene. Keeping this in mind, Worth is soliciting submissions for a soundtrack to accompany the book – from musicians and experimental spoken word artists.

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Pictured: Poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000)

 

Call for Submissions: HARDCOPY Book and Zine Fair (Edmonton, AB)

This is an inaugural book and zine fair happening in Edmonton on June 8 and 9, 2013. Open to all artists, designers, writers and other creative types. The term book is used loosely – be creative and DIY. They can be any size or shape. They can have text or illustrations or both. You can sell multiple copies or single editions, it is up to you. We want to see things like flip books, pop-up books, comics, magazines, pamphlets, fold-outs, booklets. These can be funny, serious, irreverent, political, erotic, introspective, conceptual, personal…the only stipulations are that it must have more than one page and must have been produced by the artist or independent publisher.  For more info go to the website. Deadline: April 8, 2013.

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Call for Submissions: White Rabbit Open Air Arts (Upper Economy, Nova Scotia)

White Rabbit is a week-long artist residency in which emerging and established artists live, work, and collaborate in community. The residency culminates in a public celebration, performance and exhibition of individual and collaborative works that have emerged over the course of the week. Mentoring artists will be Reinhard Reitzenstein, Toronto-based visual artist and director of the Sculpture Program at SUNY in Buffalo, New York and Michael Waterman, St Johns based multi-media artist, creator and director of Red Clay radio. The residency runs August 11th – 18th , 2013. Deadline for applications is May 1. For more info, visit the White Rabbit website.

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All work and no submissions makes Broken Pencil go something something…..

Call for Submissions: Writing Resistance Zine (Anywhere)

Writing Resistance is looking for writing and art (drawing, painting, photography) for the FIRST EVER Writing Resistance zine! We are only accepting submissions from sick, disabled and Deaf folks and people who are on the receiving end of ableism and/or audism. All ages can apply. Submissions are due Friday, March 15th.  For more info, check the Facebook page or go here.

Call for Proposals: Heritage Minutes (Canada)

The Historica-Dominion Institute is pleased to announce a request for proposals to find the maker of the newest Heritage Minutes, which will focus on two of Canada’s most influential Fathers of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier. The new Minutes will mark the upcoming bicentennial of the births of Macdonald (2015) and Cartier (2014), and provide an opportunity to tell stories from Confederation—a topic not yet explored in the Heritage Minute collection. The RFP, which is an open and competitive call to filmmakers of all ages and experience levels, will continue until March 1, 2013. For more info, go here.

Call for Entries: Summer Literary Seminars 2012 Contest (Anywhere)

This contest for poetry and fiction is stacked with various prizes, including the Sutzkever Centennial Translation Prize, to be judged by Ed Hirsch, and a unified literary contest co-sponsored by The Walrus and featuring judges Mary Gaitskill (fiction), Eileen Myles (poetry), and Ander Monson (non fiction). Read about these and other prizes here. Contest deadline has been extended to March 9.

Call for Residents: Roberts Street Social Centre (Halifax,NS)

The folks at the Halifax space are looking for a zinemaker, screenprinter, performer, writer, organizer, maker and do­er, mover and shaker, builder, and/or artist­of­all­sorts to join them for a residency in Halifax.

The residency program runs seasonally at The Roberts Street Social Centre, from mid-­May until mid-­October. Residencies are two to three weeks long, and residents are provided with space, equipment and support for their project as well as living space within walking distance of the
Centre. They encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Roberts Street Social Centre, in any medium.

Deadline for applications is March 4. Learn more at their website.

Call for Submissions: Centre3 for Print + Media Arts (Hamilton, ON)

Centre3 for Print and Media Arts (formerly The Print Studio) invites Canadian artists and curators to submit proposals that explore the creative use of print media (experimental, traditional or digital print) and/or media arts. DEADLINE: March 8. For more info, visit their website.

 

 

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Short one today. Two of these have deadlines for TODAY. Go apply for shit!

Call for Submissions: Video Store

Submit video work for a curated project by Suzanne Carte & Su-Ying Lee (Under New Management) taking place in March 2013 at ODD Gallery at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City, Yukon. The exhibition will take the form of a video rental store that carries artistsʼ videos. The project employs the characteristics of the retail environment to connect to the local community while, challenging the galleryʼs role as an intermediary that delimits the viewerʼs direct access to art. “Customers” are asked to pay what they wish, which can be interpreted as cash, a non-monetary exchange, critique, or no remuneration. For more info check the Facebook link. Deadline is today!

 

Calls for Submissions and Etc.

Call for Submissions: Muchacha Zine

Are you a Latina, Chicana or Hispanic woman? Muchacha Zine is looking for your writing for its next issue. Poems, comics, essays and other forms of art are all welcome. Deadline is March 1, 2013. For more info, see this beautifully-written posting.

Burners Without Borders: Artist Residency in Haiti

Burners Without Borders (BWB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, community leadership organization (founded by former Burning Man attendees) whose goal is to unlock the creativity of local communities to solve problems and bring about change. They have launched a screen-printing program in Haiti that will teach Haitian artists sustainable new skills (including the actual process of screen-printing, as well as how to find a job with these skills afterwards) and encourage self-reliance. They are currently looking for instructors who can teach design, screen printing and have experience in professional development. Airfare, room and board is provided as well as a $30 stipend. The deadline for residency applications is February 4, 2013. Click here to learn more and apply. (Thanks to Paper Pusher, who first shared this link on their Facebook yesterday.)

Calls for Submissions and Etc

1. Static Zine Issue #6
The Toronto-based Static Zine is taking submissions for its sixth issue, themed “Elsewhere.” Deadline is February 11, 2013. For guidelines and more info (and to see past issues) go to the zine’s website.

2. Canadian Postcard Project
In its second year, this wonderful initiative aims to once again connect practicing artists with Grade 7 students at a middle school. Artists are invited to submit a postcard of their work to canadianpostcardproject@gmail.com. Students will then choose an artwork/artist that they admire and create a postcard in reflection of that chosen piece. Once the student work is made and mailed,the artist will then send a new postcard back in response. Deadline is January 31, 2013. For more info, visit the project on Facebook.

Calls for Submissions and Etc.

1) Call for Entries: Broken Pencil Literary Deathmatch 2013

2) Call for Submissions: Closed Caption’s Pirate Aesthetics Zine (UK)

3) Writer’s Union of Canada: Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers

4) Residency: Quest Art (Midland, ON)

5) Residency: Sparkbox Studio Emerging Artist Award (Prince Edward County, ON)

6) Call for Submissions: Bourbon for Blood Poetry Anthology

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Call for Entries: Broken Pencil Literary Deathmatch 2013

Killam Library Artist Residency (Halifax, NS)

Thematic Residences and Banff Artist-in-Residence Program (Banff, AB)

Guest Programmer, aluCine Latin Film and Arts Media Festival (Toronto, ON)

Call for Submissions: Chrysalis Zine (Ottawa, ON)

Friends of Merrill Short Story Contest

 

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Call for Entries: Broken Pencil Literary Deathmatch 2013
Call for Submissions: Thematic Residency, Gibraltar Point (Toronto)

Call for Submissions: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts (Hamilton)
Call for Submissions: Hundred Dollar Film Fest (Calgary)
Call for Submissions: Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)
Call for Submissions: Union Gallery (Kingston)
Call for Submissions: You Are Here (Arizona)

 

Call for Entries: Broken Pencil Literary Deathmatch 2013

In the Indie Writers’ Deathmatch, the top eight entrants selected by Broken Pencil are pitted against each other two by two. The winning story is decided by Broken Pencil readers themselves, through a vote on the official magazine website. Each week, two stories will be pitted against each other in the online arena, where anyone and everyone can read them and vote on which one deserves to reign supreme.

This year the Deathmatch winner gets a prize pack including a consulation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Rights Factory, a feedback session with novelist and Globe and Mail columnist Russell Smith and a feedback session with one of Canada’s top independent presses. All this plus publication in Broken Pencil and cash! The top 3 runners-up get $100 and publication in Spring 2013 issue of Broken Pencil Magazine!

NEW TWIST TO THE 2013 edition of DEATHMATCH:

All writers who win their first round will have 24 hours to submit a revised version of their story before the next round. All DM round 1 winners must submit a story revision they cannot use the round one story in round two without revisions. The BP editors will determine, in consultation with the online community of voters and commentators, which version of the story will ultimately appear in Broken Pencil.

Check here for complete contest rules and regulations. Deadline to enter: December 31, 2012

 

Call for Submissions: Thematic Residency, Gibraltar Point (Toronto)

Soi Fischer is now accepting applications for the January 2013 session of the Thematic Residency Program: NEW NOISE by Niall McLelland.
Program Dates: January 2 – 15, 2013
Application Deadline: November 28, 2012
Price: $850 + HST
The Thematic Residency Program in Toronto, Canada offers artists the opportunity to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist, curator or critic working in international contemporary art. Thematic residencies explore various models including studio work, formal lectures, group discussion, peer collaboration and outdoor retreats. This direction allows individual residents to find common ground amongst each other’s disparate practices and establish new connections through communal dialogue.

Call for Submissions: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts (Hamilton)

Centre3 for Print and Media Arts (formerly The Print Studio) invites submissions from Canadian artists using cutting-edge technology in their art practice, including but not restricted to tablets, interactive (video etc) technology, and cell phones etc. New Media takes the form of innovative artworks integrating technology or robotics, kinetic sculpture, installations, performances, immersive environments, web art, VJing, electronic art, and interactive works. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, whether e-mailed or submitted on CD or DVD. Text is to be in Word documents. Selected artist(s) will be presented in an exhibition in the Main
Space in September, 2013. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012. More info here.

Call for Submissions: Hundred Dollar Film Fest (Calgary)

The 21st annual Hundred Dollar Film Festival (March 7-9 2013) showcases independent and experimental short films made on celluloid. We are looking for:
Short films (under 22min)
Finished on film (Super 8 or 16mm)
Released after December 1, 2010
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: December 1, 2012 No entry fee! For submission form visit our site.

Call for Submissions: Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)

Inside Out hosts one of the largest queer film festivals internationally, highlighting the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered film and video making in documentary, narrative and experimental shorts and features. Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of 35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 180 works from Canada and around the
world. The Festival includes both Canadian and International juries as well as audience awards and cash prizes.
We are currently accepting submissions for our 23rd annual festival edition (May 23-June 2, 2013). Early submission deadline is December 17, 2012 ($20 submission fee), regular deadline is February 8, 2013 ($25 submission fee).

Call for Submissions: Union Gallery, 1st floor, Stouffer Library (Kingston)

Union Gallery is accepting submissions for the Main Space and Project Room.The program supports the presentation of contemporary art, encouraging original, collaborative and experimental ideas and provides a forum for the exchange of information concerning contemporary art practices.
The main space is approximately 1,000 square feet. The project room is a 16’x10’x16′ self-contained space located inside the main gallery. It is a venue to present primarily installation, new media and time and sound-based works though other proposals will be considered. Submission Deadline: November 15th. For more information and to download the application guidelines go to:
http://uniongallery.queensu.ca/submissions/submissions.html

Call for Submissions: You Are Here (Arizona)

you are here: the journal of creative geography seeks submissions of poetry, prose, original artwork, and multimedia.
Geographers have long been concerned with understanding the planet and the relationships that exist throughout it: physical, social, political, emotional, and beyond. However, geographer or not, humans require multiple forms of accessing, interpreting, and interacting with the world. To exist, we must sense. The 2013 issue of you are here: the journal of creative geography seeks submissions that explore and expand our concept of SENSING the world.
All submissions must be received by February 1st. All entries are limited to 10 pages. Please include with all
submissions a cover letter containing complete contact information. Original material will not be returned unless
requested. Submissions may be sent to youarehere.arizona@gmail.com (replace
(at) with @) or mailed (along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) to:
you are here
School of Geography and Development
University of Arizona
Harvill Building, Box 2
P.O. Box 210076
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Call for Submissions: Running With Concepts, the Sonic Edition

Call for Masks: Sophia Bartholemew

Call for Submissions: Prism Intl Magazine

Call for Submissions: Vector Art & Game Conference

Call for Participation:  Dear Diary

 

 

Call for Submissions: Running With Concepts, the Sonic Edition

This hybrid event is part-workshop, part-conference, part-crit session, part-master class, part pechakucha (but longer), part ignite (but longer still). The event is founded on the following questions: How do ideas take form? How does one embark on the process of extracting, editing and distilling an idea into a presentable format? These types of questions are found in all disciplines. This year’s installment focuses on sound.

One half of this intensive two day event will be led by the three invited mentors who will model the process by which they each move from the conceptual to the ­final stages of a project.  The other half of the weekend will feature presentations by graduate students, undergraduates, recent alumni, and practicing artists and scholars, selected from the submissions we receive.

To propose a presentation, submit a 250-word description of your project including what type of presentation you have in mind (PowerPoint, performance, etc.) plus bio or CV to blackwood.gallery@utoronto.ca

Current graduate students will be given priority, but recent grads, upper level undergrads, young scholars and emerging artists may apply.

Deadline: Monday December 3, 2012.

Call for Masks: Sophia Bartholemew

a call for submissions : a call for masks : i am seeking your sneaking suspicions : i want to wear your masks : to disguise my ‘self’ when photo graphing my aversions – 382 consecutive t-shirts : check it out here : aversionofyourself.tumblr.com/archive
MAIL ME A MASK : 31B sunbury street, fredericton NB
EMAIL ME A MASK : bartholomew.sophia@gmail.com
leave me whatever contact information you like. i will wear every mask.
other con figurations : depending on what you send :
i’ll post your name and web sight on the tumblrr and on the blog here : sophiabartholomew.com
send me other photos of the the mask and i will post them on the tumblrr and file them in the archive : aversionofyourself.tumblr.com. If the masks are in some way a part of an upcoming exhibition, i’ll
be in touch.

Call for Submissions: Prism Intl Magazine

PRISM International 2012/ 2013 Contest is now accepting writing submissions in: Literary Non-Fiction, Short Fiction and Poetry.

Literary Non-Fiction deadline: November 28, 2012.
Short Fiction deadline: January 25, 2013.
Poetry deadline: January 25, 2013

Literary Non-Fiction First Prize: $1500, Runner-up: $300, Second
Runner-up: $200.
Short Fiction deadline First Prize: $2000, Runner-up: $300, Second
Runner-up: $200.
Poetry deadline First Prize: $1000, Runner-up: $300, Second
Runner-up: $200.

2012/ 2013 Contest Judges
Andreas Schroeder: Literary Non-Fiction
Annabel Lyon: Short Fiction
Rhea Tregebov: Poetry
http://prismmagazine.ca

Call for Submissions: Vector Art & Game Conference

Vector Game + Art Convergence, Canada’s first ever festival focusing on video game art, invites you to submit to its inaugural edition taking place February 21-24, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The practices within game art are varied and diverse, as such this open call will be open to artists working within many creative contexts. Vector is seeking works that critically address the politics, technologies, representations and aesthetics of video games. We are seeking works from artists in all stages of their creative careers from emerging to established.

Submit to:
Works For Exhibition.
Film/ Video Works for Screening Series.
Written Works for Catalogue.
Artist Multiples for Pop-Up Shop.

How to Submit.
** All submissions must include an attached copy of the Vector Submission Form, as well as samples of the work being submitted.
** For video and audio works: for digital submission please supply links to samples of the work being submitted. If mailing please send CDs/DVDs to the address below.
** Photographic documentation of other works should be limited to no more than 10 images.
** All submissions must be sent to vectorgameartfest@gmail.com, with the subject heading “VECTOR SUBMISSION”, followed by the name of the stream you are submitting to, (Screening, Exhibition, Catalogue, Pop-Up Shop).
**Works may also be mailed to: Vector c/o Skot Deeming/ 531 Quebec Ave/ Toronto/ Ontario/ Canada/ M6P 2V6.
** Please consolidate all files into a .zip folder titled Vector Submission.
** All submissions must be received before 5pm on December 10th,2012. Final Programming announcements and acceptance letters will be sent out on January 1st 2013.

Call for Participation:  Dear Diary

Dear Diary (tentative title) is a community based art project which shares and celebrates the tradition of the diary. This is a call for participants who are willing to anonymously share ‘a day in their life’ in the form of a diary entry. The entry can be from the present or the past, capturing any kind of moment. Selected statements should be one sentence to one page in length. Anonymous diary narratives will be included with the artists personal diary entries, those of celebrities, and other historic figures. Selected narratives will be embroidered on vintage and antique textiles along with illustrations (embroidered and drawn).
For more info or to submit a diary entry, please see www.jessicavellenga.com

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Call for Submissions: The Depanneur (Toronto, ON)
Call for Grants: 4Cs Foundation (Halifax, NS)
Call for Gallery Proposals: Ross Creek Centre for the Arts (Canning, NS)
Call for Submissions: Living Arts Centre (Mississauga, ON)
Call for Submissions: Conte Journal

 

 

Call for Submissions: The Depanneur (Toronto, ON)

The Depanneur will now play host to College’s teeny-tiniest exhibition and installation space. Small works, 2D and 3D work, site-specific installation, and new media are being considered for exhibitions ranging 1-3 months in length.

THE SPACE: A glass rectangular prism – approx 6’x3’x3′ in size, transparent on all sides and raised to waist-height.

THE VENUE: The Depanneur is a culinary event space. We are a different space depending on the day, sometimes hosting drop-in dinners, sometimes 3-course prix-fixes, sometimes farmshares, sometimes film screenings. We are a diverse and ever-changing cast of characters.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Art on College West is “en panne”. The Depanneur will accept any type of proposal, provided it can be installed for a minimum of one month, and you can work with us to throw a raucous opening party for your art. We’ll do our best to promote your work. You’ll take home half the proceeds from the opening and 75% of the sale of your work.

CONTACT: jonna@thedepanneur.ca with all proposals.
DEADLINE: October 31st.

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Residency: Roberts Street Social Centre (Halifax, NS)
Call: Critic-In-Residence, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (Anywhere)
Call for Submissions: DIY Games Room at Canzine
(Toronto, ON)
Call: Struts Gallery Artist-in-Residence (Sackville, NB)
Call for Submissions: Ghost Hole IV at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto, ON)
Call: Hard Liquor and Porn Festival (Toronto, ON)
Call for Submissions: Inch Magazine

 

 

 

Residency: Roberts Street Social Centre (Halifax, NS)

We’ve had a cancellation from one of our residents, and so we’re giving you the opportunity to apply for the October 3rd – 16th residency! Since 2007 we have hosted two week long residencies in the summer and fall. Residents are provided with space, equipment and support for their project as well as living space in a garden shed in the backyard of the Centre.

We are interested in proposals for projects that embody the same sort of do-it-yourself spirit as the Social Centre, and that contribute in some way to the community and/or the space. Take a look at our website for examples of residents from past years.

To apply please send us your name and contact information, a brief description of the project you want to work on while you are here, and how you plan to share your work with others (an event, launch, workshop, show, etc. that you’d like to hold).

Applications should be sent to rsresidency@gmail.com by Thursday September 27th (today!) and we will make our selection that weekend.

Calls for Submissions and Etc

Call for Submissions: DIY Games Room at Canzine (Toronto, ON)
Call for Submissions: 2013 Waygooze Anthology (Grimsby, ON)
Call for Submissions: The Hundred Dollar Film Festival (Calgary, AB)
Call for Crafters: Heart and Pocket Revue (Sackville, NB)
Call for Zines: Fight Boredom Distro (Montreal, QC)

Call for Applications: Queer Press Grant (Prism Comics)
Contest: Poetry Chapbook Contest (Concrete Wolf)

 

Call for Submissions: DIY Games Room at Canzine (Toronto, ON)

Broken Pencil magazine and their DIY tech columnist skot deeming (aka mrghosty) are planning something special at this year’s Canzine. Toronto has a rich creative community of DIY game makers working with various formats. We want to show them off at Canzine Toronto 2012.
We’re looking for a number of people who have made DIY games to come down to the games room and demo them, allowing Canzine attendees to experience DIY game culture first hand.
If you’re a board game, card game or a digital game maker, we want to bring you in, share your work and come play with us on October 21st!
Send all inquires and registration info to mrghosty@gmail.com.  Please include your name, the title of your game and a brief description. All those selected to demo games at Canzine will get free admission and the latest issue of Broken Pencil magazine.

Call for Submissions and Etc

Open Studio Seeking Submissions, Residencies (Toronto)

Submissions are being accepted to exhibit in the Open Studio Gallery for the period between September 2013 and July 2014. The gallery is also accepting applications for their visiting artist residency program (September 2013 – April 2014.)

Open Studio is an artist-run printmaking studio and exhibition venue that presents a wide range of traditional and experimental print media-based work. Accepted formats include: 2- and 3-dimensional works, bookworks, digital and multi-media installation-based work. We welcome proposals by individual artists, groups and curators. CARFAC Artist Fees are paid. Please review our submission guidelines by visiting www.openstudio.on.ca and clicking on Submissions.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received on or before 5:00 pm on Monday, September 17, 2012.

For more information about each program and guidelines on how to apply, including digital submission requirements, please visit the Open Studio website.

Blue Heron Studio Repurposed Books Contest (Uxbridge, ON)

The Blue Heron Studio (based out of Uxbridge’s Blue Heron Bookstore) is celebrating its launch by inviting artists and craftspeople to re-imagine discarded books into new objects. These objects can be sculptural, functional or two-dimensional. You are invited to produce up to two objects for this event either in your own space or at our upcoming workshop on Wednesday, August 8th from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Submissions for the exhibition are due at Blue Heron Studio by Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 4pm.

For the more ambitious, we are also accepting proposals for installations which will be housed in various storefronts and retail spaces. Deadline: Friday, August 24th, 7pm.

The grand prize is $500. Jury selection for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be announced at the opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd. The public will be invited to select a People’s Choice Award during the exhibition of entries from September 22nd to September 29th. All work must be picked up between the hours of 5:30—8:30pm on Friday, September 29th, 2012.

Lift Out Loud Call for Short Scripts (T0r0nt0)

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) runs a popular screenplay reading series called LIFT OUT LOUD. We are
currently looking for short screenplays for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in October.

Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 to: liftoutloud(at)gmail.com
Subject Heading: “LIFT OUT LOUD October 2012 Submission.”

Please note: To facilitate impartiality, please include your name in the body of your email, but NOT anywhere on the script.

If selected, non-member submissions will be required to join LIFT’s membership:
http://lift.ca/about/lift-membership

Low-Fi Sci-Fi Film Challenge (Toronto)

Make a  five-minute science fiction-themed movie in one weekend. Starting Friday, August 24, you will have 48 hours to make a sci-fi mini-masterpiece. On August 24 at 7pm, challengers will receive three prompts – a track of music, a line of dialogue and a physical prop. You then have to incorporate these three things into your piece however you see fit. The finished products will be screened at Toronto’s Monach Tavern the following night (August 27th) at 7pm.  Whether you’re an experienced filmmaker or a newbie, this is for you.  Deadline for registration is August 21.

Bloodroot Literary Magazine Poetry Competition (Vermont)

Three prizes of $200, $100, $50, three honorable mentions and publication in 2012 Bloodroot Literary Magazine edition. Reading period runs April 1 through September 15. Please consult full contest guidelines here.

The competition is open to any poet who writes in English. Manuscripts should be typewritten or computer-printed on white 8-1/2″ X 11″ paper. We can only accept hard copies. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Submit original, unpublished, free verse, 10 lines to 2 pages. Entry fee: $15 for three poems, $5 each additional poem. Your name must not appear on the manuscript. Please provide name, address, email address, titles of poems in a cover letter.
Entries must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2012. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please no simultaneous submission to other publications.

Watercress Journal Short Fiction Contest (Ohio)

Watercress Journal is a new online literary magazine based in Lakewood, Ohio. It is currently taking submissions for its first short story competition. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Every entry will be provided feedback from one of the five judges and be considered for publication in the journal. The top three entries will receive feedback from all five
judges. First place will receive $100 prize. We are looking for previously unpublished fiction. Surprise us, inspire us.
Send us your best work. Simultaneous submissions are okay with notification upon acceptance elsewhere. Deadline August 15th.
There is a $5.00 reading fee – Please provide your PayPal confirmation code at the top of your entry.