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May Deadlines and Openings

A quick and short post on some upcoming deadlines for this month and the beginning of June.

As usual check other resources listed under Create and Organize for fuller lists provided by other organizations (such as Creative Capital’s posts on Residencies and other opportunities, Alliance of Artists Communities, TransArtists, NewPages, and Duotrope). If you know of others we haven’t listed here please let us know via email or use the contact form here.


  • Fembot Social Club (May 5th!!) – “Future Prairie’s printed and digital publication that looks to the future while celebrating emerging and under-represented artists across all disciplines.” With an issue theme of “Intelligence” and payment of $20 for accepted submissions. No further details on guidelines, but see their website for further details on theme ideas and a sense of what they’re looking for.
  • Deep Overstock (Extended: May 15th!) – A journal for booksellers who write, with themed issues, looking for “dreamers of every kind.” Publishing pretty much every genre you could think of and encouraging of various forms. Simultaneous submissions are welcome (with notice of acceptance elsewhere), but no previously published work. Submissions over 3,000 words may not be read. One to two prose for each theme, or three if submitting pieces under 1,000 words. Up to 7 poems per theme. Up to 4 – 12 images for art, consider 8.5 x 5.5 dimensions of publication.
  • Glimmer Train (May 15th! Last Issue!) – Glimmer Train became a notable journal since its first publication in 1991, known for its continued payment of contributors and talent for discovering excellent short fiction. This will be the last submission period for the final issue coming out in October. There is a minor submission fee of $2, though you can contact them for a waiver. Additionally, their Short Story Award for New Writers ($18 fee) and Family Matters Contest ($18 fee) are open until the 15th as well. No further details on guidelines provided.
  • Pathos (??) – If you’re a PSU student, Pathos, the undergrad run literary journal, is currently open for submissions (till when, I’m not sure). Accepting work in pretty much every genre. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but no previously published works. Poetry should not exceed 50 lines. Prose should not exceed 3,000 words. Reviews and visual art are accepted. See the website for additional guidelines and details.


  • RACC Project Grants (June 5th) – “RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Catalyst.” See the website for more details on applying. RACC also holds free, optional information sessions, with the next sessions occurring on May 13, 18, 29, and 30.


  • Chinquapin Center for the Arts (June 1st) – This residency is open to various artists and provides two months to one year beginning in January. Artists are provided a work space, living space, housekeeping services, and meals (with a stocked kitchen for unserved meals). Fees are based on actual daily cost of providing the residency and seem to still be in planning, though scholarship and funding sources can be negotiated. The property is located on 40 acres in the Applegate Valley 10 miles south of Grant Pass, OR, with oak woodlands surrounding meadows and a 1/2 acre pond. See the website for more details.

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