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Submission Deadline: smoke + mold: TRXST NO1

TRXST NO1 (pronounced “trust no one”) a folio of Black + Trans/GNC Writing on the super-natural & para-normal. edited by jayy dodd & Casey Rocheteau call for submissions: The Black “normal” forms its own spectrum from fantastic to fearsome. Since the Black person & objectively the Black body has been read through OTHER normals, “supernatural” or parallel myths get (mis)read — consider then when calibrating a frequency to the Black paranormal? As we navigate the humanities we make & refuse every day what unexplainables keep us going. This issue addresses nature, the outside, the atmosphere as a site of Black paranormal activity. Are the ghosts trans? Are the demons cis? Are you certain the trees don’t all know each other & have intricate handshakes? Send…

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing

Our Fall 2019 reading period is open until October 31st. The Gravity of the Thing accepts defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share up to three poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: brief essays for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more. [see The Gravity of the Thing’s website for more details]

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Submission Deadline: Pathos: Fall 2019

This cutie has a tattoo on his left forearm that says “submit to pathos” but he’s a little too shy to show. Deadline extended to October 28th! Get that work in!! pathoslitmag.com & pathosliterarymag@gmail.com 😳 You must be a current student at Portland State University to be considered for publication. We are funded by PSU and serve as a creative outlet for its students. We are happy to point non-students toward local publishing resources, but cannot publish non-students at this time. Please only put your name and identifying info in the specified section of the form. All submissions are blind — only the managing editor will know the identity of the submitter until after selections have been made. This eliminates conflicts of interest and ensures a fair…

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Submission Deadline: Oregon Humanities: Spring 2020, “Union” Issue

We are now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 issue of Oregon Humanities on the theme “Union.” Share an experience of coming together or pulling apart, of being a whole or a piece. Tell us about the possibilities or challenges of institutions, things, or people joining or splitting. Explore a historical or current event that shows the effects of merging, association, coalition, separation, or partition. We’re looking particularly for stories that relate to challenging questions, diverse perspectives, and just communities. Tell us something we’ve never heard before. Show us something from a different angle. Make us feel, see, hear, smell the world anew. We welcome all forms of nonfiction writing, including all forms of essays and journalism, and excerpts from forthcoming or recently published books.…

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Submission Deadline: soft surface poetry

softsurfacepoetry@gmail — this week is your last chance to submit for the fall issue before I put it together 🙂 [from the Instagram post] soft surface publishes poetry and contemporary art projects by women, LGBTQIA, gnc folks, BIPOC, and/or otherwise marginalized voices. accepted contributors are paid. [Note that the deadline date here may not be 100% accurate, submit to soft surface ASAP this week if you’re interested, so that you don’t miss out!]

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Submission Deadline: Portland Review: Verna Marion Nugent Chapbook Contest

Portland Review is accepting submissions for the Verna Marion Nugent Chapbook Contest, judged by Porochista Khakpour. Fiction and nonfiction fitting the theme of Invisible Labor are welcome. Winners receive $500 and publication as a chapbook included within the Labor anthology issue. No simultaneous submissions considered, including submissions for Portland Review‘s Labor anthology. Work should be between 15 – 25 pages. Emerging writers only. See the website for more details.

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Submission Deadline: Portland Review: LABOR Anthology

Portland Review is accepting submissions for a themed anthology on LABOR. The anthology will accept theme fitting works in genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and mixed-genre. No current students of PSU’s CW program will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are OK, just indicate in submission. Submitted work will also be considered for upcoming print issues and website publication. Published contributors receive $30 and a copy of the issue. See their website for more details.

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Submission Deadline: The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers

Judged by Tope Folarin (A Particular Kind of Black Man) this contest gives winners and honorable mentions agency review, publication, and cash awards. Winning stories are given $3,000, second place $300, and third $200. Emerging writers only. $20 entry fee. Stories should be under 6,000 words. Simultaneous submissions allowed, but no previously published work. International submissions and translations welcomed (see details for caveats). Additional information can be found here as well.

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Submission Deadline: Shirley Magazine #14

Accepting short stories of 3,000 words max and flash pieces up to 1,000 words for their 14th issue, Shirley Magazine looks for “prose first, plot second, but we need both. Give us a slice of the sublimely strange. We want the eerie, the weird, the beautiful. We’re interested in the body and its grotesqueries, the brain and its tricks. We want stories that don’t clearly belong to any one genre, stories that will get our hands dirty, stories that expose the worms crawling under the rock.” Simultaneous submissions welcome, but no previously published works. Women, nonbinary, and writers of color are especially encouraged to submit work. Shirley Magazine‘s next reading period (after this one ending in August) will not accept work by cis men (see…

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