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    AWM Publisher

    Deadline: 30 June 2016
    Pay: min $100 for short stories; min $60 for poems

    For its second number in 2016, Southerly will be producing an issue, co-edited by David Brooks and Andy Jackson, on Writing and Disability, and we are seeking contributions in all our usual fields – poetry, short fiction, essay, review, memoir, etc. Both physical and psychological disability will be considered – visible and invisible – and disability will be interpreted widely within these areas. The co-editors do not wish to limit contributions in any way. They do note, however, that the area of writing and disability is significantly under-theorised, especially in the Australian context, and hope that this publication might make some contribution in this area.
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    Pure Slush
    Deadline: 30 June 2016
    Pay: none

    Your submission must somehow incorporate ‘summer’. This can be as simple as including the word ‘summer’, or making it a major theme or subject. As always, we are flexible with how writers interpret this theme. BUT ‘summer’ must be included somehow. Accepts fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose, to 500 words.
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    The Suburban Review
    Deadline: 3 July 2016
    Pay: Fiction $75 — $150; Poetry $75 — $150

    Submissions are only open to artists and writers of colour. The Suburban Reveiw Vol.7 is about proliferation: of voices, aesthetics, experiences, stories. This journal is actively fighting against the silencing of non-white voices in creative communities. This silencing was no accident, and the response and retaliation is not accidental.
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    The Best Australian Writing 2016
    Deadline: 15 July 2016
    Pay: $400/story; $400/essay; $40/poem
    Who’s made a splash this year? Are there any unpublished gems lurking in that submissions pile? The Best Australian Writing collections continue to bring you the best of the year’s featured work while providing a platform for the unexpected. Previously published work must have been published after 1 August 2015.
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    Subterrain Magazine
    Deadline: 15 September 2016
    Pay: $50/page for fiction; $50/poem

    Theme: nostalgia. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction exploring the notion of nostalgia, a longing for the past, the good old days. “Retro” in fashion and culture has been sold since the ’70s and as opposed to the “sweet longing” of nostalgia, retro comes with a dose of cynicism. We intend to look at what Baudrillard described as a “demythologization of the past”.
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    International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest
    Deadline: Round 3: 30 September 2016; Round 4: 30 November 2016
    Pay: EU1000 + publication in
    Albedo One Magazine
    International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest is now calling for short stories in any speculative fiction genre including fantasy, science fiction and horror. The contest has been running since 2004. Entries must be less than 10,000 words and must not have been previously published.
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    Dangerous Women
    Deadline: ongoing
    Pay: £50/story

    The Dangerous Women Project are looking for high quality reflections and creative responses to the question: ‘What does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’ Tell them about historical figures famous or forgotten, give them biography or memoir, shine a spotlight on a contemporary issue or event, spin them a fiction that is uncomfortably close to the truth, or cut to the chase with research or analysis as sharp as a scalpel.
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