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Opportunities

Below is a list of available residencies, scholarships, publications seeking submissions and other opportunities. Be sure to check out our program of workshops to get you ready for publication.

 

Pure Slush Vol. 11

Closing date: 05 May 2016

Submit now for Pure Slush Vol. 11: ‘tall…ish.’

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Speakeasy in Adelaide Cabaret Festivals’ Winter Garden

Closing date: 14 May 2016

Do you want to be in the spotlight? Apply for a spot in the Winter Garden during 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival to get your fix!

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Griffith Review Novella Project IV

Closing date: 16 May 2016

Submissions are now open for Griffith Review’s The Novella Project IV competition.

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Australian editors can earn accreditation in 2016

Closing date: 27 May 2016

Australian editors can gain formal recognition of their skills and competence during 2016 with the Institute of Accredited Editors (IPEd) once again offering editors the opportunity to write the accreditation exam.

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The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Experimental Non Fiction Prize

Closing date: 29 May 2016

This competition is all about boundary pushing non-fiction. First prize $5000, two runner-ups at $500 each. Entry fee is $7, or free to ‘Brow subscribers, RMIT students and alumnus.

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Overland Writers Residency

Closing date: 29 May 2016

The Overland Writers Residency, supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is a new initiative aimed at addressing a lack of opportunities for marginalised writers.

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Chart Collective

Closing date: 30 May 2016

Chart Collective is a not-for-profit publisher from Melbourne that looks beyond the idea that people are separate to nature, to explore the ways our stories are woven into the Australian environment.

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Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

Closing date: 31 May 2016

Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction is for unpublished manuscripts between 40,000 and 75,000 words and may include long stories or novellas.

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The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award

Closing date: 31 May 2016

Do you dream of being a published writer? Enter Australia’s most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.

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CA-SRB Emerging Critics Fellowship

Closing date: 31 May 2016

The Sydney Review of Books invites applications for the inaugural CA-SRB Emerging Critics Fellowships.  Applications close on 31 May 2016.

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2016 Big Issue Fiction Edition

Closing date: 31 May 2016

Time to cook up your very best tales: entries are now open for the 2016 Big Issue Fiction Edition!

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Student View

Closing date: 01 Jun 2016

After much work, the Student View team have decided to relaunch their website with exciting new designs and content.

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Inkitt Grand Novel Contest

Closing date: 07 Jun 2016

Win a publishing offer from Inkitt! No submission fees!

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The Affirm Press Mentorship Award 2016

Closing date: 15 Jun 2016

The Affirm Press Mentorship Award offers up to four writers developing exceptional new work the opportunity to work with the Affirm Press publishing team whilst in residence at Varuna the National Writers House.

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Call for Submissions: Disabilities issue

Closing date: 30 Jun 2016

For its second number in 2016, Southerly will be producing an issue, co-edited by David Brooks and Andy Jackson, on Writing and Disability. Southerly are seeking contributions in all the usual fields – poetry, short fiction, essay, review, memoir, etc.

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Impress Prize For New Writers

Closing date: 01 Jul 2016

The Impress Prize for New Writers offers unpublished writers a chance to win a publishing contract.

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The Suburban Review

Closing date: 03 Jul 2016

The Suburban Review is a literary collective based in Melbourne. As well the regular stream of creative work through our website they also publish an annual print edition.

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The Best Australian Writing 2016

Closing date: 15 Jul 2016

Black Inc. is thrilled to announce that we have Charlotte Wood (Stories), Geordie Williamson (Essays) and Sarah Holland-Batt (Poems) on board as our editors for the 2016 editions of Best Australian Writing.

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Varuna Residential Fellowships for Writers & Illustrators

Closing date: 30 Jul 2016

Each year Varuna will award 30 Residenial Fellowships including four Flagship Fellowships and up to four Second Book Fellowships.

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subTerrain magazine

Closing date: 15 Sep 2016

subTerrain magazine is published 3 times a year from Vancouver, BC. They strive to produce a stimulating fusion of fiction, poetry, photography and graphic illustration from uprising Canadian, U.S. & International writers and artists.

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Varuna’s Publisher Introduction Program 2017

Closing date: 30 Oct 2016

Varuna’s unique Publisher Introduction Program is one of Australia’s most dynamic literary partnerships, opening important doors for writers in a creative, collaborative process that aims to deliver finely honed manuscripts to leading publishers.

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International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest

Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest is now calling for short stories in any speculative fiction genre including fantasy, science fiction and horror.

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Dangerous Women

Closing date: 08 Mar 2017

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?’

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Penguin (The Monthly Catch)

Ongoing

The General Publishing team at Penguin Group (Australia) is keen and excited to read new work from Australian authors, and as such they’ve developed the Monthly Catch. Keep reading…

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Pan MacMillan (Manuscript Monday)

Ongoing

A new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process. Keep reading…

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Momentum Monday (Pan MacMillian digital imprint)

Ongoing

Momentum, Australia’s first major digital imprint, is open to submissions. Keep reading…

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Allen & Unwin (The Friday Pitch)

Ongoing

Through Friday Pitch Allen & Unwin have given new and emerging writers a chance to have their work read by our publishers within a reasonable time.  Keep reading…

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Random House

Ongoing

They do accept manuscript submissions but they have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to them. Keep reading…

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Harper Collins (The Wednesday Post)

Ongoing

HarperCollins is inviting unsolicited manuscripts from aspiring authors in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Keep reading…

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Hachette

Ongoing

Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. Keep reading…

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Text Publishing

Ongoing

Text is broadly interested in publishing fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult. Keep reading…

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MidnightSun Publishing (South Australian)

Ongoing

MidnightSun Publishing is always accepting submissions. Keep reading…

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One Page Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions

Ongoing

One Page Literary Magazine is looking for submissions. One Page features flash stories under 1000 words and micro stories under 300 words. Keep reading…

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Open Pitches

Ongoing

Writers often have pitches they don’t know where to send. Editors often have openings they don’t know how to fill.

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Asymptote

Ongoing

Asymptote welcomes submissions of translated poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama; certain types of original English-language nonfiction, including literary and critical writing; as well as visual art.

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Bombay Gin

Ongoing

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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In It For The Long Scrawl

Ongoing

We are a literary magazine created by teens.

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wigleaf

Ongoing

We feature stories under 1000 words.

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Erin Thomas Playwright Fund

Ongoing

It can be tough getting your playwriting career going if you live outside of the capital cities – opportunities to engage with the theatre industry are rare and expensive. The newly established Erin Thomas Playwright Fund has been created to support emerging playwrights from regional or remote areas to attend opportunities or events that would help them develop their careers. To be eligible, playwrights need to: reside in a regional, remote or rural area of Australia; and be at an early stage of their career and have had no more than two professional productions. Funded travel costs can include airfares, accommodation, per diems or other relevant expenses. Playwrights may apply to attend events and opportunities.

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Highlight Publishing

Ongoing

We are a new small independent publishing house that selects manuscripts based on the quality of the story telling, the literary value, and the prospect of sufficient sales to make the publication project financially
viable.

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Virginia Quarterly Review

Ongoing

Virginia Quarterly Review is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

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Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine publishes works of short fiction, non-fiction, poetry.

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Irish Pages

Ongoing

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas.

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Albert Whitman and Company

Ongoing

Albert Whitman and Company is an award-winning children’s book publisher founded in 1919.

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Barrelhouse

Ongoing

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organisation that aims to bridge the gap between serious art and pop culture.

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The Zodiac Review

Ongoing

The Zodiac Review is an online, semi-annual literary magazine presenting short fiction by new and emerging authors, as well as more established ones.

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Script Lab

Ongoing

Script Lab is looking for reviewers of television, film, books and software.

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American Reader

Ongoing

American Reader is a bimonthly magazine publishing fiction, poetry and criticism.

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WriteMe Australia

Ongoing

WriteMe Australia is a national program established to identify and select writers, and develop their exemplary written material with a Director, to a stage primed for screen production.

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The Career Fund – Copyright Agency

Ongoing

The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.

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The Lifted Brow

Ongoing

The Lifted Brow is always seeking submissions!

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Submit an article to Beamly

Ongoing

If you have an article or article idea that you’d like to submit for publication, Beamly would love to read it.

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Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Ongoing

Cha is dedicated to publishing quality creative works from and about Asia. At this time, we can only accept work in English or translated into English.

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Creative Nonfiction

Ongoing

Unlike many magazines, Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions.

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The Fiction Desk

Ongoing

Theye’re always looking for new short stories at Fiction Desk anthologies, and most of the stories they publish are unsolicited submissions.

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Harvard Review Online

Ongoing

Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews.

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Narrative Magazine

Ongoing

Narrative regularly publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including stories, novels, novel excerpts, novellas, personal essays, humor, sketches, memoirs, literary biographies, commentary, reportage, interviews, and features of interest to readers who take pleasure in storytelling and imaginative prose.

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MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review)

Ongoing

MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review), seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices and aesthetic experiments that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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Prairie Schooner

Ongoing

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

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The Write Room

Ongoing

he Write Room is an online literary magazine that publishes quality works of fiction, non-​​fiction and poetry.

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Medical Journal of Australia

Ongoing

Submissions are open to the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Wombat Books and Rhiza Press

Ongoing

Wombat Books and Rhiza Press Submissions are Now Open.

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The Asher Literary Award

Ongoing

Valued at $12,000, the Asher Literary Award is offered biennially to a female author whose work carries an anti-war theme.

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Pantera Press

Ongoing

Pantera Press aims to be known as a great new home for Australia’s next generation of best-loved authors™.

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‘Social Alternatives’ journal

Ongoing

Social Alternatives accepts academic papers, commentaries, book reviews and essays, short stories and poetry focussed on the aims of the journal.

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Overland’s Cursive Letters

Ongoing

Every month Overland run a literary advice column called Cursive Letters in which their wonderful fiction editor Jennifer Mills responds in agony-aunt style to questions submitted by writers about their literary dilemmas.

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Writer’s Edit

Ongoing

At a recent editorial meeting, the Writer’s Edit team decided that they’d love to start publishing short stories and poems on their beloved online mag again.

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Omission Magazine

Ongoing

Omission Magazine is devoted to producing stories that are derived from sources typically under-valued, or entirely neglected by traditional media.

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Writers Bloc

Ongoing

Writers Bloc is always looking for fresh writing and new voices to contribute to our ongoing blog columns.

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Taboo Magazine

Ongoing

Taboo Magazine is an online mag open for submissions.

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Structo

Ongoing

Structo is a UK-based literary magazine.

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Spook

Ongoing

Spook are looking for writers interested in fashion, music, film, lit, art, sex/gender, culture and/or politics.

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Ginosko Literary Journal

Ongoing

Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal.

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One Teen Story

Ongoing

One Teen Story publishes Young Adult writing, providing opportunities to established adult authors and emerging teen authors of YA.

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Uneven Floor

Ongoing

Uneven Floor, an independent poetry publication based in Perth, Western Australia, is seeking poetry submissions for its online magazine.

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Stereo Stories

Ongoing

Stereo Stories is a Melbourne-based website that publishes well-written, evocative, concise stories. About songs.

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The Wrong Quarterly

Ongoing

The Wrong Quarterly are a London-based journal who publish “inventive” works of nonfiction, life writing and essays up to 5,000 words and fiction up to 6,000 words.

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Tongues

Ongoing

Tongues is a multilingual online magazine looking for language editors and contributors to join our team!

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Kill Your Darlings

Ongoing

Kill Your Darlings quarterly edition accepts submissions of original writing all year around for KYD subscribers and during the months of March, June, September and December ONLY for non-subscribers.

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LGBTQIA Book Club for Young Adults

Ongoing

Book Club is a place to discuss YA books with LGBTQIA characters and/or themes. It’s open to everyone aged 14-24, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are a homophobia, biphobia and transphobia free zone.

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Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine accepts submissions June 1 through November 1.

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Scribe

Ongoing

Scribe is a trade-publishing house. They are generally interested in literary fiction, serious non-fiction, and children’s picture books.

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Antic Magazine

Ongoing

Antic is a not-for-profit online literary magazine of new writing in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and criticism, featuring the works of new and established Australian writers, as well as a smattering of international ones.

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Thank You For Swallowing

Ongoing

Poetry is a form of protest. So let this be another one, in the spirit of Against Rape, in the spirit of Catechism, in the spirt of Binders Full of Women’s Poems: if you’re done sucking it up, submit your poems.

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Blogstock_

Ongoing

Blogstock_ is a marketplace for buying and selling pre-written and custom blogs designed to drive traffic to your website and sales for your business. Their bloggers are Australian residents and experts in their fields.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Ongoing

A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences. Chicken Soup for the Soul stories are written in the first person and have a beginning, middle and an end. The stories often close with a punch, creating emotion, rather than simply talking about it.

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HOW magazine seeks freelance writers

Ongoing

HOW magazine provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technology tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design. HOW seeks writers who can write articles pertinent to our audience in an enter taining, concise style.

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Ensemble Vacations®

Ongoing

Ensemble Vacations®  is a national, consumer travel and lifestyle magazine. From close-to-home places like Canada and the U.S. to Europe or exotic destinations in Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and South America; from river cruising and grand voyages to luxury safaris, exclusive hotels and villas, spa retreats and ‘volunteer’ tourism, they cover it all.

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Transgression is seeking submissions

Ongoing

Transgression is an online current affairs, opinion & cultural magazine that produces exceptional content for its readers.

What are we looking for?

Feature articles
Investigative pieces
Photo essays
Personal essays
Documentaries

With a focus on topics that generally aren’t covered in any significant depth by the mainstream media, your piece might be something dangerous, illicit, taboo or even just a tad eccentric. We want true tales from the rawest edges of humanity. Sex, crime, drugs or even life as a refugee. How about a report from a conflict zone? We aren’t after anything that pushes an ideology or an agenda. We want the facts to speak for themselves.

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Island Magazine

Ongoing

Island subscribers are invited to submit poetry, short fiction and essays.

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PitchLab

Ongoing

PitchLab is an innovative new approach to selling long-form feature articles to magazines, radio programs, websites, and newspapers. It follows the same successful business model that works in the book publishing industry.

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Alien She Zine

Ongoing

Alien She publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and review. They are looking for work that doesn’t fit neatly into the above categories.

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Pear Drop

Ongoing

Pear Drop want to tell stories that document and explore the human condition from all perspectives.

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Byte Stories

Ongoing

A place to share stories around a digital fireplace, and a publisher of very short fiction.

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The Pen Factor

Ongoing

The Pen Factor is an online feedback and discovery engine for writers of fiction.

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Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction

Ongoing

Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction, with at least one published or ready-to-publish title, for long-form interviews.

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F is for Feminism

Ongoing

F is for Feminism is an intersectional feminist website aimed at young women.

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Stereo Stories

Ongoing

Stereo Stories publish well-written, evocative, concise stories. Contributors are welcome to write about all sorts of songs, including songs that are already here on the site.

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