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Open call for the issue 10 of Panel

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The submission period for the issue #10 (Winter 2022/23) is OPEN.

Send your best writing and art for the anniversary issue of Panel. 

Deadline - October 1, 2022.

Writers and artists may be of any origin but should live and work in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, and the South Caucasus. We prefer submissions that reflect the environment in which they are written.

If you don't live in the region, but have written a piece related to Central and Eastern Europe, feel free to submit it. PLEASE NOTE: If you don't live in the region and don't write about the region, Panel is not a good fit for your piece. 

If we want to publish your piece, we will get back to you within 30-60 days.  Art submissions may take up to 3 months as the shortlist is formed not earlier than 1 month before the release. If you don’t hear from us within this period of time, you're welcome to query us for the status of your piece. We'll get back to you as soon as we are able.

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OPEN CALL! Submit for Free to Flora Fiction Literary Magazine

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Theme: New Beginnings 

For the past two years, many have been asking, "When will we get back to normal?" The stark reality is, we are living in the "New Normal." As we learn to accept our situation as it is, we enter 2022 with new hopes, dreams, and desires to shed the negativity from the past.  

What is your new beginning? Is it letting go of past hurt, or working toward a goal? Or it could simply be being more of who you are. 222 is considered an "angel number" and can be seen as  “beginning,” which ties in with its meaning as a representation of a new start. What are you trying to begin (or begin again)? Let 2022 fuel your desire to achieve your dreams.

  • Flash Fiction / 1,000 words
  • Poetry & Prose / Limit: 3 poems
  • Photography / Limit: 5 Photos
  • Drawings & Illustration / Limit: 5 items
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28/February/2022

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Open Call for Our Winter 2021 Issue

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Fire & Ice encompasses the duality of winter symbolism. Winter is stark. It brings the death of nature around us as the darkness of night consumes waking hours. We find ourselves eating and sleeping more, matching animal habits to find comfort. And yet, this is the time of year where people come together and find warmth in gratitude and inspiration to change. We share stories by the fire and gifts from the heart. What does being "cold" this winter mean to you? How do you find your warmth?

  • Flash Fiction / 1,000 words
  • Poetry & Prose / Limit: 3 poems
  • Photography / Limit: 5 Photos
  • Drawings & Illustration / Limit: 5 items

Submission Period: October 26th — November 30th 2021

All submissions are free & entries will be notified by December 12th, 2021.

Visit: florafiction.com/submit

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30/November/2021

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'Passing' | open call | creatures magazine

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creatures magazine is now taking submissions for our upcoming issue on the theme of :passing. The submissions window is open until June 30th.

We’re looking for poems, short fiction and essays, photography, illustration, artwork, videos… and possibly more – surprise us.

Please read the full guidelines and terms of use (https://www.creatures.live/submit) before submitting. The best way to get a feel for the kind of work we enjoy is to take a look at our previous issues.

For essays and short fiction:
Essays and stories should be typed and attached to your submission email in word (doc/dox) or pdf format. The themes are open to your interpretation – we’re looking for interesting takes, whether clearly or tenuously linked. Our publication celebrates short-form content, so please keep the word count under 1,000 words.

For poetry:
Poems should be typed and attached to your submission email in word (doc/dox) or pdf format. Please send us 1-4 poems of no more than 400 words each.

For photography and artwork:
Please send us 3-10 high-quality images by WeTransfer download link, or as a Google Drive link. Please include an overall title for the series and captions for each individual image or artwork. Please include a short written explanation of the work (200-300 words).

For video work:
1-3 videos (under 4 minutes 30 seconds) as a vimeo or YouTube link, or a WeTransfer download link. Please include a written explanation of the work (200-300 words).

We are looking forward to receiving your works!

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30/June/2021

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Literary Arts | Emerging Writers Intensive Online 2021

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Overview
This workshop-based online program focuses on providing structured support for new fiction writers wanting to improve their writing skills.

What does the program offer?
An energizing, transformative experience designed to help participants take their fiction to a new level, this program is a perfect entry point into Banff Centre’s full suite of Literary Arts programs. This program offers new writers of fiction the opportunity to work on a portion of a manuscript in a workshop setting with editorial faculty. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty - Katherena Vermette, Michelle Good, and Amber Dawn, as well as partake in Q&A sessions, and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their new manuscripts and emerging practices.  

The program will help writers build their critical vocabulary, making them better critics of their own and others’ work. Participants will also learn more about the craft of writing, and about the conventions and possibilities for innovation in fiction.

Merit – not means – drives opportunity at Banff Centre. Participants in this program will receive 100% scholarship for tuition.

Who should apply?
Any new writer of fiction interested in structured feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program. The program is open to writers with no publications, a few publications, or even a first book.

Writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions working in fiction are encouraged to apply.

*Financial Aid up to 100% available for participants to cover program fees.

Program Dates: August 28 - September 3, 2021
Program Deadline: July 14, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/2Sc5blO

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100% scholarship available
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14/July/2021
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Call for Chapbook Manuscripts

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The A3 Press is looking for new chapbook submissions. Fiction, poetry, art, comics, illustration. All genres welcome. Deadline is 1 August, 2021.

The A3 Press is a place for work that's lyrical and intense, a bit weird, hybrid, experimental. We like work that is urgent, that says something about what it's like to be alive at this point in history. 

Do you have a series of poems or short stories, or a long story that can be spread out over several pages? Maybe a short play in 12 parts or scenes, or even 12 very short plays? Do you have a combination of drawings and short stories? Poems and photographs? Maybe 12 drawings or photographs without text that would fit into our A3 map-fold format?

We publish approximately 2-4 titles every six months, and work closely with our authors and artists throughout the editing process to make sure the design, paper, and packaging are fitting to each title.

Selected titles receive $250 (approx £200) and 10 copies of their chapbook.

The submission fee is $20 (approx £15) per submission. Each submission includes a chapbook of your choice from our current list. Multiple submissions are welcome. All writers and artists welcome.

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$250 and 10 copies
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Selected titles receive $250 (approx £200) and 10 copies of their chapbook.

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01/August/2021

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