Friday, October 16, 2015

Words & Brushes free short story contest, Psychology Tomorrow wants submissions, Yellow Mama wants horror etc and Cargo wants travel narratives

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine. reveres the intersection of psychology and art. Its content explores the practice of psychology as an art and also presents original works of contemporary artists, photographers, designers, writers, poets, choreographers, performance artists, and filmmakers who examine issues of identity, self-reflection, sexuality, consciousness, relationships, and other essential, controversial themes.
The theme of Issue #19 (December 2015) will be: Psychedelics & Psychotropics
For our 19th issue, Psychology Tomorrow Magazine plans to explore the dichotomous world of medicinal substance versus recreational substance, and what it means to take intentional trips for healing and suffer unintentional trips through the side effects of “advanced” medicine.
Consider the following possibilities:
·         Have you taken a psychedelic trip that changed your worldview?
·         Have you taken a psychotropic medication that offered just the help you sought?
·         Have you ever taken a trip while also maintaining a course of psychotropic medication?
·         Have you experienced an unexpected “fringe” benefit from a prescribed psychotropic medication?
Deadline November 30, 2015.
We also publish a blog that is not theme-focused. You can submit other writing relevant to our mission, to be considered for our popular blog.
See submission details here.

Words & Brushes invites writers to write a short story (length: 2000-5000 words) around an artwork from their image gallery. First prize: $300. Participants may enter as many stories as they like. No entry fee. Free contest.
Deadline December 1, 2015. Submission guidelines here.

Yellow Mama needs cutting edge, hardboiled, horror, literary, noir, psychological/horror. Maximum 3,500 words. Flash fiction and poetry also accepted. Submission guidelines here.

Online literary magazine Cargo focuses on narrative and growth through travel and exploration. Seeks creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, book reviews, visual art, and photography. Prefers work that evokes a strong sense of character, setting, movement, and the internal journey — writing that asks us to slow down and consider our past for a moment. Deadline: Rolling. Submission guidelines here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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