some current calls for submissions, with a focus on gender / majority-minority themes:
Luna Park Review: Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality in Indepentent Publishing
"We’d like to invite editors and writers to participate in our new series on issues and representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality in independent publishing. How do these issues affect you as an literary magazine editor interested in publishing underrepresented communities, or a writer who wants to challenge dominant notions of identity?"
Glass Woman Prize
"A prize just for women's prose (fiction or non-fiction) with a cash prize for the 3 top stories and non-obligatory publication for the next 10, bringing it up to a total of 13 stories that get recognized. The prize is in its 7th cycle."
deadline: March 21. There's no entry fee.
Switchback: Minority vs. Majority
"We challenge you to define both minority and majority and to explore what gives one power over the other. How does possession of that power enable artistic endeavors? How does it limit or disengage artistic virility? How does lack of that power disable? How does it inspire?"
poetry, fiction, nonfiction, critical essays, and art. deadline: March 17
GUD - call for international submissions
"If you're a writer of color, or a writer from somewhere outside the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, etc., or any writer who undertakes to break out of (or just break) the dominant white American/Western-European cultural aesthetic, please give us a try!"
and here 2 more calls:
storySouth Million Writers Award
"the award is for any fictional short story of at least a 1,000 words first published in an online publication during 2009"
deadline February 28
BluePrintReview 'micro cosmos'
"the new issue of blueprintreview is now going into the submission phase. the theme is: “micro cosmos”, it’s an issue dedicated to flash fiction (short and very short stories), and to ‘flash’ photography (crops, close-ups, blurred photos)"
deadline March 10