Archive for September 21st, 2007

The Open Door Project

21 September 2007

A five-day publishing introduction intensive in New York City–including a series of lunches with literary agents, book editors, and other publishing figures, a public reading, and a private cocktail reception with New York’s writing community will be awarded to the winner of the first Open Door Project fiction competition. The contest is open to gay men writing fiction with queer content who have not yet
published a book of fiction. Accommodations and transportation will be provided to an out of town winner. Judges include Christopher Bram, Alexander Chee, Samuel R. Delany, Dennis Cooper, Robert Gluck, E. Lynn Harris, Scott Heim, Andrew Holleran, David Leavitt, Stephen McCauley, Dale Peck, and John Weir. Submit stories or stand-alone novel excerpts of up to 8,000 words by March 1, 2008. The winner will be announced June 08. There is no entry fee. Submissions should be mailed to:

Don Weise, Open Door Project
c/o Oscar Wilde Bookshop
15 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014

Please do not contact the bookstore for information about the Open Door Project. Queries can be sent to No queries confirming receipt or status of submissions please.

Contrary Magazine Call for Submissions

21 September 2007

Contrary accepts submissions of commentary, fiction, poetry, and especially work that combines the virtues of those categories through our online submission form only.

We pay upon publication. Please familiarize yourself with the work we have published and review the submission guidelines before deciding whether to submit.

Contrary is a quarterly literary journal founded at the University of Chicago and operated independently on the South Side of Chicago.