Please bear in mind that I am not personally vetting any publications below, merely passing along information I've found online. Always do your due diligence to check out any publication or contest you may consider submitting to.
The Alchemy Press is seeking "contemporary tales with all the magic and wonder of myth and legend, blending modern life with the traditions of folklore from around the world." Fiction 3000-8000 words. Pays £10.00 for the first 5,000 words, then 0.2p per word on publication, plus a copy of the book. April 30 deadline.
Freefall Magazine closes for submissions for their fall issue April 30. Poetry and prose, up to 4000 words. Pays $10 per printed page.
Mystery and Horror, LLC is open for submissions for an anthology, Strangely Funny II. Humorous paranormal/supernatural stories. 2000-6000 words. Deadline May 1. Pays $5 advance, plus royalties and a free paperback version.
Penumbra is looking for stories of 3500 words or less. Pays $.05/word. The July issue with a theme of Hyperspeed closes May 1. They are also open for their August theme, Pain, which closes June 1.
Your Workplace Magazine is looking for writers for their magazine and blog, who are willing to discuss improving workplaces. (Speakers for conference, too). Pays $.25/word.
Conundrum Press is accepting submissions poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They're primarily seeking voices of those living in the Rocky Mountain region. Both essay and novel. No pay or deadlines specified.
High school and college students are invited to enter the 2014 Norman Mailer Writing Awards. Non-fiction and poetry. Cash prizes.
Wielding Power wants discussions on political and social issues. They have questions that must be answered. The current question is "Should Marijuana be Legal?" Deadline is May 4. Prize is publication and $1000.
Cosmopolitan is looking for a blogger/writer who will take over as their Bedroom Blogger. You will create a fictional story and blog as the main character for the next year, blogging twice per week, as well as running a Twitter account. Pays $600 per month. April 28 deadline.
This Cracked article addresses "6 Famous Authors Who Were Nothing Like You Expect." There may be some surprises in this one!
Any of these of interest? Anything to share? Publication news?
I'll see you on the flipside of Conference!
May you find your Muse.