Take action: Let Russian government know you support LGBT Chechens

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March 29 marks the day, one year ago, when the Russian LGBT Network first learned of the organized detention and execution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Since then, their staff, volunteers, and member organizations have helped relocate 100 Chechens persecuted for the sexual orientation or gender identity to safer countries—often putting their own lives at risk

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Submission call: Feminist bicycle speculative fiction, pays $30, due April 1

cover of previous Bikes in Space anthology

Elly Blue Publishing is accepting submissions for Bikes in Space 6: Dragons, its sixth collection of feminist science fiction with bicycling as a central element. For this year’s anthology, dragons—literal or metaphorical—should also play an important role. Stories are due April 1. Pays a minimum of $30. … Read more

Submission Call: Opossum seeks music-driven fiction & poetry, pays $12/page | No deadline

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Opossum, a semiannual literary magazine of works “animated by music,” seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that is “pulsing with beats, haunted by melodies.” Past issues have included stories inspired by the Oslo death metal scene and the likes of Bob Dylan, James Brown, and Freddie Mercury. They pay at least $12/page, with minimums of $100 for short stories and essays and $75 for poetry and flash fiction. … Read more