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Calls for Submission – the most recent calls are put at the top of this section; generally, calls are arranged by date of deadline
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Table of Contents
PEI LOCAL……. 5
Facebook for beginners……. 5
Public Engagement in the Arts……. 5
PWAC SWNB VALENTINES DAY POSTCARD STORY COMPETITION CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ……. 6
Calgary Distinguished Writers Program Seeks Writer-in-Residence……. 6
The Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature……. 8
The Fieldstone Review ……. 8
Coastal West Publishing……. 9
Fierce Shorts……. 9
ARTS EAST……. 10
CALLS FOR SUBMISSION……….. 10
The Island Review……. 10
SECOND VOICE ANTHOLOGY ……. 11
The French Literary Review……. 11
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast……. 12
SUBMISSION CALL FROM POSTSCRIPTS TO DARKNESS……. 12
EVENT MAGAZINE……. 13
Plenitude Magazine……. 13
TouchWood Editions Call for Submissions……. 14
Leaf Press Anthology: Newborns……. 15
An Anthology of Contemporary Indo-English Poetry……. 16
CARTOONING DEGREE ZERO:……. 16
DESCANT’S GRAPHIC LITERATURE ISSUE……. 16
DESCANT ARTS AND LETTERS FOUNDATION……. 17
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BERLIN……. 17
Welcome to Carpe Articulum Literary Review!……. 17
BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL……. 19
QUATTRO BOOKS SUBMISSION CALL FOR THE TORONTO DECAMERON……. 19
Adams Media Romance Guidelines……. 20
Prime Research on Education……. 20
GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH……. 21
More MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CALLS……. 22
Darker Times Fiction……. 22
THE ONTARIO POETRY SOCIETY OPEN HEART 7 POETRY COMPETITION……. 23
Print Express Poetry Competition……. 23
ON THE PREMISES Mini-Contest #19: REPLACEMENT……. 23
The Capilano Review Micro Narrative Contest……. 23
The Indie Writers’ Deathmatch Short Story Competition……. 24
The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize……. 24
The Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” International Poetry Prize for Women……. 25
Tupelo Press Dorset Prize……. 25
William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition……. 26
KAY MURPHY PRIZE FOR POETRY ……. 26
JAMES KNUDSEN PRIZE FOR FICTION ……. 27
THE GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE……. 27
FREEFALL MAGAZINE FICTION CONTESTS……. 27
CANADIAN TALES OF THE HEART SHORT STORY COMPETITION ……. 28
6th Annual Micro Award……. 28
EZRA JACK KEATS AWARD ……. 29
The 2012 Open City Magazine No-Fee RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest @ Anderbo……. 29
Society of Classical Poets Competition……. 29
The Third Annual Gemini Magazine Poetry Open……. 30
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: THE 25th MANITOBA BOOK AWARDS – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS……. 30
TOM FAIRLEY AWARD/LE PRIX d’EXCELLENCE TOM FAIRLEY……. 30
HERMAN VOADEN PLAYWRITING COMPETITION……. 31
Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth……. 31
DRINKING GOURD CHAPBOOK POETRY PRIZE ……. 31
CHA POETRY CONTEST ……. 32
Canadian Authors Association’s 2013 Literary Awards……. 32
William Matthews Poetry Prize……. 33
THE ALEXANDER ROSS AWARD FOR BEST NEW MAGAZINE WRITER……. 33
Pandora’s Collective poetry contests……. 34
RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers……. 35
NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS……. 35
The Big Moose Prize……. 35
THE POETRY SCHOOL / PIGHOG PRESS PAMPHLET (CHAPBOOK) COMPETITION (UK)……. 36
VALHALLA PRESS LEGAL PROFESSIONALS WRITING CONTEST ……. 36
16th Annual Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award……. 36
Malahat 2013 Long Poem Prize!……. 37
POSTCARD STORY CONTEST……. 37
ACCENTI MAGAZINE WRITING AND PHOTO CONTESTS……. 38
FRIENDS OF MERRIL CONTEST……. 38
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest……. 38
LITERARY JUICE FLASH FICTION CONTEST……. 39
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONTEST ……. 39
2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards……. 40
Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award……. 40
THE BLOTTER CONTEST ……. 41
Summer Literary Seminars’ Literary Contest……. 41
SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS ……. 41
Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest……. 42
Summit Studies Funny Story Contest……. 42
20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers……. 42
ELUDIA AWARD……. 43
The New Quarterly Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest……. 44
Annual Eric Hoffer Award……. 44
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest……. 44
7TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS……. 45
DELIZON SHORT STORY COMPETITION……. 45
2013 Bristol Short Story Prize……. 45
4th Annual International Book Awards……. 46
NEW AWARD TO RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN FIRST NATIONS, METIS AND INUIT YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE……. 47
The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award……. 47
Sports Fiction & Essay Contest……. 48
THE MAYBORN LITERARY NONFICTION CONFERENCE CONTEST……. 49
Great Canadian Literary Hunt……. 49
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest……. 50
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS……….. 51
Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC)……. 51
Between the Lines | Entre les lignes……. 51
CANWRITE! 2013……. 53
Freefalling in Greece with Cora Taylor!……. 53
PLACES FOR WRITERS……. 54
Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program ……. 55
Writer in Residence: Call for Expressions of Interest……. 55
Writer In Residence……. 57
THE ATKINSON FELLOWSHIP IN PUBLIC POLICY……. 57
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing……. 58
CALGARY DISTINGUISHED WRITERS PROGRAM SEEKS WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE……. 59
HAIG-BROWN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE – CANADA……. 59
BERTON HOUSE – CANADA……. 60
Online Writing Classes……. 61
Publications & Publishing……….. 62
The Journaling Place……. 62
107 Countries, 193 Airlines, 212 Publications!……. 62
THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS……. 62
THE MALAHAT REVIEW……. 63
Authority Publishing for Non-fiction Authors……. 63
Read the latest edition of the Cultural Human Resources Council Newsletter……. 63
New issue of Shelf Unbound……. 63
Where Creativity Meets Technology in the Digital Economy: A Context Paper for Canada’s Interactive Digital Media Industry……. 64
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Facebook for beginners
Learn how to set up a Facebook account, use privacy options and get Facebooking with the popular social networking site. Thursday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Confederation Centre Public Library.
Public Engagement in the Arts
The Canada Council is launching a dialogue about how the arts bring value to the lives of Canadians and we invite you to join the conversation. Read the discussion paper, Public Engagement in the Arts, on current thinking and practices in public engagement or check out Simon Brault’s blog post on ways Canadians can have rich artistic experiences. Then share your thoughts on how to become actively engaged in the arts. Tell us what public engagement in the arts means to you by posting comments on the blog, on our Facebook page or on Twitter at hashtag #artsandpublic. In its 2011-16 Strategic Plan, the Council identified public engagement in the arts as a strategic theme that infuses all of its work. We hope to broaden and enhance the public conversation about this topic and use this discussion to inform the development of future Council activities.
PWAC SWNB VALENTINES DAY POSTCARD STORY COMPETITION CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Southwest New Brunswick Chapter of the Professional Writers Association is holding its second ever postcard story competition. Writers from Atlantic Canada are invited to submit a piece of writing (fiction or creative non-fiction) of no more than 250 words on the theme of love.
Deadline: January 14, 2013 Entry Fee: $5.00 fee per entry, cheque or money order made payable to PWAC-SWNB. Prize: $25 gift card from Benjamin Books, Rothesay NB http://www.benjaminsbooks.nb.ca
The writer retains copyright of the winning postcard story.
Eligibility: This competition is open to all writers living in Atlantic Canada.
Submissions must be original, unpublished in any format, fiction or nonfiction, no more than 250 words and in English.
HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES
Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear twelve-point font, and the pages numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not stapled. Submissions will be accepted in hardcopy only. Faxed and e-mailed submissions will NOT be accepted. Include a separate cover letter with the title of story, your full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count and number of pages of entry. The author’s name should not appear on the actual entry, but on the cover letter only. Multiple submissions are welcome. Make cheque or money order, $5.00 per submission, payable to PWAC-SWNB. Multiple entries can be submitted together and fees can be added and paid with one cheque or money order. Entries must be postmarked by January 14, 2013 to be eligible. Winner will be notified by February 14, 2013. Manuscripts will not be returned. Entries should be sent to: Ethel King – P.O. Box 20025, Station “A”, Saint John, NB E2L 5B2 – clearly mark Postcard Contest on the envelope.
Calgary Distinguished Writers Program Seeks Writer-in-Residence
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program encourages submissions from promising Canadian writers for the position of Canadian Writer-in-Residence, a ten-month residency at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts from August 15, 2014 to June 15, 2015.
This is a unique opportunity for early to mid-career Canadian writers to devote their time to writing and to advancing their writing careers. Applications for the position are encouraged from writers from diverse genres—including literary fiction or non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, and playwriting. Candidates will have one to four published and/or performed works to their credit, and are expected to propose a project or projects that they will undertake during their term as Canadian Writer-in-Residence. They will preferably, but not necessarily, hold a university degree.
The residency is a full-time term position, with half of the Canadian Writer-in-Residence’s time reserved for their own writing projects, and half to be comprised of public outreach involving manuscript consultations, public presentations, assistance with hosting visiting writers, and other related duties. While the Canadian Writer-in Residence will be invited to speak to university classes and to the general public, this is not a teaching position.
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program offers a generous compensation package, an office on the University of Calgary campus, and administrative support. Past Canadian Writers-in Residence include: Jeramy Dodds, Marcello Di Cintio, Charlotte Gill, Sina Queyras, Jaspreet Singh, Melanie Little, Natalee Caple, Robert Finley, Oana Avasilichioaei, Suzette Mayr, and Peter Oliva. The current Canadian Writer-in-Residence is Deborah Willis.
Submissions for the position of Canadian Writer-in-Residence should include:
- a literary resume;
- 1-4 published books, plays, or screenplays;
- a statement of interest;
- a single-page description of projects to be undertaken during the residency; and
- three letters of reference (preferably not from agents or publishers).
Submissions may be sent by mail or courier to:
Dr. Bart Beaty
Acting Chair, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
c/o Caitlynn Cummings
Coordinator, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
Craigie Hall D 100
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
References may be included with your submission or sent separately by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please format your subject line in the following way: W-i-R 2014-2015: Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name.
Submissions must be received or postmarked by January 31, 2013 to be considered.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Caitlynn Cummings at 403.220.8177 or email@example.com.
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers by providing them with time to write through a ten-month residency program. It enriches the Albertan and Canadian cultural scenes by hosting authors of international stature through a distinguished visiting writer residency. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
The Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature
2013 Call For Submissions
for an unpublished novel designed to ignite reader’s passion for, and understanding of an issue of social justice.
Submission Deadline is February 1st 2013
For complete guidelines or to obtain a submission form please visit
The Fieldstone Review
Submission deadline: January 31, 2013
For its 2013 edition, The Fieldstone Review is pleased to accept submissions that address the theme of “environment.” This should be interpreted broadly, so there is no need to feel constrained to pastoral imagery or wooded terrain. Strained tempers around the dinner table will suit as well as the snow on Mount Logan. Submit your pique and play in prose or poetry, or take this theme as an angle from which to write a review. The Fieldstone Review welcomes original work of quality in a wide variety of styles and genres. For submission guidelines, please refer to the Submissions section on The Fieldstone Review website: www.fieldstonereview.usask.ca/submissions.php.
Coastal West Publishing
Coastal West Publishing is dedicated to publishing the best of true crime books and stories about the underdog. We are now accepting email queries from writers who can give us their best. Please submit an email inquiry before sending us a full manuscript. Please send submissions as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fierce Ink Press is a new publishing label that publishes young adult books by Atlantic Canadian authors. Along with full-length books we will also be publishing Fierce Shorts, creative non-fiction pieces (5,000 to 10,00 words) about all things teen. Part of the proceeds from the sale of our Fierce Shorts will go to a local teen related charity of the author’s choice.
We are currently open to submissions for our Fierce Shorts. To get all the information you need check out our website,http://fierceinkpress.com/, where you will find our submission guide.
If you think you have a great idea for a Fierce Short, we’d love to hear from you!
About Fierce Ink Press:
Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Atlantic Canadian authors who write for young adults.
Social Media Links:
Google +: http://gplus.to/FierceInkPress
Interested writers from the Atlantic Maritimes are invited to write for Stephen Patrick Clare’s new ARTS EAST e-magazine and website.
Assignments may include CD/book reviews, interviews or coverage of music, drama, visual art, mixed media, etc. events.
Ideal for writers and aspiring journalists who are trying to gain experience and have a published on-line byline, media tickets and similar perks as compensation.
Interested writers can e-mail Michelle Brunet or Stephen Clare at email@example.com
CALLS FOR SUBMISSION
The Island Review
The editors of The Island Review are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and visual art from islanders everywhere, as well as from those whose work is influenced by islands or which explores ideas of islandness.
The Island Review is an online magazine dedicated to great writing and visual art that comes from, is inspired by, celebrates or seeks to understand the extraordinary appeal of islands, as places and as metaphors.
Due to be launched in early 2013, the editors hope to provide an online home for islanders and island lovers everywhere.
We’re looking for work that stands out from the crowd: work that is original, daring, witty, wise, radical, intelligent, illuminating or just plain excellent. If you think you fit into any (or all) of those categories, we want to hear from you.
SECOND VOICE ANTHOLOGY
The Second Voice Anthology is offering three literary prizes for fiction by immigrants who write in English but grew up within another language and culture. When does language become a barrier? When does it become a bridge? What happens in the process of moving between two languages? We are interested in short stories and novel excerpts from both established writers and new writers. Second Voice offers three literary prizes, $1,000, $500, and $250, for fiction by immigrants who write in English but grew up within another language and culture. We are interested in short stories and novel excerpts of 7,000 words or less from established and new writers. The anthology is edited by bicultural writer Ursula Hegi, author of Tearing The Silence: On Being German in America and a PEN/Faulkner winner.
The French Literary Review
We are looking for lively, contemporary poems; short stories; extracts from novels which stand on their own; articles; paintings/drawings/photographs, all of which should have a French connection. · Stories (maximum 2) should be between 1000-3000 words. · Poems (up to 3) of less than 40 lines each. · Original paintings, drawings or photographs ( A4 size maximum) which either illustrate a poem / story submitted, or are related to France in some way. · Submissions must be typewritten on one side of the paper. Stories should be single spaced and have good margins. Hand-written entries cannot be accepted. · Please ensure your name, address, telephone number and email address appear on your MSS. · Please provide a SAE (using British postage stamps if you live in the UK) or IRCs to the value of ₤1.20. · We regret we are not able to offer fees for published work. . We are a non-profit journal which relies on subscriptions.
Copyright will remain with contributors. Submission deadlines: 30th July & 30th December. Please send submission to: B. DORDI, Chemin de Cambieure, 11240 Cailhau, Aude, France
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast
is now OPEN for submissions.
Submissions will close February 28, 2013.
Tesseracts 17 is seeking submissions from Canadians in all provinces and
territories (and abroad). Authors, please make sure you list where you were born
and where you are living. Details can be found at:
SUBMISSION CALL FROM POSTSCRIPTS TO DARKNESS
We are looking for works of short weird and uncanny fiction (of up to 3000 words) for the third volume of our (semi)annual anthology.
We are open to a variety of approaches and styles, but are interested in original work that pushes and plays with(in) the boundaries of the fantastic, the marvelous, and the horrific.
While, as we are an unfunded and independent publication, we cannot currently afford to pay contributors, each will each receive two contributor’s copies of the volume, as well as the option of purchasing more copies at a low contributor’s rate.
While this is an open call with no fixed deadline per se, (meaning we will treat submissions on a first-read first-considered basis) we hope to make our editorial selection by February 2013, and to publish the volume by summer 2013.
Please email submissions (as a word or rtf attachment including “PSTD III submission” and the story’s title in the subject heading) as well as inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to submit to EVENT? We publish fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Non-fiction submissions are only accepted via our yearly Non-Fiction Contest. While most of our writers are Canadian, we accept English-language submissions from writers in other countries.
Call for Submissions
Submissions are ongoing, but please note: Deadline for Issue 2 is JANUARY 4.
About Plenitude Magazine
Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature through a biannual electronic (e-reader and tablet) publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers.
We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone. That said, we recognise that Plenitude readers are hungry for exceptional work that reflects queer histories, cultures, experiences, and sensibilities. We consider every submission with critical analyses, sometimes turning to an advisory editorial board of writers, academics, and community advocates.
What We Publish
Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic narrative and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.
We are not interested in genre writing, political essays, or rants. We are only interested in literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film at this time. If you are interested in writing political essays, or other critical analyses, please contact us about contributing to our blog – we would love to hear from you.
Fiction: Please send up to 2 stories per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per story.
Nonfiction: Please send up to 2 pieces per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per piece.
Poetry: Please send up to 10 pages of poetry, single spaced, paginated, 12 point font.
Graphic Narrative: Please send up to 10 pages of graphic narrative.
Film: We take a curatorial approach to film at this time; please send us links to your short film(s) (up to four) of no more than 10 minutes each.
How to Submit
Email submissions to email@example.com. Please place cover letter with your name, contact information, name of piece(s), and brief bio in the body of the email. Please title the files with your name, followed by name of piece. For example “ROUTLEY, ANDREA – HABITAT”
Attach text submissions as docx or PDF file.
Attach graphic submissions as JPG or PNG files, bounding volume of 1600 x 1600, 96 ppi.
Send links to short film submissions.
All unsolicited submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or graphic narrative should be unpublished, original works. There are no restrictions in this regard for film.
We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.
As Plenitude is a new magazine, rates are modest at this time, ranging from $10-$25 per contributor. There is currently no compensation for website contributions.
Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.
Editor, Plenitude Magazine
TouchWood Editions Call for Submissions
Editor Bruce Gillespie is making a call for submissions for an anthology of personal essays about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and transsexual people and their families. The collection will be part of a series about the changing nature of the family in the 21st century published by TouchWood Editions of Victoria, British Columbia.
At no other time in history have LGBT families been more visible or numerous. This collection aims to recognize and celebrate this moment by reflecting the broad range of experiences of LGBT families today. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
– stories by LGBT people about their relationships or marriages,
– stories by LGBT people about their relationships with their straight families,
– stories about LGBT parents, parenting or adoption,
– stories about the uniquely queer families LGBT people create for themselves beyond those they were born into that include friends, lovers, exes and others, and
– stories by straight people about their relationships with their LGBT kids, parents, siblings or other family members.
I’m looking for previously unpublished personal accounts between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. You don’t need to be a professional writer to contribute to this anthology. But if your piece is accepted, you will be required to work with an editor to hone your submission to professional standards.
First drafts of all submissions must be received by January 1, 2013 [updated], along with a short biographical statement and your contact information. All essays must be submitted electronically, preferably as Microsoft Word files, to the editor at bruce [dot] gillespie [at] gmail [dot] com.
About the Editor: Bruce Gillespie is an assistant professor in the journalism program at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus and the co-editor of two anthologies for TouchWood Editions: Somebody’s Child: Stories About Adoption (2011) and Nobody’s Father: Life Without Kids (2008).
Please feel free to share this call for submissions with anyone you think might be interested. Thank you.
This call for submissions is also available online.
Leaf Press Anthology: Newborns
Leaf Press is gathering poems for an anthology about the newly born, the almost born, the journey in-between. We are interested in thresholds and liminal states; in moments that transcend global cultures. We welcome poems from all the continents, asking only that they be accompanied by a translation to English. We may be able to help, in some instances, with translations.
Please send your poem to:
Subject Line: Newborns
Canada V0R 2H0
We will accept poems that have been previously published. Poets must provide this information (publication, publishing house and date) as well as permission for us to reprint.
Leaf plans to publish the anthology in Spring 2014.
Deadline: January 30, 2013
Anthology Editors: Ann Graham Walker and Ursula Vaira
Selected poets will be paid a fee of $50.00 CAD plus a copy of the book.
An Anthology of Contemporary Indo-English Poetry
Here is your opportunity to showcase your poetic aptitude and mettle in an anthology of contemporary Indo-English poetry to be published by Hidden Brook Press.
Theme:Submissions are open to a general and wide theme.
Submission Size: You may submit up to 3 poems for consideration.
Previously Published: If your work has been previously published in a magazine/an anthology that is ok but you must still have the publishing rights.
Length: Maximum number of lines per poem should be 90. Remember your poems will represent Indo-English Poetry in the international arena. Send your very best poems as submission alone doesn’t qualify for publication.
Send To: Send your submissions to anthology editor Dr. Vivekanand Jha, firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Submission: Indo-English Poetry” in the subject line.
Please Note: Please include your full name, email address, mailing address, and mobile number at the top of your submission. At the end, please include your bio (in 50 words or under). Send your submission with all relevant information in single MS word attachment and the name of the file should be your name.doc or docx
Qualifications: To qualify for inclusion in this anthology of contemporary Indo-English poetry you must live in India, or have lived in India, or have some roots in India.
Deadline: The deadline for sending submissions is 31 March, 2013. Once the deadline is passed, you will be notified if your submission is accepted or not.
CARTOONING DEGREE ZERO:
DESCANT’S GRAPHIC LITERATURE ISSUE
Submission deadline for this issue: June 7th, 2013
The comic strip, the funnybook, the graphic novel — whatever we call this melange of words and pictures, it all begins with the art of cartooning. This issue provides an opportunity to explore what cartooning looks like now, and where we find its limits. In writing that approaches the zero degree, Roland Barthes sees an “infinite freedom” shining forth, the creation of an “unexpected object” overflowing with possibilities. Can we say the same for cartooning degree zero? Contributors are encouraged to test out the affinities that exist between cartooning and poetry, comics and prose, drawing and writing. What are the stories that images tell, and what do they keep silent? What can comics recall about the past, or say about the present? What have we seen in the history of cartooning, and what can we expect for the future of the form? Descant welcomes cartooned strips, panels, and stories that address any topic and investigate the possibilities and boundaries of the medium. Traditional essays, poems, memoirs and fiction that deal in some way with comics and cartooning will also be accepted.
DESCANT ARTS AND LETTERS FOUNDATION
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BERLIN
“I still keep a suitcase in Berlin” – Marlene Dietrich
“”It’s a city that’s so easy to ‘get lost’ in – and to ‘find’ oneself, too.” – David Bowie, on his “Berlin Years”
Submission deadline for this issue: August 16, 2013
Has there ever been a more protean city than Berlin? Once home to emperors and palaces, cabaret halls and seductive starlets, Berlin became a city of stones and then a city divided, only to resume its status as capital of the reunified Germany. Berlin is a city of contradictions — or what its current mayor Klaus Wowereit calls, “Poor, but sexy.” It is precisely Berlin’s paradoxical nature that has long held appeal for artists coming to the city in search of creative revitalization. From Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories, which inspired a young David Bowie to move to the city, to Christo wrapping The Reichstag, Berlin remains a haven for those seeking the unconventional and unpredictable. In 2014, Berlin will commemorate its 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall and the reunification of the city. Descant aims to take part in this celebration by welcoming submissions of unpublished fiction, poetry, essays and art pieces that speak to the mythology, memory and identity of Berlin — in all its various incarnations.
Welcome to Carpe Articulum Literary Review!
Carpe Articulum is an international, cross-genre literary review that challenges the traditional format of black and white. CALR seeks to dissolve the interdisciplinary, divisive boundaries and to embrace a wider audience in love with the written word, beautiful photography and a desire to connect with a global community of like-minded people. Scientists, Writers, Journalists, Actors, Homemakers, Artists, Human Rights Activists, Photographers and others from all cultures and walks of life have a place to meet here at CALR. We make a special effort to promote the work of emergent artists in every issue. People who might never have met, find kinship and camaraderie in the unity of the pen. They can experience and touch one another’s lives so that oceans of divide are united by the single turn of a page. The egalitarian nature of the written word, photography, and an accessible literary program make all of this possible.
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The magazine is 150-200 pages of full-colour delight, translated into five languages. We feature short fiction, poetry, informative articles, photography, non-fiction and incredible interviews with hot up-and-coming writers as well as iconic ones such as Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Ray Harryhausen (father of motion picture special effects), Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451), Jodi Picoult (author of Change of Heart,Handle With Care, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper which was made into a major motion picture with Cameron Diaz) and Nicholas Sparks (author of Message in a Bottle, also made into a motion picture with Kevin Costner & Robin Wright Penn, as well as The Notebook, The Last Song, etc.)
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These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines
SHORT FICTION……..MAR 30, SEPT 30
POETRY…………………MAR 30, SEPT 30
NOVELLA…………….. JAN 7
ESSAY/NON-FICT……JAN 7, AUG 30
PHOTOGRAPHY……. AUG 30
YOUNG WRITERS…….FEB 1
If deadlines are missed, the piece will automatically be entered into the next contest cycle for that particular genre.
BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: January 15 for the February issue
Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor
QUATTRO BOOKS SUBMISSION CALL FOR THE TORONTO DECAMERON
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS JANUARY 15, 2013. Inspired by Boccaccio’s opus, the Toronto Decameron is a ten-day literary festival that will showcase 100 new short stories by 100 local authors, each uniquely tied back to Toronto.This is an opportunity for the community to come together and experience new works about their city. Short stories are integral to keeping literature alive, particularly in this age of short attention spans and limited time for leisure. What’s more, The Decameron is a mosaic of stories, an apt format for a festival in a multicultural and multi-perspective city like ours. Submit your short story for a chance to be in the inaugural Toronto Decameron. Participation includes reading at the festival alongside some of Toronto’s finest writers and publication in the print edition of the Toronto Decameron (published by Quattro Books). The Toronto Decameron literary festival is proudly coordinated by AASC, the Association for Art and Culture. More information and submission Requirements: http://www.quattrobooks.ca/articles/the-toronto-decameron
Adams Media Romance Guidelines
Our new direct-to-ebook romance imprint is launching soon! We’re open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic romance.
Within those subgenres, we are flexible about what happens. It’s romance, so there must be a happily-ever-after, but we’re open to how your characters get there. You won’t come up against preconceived ideas about what can or can’t happen in romance or what kind of characters you can or can’t have. Our only rule is everyone has to be a consenting adult. Other than that, we’re looking for smart, savvy heroines, fresh voices, and new takes on old favorite themes.
We’re looking for full-length novels, and while we prefer to work on the shorter end of the spectrum (50,000 words, give or take), we’re not going to rule you out because you go shorter or longer.
If you have a finished novel you’d like for us to consider, please just drop editor Jennifer Lawler a line at email@example.com with a brief description of your work-please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot. That’s it! I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can-within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if I request a full.
Thank you for your interest!
Prime Research on Education
Prime Research on Education (PRE) is a peer-reviewed and open access journal that publishes manuscripts monthly. Manuscripts are being published monthly by PRIME JOURNALS via our website, http://www.primejournal.org/PRE/
PRE is committed to upgrade the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject. Follow the above link to view our current issue.
Call for Articles
PRE encompasses all areas of Prime Research on Education. Manuscripts that meet the general criteria of could be submitted for publication. The criteria includes: Original articles in basic and applied research, Case studies and Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
PRE is an Open Access Journal
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader “without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. PRE is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.
The Travel Itch
The travel itch is an irresistible on-line read and the next best thing to experiencing Canada and the world firsthand. It offers fresh Canadian perspectives on travel that entertain and inform while agitating the itch to go. We are hunting for original travel articles from blossoming and bloomed Canadian writers about their travel experiences at home or abroad. We’re also seeking gripping travel images and film, book and restaurant reviews.
Submission guidelines are at
GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH
An enlightened online space for new writers to test-drive their work.
How it works: Emerging writers are invited to submit short written works online. Geist chooses and publishes one piece each month on a dedicated web page. Geist readers and like-minded people are then invited to comment on the featured work.
Who is eligible?
- Canadian students enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses and/or writing workshops are eligible.
- The writer should have no more than 2 short works published in established print or online magazines, books or websites. (Blogs, zines and in-house school publications are exempt.)
- For full details: http://www.geist.com/gewm
More MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CALLS
NEW: filling Station is accepting poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and non-fiction submissions for an upcoming themed issue: Experimental Writing by Women. Guidelines are available at:http://www.fillingstation.ca/submit. Deadline: February 15.
NEW: Dragnet Magazine is accepting fiction submissions. Details can be found at: http://dragnetmag.net/?page_id=21
Event Poetry and Prose is accepting submissions. Guidelines are available at: http://eventmags.com/about-2/submission-guidelines/fiction-poetry/.
Grain Magazine is accepting submissions. For more details, visit: http://www.grainmagazine.ca/submissions.html
Lunch Ticket is accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry and YA submissions. Guidelines are available at:http://lunchticket.org/about/submission-guidelines/.
Darker Times Fiction
We currently run three monthly competitions for UK and international writers, all on the theme of “Darker Times.” You can take this as straight up horror, or you can interpret it in any creative way you wish. Entries for all competitions cost £5 / $8 US and can be paid via paypal. The winner of each competititon each month will receive a percentage of the money raised by the entry fees for their particular competition (a minimum of £15 / $24), plus publication on the website and in an upcoming Darker Times Anthology (available both as an ebook and as a paperback). Runners up and honourable mentions will receive no cash prize but will also be included on the site and in an upcoming publication. Each writer will have the opportunity to provide an author bio and a link to their website/blog; we want to promote new writers as much as we can! All of the information can be found on the website –www.darkertimes.co.uk. It’s open to UK and international writers and ends on the last day of each month.
THE ONTARIO POETRY SOCIETY OPEN HEART 7 POETRY COMPETITION
Deadline Dec. 25, 2012. Open to Canadian residents only. Themed contest. For more details, see: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/Openheartpcomp.html
Print Express Poetry Competition
(UK) Prize: £100 worth of Amazon vouchers. Theme: Winter (with some warmth and comfort). Length: 45 lines max. No entry fee. Deadline: December 28, 2012. Open to international entries. Contest guidelines: http://www.printexpress.co.uk/blog/2011/10/17/the-print-express-poetry-competition
ON THE PREMISES Mini-Contest #19: REPLACEMENT
DEADLINE DEC. 30, 2012. THEME: REPLACEMENT. For mini-contest #19, write two sentences–one boring, one creative–that describe a thing, a person, or an action. One entry per author. No charge for entering. Prizes: $15 for first, $10 for second, $5 for third, honorable mentions get published but make no money. To submit an entry, use the SECOND contest shown on this link https://onthepremises.submittable.com/submit and follow the instructions. If you don’t already have a Submittable account, you’ll be prompted to make one.
The Capilano Review Micro Narrative Contest
The Capilano Review (BC) invites entries for their micro narrative contest. First prize: $300, publication in special issue, and subscription. Submit narrative sequences of three parts in 140 characters max. Entry fee (one 3-part series per entry): $35 / $45 (CAD) international. Deadline: December 31, 2012. Contest guidelines: http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/micro-narrative-contest
The Indie Writers’ Deathmatch Short Story Competition
The Deathmatch is now taking short story entries. Stories must be 3,000 words or less. Entries are accepted until December 31st, 2012. The first round of Deathmatch begins January 20th, 2013.
For details: http://www.brokenpencil.com/deathmatch-2013
The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize
Postmark Deadline: December 31
The International Poetry Prize, sponsored by Little Red Tree Publishing, includes a first prize of $1,000. The runner-up will receive $250 and five finalists will receive $50 each. 2011 winner: Ed Frankel.
This prize is offered in response to demand for an opportunity to be associated with Little Red Tree by poets who have yet to develop a full collection. It is also an opportunity for Little Red Tree to extend its search and engage with quality poets from around the world who wish to be published.
The prizewinner, runner-up and other honorees will feature prominently, with full biographies, in a special collection called Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2013 Anthology. The book will also include a wide selection of poetry from those submitted that did not make the final selection but were considered worthy of publication. We anticipate the book will contain as many as 80 poems, with a free copy to each poet published, and be published in the summer of 2013 with a book launch in New London, CT. All winners and published poets will be invited to read their poems.
Download our complete guidelines (PDF), then send your poem(s) with a reading fee of $5 each to: Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, Attn: The International Poetry Prize, 635 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT 06320. We also accept electronic submissions (see the guidelines).
The Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” International Poetry Prize for Women
Postmark Deadline: December 31
The Vernice Quebodeaux Prize, sponsored by Little Red Tree Publishing, includes a $1,000 cash award, publication of a full-length collection of poetry, and a generous royalty contract. All forms and styles are welcome. 2011 winner: Diana Woodcock. (Her book has been selected to be the 2012/13 college-wide reader for Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.)
The late Vernice Quebodeaux, born in Egan, LA (on the banks of the Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé), was a poet who spent a lifetime struggling with the demands of raising children, family feuds, bigotry, apathy, and indifference to her writing aspirations. On her death the beginnings of a book of poetry called Pathways was found by her daughter, Tamara Martin, and incorporated into a book, Sundays in the South. We are honoring her life and cherished goals by creating this competition to recognize the specific unique voices of women poets.
This year’s judge will be Richard Harteis. Since 2007, Mr. Harteis has served as president of the William Meredith Foundation, dedicated to preserving the legacy of the late US Poet Laureate and his partner of 36 years. Mr. Harteis is the author of ten books of poetry and prose, most recently a series of elegiac lyrics, The Revenant.
All finalists will be considered for publication, with one selected as the prizewinner with a book published in 2013. Download our complete guidelines (PDF), then send your 80-100 page manuscript with a $20 reading fee to: Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, Attn: The Vernice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize, 635 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT 06320. We also accept electronic submissions (see the guidelines).
Tupelo Press Dorset Prize
Postmark Deadline: December 31
The Dorset Prize includes a cash award of $3,000, publication by Tupelo Press, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. The final judge for this year’s contest is Kimiko Hahn. All finalists will be considered for publication. Results announced in April 2013.
The Dorset Prize is open to anyone writing in English, whether living in the United States or abroad. We welcome published or unpublished authors. Translations are not eligible. The contest is competitive. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers or contests are permitted; notify Tupelo Press promptly if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript of between 48 and 88 pages (of poems). Include two cover pages: one with title only, the other with title, your name, address, phone, and email. Include a table of contents and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for poems previously published in periodicals. For notification of receipt of manuscript, include a SASP. For notification of the winner, enclose a SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned.
A reading fee of $28 by check (payable to Tupelo Press) or via PayPal must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, each accompanied by a $28 reading fee.
Read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript: http://www.tupelopress.org/dorset.php
Submit your manuscript online at: http://www.tupelopress.org/dorset.php
or send via postal mail to:
Tupelo Press Dorset Prize
P.O. Box 1767
North Adams, MA 01247
William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition
Postmark Deadline: December 31, 2012
Free contest for students of medicine or osteopathy in the US and Canada gives prizes of $300, $200, $100 for a poem on any subject. Winners invited to read at Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine in April, possibly published in scholarly journal. Submit 1-3 poems, maximum 750 words each. http://www.neomed.edu/academics/medicine/departments/family-medicine/education-and-faculty-development/william-carlos-williams-poetry-competition
KAY MURPHY PRIZE FOR POETRY
$15 ENTRY FEE
Prize: $500, publication and a year subscription. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry. Three poems per entry. Deadline: December 31, 2012.
JAMES KNUDSEN PRIZE FOR FICTION
$15 ENTRY FEE
Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work of fiction, no longer than 7,500 words. Novel excerpts accepted. Prize: $500, publication and a year subscription. Deadline: December 31, 2012.
THE GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE
The Griffin Trust was founded in April 2000 by Chairman Scott Griffin, along with Trustees Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje, Robin Robertson and David Young. In 2004 Carolyn Forché was named a Trustee and joined the list of internationally-acclaimed writers who sit on the board of the Griffin Trust.The Griffin Trust’s support for poetry focuses on the annual Griffin Poetry Prize, which awards two literary prizes of $65,000 each and an additional $10,000 to each shortlisted poet who reads at the annual Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings in Toronto.
The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry att: Mrs. Ruth Smith, 363 Parkridge Crescent, Oakville ON, L6M 1A8.
Deadline: December 31
Prize: $65,000 x 2; $10,000
Entry Fee: none
Details: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com; 905 618 0420
FREEFALL MAGAZINE FICTION CONTESTS
Fiction: A prose entry shall be up to 3,000 words. Winning stories, as well as the honourable mentions, will be published in FreeFall magazine.
Poetry: An entry shall be up to 5 poems. Winning poems, as well as the honourable mentions, will be published in FreeFall magazine. Short listed entries may be selected for publication to round out the issue and will be paid the standard page rate.
Alexandra’s Writers’ Centre, 922 Ninth Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2G 0S4.
Deadline: December 31
Prize: $300, $150, $75 & $25
Entry Fee: $21
Details: http://www.freefallmagazine.ca/contest.html; 403 264 4730
CANADIAN TALES OF THE HEART SHORT STORY COMPETITION
$15 ENTRY FEE
The element of the heart means a story which can elicit strong emotion. The story could be speculative, mystery, or romance, or any genre or style. Must be written by a Canadian or written about Canadians or takes place in Canada. First place $500. Second place $150. Third place $100. Ten honorable mentions of $25. Winners receive a copy of the anthology.
Deadline: December 31, 2012. Length between 1,500 and 5,000 words.
6th Annual Micro Award
The Micro Award is presented annually for a work of prose fiction written in English, of any genre, not above 1000 words in length. The following works are all ineligible:
Excerpts from longer works of fiction
Visual art with literary texts
Stories considered for the 6th Annual Micro Award must have been published originally in 2012. Qualifying venues are any form of print or electronic publication designed for public display. Self-published stories are eligible. An author may submit one story of his or her own; the senior editor of a magazine or anthology, or any staff member designated by him or her, may submit two stories if both are from his or her own publication and neither is self-written.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012. The text of the story must be inserted in the body of the email or attached as a Rich Text file. It is also permissible to include the URL information for a story or stories accessible online.
EZRA JACK KEATS AWARD
NO ENTRY FEE
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting submissions from publishers for the twenty-seventh annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer (Deadline: December 30, 2012) and New Illustrator Book Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2012) –known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. The awards are designed to recognize and encourage authors and illustrators starting out in the field of children’s books who share Ezra Jack Keats’ commitment to children and diversity. The award is given annually to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator of picture books for children (9 years of age and under). The award includes an honorarium of $1,000 for each winner.
The 2012 Open City Magazine No-Fee RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest @ Anderbo
Now in its 9th year, those interested can submit an unpublished short story with a minimum word count of 3,500 and a maximum of 5,000. The lucky winner receives $500 in cash, a trophy as well as announcement and publication on Anderbo.com. Deadline: December 31, 2012. More >
Society of Classical Poets Competition
Deadline: January 1, 2013
Entries must be received by this date
New free contest awards $1,000 for a poem written in meter and containing at least some rhyme. No free verse. Send 3-5 poems, maximum 50 lines each, by email. See website for guidance about their aesthetic principles. Winner and other selected poems from the contest will be published in anthology and on website. Sponsors say, “Good, new poetry builds on the perennial forms, like meter and rhyme, left to us by millennia of good poets. It carries a message infused with the profound insights and lofty character of the poet. It touches on humanity’s quintessential quest for virtue over vice, epic over ephemeral, and hope over heartbreak.”
The Third Annual Gemini Magazine Poetry Open
Deadline: January 2, 2013. GRAND PRIZE: $1000. 2nd PLACE: $100 3rd PLACE: $50 HONORABLE MENTION (3) ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems). All Six Finalists Will Be Published in The March 2013 Issue of Gemini.
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: THE 25th MANITOBA BOOK AWARDS – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Established in 1988, the Manitoba Book Awards celebrate Manitoba writers, publishers and books. There are 14 diverse awards categories this year. Each award will be judged by a jury of 3 writing and/or publishing professionals. Shortlists will be released in mid-March.This year, the Awards will include the presentation of the biannual Prix littérraire Rue-Deschambault.
Deadline: January 4, 2013
Prize: varied; see website
Entry Fee: $25
TOM FAIRLEY AWARD/LE PRIX d’EXCELLENCE TOM FAIRLEY
Details: For editorial work done on a book published in Canada in either English or French. Entrants may be freelance or in-house editors.The Editors’ Association, 502-27 Carlton Street, Toronto ON M58 I L2.
Deadline: January 11, 2013
Entry Fee: $100
Details: http://www.editors.ca/tomfairley/index.html; 1 866 CAN EDIT
HERMAN VOADEN PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
$45 ENTRY FEE
First prize $3,000 ; Second prize $2,000; Eight honorable mentions
In addition to the monetary award, through the auspices of the Thousand Islands Playhouse of Gananoque, Ontario, the two winning plays each receive a one-week workshop and public reading with a professional director and cast at Queen’s University. Honourable Mentions receive short written critiques from the final judges. Open to any Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Only one play per playwright. Only full-length plays in English. Deadline : January 15, 2013.
Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Entries must be received by this date
Recommended free contest for Canadian citizens or landed immigrants attending junior high or high school awards top prizes of C$350 in each of two age categories: Junior (grades 7-9) and Senior (grades 10-12). Send 1-2 poems, no more than 50 lines each. Enter by email only. Send as plain text file in the body of the message, not as attachment. Include poem titles, poet’s name, address, phone, age, grade, and school. http://poets.ca/wordpress/jessamy-stursberg-poetry-contest-for-canadian-youth
DRINKING GOURD CHAPBOOK POETRY PRIZE
$15 ENTRY FEE
Winner receives $350 prize money, publication by Northwestern University Press, 15 copies of the book, and a featured reading. Deadline: January 15, 2013. Open to poets of color who have not previously published a book-length volume of poetry. Manuscript must be typed single-sided with a minimum font size of 11, paginated and 25-35 pages in length.
CHA POETRY CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems about “Betrayal”. Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 80 lines long each). Poems must be previously unpublished. Deadline: January 15, 2013. First: £85, Second: £55, Third: £35, Highly Commended (up to 5): £15 each. (Payable through PayPal.) All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the March 2013 issue of Cha.
Canadian Authors Association’s 2013 Literary Awards
Entries are now being accepted for the Canadian Authors Association’s 2013 Literary Awards.
The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013.
Now in its 38th year, the CAA Literary Awards program honours writing that achieves excellence without sacrificing popular appeal. Past winners have included Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Leonard Cohen, Micheal Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Patrick DeWitt, Nino Ricci and countless other literary stars – some relatively unknown at the time they received the award.
Times They Were A’Changing: Women Remember the 60s & 70s
Editors: Kate Farrell, Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire
To be released June 2013
This is a unique collection of women’s true and compelling stories and poetry about the sixties and seventies—a special and memorable time in women’s lives—yet there are so many stories untold. We want to hear from you! We’re looking for personal narrative and poetry which will evoke this unique era in American and world history.
The editors will be selecting stories that weave the historical or culturalsignificance of a unique experience into the storyline, though we don’t want just an “eyewitness to history” story focused on being present at a famous event or protest. The focus of the stories for this unique collection is the wisdom gained from your own experience. We’re looking for stories and poems that evoke those times expressed in your authentic voice with originality and resonance.
Prose submissions should demonstrate the art of storytelling, and possess a story arc with dramatic appeal. We would like poetry to suggest story as well as conjure imagery and elicit emotion.
Entry Fees: $20 for prose, $15 for poetry
- 1st – $300, publication, and 5 copies of the anthology
- 2nd – $150, publication, and 3 copies of the anthology
- 3rd – $75, publication, and 2 copies of the anthology
All entries are eligible for publication. Submit through online submission manager, only (see guidelines below).
Submission period: September 1, 2012 – January 15, 2013 (deadline)
William Matthews Poetry Prize
Asheville Poetry Review will accept entries for the third annual William Matthews Poetry Prize from September 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013. All submissions will be considered for publication. Postmark Deadline: January 15, 2013. Submission and prize details: http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com/
THE ALEXANDER ROSS AWARD FOR BEST NEW MAGAZINE WRITER
Written Categories: See website for full details.This award will be open to first-time or new magazine writers, who published their first feature- length magazine work in a non-student publication within the last two years. This award is intended to recognize people new to professional journalism. Nominations must be accompanied by one letter of reference from a handling editor who was involved in editing one of the two articles submitted, attesting to the writer’s contribution and skills.National Magazine Awards Foundation, 425 Adelaide Street West. Suite 700, Toronto ON, M5V 3C1.
Deadline: January 16, 2013
Entry Fee: $150
Details: http://www.magazine-awards.com/index.cfm/ci_id/1321/la_id/1; 416 422 1358
Pandora’s Collective poetry contests
Pandora’s Collective poetry contests are open to writers world wide and of all age categories. Please read our guidelines before submitting. To view the winning entries from previous contests please click on the links below.
Hibernating with Words:
Guidelines: We do not accept previously published poems. The maximum number of lines for a single poem is fifty. Submissions must be in triplicate (please divide poems into three piles for three separate judges – only one cover letter needed), typed, with no name or address appearing on the same page as the poem. A cover letter must be included showing age category, name, address, telephone number and/or email address, as well as the title of the poem(s) for clarification and the dollar amount included. Please do not use staples. Do not send an SASE, the winners list will be published online. Poems can be of any theme or form as long as they do not exceed the fifty line max. Cheques should be made out to Pandora’s Collective and the envelope should be labeled, “Poetry Contest Submission”. All rights return to the poet after publication. This contest is open to poets world wide.
Mail submissions to:
RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
Deadline: January 30, 2013
Entries must be received by this date
Recommended free contest awards C$5,000 for poetry or fiction by Canadian authors under 35 with no published books. Genre alternates by year. 2013 contest is for 5-10 pages of previously unpublished poetry. http://www.writerstrust.com/awards/rbc-bronwen-wallace-award-for-emerging-writers.aspx
NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS
http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/ — A unique awards program that recognizes books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change. We also value books that stimulate the imagination and offer the reader new possibilities for a better life and a better world. Gold and Silver awards are given to books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to the fields of high-level wellness, green values and responsible leadership, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration. Deadline January 31, 2013. Cash Prizes will be given to Grand Winners selected from each of three areas:
- Core Categories
II. Children / Teen / Young Adult
III. Small Press
The Big Moose Prize
Awarded annually for any unpublished novel. Prize includes publication, $1,000 cash award, and ten author copies of the book. Deadline: January 31, 2013. GUIDELINES http://www.blacklawrence.com/BigMoosePrize.html Entry Period: December 1 – January 31
THE POETRY SCHOOL / PIGHOG PRESS PAMPHLET (CHAPBOOK) COMPETITION (UK)
First Prize: publication by Pighog Press
Runners Up Prizes: Poetry school activities
Judges: Julia Bird & Brendan Cleary
Closing date for initial entries:31 January 2013
Full details at:http://www.poetryschool.com/pamphletcompetition.php
VALHALLA PRESS LEGAL PROFESSIONALS WRITING CONTEST
$15 ENTRY FEE
Limit 5,000 words. The contest seeks out the best in original fiction and nonfiction work written in English by legal professionals like lawyers, paralegals, law students and others who work or study in the legal field worldwide. There are no restrictions on subject matter, but all entrants must be members of the legal profession. First prize is $500 and an eReader plus publication in Ragnarok, an e-lit journal. The second prizewinner will receive an eReader as well as publication in Ragnarok. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2013. Winners will be announced by March 1, 2013. Valhalla Press reserves the right to choose a number of honorable mention winners from the contest whose work will appear in Ragnarok. All winners whose work appears in Ragnarok will receive compensation. All submissions will receive feedback from the judges.
16th Annual Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award
Postmark/Email Submission Deadline Extended to February 1, 2013
The Robert Frost Foundation welcomes poems in the spirit of Robert Frost for its 16th Annual Award. The winner will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to read at a Frost Foundation event.
Please submit two copies of each poem, one copy with contact information (name, address, phone number, email address) and one copy free of all identifying information. Reading fees are $10 per poem (send fees via regular mail, please). Make your check payable to The Robert Frost Foundation. Mail your entry to: The Robert Frost Foundation, Attn: Poetry Award, Lawrence Public Library – 3rd Floor, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01841. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or an email address if you’d like to receive the contest results. Email submissions are accepted at email@example.com if you send your entry fee by regular mail.
You may submit up to three poems of no more than three pages each. Both published and unpublished works are accepted. See the complete contest guidelines at www.frostfoundation.org and recent winning entries.
Malahat 2013 Long Poem Prize!
Deadline: February 1, 2013 (postmarked) Prize: two $1000 CAD prizes will be awarded Entry fee: $35 CAD for Canadian entries $40 USD for entries from the USA $45 USD for entries from elsewhere (entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review)
Enter one long poem or a cycle of poems between 10 and 20 published pages (one published page = 32 lines or less).
POSTCARD STORY CONTEST
$20 ENTRY FEE (includes subscription). Send us a postcard along with a story that relates to the image. The relationship can be as strong or as tangential as you like, so long as there is a clear connection between the image and the story. Maximum length: 500 words, fiction or non-fiction. Deadline February 1, 2013.
First Prize: $500 and publication in Geist and on geist.com; Second Prize: $250 and publication in Geist and on geist.com; Third Prize: $150 and publication in Geist and on geist.com; Honourable Mentions: Swell Geist gifts / publication on geist.com
ACCENTI MAGAZINE WRITING AND PHOTO CONTESTS
First Prize: $1000 and publication. Deadline: February 8, 2013 (writing). Open to all writers and photographers, established and emerging, worldwide. Accenti’s writing contest is open to fiction and nonfiction (in English) on any topic; and Accenti’s photo contest asks participants to “Capture an Italian Moment” anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit www.accenti.ca.
FRIENDS OF MERRIL CONTEST
$5 ENTRY FEE
First Place: $200 (CDN); Second Place: $100 (CDN) ; Third Place: $50 (CDN)
Deadline: February 15, 2013. The Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest is open to all writers of all levels (published, unpublished, emerging, etc.), without restriction. The contest is international, so writers of any nation may enter. Maximum of 5,000 words. Short fiction only. No poetry or nonfiction.
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest
Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2013
The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival is currently accepting previously unpublished poetry and short story manuscripts for its 2013 Poetry & Short Story Contest. The contest is open to any living writer writing in English anywhere in the world. Entries will be juried by accomplished writers and poets (see website for juror bios). One juror is chosen to evaluate the poetry entries and a second juror is selected to jury the short story entries.
The 39th Annual Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival takes place July 4-7, 2013 at Twin Lakes Park, near Greensburg, PA. Winning entries will be on display at the Festival where up to 150,000 patrons will have the opportunity to read the works.
All work must be original, not having been entered in any previous Poetry & Short Story Contest sponsored by the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival. 4,000 word limit for short stories. There is no limit to the length of poems. Each author may enter one story; each poet may enter two poems. All genres are accepted. A total of $1,000 will be awarded.
Entry fees are as follows:
$10 for up to two (2) poems
$10 for one (1) short story
Writers may enter both contests for a $20 entry fee
Click for an official contest application form, and direct any questions to Adam J. Shaffer via email at info@ArtsAndHeritage.com or call 724-834-7474. For more information, please visit the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival website, www.ArtsAndHeritage.com.
LITERARY JUICE FLASH FICTION CONTEST
$5 ENTRY FEE
700-word maximum. English only. 18 and older. No novel excerpts. Winner will receive $200 (USD) and publication in Literary Juice; one runner-up will receive $50 (USD) and publication in Literary Juice. Winning stories will also be accompanied by a photograph of each author, as well as a short bio, if desired. Winners may be asked to sign a Writer’s Agreement Form for their winning work. Deadline February 15, 2013.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONTEST
ENTRY FEE $35 – $50
The 2013 PNWA Literary Contest presents an opportunity for writers to showcase their unpublished work. Contest Categories: 1. Mainstream 2. Historical 3. Romance/Erotica 4. Mystery/Thriller 5. Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal 6. Young Adult (ages 12-18) 7. Middle Grade (ages 8-12) 8. Nonfiction/Memoir 9. Poetry 10.Short Story 11.Children’s Picture/Chapter Book 12.Adult Short Topics (Article/Essay/Short Memoir)
Eight finalists in each category will be notified June 2013 prior to the PNWA Summer Conference July 25 – 28, 2013. Award Winners will be announced at the conference. Every entry accepted in the contest will receive two –critiques—a useful tool for any writer. Finalists who attend the PNWA Summer Conference will receive a Finalist ribbon for their name badge, giving them high visibility to the agents and editors at the conference. Finalists’ manuscripts will be made available to agents and editors during the conference. In addition, finalists’ entries are read and judged by an agent or editor to determine the top TWO in each category. First Place: $700 and the Zola Award (The Zola Award honors founding member Zola Helen Ross for her vision in creating a writing community more than 50 years ago.) Second Place: $300. Deadline February 22, 2013.
2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the most exciting and rewarding book awards program open to independent publishers and authors worldwide. Choose from 60 categories and grab the chance to have your book considered for cash prizes, awards, exposure, possible representation by a leading literary agent, and recognition as one of the top independently published books of the year. Deadline: February 22, 2013 More>
Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award
Postmark Deadline: February 28, 2013
The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000, 25 copies of your winning book, publication by Tupelo Press, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. The final judge for this year’s contest is Kathleen Jesme. All finalists will be considered for publication. Results announced in August 2013.
The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in English, whether living in the United States or abroad. We welcome published or unpublished authors. Translations are not eligible. The contest is competitive. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers or contests are permitted; notify Tupelo Press promptly if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript of between 20 and 36 pages (of poems). Include two cover pages: one with title only, the other with title, your name, address, phone, and email. Include a table of contents and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for poems previously published in periodicals. For notification of receipt of manuscript, include a SASP. For notification of the winner, enclose a SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned.
A reading fee of $23 by check (payable to Tupelo Press) or via PayPal must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, each accompanied by a $23 reading fee.
Read the complete guidelines before submitting your
Submit your manuscript online at: http://www.tupelopress.org/snowbound.php
or send via postal mail to:
Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award
P.O. Box 1767
North Adams, MA 01247
THE BLOTTER CONTEST
$25 ENTRY FEE
Publishing consultant Laine Cunningham teams up with The Blotter literary magazine every year to sponsor a writing contest. The award is open to all book-length fiction works such as novels, novellas, collections of linked short stories, and unique manuscripts that merge genres. Young adult novels are also welcome, as are novels in progress.
First prize is $500 cash and a library of books. Second prize is $125 cash and a library of books. Third prize is a library of books. The total value of the books is over $1,000. All winners also receive a certificate.
To submit, send the first 10 to 20 pages (double spaced) to The Blotter, 1010 Hale Street, Durham, NC 27705. A synopsis may be included as part of the total page count but is not required. Entries must be received by February 28, 2013. The author’s name cannot appear on the sample or the synopsis. Include a separate page with the work’s title and category, whether the novel is complete or in progress, author’s name, phone number, email, and mailing address. The fee includes a year’s subscription.
Summer Literary Seminars’ Literary Contest
Full details are available at: http://www.sumlitsem.org/slscontest.html.
Deadline: February 28.
SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS
$15 ENTRY FEE
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Most entries run from 1,500 – 6,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome. Held quarterly. Open to submissions in FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST, and NOVEMBER. Next deadline: February 28. Winners are announced in the May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1 bulletins, respectively, and contacted directly one week earlier.
1st place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue. 2nd place wins $500 (or $700 and 10 copies, if accepted for publication). 3rd place wins $300 (or $700 and 10 copies, if accepted for publication).
Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest
The New Quarterly invites entries for the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. Prize: $1000. Theme: poems of occasion, either personal or public, or poems that make of something an occasion or simply mark one. Deadline: February 28, 2013. Entry fee: $40 (includes subscription) for up to 2 unpublished poems; $5 per additional poem. http://www.tnq.ca/contests
Summit Studies Funny Story Contest
Summit Studies of Newmarket, Ontario announces a story contest, running until Feb. 29 2013. $3000 in cash prizes to nine winners in four categories, including a $1000 grand prize. They will publish four anthologies in the next two years, and those who do not win prizes may still be published. Writers maintain copyright to their work and are paid a minimum $100 honorarium for a published story. The website for additional info is www.summitstudios.biz. Included are samples of previous winners to familiarize you with types of stories they like to publish. All stories are to be true, and about travel and/or outdoor experiences. They must be true, although literary lic. is acceptable. While “funny” is preferred, those with a thoughtful or heartwarming theme are fine. Hope to hear from you! Stories, generally 1000-2500 words, may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Summit Studios, 80 Cardinal Cres., Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 5Y4
20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers
The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until March 1, 2013 for the 20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an unpublished author.
$2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines.
Writers Ami McKay, Rosemary Nixon, and Mark A. Rayner will serve as the jury.
This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have not had a book published by a commercial or university press in any genre and who do not currently have a contract with a book publisher. Original and unpublished (English language) fiction or non-fiction is eligible.
HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:
- Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear twelve-point font, and the pages numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not stapled.
- Submissions will be accepted in hardcopy only.
- Include a separate cover letter with title of story, full name, address, phone number, email address, word count, and number of pages of entry.
- Please type the name of entrant and the title of entry on each numbered page. This is not a blind competition.
- Make cheque or money order payable to The Writers’ Union of Canada. Multiple entries can be submitted together and fees can be added and paid with one cheque or money order, $29 per entry.
- Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2013 to be eligible.
- Mail entries to: SPC Competition, The Writers’ Union of Canada, 90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5C 1P1.
Results will be posted at www.writersunion.cain May 2013. Manuscripts will not be returned.
$25 ENTRY FEE
Hidden River Publishing announces the opening of our second Eludia Award, for a first book-length unpublished novel or collection of stories. The prize is open to women writers age 40 and older, who do not yet have a book-length publication of fiction. (Book length publications in other genres are fine.) The winning manuscript will be published on our imprint, Sowilo Press, and will receive $1000 plus ten copies of the book. Deadline March 15, 2013. Winner will be announced October 8, 2013.
The New Quarterly Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest
Entries are invited for The New Quarterly Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. Prize: $1000. All submissions considered for paid publication (payment: $250) in the magazine. Submit essays of any length, on any topic, in which the writer’s personal engagement with the topic provides the frame or through-line. Canadian writers only. Deadline: March 28, 2013. Entry Fee: $40 (includes subscription). http://www.tnq.ca/contests
Annual Eric Hoffer Award
The Annual Eric Hoffer Award is now accepting submissions for short prose. Writers of fiction and creative nonfiction have a shot at winning the grand prize worth $250. The award is open to short prose in English, including translations of less than 10,000 words. Deadline: March 31, 2013. More>
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Online Submission Deadline: April 1, 2013
Winning Writers invites you to enter the 12th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. We’ll award $2,000, including a top prize of $1,000. Submit one humor poem online. No length limit. Both published and unpublished poems are welcome. No fee to enter. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. See the complete guidelines and past winners.
7TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS
Jenkins Group and IndependentPublisher.com are proud to announce the opening of the 17th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. We conduct the “IPPYs” to honor the year’s best independently published titles, and to give them the recognition and credibility they deserve. Books published in English with 2012 or 2013 copyrights or release dates between Aug 1, 2011 and March 15, 2013 are eligible.
Click here to visit the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards webpage:
The Independent Publisher Book Awards were conceived in 1996 as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing community. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. Since the inaugural contest in 1996, over 5,000 books have received IPPY Awards, and all the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring. Entry fees range from the early-bird fee of $75 to $95 when you enter closer to our final deadline of March 16th, 2013. Regional and E-Book category entries are just $55 when added to a national category entry. Here’s the link to download the 2013 IPPY Awards guidelines and entry form in PDF format: http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/IPPY_2013_Early_Application1.pdf
DELIZON SHORT STORY COMPETITION
$25 ENTRY FEE
The awards will include: A first place prize of $1,200 A first runner up prize of $600 A third runner up prize of $120 The prize for the fourth through to the tenth place: $60 The 11 to 25th place will receive a gift certificate.
We are looking for a story that is bold, brilliant yet brief. Send in your best work with a word count not more than 1,500 before April 15, 2013. Open to any writer; there is no age or country restriction.
2013 Bristol Short Story Prize
Open to all writers, UK and non-UK based, over 16 years of age.
Stories can be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online via the website or by post. Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 4,000 words (There is no minimum). The entry fee is £8 (about $12.83) per story.
The closing date for entries is April 30th 2013.
1st £1000 (about $1603) plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card
2nd £700 (about $1122) plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card
3rd £400 (about $641) plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card
17 further prizes of £100 (about $160) will be presented to the writers whose stories appear on the shortlist. All 20 shortlisted writers will have their stories published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 6. The winning story will, also, be published
in Bristol Review of Books magazine.
The 20 shortlisted writers will be invited to an awards ceremony in Bristol in October 2013 when the winners will be announced and the anthology launched. Any shortlisted writers unable to attend the awards ceremony will be sent their prizes. The awards ceremony will be part of the 2013 Bristol Festival of Literature.
Judging panel : Ali Reynolds (literary consultant, former Random House editor)
Bidisha (writer, broadcaster, critic) Anna Britten (author and journalist)
Chris Wakling (novelist, Creative Writing tutor)
Full details and rules at www.bristolprize.co.uk
4th Annual International Book Awards
The 4th Annual International Book Awards are specifically designed to be a promotional vehicle for authors and publishers to launch their careers, open global markets, and compete with talented authors and publishers throughout the world. Open to all books published in English with an ISBN, entry fee will be slashed from the regular $69.00 to $49.00 per category for those early birds who register on or before October 31, 2012. Winners in each category will receive a 6-month full webpage on USABookNews.com among other prizes. Deadline: April 30, 2013. More>
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2013
Now in its 21st year. Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400 and $250 will be awarded, plus six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. Submit any type of short story, essay or other work of prose, up to 5,000 words. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights. $16 entry fee. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged. This contest is sponsored by Tom Howard Books and assisted by Winning Writers. Judges: John H. Reid and Dee C. Konrad. See the complete guidelines and past winners.
NEW AWARD TO RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN FIRST NATIONS, METIS AND INUIT YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Submissions deadline May 1, 2013. (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) As the world prepares to celebrate International Literacy Day, a unique Canadian literary award and readership initiative recognizing excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors was launched Sept. 5, 2012.
Established by CODE – a Canadian charitable organization that has been supporting literacy and learning for over 50 years – in collaboration with William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada. The Award is now accepting submissions from Canadian publishers until May 1, 2013.
The Award will be given annually to three English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors. A First Prize of $12,000, a Second Prize of $8,000 and a Third Prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles. In addition, publishers of the winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies, which will ensure that First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada will have access to the books through their community’s schools, libraries, or Friendship Centres. For the full press release please see: http://www.businessreviewcanada.ca/press_releases/new-award-to-recognize-excellence-in-first-nations-metis-and-inuit-young-adult-literature
For further details, submission guidelines etc. on the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, go to http://www.codecan.org/get-involved/burt-award-canada
The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award
sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Dept.
Winning story: $1000
This contest, is named in honour of Peter Hinchcliffe, who was instrumental in the founding of the magazine and has made an impact in the lives of many students in his longstanding role as lecturer at St. Jerome’s University.
The $1000 top prize will be awarded for a work of short fiction by a Canadian (citizen or resident) writer who has not yet published a first novel or short story collection. Though there is only one top prize, all submissions will be considered for paid publication ($250) in the magazine. All submissions will be judged blind.
Entry fee: $40 per submission. Each submission includes a one-year Canadian subscription (or subscription extension) to The New Quarterly
Eligiblity: Submissions must be previously unpublished. Entrants must be Canadian or currently residing in Canada. Writers must be in the early stages. We define a writer in the early stages as someone who has not yet published a first story collection or novel.
There is no word limit. Entrants anonymity will be carefully preserved throughout the judging process; please ensure that your name does not appear on your document. Decisions will be made by August 31; finalists will be notified by email.
Deadline: May 28, 2013
Sports Fiction & Essay Contest
This contest, now in its second year, seeks today’s best short fiction and essays on sports-related themes (no poetry this year). We will award $3,000 in prizes. Read past winning entries and submit online.
Whether you’re a player or a fan, or the kid who counted the minutes till gym class was over, sports can bring out the best and the worst in human nature. In this arena, teamwork, loyalty, courage, disappointment, failure, fame (and shame), and second chances are regularly on display. Sports can reinforce bullying and social dominance, or offer personal empowerment to an underdog. Yet stories and essays about sports are too often dismissed as “genre writing”. This contest aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of physical culture and literary culture. We’d like to see the jocks and the writers sit down at the same lunchroom table and discover that they’re both on a journey of self-transformation through disciplined risk-taking…and that they both really, really like to win. Click for advice from the contest judge.
Entries accepted November 15, 2012-May 31, 2013 (online submission dates)
For more information: http://winningwriters.com/contests/sports/sp_guidelines.php
THE MAYBORN LITERARY NONFICTION CONFERENCE CONTEST
$30 ENTRY FEE
Conference attendees will once again have the opportunity to submit their best writing samples to the 8th annual Mayborn Writing Competition. Winners can win cash and prizes in three categories: personal essay, reported narrative and book manuscript. As part of the 2013 Mayborn Writing Competition, separate workshops will be held prior to the conference for the top 50 article and essay submissions and the top 20 manuscript submissions. Entrants pay an additional fee above the registration fee. You may select to enter more than once in any category, and enter in more than one category. However, you can only be in one workshop and win one prize.
Reported Narrative 1st Place $3000 2nd Place $2000 3rd Place $1000
Personal Essay 1st Place $3000 2nd Place $2000 3rd Place $1000
Book Manuscript 1st Place $3000 and book published by UNT Press 2nd and 3rd Place winners are recognized.
Postmark deadlines are usually in June. Please check the website for updates.
Great Canadian Literary Hunt
Our annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt is on! For 16 years now, This Magazine has surveyed this vast country for the best and brightest in Canadian new fiction and poetry. This year, we’ve added a new category. For the first time, we’ll award a prize for the best creative non-fiction—think personal essays, experimental essays, memoir, biography, literary journalism, and any other hybridized piece of “I” and fact.
This year, we will also run online writing workshops for each category—plus a special in-person workshop designed to help make your writing shine and give you tips on getting that great piece of work published. You can also check out our website for weekly Q&As with past winners, past judges, and current literary greats.
Even with all these awesome additions, the Lit Hunt is still the same great contest you know and love. We have great cash prizes, plus publication in an issue of This Magazine and exposure to our nationwide readership that includes top publishers, writers and editors.
Past winners of the Great Canadian Literary Hunt have gone on to be recognized at the National Magazine Awards, the Journey Prize, and the Trillium Book Award; many have been published by the top houses in the country and are among the most exciting talent in fiction and poetry today.
You could be next! Questions? Just email email@example.com or visit http://this.org/lithunt for more information.
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2013
Now in its 11th year, $5,500 in prizes will be awarded, including $2,000 for a poem in any style and $2,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights. The entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines you submit. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged. This contest is sponsored by Tom Howard Books and assisted by Winning Writers. Judges: John H. Reid and Dee C. Konrad. See the complete guidelines and past winners.
For more information: http://winningwriters.com/contests/tompoetry/tp_guidelines.php
Neil Postman Award for Metaphor
Although primarily known as an educationist and a media critic, Neil Postman was, at his core, a “noticer”—and he particularly noticed what we do with metaphor and how metaphor shapes and creates our cognitive world. Postman maintained that words (and words, in truth, are metaphors) are as much the driver of reality as they are the vehicle. Consequently, metaphor was not a subject to be relegated and limited to high school poetry units wherein a teacher drones on about the difference between “like” and “as” and considers the job finished. For Postman, the study of metaphor was unending and metaphors were as crucial as they were omnipresent; they served to give form to and dictate experience.
In honor and remembrance of Neil Postman, who died on October 5, 2003, we have established the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. The motivation for the award is simple and two-fold: To reward a given writer for his or her use of metaphor, and to celebrate (and hopefully propagate) Postman’s work and the typographical mind.
Each spring the editors will choose one poem from all of the submissions received by Rattle during the previous year. The author of the chosen poem will receive $500. There are no entry fees or special submission guidelines. Send up to 5 unpublished poems plus a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: Rattle, 12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. To browse previous winners, and for information on how to submit electronically, visit our website: http://www.rattle.com
Guidelines for our 2014 Novella Prize:
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC)
Program dates: June 3, 2013 – June 22, 2013
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
This program is open to literary translators who have published at least one book-length literary translation or the equivalent thereof. If you are looking for time to focus on a current literary project, and an opportunity to connect with other literary translators from around the world, this residency is for you. For more specifics, see the Eligibility section.
Between the Lines | Entre les lignes
June 7-9, 2013
Halifax, Lord Nelson Hotel
Ahoy word lovers!
The Editors’ Association of Canada invites the Canadian Authors Association to attend its 2013 conference in Halifax. EAC’s conference takes place June 7 through 9 at the Lord Nelson Hotel in downtown Halifax. Registration will open in February, with early-bird rates in effect until April. EAC is pleased to extend its discounted member rates to CAA.
EAC conference sessions will cover a wide range of topics, with speakers from across Canada, including presentations from Atlantic Canada’s unique publishing, writing, Acadian and Mi’kmaq cultural communities.
The opening keynote speaker is Robert MacNeil, former co-anchor of The MacNeil-Lehrer Report on PBS. As an investigative reporter, MacNeil covered the JFK assassination, the Watergate hearings, and the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. MacNeil has authored books on politics, history and several novels. He was born in Montreal and raised in Halifax.
Donna Morrissey is the closing keynote speaker for EAC’s conference. Morrissey is the award-winning author of The Deception of Livy Higgs, Kit’s Law, Downhill Chance, What They Wanted and Sylvanus Now. She recently wrote a children’s book, Cross Katie Kross, illustrated by her daughter. Morrissey grew up in Newfoundland, and now lives in Halifax.
For more information, please visit our website at www.editors.ca/conference/index.html.
WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Do you have a passion for creative writing? Perhaps you work in a field that requires strong writing skills? Whatever your reasons for wanting to be a better writer, University of Calgary Continuing Education can help.
Three writing certificate programs are offered, all of which are delivered completely online. When youenroll in a course, you will be required to work within scheduled start- and end-dates and will be expected to meet assignment timelines. During the duration of the course, you will work whenever-and from wherever-you choose, as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection. Each program requires 200 hours of instruction time, and in some cases, courses can be applied to more than one certificate. One or more of the following certificate programs may be exactly what you need:
Professional Writing specializing in Business and Technical Writing
Professional Writing specializing in Marketing and Public Relations
For more information, go to http://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing/
JUNE 13-16, 2013
Lakehead University Orillia Campus, Orillia, Ontario
Stay tuned for more information
Call for Presenters
Canadian Authors is now accepting expressions of interest in being an instructor at CanWrite! 2013, to be held at Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus in Orillia, Ontario from June 13-16.
If you are a professional member, have skills to share and are experienced in leading intensive hands-on workshops related to writing or getting published, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll tell you what we need from you.
Call for Member News
Our quarterly newsletter, Canadian Author, is about to relaunch this fall. If you have any interesting info you would like to share with your fellow writers – upcoming book launch, a new commission, a scheduled reading – send it to us and we’ll make sure it gets in. For more information, contact Courtney at email@example.com or call 1 866 216 6222 for formatting and word-length requirements.
Call for Expressions of Interest
Are you a published member of CAA? Would you like your work to be showcased in CAA’s upcoming book catalog? If so, let us know and we will send you information on cost, timing and specs. For more information, contact Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 866 216 6222
Freefalling in Greece with Cora Taylor!
Creative writing workshop and retreat
October 2-10, 2013
Kardamyli, Messinia, Greece
Join award-winning young adult author Cora Taylor for an inspiring creative writing workshop and retreat in beautiful Greece, the birthplace of the Muses.
Cora will help you
* Find your unique storytelling voice
* Uncover your personal style, imagery and metaphors
* Develop a productive writing habit
* Generate material full of life and meaning * Banish writer’s block forever!
Corn visiting Knossos. Crete
* 8 nights’ accommodation (double occupancy) * Welcome dinner
* Freefall workshop -7 days
* One-on-one coaching
* Guided tour of old Kardamyli
* Guided hike to the mountain village of St Sophia * Day trip to explore the surrounding area
* Olive grove picnic
* Insider insight into village life
* Copy of The Deadly Dance, Cora’s novel set in Crete
Does not include: airfare or transportation to the village
Price: $1,975 CDN
For more information please visit
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PLACES FOR WRITERS
There are a number of interesting calls with deadlines coming up shortly. For more information visit: http://www.placesforwriters.com/calls/
Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program
The Access Copyright Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants intended to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation endeavours to make a modest but important contribution to the Canadian cultural community, while also broadening public awareness of the creative vitality of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.
The Access Copyright Foundation grants program is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
See the website for further details and eligibility criteria: http://acfoundation.ca/
Please contact Joanne Gerber at the Saskatchewan Arts Board with any questions about the program.
Saskatchewan Arts Board
(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526
1 306 964 1163
Writer in Residence: Call for Expressions of Interest
Looking for a setting to inspire? Spend four months writing in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia – home to a remarkable natural environment and a lively cultural community. From August 12 to November 29, 2013, the Vancouver Public Library will host a resident author. The Writer in Residence program, now entering its ninth year, promotes Canadian writing and literature to Vancouver citizens.
The aims of the residency are to foster greater appreciation for Canadian writing, provide opportunities to interact with the resident author and to provide the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write. The Writer in Residence will provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations, workshops and seminars as well as outreach to targeted communities.
This full-time position (35 hours/week) requires 25% of the author’s time be spent on Library programs or projects, leaving 75% of the work week available for creative writing. Applicants must identify in their cover letter the innovative ways their residency would foster an appreciation for Canadian writing. Residencies that involve communities not typically exposed to Canadian literature are particularly encouraged.
Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Minimum of one critically well-received title published professionally: fiction, short stories, poetry, drama or literary non-fiction
Professional teaching or public speaking experience
Comfortable and willing to engage with the public one-on-one and in group settings
Active participant in the writing community
In the early working stage of a new writing project intended for book-length publication
$4000/month (contract position)
Assistance available for travel expenses
*The successful candidate is responsible for finding his or her own accommodation
Expressions of interest must include:
Cover letter – including a clearly delineated plan for public programming during the residency
Resume – including a history of literary publications, previous teaching experience and/or conducting library programs, facilitating workshops or other forms of public presentation
Contact information for three referees
A 20- to 30-page sample of recent writing along with reviews of earlier works
* Once a short-list of candidates has been determined, the selection committee will request three letters of reference from each of the short-listed applicants and an interview will be scheduled
Application Deadline: Completed applications must be received by 5 PM (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2013. Applications may be mailed or e-mailed as a word document.
ATTN: Writer in Residence Selection Committee, c/o Amber Ritchie, Vancouver Public Library Level 7, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
E-mail: email@example.com * Terms of employment based on Canada Council guidelines * Position and length of term subject to Canada Council funding
Writer In Residence
Attention Writers, Poets, Illustrators:
Applications are invited from creative writers for the term position of Saskatoon Public Library/ Canada Council for the Arts Writer in Residence from September 1, 2013, to May 31, 2014.
Remuneration: up to $30,000 for nine-month term. Criteria are based on Canada Council quidelines; position subject to Canada Council.
(306) 975 7530
THE ATKINSON FELLOWSHIP IN PUBLIC POLICY
The Fellowship Selection Committee is pleased to announce a simplified two-step application process. The research year begins Sept 1st. The Fellowship is open to experienced, full-time Canadian journalists in print or broadcast media who have achieved some distinction in reporting on policy issues. It will be awarded for a one-year research project on a topical public policy issue, culminating in the publication of results in a series of articles in the Star, after which the journalist is then free to develop into a book. Atkinson Fellowship Committee, att: Elizabeth Chan, Coordinator, 1 Yonge Street, 7th floor, Toronto ON M5E 1E5.
Deadline: January 18, 2013
Prize: Up To $100,000
Entry Fee: none
Details: http://www.atkinsonfoundation.ca/fellowship; 416 869 4594
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Creative Writing Program, to begin July 1, 2013.
Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a Masters degree in a related discipline and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in writing in one or more of the following forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s writing; experience in the teaching of university-level creative writing courses preferred; experience in teaching in online settings an asset; two major publications or productions required.
The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including both workshops and large lecture classes. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education and s/he will be expected to teach a total of 15 credits per year, to participate fully in Creative Writing teaching team work and program administration, to supervise a number of graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication and artistic production.
Applicants should email a letter of application, including a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of creative writing, a current CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.) directed to Chair, Selection Committee, Creative Writing Program, University of British Columbia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (including letters from established writers and indicating suitability of the candidate for appointment in an academic setting) to be sent under separate cover to the above email address. In addition, a copy of each of two recent publications should be mailed to:
Chair, Selection Committee
Creative Writing Program
University of British Columbia
Buchanan E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z1 Canada
The deadline for receipt of applications is January 31, 2013.
The starting salary for each position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.
CALGARY DISTINGUISHED WRITERS PROGRAM SEEKS WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program encourages submissions from promising Canadian writers for the position of Canadian Writer-in-Residence, a ten-month residency at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts from August 15, 2014 to June 15, 2015. Submissions must be received or postmarked by January 31, 2013 to be considered.
This is a unique opportunity for early to mid-career Canadian writers to devote their time to writing and to advancing their writing careers. Applications for the position are encouraged from writers from diverse genres—including literary fiction or non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, and playwriting. Candidates will have one to four published and/or performed works to their credit, and are expected to propose a project or projects that they will undertake during their term as Canadian Writer-in-Residence. They will preferably, but not necessarily, hold a university degree.
FOR MORE INFO AND SUBMISSION DETAILS SEE:http://english.ucalgary.ca/news/residency-opportunity-calgary-distinguished-writers-program
HAIG-BROWN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE – CANADA
Published authors are being invited to apply for the 2013-2014 Haig-Brown House Writer in Residence position. The residency entails spending the winter months (or a portion thereof) living in the Haig-Brown Heritage House, which is under the management of the Museum at Campbell River. The writer’s time will be divided between pursuing personal writing projects and providing literary advice and support to the local community, with writing time favoured on a 60/40 basis (as per Canada Council’s Author Residencies Program guidelines). The writer would also participate in Museum winter programming. A stipend of up to $2,000 per month, depending on available funding, will be provided. Deadline January 31, 2013.
BERTON HOUSE – CANADA
Open to professional Canadian writers who have one published book and are established in any creative literary discipline(s) — fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, journalism — are all encouraged to apply. The Writers’ Retreat Provides: The Writer’s Retreat offers writers time and a remote location to pursue their professional projects. The writer will be housed in the Berton House at no cost in rent or utilities. A monthly honorarium is provided to help cover food and other living expenses. The writer is responsible for their own telephone bill. Travel costs to and from Dawson will be covered. We are now accepting applications to be a writer-in-residence during the 2013-14 season.
Writers’ Coalition – Benefits You Can Afford
Join the Writers’ Coalition program today – as long as you’re a resident of Canada and under the age of 71, you are eligible to join.
There is no medical required to join so you will not be refused coverage for pre-existing conditions – it is guaranteed acceptance.
The program offers a pay direct drug/dental card that is accepted nationally at pharmacies and dental offices across the country which means direct settlement of prescription drug claims (you pay only your portion at the pharmacy) and no waiting for re-imbursement on dental claims (no submission of a paper claim and your re-imbursement cheque is usually in the mail within 4 or 5 working days).
The Writers’ Coalition
- Not-for-profit insurer
- Unbeatable service – we only service artists
- Affordable, comprehensive coverage
- Convenience of a drug/dental card
- Medical is not required to purchase coverage
- Access to other insurance offerings, including home/auto
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ONLINE SITES TO HELP PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS!!
EVENTS AT COLLECTED WORKS
1242 WELLINGTON STREET WEST AT HOLLAND (Ottawa)
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Of special interest: “The Industrious Indies” is an events project Collected Works Bookstore has begun to give independent self published authors a chance to display their books and a place the host author events and network. For more information on the project contact Chris Carroll through Facebook or via email
Online Writing Classes
FanStory.com is a writing site founded in 2000.
On this writing community all posts receive feedback from writers and readers. Feedback includes a detailed comment on the posted work and a rating. The site uses a six star ratings scale with “1” being the worst and “6” being the best.
Writers are ranked based on the feedback they receive. Separate rankings are available for Poets, Novelists, Short Works (short stories and essays) and Script Writers (television and other forms of screenplays). Trophies are rewarded to the top five writers in each of the individual rankings at the end of the year.
The site recognizes writing with “Recognized”, “All Time Best” and “Seal of Quality” levels. Each level is more difficult to receive with the final level determined by the Seal of Quality committee. The committee is made up of published authors and stand-out reviewers. They offer feedback to help writers get published.
The site features free writing contests with cash prizes. Site members also have the ability to create their own contests to challenge other writers to write about a specific topic or a specific form of writing (such as writing using specific poetry format).
The welcome page includes featured writing. It also includes writing that has been well received in the past 24 hours.
Each day over 200 stories and poems are posted. Over 7,000 comments are written on the writing posted daily. Writers keep full copyright to their posted work.
Publications & Publishing
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THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS
All you need to know about ebooks: how to read them, the different ebook formats, choosing an ebook reader, and where to find the best specials and free ebooks.
Commonwealth Writers: A world of new fiction
Worldwide Freelance Writer
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Authority Publishing for Non-fiction Authors
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Where Creativity Meets Technology in the Digital Economy: A Context Paper for Canada’s Interactive Digital Media Industry
|“Recognized the world over, Canada’s interactive digital media content creation industry is an innovation powerhouse fuelled by the sector’s unique fusion of creative and technology skills.”|
With these arresting words, the authors of CHRC’s newly released Context Paper on Canada’s Interactive Digital Media Industry, set the stage for a compelling analysis of the DM industry and its central role in our country’s digital economy.
Full report on CHRC’s web site at www.culturalhrc.ca