THE PEIWG WEEKLY 13-19 January 2013


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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

Competitions – the most recent contests are put at the top of each month’s  announcements; announcements are arranged according to deadline date, with the nearest deadlines at the top

Events & Workshops – the workshops and events are arranged by date of occurrence; if new events or workshops are added with the same dates as those already on the list, they are added to the top

Resources – this is a list of random resources available to writers; it is by no means comprehensive but generally includes notices sent to the PEIWG or its members with a request for general circulation

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Table of Contents


SKYPE for beginners……. 5

Public Engagement in the Arts……. 5

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Calgary Distinguished Writers Program Seeks Writer-in-Residence……. 6

The Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature……. 8

The Fieldstone Review
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Coastal West Publishing……. 9

Fierce Shorts……. 9



Scholarly Articles Wanted……. 10

The Island Review……. 11

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The French Literary Review……. 12

Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast……. 13



Plenitude Magazine……. 14

Leaf Press Anthology: Newborns……. 15

An Anthology of Contemporary Indo-English Poetry……. 16





Welcome to Carpe Articulum Literary Review!……. 18



Adams Media Romance Guidelines……. 20

Prime Research on Education……. 21




Darker Times Fiction……. 23

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Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth……. 24

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Canadian Authors Association’s 2013 Literary Awards……. 25

Contest… 26

William Matthews Poetry Prize……. 26


Pandora’s Collective poetry contests……. 27

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers……. 28


The Dzanc Poetry Collection Competition……. 29



The Big Moose Prize……. 30


Valhalla Press Flash Fiction and Flash Memoir Contest……. 31

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16th Annual Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award……. 32

Malahat 2013 Long Poem Prize!……. 32




Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest……. 33


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2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards……. 35


The William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry……. 35

Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award……. 36

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Summer Literary Seminars’ Literary Contest……. 37

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Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest……. 38

Wag’s Revue Writers Contest……. 38

Summit Studies Funny Story Contest……. 38

20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers……. 39


The New Quarterly Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest……. 40

Northern Colorado Writers……. 40

Annual Eric Hoffer Award……. 41

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest……. 42




2013 Bristol Short Story Prize……. 43

4th Annual International Book Awards……. 44


The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award……. 45

Sports Fiction & Essay Contest……. 46


To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize……. 47

Great Canadian Literary Hunt……. 47

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest……. 48


Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC)……. 49

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK, February 24–March 2, 2013……. 50

Between the Lines | Entre les lignes……. 50

Literary Festivals in March 2013……. 51

CANWRITE! 2013……. 52

Freefalling in Greece with Cora Taylor!……. 52



Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program 

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Writer In Residence……. 54


Assistant Professor in Creative Writing……. 55




Online Writing Classes……. 58

Publications & Publishing……….. 59

The Journaling Place……. 59

107 Countries, 193 Airlines, 212 Publications!……. 59



Authority Publishing for Non-fiction Authors……. 60

Read the latest edition of the Cultural Human Resources Council Newsletter……. 60

New issue of Shelf Unbound……. 61

Where Creativity Meets Technology in the Digital Economy:
A Context Paper for Canada’s Interactive Digital Media Industry……. 61



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SKYPE for beginners

Learn how to set up a SKYPE account and talk to your family and friends anywhere in the world for free, and get to see them on your monitor while you’re chatting with them. Also learn how to protect your privacy on SKYPE and other social networking sites. Confederation Centre Public Library, Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.



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.




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

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.


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 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

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:



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


Fierce Shorts

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,, 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:
Twitter: @FierceInkPress
Google +:



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





Scholarly Articles Wanted

No charges will be levied to the contributors and a free copy will be given to all contributors’ peer-reviewed papers with indexing


Dear All,

I am glad to inform you that I am going to edit my next books on below mentioned titles of research papers on Literature in English. Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for following volumes tentatively titled as:

1. American Drama: A Social Study

2. Twentieth Century American poetry: A Critical Analysis(Each poet works)

3. Commonwealth Poetry: A New Interpretation

4. Socio-Cultural Values in South East Asian Novels

5. Trends In Indian English Drama.

6. Trends in Indian English Novel

7. Critical Essays on Mahesh Elkunchwar

8. Critical Essays on Satish Alekar


Proposed Publisher:

The volume will be published with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) by a renowned publisher.

Thematic Focus of the Volume:

The articles should be related to above mentioned titles of research papers of works.

Editing Requirements

• Paper size: A4, Font & size: Times New Roman 12, Spacing: 1.5 lines, Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.

• Title of the paper: bold, Sentence case (Capitalize each word), centered.

• Text of the paper: Justified. Font & Size: Times New Roman – 12.

• References: Please follow MLA style.

• Articles should be submitted as MS Word 2003 attachments only.

• The paper should not usually exceed 15 pages maximum, 10 pages minimum in 1.5 lines spacing or (2500 to 4000 words)

• Each paper must be accompanied by i) A declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else or sent for publication ii) A short bio-note of the contributor(s) indicating name, institutional affiliation, brief career history, postal address, mobile number and e-mail, in a single attachment. Please don’t send more attachments. Give these things below your paper and send all these things in a single attachment.

• The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing new knowledge or innovative critical perspectives on the subject explored.


Mode of Submission:
Each contributor is advised to send full paper with brief bio-note, declaration and abstract as a single MS-Word 2003 email attachments to my email addresses: holeyannavarng or  up to 30th January 2013 . The contributors are also supposed to submit  (i) Full paper (ii) A declaration and (iii) Brief bio-note typed in above mentioned format on postal address given below.

Yours faithfully


Nagraj Holeyannavar

Assistant Professor




NB: Mention on subject line your paper name and your name to the file or attachment



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.





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 



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:




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




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.

Please see our Fiction & Poetry or our Cover Art Submission Checklists for more information on how, where and what to submit.


Plenitude Magazine

Call for Submissions


Submissions are ongoing.


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 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.


Andrea Routley

Editor, Plenitude Magazine



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


or to:

Leaf Press

Box 416

Lantzville, B.C.

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,, 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.






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.





“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.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUBSCRIBE! Only through your support can we continue to bring these world voices! Click for a sample: ONE FREE ELECTRONIC ISSUE of our print publication! THIS IS A ONE-TIME gift of last quarter’s issue featuring an exclusive interview with LORD (CHARLES) SPENCER, NINTH EARL SPENCER, about the literary festival at his ancestral home, The Althorp Estate, his favourite reads, and his sister Princess Diana’s charitable legacy. (For best performance, please keep your mouse pointer off the magazine pages while they download.)

WANT TO BE A PART? Send your ideas, editorials, and questions to Hadassah Broscova at and you can get published in this international review! The best commentaries, articles, and questions for the editor will be included. Please register at our website, then make your submission. NO SUBMISSIONS ARE COMPLETE WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THANK YOU!

We give away $10,000 every year to outstanding writers and artists and hope you will decide to become a member of our literary family. Enter our fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novella and photography contests at any time of year. If you miss a deadline, your entry will automatically roll over for the next cycle.

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 DivakaruniGeorge Lucas (Star WarsIndiana Jones), Ray Harryhausen (father of motion picture special effects), Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451), Jodi Picoult (author of Change of Heart,Handle With CareNineteen 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 NotebookThe Last Song, etc.)

We hope you will join us and become a vital part of our literary family—without you, none of this is possible nor necessary. Become a cherished reader today!
SUBMIT to Carpe Articulum Literary Review using Submishmash (click here)

These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines

POETRY…………………MAR 30, SEPT 30
NOVELLA…………….. JAN 7

If deadlines are missed, the piece will automatically be entered into the next contest cycle for that particular genre.




DEADLINE:  The 15th of every month 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 and click on Guidelines.  Amanda Earl, Managing Editor




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:



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 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,
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.

Kindly support this initiative by sending your manuscripts to or

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



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:




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: Deadline: February 15.


NEW: Dragnet Magazine is accepting fiction submissions. Details can be found at:


 Event Poetry and Prose is accepting submissions. Guidelines are available at:


Grain Magazine is accepting submissions. For more details, visit:


Lunch Ticket is accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry and YA submissions. Guidelines are available at:





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 – . It’s open to UK and international writers and ends on the last day of each month.




$18 ENTRY FEE (up to 3 poems)

Theme: The American Dream. First prize: $1,000. Two second prizes: 
$180 each. The top 36 poems will be published as a chapbook by 
Blue Thread, an imprint of Jewish Currents, in the summer of 2013. 
All submissions will be considered for publication in Jewish Currents.
 Deadline: January 15, 2013.





Three Omnidawn Poetry Contests:

Open Book Poetry Contest—$3,000 (November 1, 2012–January 15, 2013) 
Limit 120 pages of poetry.

Poetry Chapbook Contest—$1,000 (February 1–April 22, 2013)
Submissions should be 20–40 pages of poetry.

First/Second Book Contest—$3,000 (May 1–June 30, 2013)
Open to writers who have either never published a full-length book 
of poetry, or who have published only one full-length book of poetry, 
so that the winning book would become a poet’s first or second 
published book of poetry. Writers who have published two or more 
full length books of poetry are NOT eligible. (Chapbooks do not 
count.) The manuscript page limit is 120 pages for this poetry book 

The winner of each of the three Omnidawn poetry book competitions 
wins a cash prize as indicated above for each contest, publication 
of the book with a full color cover by Omnidawn, 100 free copies 
of the winning book, and extensive display advertising and publicity, 
including prominent display ads in American Poetry Review, Poets & 
Writers Magazine, Rain Taxi Review of Books and other publications.





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.





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.




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.


Criteria and submission details are available in the CAA 2013 Literary Awards Guidelines. Complete the CAA 2013 Awards entry form online and send it to us along with your entries


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 cultural significance 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:



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

Prize: varies

Entry Fee: $150

Details:; 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.






Contest Details:

Hibernating with Words:
Deadline: Jan 16, 2013, Winners announced Feb 15, 2013
Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest:

Deadline May 15, 2013, Winners announced June15, 2013

Entry Fees:
Adults – $5/poem
Teens (14 to 19) – $4/poem
Children (13 and under) – $3/poem

Adults – 1st: $100 & publication, 2nd: $50 & publication, 3rd: publication.
Teens – 1st: $75 & publication,  2nd: $35 & publication, 3rd: publication.
Children – 1st: $40 & publication, 2nd: $20 & publication, 3rd: publication.

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:
Pandora’s Collective
(Poetry Contest Submission
5505 Main Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V5W 2S3




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.





Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review 
are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short 
story, and an essay by women writers. Submit a poem of no more than 
36 lines, a short story of up to 1,500 words, a short short story of 
up to 500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words. Deadline: January
31, 2013.


The Dzanc Poetry Collection Competition

Dzanc Books announces the Dzanc Poetry Competition Competition, an annual prize for a book of poetry. The judge for the inaugural contest will be C. Dale Young. The contest is open to new and published poets, and we invite submissions of poetry in all modes and aesthetics. The Dzanc Poetry Competition Competition-winning manuscript will be published in high quality trade paperback and ebook versions. The winning author will receive a $500 advance and a standard Dzanc publishing agreement including support for readings and distribution via Consortium and our network of ebook distributors. Finalist and runner-up manuscripts may also be considered for publication.


The contest deadline is January 31, 2013.

The winner will be announced in the second quarter of 2013. All entrants will be notified of the winner by email before the announcement is made public.

Previously published excerpts or individual pieces are acceptable as part of your entry, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but entries should be withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere.

Once submitted, manuscripts may not be revised without a complete withdrawal and the payment of a new entry fee.

You may enter the contest as many times as you like, but each entry will require its own separate entry fee.

Relatives, close friends, and/or former students of C. Dale Young should not enter this contest, and will not be eligible to win in the case of their entry. If such a winner is selected, the manuscript will be disqualified at our discretion, and no refund of entry fees will be granted.





We are looking specifically for a writer with at least two full-
length previously published books, either novels, short story 
collections, and/or non-fiction. Entry to our novel prize involves 
sending a copy of your full manuscript and a cover letter detailing 
your previously published full-length books. The deadline is January 
31, 2013. There will be a winner selected, guaranteed, and this book 
will receive our standard publishing contract to be published both 
in print and as an eBook in November 2014, including a $1.000 advance 
and promotional efforts such as arranging a book tour.



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:

  1. 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  Entry Period: December 1 – January 31





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:



Valhalla Press Flash Fiction and Flash Memoir Contest

Valhalla Press is pleased to announce the Valhalla Press Flash Fiction and Flash Memoir Contest.

The contest seeks out the best in original short fiction and short memoir written in English.

First prize is $500 and an ereader plus publication in Ragnarok, an e-lit journal. The second prize winner 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.

NOTE: DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE MANUSCRIPT. See Contest Terms for details.

Entry fee is $15 per submission and works are limited to 1,000 words. International submissions are welcome. Winners retain all rights except first-time International electronic rights. All other authors retain all rights.




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 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 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).

Read full guidelines on our website.



$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;
Second Prize: $250 and publication in Geist and on;
Third Prize: $150 and publication in Geist and on;
Honourable Mentions: Swell Geist gifts / publication on




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




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 or call 724-834-7474. For more information, please visit the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival website,





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.



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>





If you could single out one thing that needs to change, what would 
it be? Use text, video, audio, photographs, or a combination of 
these to tell your story. Deadline February 28, 2013. First prize: 
£200. Second prize: £100. Open internationally.


The William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry

One winner receives $500 and publication in PADDLEFISH. Submission fee $12 (for two poems). All poets submitting to the contest receive a copy of the forthcoming journal. All submissions will also be considered for the forthcoming issue of PADDLEFISH. The contest is judged by PADDLEFISH editor-in-chief Jim Reese and associate editor Dana DeWitt. All contest entrants can submit up to two poems for consideration each year. Each poem should not exceed two pages single-spaced. NO previously published work. NO simultaneous submissions.

Send a $12 check payable to Mount Marty College. In the subject line write Kloefkorn Award. On the submission envelope please write Kloefkorn Award. Please include SASE for the winning announcement. Submission period: Nov. 1, 2012 – Feb. 28, 2013. The winner will be announced no later than April 30, 2013.

*Don’t forget to include your email, phone number and mailing address on the REVERSE side of each poetry submission.


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:


or send via postal mail to:


Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award

P.O. Box 1767

North Adams, MA 01247




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:

Deadline: February 28.





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

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.



Wag’s Revue Writers Contest

Wag’s Revue compensates its writers $100 per piece (interview, poem or group of poems, essay, or short story).


We hold two contests annually, the Winter Writers Contest from December 1 through  end of February and the Summer Writers Contest from June 1 through August 31. The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication in the magazine, second prize is $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. During contest periods, there is a $20 reading fee per piece. The Winter Contest is currently underway. Congratulations to our Summer Contest winners: Alexandra Ghaly, Cheryl Walker and Drew Dickerson.


Open reading periods are held from early March through May and from September through November. There is no reading fee during open reading periods.


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 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 or mailed to Summit Studios, 80 Cardinal Cres., Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 5Y4


20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers

$2,500 PRIZE


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.


  • 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.




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, 



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).



Northern Colorado Writers

NCW hosts three writing contests each year in Personal Essay, Short Fiction and Poetry. Winners receive prize money and their winning entries get published in the annual Pooled Ink Anthology.


NOW OPEN: Short Fiction

DEADLINE: March 31, 2013

The short story can be in any genre or style and should have broad appeal. See below for word count and style guidelines. The final judge for this year’s short fiction competition is novelist and short story writer Alyson Hagy. Originally from Virginia, Ms. Hagy now lives in Laramie and teaches at the University of Wyoming.


COMING SOON: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: April 1-June 30, 2013

The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere–and if it’s humorous too, even better. See below for word count and style guidelines. Nonfiction writer and novelist David Shields is our prolific final judge in this category.


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: July 1-September 30, 2013

Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines. Submit up to three poems per entry fee in this category. The final judge for poetry is Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason.


Submission Guidelines

Open Submissions 
You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests.

Entry Fee: $20.00 per submission

Each category will be awarded the following:  
1st place: $1,000  
2nd place: $250  
3rd place: $100  
Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Editor’s Picks will be published in the annual winners’ anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2013 NCW Contest Winners (due out December 10, 2013) and receive 1 free copy.  The judges’ decisions are final.


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

(no fee)
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.




Jenkins Group and 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:





Writers are invited to submit poetry manuscripts of 1-3 original, 
unpublished poems. The first-place winner will receive $500. The 
winning poems will appear in Ping-Pong, and runners-up also will 
be considered for publication in the print journal. A list of the 
first, second and third place winners and runner-ups will be 
published on the Ping-Pong website. Deadline April 1, 2013.





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


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 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.





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:

For further details, submission guidelines etc. on the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, go to



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

 Entry Form >


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.


Submission Period

Entries accepted November 15, 2012-May 31, 2013 (online submission dates)


For more information:





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.



To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize

Award: $1000 and publication of collection by Red Hen Press

Deadline: August 31, 2013 postmark

Page Limit: 48 to 96 pages

Fee: $20 per entry

Announcement Date: December 15, 2013

AROHO’s To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize will be awarded for the best, unpublished poetry collection by a woman. Submit 48 to 96 pages of poetry postmarked by August 31, 2013. The $20 reading/entry fee is payable by check or money order to A Room of Her Own; please indicate “To the Lighthouse PPP” in the memo line. Include an SASP [self-addressed stamped postcard] with your package for notification of receipt. Your name and address should appear on the cover sheet only, along with the manuscript title, and your address and telephone number. The award amount is $1000 and publication of your poetry collection by Red Hen Press. The winner will be contacted by phone or email prior to the web announcement date.


Send manuscript along with SASP, cover sheet, and check (postmarked 8/31/2013) to:


A Room Of Her Own

Attn: To the Lighthouse PPP

PO Box 778

Placitas, NM 87043


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. Deadline usually in July.

You could be next! Questions? Just email or visit 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:



Neil Postman Award for Metaphor

Rolling Deadline
(no fee)
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:


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Guidelines for our 2014 Novella Prize:






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.


FREEDOM TO READ WEEK, February 24–March 2, 2013

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council.



Between the Lines | Entre les lignes


EAC/ACR Conference

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



Literary Festivals in March 2013

The eh List AuthorToronto, ON

Storytelling Toronto
Toronto, ON

Hamilton’s Literary FestivalHamilton, ON

Tâpwê Indigenous Writer’s Gathering 2012Edmonton, AB

Mile End Poets’ FestivalMontreal, QC





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 you enroll 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

Creative Writing


For more information, go to




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 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 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 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


Retreat includes:

* 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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There are a number of interesting calls with deadlines coming up shortly. For more information visit:



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:


Please contact Joanne Gerber at the Saskatchewan Arts Board with any questions about the program.


Joanne Gerber

Program Consultant

Saskatchewan Arts Board

(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526

1 306 964 1163



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 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:; 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


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.



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.





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.





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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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  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.



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Indie Best: Winners and notable books from the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book. 


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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.

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