The PEIWG Weekly 20-26 October 2013 edition

 

20-26 October 2013 Edition

Welcome to the PEIWG Weekly! Happy Halloween! You are welcome to send in notices or announcements about your writerly news and events. Just shoot me an email or send me a message on Facebook. I will be more than happy to help you get the word out about your publications, achievements, and whatever writerly thing you do that you want to publicize. If you want a link to your writerly website or blogsite on the blog, just send it to me and I’ll put it in.

PLEASE NOTE: All sections are arranged by date, with the most immediate deadlines or dates found at the top of each section, except for the submissions without deadlines and the final section (Resources), both of which I have tried to arrange alphabetically (the operative word being “tried”)  ^.^

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PEI LOCAL/ATLANTIC

PEI Writers’ Guild

Anyone interested in joining or renewing membership to the PEI Writers’ Guild can use this link: Membership Application. This is an online application form that also accepts online payments. For more information about the Guild, events and services, visit our official website here.

26th Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards

Riel Nason to give special guest reading

CHARLOTTETOWN – The P.E.I. Writers’ Guild will celebrate the best in Island writing with a
new awards gala and celebration of student writing at the 26th annual Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards.

This year’s awards will take place Saturday, October 19, at The Guild in Charlottetown and 
will include a ceremony for the student categories at 2 p.m. and an adult awards gala at 7 p.m.

At the afternoon celebration of student writing, writer and educator Lee Ellen Pottie will emcee the presentation of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People. The afternoon will feature readings by first place winners, musical entertainment by children’s author Deirdre Kessler, and a juice and candy bar.

Riel Nason

Karen Mair from CBC’s Mainstreet will host the evening awards gala. The ceremony will feature a special guest reading by Riel Nason, the New Brunswick author who won the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize for Canada and Europe, the 2012 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the 2013 Frye Academy Award for her first novel, The Town That Drowned. The gala will also feature a special reading by P.E.I.’s own poet laureate Dianne Hicks Morrow, readings by first place winners, musical entertainment by Justin Simard and Todd MacLean, and a cash bar.

The gala awards presentations include the L.M. Montgomery* P.E.I. Literature for Children Awards, Maritime Electric Short Story Awards, Clary Pottie Creative Non-Fiction Awards, Milton Acorn Poetry Awards, Joseph Sherman Award, and the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island – along with several other special honours.

Each year, the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild hosts the awards to encourage P.E.I.’s up-and-coming writers. Cash prizes are generously donated by businesses and organizations in the community. We are pleased to have Cox & Palmer as our event sponsor, and we are also grateful for the support of The Heirs of L.M. Montgomery*, the Milton Acorn family, Maritime Electric, Clary Pottie family, the Rotary  Club of Charlottetown Royalty, award sponsors and many other generous sponsors. Review our prize sponsors by visiting our sponsorship page.

For more information, e-mail peiwritersguild@gmail.com.

(*L.M. MONTGOMERY IS A TRADEMARK OF THE HEIRS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY INC.)

 

Author Reading: Alistair MacLeod

Alistair MacLeod will be here in less than a week to wrap up One Book One Island 2013.

Join us at Studio 1 Confederation Centre of the Arts, Tues. Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m. for an opportunity to hear Dr. MacLeod read from his work, Island, take questions from the audience, and sign books. The Book Mark will be in attendance.

How to Create Your Own Blog

Learn how to set up a blog and join online conversations for fun or to promote your small business.

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m., Confederation Centre Public Library.  Blogging is a great way to connect with other people and  keep in touch with friends.  It also has business and  professional uses such as direct marketing and two-way communicating with any audience.  Learn how to create your own blog, and share your thoughts about anything with the world.

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FREELANCE WRITING WORKSHOP COMES TO PEI

               Author and freelance writer Sandra Phinney is giving a workshop titled “Getting freelance savvy” on Saturday, October 26, from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown, PEI.

 

This workshop is suitable for newly minted freelance writers as well as seasoned journalists who want to expand their portfolio. Phinney says, “There is a wealth of opportunities out there for writers to make money—both in print and online. There’s also the realm of corporate writing and writing for hire. Sometimes we simply need a kick start to take a new direction.”

 

Phinney’s workshop will also include aspects related to the business end of freelance writing. “Writers need to know everything from what their time is worth, to how to negotiate, manage work flow, and keep track of things,” she adds.

 

Freelance Writer / Editor and PEI Marriage Commissioner, Diana Lariviere, says — “Sandra Phinney’s reputation as a workshop leader is outstanding.  Using a teaching style that is both relaxed and informal, Sandra’s experience in the writing industry will greatly enhance your understanding of the freelance world.  At the end of the workshop, you will find yourself well informed and ready to focus on pursuing the wealth of freelance writing opportunities that exist.”

 

Sandra Phinney’s articles have appeared in over 60 publications. She’s won numerous awards and penned two books. She’s also delivered writing workshops throughout Atlantic Canada and Ontario, and has been the Writer in Residence for a year at the Western Counties Regional Library in her hometown of Yarmouth, NS.

 

To register or get more information, contact Sandra directly at sandracphinney@gmail.com or, locally, Diana Lariviere at cawlar@bellaliant.net

Heaven on Earth on PEI

Dear Friends,

 

I would like to humbly request your participation in a new book I am writing specific to those who love Prince Edward Island. It is based on the wonderful work being done by Mr. Martin Rutte and the working title is…”A Bold Tomorrow: Co-Creating Heaven on Earth on PEI.”

 

I am looking for your stories that answer these three questions:

 

1. Can you recall a time when you experienced “Heaven on Earth on PEI?”

2. What is “Heaven on Earth” on PEI for you?

3. What is one small, easy, concrete step you will (or did) take to create a little “Heaven on Earth on PEI?”

 

Your answer can be long or short but it will probably be edited a bit (please do review it for spelling, typos, etc before submitting). Please put it in a word document (not just email) along with your contact information and send it to heather@heatherwilsoninternational.com. There is no compensation for submitting your story whether it is chosen or not. Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2013.

 

For more info on Project Heaven on Earth you can go to:  http://www.projectheavenonearth.com/  and please join our group on Facebook PEI Heaven on Earth. There have also been multiple articles in the Guardian in the past few weeks along this topic.

 

Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

 

Thank you so much and I look forward to helping to create a Heaven on Earth on PEI.

 

Namasté

Heather E. Wilson

 

PS. Please do share and forward this email to those you feel would be interested to participate. Thanks so much!

THE ISLAND HOLIDAY READER:                       AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITING

PUBLISHER: THE ACORN PRESS

The Acorn Press invites submissions for an anthology of holiday writing with a focus on the Christmas season or comparable celebrations, e.g., Hannukah, Eid, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Kwanzaa. There is no requirement for “Island” content: stories may be set in any locale.

 

Writers may submit unpublished short stories, poems, and/or creative non-fiction for an anthology by PEI writers, to be published by The Acorn Press in fall 2015. Potential contributors must have a significant Prince Edward Island connection, for example: born or raised in P.E.I., lived in P.E.I. for six months of the past two years, or another strong connection, such as summer residence. Potential writers should indicate their connection with P.E.I. in a covering letter.

 

Submission guidelines:

Fiction and/or creative non-fiction: maximum 2 submissions; 3500 words maximum per story.

Poetry: maximum 5 poems, 10 pages total.

All submissions must be typed: prose double-spaced, poetry single-spaced.

Include a covering letter with: 1) Island connection; 2) e-mail address and phone number.

 

The deadline for submissions is January 2, 2014.

 

Send submissions to:

 

Island Christmas Reader

The Acorn Press

P.O. Box 22024

Charlottetown, PE C1A 9J2

ARTS EAST

Interested writers are invited to write for ARTS EAST, an all-arts Atlantic Canadian e-magazine/website: www.artseast.ca

Assignments may include CD/book reviews, interviews or coverage of music, drama, visual art, mixed media, etc. events. We’re open to any ideas you have! 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 artseastonline@gmail.com

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 info@coastalwest.ca  

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, http://fierceinkpress.com/, where you will find our submission guide.

If you think you have a great idea for a Fierce Short, we’d love to hear from you!

 

About Fierce Ink Press:
Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Atlantic Canadian authors who write for young adults.

Social Media Links:
Website: http://fierceinkpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FierceInkPress
Twitter: @FierceInkPress
Google +: http://gplus.to/FierceInkPress
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/FierceInkPress
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79201546@N03/
 

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL

DEADLINE:  The 15th of every month

 

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine.  FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines.  Amanda Earl, Managing Editor

CAPILANO REVIEW

http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/submissions/

The Capilano Review has a long history of publishing new and established 
Canadian writers and artists who are experimenting with or expanding 
the boundaries of conventional forms and contexts. International writers 
and artists appear in our pages too. Founded in North Vancouver in 1972 
by Pierre Coupey, the magazine continues its original mandate to publish 
the literary and visual arts side by side while favouring the risky, the 
provocative, the innovative, and the dissident. Winter 2013 submission 
deadline: 30 November 2013. Pays up to $300 for fiction up to 3,000 
words, poetry to four pages, and drama to 15 pages.

ARTS AND CRAFTS HOMES

http://artsandcraftshomes.com/submit/

Our Mission is to offer expert advice and perspective for those 
building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts and Crafts 
spirit. Query. Articles are 750 to 1,200 words. Columns are 800
to 1,500 words. Pays up to $200 per page.

BLADE

http://www.blademag.com/writers-guidelines/

What we need are stories that are brand new in scope and content. 
Knives being used for unusual purposes, in adventure settings, etc., 
are always good. New, state-of-the-art knife designs, steels and 
other knife materials and how they are made are good. The knife 
collections of celebrities are good. Stories on how to collect 
knives, what to collect and why, etc., are good. Pays up to $300 
for articles of 500 to 1,700 words.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE

http://cwf-fcf.org/en/about-cwf/contact-us/

Canadian Wildlife celebrates the country’s unique wildlife and 
habitats, and explores the conservation issues affecting our natural 
world. Published 6 times per year. Pays up to 50 cents/word.
 Articles up to 2,500 words. Columns 750 to 1,400 words.

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.
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109426934630&s=52498&e=001zwl2zttsiOAiYXxO9StV2uft4qeImFUShp3iOh3z5dJY2NxaDeBTVaPI5S1UmZK8P0OFOSh0zbfiuQwrNeaqRx_zGvw61mYmjjld_Q3NaW0djdQXhbp3JqyJ1k-nrlmz

WANT TO BE A PART? Send your ideas, editorials, and questions to Hadassah Broscova at Editor-in-Chief@CarpeArticulum.com 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!
SUBMIT to Carpe Articulum Literary Review using Submishmash (click here)

DEADLINES
These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines

SHORT FICTION……..MAR 30, SEPT 30
POETRY…………………MAR 30, SEPT 30
NOVELLA…………….. JAN 7
ESSAY/NON-FICT……JAN 7, AUG 30
PHOTOGRAPHY……. AUG 30
SCREENWRITING…….NOV 30
YOUNG WRITERS…….FEB 1

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

http://www.carpearticulum.com/submissions/

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

HOME SWEET HOME

http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=possible_books

Whether you rent or own, home is where your heart is. It is your safe place in the world. Your home can be a mansion, a cottage, an apartment, a condo, or a mobile home… it doesn’t matter. It is yours! It is where you live, where you relax, where you sit around the table with your family and friends, sharing a meal and your stories. We are looking for true stories about you and your home: getting your first home, returning to your childhood home, do-it-yourself repair disasters and successes, moving up or downsizing, moving day or any heartwarming or funny stories associated with home. Stories should be true and no longer than 1,200 words. Pays $200 and ten copies of the book.

Deadline November 30, 2013

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

RECOVERING FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work

http://www.chickensoup.com

Have you or has someone you loved sustained a traumatic brain 
injury or TBI? Have you helped a friend through the recovery 
process? Are you a professional caregiver or health care provider 
whose life has been impacted by a TBI survivor’s story? With a 
traumatic brain injury occurring every 18.5 seconds in this country, 
chances are you have been touched in some way by traumatic brain 
injury. If so, we want to hear your story. If your story is chosen, 
you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the 
book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 
free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the 
copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.
 Deadline: November 30, 2013.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

THE CAT DID WHAT?

http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=possible_books

Our cats make us smile every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it! Tell us what your cat did that made people want to ask again and again, “The Cat Did What?” We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. We can’t wait to read all the heartwarming, inspirational, and hysterical stories you have about your cats! Pays $200 and ten copies of the book.

Deadline January 5, 2014.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

THE DOG DID WHAT?

http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=possible_books

Our dogs make us smile every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it! Tell us what your dog did that made people want to ask again and again, “The Dog Did What?” We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. We can’t wait to read all the heartwarming, inspirational, and hysterical stories you have about your dogs! Pays $200 and ten copies of the book.

Deadline January 5, 2014.

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

http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/index.asp?id=103

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 editorcrimson@gmail.com with a brief description of your work-please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot. That’s it! I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can-within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if I request a full.

Thank you for your interest!           

The Antigonish Review

www.antigonishreview.com

Quarterly publication.

Creative literary review featuring poetry, fiction, reviews, and critical articles using original graphics. Fiction 500-3,000 words; book reviews 1,000-2,500 words; poetry 5-6 pages maximum. Fiction submitted between Oct. 1 and May 31 will be considered; fiction submitted between June 1 and September 30 will not be read. Pays on publication plus 2 copies. See website for guidelines.

Arc Poetry Magazine

www.arcpoetry.ca

Published 3 times a year.

Publishes poetry from Canada and abroad, as well as reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects. Unsolicited submissions of 5 poems maximum per author per reading period (September to May) may be submitted through the electronic submission manager on the website. For reviews, interviews and other prose, please query first. See website for web-exclusive content and more information.

At Home in Translation

Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Malahat Review invites the world’s writers to Canada through works in translation from a Canadian perspective.

In the fall of 2014, The Malahat Review will celebrate the writing from other countries and in other languages with the publication of an issue wholly devoted to contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in English translation. Translations of writing from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America—and everywhere else in between—are welcome.

Recognizing that Canada is a multilingual society, we also invite submissions of translated works by Québécois and Québécoise writers and of writing from Acadie and elsewhere in French-speaking Canada. We are equally interested in translations of work by Canadian writers in languages other than English and French, including the works of First Nations writers.

We invite Canadian translators, authors, and passionate readers to submit. Excellence in a translation will not be determined by its translator’s professional credentials, but by the quality of the translation itself. A translation must also succeed in English as a work of the imagination.

We also invite thoughtful essays about the process of translation and the importance of translation today as well as reviews of works in translation published by Canadian translators and/or Canadian publishers.

The publication of At Home in Translation will be accompanied by the launch of a translation blog where readers, writers, and translators may discuss their favourite translated works of the past and present, praise their favourite translators, and explore the convergence and disjuncture between an original work and its translated facsimile. Proposals for blog content are welcome.

For queries, email: malahat@uvic.ca or

Send submissions & queries to:

At Home in Translation

The Malahat Review

University of Victoria

P.O. Box 1700

Stn CSC

Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2

Canada

 

AUDUBON

http://www.audubonmagazine.org/submission-guidelines

Readers are of course bird enthusiasts, but they also appreciate a good environmental focus on related topics. “As most of the magazine’s 
writers are based on the coasts, freelancers located in the Midwest or 
another untapped locale with access to great nature stories automatically 
have a leg up on the competition.” A good break-in section is the 
FOB news section, 200-400 words. Also consider “Lifestyle” and “News you can use.” These are 750 words. Web-only content should cover the 
same nature-friendly topics as the print mag, with an added focus on 
longer news stories averaging 800-900 words. Include photo suggestions. Email with links to a few clips and a paragraph or two about the idea, 
along with your biographical information and where you’ve written 
before. Pays $1.25/word.

Black Heart Magazine

http://blackheartmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/

Send us your best work via our submissions manager. Options are available for each genre; please choose appropriately (i.e. make sure your “poetry” submission is actually a poem and not a short story, as they will be routed to different editors). Stories beyond the stated word limit will not be read.

EDGE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY PUBLISHING

We are currently seeking high-quality novel-length science fiction and fantasy submissions of all types. We are not interested in young adult, horror, erotica, religious fiction, short stories, dark/gruesome fantasy, or poetry. Guidelines are available at: http://www.edgewebsite.com/authors.html

EVENT MAGAZINE

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.

http://eventmags.com/about-2/submission-guidelines/

FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE

http://www.firehouse.com/contact_us

Magazine published for firefighters. Covers incidents, innovations,
 trends and adversity, changes and profiles. Loves photo stories.
 Submit using online form.

GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH

An enlightened online space for new writers to test-drive their work.

How it works:  Emerging writers are invited to submit short written works online. Geist chooses and publishes one piece each month on a dedicated web page. Geist readers and like-minded people are then invited to comment on the featured work.

Who is eligible?

 

  • Canadian students enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses and/or writing workshops are eligible.
  • The writer should have no more than 2 short works published in established print or online magazines, books or websites. (Blogs, zines and in-house school publications are exempt.)
  • For full details: http://www.geist.com/gewm

IDEA PUBLICATIONS

http://www.ideafit.com/publications/author-guidelines  

Are you overflowing with ideas on how to improve and streamline your 
fitness career? Are you an expert in a niche area of fitness and have 
you always wanted to publish your research? We want to hear from you! 
The editorial team is always looking for articles that serve the needs 
of fitness, wellness and health professionals. Magazines in this family 
include:

IDEA Fitness Journal

IDEA Trainer Success

IDEA Fitness Manager

IDEA Pilates Today

International and National journals of English Language and Literature

Dear Authors,

 

We are happy to announce the Call for Research Papers for Refereed / Peer Reviewed International and National journals of English Language and Literature with ISSN. (Volume: 1st / Issues: 3rd and 4th)

Please find attached the e pamphlet for the same. If you find difficultly in opening the attached e pamphlet, please visit our site: www.journalsindia.com

If you have not got your user name and password in our research site www.journalsindia.com through free registration, please visit our site or you can directly go to the following link: (by logging in only you can read the full papers in our journals)
http://journalsindia.com/register.php 

This will take approximately 24 hours to activate your user name & password from the time of registration.

Click the following link to download the template required for preparing the research papers: http://journalsindia.com/admin/pagetemplate/Research%20Paper%20Templete_www.journalsindia.com.doc

Kindly forward this to your friends and invite them also.

Seeking your kind cooperation in this regard and we remain.

Best Regards,

Chairman,

Dr. JK Research Foundation, Chennai.

Mobile: 0091  9245777148  / 0091  9486068813

 

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.

 

The Island Review will accept unsolicited submissions of poetry and prose between 30th August 2013 and 31st October 2013. Visual art and photography will be accepted at any time. Please use our Submittable manager to send your  work:  https://theislandreview.submittable.com/submit

 

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.

submissions@theislandreview.com

 

www.theislandreview.com

www.facebook.com/theislandreview

The Journal

http://thejournalmag.org/

We are interested in quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews of new books of poetry and prose. We impose no restrictions on category or type of submission for Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. We are happy to consider long stories and self-contained excerpts of novels. Please double-space all prose submissions. Please limit poetry submission to 3-5 poems. Simultaneous submissions accepted, but we ask that you notify us of this at the time of submission. Please allow three to four months for a decision.

The Journal also accepts art submissions for both our print and online issues. We’re interested in visual art of all kinds and offer a monetary payment of $100 upon acceptance. Please include up to eight pages of art and a short bio and/or artist statement with your submission.

Every contributor will receive a one-year subscription to The Journal and two contributor’s copies. Unfortunately, at this time we are only able to offer monetary payment to our art contributors. Recent contributors, please wait at least one year from when your work appears in The Journal before submitting again.

The Journal no longer accepts submissions via US mail. Please submit through our online submission manager: Submittable Online Submission System.

Please withdraw submissions using the online submission system. For withdrawals of a single poem from a packet, there is no need to withdraw the entire submission; please email the Poetry Editor at poetry@thejournalmag.org.

Please address all concerns or queries to the appropriate editor:

Managing Editor, managingeditor@thejournalmag.org

Fiction Editor, fiction@thejournalmag.org

Nonfiction Editor, nonfiction@thejournalmag.org

Poetry Editor, poetry@thejournalmag.org

LUMINA Journal

Submissions are open! Submit your work using our online Submission Manager.

Check online for submission deadlines.

http://luminajournal.com/submit/

 

We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art submissions from everyone regardless of age, nationality, or school affiliation, with the exception of current LUMINA staff members.

 

LUMINA, the literary magazine of the graduate writing program of Sarah Lawrence College, was originally conceived in the fall semester of 2000 by a group of three poetry and fiction students. It was the first graduate magazine to be produced on the campus since 1991. After consulting with those who had worked on Sarah Lawrence’s previous literary magazines, and a year of working to secure the necessary funding, the magazine was officially launched as LUMINA in December of 2001. The students’ efforts are supported by faculty advisors and by the writing program’s administrative staff, all of whom assist in making the production of LUMINA possible.

NANO Fiction

NANO Fiction is currently accepting previously unpublished works of fiction 300 words or fewer.

We are looking for: Pieces that experiment with form while still balancing narrative. Pieces that tell us a story we haven’t read before. Pieces that tell us stories we think we are tired of reading–but tell them in such in a new way that we gain fresh insights. Pieces that remain attentive to language and lyricism without abandoning story. Pieces that surprise us–but not by using a trick ending. Pieces that take unexpected perspectives on commonly-seen stories–for example, rather than showing us the accident or the hospital bed, show us the moment she realizes his wheelchair won’t fit through the door of their favorite restaurant.

http://nanofiction.org/submit

 

Permafrost Magazine

Permafrost Magazine is now accepting submissions.

Permafrost Magazine is the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts.   Founded in 1977, Permafrost is housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks MFA program and run by dedicated creative writing graduate students. We publish a winter print issue as well as a spring online issue, both of which feature compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike.  In Alaska, our unique environment shapes our perspective, but Permafrost seeks original voices from all over the world.

Submit:

Regular submissions for the print edition are read between September 1 and December 15. All pieces receive three independent readings from our staff of volunteer readers, all of whom are graduate students or faculty in the English Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The average turn-around for regular submissions is approximately three months.

If your submission arrives after our December 15 deadline, it will then be considered for the May online edition.  The deadline for submissions to the online edition is April 15.

You can submit by mail or online here: http://permafrostmag.submishmash.com.  Please note that we are charging a $3 fee for submitting online, which is comparable to the cost of postage and mailing materials and helps offset some of the journal’s expenses.

To submit by mail, send to:

Permafrost

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of English

P.O. Box 755720

Fairbanks, AK 99775-0640

 

ALWAYS ENCLOSE AN SASE. 
Your work will not be returned or responded to without one.

Contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears. Additional copies can be purchased at the reduced price of $5.

Email submissions will not be read.

Details: http://lightningdroplets.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/call-for-submissions-permafrost-magazine/

 

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 editor@plenitudemagazine.ca. 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

Salt Hill Journal

Salt Hill publishes poetry, prose, translations, reviews, essays, interviews, and artwork. We read submissions for the magazine between August 1 and April 1 of each year and for the Philip Booth Poetry Prize between May 15 and August 1.

For details, visit http://www.salthilljournal.net/submit/

SHEKNOWS

http://www.sheknows.com/mediakit/articles/813564/writers-guidelines-1

We are currently looking for new additions to our team of fabulous 
freelance divas. We want gals who can parlay their interests into 
colorful, witty, engaging, inspiring and expertly researched articles 
for our website — all written in the true SheKnows style. No fluff. 
No flack. Just awesome ideas that become invaluable resources for 
our female audience. Article length is 450-600 words. Pays at least 
ten cents/word. Interested in original, unpublished content on the 
following topics:

Entertainment & celebs

Family, parenting & pregnancy

Food, cooking & recipes

Beauty, fashion & style

Home DIY, improvement & décor

Budgeting, savings & career

Relationships, marriage, dating & breakups

Crafts & activities

Local and/or regional features

SKI MAGAZINE

http://www.skinet.com/ski/contact

Photography heavy publication. Covers all aspects of skiing 
from gear to destinations. Covers lifestyle and how-to. 
Addresses all levels of skiers. Pays from 30 cents to 
$1/word for articles of 1,000 to 2,000 words and columns 
of around 1,000 words.

SMALL FARM CANADA

http://smallfarmcanada.ca/about-us/


The magazine’s editorial position is that the lives of small-
scale farmers and their families are worthy, complex and rich 
in possibility, and that the communities serving small-scale 
farmers are unique and dynamic. Through attractive, well-written, 
independent-minded articles (free of orthodoxies) the magazine 
entertains, informs, inspires and challenges readers across 
Canada. Pays 30 cents/word for articles of 900 to 1,500 words.
Columns are 550 words

Sky Journal of Journal of Soil Sciences and Environmental Management

 (SJSSEM) (ISSN: 2315-8794)

The Sky Journal of Journal of Soil Sciences and Environmental Management (SJSSEM) provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of Soil Science and Environmental Management. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles are peer-reviewed.  The following types of papers are considered for publication:

 

  • Original articles in basic and applied research.
  • Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.

 

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue.

 

Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website www.skyjournals.org/SJSSEM. Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to

submit.sjssem@gmail.com  or submit.sjssem@skyjournals.org

 

Open Access

One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. SJSSEM is fully committed Open Access Initiative by providing free access to all articles (both abstract and full PDF text) as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.

THAT’S LIFE

http://www.thatslife.com.au/FastFictionGuidelines

Looking for humorous, positive contemporary stories of 700 – 
2,800 words with a strong plot. If the story has a twist it should 
arise from the story, rather than from a detail kept from the 
reader. To check your twist, imagine your story were being made 
into a film – would the surprise still work? If it’s First 
Australian rights and HASN’T been published anywhere else in the 
world, then you will receive $400 for one page, $600 for 2 pages, 
$700 for 3 pages, $800 for 4 pages. If it’s First Australian Rights 
and HAS been published once, somewhere else in the world, then you 
will receive: $300 for one page, $500 for 2 pages, $600 for 3 pages 
and $700 for 4 pages.

1 page – 900 words
1.5 pp – 1,200 words
2pp – 1,400 words
3pp – 2,100 words 
4pp – 2,800 words

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
http://www.thetravelitch.com/pages/submissions.html


upstreet

Submission period: September 1-March 1

upstreet, an award-winning literary annual, seeks quality submissions—with an edge—of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, for its tenth issue. The first nine issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover, and Emily Fragos. Distributors: Ingram, Source Interlink, Media Solutions, and Disticor (Canada). Chains: Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million. Payment: author copy. For sample content and to submit, see www.upstreet-mag.org. For news about upstreet and its authors, visit www.upstreetfanclub.blogspot.com.

WIRED

http://www.wired.com/about/feedback/

Combination of science and technology, business and industry, all leading to changing culture. Specify which section you’re pitching. No attachments. Responds quickly. Pays $1.50 per word. Make your pitch short. Please email Rachel_Millner@wired.com or 
Karen_Shosfy@wired.com for editorial calendars.

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINE

http://www.womensadventuremagazine.com

Our mission? To inspire, inform, and compel women to live life to its 
fullest through outdoor adventure and travel. The best way to break 
in? Pitch us inspiration and information in the form of juicy, newsy, 
timely tidbits that you’re able to write about with evidence, authority, 
and style.

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NEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

As mentioned above, the 2014 Poet’s Marketis hot off the presses-which means it’s time for me to start gearing up for the 2015 Poet’s Market. And if you’re a poet or lover of poetry, I need your help!

 

This is my call for submissions to the 2015 Poet’s Market. I need articles that deal with the craft, business, and promotion of poetry. The 2014 Poet’s Marketis the best guide for what I need, but past articles have covered topics including how to revise poems, give great readings, host poetry workshops, and more. The full guidelines, including how to submit your pitches can be found on the WritersMarket.com blog.

 

Click to continue.

 

But that’s not all I need-as you’ll see when you click on the link above-because I also need great previously unpublished poems as well. Whether you have found a lot of success or this would count as your first publication credit, I want to read the best of what you’ve written. Payment will be made for accepted poems. Click to continue.

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VAGABUNDO MAGAZINE

http://www.vagabundomagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Dec2012-to-May2013-Vagabundo-Magazine-Editorial-Calendar.pdf

Vagabundo Magazine runs two types of content: magazine and blog. The 
magazines are published both in print and digitally every two months. 
About 50% of the content of the magazine is supplied by freelancers.

Cover Story: $200 – 2,000 words

Long features: $75-100 – 1,200 to 2,000 words

Short features: $40-80 – 1,000 to 1,200 words

Shutter Spot: $25 per image – one image with a 50-word caption

Photo Essay: $75 total – 5-7 photos

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YOUR WORKPLACE MAGAZINE

http://www.yourworkplace.ca/what-we-do/magazine/

Read original articles, interviews, and profiles relating to all aspects 
of progressive organizational wellness. Get real workplace stories, 
solutions and strategies that you will not find any place else! Your Workplace 
features original articles, in-depth interviews and profiles, and reaches HR 
and managers who are decision makers/influencers willing to support a better 
way of doing things to create an amazing workplace. Pays a minimum of 20
cents/word.

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More MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CALLS

 Filling Station is accepting poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and non-fiction submissions for an upcoming themed issue: Experimental Writing by Women. Guidelines are available at: http://www.fillingstation.ca/submit.

 

Dragnet Magazine is accepting fiction submissions. Details can be found at: http://dragnetmag.net/?page_id=21

 

 Event Poetry and Prose is accepting submissions. Guidelines are available at: http://eventmags.com/about-2/submission-guidelines/fiction-poetry/.

 

Grain Magazine is accepting submissions. For more details, visit: http://www.grainmagazine.ca/submissions.html

 

Lunch Ticket is accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry and YA submissions. Guidelines are available at: http://lunchticket.org/about/submission-guidelines/.

 

Spark is a quarterly anthology accepting Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction. All great writing will be considered. Guidelines are available at: http://sparkanthology.org/submission-guidelines/.

COMPETITIONS

KAREN AND PHILIP CUSHMAN LATE BLOOMER AWARD

http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Karen-and-Philip-Cushman-Late-Bloomer-Award

NO ENTRY FEE. *Must be a member of the SCBWI.

The Karen and Philip Cushman Late Bloomer Award is for authors over 
the age of fifty who have not been traditionally published in the 
children’s literature field. The award is open to both unpublished 
children’s book authors or author/illustrators over the age of fifty, 
and one winner will be chosen from the pool of those who have submitted 
material for the SCBWI Work-In-Progress Grants. The winner will receive 
$500 in cash, and free tuition to any worldwide SCBWI conference. The 
first winner will be selected this year and announced along with the 
other Work-in-Progress Grant recipients. This award is opened for
 submissions only in the month of March.

Wyn Lit 24 Hour Short Story Writing Contest

You do not have to use the title of the subjects as the title of your short story. You do not have to use the exact wording of the subjects within your story. In fact, we hope you don’t. You must use all the words from the word list exactly as shown. If you have it in you, you may submit more than one story within the 24 hours.

Deadline:  September 14, October 5, November 23.

Entry fee: Free to members

Prize: Publication

Details: http://www.wynter.ca/wyn24.htm

The McKitterick Prize

Tom McKitterick, the former editor of Political Quarterly and author of an unpublished novel, endowed the McKitterick Prize which was first awarded in 1990. It is given annually to an author over the age of 40 for a first novel, published or unpublished.

For more details, visit http://www.societyofauthors.org/mckitterick.

The annual deadline for entries is 31 October

Download the 2014 entry form

2013 Rhino Poetry Founders’ Prize

OPEN TO ALL POETS WITH A DISTINCTIVE VOICE

Submissions must be postmarked or submitted online between September 1 – October 31 (mail and online submissions guidelines below)

All contest submissions will also be considered for regular publication in the 2014 edition of RHINO Poetry.

The winner will receive $300.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.

For more details: http://rhinopoetry.org/contests/founders-prize/

Children’s Writer® Seasonal Poetry Writing Contest at C$15.00*

https://www.writersbookstore.com/sc/wbs_order_items.htm

This contest is for Seasonal Poetry. Submit a single poem, verse story, or collection of up to five poems for children of any age, on the subject of any of the seasons, or holidays. The total word count of an entry may be no more than 300 words. Entries may be serious or funny, and take any poetic form. Winners will be selected based on quality of verse – including rhythm, meter, word choice, wordplay, imagery, and the use of other poetic devices (rhyme, alliteration, assonance, or others). Above all, winning entries must have appeal for young readers.

 

Entries must be received by October 31, 2013.

If you’re not currently a subscriber to Children’s Writer, the reading fee will also pay for an introductory eight-month subscription to Children’s Writer.

 

The Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize

Benjamin Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society, to inform, and stimulate debate .

Each year a question or quote exploring Franklin’s relevance in our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words. The competition is exclusively for young writers, aged 18-25, with a first prize of £750, and a second prize of £500. Winning entries will be posted here and also published online by media partner, The Telegraph.

For details, visit http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/news/literary_prize.html

Deadline 31 October 2013 sent to info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize

Postmark Deadline: October 31

 

The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize is a prestigious national poetry prize for adult writers. Established in 2002, the Prize has drawn submissions from around the country that have been judged by renowned poets such as Martha Collins, Patricia Smith and Tony Hoagland. The winner receives a cash prize, an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and publication of a chapbook. Beginning in 2013, Hill-Stead will partner with Tupelo Press for the publication of the chapbook.

 

The Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Poetry Prize includes a cash award of $1,000, publication by Tupelo Press, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. The final judge for this year’s contest is Mark Doty. Results announced in winter 2014.

 

Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript of between 20 and 36 pages (of poems). Include a table of contents and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for poems previously published in periodicals. We encourage online submission via our Submittable system. You may also submit via postal mail:

 

Tupelo Press

Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize

P.O. Box 1767

North Adams, MA 01247

 

For mailed manuscripts, request notification of receipt by including a SASP. For notification of the winner, enclose a SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned.

 

A reading fee of $24 payable by check to Tupelo Press or via Submittable must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, each accompanied by a $24 reading fee.

 

Read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript:

http://www.tupelopress.org/sunkengarden.php

2013 DIAGRAM Essay Contest Guidelines

The Essay Contest deadline for 2013 is October 31, 2013. This is the deadline for receipt of submissions.

DIAGRAM’s yearly Essay Contest encourages submissions of essays—essays in an expansive sense, meaning essay as experiment, essay as heterogenous and sometimes strange or unruly beast.

We invite your submissions of unpublished (in a serial/book or on a non-personal website—blogs etc. are okay) essays. (“Unpublished” means you must be able to assign us first serial rights, if your work is selected.)

To enter: Get us your essay entry of up to 10,000 words with a $17 reading fee by Oct 31, 2013.

The prize is $1000 + publication. This contest is judged by Nicole Walker and Ander Monson. We’ll shoot for publishing several of our finalists with the winner in DIAGRAM, as we have the last few years.

For more details, visit http://www.thediagram.com/contest.html#2011essayguidelines

Tebot Bach announces

The Patricia Bibby First Book Award

$1,000 and Book Publication

Patricia Bibby was a beginning poet whose poems expressed her love of life while living with cancer. Her kindness, humor, and optimism inspired the love of many new friends in the poetry community. She died in 2004, at 43, without having been published. In naming the First Book Award after Patricia Bibby, Tebot Bach honors the aspirations and spirit of all beginning poets. Dorothy Barresi serves as judge for this competition that looks for a fresh, new voice in poetry.

Competition Guidelines

Winner will receive $1,000 and book publication

Judge: Ralph Angel

The competition is open to all poets writing in English who have not committed to publishing collections of poetry of 36 poems or more in editions of over 400 copies. 

Entries of 50–84 pages of original poetry in English must be postmarked by October 31, 2013. Entries postmarked after October 31, 2013 will not be read. Manuscripts will not be returned.

For more details, visit http://www.tebotbach.org/tebot_ad.html

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The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is an annual award for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot’s considerable intellectual and artistic legacy. The purpose of the T. S. Eliot Prize is to publish and promote contemporary English-language poetry, regardless of a poet’s nationality, reputation, stage in career, or publication history.
 Truman State University Press offers $2,000 and publication of the winning collection. All entrants will receive a complimentary electronic or print edition of the winning book.

Deadline is on October 31.

For details, visit http://tsup.truman.edu/TSEliotPrize/guidelines.asp

ELDERBERRY ESSAY CONTEST

http://scribulo.us/rules.shtml#essay

$18 ENTRY FEE

Submissions should be no longer than 5,000 words, and while there 
is no lower limit to the acceptable word-count we are generally 
expecting work in the 3,000 to 5,000 word range.

In 2013, the Elderberry Essay Prize will be awarded in May, August 
and November, so submission deadlines for 2013 are April 30, July 31 
and October 31. A cash prize of $500 is awarded to the winning 
submission in each Elderberry Essay contest.

The Black River Chapbook Competition (Fall)

Awarded twice annually for a chapbook (16-36 pages) of poetry or short stories. Beginning with the Fall 2009 competition, winner receives $500 and 25 copies of chapbook. Entry Period: September 1 – October 31. Deadline: October 31, 2013. GUIDELINES http://www.blacklawrence.com/BRCCContestPage.html

carte blanche/CNFC Society creative nonfiction contest

Posted on September 8, 2013 by Maria Schamis Turner

Yes, it’s true!  carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society have teamed up to bring you a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest.

The winner will receive $500 and her/his text will be published in carte blanche. The winner will be announced in 2014.

WHAT: Original, previously unpublished creative nonfiction – maximum word length 3,000 words (no minimum)

WHO: The competition is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

WHEN: Starting now! The deadline is November 1st, 2013, midnight ET.

Members of the CNFC receive a discount on the entry fee. To find out about becoming a member, go to http://www.creativenonfictioncollective.com/join/.

HOW: Submissions accepted via our online submission form only!

Administration fee: $7 for CNFC Society members, and $12 for nonmembers.

SUBMIT NOW >> 

Brick Road Poetry Press $1,000 Poetry Book Prize

Postmark Deadline: November 1

 

Winner receives $1,000 and publication. Entry fee $25. See contest guidelines at www.brickroadpoetrypress.com

 

We accept 50-100 pages by an individual poet. We prefer poetry that is entertaining, amusing, edifying, and/or surprising. For examples, see Kim Addonizio, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield, Jane Kenyon, Ted Kooser, Thomas Lux, and Mark Strand.

 

Qualities we admire: coherent human voice, sense of humor, narrative, word play, surprise twists, personas, spiritual or philosophical made concrete, and dramatic scene, setting, or experience.

Dislikes: excessive rhyme, obscurity, riddles, highfalutin vocabulary, hymn-like religious, and abstractions.

Coal Hill Review 2013 Chapbook Competition

Coal Hill Review is interested in a wide range of poetry. We ask that all submissions come through our annual contest. Please review our previous issues, our mission statement, and the guidelines carefully before submitting.

 

2013 Chapbook Competition Guidelines:

We ask that all poetry submissions to Coal Hill Review come through our annual contest.

Manuscripts, submitted through our email address reviewcoalhill(at)gmail.com, or through the U.S. Mail, will be accepted August 1 to November 1, and the competition is open to all poets writing in English.

The submission fee of $20 may be paid through our PayPal account or by check or money order made out to Autumn House Press. Submission should consist of 10-15 pages, either a long poem or a group of poems.

If poems have been previously published, acknowledgments should be included with the submission.

The winning chapbook will be published in an edition of 200 paper copies available through Autumn House Press, and selections from the winning manuscript, as well as from the finalist manuscripts, will be published online in our Spring edition. Also, the author of the winning chapbook will receive $1,000.

The final judge for the competition will be Michael Simms, founder and editor-in-chief of Autumn House Press.

Manuscripts may be submitted by attachment to our email address reviewcoalhill(at)gmail.com, or sent by U.S. mail to this address: Autumn House Press, P.O. 60100, Pittsburgh PA 15211.

More details at http://www.coalhillreview.com/?page_id=20973

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CBC Short Story Prize

WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished stories stories between 1200 and 1500 words.

WHEN: Competition opens: September 1, 2013. Deadline to submit: November 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the “submit” link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.

A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

THE PRIZE: The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony, and will be interviewed on CBC Radio.

The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website.

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/shortstory/

Mistakes

Deadline: November 1, 2013

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/mistakes

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about mistakes—major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful. We’re looking for stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations; we want to read about embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas in well-crafted stories that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1000 for Best Essay & $500 for runner-up.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction—US submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal). All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Mistakes” issue.

You may submit essays online or by regular mail:

By regular mail Postmark deadline November 1, 2013
Please send manuscript, accompanied by cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count; SASE or email for response; and payment to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Mistakes
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Online Deadline to upload files: 11:59 pm EST November 1, 2013

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Festival   2013 One Act Play Contest

Our Annual One-Act Play Contest accepts submissions by mail and online from June 1st through November 1st each yearThe winner will be announced by March 1, 2014. The contest is judged by University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts.

 

Grand Prize:

$1,500

Staged reading at the next Festival

Full production at the Festival the following year

VIP All-Access Festival pass for two years ($1,000 value)

Publication in Bayou

For details, visit http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest/

Malahat Review 2014 Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for our annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.

 

Entries may be sent by regular mail or email.

New this year: Pay only $15 for each additional entry after the first.

Deadline

The deadline for the 2014 Open Season Awards is November 1, 2013. This year’s judges will be: Jeffery Donaldson (poetry), Yasuko Thanh (fiction), and Mark Abley (creative nonfiction).

More details: http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/open_season/info.html

Broad River Review Rash Awards

Contest deadline: November 15, 2013

Wiley Cash and Joseph Bathanti will serve as judges for the Rash Awards in Fiction and Poetry, respectively.

All contest submissions in fiction and poetry must be accompanied by an entry fee of $15 (U.S), payable by check or money order to the Broad River Review.  Writers may submit multiple times in one or both genres, but each submission must include the required $15 entry fee. If no contest fee is included, the entry will be considered instead as a general submission and will not be eligible for cash prizes.

No previously published works or works accepted for publication are eligible, including previous online publication.  Simultaneous submissions are eligible, although we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Poetry entries are restricted to five poems, with no more ten pages total per submission.  Fiction entries must be double spaced and no more than 5,000 words.

Please see the complete Contest Rules and Judges’ Biographies for more information. http://broadriverreview.org/official-contest-rules/

2013 Women’s National Book Association Writing Contest

Online Submission Deadline: November 15

 

PRIZE

$250 cash prize and publication in the Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women’s National Book Association, with 10 chapters nationwide. Contest winners will be announced March 2014.

Online submissions only

Unpublished work only

Fiction: 2,500 word limit – short fiction only; no novel excerpts or memoirs

Poetry: 3-5 pages maximum

Questions? Email Contest Chairperson: joan@joangelfand.com

Your entry must be uploaded without your name, address, or contact information on the actual document. Your contact information will be collected on a separate form when you submit your entry. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. You may submit more than one entry, however, each one must be separately submitted and paid. Acceptable formats are: Word Document 2007, Word Document 2003 or earlier version, RTF (Rich Text Format).

 

2013 JUDGES

Fiction: Meg Waite Clayton

Poetry: Molly Peacock

 

2013 ENTRY FEE

Women’s National Book Association Members: $15 per entry

Non-Members: $20 per entry

 

Click to submit your entry online

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Festival                       2013 Fiction Contest

Our Annual Fiction Contest accepts submissions by mail and online from June 1st through November 15th each year.

 

The winner will be announced by March 15th, 2014. The judges of the Sixth Annual Fiction Contest are Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau.

Please review the Eligibility, Guidelines, and FAQ before entering the contest.

For details, visit http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/fiction-contest/

Introducing the J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Dappled Things

“One foot in this world and one in the next”: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make while trying to live their faith. We’re looking for carefully crafted short stories with vivid characters who encounter grace in everyday settings—we want to see who, in the age we live in, might have one foot in this world and one in the next.

The judges will be Eve Tushnet, Andrew McNabb, and Matthew Lickona, and the winner will receive $500. There is no entrance fee. The winning story will be announced in February, 2014 and published in Dappled Things, along with nine honorable mentions. Please submit your short story (no more than one, no previously published work) to our website by November 29.

For more details, visit http://dappledthings.org/2476/introducing-the-j-f-powers-prize-for-short-fiction/

Click here to make your submission and see the writer’s guidelines.

ESOTERIC SHORT STORY CONTEST

http://carvezine.com/esoteric-contest/

$23 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline November 30, 2013. Limit 8,000 words. Up to three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring 2014 issue in mid-March. Open to U.S. and international, but stories must be in English. No genre fiction; literary fiction only. Examples of genre fiction include but not limited to: romance, sci-fi, horror, thriller, noir.

Encore Award

Entries must be received by 30 November 2013

Highly recommended free contest awards 10,000 pounds for a second novel published during the current or preceding calendar year. Either the author must be a British or Commonwealth citizen, or the submitted book must have been first published in the UK. Publishers to propose submissions via email, books to be mailed with permission. As of 2012, no longer sponsored by the Society of Authors, but privately funded by Lucy Astor.

For more details, visit http://www.encoreaward.com/AboutUs.aspx

Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Competition 2013

Cash prizes totaling £1500 ($2400) can be won in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Competition 2013 for prose fiction in any genre up to 3000 words.

 

The first prize is £1000 ($1600), with a second prize of £250 ($400) and five runner-up prizes of £50 ($80).

 

A further five Highly Commended entrants will receive a free entry in the next round.

 

That’s 12 opportunities to win a prize!

 

Prizes will go to those writers whose short stories show the greatest originality, mastery of the craft skills of creative writing, and power to move the reader.

Every entrant wins because… everyone, winner or not, gets back detailed feedback on how their story was assessed. This helpful analysis is unique among low-fee writing contests. It’s worth the entry fee in itself.

The new 2013 contest follows the continuing success of the previous ten Writers’ Village short story competitions, entered by writers from all over the world.

 

Entries will be judged by Dr John Yeoman, MA Oxon, MA (Res), MPhil, PhD Creative Writing, a university tutor in creative writing, and for forty years a successful commercial writer and publisher.

 

The new contest deadline is midnight Saturday 30th November 2013. Early entry is advised.

Find further details of the contest here.

2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Writers has re-focused its prizes to concentrate on the Short Story. It will no longer offer the Commonwealth Book Prize.

Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processes affecting their lives. The Short Story Prize aims to identify talented writers who will go on to inspire their local communities.

The 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize will be chaired by Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Chair of the Council of the Caine Prize and previously Deputy Editor of Granta and Senior Editor at Jonathan Cape, Random House.

The Short Story Prize enables writers to enter from countries where there is little or no publishing industry. Authors writing in languages other than English are also able to enter stories translated into English. The Prize unearths and promotes the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide.

The Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000-5000 words). Regional winners will receive £2,500 and the Overall Winner will receive £5,000. Translators will receive additional prize money.

The 2014 Short Story Prize will is open for entry and will close on 30 November 2013. Entries can be made via the online application form.

Entry Rules

Click here to download the eligibility and entry rules:  2014CSSP_EligibiltyEntryrules

The 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize

$2,000 and publication for a first book of poems

Judge: Fanny Howe

http://www.wmich.edu/newissues/sub-guide.html

Guidelines:

Eligibility: Poets writing in English who have not previously published or self-published a full-length collection (48+ pages) of poems.

Please include a $20 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to New Issues Press.

Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2013. The winning manuscript will be named in April 2014 and published in the spring of 2015.

General Guidelines:

Submit a manuscript at least 48 pages in length, typed on one side, single-spaced preferred. Photocopies are acceptable. Please do not bind manuscript. Include a brief bio, relevant publication information, cover page with name, address, phone number, and title of the manuscript, and a page with only the title.

Enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification that the manuscript has been received. For notification of title and author of the winning manuscript enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Manuscripts will be recycled.

A manuscript may be submitted that is being considered elsewhere but New Issues should be notified upon the manuscript’s acceptance elsewhere.

Send manuscripts and queries to:

The New Issues Poetry Prize
(or)

The Green Rose Prize

New Issues Poetry & Prose

Western Michigan University

1903 West Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5463

Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize

This category keeps the closing date of November 30 2013

Prize of £500 + a publishing contract & up to 25 runners up published in a poetry anthology.

The fee is £12 fee and the competition will be judged by Helen Ivory & Martin Figura.

Open to those who have not had a full collection published.

http://www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions/

ELDERBERRY SHORT FICTION CONTEST

http://scribulo.us/rules.shtml#fiction

$18 ENTRY FEE

Submissions should be no longer than 5,000 words, and while there 
is no lower limit to the acceptable word-count we are generally 
expecting work in the 3,000 to 5,000 word range.

In 2013, the Elderberry Prize for Short Fiction will be awarded in 
June, September and December, so submission deadline is November 30. A cash prize of $500 is awarded 
to the winning submission in each Elderberry Short Fiction contest.

The Telegraph Harvill Secker Crime Writing Competition

The competition

The new Telegraph Harvill Secker crime writing competition, launched tomorrow, offers aspiring writers an unprecedented opportunity to be published at one of the country’s leading literary imprints, home to authors like Jo Nesbø, Fred Vargas, Stuart Neville and Henning Mankell, and receive a £5,000 advance for his or her novel.

Would-be crime writers must submit the first 5,000 words of their crime novel, along with a detailed, two-page double-spaced synopsis of how the rest of the book unfolds, including the ending. The book does not have to be finished for you to enter, but you must have a detailed plan.

In keeping with the international nature of Harvill Secker’s profile, the crime book must contain an international element of some sort. It’s up to writers how they interpret this: it could be just a weapon that’s come from abroad, a character with a connection to another country, or the whole book could be set outside the UK. A significant international component does not, however, mean that a book will have a greater chance of winning.

 

How to enter

Entry is easy and online only, via here. There is a small £5 admin charge, payable to the Telegraph, and taken when writers upload their 5,000 words, synopsis and contact details to the site. Payment can be made by all major credit and debit cards using WorldPay. The closing date for entries is November 30, 2013. Books do not have to be completed before entry. Entrants can be from anywhere in the world but must be over 18 and submit their book in the English language. The prize is only open to those who have not had a novel published before and are not already signed with a literary agent. See telegraph.co.uk/crimecomp for full terms and conditions.

Prairie Fire’s Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests

Entry fee: $32. This entitles you to a one-year (4 issues) subscription to Prairie Fire magazine. Make cheque or money order payable to Prairie Fire and enclose with your entry.
• One fiction entry consists of one story, maximum 10,000 words.
• One poetry entry consists of 1, 2, or 3 poems, maximum 150 lines.
• One creative non-fiction entry consists of one article, maximum 5,000 words.

Deadline is November 30, 2013 (postmarked).

For more details, visit: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests.

Bottle Tree Productions One Act Play Competition for Writers 2013

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2013. Go online at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/script_contest.html.  First Prize $1,000, Second Prize $250, Third Prize $100. Top ten entries are posted on our site. The entry fee for each submission is $25. One Act Plays of from 10 minutes to 70 minutes may be submitted by mail or email. By mail to Bottle Tree Productions, 445 Southwood Drive, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7M-5P8. Please make cheque payable to Bottle Tree Productions. For environmental and storage reasons email submissions are preferred. By email to contest (at) bottletreeinc (dot) com. Go online at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/script_contest.html for Paypal options and further details and to see past winners and their contact info.

82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition

Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 82nd Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries will also be on display in the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino*

A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks

A chance to win $3,000 in cash

Get national exposure for your work

One on one attention with four editors or agents

A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!

Deadlines in November 2013

Early Bird Entry fees are $27 for the first manuscript; $20 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $15 for the first entry; $10 for each additional poem submitted during the same transaction. Entries submitted after that May 6, 2013 Early Bird deadline are $32 for the first manuscript; $25 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $20 for the first entry; $15 for each additional poem submitted during the same transaction.

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition?et_mid=611541&rid=2969140

FIDDLEHEAD PRIZES

http://www.thefiddlehead.ca/FHcontest.html

$30 ENTRY FEE

The winning entries will be published in the spring 2014 issue of 
The Fiddlehead (no. 259) and on our web site. The winning authors will 
be paid for publication in addition to their prizes! Deadline: December 
1, 2013.

$2,000 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem

$250 each for Two Honourable Mentions

One poetry submission is up to 3 poems; no more than 100 lines per poem.

$2,000 for Best Story
$250 each for Two Honourable Mentions


One short-fiction submission is one story (6,000 words maximum).

“The Corner of 13th and 13th” Flash Fiction

FREEFALL MAGAZINE Just for fun we’ve added a new contest: “The Corner of 13th and 13th” Flash Fiction. Write a story in 500 words or less about what happened on Friday September the 13th 2013 at one of the 13th Avenue and 13th Street intersections in the photos found at: http://www.freefallmagazine.ca/flash-fiction-contest.html.

Entry Fee: $13.00.

First Prize: $130.00.

Deadline to enter is: Friday, Dec 13th 2013

CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History

Deadline: December 15

A prize of $2,500 for the best work of historical non-fiction on a Canadian topic written in English by a Canadian author. Entry fee $35. Annual.

Website: www.canauthors.org/awards

CAA Award for Fiction

Deadline: December 15

A prize of $2,500 and a sterling-silver medal is awarded in recognition of the year’s outstanding full-length novel by a Canadian writer. Entries should manifest “literary excellence without sacrifice of popular appeal.” Nominations from the author, publisher, an individual, or group are eligible. Entry fee $35. Annual.

website: www.canauthors.org/awards

CAA Poetry Award

Deadline: December 15

A prize of $1,000 and a sterling-silver medal is awarded in recognition of the year’s outstanding book of poetry by a Canadian writer.  Entry fee $35. Annual

website: www.canauthors.org/awards

epode Poetry Prize

epode is an annual poetry competition focused around a particular theme and a singular form. The theme for 2013 is Victory and Defeat, and the form is Haiku. The entry fee is $5 and a single entry can contain up to three submissions for consideration. There are also discounts available for authors submitting larger numbers of entries. The submission deadline for the epode prize is December 15, 2013. For more details, visit: http://scribulo.us/rules.shtml#fiction

 

THE LASCAUX PRIZE IN SHORT FICTION

http://lascauxreview.com/contests/

$5 ENTRY FEE.

Stories may be previously published or unpublished. Length should not exceed 10,000 words. The editors will select a winner and nineteen additional finalists. The winner will receive $500 and publication in The Lascaux Review. Both winner and finalists will earn the privilege of displaying a virtual medallion on blogs and websites. Deadline December 31, 2013.

The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize

Postmark Deadline: December 31

 

The International Poetry Prize, sponsored by Little Red Tree Publishing, includes a first prize of $1,000. The runner-up will receive $250 and five finalists will receive $50 each. 2012 winner: Desmond Kon for “If Jeffrey Smart Painted James Joyce”. 2013 winner: Jendi Reiter for “After October Snow”.

 

This prize is offered in response to demand for an opportunity to be associated with Little Red Tree by poets who have yet to develop a full collection. It is also an opportunity for Little Red Tree to extend its search and engage with quality poets from around the world who wish to be published.

 

The prizewinner, runner-up and other honorees will feature prominently, with full biographies, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2014 Anthology. The book will also include a wide selection of poetry from those submitted that did not make the final selection but were considered worthy of publication. The anthology will be published in the summer of 2014 with a book launch in New London, CT. All winners and published poets will be invited to read their poems, and each poet published will receive a free copy of the book.

 

View our complete guidelines, then send your poem(s) with a reading fee of $5 each to: Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, Attn: International Poetry Prize, 635 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT 06320. We also accept electronic submissions.

 

All subjects and styles are accepted and poems may be of any length. However, we are of the opinion that it is the exception not the rule that a poem sustains interest over two pages or more.

 

The Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” International Poetry Prize for Women

Postmark Deadline: December 31

 

The Vernice Quebodeaux Prize, sponsored by Little Red Tree Publishing, includes a $1,000 cash award, publication of a full-length collection of poetry, and a generous royalty contract. All forms and styles are welcome. 2012 winner: Ann Lauinger for Against Butterflies. 2013 winner: Suzanne Ondrus for Passion Seeds.

 

The late Vernice Quebodeaux, born in Egan, LA (on the banks of the Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé), was a poet who spent a lifetime struggling with the demands of raising children, family feuds, bigotry, apathy, and indifference to her writing aspirations. On her death the beginnings of a book of poetry called Pathways was found by her daughter, Tamara Martin, and incorporated into a book, Sundays in the South. We are honoring her life and cherished goals by creating this competition to recognize the specific unique voices of women poets.

 

This year’s judge will be Richard Harteis. Since 2007, Mr. Harteis has served as president of the William Meredith Foundation, dedicated to preserving the legacy of the late US Poet Laureate and his partner of 36 years. Mr. Harteis is the author of ten books of poetry and prose, most recently a series of elegiac lyrics, The Revenant. In 2008 he produced a 90-minute 35mm adaptation of Marathon, which won Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography in the 2009 New York International Film Festival as well as the Bronze Palm at the 2010 Mexico International Film Festival.

 

All finalists will be considered for publication, with one selected as the prizewinner with a book published in 2014. View our complete guidelines, then send your manuscript with a $20 reading fee to: Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, Attn: The Vernice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize, 635 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT 06320. We also accept electronic submissions.

 

The full-length manuscript should contain 80-100 letter-size pages of poetry or more, with each poem starting on a separate page. The majority of the manuscript should be previously unpublished. However, 10-15 pages of poetry may have appeared in print or online, but the poet must hold the exclusive rights to publish. Please see the full guidelines for more formatting details.

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

Postmark Deadline: December 31

 

The Dorset Prize includes a cash award of $3,000, publication by Tupelo Press, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. The final judge for this year’s contest is to be determined. All finalists will be considered for publication. Results announced in spring 2014.

 

The Dorset Prize is open to anyone writing in English, whether living in the United States or abroad. We welcome published or unpublished authors. Translations are not eligible. The contest is competitive. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers or contests are permitted; notify Tupelo Press promptly if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

 

Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript of between 48 and 88 pages (of poems). Include a table of contents and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for poems previously published in periodicals. We encourage online submission via our Submittable system. You may also submit via postal mail:

 

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

P.O. Box 1767

North Adams, MA 01247

 

For mailed manuscripts, request notification of receipt by including a SASP. For notification of the winner, enclose a SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned.

 

A reading fee of $28 payable by check to Tupelo Press or via Submittable must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, each accompanied by a $28 reading fee.

 

Read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript: http://www.tupelopress.org/dorset.ph  

Red Tuque Books 2013 Canadian Tales of the Fantastic Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the Red Tuque Books 2013 Short Story Competition. The total prize money to be awarded is $1,000.00. The first, second and third place stories will be selected by accomplished writers. The Finalist judges for this competition have yet to be announced.

Deadline is December 31, 2013

For more details, visit: http://www.redtuquebooks.ca/contest.htm.

2013 annual FreeFall Prose and Poetry Contest

Now open! Contain your joy as we let you know that we’ve doubled the first place prize money from $300 to $600. Deadline to enter is December 31, 2013. For current contest info visit: http://www.freefallmagazine.ca/contest.html.

THE FICTION DESK FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/flash-fiction-competition.php

£3 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline January 31, 2014.

The first prize is £200, and there are four finalist prizes of £25, with the winner and finalists published in an upcoming Fiction Desk anthology. Stories should be between 250 and 1,000 words in length.

BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition

The 2013 BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition is open for entries.

In partnership with the British Council and Commonwealth Writers, the competition offers a unique opportunity for writers from all around the globe to use the immense power of radio drama to tell the stories that matter to a world audience. Now in its 24th year, it is expanding to include an additional prize, the Georgi Markov Prize in collaboration with The Open University, which will honour the script from the shortlist that shows most promise.

Prizes

The competition has two first prizes – one for writers with English as a first language, and one for writers with English as a second language. The winners of both awards will have their plays broadcast on BBC World Service. Their prize includes a trip to London to watch their plays being recorded, attendance at an award ceremony and £2,000. The winner of the new Georgi Markov prize will also come to London to be at this award ceremony and spend two weeks with BBC Radio Drama and BBC World Service.

The competition has helped launch the writing careers of many of its winners. Last year’s competition winner, Angella Emurwon, who won the English as a second language category, says: “Winning the 2012 competition was a much-needed boost to my confidence to continue to find and develop my voice as a writer and director.” Since winning in February, she has co-directed Macbeth at the Ugandan National Theatre, and has begun to develop a new play. The competition has also taken Janet Morrison, winner of the English as a first language prize, in a whole new direction. She has now written her first stage play, and is working on a screenplay of her winning script, The Fisherman, which will be broadcast again on 19 October on BBC World Service.

Eligibility

The playwriting competition welcomes scripts from anyone outside the UK, whether established or new writers. The dramas need to be 53 minutes long, but can be on any subject.

To submit a script is free.

The closing date for entries is midnight GMT 31 January 2014.

Further details on the competition, including how to enter, are online at bbcworldservice.com/radioplay.

THE BLUE LIGHT BOOK AWARD

http://bluelightpress.com/contestsFull.php

Guidelines:

1. Blue Light Press is dedicated to the publication of poetry that is imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest, and pushes the language to a deeper level of insight.

2. To enter, send a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages of poetry, typed or printed with a laser or inkjet printer, to: Blue Light Press Book Award, 1563 – 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

3. Submit your manuscript between September 1 and January 30.

4. Include a reading fee of $20.00 – check payable to Blue Light Press.

5. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for results. We must have a SASE to correspond with you. No manuscript will be returned without a SASE.

6. The winner will be announced in May or June. The winning book will go into production in September or October, depending on our production schedule.

7. If you win the contest, you will need to give us your manuscript on disk. Acceptable formats: 
PC or Mac – using Word or RTF (Rich Text Format).

8. Winner will receive 10 copies of the book and a 30% royalty on book sales thereafter. The book will be distributed by Ingram, Amazon.com, any bookstore you suggest, and published in cooperation with our partner, 1st World Publishing.

9. Please do not send manuscripts by registered or certified mail, as this requires a trip to the post office. If you want confirmation of receipt, include a postcard with your manuscript. We are not strict about deadlines— if your manuscript comes a few days late, we will read it.

IMAGINE LITTLE TOKYO SHORT STORY CONTEST

http://www.littletokyohs.org/short-story-contest.html

NO ENTRY FEE

First Place: $1,000 cash prize. Second Place: $500 cash prize.
Selection will be judged on storytelling ability and best use of 
Little Tokyo as a cultural setting. The two winners will be invited 
and encouraged to attend an awards ceremony in Little Tokyo. 
Submitted manuscript should be 2,500 words or less and have a title. 
Deadline: January 31, 2014.

Malahat lite

 

Guidelines for our 2014 Novella Prize:

http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/novella_contest/info.html

 

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere for the Novella Prize. One prize of $1,500 CAD is awarded. Previous winning entries have also won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Fiction and the O. Henry Prize. The Novella Prize is offered every second year, alternating with The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize.

The deadline for the 2014 Novella Prize is February 1, 2014 (postmark date).

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished work of creative nonfiction between 1200 and 1500 words.

WHEN: Competition opens: December 1, 2013. Deadline to submit: February 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the “submit” link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.

A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

THE PRIZE:

The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony (details about the residency here), and will receive exposure on CBC Radio. The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website.

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/nonfiction/

Annual Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award

Postmark/Email Submission Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

The Robert Frost Foundation welcomes poems in the spirit of Robert Frost for its 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. Email submissions are accepted at rffpoetrycontest@gmail.com if you send your entry fee by regular mail.

You may submit up to three poems of no more than three pages each. Both published and unpublished works are accepted. See the complete contest guidelines at www.frostfoundation.org and recent winning entries. Winners will be notified in late March 2014 of their position on the judge’s short-list. For a list of winners, please visit our website on the day after the 2014 Massachusetts Poetry Festival when the official announcement will be posted.

AWP Award Series

AWP sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike. Entries for the 2014 competition will be accepted from January 1 to February 28, 2014. We no longer accept submissions by post.

For details, visit https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/awp_award_series_overview

WRITERS OF THE FUTURE 
CONTEST RULES

“A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as 
it has imaginative artists. The artist is looked upon to start things. 
The artist injects the spirit of life 
into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, 
the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form.”

—L. Ron Hubbard

 

>>  ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS

>>  NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED

>>  ALL AWARDS ARE ADJUDICATED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS ONLY
    >>  PRIZES EVERY THREE MONTHS: $1,000, $750, $500

>>  ANNUAL GRAND PRIZE: $5,000 ADDITIONAL!

>>  OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW AND AMATEUR WRITERS OF NEW SHORT STORIES OR NOVELETTES OF SF OR FANTASY

Quarterly Deadlines end at midnight on the last day of each quarter starting October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1. The year will end on September 30. (December 31, September 30, March 31, June 30.)

For more details, visit http://www.writersofthefuture.com/Contest-Rules-Writers

            ❁

Cinammon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prizes

We have a brand new annual for pamphlets, opening to all poets.

There will be 4 prizes of £150 each + publishing contracts for each of the four winners judged by Ian Gregson.

The fee is £10.

Open to all writers – published and beginners.

Closing on March 31 2014,

http://www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions/

CBC Poetry Prize

WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection. The entry must be between 400 and 600 words.

WHEN: Competition opens: March 1, 2014. Deadline to submit: May 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the “submit” link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.

A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

THE PRIZE: The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony, and will be interviewed on CBC Radio.

The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website. http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/nonfiction/

REMIXING THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS

http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2013/09/remixing-worlds-problems-challenge-for.html

NO ENTRY FEE.

I want poets (and non-poets) to try their hands at remixing the poems in my Solving the World’s Problems collection. The inspiration comes from pop and dance music, which routinely offers remixed versions of the original songs. Some sound similar to the original; others are grand departures. For me, this challenge is a great opportunity to collaborate. I hope that’s an intrinsic benefit for you as well, but one lucky person will receive the extrinsic benefit of $500. Deadline May 15, 2014. Enter as often as you wish.

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Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize

The date for the short story moves to May 31 2014.

New prizes of £700, £150 & £50 + publication of the winners and up to 10 runners’ up stories.

There is a £12 fee and the judge is Vanessa Gebbie.

Open to all writers – published and beginners.

http://www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions/

Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Novel (or Novella) Prize

The final category in the year will be have a closing date of July 31 2014

£1000  first prize plus publishing contract.

The fee is £12 and the judge is Stephen May.

Open to those who have not had a previous novel published.

http://www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions/  

Darker Times Fiction

We currently run three monthly competitions for UK and international writers, all on the theme of “Darker Times.” You can take this as straight up horror, or you can interpret it in any creative way you wish. Entries for all competitions cost £5 / $8 US and can be paid via paypal. The winner of each competititon each month will receive a percentage of the money raised by the entry fees for their particular competition (a minimum of £15 / $24), plus publication on the website and in an upcoming Darker Times Anthology (available both as an ebook and as a paperback). Runners up and honourable mentions will receive no cash prize but will also be included on the site and in an upcoming publication. Each writer will have the opportunity to provide an author bio and a link to their website/blog; we want to promote new writers as much as we can! All of the information can be found on the website – www.darkertimes.co.uk . It’s open to UK and international writers and ends on the last day of each month.

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: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/extras/postman/

Nonfiction Book Awards

Welcome to the NEW Nonfiction Book Awards! As an extension of the Nonfiction Authors Association, we are committed to honoring excellence in nonfiction books and welcome submissions by self-published and traditionally published authors alike, in both print and ebook formats. Publishers are also welcome to submit books for award consideration.

About the Nonfiction Book Awards

Our program honors books year-round so you can submit your entry at any time. Books are not judged against competing titles, but are reviewed by our judges based on a scoring system that evaluates the quality of the writing and production of the book (editing, design and other details). A book can receive a bronze, silver or gold award provided the final evaluation score qualifies. As with other awards programs, not all books receive an award, but many do.

Winning a Nonfiction Book Award is like adding a seal of approval to your book. It tells readers and media professionals that you have a high quality book worth reading!

Award recipients receive the following:

Beautiful award certificate mailed directly to you (or sent via email if outside of the U.S.)

Review posted to your book sales page on Amazon

Digital award badge for display on your website

Featured listing for your book on our website

Award stickers for your books, available for purchase

Additional Benefits of Winning a Book Award

Aside from the items listed above, winning a book award brings tremendous personal gratification.  You will instantly earn the title of “award-winning author!” This designation can be added to your marketing materials, website, author bio, and the cover of the book. When potential readers learn that a book has been honored with an award, it can help influence buying decisions.

We are proud to offer this program to nonfiction authors world-wide. We firmly believe that nonfiction books have the power to change the world and the Nonfiction Book Awards provides a powerful way to help elevate the status of your book.

– See more at: http://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/nonfiction-book-awards/#sthash.H0SVcAFl.dpuf

EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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BANFF MOUNTAIN
FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 3, 2013

       INFO

       VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

       ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

 

OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 3, 2013

The schedule will be announced and tickets on sale mid-summer.

Nine days you won’t want to miss.

The world’s best mountain films, books, and speakers take the spotlight for nine days each fall in Banff. Experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places – all brought to life at The Banff Centre.

The Festival offers a diverse range of experiences for the thousands of people who visit Banff to attend this world-class event. From armchair adventurers to weekend warriors, to the international mountain community – our enthusiastic audience brings the energy to this event!

Theatres and venues are filled to the brim with locals (who eagerly anticipate these nine-days every year), with international visitors (who have dreamed about coming to the Festival in Banff for the first time), and of course with world-renowned authors, filmmakers, conservationists, adventurers, and explorers from around the world. Past Festival guests have included David Suzuki, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jon Krakauer, Aaron Ralston, David Breashears, Reinhold Messner, Alex Lowe, and Royal Robbins.

From feature films to featured speakers, there’s something for everyone. Sit back and devote a guilt-free day to watching inspiring films from around the globe – including World premieres. Spend a lunch-hour listening to a renowned author reading excerpts from her latest work – or attend a free noon-hour seminar profiling hot topics in adventure and travel. Pick up new releases to be signed in-person by authors at the Book Fair. Find some unique gifts – paintings, pottery, jewellery, and more – at the Mountain Art and Craft Sale. Peruse the latest gear at the Mountain Marketplace. Stroll by the winner’s display of the Banff Mountain Photography Competition exhibition. Stretch your muscles on the climbing wall. The choices are endless.

Be inspired. Be energized. Come together to celebrate the spirit of adventure at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

30 Days To A Novel

with Stephanie Domet

November 1-3, 2013

Friday 7pm to Sunday 1pm

Join award-winning author Stephanie Domet for a 2-day workshop to kick start National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Stephanie took up the NaNoWriMo task of writing a novel in a month back in 2003, and now she’s sharing her tips and tricks on getting started with anyone who’s up for the challenge.

Come with your work-in-progress, or start from scratch! For more information check out: www.nanowrimo.org

Program Cost: $395 ($237.50 tuition + $157.50 meals/accommodations)   

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.

NaNoWriMo

http://nanowrimo.org/

Sign up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month from November 1 to 30 and complete a novel, or get one started!

Banff Centre

Call for applications!

In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge

Program dates: February 10 – 22, 2014

Application deadline: November 15, 2013

Faculty: Steven Ross Smith (director), J.R. Carpenter, Carla Harryman, Roy Miki

Guests: Jacob Wren, cris cheek

 

A groundbreaking residency that enables experimentation and creation in innovative writing practices. In(ter)ventions welcomes interventions in writing as an art form, where the medium itself (language) is the site of investigation. The means of production that might frame such interventions (such as audio, electronic literature, interactivity, vizpo, video, performance, collaboration, and so on) are secondary to and/or juxtaposed with the compositional.

Call for applications!

Banff Centre’s Spoken Word Program

Program dates: March 31 – April 11, 2014

Application deadline: November 15, 2013

Faculty: Tanya Evanson (director), Emilie Zoey Baker, Jean-Pierre Makosso

Guest: George Elliott Clarke
 
Lift your poetry off the page and deliver it with passion and precision in a public performance! Spoken Word offers space to write and time to develop strong performance dynamics with a specific piece or broader project in mind.

The Banff Centre’s Spoken Word program is the first program of its kind, offering a unique milieu for artists to explore and develop their voices and career paths. Also included in the program are workshops, special events, and one-on-one mentorship. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant network of spoken word artists. Cultivate your craft with the language, rhythm, music, and beat of spoken word.

Fourth Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference

Register for NFWC 2014 and Save!

The fourth annual Nonfiction Writers Conference takes place May 7-9, 2014. As with our previous events, this one is entirely virtual and conducted via teleseminar with 15 speakers over three days. Speakers will be announced in January, but you can take advantage of our Super Early Bird discount of 50% off now AND you’ll receive the complete PDF version of my new book: The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books. Get all the details about NFWC 2014 here!

 

WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

                                                                                           

Do you have a passion for creative writing? Perhaps you work in a field that requires strong writing skills? Whatever your reasons for wanting to be a better writer, University of Calgary Continuing Education can help.

Three writing certificate programs are offered, all of which are delivered completely online. When 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 http://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing/

RESOURCES

Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program

The Access Copyright Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants intended to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation endeavours to make a modest but important contribution to the Canadian cultural community, while also broadening public awareness of the creative vitality of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.

 

The Access Copyright Foundation grants program is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

See the website for further details and eligibility criteria: http://acfoundation.ca/

 

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

 

Joanne Gerber

Program Consultant

Saskatchewan Arts Board

(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526

1 306 964 1163

joanne@artsboard.sk.ca

EST-NORD-EST RESIDENCY

http://www.transartists.org/article/est-nord-est-artists-curators-and-writers-residency-2014

Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and 
fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate 
in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the 
curator or the writer. Curators and writers receive a $572 stipend 
and free lodging for the four-week period of the residence. A $260 
writer’s fee will also be paid for texts on the residency produced 
for publication by Est-Nord-Est (250 words per artist). Curators and 
writers have access to an individual studio space, documentation on 
the artists, certain electronic equipment, logistical support… and 
a bicycle. Location Quebec.

NOTE: Check the website for upcoming deadlines for 2014-2015.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

WRITER AND/OR STORYTELLER-IN-RESIDENCE

 

A professional writer and/or storyteller is sought for the position of Writer/Storyteller‑in‑Residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.  The three-month residency, from September 8 to December 8, 2014, will require the successful candidate to spend approximately 16 hours per week providing mentorship and practical artistic advice to developing writers and storytellers at the University of Manitoba, to give a limited number of readings and/or performances on campus, and to lead an informal non-credit workshop.  The remaining time is to be devoted to the writer or storyteller’s own artistic projects. The successful candidate will receive a salary of $15,000.00 CAD, plus rent-free accommodation and return transportation to Winnipeg.

 

The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture is an interdisciplinary centre with a mandate to promote the creation and the study of the verbal arts, both oral and written.  Located at the University of Manitoba in the city of Winnipeg, the Centre sponsors readings, lectures, master classes and creative community projects that explore the connections between oral and written culture.  Winnipeg is renowned for its vibrant arts community and its multicultural citizenry, including the largest urban population of Aboriginal people in North America.  The Centre builds upon these local cultural strengths as a basis for its creative and critical work.  To learn more about the Centre, visit umanitoba.ca/centres/ccwoc/.

 

Applicants should provide a covering letter summarizing their qualifications for the position and describing the artistic and mentoring work they would undertake during the residency.  Applications must also include a CV or résumé of career achievements (publications, performances, awards, residencies), a writing sample of no more than 20 pages (double-spaced and typed in a standard 12-point font) and two letters of reference discussing the applicant’s skills as an artist and a mentor.  Storytellers are encouraged to submit links to their performance videos.

 

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; however, full proficiency in English is required, and publications or performance credits in English would be an asset.  The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture is committed to principles of employment equity.  The application deadline is Friday, October 25, 2013.

 

Electronic submissions of application materials are accepted at the Centre’s email address, but attachments must be in Microsoft Word, PDF, RTF or DocX only.  Please direct inquiries and electronic application materials to ccwoc@cc.umanitoba.ca. Applicants may also submit hardcopy applications to:

 

Dr. Warren Cariou, Director

Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba

391 University College, 220 Dysart Road

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M8 CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL PROJECT ASSISTANCE

http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/creativewriters/creativewriter.htm

This program assists professional writers with the writing of specific 
creative projects. Awards are available for projects in the genres of 
drama, fiction, juvenile, non-fiction and poetry.

CAMAC RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS

http://www.camac.org/english/intro.htm

Brings together artists in all disciplines from all over the world. Does not cover travel, but all expenses are paid upon arrival. Two-month residencies. Location France. Offer each year a residency 
bursary to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer 
in order to create new career prospects for artists.

FANSNEXTDOOR

http://www.fansnextdoor.com/en

Another crowdfunding site. FansNextdoor is a platform for all creative 
professionals to promote and fund their projects together with their 
fans. Create your project, its financing goal and deadline. If the 
financing goal is met or exceeded by deadline, all contributions are 
transferred to your PayPal account. If the financing goal is not met, 
all funds are returned.

INDIEGOGO

http://www.indiegogo.com

IndieGoGo offers anyone with an idea — creative, cause-related, 
entrepreneurial — the tools to build a campaign and raise money. 
Project categories include gaming, film, design, education, mobile, 
and technology. Integrates with Facebook, Twitter, and other social 
media platforms. Offers a widget to showcase your campaign on your 
website. Unlike many crowdfunding sites, you keep all the money you 
raise, even if you don’t meet your goal. Track contributions with 
the analytics tools and stay on top of fulfillment with the dashboard. 
There is a 4 percent fee on the money you raise when you meet your 
funding goal.

Kickstarter

Kickstarter has launched in Canada, and The Banff Centre is getting involved.

Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform for creative projects ranging from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. If you’re currently seeking funding for a project you want to pursue at The Banff Centre, we want you to join us on Kickstarter. Contact us so we can support you by curating your project on our Kickstarter page (please include a link to the project).

View some projects on Kickstarter that successfully reached their funding goals and made their way to The Banff Centre. As you send us your projects, we’ll continue to curate them on our Kickstarter page. If you’re an alumni or your project has already been successfully funded, we’d still love to showcase your work. Get in touch!

 Have questions? Find answers on Kickstarter’s FAQ pages.

Online Writing Classes

FanStory.com  is a writing site founded in 2000.

On this writing community all posts receive feedback from writers and readers. Feedback includes a detailed comment on the posted work and a rating. The site uses a six star ratings scale with “1” being the worst and “6” being the best.

Writers are ranked based on the feedback they receive. Separate rankings are available for Poets, Novelists, Short Works (short stories and essays) and Script Writers (television and other forms of screenplays). Trophies are rewarded to the top five writers in each of the individual rankings at the end of the year.

The site recognizes writing with “Recognized”, “All Time Best” and “Seal of Quality” levels. Each level is more difficult to receive with the final level determined by the Seal of Quality committee. The committee is made up of published authors and stand-out reviewers. They offer feedback to help writers get published.

The site features free writing contests with cash prizes. Site members also have the ability to create their own contests to challenge other writers to write about a specific topic or a specific form of writing (such as writing using specific poetry format).

The welcome page includes featured writing. It also includes writing that has been well received in the past 24 hours.

Each day over 200 stories and poems are posted. Over 7,000 comments are written on the writing posted daily. Writers keep full copyright to their posted work.

PEERBACKERS

http://www.peerbackers.com

Peerbackers is for business owners to raise capital from their peers — 
in small increments — in exchange for tangible rewards. Create a 
personal and venture profile. Share your story through social media 
share buttons on your project page. Once your campaign is launched, 
send updates on your progress. If you reach at least 80 percent of your 
funding goal by deadline, your funding is released to you. Peerbackers 
charges a 5 percent fee, in addition to third party processing fees.

PLACES FOR WRITERS

There are a number of interesting calls with deadlines coming up shortly. For more information visit: http://www.placesforwriters.com/calls/

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.

VCCA Residency Programs

VCCA is pleased to offer residencies at many locations around the world as well as residencies at our Mt. San Angelo facility in central Virgina. We are continually developing relationships with international residency programs to broaden the perspectives and opportunities for VCCA Fellows.

Writers, visual artists, and composers who have been in residence at VCCA may apply for an international residency. Fellows who have participated in a VCCA international residency program in the last 3 years (2010, 2011, 2012) are NOT eligible to apply, with the exception of those who have participated in the Moulin à Nef program in France.

You may apply for as many programs as you like. Each requires a separate application and fee. Please note that if you are selected for multiple programs, you will have to choose one program to attend.

When to Apply

Postmark deadline for applying is December 1. 

Residency Fees

The suggested daily contribution for international residencies is $54. Reductions are granted when a true need is demonstrated.

How to Apply

Submit one copy of application, one copy of requested work samples, résumé, self-addressed stamped envelope for return of work sample, and $30 application fee for each residency requested. All information should be submitted in English.

 

Click on Specific Program for More Information

Tyrone Guthrie Center

St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity

Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus

Salzburg Künstlerhaus

Schloss Plüschow

UNESCO

         Or contact our International Programs Coordinator

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

http://www.writerscoalition.com

writerscoalition@actrafrat.com

1 800-387-8897 x238

PUBLICATIONS & PUBLISHING

Authority Publishing for Non-fiction Authors

http://authoritypublishing.com/

MADE IN BANFF

New newsletter weekly!

The Banff Centre Blog

http://www.banffcentre.org/?utm_source=Made+in+Banff%3A+Banff+Centre+Blog&utm_campaign=a5bae3d63c-Banff+Centre+Blog+-+Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1de8080d49-a5bae3d63c-297968861&mc_cid=a5bae3d63c&mc_eid=3a4c3db4dc

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS

All you need to know about ebooks: how to read them, the different ebook formats, choosing an ebook reader, and where to find the best specials and free ebooks.
http://www.EbookIntroduction.com

brokenpencil

The magazine of zine culture and independent arts

http://www.brokenpencil.com/

Commonwealth Writers: A world of new fiction

            http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/

107 Countries, 193 Airlines, 212 Publications!

If You Would Like To Do Freelance Work For In-Flight Publications Then This Is A Great Resource For You. You’ll Save Weeks Of Time Tracking Down All This Information

 

In-Flight Magazines Report

The Journaling Place

http://www.createwritenow.com/

 

Get started: write a journal!

THE MALAHAT REVIEW

http://web.uvic.ca/malahat/

Summer issue of Malahat lite and Malahat Review now available!

Shelf Unbound

New issue of Shelf Unbound!

Click on this link to start reading your new issue right now:

http://www.pagegangster.com/p/QIEbm/

Worldwide Freelance Writer
http://www.worldwidefreelance.com

Writers Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/

 

 

 

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