3-9 November 2013 Edition
Welcome to the PEIWG Weekly! Happy Movember and Happy National Novel Writing Month!
As the nights get longer, the days colder, the trees more bare, and the men grow mustaches that make them completely unrecognizable, some of us are going to hunker down at our computers and take the NaNoWriMo challenge. I first joined it last year because I figured it would be a good way to at least jumpstart my very first real novel. (I say real because I’ve written a couple of sophomoric novels when I was a kid, but those never got published, and only one of them was actually completed. I might actually revisit them, if I can find the original manuscripts, because that was a time when there weren’t any computers yet and I wrote everything in scribblers and I know that they will need a lot of work.) Joining NaNoWriMo was a wonderful experience, because I did complete my novel and got to publish it. I’m now working on the second book, because it is part of a trilogy, and eventually, I will be writing the prequel, which is a whole story in itself. As you all know, we’ve got a wonderful series of Open Mic Nights hosted by our very own PEI Poet Laureate Diane Hicks Morrow, which is a great way to share and listen to poetry, both spoken and sung. I’m hoping you all take time to drop by. I’ve created an event for the next one on Facebook as well, for those of you who are in the Facebook group. So what are you up to now?
Remember, you are all welcome to send in notices or announcements about your writerly news or share some of your creative outpourings. 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.
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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”) ^.^
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.
Laurie Brinklow featured reader at Haviland Club Open Mic Nov. 12
Host Dianne Hicks Morrow, PEI poet laureate, invites readers and listeners to the 2nd Open Mic event at the Haviland Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 12. Readers can sign up at 7 p.m. to read their poetry or prose for anywhere from two minutes to eight.
The featured reader that evening will be Laurie Brinklow, poet, editor, and former book publisher from Charlottetown. In 1993 she founded Acorn Press, which she sold in 2010 to pursue her PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania. Her PhD research explores people’s attachment to islands by examining “islandness” in Tasmania and Newfoundland and has been published in academic and popular culture journals. She will read some new poems inspired by her interviews with Newfoundland writers Wayne Johnston, Lisa Moore, John Steffler, and Bernice Morgan, as well as several artists and writers from Tasmania.
Her poems have been published in various literary journals in Canada and Tasmania, in the chapbook Scars (Saturday Morning Chapbooks), and have been broadcast on CBC Radio. Her first full volume of poems, Here for the Music (Acorn Press), was published in 2012. The mother of two daughters, Laurie lives in Charlottetown when she’s not traveling to other islands.
Songwriters are welcome to play their tunes as well. On Nov. 12 singer- songwriter Michael Mooney will do just that.
Admission is free, or by donation. Please contact Dianne at email@example.com with any questions.
Preparing your Personal Marriage Vows And Planning Your Wedding Ceremony with Diana Lariviere
Tuesday Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at the Confederation Centre Public Library. This one hour info session will give engaged couples hints on how to prepare their personal wedding vows, provide insight into wedding ceremony requirements and flexibilities, and answer at least some of those burning questions that all betrothed couples tend to have about a civil marriage ceremony. Who should attend: Engaged couples who are planning a civil marriage ceremony in the Province of Prince Edward Island.
Learn how to video chat with up to ten people at a time using Google Hangout
Thursday Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at the Confederation Centre Public Library. Looking for great way to hangout with your friends or confer with your business partners online. From meetings to movie nights, Google Hangouts allows users across the world to collaborate, and share information with ease. Connect and share in real time online with Google Hangout.
MIRANDA HILL’S DIVINE COMEDY
Miranda Hill, author of Sleeping Funny and a Winter’s Tales visiting author this November, is a new fiction writer from Hamilton, Ontario. She will read from her stories at Confederation Centre Art Gallery on November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
In a Toronto Star review, Jennifer Hunter says that “Hill’s stories reflect an understanding of the human comedy….Hill is able to slip unerringly into many voices: a group of suburban mothers, a man pining after a country singer who was his former love, a boy picked on at school and ignored by his parents in favour of his beautiful younger sister….They are characters we can relate to….”
PEI readers are familiar with her husband’s, Lawrence Hill’s, novel The Book of Negroes. Hunter’s reaction was “to put that in another mental compartment and approach Miranda Hill’s book as completely unique, which it is absolutely. Lawrence Hill may have encouraged her and read her stories but they are very different from his work….what a talented family!”
In Sleeping Funny, Miranda explores the consciousness of a teenage girl trying to navigate an embarrassing sex ed class; a country-village minister in the 19th century going through a crisis of faith; a young pilot’s widow coping with her grief by growing a Victory Garden during World War II; and a group of professional women living on a gentrified street whose routines are thrown into disarray with the arrival of a beautiful, bohemian neighbour.
Her reading is sponsored by the UPEI English Department and co-hosted by the Art Gallery, with support from The Canada Council for the Arts and The Writers’ Union of Canada.
Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series
Contact: Dr. Richard Lemm – 566-0389, firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist in Residence Program
To all Artists, Writers and Gallery Directors:
The Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association is delighted to announce the first annual artist in residence program at the lightkeeper’s house in Port Bickerton, Nova Scotia.
We are currently accepting 2014 applications for residency and sincerely hope that all established Atlantic Canadian artists and writers will take this opportunity to apply for this unique two week residency to work on their craft in a beautiful, rugged maritime environment in a working lighthouse.
Please take a moment to visit our website to review the program description and application process. We would appreciate it very much if you would advise other artists represented by your galleries and the writers in your federations/alliances. We can be found at www.portbickertonlighthouse.ca
Thank you for your support and we look forward to hearing from you.
Director of the Artist in Residence Program
Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association
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.
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fierce Ink Press is a new publishing label that publishes young adult books by Atlantic Canadian authors. Along with full-length books we will also be publishing Fierce Shorts, creative non-fiction pieces (5,000 to 10,00 words) about all things teen. Part of the proceeds from the sale of our Fierce Shorts will go to a local teen related charity of the author’s choice.
We are currently open to submissions for our Fierce Shorts. To get all the information you need check out our website, http://fierceinkpress.com/, where you will find our submission guide.
If you think you have a great idea for a Fierce Short, we’d love to hear from you!
About Fierce Ink Press:
Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Atlantic Canadian authors who write for young adults.
Social Media Links:
Google +: http://gplus.to/FierceInkPress
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
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
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.
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 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.
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)
These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines
SHORT FICTION……..MAR 30, SEPT 30
POETRY…………………MAR 30, SEPT 30
NOVELLA…………….. JAN 7
ESSAY/NON-FICT……JAN 7, AUG 30
PHOTOGRAPHY……. AUG 30
YOUNG WRITERS…….FEB 1
If deadlines are missed, the piece will automatically be entered into the next contest cycle for that particular genre.
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
HOME SWEET HOME
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
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?
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?
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
Adams Media Romance Guidelines
Our new direct-to-ebook romance imprint is launching soon! We’re open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic romance.
Within those subgenres, we are flexible about what happens. It’s romance, so there must be a happily-ever-after, but we’re open to how your characters get there. You won’t come up against preconceived ideas about what can or can’t happen in romance or what kind of characters you can or can’t have. Our only rule is everyone has to be a consenting adult. Other than that, we’re looking for smart, savvy heroines, fresh voices, and new takes on old favorite themes.
We’re looking for full-length novels, and while we prefer to work on the shorter end of the spectrum (50,000 words, give or take), we’re not going to rule you out because you go shorter or longer.
If you have a finished novel you’d like for us to consider, please just drop editor Jennifer Lawler a line at email@example.com with a brief description of your work-please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot. That’s it! I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can-within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if I request a full.
Thank you for your interest!
The Antigonish Review
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Send submissions & queries to:
At Home in Translation
The Malahat Review
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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.
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 email@example.com.
Please address all concerns or queries to the appropriate editor:
Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction Editor, email@example.com
Nonfiction Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry Editor, email@example.com
Submissions are open! Submit your work using our online Submission Manager.
Check online for submission deadlines.
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place cover letter with your name, contact information, name of piece(s), and brief bio in the body of the email. Please title the files with your name, followed by name of piece. For example “ROUTLEY, ANDREA – HABITAT”
Attach text submissions as docx or PDF file.
Attach graphic submissions as JPG or PNG files, bounding volume of 1600 x 1600, 96 ppi.
Send links to short film submissions.
All unsolicited submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or graphic narrative should be unpublished, original works. There are no restrictions in this regard for film.
We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.
As Plenitude is a new magazine, rates are modest at this time, ranging from $10-$25 per contributor. There is currently no compensation for website contributions.
Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.
Editor, Plenitude Magazine
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/
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
YOUR WORKPLACE 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.
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/.
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
30 Below Contest—2013
Narrative is inviting all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers, between eighteen and thirty years old, to send us their best work. We’re interested in reading your words and seeing your images. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best authors and artists we can find.
Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. The prizewinners and finalists will be announced in Narrative.
Timing: Entries will be accepted through November 3, 2013, at midnight, Pacific standard time.
Entry fee: There is a $22 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage. – See more at: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/221773#sthash.LoYl01an.dpuf
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
$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: email@example.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).
Fiction: Meg Waite Clayton
Poetry: Molly Peacock
2013 ENTRY FEE
Women’s National Book Association Members: $15 per entry
Non-Members: $20 per entry
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/
CHARLES CAUSLEY POETRY COMPETITION
ENTRY FEE £7.
First Prize: £3000 Second Prize: £500 Third Prize: £100
Deadline November 18, 2013. Prize is for an individual poem. Limit 40 lines. Open internationally. Remember to include the entry form on the website.
Introducing the J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
“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.
WHITE PINE PRESS POETRY PRIZE
$20 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline November 30, 2013.
The award consists of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press. Manuscripts must be between 60 and 80 pages in length. Poems must be original, but may have appeared in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks. Translations are not eligible.
ESOTERIC SHORT STORY 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
ELDERBERRY SHORT FICTION CONTEST
$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 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.
$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).
New Delta Review Chapbook Contest
New Delta Review is thrilled to announce our third annual chapbook competition, judged by the acclaimed poet and novelist Mark Yakich. For this contest, NDR is looking for brilliant, inventive, moving and mind-bending manuscripts of unpublished poetry, fiction, or hybrid work. The winner will receive a $100 prize and 20 complimentary copies of the chapbook, to be published in the spring of 2014.
Deadline for entry is December 2, 2013. All submissions require a $15 entry fee and must be entered through Submittable.
Manuscripts should be 20-40 pages in length and should include a title page with contact information. Multiple submissions require separate entry fees, and simultaneous submissions are welcome on the condition that writers notify NDR of another acceptance as soon as possible.
New Delta Review is a literary journal run by graduate students in the MFA program at Louisiana State University. For more information, and to take a look at what we’ve published in the past, visit our online journal at www.ndrmag.org.
“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
“EVERY MOTHER HAS A STORY” MEMOIR WRITING CONTEST
Beginning October 15th, 2013 at 12:01 AM (ET) through December 15th, 2013 at 11:59 PM (ET), go to http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/memoir-contest and complete and submit the entry form and a memoir pursuant to the on-screen instructions. The memoir must be non-fiction about your mom, your life as a mom, or a mom you’ve known, must be between 3,000 and 7,500 words in length, and not previously published or a finalist for any other writing prize or award. Entrants will be charged a submission fee of $15 if they are legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), the District of Columbia, and the United States, excluding residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, and North Dakota (where collection of a submission fee is prohibited by law). All entrants will receive a free two-month electronic subscription to Shebooks.
Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: One (1) Winner will receive a check in the amount of $2,000, and may have their memoir published as an ebook by Shebooks and/or it may appear in the May 2014 issue of Good Housekeeping (Total ARV: $2,000). If applicable, the Winner will need to comply with any editorial changes requested by Shebooks and/or Good Housekeeping, as well as signing a contract provided by Shebooks and Good Housekeeping. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form. Please allow a minimum of six (6) months for delivery of prizes.
Visit us at GoodHouseKeeping.com
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.
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.
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
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
$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
£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.
CRAZYHORSE PRIZES IN FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY
$20 ENTRY FEE (includes subscription).
Winners in each category receive $2,000 and publication.
Submissions accepted in the month of January 2014 only.
Submit up to 25 pages of prose or three poems. All entries considered for publication.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Guidelines for our 2014 Novella Prize:
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition is open to both published and unpublished writers around the world.
There are two key requirements – the first is that this must be an UNPUBLISHED short story; the second that it fits Margery’s definition of a mystery:
“The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.”
Margery Allingham was an English crime writer best known for her detective stories featuring the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. The Margery Allingham Society is sponsoring this competition.
The winner will receive £1,000 as well as other prizes to be announced nearer the time.
Stories must be no longer than 3,500 words and must be submitted before 4:00pm on Sunday, 16th March 2014. To enter please fill out the form on the CWA site. Please note that there is a £10 entry fee.
|WRITERS OF THE FUTURE
“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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Sign up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month from November 1 to 30 and complete a novel, or get one started!
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.
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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
For more information, go to http://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing/
Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program
The Access Copyright Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants intended to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation endeavours to make a modest but important contribution to the Canadian cultural community, while also broadening public awareness of the creative vitality of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.
The Access Copyright Foundation grants program is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
See the website for further details and eligibility criteria: http://acfoundation.ca/
Please contact Joanne Gerber at the Saskatchewan Arts Board with any questions about the program.
Saskatchewan Arts Board
(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526
1 306 964 1163
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.
BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL PROJECT ASSISTANCE
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
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.
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 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 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 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.
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
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
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- Unbeatable service – we only service artists
- Affordable, comprehensive coverage
- Convenience of a drug/dental card
- Medical is not required to purchase coverage
- Access to other insurance offerings, including home/auto
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