The PEIWG Weekly 30 Nov-7 Dec 2013 Edition

 

24 November-7 December 2013 Edition

Welcome to the PEIWG Weekly! I’ve introduced a new section in the Weekly, called “Meet the Author.” As with everything else in the Weekly, this is for you, so if you want subscribers to know a little more about you, send in a mini bio. I’m hoping to introduce a different author each week and keep each bio up for a month. After the month, your bio will be posted in a new section in the blog, specifically for authors.

Apologies for missing a week—I was extremely busy with other things and never had time to send the Weekly out—I even forgot that I had already set it up for the past week and it was ready to send out early! That’s how busy I was…never even turned on my computer the whole weekend and then some.

Lots of deadlines for November 30—don’t miss them! Good luck and happy writing!

Got news? Need to share an announcement? Have a poem, short short, essay, or a rant? Just shoot me an email or send me a message on Facebook along with your submission. 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.

If you want to include a notice in the Weekly, share an article, an excerpt of your work, or some poetry, please email your submission to mimrlith@yahoo.com. Likewise, if you no longer wish to receive the Weekly, please email mimrlith@yahoo.com. Other options for receiving the weekly are: join http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/THEPEIWGWEEKLY/?yguid=138514329 , join the PEI Writers’ Guild on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/129774893747229/ , or subscribe to The PEIWG Weekly blog at http://peiwritersguild.wordpress.com/.

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 try to keep alphabetical (the operative word being “try”)  ^.^

 

PEI LOCAL/ATLANTIC

PEI Writers’ Guild

At our most recent Board Meeting, the directors decided to hold a survey asking PEIWG members about their preferences. The survey is extremely short but will assist the PEIWG in ensuring that workshops and other events are tailored to members’ interests and needs.

 

If you know of someone who might be interested in joining the PEIWG, please share this survey with them.

 

Thanks and happy monkeying!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MNVJMZJ

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.

The City Centre Community School is looking for a writer interested in volunteering to instruct a creative writing course. City Centre Community School will be starting up in January and will run for ten weeks, every Tuesday for two hours in the downtown core. Many have approached us about having a course surrounding creative writing and I thought it was a great idea. 

 

All questions can be directed to citycentreschool@gmail.com.

 

Thanks!

 

Sarah Bulman 

Youth Internship Manager

Atlantic Technology Centre – 2nd floor

90 University Ave.

Charlottetown, PE

Telephone: (902) 368-5570

Fax: (902) 368-6144

Sounds of the Season

 

The Friends of the Confederation Centre Public Library are pleased to invite you to another in the annual Music for a Winter Sunday Afternoon series. From 2:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday December 1st, listen to the sounds of the East Coast Carolling Co., a professional quartet bringing the tradition of four-part harmony.

 

East Coast Carolling Company was founded in Halifax several years ago by musician John Lindsay-Botten, and has since expanded to Moncton and St. John. This year marks their first in P.E.I. and John is pleased to present an east coast version of a cappella harmonic singing. The group has just released a compilation Christmas CD, Presence, which will be available at the event. http://www.eastcoastcarolling.com/presence/

 

The Friends of the Library is a group of enthusiastic volunteers who promote and support library staff and activities. Music for a Winter Sunday Afternoon, now in its third year, provides an opportunity for the Friends to meet Library patrons and wish them the best of the season.

Refreshments will be served.

Tanya Davis Book Launch at the Library

What: Book launch with poet, singer, songwriter and storyteller Tanya Davis

When: Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Confederation Centre Public Library

Come to the Library to celebrate the launch of Tanya Davis’s “How to Be Alone,” a spoken word poem with illustrations by Andrea Dorfman, an Emmy Award-nominated animator and filmmaker. The poem began life as a video also filmed by Dorfman. About a year after making the video, it was uploaded onto YouTube where it soon became a phenomenon which now has over six million views from all over the world. How to Be Alone encourages us to recognize and embrace the possibilities of being alone—and reminds us of a universe of joy, peace, and discovery waiting to unfold.

The Bookmark will have copies for sale and refreshments will be served.

Orysia Dawydiak featured reader at Haviland Club 3rd Open Mic

 

Host Dianne Hicks Morrow, PEI poet laureate, invites readers and listeners to the 3rd Open Mic event at the Haviland Club, 7 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 10. Readers can sign up at 7 p.m. to read anywhere from three to seven minutes.

 

The featured reader that night will be Orysia Dawydiak. She writes about family, immigrants, nature, rural life, and about confused people with identity crises—like whether or not they are human.  She has won two L.M. Montgomery Island Literary Awards for children’s literature, and the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award for best canine reference book published in 1990 with her husband, David Sims. Orysia and David live on a small PEI farm surrounded by a flock of colourful, lively sheep and huge white dogs.

 

Over the years Orysia has published several short stories, both fiction and non fiction, but one of her favourites is a 400 word anecdote called Pig Tales in The Great Canadian Anecdote Contest which includes celebrity authors like Margaret Atwood and Timothy Findley. In 2009 Acorn Press published her first novel, House of Bears. Her second novel, Kira’s Secret, set in Atlantic Canada, was just released in November 2013, the first of a planned trilogy for young readers.

 

Well-known singer-songwriter Margie Carmichael will share a few of her tunes.

 

Admission is free or by donation. Please contact Dianne at peipoetlaureate@gmail.com with any questions.

THE ISLAND HOLIDAY READER:                       AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITING

PUBLISHER: THE ACORN PRESS

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

 

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

 

Submission guidelines:

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

Poetry: maximum 5 poems, 10 pages total.

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

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

 

The deadline for submissions is January 2, 2014.

 

Send submissions to:

 

Island Christmas Reader

The Acorn Press

P.O. Box 22024

Charlottetown, PE C1A 9J2

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

 

Application deadline: January 20, 2014

 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards,

Wilda Kaiser

Director of the Artist in Residence Program

Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association

Donna Morrissey Writers’ Workshop

The PEI Writers’ Guild and the UPEI Department of English are pleased to announce that international best-selling author Donna Morrissey will be facilitating a writing workshop for writers of all levels in Charlottetown on Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

 

Donna Morrissey is the author of four award-winning novels, including The Deception of Livvy Higgs, and a screenplay, Clothesline Patch, which won a Gemini Award.

 

The focus of the workshop will be to assist writers in developing their craft by:

• Writing from Within Your Character

• Showing vs. Telling

• Effective Telling

• Showing emotion through character, narrative, dialogue, and associative thinking

• Research: Balancing telling and showing research, which parts, how much research to present without overwhelming story or turning it into a history lesson

• Balancing Telling and Showing

 

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time: 9:00 – 3:00

Location: UPEI Faculty Lounge

Cost: $85.00. The registration fee is reduced to $65 for members of the PEI Writers’ Guild and students at UPEI.

Bring: Pen, paper – and smiles for teacher!

Lunch: Brown Bag

For further information, or to book your seat:

 

Email: peiwritersguild@gmail.com

Or call PEI Writers Guild at (902) 940-6441

ARTS EAST

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

Assignments may include CD/book reviews, interviews or coverage of music, drama, visual art, mixed media, etc. events. We’re open to any ideas you have! Ideal for writers and aspiring journalists who are trying to gain experience and have a published on-line byline, media tickets and similar perks as compensation. Interested writers can e-mail artseastonline@gmail.com

Coastal West Publishing

Coastal West Publishing is dedicated to publishing the best of true crime books and stories about the underdog. We are now accepting email queries from writers who can give us their best. Please submit an email inquiry before sending us a full manuscript.  Please send submissions as attachments to info@coastalwest.ca  

Fierce Shorts

Fierce Ink Press is a new publishing label that publishes young adult books by Atlantic Canadian authors. Along with full-length books we will also be publishing Fierce Shorts, creative non-fiction pieces (5,000 to 10,00 words) about all things teen. Part of the proceeds from the sale of our Fierce Shorts will go to a local teen related charity of the author’s choice.

We are currently open to submissions for our Fierce Shorts. To get all the information you need check out our website, http://fierceinkpress.com/, where you will find our submission guide.

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

 

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

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

MEET THE AUTHOR

Sharon E. McKay

I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon at a book reading at the Confederation Centre Public Library when she spoke about her graphic novel, War Brothers. Here’s a little more about her.

 

Sharon E. McKay has lived on the island for two years.  She is a Y/A and N/A writer, a Canadian War Artist, (vet, Afghanistan 2008-9, 2011-12) and a Writer-in-Residence in Oakville, Ontario.

http://www.sharonmckay.com

367-6020

 

Sharon has sold the movie rights of Thunder Over Kandahar (Annick) to Mind’s Eye Production, director Anita Doron.

 

World rights to War Brothers, the novel, have been sold to Annick Press. The Canadian rights remain with Penguin Random House.

 

A three-book deal has been signed with Penguin Random House. The first book will be released in 2014.

 

Y/A novels  Prison Boy and Goddess Girl and End of the Line have been sold to Annick Press.

 

Enemy Territory, Annick Press, has won the 2013 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award. It was also short listed for the IODE Violet Downey Book Award.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL

DEADLINE:  The 15th of every month

 

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

CAPILANO REVIEW

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

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

ARTS AND CRAFTS HOMES

http://artsandcraftshomes.com/submit/

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

BLADE

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

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

CANADIAN WILDLIFE

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

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

Carpe Articulum Literary Review

Carpe Articulum is an international, cross-genre literary review that challenges the traditional format of black and white. CALR seeks to dissolve the interdisciplinary, divisive boundaries and to embrace a wider audience in love with the written word, beautiful photography and a desire to connect with a global community of like-minded people. Scientists, Writers, Journalists, Actors, Homemakers, Artists, Human Rights Activists, Photographers and others from all cultures and walks of life have a place to meet here at CALR. We make a special effort to promote the work of emergent artists in every issue. People who might never have met, find kinship and camaraderie in the unity of the pen. They can experience and touch one another’s lives so that oceans of divide are united by the single turn of a page. The egalitarian nature of the written word, photography, and an accessible literary program make all of this possible.
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109426934630&s=52498&e=001zwl2zttsiOAiYXxO9StV2uft4qeImFUShp3iOh3z5dJY2NxaDeBTVaPI5S1UmZK8P0OFOSh0zbfiuQwrNeaqRx_zGvw61mYmjjld_Q3NaW0djdQXhbp3JqyJ1k-nrlmz

WANT TO BE A PART? Send your ideas, editorials, and questions to Hadassah Broscova at Editor-in-Chief@CarpeArticulum.com and you can get published in this international review! The best commentaries, articles, and questions for the editor will be included. Please register at our website, then make your submission. NO SUBMISSIONS ARE COMPLETE WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THANK YOU!
SUBMIT to Carpe Articulum Literary Review using Submishmash (click here)

DEADLINES
These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines

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

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

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

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

HOME SWEET HOME

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

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

Deadline November 30, 2013

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

RECOVERING FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work

http://www.chickensoup.com

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

The Pedestal Magazine

Entries must be received by November 30

The Pedestal Magazine, an online journal edited by poet and musician John Amen, seeks submissions of unpublished poems for its 13th anniversary issue. Enter via online form. Browse past issues for a sense of their style. This is a paying market.

Mslexia “Troubled Minds” Issue

Postmark Deadline: December 2

Mslexia, a British magazine of women’s writing, seeks submissions of poetry and short fiction for their New Writing section. The next issue’s theme is “troubled minds”. Editors say: “Phobias, depressions, delusions, compulsions—whether you’ve imagined or lived with mental illness, transform it with the alchemy of creativity into poems (up to 4 poems of up to 40 lines each) or stories (up to 2 stories of up to 2,200 words each).” UK entrants should submit by mail, overseas entrants by email. This is a paying market.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

THE CAT DID WHAT?

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

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

Deadline January 5, 2014.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

THE DOG DID WHAT?

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

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

Deadline January 5, 2014.

The French Literary Review

We are looking for lively, contemporary poems; short stories; extracts from novels which stand on their own; articles; paintings/drawings/photographs, all of which should have a French connection.

· Stories (maximum 2) should be between 1000-3000 words.
· Poems (up to 3) of less than 40 lines each.
· Original paintings, drawings or photographs ( A4 size maximum) which either illustrate a poem / story submitted, or are related to France in some way.
· Submissions must be typewritten on one side of the paper. Stories should be single-spaced and have good margins. Hand-written entries cannot be accepted.
· Please ensure your name, address, telephone number and email address appear on your MSS. 
· Please provide a SAE (using British postage stamps if you live in the UK) or IRCs to the value of ₤1.20.
· We regret we are not able to offer fees for published work.
. We are a non-profit journal, which relies on subscriptions.

Copyright will remain with contributors. Submission deadlines: 30th July & 30th December. Please send submission to: 
B. DORDI, Chemin de Cambieure, 11240 Cailhau, Aude, France

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

Adams Media Romance Guidelines

Our new direct-to-ebook romance imprint is launching soon! We’re open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic romance.

Within those subgenres, we are flexible about what happens. It’s romance, so there must be a happily-ever-after, but we’re open to how your characters get there. You won’t come up against preconceived ideas about what can or can’t happen in romance or what kind of characters you can or can’t have. Our only rule is everyone has to be a consenting adult. Other than that, we’re looking for smart, savvy heroines, fresh voices, and new takes on old favorite themes.

We’re looking for full-length novels, and while we prefer to work on the shorter end of the spectrum (50,000 words, give or take), we’re not going to rule you out because you go shorter or longer.

If you have a finished novel you’d like for us to consider, please just drop editor Jennifer Lawler a line at editorcrimson@gmail.com with a brief description of your work-please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot. That’s it! I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can-within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if I request a full.

Thank you for your interest!           

The Antigonish Review

www.antigonishreview.com

Quarterly publication.

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

Arc Poetry Magazine

www.arcpoetry.ca

Published 3 times a year.

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

At Home in Translation

Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

For queries, email: malahat@uvic.ca or

Send submissions & queries to:

At Home in Translation

The Malahat Review

University of Victoria

P.O. Box 1700

Stn CSC

Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2

Canada

 

AUDUBON

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

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

Black Heart Magazine

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

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

EDGE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY PUBLISHING

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

EVENT MAGAZINE

Want to submit to EVENT?  We publish fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Non-fiction submissions are only accepted via our yearly Non-Fiction Contest. While most of our writers are Canadian, we accept English-language submissions from writers in other countries.

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

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

FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE

http://www.firehouse.com/contact_us

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

GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH

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

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

Who is eligible?

 

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

IDEA PUBLICATIONS

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

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

IDEA Fitness Journal

IDEA Trainer Success

IDEA Fitness Manager

IDEA Pilates Today

International and National journals of English Language and Literature

Dear Authors,

 

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

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

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

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

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

Kindly forward this to your friends and invite them also.

Seeking your kind cooperation in this regard and we remain.

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Mobile: 0091  9245777148  / 0091  9486068813

 

The Island Review

The editors of The Island Review are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and visual art from islanders everywhere, as well as from those whose work is influenced by islands or which explores ideas of islandness.

 

The Island Review is an online magazine dedicated to great writing and visual art that comes from, is inspired by, celebrates or seeks to understand the extraordinary appeal of islands, as places and as metaphors.

 

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

 

We’re looking for work that stands out from the crowd: work that is original, daring, witty, wise, radical, intelligent, illuminating or just plain excellent. If you think you fit into any (or all) of those categories, we want to hear from you.

submissions@theislandreview.com

 

www.theislandreview.com

www.facebook.com/theislandreview

The Journal

http://thejournalmag.org/

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

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

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

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

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

Please address all concerns or queries to the appropriate editor:

Managing Editor, managingeditor@thejournalmag.org

Fiction Editor, fiction@thejournalmag.org

Nonfiction Editor, nonfiction@thejournalmag.org

Poetry Editor, poetry@thejournalmag.org

LUMINA Journal

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

Check online for submission deadlines.

http://luminajournal.com/submit/

 

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

 

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

NANO Fiction

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

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

http://nanofiction.org/submit

 

Permafrost Magazine

Permafrost Magazine is now accepting submissions.

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

Submit:

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

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

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

To submit by mail, send to:

Permafrost

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of English

P.O. Box 755720

Fairbanks, AK 99775-0640

 

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

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

Email submissions will not be read.

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

 

Plenitude Magazine

Call for Submissions

 

Submissions are ongoing.

 

About Plenitude Magazine

Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature through a biannual electronic (e-reader and tablet) publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers.

 

We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone. That said, we recognise that Plenitude readers are hungry for exceptional work that reflects queer histories, cultures, experiences, and sensibilities. We consider every submission with critical analyses, sometimes turning to an advisory editorial board of writers, academics, and community advocates.

 

What We Publish

Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic narrative and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.

We are not interested in genre writing, political essays, or rants. We are only interested in literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film at this time. If you are interested in writing political essays, or other critical analyses, please contact us about contributing to our blog – we would love to hear from you.

Fiction: Please send up to 2 stories per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per story.

Nonfiction: Please send up to 2 pieces per submission, double spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per piece.

Poetry: Please send up to 10 pages of poetry, single spaced, paginated, 12 point font.

Graphic Narrative: Please send up to 10 pages of graphic narrative.

Film: We take a curatorial approach to film at this time; please send us links to your short film(s) (up to four) of no more than 10 minutes each.

 

How to Submit

Email submissions to editor@plenitudemagazine.ca. Please place cover letter with your name, contact information, name of piece(s), and brief bio in the body of the email. Please title the files with your name, followed by name of piece. For example “ROUTLEY, ANDREA – HABITAT”

Attach text submissions as docx or PDF file.

Attach graphic submissions as JPG or PNG files, bounding volume of 1600 x 1600, 96 ppi.

Send links to short film submissions.

All unsolicited submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or graphic narrative should be unpublished, original works. There are no restrictions in this regard for film.

 

We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.

 

As Plenitude is a new magazine, rates are modest at this time, ranging from $10-$25 per contributor. There is currently no compensation for website contributions.

 

Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.

 

Andrea Routley

Editor, Plenitude Magazine

Salt Hill Journal

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

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

SHEKNOWS

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

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

Entertainment & celebs

Family, parenting & pregnancy

Food, cooking & recipes

Beauty, fashion & style

Home DIY, improvement & décor

Budgeting, savings & career

Relationships, marriage, dating & breakups

Crafts & activities

Local and/or regional features

SKI MAGAZINE

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

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

SMALL FARM CANADA

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


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

Sky Journal of Journal of Soil Sciences and Environmental Management

 (SJSSEM) (ISSN: 2315-8794)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Open Access

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

THAT’S LIFE

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

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

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

The Travel Itch

 

The travel itch is an irresistible on-line read and the next best thing to experiencing Canada and the world firsthand. It offers fresh Canadian perspectives on travel that entertain and inform while agitating the itch to go. We are hunting for original travel articles from blossoming and bloomed Canadian writers about their travel experiences at home or abroad. We’re also seeking gripping travel images and film, book and restaurant reviews.

Submission guidelines are at
http://www.thetravelitch.com/pages/submissions.html


upstreet

Submission period: September 1-March 1

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

WIRED

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

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

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINE

http://www.womensadventuremagazine.com

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

                  ❁

NEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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

 

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

 

Click to continue.

 

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

                  ❁

VAGABUNDO MAGAZINE

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

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

Cover Story: $200 – 2,000 words

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

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

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

Photo Essay: $75 total – 5-7 photos

            ❁

YOUR WORKPLACE MAGAZINE

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

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

      ❁

More MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CALLS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

COMPETITIONS

KAREN AND PHILIP CUSHMAN LATE BLOOMER AWARD

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

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

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

Introducing the J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Dappled Things

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

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

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

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

CAFE WRITERS OPEN POETRY COMPETITION

http://cafewriters.awardspace.com/competitions.htm

£4 ENTRY FEE.

Poems limited to 40 lines. Deadline: November 30, 2013.

First prize £1,000. Second prize £300. Third prize £150. Six Commended Prizes of £50. Funniest poem not winning another prize £100. Norfolk Prize £100 awarded to best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize.

WHITE PINE PRESS POETRY PRIZE

http://www.whitepine.org/poetry_prize.php

$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

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

$23 ENTRY FEE.

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

Encore Award

Entries must be received by 30 November 2013

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

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

Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Competition 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

That’s 12 opportunities to win a prize!

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Find further details of the contest here.

2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entry Rules

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

The 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize

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

Judge: Fanny Howe

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

Guidelines:

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

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

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

General Guidelines:

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

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

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

Send manuscripts and queries to:

The New Issues Poetry Prize
(or)

The Green Rose Prize

New Issues Poetry & Prose

Western Michigan University

1903 West Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5463

Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize

This category keeps the closing date of November 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

ELDERBERRY SHORT FICTION CONTEST

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

$18 ENTRY FEE

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

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

The Telegraph Harvill Secker Crime Writing Competition

The competition

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

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

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

 

How to enter

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

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

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

Deadline is November 30, 2013 (postmarked).

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

Bottle Tree Productions One Act Play Competition for Writers 2013

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

The Mona Schreiber Prize for

Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

http://www.bradschreiber.com/mona.htm

$5 ENTRY FEE.

Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit. Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced. All entries must be postmarked by December 1 for a December 24 announcement of three winners. First place $500. Second place $250. Third place $100. Winners will have their entries posted on www.brashcyber.com. All other rights belong to the authors. Humor is subjective. Uniqueness is suggested. Weirdness is encouraged.

FIDDLEHEAD PRIZES

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

$30 ENTRY FEE

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

$2,000 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem

$250 each for Two Honourable Mentions

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

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


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

New Delta Review Chapbook Contest

$15.00 USD

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.

 

Read more: Every Mother Has A Story Memoir Writing Contest Official Rules – Good Housekeeping

Follow us: @goodhousemag on Twitter | GOODHOUSEKEEPING on Facebook

Visit us at GoodHouseKeeping.com

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/sweeps/memoir-writing-contest-official-rules

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CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History

Deadline: December 15

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

Website: www.canauthors.org/awards

CAA Award for Fiction

Deadline: December 15

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

website: www.canauthors.org/awards

CAA Poetry Award

Deadline: December 15

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

website: www.canauthors.org/awards

epode Poetry Prize

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

The Indie Writers’ Deathmatch Short Story Contest!

Now Accepting Submissions

The Deathmatch is now taking short story entries. Stories must be 3,000 words or less. Entries are accepted until December 31st, 2013. The first round of Deathmatch begins January 20th, 2014.

 

Only One Will Triumph

The most brutal short story contest on Earth returns for its seventh straight year! Last year, frantic voting in the championship round actually crashed the Deathmatch site! This year we’ll pick up where we left off with new contestants vying for an indie writer’s makeover that could change their lives! Eight stories will go head-to-head in our Online Arena, but only one will triumph.

 

The PRIZE! The Complete Indie Writers Makeover

Whoever emerges victorious will be awarded The Complete Indie Writers’ Makeover: a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Rights Factory; a consultation with novelist and Globe & Mail columnist Russell Smith; and a meeting and feedback-session with Coach House Press, one of Canada’s top independent presses; plus publication in the Spring 2014 issue of Broken Pencil.

 

High Stakes Second Round Rule! Rewrite to Move On

Contestants who survive the first round must revise their story before moving on – will they take their critics’ fevered, and sometimes hurtful, suggestions to heart? Or strike out on their own and polish each word to a razor-sharp edge? Only one thing is certain: somebody will emerge with an unprecedented opportunity to show off their writing to some of the best in the business.

 

How the Deathmatch works

It’s simple really. 8 stories are chosen by Broken Pencil. Two at a time they battle against each other. The winners are decided by the Deathmatch readers who descend on the site in a frenzy of voting (they can vote once an hour), pithy observation and, of course, trash-talk. The winners advance to face each other until there is only one story standing. Last year over 35,000 votes were cast!

 

JULIE SUK PRIZE FOR BEST POETRY BOOK

http://www.jacarpress.com/submit/

$10 ENTRY FEE.

Submissions accepted through December 31, 2013.

Jacar Press is pleased to announce the first annual competition for the $500 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book. The award competition is open to any poetry book published by an independent press in 2013. All books published by a literary, university, non-profit or self-publishing press are eligible. Full length and chapbook accepted. Send two copies of the book. The winner will be announced in April, 2014. In addition to the $500 award, the winner will be invited to visit North Carolina for a reading and workshop.

CLA Young Adult Book Award


This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English language Canadian book which appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. To be eligible for consideration, the following must apply: it must be a work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories, or graphic novel) published in 2013, the title must be a Canadian publication in either hardcover or paperback, and the author must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. The award is given annually, when merited, at the Canadian Library Association’s annual conference. The winner will receive a plaque and a cheque for $ 1000. The award was established in in 1980 by the Young Adult Caucus of the Saskatchewan Library Association.

Five copies of each eligible title should be submitted to the committee. For submission and distribution information, please contact:

Kim Hebig, Chair,

Wheatland Regional Library

Email: khebig@wheatland.sk.ca

Deadline is December 31, annually.

CLA Book of the Year for Children Award

The Canadian Library Association is seeking nominations for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award.

To merit consideration for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, a book must have been published in Canada, in 2013 and its author must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Any work that is an act of creative writing (i.e., fiction, poetry, narrative, non-fiction, retelling of traditional literature) shall be deemed eligible regardless of published format, including anthologies and collections.

The award is given annually, when merited, at the Canadian Library Association’s national conference. The winner will receive a plaque and a cheque for $ 1000.

Nominations should be sent by December 31, annually to:

Jaclyn McLean, Chair,
University of Saskatchewan
Email: mclean.jaclyn@gmail.com

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award


The Canadian Library Association is seeking nominations for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award.

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award is awarded to an outstanding illustrator of a children’s book published in Canada during 2013. The Award shall be bestowed upon books that are suitable for children up to and including age 12. To be eligible for this award, an illustrator must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, and the text of the book must be worthy of the book’s illustrations.

The award is given annually, when merited, at the Canadian Library Association’s national conference. The winner will receive a plaque and a cheque for $ 1000.

Nominations should be sent by December 31, annually to:

Lynne Thorimbert, Marigold Library System

Email: lynne@marigold.ab.ca

DRIFTLESS REVIEW ANNUAL FLASH FICTION CONTEST

http://driftlessreview.org/contest/

$15 ENTRY FEE.

Each short-short story limited to 500 words.

$500 prize. Deadline: December 31, 2013.

THE LASCAUX PRIZE IN SHORT FICTION

http://lascauxreview.com/contests/

$5 ENTRY FEE.

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

The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize

Postmark Deadline: December 31

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” International Poetry Prize for Women

Postmark Deadline: December 31

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

Postmark Deadline: December 31

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

P.O. Box 1767

North Adams, MA 01247

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Deadline is December 31, 2013

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

2013 annual FreeFall Prose and Poetry Contest

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

Science Fiction & FantaSy ProSe Poem/FlaSh Fiction conteSt

Sponsored by OdysseyCon  •  April 4–6, 2014

an SF convention in Madison, WI  •  OdysseyCon.org

Money! Fame! Fun!

$500 for ≤500 words of speculative prose poetry or flash fiction

See odysseycon.org/contest/contest.html for guidelines & more info

* * * Deadline:  January 15, 2014 * * *

 Adult division:  18 and over, $10 entry fee per story/poem; multiple entries allowed

Prizes:   $500 to first place; OddCon membership + books to top 3

Youth division:  under 18 as of Jan. 1, 2014, NO entry fee, but send no more than one entry

Prizes:   $50 to first place; OddCon membership + books to top 3

Details:  Send 500 words or less of speculative (science-fiction, fantasy, or horror) flash fiction or prose poetry (paragraph form). No previously published work; simultaneous submissions allowed; multiple Adult submissions are encouraged!

Judging:  Our 2014 judge is speculative YA novelist and Rhysling-winning poet Laurel Winter.

Blind judging; preliminary readers select finalists. Winners will be notified and results posted by March 15.

Winning entries will be read at OdysseyCon, published in the program, and posted on OdysseyCon.org.

Entering:  Pay Adult entry fees via PayPal (directly at http://odysseycon.org/contest/contest.html or to treasurer@oddcon.com), or mail check payable to OdysseyCon to address below. E-mail your work to contest14@odysseycon.org (maximum length 500 words, excluding title), pasted into e-mail or attached (.doc or .rtf). Put last name, first initial, and “CONTEST: (Youth or Adult)” in the subject line. Include name, date of birth if Youth entry, mailing address, phone number, and name or e-mail that payment was made under. Please do not send postal entries unless you have absolutely no access to e-mail. Judging is done via e-mail; transcription from hard copy is unreliable at best.

IMPORTANT NOTE!  All entries MUST include street address (if you win, we mail you books). The information will not be used for anything other than this contest. We send receipt acknowledgment via e-mail; if you do not hear from us within 3 days of sending your entry, inquire and adjust your spam filter accordingly (does not come from contest e-mail address).

Mailing address:  OddContest

(for checks only)   Odyssey Con

     P.O. Box 7114

     Madison, WI 53707

• • • • Questions? E-mail contest14@odysseycon.org or call 608-566-9087 • • • •

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry and/or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

 

Guidelines:

 

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

 

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be neatly typed or legibly hand printed.

 

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

 

Postmark deadline: January 16, 2014

All contest winners will be announced on February 28, 2014

 

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $50.

 

Entry fees:

$10 per short story.

$5 per poem.

 

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story(ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

 

Mail to:

 

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

 

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

 

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

Fifteenth Acrostic Story Contest

 Airborne at last…

Announcing the beginning for your entries in the fifteenth annual contest. Be sure you create a middle and ending to the narrative. Complete your story in 26 sentences, each beginning with words in the sequence of the English alphabet. Don’t forget to check that you have used *all* the letters. Either too many or two few sentences result in disqualification. Finally, mail your entry so that it arrives by Canada Post on or before January 31, 2014. For details go to http://www.brucedalepress.ca/html/Contest.htm

THE FICTION DESK FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

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

£3 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline January 31, 2014.

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

CRAZYHORSE PRIZES IN FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY

http://crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes/

$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.

Prizes

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

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

Eligibility

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

To submit a script is free.

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

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

THE BLUE LIGHT BOOK AWARD

http://bluelightpress.com/contestsFull.php

Guidelines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMAGINE LITTLE TOKYO SHORT STORY CONTEST

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

NO ENTRY FEE

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

Top of the Mountain Book Award

Two Categories: Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction

Dates of submission: October 21, 2013 to February 1, 2014

http://www.NorthernColoradoWriters.com

PRIZE: $1,000

Finalists and winners will be announced on March 28, 2014 during dinner at the NCW 9th Annual Writers Conference. Attendance at the conference is not required. (Option to attend the dinner only, is available).

 

First Place: Framed certificate and $1,000 

Finalists: Certificate

*Please read guidelines carefully and thoroughly; some rules have changed. Failure to properly submit entry per guidelines will not be considered and entry fee will be forfeited.*

 

FICTION GUIDELINES

CREATIVE NONFICTION GUIDELINES

Malahat lite

Guidelines for our 2014 Novella Prize:

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

 

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

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

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

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

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

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

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

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

THE PRIZE:

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

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

Annual Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award

Postmark/Email Submission Deadline: February 1, 2014

 

The Robert Frost Foundation welcomes poems in the spirit of Robert Frost for its Annual Award. The winner will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to read at a Frost Foundation event.

 

Please submit two copies of each poem, one copy with contact information (name, address, phone number, email address) and one copy free of all identifying information. Reading fees are $10 per poem (send fees via regular mail, please). Make your check payable to The Robert Frost Foundation. Mail your entry to: The Robert Frost Foundation, Attn: Poetry Award, Lawrence Public Library – 3rd Floor, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01841. Email submissions are accepted at rffpoetrycontest@gmail.com if you send your entry fee by regular mail.

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

Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest

Contest Period: The reading period for the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest is from November 15, 2013 to 11:59:59 p.m. EST (UTC-5) on February 15, 2014. Any entries received after the contest closes will not be eligible for entry. If mailing a hard copy of your submission please send it at least one week before the contest closes so it has time to reach us. If hand delivering a hard copy to the Merril please do so before the Merril Collection closes for the day (6 p.m. weekdays, 5 p.m. on Saturdays). The submissions addresses (electronic and physical) are listed below in the Submissions section.

Entry Fee: All stories submitted to the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest must be accompanied by a $5.00 (CDN) entry fee (this fee is used to fund the winners’ purse and all funds raised in excess of that amount are used by the Friends of the Merril Collection to support the Merril Collection). Please note we will not read a submitted story until we have received an entry fee for it. If you are submitting electronically, we recommend that you pay your entry fee first and then submit your story so that you can include your proof of payment in your submission cover letter.

Content: All entries submitted to the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest must have a speculative fiction element (see the FAQ page for our definition). As we are no longer posting the winning stories on the website, there are no restrictions on content or subject matter.

Eligibility: The Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest is open to all writers of all levels (published, unpublished, emerging, etc.), without restriction. The contest is international, so writers of any nation may enter. We do suggest that if you are not entering locally (in this case Toronto, Canada is our “local”) you should probably submit your entry electronically, but if you’re more comfortable sending a hard copy then please feel free to do so.

For more details: http://friendsmerrilcontest.com/guidelines/

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest

Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2014

 

The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival is currently accepting previously unpublished poetry and short story manuscripts for its 2014 Poetry & Short Story Contest. The contest is open to any living writer writing in English anywhere in the world. Entries will be juried by accomplished writers and poets (see website for juror bios). One juror is chosen to evaluate the poetry entries and a second juror is selected to jury the short story entries.

 

The 40th Annual Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival takes place July 3-6, 2014 at Twin Lakes Park near Greensburg, PA. Winning entries will be on display at the Festival where up to 150,000 patrons will have the opportunity to read the works.

 

All work must be original, not having been entered in any previous Poetry & Short Story Contest sponsored by the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival. 4,000-word limit for short stories. There is no limit to the length of poems. Each author may enter one story. Each poet may enter two poems. All genres are accepted. Awards for both contests total $1,000.

 

Entry fees are as follows:

$10 for up to two (2) poems

$10 for one (1) short story

Writers may enter both contests for a $20 entry fee

Please direct questions to Adam J. Shaffer via email at info@ArtsAndHeritage.com or call 724-834-7474. For more information, visit the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival website, www.artsandheritage.com, and click here for an official entry form.

 

Follow us on Twitter at @WAHFPA

The 2014 William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry

One winner receives $500 and publication in PADDLEFISH. Submission fee $14 (for two poems). All poets submitting to the contest receive a copy of the forthcoming journal. All submissions will also be considered for the forthcoming issue of PADDLEFISH. The contest is judged by PADDLEFISH editor-in-chief Jim Reese and associate editor Dana DeWitt. All contest entrants can submit up to two poems for consideration each year. Each poem should not exceed two pages single-spaced. NO previously published work. NO simultaneous submissions.

Send a $14 check payable to Mount Marty College. In the subject line write Kloefkorn Award. On the submission envelope please write Kloefkorn Award. Please include SASE for the winning announcement. Submission period Nov. 1, 2013 – Feb. 28, 2014. The winner will be announced no later than April 30, 2014.

For more information, visit http://www.mtmc.edu/paddlefish/kloefkorn.aspx

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

GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

$250 Award, $5 entry fee, deadline March 1, 2014.

Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Final Judges: 

Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.

Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal website.

Guidelines and Eligibility:

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers with the following exception:

Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submitted manuscript.

Procedures and Considerations:

Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.com.  Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted). 

Send print submissions to:

CONTEST

Ginosko Literary Journal

PO Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978

Payment Procedures:

Online submissions will receive emailed invoices via PayPal, though you do not need a PayPal account. Print submissions may send $5 in cash or check (made payable to Ginosko Literary Journal) to the above address.

For more information: http://ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/contest.htm

CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

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 
CONTEST RULES

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

—L. Ron Hubbard

 

>>  ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS

>>  NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED

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

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

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

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

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

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Cinammon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prizes

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

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

The fee is £10.

Open to all writers – published and beginners.

Closing on March 31 2014,

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

E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Contest

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2014

First Place $1,100; Editors’ Choices, $100. Seeks unpublished stories, 3,000 words maximum. Any style, any theme. $15 fee for one story, $10 each additional story, payable to Koeppel Contest. (If sent from outside the USA, send money order in US funds—no cash or foreign funds.) Send one title page with author’s name, address, phone, email address, and short bio. Send second title page with title only. No other kinds of identification may appear on this title page or on the manuscript which will be used in judging. Read the complete guidelines.

CBC Poetry Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REMIXING THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS

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

NO ENTRY FEE.

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

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Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize

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

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

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

Open to all writers – published and beginners.

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

Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Novel (or Novella) Prize

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

£1000  first prize plus publishing contract.

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

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

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

Darker Times Fiction

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

Neil Postman Award for Metaphor

Rolling Deadline
(no fee)
Although primarily known as an educationist and a media critic, Neil Postman was, at his core, a “noticer”—and he particularly noticed what we do with metaphor and how metaphor shapes and creates our cognitive world. Postman maintained that words (and words, in truth, are metaphors) are as much the driver of reality as they are the vehicle. Consequently, metaphor was not a subject to be relegated and limited to high school poetry units wherein a teacher drones on about the difference between “like” and “as” and considers the job finished. For Postman, the study of metaphor was unending and metaphors were as crucial as they were omnipresent; they served to give form to and dictate experience.

In honor and remembrance of Neil Postman, who died on October 5, 2003, we have established the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. The motivation for the award is simple and two-fold: To reward a given writer for his or her use of metaphor, and to celebrate (and hopefully propagate) Postman’s work and the typographical mind.

Each spring the editors will choose one poem from all of the submissions received by Rattle during the previous year. The author of the chosen poem will receive $500. There are no entry fees or special submission guidelines. Send up to 5 unpublished poems plus a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: Rattle, 12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. To browse previous winners, and for information on how to submit electronically, visit our website: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/extras/postman/

Nonfiction Book Awards

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

About the Nonfiction Book Awards

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

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

Award recipients receive the following:

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

Review posted to your book sales page on Amazon

Digital award badge for display on your website

Featured listing for your book on our website

Award stickers for your books, available for purchase

Additional Benefits of Winning a Book Award

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

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

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

EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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NaNoWriMo

http://nanowrimo.org/

Sign up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month from November 1 to 30 and complete a novel, or get one started!  You can still catch up and complete your 50K at the rate of 2,300 words per day!

Fourth Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference

Register for NFWC 2014 and Save!

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

 

WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

                                                                                           

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

Three writing certificate programs are offered, all of which are delivered completely online. When you enroll in a course, you will be required to work within scheduled start- and end-dates and will be expected to meet assignment timelines. During the duration of the course, you will work whenever-and from wherever-you choose, as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection. Each program requires 200 hours of instruction time, and in some cases, courses can be applied to more than one certificate. One or more of the following certificate programs may be exactly what you need:

 

Professional Writing specializing in Business and Technical Writing

Professional Writing specializing in Marketing and Public Relations

Creative Writing

 

For more information, go to http://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing/

RESOURCES

Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Joanne Gerber

Program Consultant

Saskatchewan Arts Board

(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526

1 306 964 1163

joanne@artsboard.sk.ca

EST-NORD-EST RESIDENCY

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

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

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

The Banff Centre Literary Arts Programs

 

Call for applications: Summer/fall 2014 programs

 

Narrative & Poetry

Writing With Style

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

Program dates:  Sep 6, 2014
- Sep 13, 2014

 

Wired Writing Studio

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

Program dates:  Oct 6, 2014
- Oct 18, 2014

 

Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

Program dates:  Oct 31, 2014
- Nov 21, 2014

 

Non-Fiction

Writing With Style

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

Program dates:  Sep 6, 2014
- Sep 13, 2014

 

Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

Program dates:  Oct 31, 2014
- Nov 21, 2014

 

Literary Journalism

Application deadline: Mar 15, 2014

Program dates:  Jul 7, 2014
- Aug 2, 2014

For details, visit : http://www.banffcentre.ca/writing/programs/

BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL PROJECT ASSISTANCE

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

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

CAMAC RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS

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

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

FANSNEXTDOOR

http://www.fansnextdoor.com/en

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

INDIEGOGO

http://www.indiegogo.com

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

Kickstarter

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

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

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

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

Online Writing Classes

FanStory.com  is a writing site founded in 2000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PEERBACKERS

http://www.peerbackers.com

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

PLACES FOR WRITERS

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

Public Engagement in the Arts

The Canada Council is launching a dialogue about how the arts bring value to the lives of Canadians and we invite you to join the conversation.
Read the discussion paper, Public Engagement in the Arts, on current thinking and practices in public engagement or check out Simon Brault’s blog post on ways Canadians can have rich artistic experiences. Then share your thoughts on how to become actively engaged in the arts. Tell us what public engagement in the arts means to you by posting comments on the blog, on our Facebook page or on Twitter at hashtag #artsandpublic.
In its 2011-16 Strategic Plan, the Council identified public engagement in the arts as a strategic theme that infuses all of its work. We hope to broaden and enhance the public conversation about this topic and use this discussion to inform the development of future Council activities.

VCCA Residency Programs

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

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

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

When to Apply

Postmark deadline for applying is December 1. 

Residency Fees

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

How to Apply

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

 

Click on Specific Program for More Information

Tyrone Guthrie Center

St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity

Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus

Salzburg Künstlerhaus

Schloss Plüschow

UNESCO

         Or contact our International Programs Coordinator

Writers’ Coalition – Benefits You Can Afford

 

Join the Writers’ Coalition program today – as long as you’re a resident of Canada and under the age of 71, you are eligible to join.

 

There is no medical required to join so you will not be refused coverage for pre-existing conditions – it is guaranteed acceptance.

 

The program offers a pay direct drug/dental card that is accepted nationally at pharmacies and dental offices across the country which means direct settlement of prescription drug claims (you pay only your portion at the pharmacy) and no waiting for re-imbursement on dental claims (no submission of a paper claim and your re-imbursement cheque is usually in the mail within 4 or 5 working days).

The Writers’ Coalition

  • Not-for-profit insurer
  • Unbeatable service – we only service artists
  • Affordable, comprehensive coverage
  • Convenience of a drug/dental card
  • Medical is not required to purchase coverage
  • Access to other insurance offerings, including home/auto

http://www.writerscoalition.com

writerscoalition@actrafrat.com

1 800-387-8897 x238

PUBLICATIONS & PUBLISHING

Authority Publishing for Non-fiction Authors

http://authoritypublishing.com/

MADE IN BANFF

New newsletter weekly!

The Banff Centre Blog

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

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS

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

brokenpencil

The magazine of zine culture and independent arts

http://www.brokenpencil.com/

Commonwealth Writers: A world of new fiction

            http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/

107 Countries, 193 Airlines, 212 Publications!

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

 

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The Journaling Place

http://www.createwritenow.com/

 

Get started: write a journal!

THE MALAHAT REVIEW

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

Summer issue of Malahat lite and Malahat Review now available!

Shelf Unbound

New issue of Shelf Unbound!

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

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

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

Writers Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/

 

 

 

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