The PEIWG Weekly 2014 January 25-31 Edition

 

2014 January 25-31 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. This month’s featured author is Kim Smith.

Lots of new contests for 2014!  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

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.

Open invitation: the poetry engine awaits you at www.poetrypei.com!

PEI poet laureate Dianne Hicks Morrow wants new poets to know they are always welcome to submit a poem to this site, especially if they have never have done so before. The submission form —with complete guidelines and formatting tips—is at www.poetrypei.com/submit.

Poets already on the site: remember that you are welcome to replace your existing poem with a new one at any time, provided at least three months have passed since your last update.

2014 PEI BOOK AWARDS

Nominations are open for the 2014 PEI Book Awards. The awards are presented every two years in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Both English and French authors can be nominated in any category. Only books published in 2012 or 2013 will be considered. Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2014.

To submit a nomination, visit www.gov.pe.ca/tourism/bookaward. Only authors and publishers are permitted to submit nominations. The PEI Book Awards celebrates excellence in book publishing and creates awareness of published literature.

The Atlantic Book Awards Festival Gala will take place in Charlottetown in late May as part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. During the Gala, the recipients of the 2014 PEI Book Awards will be announced.

For more information, please contact (902) 368-4654.

Festival Best Practices Workshop

Music PEI is partnering with Culture PEI and The Department of Tourism and Culture to present the Festival Best Practices Workshop as part of Credit Union Music PEI Week 2014. This will be the second edition of the workshop and will cover new topics as well as expanding on ones covered last year. The panelists include Tamara Kater (Folk Music Canada and former ED of both Winnipeg and Ottawa Folk Festivals) and Lulu Healy (Artistic Director of Jazz East) along with Christopher Roberts (Festival Director of North By Northeast- NXNE).

 

If you are involved in administrating or organising a festival regardless of genre, discipline or size, you will learn some great tips from experienced festival organisers from across the country. Learn more about volunteer recruiting and retention, funding, financial management, marketing, Board governance and more. The workshop runs from 1:00pm till 5:00pm on Friday Jan. 31 and 9:30am to 4:00pm on Saturday Feb. 1 at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel. Lunch is included on Saturday with the $35 registration fee. For more information and to register contact Tian Wigmore tian@musicpei.com or by phone 902-894-6734.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE – JANUARY 31, 2014

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 31, 2014.

 

Send submissions to:

 

Island Holiday Reader

The Acorn Press

P.O. Box 22024

Charlottetown, PE C1A 9J2

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BOOK SIGNING @ THE CONFEDERATION CENTRE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Newfoundland author, Gerard Collins will visit Confederation Centre Public Library as part of a Maritime tour Friday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m. promoting his new novel, Finton Moon.  Finton Moon is the name of the main character, in a book of the same name.  A gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland, Fenton Moon is extraordinary in that he has been born with the ability to heal with his hands. As he grows older, his miraculous talent becomes more apparent and useful, even as it isolates him further from those around him. While Finton Moon wants nothing more than to belong, he lives in a world that sees him as other, and his greatest fear is that he will be trapped forever with these people who both misunderstand and abuse him.  Gerard Collins was born in Placentia, NL and is a writer and lecturer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has a PhD in English and is the winner of numerous literary awards.

Weaving Winter Gold:

Creative Writing with Gerard Collins

Kick-start your way to a year of creativity with this brand new workshop from award-winning author and university teacher Gerard Collins.

 

There’s no better way to kick-start your writing than to sit in a roomful of like-minded souls, led by a professional writer and long-time teacher who knows how to get the best out of you – in a fun, nurturing and interactive setting.

 

What a great gift to yourself so early in the new year.

 

Get inspired and (re)discover your voice at the cozy Queen Street Commons in Charlottetown.

 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

 

Part I (10 a.m. – 12 noon): “What Kind of Writer Are You?”

 

***Link to sign up: http://www.gerardcollins.ca/news2.html***

 

Part II (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.): “What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Be a Writer”

 

(The cost for each workshop is $50, or you can do both sessions for $80. Space is very limited for the morning session. Preference will be given to those who want to do both the morning and afternoon sessions. Pre-paid only.)

 

***Link to sign up: http://www.gerardcollins.ca/news2.html***

 

Gerard Collins is a St. John’s-based writer whose first novel, “Finton Moon,” was nominated for both the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and 2013 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and has won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. His short story collection, “Moonlight Sketches,” won the 2012 NL Book Award. Author of “The Long Last Year,” a creative nonfiction story published by Fierce Ink Press in 2013, Gerard has won numerous arts and letters awards, published in journals and anthologies, garnered arts grants and unanimously positive reviews, has his work regularly taught in university courses and recently purchased by the Newfoundland government for use in learning resource centres across province. He has also taught workshops in writing and has just completed his next book, a literary gothic novel called “My Sister’s Walls”. Gerard has a Ph.D. in American literature, as well as a B.Ed. and a Masters degree from Acadia. He teaches English at MUN.

 

“Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight./ Gotta kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.”                                                                                    ~(Bruce Cockburn)

 

Link to sign up: http://www.gerardcollins.ca/news2.html

 

When you pay on my certified PayPal site, please include a note saying which city you’re signing up for (Charlottetown, Saint John, Fredericton, Halifax or St. John’s). Thanks!                                                      ~ Gerard

The Fabric of Your Life: Book Reading & Signing

Taking stock of your life – the beginning of the year is always a good time to take stock of your life.  In her book, The Fabric of Your Life, author Sinikka Dixon does just that.  She shows you how to put yourself at the center of your life,  focusing on everyday relationships to enable you to become your own “case study” and view your life from a fresh, new personal perspective.  Examine the impact your life has on others and learn how, in turn, their lives inspire or constrain you. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7:00 p.m., Confederation Centre Public Library.

NATURE AND ECOLOGY WRITING WORKSHOPS AT UPEI

Don Gayton, ecologist and award-winning nature and science writer, will be writer-in-residence at UPEI during the week of February 3-8, hosted by the English Department and Environmental Studies Program, with funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.

He will give a public reading from his recent writings on Thursday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Confederation Centre Public Library. A reception will follow the reading, which is co-hosted by the Library.

Gayton will also give two writing workshops open to the general public on Saturday, February 8, in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building:

 

    NATURE WRITING: Where do we go from here? (10:00-12:00)

Nature writing traces back to Thoreau, the classical Greek writers and even beyond, but now it stands at a historic crossroads. Contemplation and oneness with nature are hallmarks of the genre, a mindset now at odds with our deepening environmental crises. Does nature writing now become a literature of protest, or of despair? In this interactive workshop, we will explore future directions for nature writers.

 

     ECOLOGY AS LITERATURE (1:00-3:00)

Writers have often turned to science for ideas and metaphors. The young science of ecology has increasing relevance to literature. Ecology embraces ambiguity, multiple states of being, and reciprocity between humans and nature. The practice of ecological restoration incorporates spirituality with science. Ecologist and writer Don Gayton will open up some of the concepts and paradoxes of ecology as new material for writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

 

Workshop fees are $25 for one workshop or $35 for both, and $15 or $25 for students and PEI Writers’ Guild members. For further information about his workshops and reading, and to register for workshops, contact the English Department: 566-0389 or tjohnston@upei.ca.

Stuart McLean says that “Don Gayton has the eye of a scientist and the soul of a poet.” Gayton writes in his website, “As a reader, fiction has always been my first love, followed closely by scientific journals. So as a writer, I like to threaten the fortified boundaries of non-fiction, shouting and waving my arms. More and more I gravitate to story as our primal form of communication.” He also writes that “Science is the undiscovered country of the literary imagination.”

Gayton has won the US National Outdoor Book Award, the Canadian Science Writers Award, and the Peace Corps Travel Book Award. His books include The Wheatgrass Mechanism, Interwoven Wild, Okanagan Odyssey, and Man Facing West. His articles have appeared in Canadian Geographic, Equinox, Journal of Ecosystems and Management, among others. He is currently working on a historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest, and lives in he Okanagan Valley, where he tends his Yippe Calle Vineyard.

Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards

Fiction

For: a full-length novel
Prize: $2,000 and a silver medal
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Entry Fee: $40

 

Canadian History

For: a work of historical non-fiction on a Canadian topic
Prize: $2,000 and a silver medal
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Entry Fee: $40

 

Poetry

For: a volume of poetry by one poet
Prize: $2,000 and a silver medal
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Entry Fee: $40

 

For details, visit: http://canadianauthors.org/national/caa-literary-awards/submit-for-an-award/

37th Annual Atlantic Writing Competition

The deadline for entries to the 37th annual Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC) is February 3, 2014. The AWC is an annual program designed to recognize and support work by unpublished writers in all four Atlantic provinces. Why not take some time over the holidays to polish your submission? For details concerning eligibility, submission procedures, adjudication process, and timeline, please review the AWC guidelines here: http://writers.ns.ca/competitions/atlantic-writing-competition-unpublished-manuscripts.html.

 

If you have any questions, please contact programs@writers.ns.ca.

 

Happy writing!

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/

 

Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award

For: a Canadian writer under 30 deemed to show exceptional promise in the field of literary creation

Prize: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2014

Entry Fee: None

For more details, visit: http://canadianauthors.org/national/caa-literary-awards/submit-for-an-award/
 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Kim Smith

I live with husband, dogs, cats, sheep and chickens on a small hobby farm. We’ve lived on PEI now for 6 years.

 

I am not a prolific writer but have been published in More PEI Tales, Country Magazine, Women On Writing, as well as several Vancouver Island anthologies.

 

My competition highlights include once placing 2nd in the Island Literary Awards, and an honorable mention in the Atlantic Writing Competition.

 

I am a member of an online writing group based out of the U.K. – I like this group as there are monthly writing challenges with deadlines. I work best under pressure!

 

My favorite style of writing is flash fiction, though lately I’ve been reviving an interest in poetry.

 

Due to a combination of illnesses, I do not get out much, and I work from home as a ghost-writer and social media marketer (specialize in writing articles and guest posts), plus I also do the bookkeeping for the Point Prim Lighthouse!

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

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.

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. Pays up to $300 for fiction up to 3,000 
words, poetry to four pages, and drama to 15 pages.

Carpe Articulum Literary Review

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

A&U

http://aumag.org/wordpress/?page_id=199

As a national, nonprofit HIV/AIDS magazine, A&U is interested in publishing original literature, art, opinion, and reportage relating in any way to the AIDS pandemic. Fiction up to 1,000 words. Shorter poetry preferred. We encourage all topics related to HIV/AIDS, including international perspectives, personal accounts, historical perspectives, and personal responses to HIV-related art or artists. We also welcome English translations of work that is unpublished or previously published in a language other than 
English. See the magazine’s themes. Essays up to 700 words.Features up to 2,000 words. Reviews as well. Good guidelines. Pays up to $300.

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!           

ANALOG

http://www.analogsf.com/information/submissions.shtml

Basically, we publish science fiction stories. That is, stories in which some aspect of future science or technology is so integral to the plot that, if that aspect were removed, the story would collapse. The science can be physical, sociological, psychological. The technology can be anything from electronic engineering to biogenetic engineering. But the stories must be strong and realistic, with believable people (who needn’t be human) doing believable things-–no matter how fantastic the background might be. Fact articles for Analog should be about 4,000 words in length and should deal with subjects of not only current but future interest, i.e., with topics at the present frontiers of research whose likely future developments have implications of wide interest. Illustrations should be provided by the author in camera-ready form.

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.

Brick

Brick accepts unsolicited manuscripts of literary non-fiction about books, writers, and literary pursuits only. Submissions must be previously unpublished. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Average pay is $100 to $400 for 250 to 3,500 words. Fees based on type of article and length.

We urge you to familiarize yourself with the magazine and the kind of writing we publish before you submit to Brick. As we do not consider query letters, reading a few issues of the magazine is the best way to determine whether your work matches our style.

Please note that we do not accept fiction or poetry submissions at all, nor do we consider unsolicited artwork. The poetry and fiction that appear in Brick are solicited by the editorial board, as Brick is primarily a magazine of literary non-fiction. Fiction and poetry submissions will not be read.

Brick does not accept emailed submissions. Please send your manuscript by mail to the following address:

Brick
P.O. Box 609, Stn P
Toronto, ON M5S 2Y4
Canada

For more information, visit http://brickmag.com/submissions

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.

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

GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH

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

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

Who is eligible?

 

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

IDEA PUBLICATIONS

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

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

IDEA Fitness Journal

IDEA Trainer Success

IDEA Fitness Manager

IDEA Pilates Today

International and National journals of English Language and Literature

Dear Authors,

 

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

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

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

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

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

Kindly forward this to your friends and invite them also.

Seeking your kind cooperation in this regard and we remain.

Best Regards,

Chairman,

Dr. JK Research Foundation, Chennai.

Mobile: 0091  9245777148  / 0091  9486068813

 

The Island Review

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

submissions@theislandreview.com

 

www.theislandreview.com

www.facebook.com/theislandreview

The Journal

http://thejournalmag.org/

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

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

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

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

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

Please address all concerns or queries to the appropriate editor:

Managing Editor, managingeditor@thejournalmag.org

Fiction Editor, fiction@thejournalmag.org

Nonfiction Editor, nonfiction@thejournalmag.org

Poetry Editor, poetry@thejournalmag.org

LADIES HOME JOURNAL

http://www.lhj.com/community/your-stories/how-to-write-for-ladies-home-journal/

A leading American magazine targeted towards 30-55 year-old women who recognize the importance of taking time for themselves. Tone is always optimistic. Finance features (1,800 words); essays about motherhood (1,200-1,800); “This Mom’s Life,” first-person experience about being a mom (1,200-1,800); “Strong,” the health section; “Pet Project,” first-person essays about pets (1,200-1,800); feature well (1,800-2,400); health section/BOB (1,800); psychology features for the FOB (1,800 words). Personal essays are very welcome, even for health and psychology stories. Freelancers can write these from their own experience or tell a source’s story. Personal essays are also the best bet for new writers. Pays up to $2/word, but essays and first person editorials normally pay less.

For finance, personal essays, mom essays and features, Lorraine.Glennon@meredith.com

For personal essays and mom essays, Louise.Sloan@meredith.com

For personal essays, Jessica.Brown@meredith.com

For health, Julie.Bain@meredith.com

For cover stories on celebrities, Susan.Pocharski@meredith.com

For “Pet Project,” Amanda.Wolfe@meredith.com

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

 

ONE TEEN STORY

http://www.oneteenstory.com/index.php?page=submit

Unsolicited submissions are accepted from February 1 to April 30, 2013. One Teen Story accepts submissions from writers of all ages. Most of the stories we publish are by adult authors writing for a young-adult audience. While teen writers are welcome to submit during our regular submission period, we encourage them to submit instead to our teen contest, which opens on May 1. One Teen Story is looking for great short stories written for the young adult audience ages 14 and up. We’re open to all genres of literary fiction between 2,000 and 4,500 words. Because of our format, we can only accept stories that are strong enough to stand alone. One Teen Story is offering $500 and 25 contributor copies for first North American serial rights. All rights will revert to the author upon publication.

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

REAL SIMPLE

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/technology/about-real-simple-00000000007419/index.html#contact

Real Simple is the magazine for women who are very busy and want ways to simplify their lives. Magazine is particularly friendly to freelancers in the front of the book area to include “Health” (1,500 words) and “Money” (1,000 words). Features are harder to obtain, but they are 1,000 to 3,000 and open to freelance pitches. “Food” and “Fashion” are difficult to obtain. If pitching to “Life Lessons,” you must have ample magazine publishing experience or a couple books to your name. There is a light chance of obtaining a gig online in the Work and Life area. Pays up to $2/word.

For “Home,” associate editor Stephanie_Sisco@realsimple.com

For “Money” and “Life Lessons,” deputy editor Noelle_Howey@realsimple.com

For “Beauty,” beauty director Didi_Gluck@realsimple.com

For “Health” and “Family,” health editor Julia_Edelstein@realsimple.com

For the Web, Kathleen_Harris@realsimple.com or Maura_Fritz@realsimple.com

For “Life Lessons,” Julia_Edelstein@realsimple.com

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 THREEPENNY REVIEW

http://threepennyreview.com/submissions.html

Please submit after January 1, 2014. At present The Threepenny Review is paying $400 per short story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. This payment buys first serial rights in our print and digital editions, and the copyright then reverts to the author immediately upon publication. As a rule, critical articles should be about 1200 to 2500 words, Table Talk items 1000 words or less, stories and memoirs 4000 words or less, and poetry 100 lines or less.

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.

Verbal Art & Phenomenal Literature

Submissions are invited for two literary journals: VerbalArt & Phenomenal Literature. Please visit following links for complete submission guidelines:

 

1. http://verbalart.in/submit-1.html

 

2. http://phenomenalliterature.com/submit.html

 

Looking forward to your quality submissions

 

best wishes

 

Chief Editor

Dr Vivekanand Jha

www.vivekanandjha.com

http://poetvjha.com

 

Associate Editor

Dr Rajnish Mishra

http://rajnishmishravns.wordpress.com/

 

VerbalArt

www.verbalart.in

www.phenomenalliterature.com

www.authorspressbooks.com

http://authorspressbooks.wordpress.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

1st Annual Junior Authors Poetry Contest

FREE INTERNATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

Ages 9 to 21 | All Countries

Now Open – Deadline January 31st 2014

For details, visit: http://laurathomascommunications.com/junior-authors-poetry-contest/?utm_source=January+2014+Canadian+Authors+Communique&utm_campaign=CanAuthors2013&utm_medium=email

The Chudleigh Phoenix 2014 Short Story Competition is Now Accepting Entries

Stop Press News: First prize doubled to £200

 

Competition Rules

 

Stories must be between 1200 and 1500 words long, with an open theme

 

Closing date for entries: 23:59 GMT on 31st January 2014

 

Results will be announced in the April issue of Chudleigh Phoenix (due out on 15th April 2014) and on this website

 

Entries must be in English and must be typed

Entries may be submitted by post or electronically via email

 

Entry fees are: £5 for one story; £9 for two; or £12 for three. Fees must be paid in sterling; no other currencies will be accepted.

 

For more details, visit: http://www.chudleighphoenix.co.uk/2014comp.html

The Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest

The Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest recognizes outstanding pieces of fiction that push the boundaries of genre and/or form. Surprise us! Show us something we’ve never seen before. Note: As with our regular submissions, we ARE open to realist fiction and work that may veer towards the hard genre but are most interested in stories that work between these realms and/or is innovative in the way a story is told.

First Place Award: $500 and publication online and in our prize chapbook

Second Place: Publication online and in our prize chapbook

Up to three finalists will also be considered for publication on our site.

~Winners and finalists will also have the opportunity to speak about their submission as part of a contest special features section. ~

3. Submit anytime between October 15th 2013 and January 31st, 2014 via our submissions manager. The entry fee is $15, payable during the time of submission.

4. Results will be posted to the website by early April. Finalists and winners will be notified by email.

5. For questions, email psychopompmag@gmail.com with “Contest Question” in the subject heading.

For more details, visit http://psychopompmag.com/contests/

Rowley Prize

First-time biographers: a new prize of $2000, sponsored by the Biographers International Organization (BIO), includes publicity by BIO, and a year’s free membership. The winner of the BIO/Hazel Rowley Prize for Best Proposal for a First Biography will be announced at BIO’s fifth annual conference, to be held in Boston May 17, 2014. In addition to the $2000, the prize guarantees a close reading of your proposal by an agent who will bring your project to the attention of editors and publishers who are actively seeking to publish biography. BIO is a grassroots organization of writers, educators, publishing experts, readers and others who support the art and craft of biography. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2014.

Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media Awards

Who will win the 2014 GRAND PRIZE Blue Ribbon for BEST BOOK and $1,000 dollars (U.S.) prize money?

In addition to the Grand Prize for Best Overall Book, CBR will select

TEN AWARD WINNING BOOKS  as CBR’s  BEST OF THE BEST BOOKS 2014

$3,500 in total will be awarded to CBR’s 2014 Best Books!  AND CBR’s BEST BOOK stickers and digital stickers!

Best Overall Book for 2014 Genre Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions will each win $250 dollars (U.S.).

Cygnus Awards for SciFi & Fantasy

Journey Awards for Narrative Non-Fiction

Mystery & Mayhem Awards for Cozy Mysteries

Dante Rossetti Awards for YA Fiction

The Chatelaine Awards for Romantic Fiction

The Chaucer Awards for Historical Fiction

The Laramie Awards for Western and Post Civil War Fiction

The Paranormal Awards for Speculative Fiction and Non-fiction

The CLUE Awards for Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Fiction

The Somerset Awards for Contemporary, Mainstream, and Blended Genres

Deadlines begin January 31, 2014. For more details, visit http://chantireviews.com/

The Cygnus Awards – Fantasy and SciFi Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Contest – 2014

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: Jan. 31st, 2014.

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

The Cygnus Awards First Place Award Winning Authors will receive:

Award winning books will be placed on the Chanticleer Book Shelves (which sell and promote the winning titles). Our CBR Book Shelves are located in participating Independent Book Stores across the U.S.

A coveted Chanticleer Book Review

A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name, Author Name, and Book Title to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals

Digital award stickers for on-line promotion

Adhesive book stickers

Shelf-talkers and other promotional items

Promotion in print and on-line media

Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications

Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter

And the 1st Place Award winners will automatically be entered into the GRAND PRIZE AWARD for title of The Best of the CBR Award Winning Books of 2014!

The Cygnus Awards Categories are:

Steampunk

Science Fiction

Time Travel

Fantasy

Paranormal

Mythological

Soft Sci-Fi/Young Adult

Speculative Fiction

For more details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521218

William Saroyan International Prize for Writing


The Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation jointly award the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a biennial competition for newly-published books.

 The prize commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of William Saroyan – author, artist, dramatist, composer – and is intended to encourage new or emerging writers, rather than to recognize established literary figures. 

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Prize and must be received by January 31, 2014. Please view the FAQ page for further information.
 http://library.stanford.edu/projects/william-saroyan-international-prize-writing

THE LAMAR YORK PRIZES FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION

Two prizes of $1,000.00 each and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the annual Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, which honor the founder and former editor of The Chattahoochee Review.

 

Submit stories and essays of up to 5,000 words, double-spaced.

Entries must be submitted via Submittable under the prize categories in Fiction and Nonfiction between October 1 and January 31. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submissions are judged anonymously. Please remove identifying information from the submission file itself. We would greatly appreciate a note letting us know how you heard about the contest in your cover letter.

Simultaneous submissions are discouraged but permissible, though we ask to be notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere (gpccr@gpc.edu).

An entry fee of $15 (nonrefundable) includes a one-year subscription to The Chattahoochee Review beginning with the Spring issue. Each additional entry requires a separate fee but may include a gift subscription; please make a note with payment.

More details at http://thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu/prizes.htm

The CWA Debut Dagger

Fancy a stab at Crime Writing?

For 15 years the CWA has been encouraging new writing with its Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers. The submissions are judged by a panel of top crime editors and agents, and the short listed entries are sent to publishers and agents.

The 2014 Competition opened on Friday 1st November 2013 and runs until Friday 31st January 2014. The shortlist will be announced at Crimefest in May and the overall winner will be announced at the CWA Dagger Awards Dinner shortly after.

The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially. The first prize is £700, kindly sponsored by Orion, and all shortlisted entrants will receive a professional assessment of their entries. Winning the Debut Dagger doesn’t guarantee you’ll get published. But it does mean your work will be seen by leading agents and top editors, who have signed up over two dozen winners and shortlisted Debut Dagger competitors.

The 2014 Debut Dagger competition runs from 1 November 2013 and closes on 31 January 2014. The fee for entries is £25.

For more details, visit http://www.thecwa.co.uk/daggers/debut/index.html

New Millennium Writings 37th Awards

is now accepting submissions for our Thirty-seventh Consecutive Awards for Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction.

 

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Writing competition winners will be published in NMW and on this website.

$4,000 offered in Literary Grants and Awards, Plus Publication

$1,000 for best Poem

$1,000 for best Fiction

$1,000 for best Nonfiction

$1,000 for best Short-short Fiction

 

For details, visit http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php

Grayson Books Chapbook Competition

Postmark Deadline: January 31, 2014

Prize: $500, publication of chapbook and 50 copies

Reading fee: $18, payable to Grayson Books

Submit: 16-24 pages of poetry, two cover sheets (one with contact information and one anonymous)

SASE for results only

Online entries welcome via Submittable

 

Simultaneous submissions are permissible if we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

 

This year’s judge is Edwina Trentham, editor of Freshwater, a national poetry journal, and author of Stumbling into the Light. She teaches poetry at Asnuntuck Community College and was also a Visiting Instructor in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University for seventeen years.

 

Please mail your entry and fee to:

Grayson Books

P.O. Box 270549

West Hartford, CT 06127-0549

 

Details at http://www.graysonbooks.com/co/article-submission.aspx

www.graysonbooks.com

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Short Memoir Writing Contest 2014

Everyone must have a memoir. Not an autobiography. Too many rules. Too much adherence to fact, to structure, to convention. A memoir gives licence – to interpret, to create, to fabricate, to make sense of a life, or part of that life. Go for it! Write a piece of your life, send it to Fish. Who knows, it might be published.

Judge: Dermot Healy 
Closing: 31st January 2014
Results: 10 April 2014
Anthology published: July 2014
Max length: 4,000 words

Prizes

The winner and nine runners-up will be published in the 2014 Fish Anthology.

First – €1,000

The ten published authors will each receive five copies of the Anthology and will be invited to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.

AKC 27th Annual Fiction Writing Contest

The American Kennel Club is now accepting entries. Postmark deadline January 31, 2014.

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $250, 3rd place – $100 + publication in AKC Family Dog (depending on available space)

For details, visit http://classic.akc.org/pubs/fictioncontest/2013/fiction_contest_2013.html

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.

Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest

Canada’s favourite writing contest is back! Enter now for your chance at literary fame and fortune.

 

How it works:

1) Send us a story and a postcard—the relationship can be as strong or as tangential as you like, so long as there is a clear connection between the story and the image.

2) If you’re not sure where to look for a postcard, you can make your own or visit Wikimedia Commons.

3) The story can be fiction or non-fiction; maximum length is 500 words.

For a classic example of a postcard story, read “How to Survive in the Woods” or “Death in the Family.

Visit our postcard story archive for more examples of notable stories.

Prizes:

First Prize: $500

Second Prize: $250

Third Prize: $150

All winning entries will be published in Geist and on geist.com

Honourable Mentions: Swell Geist gifts and publication on geist.com

Entry Fee: $20

Includes a one-year subscription to Geist, Canada’s favourite literary magazine. International entrants will receive the digital edition.

All additional entries are $5.

DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2014.

See more at: http://www.geist.com/contests/postcard-contest/#sthash.8GnMb2KQ.dpuf

TIDE LOCK PRIZE

$5.00 USD

Ends on 2/1/2014

 

Waxing Press is looking for exciting new works of fiction in the form of a novel, novella, or collection of stories. One single prizewinner will be selected to have her/his work published in both print and digital editions.

Guidelines:

Submissions must be 150 pages or longer for consideration. (approx. 35,000 words or more)

Please include a very brief cover letter with current contact information.

To ensure equal care, we will be blind reading all manuscripts. In order to do this, we ask that you please remove your name and contact information from your manuscript file.

Previously published manuscripts cannot be considered unless the work was published uncollected, or in a different form. If you have specific questions regarding your previously published work, please e-mail us: info@waxingpress.com

A winner will be announced in March 2014.

For more details, visit: https://waxingpress.submittable.com/submit

Phoebe Journal 2014 Winter Writing Contests

Contest Submissions Are Open

We are now accepting submissions for our annual fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry contests. The winners will be published this spring in Phoebe 43.1. We encourage you to take a look at our past contest winners. We are thrilled to be working with such talented judges, and look forward to reading your work. Submit online and send us the best you’ve got!

Greg Grummer Poetry Award

Judge: Eduardo C. Corral

DEADLINE: February 1, 2014

PRIZE: $1,000, publication in Phoebe 43.1, and a one year subscription.
 ENTRY FEE: $17

SUBMISSION SIZE: Up to 4 poems per submission, totaling no more than 10 pages.

 

Winter Fiction Contest

Judge: Benjamin Percy

DEADLINE: February 1, 2014

ENTRY FEE: $17

PRIZE: $1,000, publication in Phoebe 43.1, and a one year subscription.

SUBMISSION SIZE: 1 piece per submission, up to 7,500 words. We will not consider novel excerpts.

Annual Creative Nonfiction Prize

Judge: Cheryl Strayed

DEADLINE: February 1, 2014

PRIZE: $750, publication in Phoebe 43.1, and a one year subscription.

ENTRY FEE: $17

SUBMISSION SIZE: 1 piece per submission, up to 5,000 words.

More details at http://www.phoebejournal.com/2014-winter-writing-contests/

W.B. Yeats Society of N.Y. 2013 Poetry Competition

The W.B. Yeats Society of New York poetry competition is open to members and nonmembers of any age, from any locality. Poems in English up to 60 lines, not previously published, on any subject may be submitted. Each poem (judged separately) typed on an 8½ x 11-inch sheet without author’s name; attach 3×5-inch card with name, address, telephone, e-mail. Entry fee is $8 for the first poem and $7 for each additional. Include self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a copy of the report, like this one. A list of winners is posted on our Web site around March 31. First prize $250, second prize $100. Winners and honorable mentions receive one-year memberships in the Society and are honored at a Society event. Authors retain rights, but grant us the right to publish/broadcast winning entries. These are the complete guidelines; no entry form is necessary.

The deadline for our 2014 competition is February 1st. Awards will be presented at an event in April. For information on our other programs, or on membership ($40 and $30 per year, full-time students $15), visit our website, or write us at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York NY 10003.

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.

9th Accenti Magazine’s Writing Contest

The Accenti Magazine is currently publicizing its 9th Writing Contest, open to prose works (fiction and non fiction) worldwide.

The topic is open and the top prize is $1000.00 (CDN) and publication in Accenti. Entries must be previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication. Thus, entries must be original and not a translation of a previously published work, although these can be an English translation of the author’s unpublished original work in another language. The maximum length for submissions is 2000 words.

The competition’s deadline is 7th February 2014, and all the submissions will be blind judged. For more details about the 9th Accenti Magazine Writing contest, please visit: http://www.accenti.ca/writing-contest

Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Flash Fiction) — 2014

(2011 Results HERE) | (2012 Results HERE) | (2013 Results HERE)

$500 prize for the best poem, and $500 prize for the best short story (flash fiction), plus publication in Able Muse (the print journal).
Finalists in each category will also be considered for publication.

Entry deadline: February 15, 2014

Visit http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-write-prize for details.

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

ERMA BOMBECK WRITING COMPETITION

http://www.wclibrary.info/erma/index.asp

$15 ENTRY FEE.

Capture the essence of Erma’s writings and you could win $500 and a free registration to the Erma 
Bombeck Writers Workshop!

Deadline February 17, 2014.

Entries are accepted from anywhere in the 
world. Entry must be written in English. Limit one entry total (not per category) per person. Personal essay must be 450 words or less (entries of more than 450 words will be disqualified). Two categories: humor and human interest.

The CBR Journey Awards for Narrative Non-fiction Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Contest – 2014

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: February 28th, 2014;

Two Divisions: Self-published, Indie Published, Traditionally Published Division and Completed Manuscripts Division

For more details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521217

Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2014

This is an opportunity to attempt what is one of the most difficult and rewarding tasks – to create, in a tiny fragment, a completely resolved and compelling story in 300 words or less. The Flash Fiction Stories are wonderfully entertaining to read and challenging to write, but we love it and so do the readers of our Anthology. This is a chance to get a story, however small, into this year’s Fish Anthology.

Judge: Glenn Patterson

Closing: 28 Feb 2014

Results: 10 April 2014

Anthology published: July 2014

Max length: 300 words

 

Ten stories will be published in the 2014 Fish Anthology.

First – €1,000

The ten published authors will each receive five copies of the Anthology and will be invited to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.

 

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

2014 Lynn Manuel Children’s Fiction Contest

Eligibility

The contest is open to Canadian and US residents who have not previously published a novel for children. Manuscripts submitted for publication elsewhere are not eligible. Previously self-published novels are eligible.

 

Manuscript Guidelines

We are looking for an engaging voice, well-developed characters, and a strong storyline. Your novel should appeal to children aged somewhere between 7 and 16 years. The length of your manuscript needs to be no less than 25,000 words and no more than 75,000 words. There is no theme, but we do not wish to see stories that advocate hatred or violence. Multiple entries are welcome, so long as each entry is accompanied by its own entry fee.

 

Submission Guidelines

Submit the 1st chapter (maximum 15 pages) of your unpublished manuscript plus a synopsis of your novel (maximum 5 pages) between September 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014. The seven longlisted finalists must be able to provide the finished manuscript upon notification of longlist on May 31, 2014. Winner will be announced Summer 2014. The seven longlisted finalists must be able to provide the finished manuscript upon notification of longlist on May 31, 2014.

We use Submittable, a secure online submissions management tool, to handle our submissions. When you submit your entry, you will also be creating a Submittable account that will allow you to log in whenever you like to check the status of your submission (e.g., Received, In-progress, etc.). If you run into any problems, please email info@grasmerepublishing.com or if you are absolutely not able to submit online, mail your submission: 204-111 Station Street, Duncan, BC, Canada V9L 1M8.

 

For more details, visit: http://grasmerepublishing.com/?utm_source=January+2014+Canadian+Authors+Communique&utm_campaign=CanAuthors2013&utm_medium=email

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.

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

CINESTORY FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS

http://www.cinestory.org

ENTRY FEE: $35-$80. 
Seeking up-and-coming screenwriters for developmental mentorship program. Prizes include cash award, free tuition, room and board at the Cinestory Writers Retreat, 12-month fellowship with two Hollywood professionals, and other prizes for first place; cash, mentorship, and other prizes for second and third place. Submit original feature-length screenplay (85-130 pages) in any genre.   Deadline: December 15, 2013 (early), January 15, 2014 (regular), February 15, 2014 (late), March 5, 2014 (extended).

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.

MSLEXIA SHORT STORY COMPETITION

https://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/scomp_active.php

A competition for unpublished short stories of up to 2,200 words. We accept work on all subjects, so write about anything and everything you fancy – we love to read it. First prize £2,000 plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Chawton House Library, and a day with a Virago editor. Second prize: £500. Third prize: £250. Three other finalists each receive £100. Deadline March 17, 2014. All winning stories will be published in the Jun/Jul/Aug 2014 edition of Mslexia.

PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE AWARDS

with over $2000 in Prizes!

 

Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) announces the inaugural Prime Number Magazine Awards with over $2000 in prizes and publication for our winning entries in Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Story, Flash Nonfiction, and Creative Nonfiction. Before entering, please read the following guidelines carefully.

 

Submission period: Now until March 31, 2014 online using Submittable, your free, online submissions manager. Multiple submissions are accepted; each entry requires a separate reading fee.

 

Finalists announced: No later than June 1, 2014

Winners Announced: No later than August 1, 2014

Reading Fee: $13 per entry

Deadline: March 31

 

For more details, visit: http://www.primenumbermagazine.com/Awards_2014.html

Mystery & Mayhem Awards (M&Ms) – Cozy Mystery Novels Writing Contest 2014

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: March 31st, 2014

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521076

The Fish Poetry Prize

The Fish Poetry Prize was established in 2006. Previous judges include Billy Collins, Brian Turner, Leanne O’Sullivan, Michael McCarthy, Peter Fallon, Matthew Sweeney and Paul Durcan.

Closes: 31 March 2014

Results: 15 May 2014

Judge: Ruth Padel

Max Length: 300 words

 

 Ten poems will be published in the 2014 Fish Anthology.

First – €1,000

Second – A week in residence at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, West Cork, Ireland.

The ten published authors will each receive five copies of the Anthology and will be invited to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.

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/

CanWrite! Contest

CanWrite! 2014 Conference Short Story Contest Rules

Canadian Authors’ CanWrite! short story contest is back — and so is your chance to win cash, attend a great conference and get published.

Deadline: April 1, 2014 (Canada Post postmark date)

Who Can Enter
Entrants must be
• at least 18 years old,
• Canadian citizens or permanent residents

What You Can Enter
Entries must be
• original and previously unpublished, non-contracted works of fiction
• maximum of 1500 words
• typed, double-spaced, single-sided, and paginated, using a 12-point regular font , one-inch margins and regular white paper (The title of your story should appear at the top of every page along with the page number)

How to Enter
• Fill out and sign one official CanWrite! Contest entry form for each story you submit. (Stories without a completed entry form, including signature, and entry fee will not be eligible.)
• Submit 3 copies of each story you are submitting (your name should not appear on any pages of your story.
• Include a cheque or money order for $20 CAD for every story being submitted, payable to Canadian Authors Association. Do not send cash.
• Mail your entry package to the address indicated on the entry form

Ticket to Write Playwriting Contest

The Ticket to Write playwriting contest – launched as a Beatles-themed Festival – is now open for entries for the third year when the selected plays will be performed at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre on July 15 and 16.

 

The 2014 Festival has two new exciting changes:

 

Plays need not just have themes on The Beatles – they can include the wider Mersey Music scene of the 60s.

 

Plays entered should now be one-act 40 – 45 minute dramas rather than 15-minute offerings.

 

As usual the plays can be about the people, stories inspired by songs and song-titles or any genuine connection with The Beatles or the Mersey Scene of that period.

The winner gets a tasty £150 and it costs £20 to enter. Entries must be in by Friday, April 18.

 

All plays will be assessed anonymously by a theatre professional and three will go forward to be performed on both nights of the final when the audience vote will count towards the final result.

 

All entries will receive a considered written critique from the assessor who will receive £10 of the entry fee.

 

Full details, including fees and guidance for non-UK entries, are under How To Enter on our website www.acedrama.co.uk

 

Trio House Press Book Awards: November 1-April 30
 

Trio House Press gives two awards annually: the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry.

 

The Trio Award for First or Second Book includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books.  The Trio Award for First or Second Book is only open to poets with less than two books published.

 

The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books.  The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence is open to ALL poets, regardless of publication history.

 

Each award winner receives $1000 and twenty copies of his or her book. Additionally, each winner must serve as a Collective Member of Trio House Press for twenty-four months after publication in order to assist with the press and bringing more Trio books into print.

 

Our reading period for both awards is November 1 through April 30 Manuscripts received outside of this reading period will not be considered. Our submissions fee is $25 per manuscript for all award reading periods.

For more details, visit: http://www.triohousepress.org/submissions.html

The Dante Rossetti Awards – Young Adult Novels Writing Contest 2014

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521206

2014 BRISTOL SHORT STORY PRIZE

Please read the rules carefully before entering.

1. Closing date for receipt of entries is 30th April 2014 at midnight BST.

2. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date, 30th April 2014.

3. The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words (does not include title), there is no minimum length. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Children’s etc.).

4. Entries can be made online or by post. There is no geographical restriction on entry- the Bristol Short Story Prize is open to everyone, whether they are based in the UK or outside the UK. All entries should be in English. Postal entries will only be accepted as printed typescripts. There are no specific formatting requirements – font type, font size, line spacing etc. Writers may format their work in the way they feel is most appropriate. Please send postal entry/entries to: Bristol Short Story Prize, Unit 5.16, Paintworks, Bath Road Bristol BS4 3EH

5. Authors may enter as many stories as they like. There is an entry fee of £8 for each story submitted. Payment for online entries should be made via the website. Payment for postal entries should be made by cheque. Cheque payments must be in pounds sterling and cheques should be made payable to ‘Bristol Short Story Prize Ltd.’. Each postal submission must be accompanied by an entry form.

More details at http://www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/

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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The Chatelaine Awards – Romance Fiction Writing Contests 2014

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: May 31st, 2014

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521080

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David Burland Poetry Prize

Closing Date:           31 May 2014

Entry Fee:         £8 – (first poem), £4 – each additional poem

Prizes:         £500         – first prize, recording with text, CD

£100         – second prize + CD

£30         – third prize + CD

First Prize will be awarded for each Language Category.

Entries accepted from writers of any nationality writing in either French or English

All writers 18 years of age and over

Entries should be your own work and not a translation of another poet’s work

Each poem will be judged separately

Submissions should not have been published prior to the competition and results

each poem to be clearly presented on separate pages with its title BUT not name of Author

Entries to be sent by post to Anna Burland Services UK

Entries by email will not be accepted

enquiries by email may be made to annaburland@btconnect.com

Payment can be made on line via Pay Pal. Please remember to quote your Pay Pal Reference on your entry form

Cheque payments to be in Pounds Sterling and payable to Anna Burland Services

If your entry wins first prize, you give Anna Burland Service license to publish and record Your work online and in future Anthologies. As copyright holder of the winning work you are free to publish your work AFTER the David Burland Poetry Prize has been announced and placed on our site.

Announcement of the winners will be 01 August 2014.

For more details, visit http://www.davidburlandpoetryprize.com/index.html

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/

7th Annual Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest

FREE INTERNATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

Ages 9 to 21 | All Countries

Opens February 1, 2014

 

Note to Past Participants: We have two important changes to the rules this year: 1) stories over 1,000 words will not be judged; 2) stories that do not have contact information at the top of the first page will not be judged. Also new, all finalists will be receiving a Certificate of Achievement this year, not just the winners. ~ Laura

 

Deadline June 30, 2014
Finalists Announced September 20, 2014
Winners Announced Live October 18, 2014 at the Junior Authors Writers Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

 

For more details, visit: http://laurathomascommunications.com/juniorauthorscontest/

The Chaucer Awards – Historical Fiction Contest 2014

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: June 30th, 2014

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For more details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521105

The Laramie Awards – Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s for 2014

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: July 31st, 2014

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For more details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521125

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/  

Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Writing Contest 2014 – The Clue Awards

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: September 30th, 2014.

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For more details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521209

Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2014  – The Somerset Awards

1st Place Category Award Winners for the Somerset Awards will compete for the 2014 Grand Blue Ribbon Prize.

Deadline: November 30th, 2014.

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For more details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521214

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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Call for registration: 2014 Writers’ Guild of Alberta Banff Retreat

Retreat dates: January 31 – February 9, 2014

Registration deadline: January 8, 2014

The annual WGA Banff Retreat is back! Enjoy uninterrupted writing time, be inspired by magnificent scenery, overcome writing challenges, or just renew your creative spirit at The Banff Centre. This self-guided retreat is open to writers at any stage of their career or writing project.

The WGA is pleased to announce J. Jill Robinson as the Writer-in-Residence for the 2014 retreat. Jill will be onsite to provide individual consultations for participants.

 Participants have the option to attend the full retreat (January 31 – February 9) or a half retreat (January 31 – February 4, or February 5 – 9).

If you have questions, please contact the WGA at 780.422.8174 or 1.800.665.5354 (toll free in Alberta), or by email at mail@writersguild.ab.ca.

WordsThaw 2014

Celebrate the coming of spring with The Malahat Review at #WordsThaw 2014, our second-annual spring symposium from February 20 to 22, 2014.

Thirty-eight poets, novelists, short story writers, and journalists are gathering at the University of Victoria on the second-last weekend of February. Some of these writers are loved local authors; others are from the B.C. mainland and the rest of Canada—you know, those mythical places somewhere across the Salish Sea and on the other side of the Rockies….

Register before February 14, 2014, and you’re eligible to sign up for a Brief Encounters session to have your work critiqued by a Victoria author.

Buy early, and you’ll save.

WordsThaw 2014 Full Pass

Until February 19:
 $40 regular/$30 students and Friends of The Malahat

BUY ADVANCE PASSES NOW:

Regular Pass ($40) | Student or Friend Pass ($30)

February 20–22:
$50 regular/$40 students and Friends of The Malahat

A #WordsThaw 2014 pass Includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review

 

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!

 

CanWrite! 2014 Conference

 

CanWrite! 2014 will be held June 19-22 in Orillia, Ontario

 

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Early-bird registration ends January 27, 2014

Registration period ends May 24, 2014

 

 

LITERARY MASTERS + WRITERS’ RETREAT + CONFERENCE!

The Canadian Authors Association’s annual CanWrite! conference is for aspiring, emerging and accomplished writers. We are once again incorporating a retreat element into our conference, but with a bit of a twist. Regular workshops and master classes are offered in the afternoons, and you have a selection of options for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings — an à la carte menu to make sure this writers’ conference meets your current needs.

 

WHAT’S UP THIS YEAR?

Moderated expressive writing circles

Guided forest hikes to spark your creativity

Yoga sessions

Special interest sessions

Pitch sessions with publishing professionals

 

WHAT’S ON THE PROGRAM?

Master classes for published and mid-career authors (held June 18)

Optional retreat mornings – personal writing, social or ‘me’ time

Selection of half-day afternoon workshops on the craft and business of writing

Book fair and author signings

Panel discussions on timely issues in the publishing industry

Exhibits by professionals offering specialized services to writers

Open mike readings

2014 CanAuthors Literary Awards

Canadian Authors Annual General Meeting

 

Location: Lakehead University, Orillia Campus

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.

Capacity Building Initiative: Travel Grants from Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.

Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 307.7 KB].

Applicants who cannot view the documents in PDF format can contact the Equity Office to receive documents in alternative formats. 

 

Program Description

Signed, audio and captioned videos summarizing this program are available.

These grants contribute to travel costs associated with participation in professional and career development activities in order for applicants to network, share knowledge, gain skills in specific arts practices and engage in dialogue about equity in the arts. No deadline. You may apply for one of the following fixed amounts to help cover your travel costs, based on excursion fares: $500, $750, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000 or $2,500. However, the two highest amounts ($2,000 and $2,500) are available only if you are traveling to or from northern Canada or to international destinations other than the United States and Europe. These grants cannot be used for travel that occurs before the date that the application is submitted. You might not be awarded the full amount requested.

For more information, visit: http://canadacouncil.ca/en/council/grants/find-a-grant/grants/capacity-building-initiative-travel-grants

 

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.

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/

Authorspress

Publishers of Scholarly Books

New Delhi, India

Website: www.authorspressbooks.com

Blog: www.authorspressbooks.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorspressindia?ref=hl

Email id: info@authorspressbooks.com

 

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THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS

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

brokenpencil

The magazine of zine culture and independent arts

http://www.brokenpencil.com/

Commonwealth Writers: A world of new fiction

            http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/

107 Countries, 193 Airlines, 212 Publications!

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

 

In-Flight Magazines Report

The Journaling Place

http://www.createwritenow.com/

 

Get started: write a journal!

THE MALAHAT REVIEW

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

Summer issue of Malahat lite and Malahat Review now available!

Shelf Unbound

New issue of Shelf Unbound!

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

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

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

Writers Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/

 

 

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I wanted to note how much I appreciate the work you do on this list. It comes to my box and excites opportunities in my mind. It spurs me on and opens doors. It is both accountability and inspiration.

    1. Thank you. I’m glad it is serving its purpose. Good luck in your writing endeavours!

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