The Writing Pool’s
Weekly Writing Post
2014 February 15-22 Edition
Welcome to The Writing Pool’s Weekly Writing Post! This is the same old PEIWG Weekly that you have been receiving with a brand new name and from now on, independent of the PEI Writers’ Guild. We will continue providing you with notices about contests, calls for submission, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. The Writing Pool fully supports The PEI Writers’ Guild and will continue to post notices for PEI and the PEIWG as they are made available.
If you no longer wish to receive this weekly newsletter, please send a blank message with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be some changes to the weekly newsletter, but it will largely remain the same. The biggest change will be that it will have a much broader scope than PEI. You may also suggest what you want to see added to the newsletter and if it is something that can be accommodated, it might be included!
As in the past, 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 email@example.com. Likewise, if you no longer wish to receive the Weekly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129774893747229/ and The Writing Pool blog at https://thewritingpool.wordpress.com/ . If you are still subscribed to the old blog at http://peiwritersguild.wordpress.com/ , you are invited to subscribe to the new blog as the old blog will eventually be deleted.
HOW TO WRITE FICTION – Creative Writing Course
Author and Assistant Professor Cindy Lapeña will teach a 10-week Creative Writing Course on How to Write Fiction, every Tuesday from March 25 to May 27, 2014 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. Venue will be in Charlottetown. Cost for the whole course is $250. To reserve a slot or register, call 367-2160 or go to www.artnwords.ca
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.
Vitality a New Vision Author Talk
What can you do to live a healthier life? How does the body gain or lose vitality? What makes us sick… what makes us well. Vaughn Jelliffe, author of “Vitality a New Vision,” will talk about how a healthy body functions and how its systems may fail on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m. In her newest book, Jelliffe examines how we can regain vibrant health, and discusses ways to avoid or eliminate many of the causes of disease. Topics covered include electromagnetic pollution, obesity, vaccines, and drugs such as the birth control pill.
CALLS FOR SUBMISSION
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 email@example.com with a brief description of your work-please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot. That’s it! I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can-within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if I request a full.
Thank you for your interest!
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
Creative literary review featuring poetry, fiction, reviews, and critical articles using original graphics. Fiction 500-3,000 words; book reviews 1,000-2,500 words; poetry 5-6 pages maximum. Fiction submitted between Oct. 1 and May 31 will be considered; fiction submitted between June 1 and September 30 will not be read. Pays on publication plus 2 copies. See website for guidelines.
Arc Poetry Magazine
Published 3 times a year.
Publishes poetry from Canada and abroad, as well as reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects. Unsolicited submissions of 5 poems maximum per author per reading period (September to May) may be submitted through the electronic submission manager on the website. For reviews, interviews and other prose, please query first. See website for web-exclusive content and more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS AND CRAFTS HOMES
Our Mission is to offer expert advice and perspective for those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts and Crafts spirit. Query. Articles are 750 to 1,200 words. Columns are 800 to 1,500 words. Pays up to $200 per page.
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: email@example.com or
Send submissions & queries to:
At Home in Translation
The Malahat Review
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Readers are of course bird enthusiasts, but they also appreciate a good environmental focus on related topics. “As most of the magazine’s writers are based on the coasts, freelancers located in the Midwest or another untapped locale with access to great nature stories automatically have a leg up on the competition.” A good break-in section is the FOB news section, 200-400 words. Also consider “Lifestyle” and “News you can use.” These are 750 words. Web-only content should cover the same nature-friendly topics as the print mag, with an added focus on longer news stories averaging 800-900 words. Include photo suggestions. Email with links to a few clips and a paragraph or two about the idea, along with your biographical information and where you’ve written before. Pays $1.25/word.
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.
Black Heart Magazine
Send us your best work via our submissions manager. Options are available for each genre; please choose appropriately (i.e. make sure your “poetry” submission is actually a poem and not a short story, as they will be routed to different editors). Stories beyond the stated word limit will not be read.
DEADLINE: THE 7TH OF EACH MONTH
The Bohemyth is OPEN for submissions. We are based in Dublin, Ireland – but there are no geographic restrictions for submitting. Each new issue of The Bohemyth will published on the 7th of each month. To be considered for publication within an issue, your submission must arrive within the first and last day of the previous month. We will only respond to successful submitters in the first week of each month. Occasionally we will give feedback to unsuccessful submitters. We are looking for contemporary short fiction with a literary bent. We want ideas that affect, engage, move and entertain. We want writing that is beautiful, poetic, thought-provoking, edgy, original and inspiring. We want images that linger in minds. We want words that beat out the beat of broken hearts. We want stories that seduce and savage souls.The word count is less than 2,000 words for short fiction pieces. Max of 2 fiction submissions at a time. We want poetry that attempts to communicate. Max of 6 poems. We want essays that ask more questions than they answer. Max of 2 essays. We are also interested in receiving photography submissions – please send us three to five images saved as jpegs. Include a short bio in the third person and send your submission in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Submission’ , and whatever category you’re submitting to, as the title of the email. If you want your blog/website/twitter handle included as part of you bio please send on full links to these.
All works must be the original creation of the writer/photographer. Copyright remains with the artist.
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
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
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.
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.
WANT TO BE A PART? Send your ideas, editorials, and questions to Hadassah Broscova at Editor-in-Chief@CarpeArticulum.com and you can get published in this international review! The best commentaries, articles, and questions for the editor will be included. Please register at our website, then make your submission. NO SUBMISSIONS ARE COMPLETE WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THANK YOU!
SUBMIT to Carpe Articulum Literary Review using Submishmash (click here)
These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines
SHORT FICTION……..MAR 30, SEPT 30
POETRY…………………MAR 30, SEPT 30
NOVELLA…………….. JAN 7
ESSAY/NON-FICT……JAN 7, AUG 30
PHOTOGRAPHY……. AUG 30
YOUNG WRITERS…….FEB 1
If deadlines are missed, the piece will automatically be entered into the next contest cycle for that particular genre.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels in Our Midst
**Please note this book was originally titled My Guardian Angel. If you already submitted a story or poem for that title please do not submit it to us again. We have it in our database and it will be considered for this title.** We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are “angels” because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies where you say that your loved one is now an angel. The deadline for story and poem submissions is March 31, 2014.
Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Overcoming Challenges/Finding Inner Strength
Our writers surprise us with their ability to Overcome Challenges and Find Their Inner Strength. It is amazing how people demonstrate resilience, find hope, and use positive thinking in situations they never dreamed would happen to them. We would like to know what challenges you have faced in your life and what you did to overcome them. Are you recovering from health problems, financial difficulties or the loss of a loved one? What changes did you make to help you cope with these issues and turn negative into positive? Your stories will give our readers inspiration and insight into how others are coping and let them know that there is hope and recovery even in adversity.The deadline for story and poem submissions for this title was October 31, 2013. We have extended it to MARCH 31, 2014. If you have already submitted a story or poem for this title please do not submit it again. We have it in our database and it will be considered for this book.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness
Have you ever noticed how forgiving someone frees you to move on with your life? It can be a major decision though, especially if you feel you were seriously wronged. For the “New Year New You” 2015 season we plan to publish a book about the power of forgiveness. Let us know how forgiving someone changed your life. It can be something small like forgiving a rude driver who cut you off, or it can be something big like forgiving someone who caused a major negative event in your life. How did forgiving someone change your life in a positive way? Were you able to reestablish a relationship after forgiving? Did letting go of your hurt feelings heal you and bring you a sense of peace? Help others find the same resolution by sharing your story. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is June 30, 2014.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about the Christmas Season
Our holiday books are very popular. We do a new edition every other year and so we are now collecting stories for our Christmas 2015 book. Share your special stories about the holiday season – including Chanukah and Kwanzaa – from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. Remember all of the stories in our Christmas books are “Santa Safe” – we don’t want to spoil the magic for children. The deadline for story and poem submissions is August 30, 2014.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories ABOUT Moms
We are collecting stories written by sons and daughters of all ages about their moms and stepmoms of all ages. Tell us what your mom has done for you. Is she always right? Do you still turn to her for advice? How has your relationship changed as you’ve gotten older? Is your mom a grandmother to your own children now? Share your best stories-ones that will make us laugh, cry, or nod our heads in recognition. We are not looking for general tributes (we know your mom is terrific) nor are we looking for biographies. We are looking for specific anecdotes about you and your mom or stepmom. The deadline for story and poem submissions is September 30, 2014.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories BY Moms
Every mom has great stories to tell, about the good days, the bad days, the funny times, and the heartwarming moments. Share your story with other moms – whether you’re a new mom with a baby, a multitasking mom with teenagers or college students, or a seasoned mom with grandchildren. Share those anecdotes from your life that illustrate what it means to be a mom or a stepmom. Make us smile, laugh, tear up, or nod our heads in recognition. The deadline for story and poem submissions is September 30, 2014.
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 email@example.com
Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing
We are currently seeking high-quality novel-length science fiction and fantasy submissions of all types. We are not interested in young adult, horror, erotica, religious fiction, short stories, dark/gruesome fantasy, or poetry. Guidelines are available at: http://www.edgewebsite.com/authors.html
Want to submit to EVENT? We publish fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Non-fiction submissions are only accepted via our yearly Non-Fiction Contest. While most of our writers are Canadian, we accept English-language submissions from writers in other countries.
Please see our Fiction & Poetry or our Cover Art Submission Checklists for more information on how, where and what to submit.
Fierce Ink Press is a new publishing label that publishes young adult books by Atlantic Canadian authors. Along with full-length books we will also be publishing Fierce Shorts, creative non-fiction pieces (5,000 to 10,00 words) about all things teen. Part of the proceeds from the sale of our Fierce Shorts will go to a local teen related charity of the author’s choice.
We are currently open to submissions for our Fierce Shorts. To get all the information you need check out our website, http://fierceinkpress.com/, where you will find our submission guide.
If you think you have a great idea for a Fierce Short, we’d love to hear from you!
About Fierce Ink Press:
Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Atlantic Canadian authors who write for young adults.
Social Media Links:
Google +: http://gplus.to/FierceInkPress
Magazine published for firefighters. Covers incidents, innovations, trends and adversity, changes and profiles. Loves photo stories. Submit using online form.
The Fog Horn
The Fog Horn publishes four fictional short stories a month, from Hollywood writers and new voices. Our stories are perfect for the modern reader: curated, engaging and consumable. And funny. And scary. Anything’s possible!
We’re on the hunt for brave new short stories: comedy, adventure, sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, horror — your favorite fiction genre is welcome here.
Is your story a tender, yet devastating robot love triangle? Or maybe a hilarious, yet devastating robot love triangle?
If you’re an established author or new voice, join us. We’re thrilled to offer competitive rates for published stories.
So we’re all on the same page, you won’t actually be sending us your story here. We ask some questions that help us get to know you and your voice, then we check out your stuff and if it seems right, we’ll contact you and ask for your story.
For submission guidelines, visit http://thefoghornmagazine.com/submit/
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
GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH
An enlightened online space for new writers to test-drive their work.
How it works: Emerging writers are invited to submit short written works online. Geist chooses and publishes one piece each month on a dedicated web page. Geist readers and like-minded people are then invited to comment on the featured work.
Who is eligible?
- Canadian students enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses and/or writing workshops are eligible.
- The writer should have no more than 2 short works published in established print or online magazines, books or websites. (Blogs, zines and in-house school publications are exempt.)
- For full details: http://www.geist.com/gewm
Are you overflowing with ideas on how to improve and streamline your fitness career? Are you an expert in a niche area of fitness and have you always wanted to publish your research? We want to hear from you! The editorial team is always looking for articles that serve the needs of fitness, wellness and health professionals. Magazines in this family include:
IDEA Fitness Journal
IDEA Trainer Success
IDEA Fitness Manager
IDEA Pilates Today
International and National journals of English Language and Literature
We are happy to announce the Call for Research Papers for Refereed / Peer Reviewed International and National journals of English Language and Literature with ISSN. (Volume: 1st / Issues: 3rd and 4th)
Please find attached the e pamphlet for the same. If you find difficultly in opening the attached e pamphlet, please visit our site: www.journalsindia.com
If you have not got your user name and password in our research site www.journalsindia.com through free registration, please visit our site or you can directly go to the following link: (by logging in only you can read the full papers in our journals) http://journalsindia.com/register.php
This will take approximately 24 hours to activate your user name & password from the time of registration.
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The Island Review
The editors of The Island Review are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and visual art from islanders everywhere, as well as from those whose work is influenced by islands or which explores ideas of islandness.
The Island Review is an online magazine dedicated to great writing and visual art that comes from, is inspired by, celebrates or seeks to understand the extraordinary appeal of islands, as places and as metaphors.
The Island Review will accept unsolicited submissions of poetry and prose between 30th August 2013 and 31st October 2013. Visual art and photography will be accepted at any time. Please use our Submittable manager to send your work: https://theislandreview.submittable.com/submit
We’re looking for work that stands out from the crowd: work that is original, daring, witty, wise, radical, intelligent, illuminating or just plain excellent. If you think you fit into any (or all) of those categories, we want to hear from you.
We are interested in quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews of new books of poetry and prose. We impose no restrictions on category or type of submission for Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. We are happy to consider long stories and self-contained excerpts of novels. Please double-space all prose submissions. Please limit poetry submission to 3-5 poems. Simultaneous submissions accepted, but we ask that you notify us of this at the time of submission. Please allow three to four months for a decision.
The Journal also accepts art submissions for both our print and online issues. We’re interested in visual art of all kinds and offer a monetary payment of $100 upon acceptance. Please include up to eight pages of art and a short bio and/or artist statement with your submission.
Every contributor will receive a one-year subscription to The Journal and two contributor’s copies. Unfortunately, at this time we are only able to offer monetary payment to our art contributors. Recent contributors, please wait at least one year from when your work appears in The Journal before submitting again.
The Journal no longer accepts submissions via US mail. Please submit through our online submission manager: Submittable Online Submission System.
Please withdraw submissions using the online submission system. For withdrawals of a single poem from a packet, there is no need to withdraw the entire submission; please email the Poetry Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please address all concerns or queries to the appropriate editor:
Managing Editor, email@example.com
Fiction Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nonfiction Editor, email@example.com
Poetry Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Submissions are open! Submit your work using our online Submission Manager.
Check online for submission deadlines.
We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art submissions from everyone regardless of age, nationality, or school affiliation, with the exception of current LUMINA staff members.
LUMINA, the literary magazine of the graduate writing program of Sarah Lawrence College, was originally conceived in the fall semester of 2000 by a group of three poetry and fiction students. It was the first graduate magazine to be produced on the campus since 1991. After consulting with those who had worked on Sarah Lawrence’s previous literary magazines, and a year of working to secure the necessary funding, the magazine was officially launched as LUMINA in December of 2001. The students’ efforts are supported by faculty advisors and by the writing program’s administrative staff, all of whom assist in making the production of LUMINA possible.
NANO Fiction is currently accepting previously unpublished works of fiction 300 words or fewer.
We are looking for: Pieces that experiment with form while still balancing narrative. Pieces that tell us a story we haven’t read before. Pieces that tell us stories we think we are tired of reading–but tell them in such in a new way that we gain fresh insights. Pieces that remain attentive to language and lyricism without abandoning story. Pieces that surprise us–but not by using a trick ending. Pieces that take unexpected perspectives on commonly-seen stories–for example, rather than showing us the accident or the hospital bed, show us the moment she realizes his wheelchair won’t fit through the door of their favorite restaurant.
New Welsh Review (Wales)
New Welsh Review (Wales) seeks dynamic, curious, lively, and outward-looking writing. Looking for short stories (2500 to 3000 words) and poems (up to six). Occasionally publishes shorter stories and microfiction. Payment: £100 per story and £28 per each poem, upon publication. Also welcomes submissions and ideas for online content (no payment): short reviews (600-800 words), opinion pieces (450 words) and author interviews (8-15 questions). Deadlines: December 12, 2013 and March 1, 2014. Guidelines: newwelshreview.com/submissions.php
ONE TEEN STORY
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 is now accepting submissions.
Permafrost Magazine is the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts. Founded in 1977, Permafrost is housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks MFA program and run by dedicated creative writing graduate students. We publish a winter print issue as well as a spring online issue, both of which feature compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. In Alaska, our unique environment shapes our perspective, but Permafrost seeks original voices from all over the world.
Regular submissions for the print edition are read between September 1 and December 15. All pieces receive three independent readings from our staff of volunteer readers, all of whom are graduate students or faculty in the English Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The average turn-around for regular submissions is approximately three months.
If your submission arrives after our December 15 deadline, it will then be considered for the May online edition. The deadline for submissions to the online edition is April 15.
You can submit by mail or online here: http://permafrostmag.submishmash.com. Please note that we are charging a $3 fee for submitting online, which is comparable to the cost of postage and mailing materials and helps offset some of the journal’s expenses.
To submit by mail, send to:
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of English
P.O. Box 755720
Fairbanks, AK 99775-0640
ALWAYS ENCLOSE AN SASE. Your work will not be returned or responded to without one.
Contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears. Additional copies can be purchased at the reduced price of $5.
Email submissions will not be read.
The Editorial Board would like to devote the Spring issue to Politics and Activism. We were inspired to try this by the many responses to the topic Activism for Short Takes. If you are also inspired, send us stories — we need fiction as well as non-fiction — for us to consider. The deadline for submitting is February 21. Please send your submission as an attachment to email@example.com. Include a brief biographical statement (less than 50 words) in your email. The attached document should be saved in MS Word or a compatible program. If we can’t open it, we can’t read it. Submissions should be double-spaced, with 12-point type and numbered pages. At the top of the first page please enter author’s name, address, telephone, and email address. Type the title of the piece, labeled fiction or non-fiction, in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you. The Editors,
Persimmon Tree: http://www.persimmontree.org
Call for Submissions
Submissions are ongoing.
About Plenitude Magazine
Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature through a biannual electronic (e-reader and tablet) publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers.
We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone. That said, we recognise that Plenitude readers are hungry for exceptional work that reflects queer histories, cultures, experiences, and sensibilities. We consider every submission with critical analyses, sometimes turning to an advisory editorial board of writers, academics, and community advocates.
What We Publish
Plenitude aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic narrative and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.
We are not interested in genre writing, political essays, or rants. We are only interested in literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative and short film at this time. If you are interested in writing political essays, or other critical analyses, please contact us about contributing to our blog – we would love to hear from you.
Fiction: Please send up to 2 stories per submission, double-spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per story.
Nonfiction: Please send up to 2 pieces per submission, double-spaced, paginated, 12 point font, maximum 8,000 words per piece.
Poetry: Please send up to 10 pages of poetry, single-spaced, paginated, 12 point font.
Graphic Narrative: Please send up to 10 pages of graphic narrative.
Film: We take a curatorial approach to film at this time; please send us links to your short film(s) (up to four) of no more than 10 minutes each.
How to Submit
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place cover letter with your name, contact information, name of piece(s), and brief bio in the body of the email. Please title the files with your name, followed by name of piece. For example “ROUTLEY, ANDREA – HABITAT”
Attach text submissions as docx or PDF file.
Attach graphic submissions as JPG or PNG files, bounding volume of 1600 x 1600, 96 ppi.
Send links to short film submissions.
All unsolicited submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or graphic narrative should be unpublished, original works. There are no restrictions in this regard for film.
We accept simultaneous submissions; in the event that your submission is accepted elsewhere, please let us know right away.
As Plenitude is a new magazine, rates are modest at this time, ranging from $10-$25 per contributor. There is currently no compensation for website contributions.
Plenitude Magazine buys first serial rights; copyright remains with the author/creator.
Editor, Plenitude Magazine
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/
We are currently looking for new additions to our team of fabulous freelance divas. We want gals who can parlay their interests into colorful, witty, engaging, inspiring and expertly researched articles for our website — all written in the true SheKnows style. No fluff. No flack. Just awesome ideas that become invaluable resources for our female audience. Article length is 450-600 words. Pays at least ten cents/word. Interested in original, unpublished content on the following topics:
Entertainment & celebs
Family, parenting & pregnancy
Food, cooking & recipes
Beauty, fashion & style
Home DIY, improvement & décor
Budgeting, savings & career
Relationships, marriage, dating & breakups
Crafts & activities
Local and/or regional features
Photography heavy publication. Covers all aspects of skiing from gear to destinations. Covers lifestyle and how-to. Addresses all levels of skiers. Pays from 30 cents to $1/word for articles of 1,000 to 2,000 words and columns of around 1,000 words.
SMALL FARM CANADA
The magazine’s editorial position is that the lives of small- scale farmers and their families are worthy, complex and rich in possibility, and that the communities serving small-scale farmers are unique and dynamic. Through attractive, well-written, independent-minded articles (free of orthodoxies) the magazine entertains, informs, inspires and challenges readers across Canada. Pays 30 cents/word for articles of 900 to 1,500 words. Columns are 550 words
Sky Journal of Journal of Soil Sciences and Environmental Management
(SJSSEM) (ISSN: 2315-8794)
The Sky Journal of Journal of Soil Sciences and Environmental Management (SJSSEM) provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of Soil Science and Environmental Management. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles are peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:
- Original articles in basic and applied research.
- Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue.
Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website www.skyjournals.org/SJSSEM. Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. SJSSEM is fully committed Open Access Initiative by providing free access to all articles (both abstract and full PDF text) as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.
Looking for humorous, positive contemporary stories of 700 – 2,800 words with a strong plot. If the story has a twist it should arise from the story, rather than from a detail kept from the reader. To check your twist, imagine your story were being made into a film – would the surprise still work? If it’s First Australian rights and HASN’T been published anywhere else in the world, then you will receive $400 for one page, $600 for 2 pages, $700 for 3 pages, $800 for 4 pages. If it’s First Australian Rights and HAS been published once, somewhere else in the world, then you will receive: $300 for one page, $500 for 2 pages, $600 for 3 pages and $700 for 4 pages.
1 page – 900 words 1.5 pp – 1,200 words 2pp – 1,400 words 3pp – 2,100 words 4pp – 2,800 words
THE THREEPENNY REVIEW
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
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:
Looking forward to your quality submissions
Dr Vivekanand Jha
Dr Rajnish Mishra
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.
Wish is the new style bible Canadian women aged 29 to 49 reach for first. It covers fashion, beauty, food, home décor and family for the master juggler—the woman who has to stylishly and efficiently balance career, family and home. Pay rate is $1/word and payment is upon acceptance.
WOMEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINE
Our mission? To inspire, inform, and compel women to live life to its fullest through outdoor adventure and travel. The best way to break in? Pitch us inspiration and information in the form of juicy, newsy, timely tidbits that you’re able to write about with evidence, authority, and style.
Vagabundo Magazine runs two types of content: magazine and blog. The magazines are published both in print and digitally every two months. About 50% of the content of the magazine is supplied by freelancers.
Cover Story: $200 – 2,000 words
Long features: $75-100 – 1,200 to 2,000 words
Short features: $40-80 – 1,000 to 1,200 words
Shutter Spot: $25 per image – one image with a 50-word caption
Photo Essay: $75 total – 5-7 photos
YOUR WORKPLACE MAGAZINE
Read original articles, interviews, and profiles relating to all aspects of progressive organizational wellness. Get real workplace stories, solutions and strategies that you will not find any place else! Your Workplace features original articles, in-depth interviews and profiles, and reaches HR and managers who are decision makers/influencers willing to support a better way of doing things to create an amazing workplace. Pays a minimum of 20 cents/word.
More MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CALLS
Filling Station is accepting poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and non-fiction submissions for an upcoming themed issue: Experimental Writing by Women. Guidelines are available at: http://www.fillingstation.ca/submit.
Dragnet Magazine is accepting fiction submissions. Details can be found at: http://dragnetmag.net/?page_id=21
Event Poetry and Prose is accepting submissions. Guidelines are available at: http://eventmags.com/about-2/submission-guidelines/fiction-poetry/.
Grain Magazine is accepting submissions. For more details, visit: http://www.grainmagazine.ca/submissions.html
Lunch Ticket is accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry and YA submissions. Guidelines are available at: http://lunchticket.org/about/submission-guidelines/.
Spark is a quarterly anthology accepting Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Creative Non-Fiction. All great writing will be considered. Guidelines are available at: http://sparkanthology.org/submission-guidelines/.
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.
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ERMA BOMBECK WRITING COMPETITION
$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.
WINTER 2014 FLASH FICTION CONTEST
Deadline: February 28, 2014
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. We love creativity, originality, and light-hearted reads. That’s not to say that our guest judge will feel the same… so go wild! Express yourself, and most of all, let’s have some fun!
For more details, visit http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php
CANADIAN CREATIVE WRITERS AND WRITING PROGRAMS 2014 CONFERENCE
REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
May 15-18, 2014, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Calling all writers and teachers of creative writing! The 2014 CCWWP draft conference schedule and registration form is now live. The CCWWP planning committee and executive board have worked hard on affordability this year, and rates have been significantly reduced from the Toronto conference in 2012, with further discounts for early registration. CCWWP is excited to host three exciting keynote events, with three marvellous writers: Joseph Boyden, Amy Bloom and Lisa Moore. A stimulating mix of panel discussions and readings from the community of writers across Canada and internationally will be offered.
For conference schedule (to date) and to register, please visit: http://www.ccwwp.ca/conference-registration/?#id=3&wid=1201&cid=736.
For submission guidelines for the 2014 CCWWP Writing Awards (deadline February 28!) visit: http://www.ccwwp.ca/2014_contests/
The Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs was formed in 2010 to create a national network, forum, lobby group, resource, and conference for creative writers and those teaching creative writing.
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
TWUC SHORT PROSE COMPETITION
Winner and finalists will have their stories submitted to three Canadian magazine publishers for consideration. Please review the submission guidelines prior to submitting your work.
Entry Fee: $29 per entry. Cheque or money order made payable to The Writers’ Union of Canada.
Deadline: postmarked March 1, 2014
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
All writers who have not been published in book format, in any genre and who do not have a contract with a book publisher
Nonfiction and fiction prose; up to 2,500 words, English language
Not previously published in any format
Multiple submissions are welcome
2014 Lynn Manuel Children’s Fiction Contest
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.
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.
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 email@example.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
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:
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
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).
2014 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
1. $2,000 will be awarded for the best short story, which will be published in the fall/winter 2014 issue of Colorado Review.
2. This year’s final judge is Kent Haruf; friends and students (current & former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni.
3. Entry fee to submit online is $17 per story (the extra $2 goes to the amazing people who run Submittable); there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit, though each story must be a separate entry.
4. Stories must be previously unpublished.
5. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be under 50 pages.
6. All manuscripts must be double-spaced.
7. The story title and your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be entered in the cover letter field, separate from your story. Be sure your name is NOT anywhere in the story itself.
8. Contest opens January 1, 2014.
9. Deadline is the postmark of March 14, 2014.
10. Winner will be announced by July 2014.
11. All submissions will be considered for publication.
Puerto del Sol 2014 Poetry and Fiction Contests
Puerto del Sol is excited to announce the 2014 Poetry and Fiction Contests. The Fiction Contest will be judged by Lydia Millet, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Love in Infant Monkeys and author most recently of Magnificence. The Poetry Contest will be judged by Sarah Vap, author of Arco Iris, which was named a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and the forthcoming book End of the Sentimental Journey.
The entry fee is $15, and includes a one-year subscription to Puerto del Sol. Fiction submissions are limited to one piece of no more than 10,000 words per entry. Poetry submissions are limited to three poems of no more than two pages per entry. Prizes for fiction and poetry will be $400 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third. The first-place manuscripts will be published in Puerto del Sol. All submissions will be considered for publication. Multiple submissions are allowed, with a fee of $15 for each additional submission. While we do accept simultaneous submissions with notification if accepted elsewhere, we do not consider previously published work.
The deadline for submission is March 15. The winners will be announced June 1.
For more details, visit http://www.puertodelsol.org/submit.html
THE NANCY D. HARGROVE EDITORS’ PRIZE FOR FICTION AND POETRY
CONTEST OPENS January 15, 2014
DEADLINE: March 15, 2014
One winner in fiction and one in poetry each receive $500 and publication in Jabberwock Review.
All finalists are considered for publication.
All entrants receive a one-year (two-issue) subscription beginning with the prize-winning issue.
Each fiction entry should consist of a single short story of any length. (Novel excerpts may be submitted if they are self-contained.)
Each poetry entry should consist of 1-3 poems. The winning entry may be for a single poem or group of poems.
Entry Fee: $15, which includes a one-year (two-issue) subscription to Jabberwock Review. (If you enter more than once, you may either extend your subscription or give the additional subscriptions as gifts.)
For more details, visit http://www.jabberwock.org.msstate.edu/
Cutbank Writing Contests
CutBank sponsors a variety of contests, including the Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry, as well as our annual CutBank Chapbook Contest. Submission deadlines from March 15, 2014. Please send only your best work. With all three of these awards, we’re looking for work that showcases an authentic voice, an original perspective, and a willingness to push against the boundaries of form. All entries must be submitted electronically. For details, visit http://www.cutbankonline.org/submit/contests/
INNOVATIVE SHORT FICTION CONTEST
$15 ENTRY FEE.
The winning story will be published in The Conium Review’s next issue. The winning author will receive $500, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard before. Show us something new with your subject, style, or characters. Deadline March 15, 2014. Your submission may include any combination of flash fictions or short stories up to 7,500 total words.
$20 ENTRY FEE.
The first- and second-place entries will receive $500 / $250 and publication in our contest issue. Deadline March 15, 2014. All entries are considered for publication, and all participants will receive a copy of the contest issue. All entries must be single, self-contained works of fiction, between 8,000 and 30,000 words. Only literary fiction in English will be accepted.
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
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.
The CutBank Chapbook Contest
Deadline : January 1 – March 31 2014
Award : Publication, $1000 cash prize, and 25 contributor copies.
Eligibility : This competition is open to original English language manuscripts in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. While previously published stand-alone pieces or excerpts may be included in a manuscript, the manuscript as a whole must be an unpublished work. Translations and previously self-published collections are ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that reading fees are non-refundable, and you must withdraw the manuscript immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not include cover artwork with your submission; black and white illustrations are acceptable so long as you’ve obtained the rights. The author must not have a close personal or professional relationship with any current or previous CutBank staff members. Reading Fee: $20. Includes consideration and a copy of CutBank 81 upon its release in summer 2014. (International applicants must send an addition $5 to receive a copy of the issue)
For more details, visit http://www.cutbankonline.org/submit/contests/
Imagine This! Anthology Competition
Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology is a collection of poems, short stories, and personal essays, along with reproductions of works displayed during ArtPrize, an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The selections in Imagine This! are the culmination of an anthology competition sponsored by the Cascade Writers’ Group. The top twenty submissions (as judged by readers from the community at large) are published in the anthology; of these, the top three are awarded impressive cash prizes ($1000 for First Place, $500 for Second Place, and $250 for Third Place).
Submissions will be accepted online from February 15 through March 31, 2014. Entries are unable to be modified after submission. If you are unable to submit your entry online, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternate submission arrangements.
The entry fee per submission is $20.00. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit, but please note that each entry requires a separate $20.00 fee. The entry fee is nonrefundable.
For more details, visit http://www.readwritelive.org/anthology-competition
Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award
For: a Canadian writer under 30 deemed to show exceptional promise in the field of literary creation
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Entry Fee: None
For more details, visit: http://canadianauthors.org/national/caa-literary-awards/submit-for-an-award/
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
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,
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
PEN International New Voices Award
PEN Canada is now accepting submissions for the second PEN International New Voices Award. The annual award aims to encourage new writing and to provide a space where young, unpublished writers can submit their work. The winning writer, selected from the submissions of PEN centres around the world, will be published by PEN International and will receive a $1000 prize.
PEN Canada is now accepting submissions up to midnight April 3rd, 2014. Once these have been reviewed, an independent jury will review a shortlist and submit one entry to the international jury.
Submissions to PEN Canada must be in English. The chosen entry will be translated into PEN’s two other official languages (Spanish, French) and submitted to PEN International. All judging will be blind.
More information here.
SRPR EDITORS’ PRIZE CONTEST
$20 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline April 15, 2014.
Entry fee includes one-year subscription. One winning poem will be awarded $1,000, two runners up will be awarded $100 each, and three to five honorable mentions will be selected. All winning poems, honorable mentions, and several finalists are published in the winter issue of SRPR.
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
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.
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
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 email@example.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.
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.
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
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
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
SOZOPOL FICTION SEMINARS, 29 May – 2 June 2014
The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation offers its seventh annual summer fiction writing seminar in the ancient town of Sozopol, Bulgaria. The seminar program consists of intensive daily fiction workshops, roundtable discussions, guest lectures and literary readings by faculty and participants. Fiction writers from Bulgaria and fiction writers from English-speaking countries, including but not limited to the U.K. and the U.S., are invited to apply. A total number of ten applicants will be selected for participation and funding. Follow-up events as a part of CapitaLiterature, an annual literary program hosted by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria, will take place on 3 June 2014 in the Bulgarian capital city.
Five participants writing in English and five writing in Bulgarian language will receive scholarships. A scholarship covers tuition, room and board, in-country transportation, and 50% of international travel expenses.
Application deadline is March 5, 2014. For details, visit http://www.ekf.bg/sozopol/apply/
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!
The Arrivals Project: Ancestry and Personal Legacy 2014
Mar 13 – Mar 16, 2014, Thu 10:00 AM – Sun 4:00 PM
The Arrivals Personal Legacy Workshop has toured extensively across Canada, as well as in Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean and South America. It is the culmination of ten years of focused artistic research and draws on almost 30 years of experience as a theatre student, practitioner and educator by the founder of the process, Diane Roberts. This innovative workshop is for artists working at the emerging, intermediate and senior levels; diverse First Nations & cultural communities; and artistic companies & organizations – all with a desire to connect in new ways to their authentic historic bodies as a powerful source for artistic expression, personal & community empowerment. The individual and group experience of the APL workshop breaks down barriers of artistic, cultural & generational understanding. We gather diverse ethnicity, lifestyles & artistic practices and engage in a guided, physical process of exploring & exchanging the experiences, values, and traditions of each person’s chosen ancestor. With a common language and process with which to explore and exchange emerging stories, artists and community members are inspired to preserve and disseminate them through traditional cultural expression and modern-day artistic practices. Performers learn skills in grounding, listening, authentic exploration of space, increased body knowledge, and character development. Writers and creators learn to tap into their creative source through embodied research, exploring personal and collective history. Arts and cultural organizations discover a meaningful process of connecting with diverse Indigenous and cultural artists and communities.
Thank you to Green Shield Canada for financial support of this program.
Program Cost: $510 ($255 tuition+$255 meals/accommodations) We are actively seeking funding to lower the program cost.
There are bursaries available, and we have information on funding sources. Please indicate on your registration form that you need a full or partial bursary, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Price: $369 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program
2014 NONFICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE
DATE: MAY 7 – 9, 2014
LOCATION: ONLINE EVENT
Join us for the fourth annual Nonfiction Writers Conference May 7 – 9, 2014!
2014 Nonfiction Writers Conference Location: Your Couch – This event is virtual! Once again we will feature 15 speakers over three days, all conducted via teleseminar. Speakers will be announced in January.
Conference sessions typically run between 9:00 a.m. PST to 4:00 p.m. PST.
See more at:
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
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
For more information, go to http://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing/
Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program
The Access Copyright Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants intended to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation endeavours to make a modest but important contribution to the Canadian cultural community, while also broadening public awareness of the creative vitality of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.
The Access Copyright Foundation grants program is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
See the website for further details and eligibility criteria: http://acfoundation.ca/
Please contact Joanne Gerber at the Saskatchewan Arts Board with any questions about the program.
Saskatchewan Arts Board
(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526
1 306 964 1163
Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer. Curators and writers receive a $572 stipend and free lodging for the four-week period of the residence. A $260 writer’s fee will also be paid for texts on the residency produced for publication by Est-Nord-Est (250 words per artist). Curators and writers have access to an individual studio space, documentation on the artists, certain electronic equipment, logistical support… and a bicycle. Location Quebec.
NOTE: Check the website for upcoming deadlines for 2014-2015.
The Banff Centre Literary Arts Programs
Call for applications: Summer/fall 2014 programs
Narrative & Poetry
Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014
Program dates: Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014
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
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
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
This program assists professional writers with the writing of specific creative projects. Awards are available for projects in the genres of drama, fiction, juvenile, non-fiction and poetry.
CAMAC RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS
Brings together artists in all disciplines from all over the world. Does not cover travel, but all expenses are paid upon arrival. Two-month residencies. Location France. Offer each year a residency bursary to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer in order to create new career prospects for artists.
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.
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
Another crowdfunding site. FansNextdoor is a platform for all creative professionals to promote and fund their projects together with their fans. Create your project, its financing goal and deadline. If the financing goal is met or exceeded by deadline, all contributions are transferred to your PayPal account. If the financing goal is not met, all funds are returned.
IndieGoGo offers anyone with an idea — creative, cause-related, entrepreneurial — the tools to build a campaign and raise money. Project categories include gaming, film, design, education, mobile, and technology. Integrates with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Offers a widget to showcase your campaign on your website. Unlike many crowdfunding sites, you keep all the money you raise, even if you don’t meet your goal. Track contributions with the analytics tools and stay on top of fulfillment with the dashboard. There is a 4 percent fee on the money you raise when you meet your funding goal.
Kickstarter has launched in Canada, and The Banff Centre is getting involved. Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform for creative projects ranging from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. If you’re currently seeking funding for a project you want to pursue at The Banff Centre, we want you to join us on Kickstarter. Contact us so we can support you by curating your project on our Kickstarter page (please include a link to the project). View some projects on Kickstarter that successfully reached their funding goals and made their way to The Banff Centre. As you send us your projects, we’ll continue to curate them on our Kickstarter page. If you’re an alumni or your project has already been successfully funded, we’d still love to showcase your work. Get in touch! Have questions? Find answers on Kickstarter’s FAQ pages.
Online Writing Classes
FanStory.com is a writing site founded in 2000.
On this writing community all posts receive feedback from writers and readers. Feedback includes a detailed comment on the posted work and a rating. The site uses a six star ratings scale with “1” being the worst and “6” being the best.
Writers are ranked based on the feedback they receive. Separate rankings are available for Poets, Novelists, Short Works (short stories and essays) and Script Writers (television and other forms of screenplays). Trophies are rewarded to the top five writers in each of the individual rankings at the end of the year.
The site recognizes writing with “Recognized”, “All Time Best” and “Seal of Quality” levels. Each level is more difficult to receive with the final level determined by the Seal of Quality committee. The committee is made up of published authors and stand-out reviewers. They offer feedback to help writers get published.
The site features free writing contests with cash prizes. Site members also have the ability to create their own contests to challenge other writers to write about a specific topic or a specific form of writing (such as writing using specific poetry format).
The welcome page includes featured writing. It also includes writing that has been well received in the past 24 hours.
Each day over 200 stories and poems are posted. Over 7,000 comments are written on the writing posted daily. Writers keep full copyright to their posted work.
Peerbackers is for business owners to raise capital from their peers — in small increments — in exchange for tangible rewards. Create a personal and venture profile. Share your story through social media share buttons on your project page. Once your campaign is launched, send updates on your progress. If you reach at least 80 percent of your funding goal by deadline, your funding is released to you. Peerbackers charges a 5 percent fee, in addition to third party processing fees.
PLACES FOR WRITERS
There are a number of interesting calls with deadlines coming up shortly. For more information visit: http://www.placesforwriters.com/calls/
Public Engagement in the Arts
The Canada Council is launching a dialogue about how the arts bring value to the lives of Canadians and we invite you to join the conversation. Read the discussion paper, Public Engagement in the Arts, on current thinking and practices in public engagement or check out Simon Brault’s blog post on ways Canadians can have rich artistic experiences. Then share your thoughts on how to become actively engaged in the arts. Tell us what public engagement in the arts means to you by posting comments on the blog, on our Facebook page or on Twitter at hashtag #artsandpublic. In its 2011-16 Strategic Plan, the Council identified public engagement in the arts as a strategic theme that infuses all of its work. We hope to broaden and enhance the public conversation about this topic and use this discussion to inform the development of future Council activities.
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).
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