TWP Weekly Writing Post 2014 March 16-22 Edition

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Weekly Writing Post

2014 March 16-22 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 mimrlith@yahoo.com

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 mimrlith@yahoo.com. Likewise, if you no longer wish to receive the Weekly, please email mimrlith@yahoo.com. 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.

 

 

PEI LOCAL/ATLANTIC

Writing Wednesdays

Drop by whenever you feel like it or come in regularly to Art ‘n’ Words Writing Wednesdays beginning the first Wednesday in July 2014. You’ll get 2 hours a week of writing, coaching, grammar and writing lessons, and a chance to explore and learn different forms of writing. Visit www.artnwords.ca to register. Check out the other summer programs as well.

Meanwhile, take advantage of writing tips, prompts, exercises, grammar and communication tips at www.thewritingpool.wordpress.com

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.

How does something become a keepsake?

Thursday, Mar. 13, & 27, 7 p.m., at the Confederation Centre Public Library.  In this two-part program, Ann Howatt will show you how to unlock the stories and meaning in cultural and personal real-life objects, and to better recognize the “personalities” and significance of such objects. Also, in the process, learn the basics of recording, managing, and protecting them. This session is not planned as an opportunity to place monetary value on personal objects.

Vitality a New Vision Author Talk (rescheduled)

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, March 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.

Free five-day introductory and advanced screenwriting workshops.

No application fees!

Your screenwriting career starts here. 

The Island Media Arts Coop is looking for creative writers who want to develop skills in writing for the screen-based entertainment industry.   The focus at this year’s PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp will be on writing dramatic web series and low and micro budget features.

Louise Lalonde, Project Coordinator, is pleased to announce that Tom Shoebridge, a seven-year veteran of Bootcamp  will once again bring his own special brand of professional development that leaves participants ready to tackle their first project.  She adds that ” For the more advanced writers, Bill Boyle will be working with individuals, getting their first draft on track, and Jill Golick, award-winning producer of Ruby Sky P.I.  is back for a return engagement mentoring writers in developing dramatic series for both the web and television.  Louise has been coordinating this event from day one and is happy to report  that “we have so many success stories now that it’s impossible to ignore the importance of this workshop series in building careers. “

Once again, a two-day introductory workshop will be on offer for the general public for a minimal fee.  Details will be available in the spring.

IMAC is working closely with all of its sponsors, in particular, Telefilm Canada, the Independent Production Fund, Astral Media, Super Channel, and  Innovation PEI  by offering these workshops to Atlantic Canadians and building our Canadian film and video industry one story at a time.

The deadline for submissions is April 3 and the workshops are being held from May 17 to 21, 2014 at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown, PEI.  This year, the organizers are waiving the application fees and removing one more barrier for hopeful writers.  For more information, visit www.peiscreenwritersbootcamp.net.

Poet Laureate’s Open Mic Takes March Break

Host Dianne Hicks Morrow, PEI poet laureate, announces that her Haviland Open Mic Series will take a March break, but invites readers and listeners to the special Poetry Month event, on Tuesday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m. in the Great Room.

 

Because April is Poetry Month, the featured reader will be none other than PEI’s first poet laureate, John Smith, professor emeritus of English at UPEI. He is the author of seven books of poetry and is renowned for his dramatic poetry readings. He has titled this reading:

Pocket Poems Revisited

Put these in your pocket: a presentation of little poems with big things to say, from Shakespeare to now.

 

Everyone is welcome. Readers can sign up at 7 p.m. to read their own poetry or prose, anywhere from three to five minutes.

 

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

27th Annual Island Literary Awards

The 27th Annual Island Literary Awards gala ceremony will take place in the fall of 2014. Prizes will be given out in six categories, and special awards may also be awarded. Visit http://www.peiwritersguild.com/2014/27th-annual-ila-call-for-submissions/ to learn more about the categories and awards.

Entries must be postmarked or submitted by hand by 4 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2014. Those postmarked or delivered later will not be eligible. There are absolutely NO exceptions.

Please hand-deliver your entries to any public library branch, addressed to Trina O’Brien Leggott, c/o the Confederation Centre Public Library, or mail to the following address:

Island Literary Awards c/o PEI Writers’ Guild,

81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3

Cheques and/or money orders should be included with your entry (NO CASH, PLEASE), and made out to the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

A&U

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

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

Adams Media Romance Guidelines

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your interest!           

ANALOG

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

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

The Antigonish Review

www.antigonishreview.com

Quarterly publication.

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

Arc Poetry Magazine

www.arcpoetry.ca

Published 3 times a year.

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

ARTS EAST

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

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

ARTS AND CRAFTS HOMES

http://artsandcraftshomes.com/submit/

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

AUDUBON

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

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

BLADE

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

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

Black Heart Magazine

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

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

The Bohemyth

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 thebohemytheditor@gmail.com 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

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

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

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

CAPILANO REVIEW

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

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

Carpe Articulum Literary Review

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

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

DEADLINES
These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines

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

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: 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 info@coastalwest.ca  

Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing

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

EVENT MAGAZINE

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

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

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

Fierce Shorts

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE

http://www.firehouse.com/contact_us

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

The 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/

Four Way Books

http://fourwaybooks.com/site/guidelines/

June 1-30, 2014

The Four Way Books June Open Reading Period

Open to all poets and fiction writers. Book-length poetry collections, story collections and novellas.
 We do not publish novels, translations, or non fiction.  $28.00 processing fee. Online or paper submissions accepted.

Full submission guidelines will be available on this site at the end of May.

 

November 15-December 15, 2014

It’s No Contest

For a book-length collection of poetry (approximately 48-80 pages of text) in English by a New York City resident (5 boroughs) for a first or second collection of poems.

Guidelines to submit: email your manuscript in one word or PDF file and include all contact information. Email your manuscript to editors@fourwaybooks.com.

No fee to 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

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

GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH

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

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

Who is eligible?

 

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

IDEA PUBLICATIONS

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

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

IDEA Fitness Journal

IDEA Trainer Success

IDEA Fitness Manager

IDEA Pilates Today

International and National journals of English Language and Literature

Dear Authors,

 

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

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

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

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

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

Kindly forward this to your friends and invite them also.

Seeking your kind cooperation in this regard and we remain.

Best Regards,

Chairman,

Dr. JK Research Foundation, Chennai.

Mobile: 0091  9245777148  / 0091  9486068813

 

The Island Review

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

submissions@theislandreview.com

 

www.theislandreview.com

www.facebook.com/theislandreview

The Journal

http://thejournalmag.org/

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

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

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

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

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

Please address all concerns or queries to the appropriate editor:

Managing Editor, managingeditor@thejournalmag.org

Fiction Editor, fiction@thejournalmag.org

Nonfiction Editor, nonfiction@thejournalmag.org

Poetry Editor, poetry@thejournalmag.org

LADIES HOME JOURNAL

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

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

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

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

For personal essays, Jessica.Brown@meredith.com

For health, Julie.Bain@meredith.com

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

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

LUMINA Journal

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

Check online for submission deadlines.

http://luminajournal.com/submit/

 

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

 

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

NANO Fiction

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

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

http://nanofiction.org/submit

 

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).  Guidelines: newwelshreview.com/submissions.php

ONE TEEN STORY

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

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

Permafrost Magazine

Permafrost Magazine is now accepting submissions.

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

Submit:

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

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

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

To submit by mail, send to:

Permafrost

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of English

P.O. Box 755720

Fairbanks, AK 99775-0640

 

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

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

Email submissions will not be read.

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

 

PERSIMMON TREE

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 submissions@persimmontree.org. 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

Plenitude Magazine

Call for Submissions

 

Submissions are ongoing.

 

About Plenitude Magazine

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

 

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

 

What We Publish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

How to Submit

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

Attach text submissions as docx or PDF file.

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

Send links to short film submissions.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Andrea Routley

Editor, Plenitude Magazine

REAL SIMPLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For “Life Lessons,” Julia_Edelstein@realsimple.com

Salt Hill Journal

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

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

SHEKNOWS

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

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

Entertainment & celebs

Family, parenting & pregnancy

Food, cooking & recipes

Beauty, fashion & style

Home DIY, improvement & décor

Budgeting, savings & career

Relationships, marriage, dating & breakups

Crafts & activities

Local and/or regional features

SKI MAGAZINE

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

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

SMALL FARM CANADA

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


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

Sky Journal of Journal of Soil Sciences and Environmental Management

 (SJSSEM) (ISSN: 2315-8794)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Open Access

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

THAT’S LIFE

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

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

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

THE THREEPENNY REVIEW

http://threepennyreview.com/submissions.html

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

The Travel Itch

 

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

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


upstreet

Submission period: September 1-March 1

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

Verbal Art & Phenomenal Literature

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

 

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

 

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

 

Looking forward to your quality submissions

 

best wishes

 

Chief Editor

Dr Vivekanand Jha

www.vivekanandjha.com

http://poetvjha.com

 

Associate Editor

Dr Rajnish Mishra

http://rajnishmishravns.wordpress.com/

 

VerbalArt

www.verbalart.in

www.phenomenalliterature.com

www.authorspressbooks.com

http://authorspressbooks.wordpress.com/

 

WIRED

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

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

WISH

http://www.wish.ca/your-life/regulararticle/138/

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

http://www.womensadventuremagazine.com

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

                  ❁

VAGABUNDO MAGAZINE

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

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

Cover Story: $200 – 2,000 words

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

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

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

Photo Essay: $75 total – 5-7 photos

            ❁

YOUR WORKPLACE MAGAZINE

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

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

      ❁

More MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CALLS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

COMPETITIONS

KAREN AND PHILIP CUSHMAN LATE BLOOMER AWARD

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

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

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

CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition is open to both published and unpublished writers around the world.

 

There are two key requirements – the first is that this must be an UNPUBLISHED short story; the second that it fits Margery’s definition of a mystery:

 

“The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.”

 

Margery Allingham was an English crime writer best known for her detective stories featuring the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. The Margery Allingham Society is sponsoring this competition.

 

The winner will receive £1,000 as well as other prizes to be announced nearer the time.

 

Stories must be no longer than 3,500 words and must be submitted before 4:00pm on Sunday, 16th March 2014. To enter please fill out the form on the CWA site. Please note that there is a £10 entry fee.

MSLEXIA SHORT STORY COMPETITION

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

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

2014 WABASH PRIZE FOR FICTION

Final Judge: REBECCA MAKKAI

First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: March 21, 2014

1. For each submission, send one fiction piece (limit 7,500 words).

2. A $15 reading fee (submitted online) must accompany each submission. The reading fee includes a year’s subscription to Sycamore Review, which will include a copy of the prize issue and an electronic copy of the following issue.

3. Additional pieces may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for each additional work. If submitting more than one, please submit ALL work in a single Word document.

For more details, visit http://www.sycamorereview.com/contest/

The Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry

January 1- March 31, 2014

Brenda Shaughnessy, judge

For a book-length collection of poetry written in English by a poet who has not previously published a book of poems. Previous publication of a chapbook is fine and those poems may be in the collection submitted. $1000.00 honorarium and participation in a Four Way Books reading in NYC.

$28.00 processing fee. Online or paper submissions accepted.

Click HERE for complete guidelines. 

http://fourwaybooks.com/site/

Vela’s First Non-fiction Contest for Women Writers

We’re thrilled to announce our first-ever nonfiction contest at Vela!

We’re looking for creative nonfiction, written by women, with a strong voice, a compelling narrative, and/or a powerful driving question. We’re interested in a wide range of essays and stories, including literary journalism, personal essays, memoir, and expository or experimental essays. We are not a “women’s magazine,” and are not looking for work that is written solely for a female audience.

Deadline

March 31st, 2014

Prizes

First place award: $500 and publication.

Two finalists: Publication.

Guidelines

Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 6,500 words. There is no entry fee. We understand that times are tough and we want all women writers, regardless of financial circumstances, to be able to submit. We do suggest a donation of $10 to help cover the costs of running Vela and the contest. Those who donate will receive a snazzy PDF entitled Women We Read This Year, an annotated compilation of the best feature and essay writing by women from 2013, drawn from our weekly Women We Read This Week column.

For more details, visit http://velamag.com/contest/

Win a £500 ($800) Writers’ Village Foundation bursary for your debut novel

Are you a new author who has yet to see your novel published? Do you have a completed draft, almost ready to submit to an agent or publisher or to be formatted for self-publication? Then you owe it to yourself to have it professionally critiqued to be sure it’s as good as it can be.

 

Here’s how you can win a £500 (approx. $800) bursary at the Writers’ Village Foundation to pay for that critique.

 

The Foundation is a not-for-profit award program designed to help and encourage new authors, who have not yet published a novel, to prepare their work for submission to an agent or publisher. Every calendar quarter the program endows bursaries having a notional cash value of up to £500 (approx. $800) each. The bursaries must be redeemed for copy critiques at the Hilary Johnson Authors’ Advisory Service. Across the past twenty years this service has coached many thousands of new authors to publishing success.

Two bursaries will be awarded in the current round ending midnight GMT 31st March 2014. Subsequent rounds will close: 30th June, 30th September and 31st December 2014.

 

The eight top shortlisted entrants, whether they win a bursary or not, will also gain a brief commentary on their submission written by the award judge Michelle Spring. Entries must be in English.

For more details, visit: http://www.writers-village.org/foundation.php

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 lisa.mcneilley@readwritelive.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

Prize: $500

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

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Cinammon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prizes

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

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

The fee is £10.

Open to all writers – published and beginners.

Closing on March 31 2014,

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

2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor

Thurber House is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Click here for the 2014 submission guidelines.

Click here for a 2014 Thurber Prize application.

Entries must be submitted to Thurber House no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Books published in the U.S. between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 are eligible. Three copies of each entry are required and a signed application form must accompany each entry. There is a $65 non-refundable entry fee per title.

Zone 3 Press

First Book Award for Poetry

Prize: $1,000 and Publication

Guidelines:
• One copy of your manuscript of 48-80 pages. 
• An acknowledgments page may be included.
• $25.00 reading fee made payable to Zone 3 Press. Reading fee includes a one-year subscription to ZONE 3. Deadline: April 1, 2014.

For more details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

CanWrite! Contest

CanWrite! 2014 Conference Short Story Contest Rules

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Persimmon Tree Poetry Contests

Upcoming Poetry Contests:

SOUTHERN STATES (AZ, NM, TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, TN, KY, WV, VA, DC, NC, SC, MD)

Submissions accepted:  Feb. 15 – April 15, 2014

Appears:  Summer 2014

Judge: Peggy Shumaker

Email: persimmonsubmissions3@gmail.com

 

CENTRAL NORTH STATES (ID, MT, WY, NV, UT, CO, ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, MO, KS, IL, IN, OH, MI, WI)

Submissions accepted:  Aug. 15 – Oct. 15, 2014

Appears:  Winter 2014-15
Judge TBA

 

INTERNATIONAL

Submissions accepted:  Feb. 15 – April 15, 2015

Appears:  Summer 2015

Judge TBA

 

See more at: http://www.persimmontree.org/v2/submissions/#sthash.YiVtCoOc.dpuf

EVENT Magazine’s Annual Non-fiction Contest

EVENT, a literary journal showcasing fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews and notes on writing by new and established writers from Canada and around the world, is currently in its fourth decade of publication. Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form.

Deadline: April 15 (postmarked)

Entry Fee: $34.95 (includes one year of EVENT)
 Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee. No simultaneous submissions. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced.

Prizes: $1500 in prize monies available, plus payment for publication!
 This year’s judge is Deborah Campbell.

Visit www.eventmagazine.ca/contest-2014 for complete contest guidelines.

SRPR EDITORS’ PRIZE CONTEST

http://www.srpr.org/contest.php

$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.

WRITER ADVICE ANNOUNCES ITS 9th FLASH PROSE CONTEST

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running

750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive

responses from all judges.

 

DEADLINE: Submit to the 9th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by

April 18, 2014.

SUBMISSIONS: All entries should be submitted through Submittable.

 

Submit to Writer Advice

 

You may enter UP TO THREE stories, but each is a separate submission

with a separate fee of $15.

http://www.writeradvice.com/

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

 

The 36th Nimrod Literary Awards

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &

The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

 

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

 

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication

SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

 

Contest Rules

Contest Begins: January 1, 2014

 

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2014

 

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

 

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

 

For more details, visit http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/awards.html

2014 Debut-litzer Prizes

Late Night Library is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes in the categories of fiction and poetry. Winners will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a featured appearance on Late Night Conversation. Literary judges will discuss winning books on Late Night Debut.

Debut books first published in North America between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 are eligible in fiction and poetry. Authors, agents, publicists, or publishers may submit entries. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2014.

Entries must be published in English and available for purchase in either hardcover or bound paperback book form.

Eligible Books: Debut novels, short story collections, and novellas are eligible in the category of fiction. Debut books and chapbooks are eligible in the category of poetry. A debut is defined as a first book published within a category. First books by authors who have published books in other categories are eligible.

An application fee of $25 is required for each submission. An additional processing fee is required for online payment.

For more details, visit http://latenightlibrary.org/2014-debut-litzer-prizes/

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

22nd year. $3,000 in cash prizes, including $1,000 for the best story and $1,000 for the best essay. Send prose submissions up to 6,000 words each. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $16. Deadline: April 30. Judge: Arthur Powers. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2013). See guidelines, past winners, and enter at www.winningwriters.com/ tomstory

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/

2014 Idaho Prize for Poetry

The Idaho Prize is an annual, national competition offering $1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press for a book-length poetry manuscript. Manuscripts are accepted for review before May 15 of each year, and on 15 August, a winner is announced. In addition to announcements in national publications, the winning book and author will be featured on the Lost Horse Press website, along with a list of the finalists, as well as in the catalog of our distributor, the University of Washington Press.

The final judge for the 2014 Idaho Prize for Poetry is Dorianne Laux.

For more details, visit http://www.losthorsepress.org/the-idaho-prize/

Dancing Poetry Festival Contest

Deadline: May 15, 2014

Sponsored by Artists Embassy International

Three Grand Prize Winning Poems to be Danced and Filmed

 

       3 Grand Prizes will receive $100 each plus their poems will be danced and filmed. Each Grand Prize winner will be invited onstage for photo ops with the dancers and a bow in the limelight.

Six First Prizes will receive $50 each

Twelve Second Prizes will receive $25 each

Thirty Third Prizes will receive $10 each

       All winners will be invited to read at our 21st Festival at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, September 20, 2014

All prize winners will receive a prize certificate suitable for framing and a ticket to the Dancing Poetry Festival 2014. The top three poems chosen as Grand Prizes will be choreographed, costumed and recorded live in an on-stage performance at the Festival. See pictures from our 2013 Festival, and check the other tabs on our website to read winning poems and view photos of the winning poets.

Last year’s Grand Prize winners included Andrea Bates, Joanne M. Clarkson, and Jan K. Dederick. Recent topics of winning poems have touched on the travels of Matisse, a Picasso painting, falling leaves, love, Iraq, China, history, dance, current events, reverie, socially significant situations and even some humor sprinkled here and there. Please don’t feel constrained to write a poem about dancing.

The entry fee is $5 per poem or $10 for 3 poems, payable to Artists Embassy International. (Poets outside the USA, please send an international postal money order in US dollars or US currency.) Each poem may be up to 40 lines long. Send two copies of each poem. One copy should be anonymous (just title and poem), the other should have your name, address, phone, email address and where you heard about this contest (e.g. Winning Writers Newsletter). There is no limit on the number of entries. Entries should be typed.

http://www.dancingpoetry.com/dpfpoetrycontestrules.html

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REMIXING THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS

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

NO ENTRY FEE.

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

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The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition

The 2014 edition of our ghost story competition is now open!

Most of the stories we publish at The Fiction Desk are more or less realistic, but we try to stray outside that from time to time: some genre fiction should be part of any balanced reading diet. One genre that we particularly like to feature is the ghost story.

This year, our ghost story competition has a first prize of £500, and at least five finalists will each receive £100; the winner and finalists will also be published in an upcoming Fiction Desk anthology.

Entries should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. The entry fee is £7 for each story submitted, and the closing date is Friday, May 30th, 2014. Winners will be announced in late July. For more details, visit http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/ghost-story-competition.php

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The Backwaters Prize

The submission period for the 2014 Backwaters Prize is April 1 through May 31.   Our prize judge for 2014 will be Patricia Smith. We adhere to the CLMP code of ethics for administering a literary contest.

For more information about the prize and for a list of past winners, please visit the Backwaters Prize page.

What you win

The prize is a $1,000.00 cash prize plus publication of your manuscript.

This contest is open to anyone writing in English, whether the poet has previous book publications or not.

For details, visit http://www.thebackwaterspress.org/submissions/

 

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The Chatelaine Awards – Romance Fiction Writing Contests 2014

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: May 31st, 2014

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

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

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David Burland Poetry Prize

Closing Date:           31 May 2014

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

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

£100         – second prize + CD

£30         – third prize + CD

First Prize will be awarded for each Language Category.

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

All writers 18 years of age and over

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

Each poem will be judged separately

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

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

Entries to be sent by post to Anna Burland Services UK

Entries by email will not be accepted

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

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

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

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

Announcement of the winners will be 01 August 2014.

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

Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize

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

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

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

Open to all writers – published and beginners.

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

2014 TIFERET Writing Contest

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 TIFERET Writing Contest from January 1, 2014 – June 1, 2014. You can submit your entries here.

 

$1,200 will be awarded in prizes

$400 for the best poetry submission

$400 for the best short story (fiction)

$400 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek.

 

A $15 fee is required for each entry. Entries are defined as follows:

            Poetry: You may submit up to six poems. (Poems should be submitted in one document with each poem on a separate page and each page/poem titled.)

            Fiction: You may submit a story up to 20 pages.

            Essay/Interview: You may submit an essay or an interview up to 20 pages.

All submissions must be made electronically.

Submit and enter here.

Specify the genre and pay your appropriate entry fee for each entry. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2014.

2014 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival’s  International Book Competition

The 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival’s international book competition is now underway. Writers and publishers of new books with mountain and/or adventure-travel themes are invited to enter the 21st annual competition — and we hope you have a book (or books!) to enter this year. View 2014 Competition entry details.

 

Entry deadline: June 30, 2014 

Entry forms: For all entries – completed forms must be received by June 30. (Online, or via mail or fax to the Festival office)

Books: For titles published before June 30, finished copies must be received at the Festival office before the deadline. For titles published after June 30, finished copies must be received by August 1.  See the competition regulations for details.

 

Early submission of books is encouraged and appreciated.

 

Please contact us at banffmountainbooks@banffcentre.ca if you have any difficulties downloading the entry form.

For more details, visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/competitions/book/?utm_source=The+Banff+Centre&utm_campaign=ce112f408a-2013+BMFBF+On+Sale&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ad4acfe1fe-ce112f408a-297730561

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 NEW GUARD Contests in Fiction & Poetry

THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest submission period runs from February 10 to July 14, 2014. The entry fee is $15. Guidelines are below. Click the link below to submit via Submittable’s online submission manager. We are looking forward to reading your work!

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TO THE NEW GUARD CONTESTS IN FICTION & POETRY

MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.

Judged by Letters to Wendy’s author Joe Wenderoth.

KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.

Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Tim Seibles.

We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we’re notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.

Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.

TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only. Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail.

Please direct all submission questions to info@newguardreview.com.

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

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: July 31st, 2014

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

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

Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Novel (or Novella) Prize

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

£1000  first prize plus publishing contract.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2014  – The Somerset Awards

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

Deadline: November 30th, 2014.

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

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

 Zone 3 Press

Creative Nonfiction Book Award

Prize: $1,000 and Publication

Guidelines:
• One copy of your manuscript of 150-300 pages.
• An acknowledgments page may be included.
• $25.00 reading fee made payable to Zone 3 Press. Reading fee includes a one-year subscription to ZONE 3. Deadline: April 1, 2015.

For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

Launch Your 
Screenwriting Career with Big Break Contest

Enter your screenplay or teleplay in the 
Big Break Contest by July 31, 2014 and launch your writing career

Eleven winners will share cash, prizes, and an NYFA Writing Fellowship with a total value over $80,000

Join past winners who scored representation with A-list executives and have seen their scripts optioned, sold, and produced.

Enter your feature screenplay in one of seven genre categories including Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Period, Sci-Fi, and Horror

Enter your TV script in one of four categories in half-hour and hour formats for specs and pilots

Two Grand Prize Winners will be selected from the feature genre and television format winners

http://store.finaldraft.com/big-break-contest.html

Darker Times Fiction

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

Neil Postman Award for Metaphor

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

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

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

Nonfiction Book Awards

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

About the Nonfiction Book Awards

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

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

Award recipients receive the following:

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

Review posted to your book sales page on Amazon

Digital award badge for display on your website

Featured listing for your book on our website

Award stickers for your books, available for purchase

Additional Benefits of Winning a Book Award

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

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

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

Zone 3 Nonfiction Award

Zone 3 is accepting submissions for its nonfiction contest. For online submissions, click here to complete the submission manager form, choose “Zone 3 Nonfiction Award” for your genre, and upload your essay. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. For paper submissions, submit one essay with SASE and $10 entry fee to: Zone 3, APSU, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. No deadline.  All entrants will receive a one-year subscription. The winner will be announced on our website. Prize: $250 and publication. For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

Zone 3 Fiction Award

Zone 3 is now accepting submissions for its twelfth annual fiction award. For online submissions, click here to complete the submission manager form, choose “Zone 3 Fiction Award” for your genre, and upload your story. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. For paper submissions, submit one story with SASE and $10 entry fee to: Zone 3, APSU, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. No deadline. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Zone 3. The winner will be announced on our website. Prize: $250 and publication. For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

 

Zone 3 Poetry Award

Zone 3 is now accepting submissions for its annual poetry award. Submit up to three poems via our online submissions manager. Click here to log in and upload your poems; choose “Zone 3 Poetry Award” for your genre. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. No deadline. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Zone 3. The winner will be announced on our website.  Prize: $250 and publication. For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

 

EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Announces its 10th Anniversary Conference Program            in Calgary, May 2-4, 2014

The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society’s annual conference will be held May 2-4, 2014 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary. The 10th anniversary conference promises a weekend jam-packed with literary nonfiction. Highlights include:

• Workshops by Denise Chong (Writing the World), Marjorie Doyle (Comic Relief), Madeline Sonik (Crossing Genres), Lauren Fath and Joanna Eleftheriou (CNF & the Poet) 

• Keynote address by acclaimed historian, novelist & essayist Ronald Wright, “A Short History of A Writer’s Life” (open to the public)

• Literary walk of Old Calgary with George Melnyk and special guest readers Myrna Kostash, Fred Stenson, Chris Turner & Aritha van Herk (open to the public)

•  A Master Class with Lorri Neilsen Glenn (Text, Time, Memory – the Art & Craft of Bricolage) (open to the public)

Plenary session and additional workshop details will be coming soon. Full conference details and registration information are available on our website. Register by April 2 and receive the early bird rate. The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) is a national organization for Canadian authors of literary nonfiction. The collective aims to promote the genre from coast to coast to coast.

Contact:

Shaun Hunter

Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Conference Committee

smhunter@telus.netwww.creativenonfictioncollective.com@CNFCollective

 

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!

 

Call for presenters: Convergence

An International Summit on Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology

November 27 – 30, 2014

The Banff Centre is seeking national and international presenters on subjects related to interdisciplinary arts practices that engage with digital arts for an upcoming arts summit Convergence.

 Convergence is dedicated to exploring what happens when contemporary professional practices in all forms of music, visual and digital art, film, theatre, dance, literature, or interdisciplinary arts cross-pollinate with emerging production and dissemination technologies.

Proposals are being accepted until 5 p.m. on March 21, 2014.

To submit proposals or for enquiries, contact Project Manager Kirstie McCallum: kirstie_mccallum@banffcentre.ca.

For more details, visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/convergence-arts-conference/call-for-presenters/?utm_source=The+Banff+Centre&utm_campaign=3cdefd01a3-Arts_Interdisciplinary_Convergence2_27_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ad4acfe1fe-3cdefd01a3-297730561

Camp NaNoWriMo

You’re invited to Camp NaNoWriMo, running this April and July!

We first imagined Camp simply as an off-season alternative to National Novel Writing Month, but it’s evolved into much more than that: writers choose their own projects—from novel sequels to scripts to pop-up books—and find cabin communities (and often new friends) to support them.

We call it a retreat because you can write anything, plus see what you’re capable of when you have the time and space to create.

Last year, we introduced flexible word-count goals (10,000 to 999,999) and the ability to add your own project genre. Our 2014 features are designed to make Camp even more open:

Supersized, ultra-hyphy cabins. Chat with a mondo crew of fellow writers on @reply-enabled message boards.

Full project-defining power. Claim a genre and category on your profile. “Adventure Short Stories”? “Historical Poetry”? Anything goes.

A big world of inspiration. Our blog, Facebook, and Twitter will be in full Camp spirit throughout the spring and summer.

Brand-new (and restocked) Camp merchandise and donation levels. Because you need a “CandleLit” T-shirt and twig pen in your life.

Make Camp NaNoWriMo your creative retreat. Sign in today (with your existing NaNoWriMo or Camp login) to be ready for the start of our first session on April 1!

 

Chris Angotti

Director of Programs

Indigenous Writing Program

 

September 15 – 27, 2014 (on-site residency)


October 6 – December 12, 2014 (online program)


Apply by May 1, 2014


Faculty: Witi Ihimaera, Lee Maracle, Richard Wagamese  

 

The Indigenous Writing Program is a unique opportunity for writers to develop their writing and storytelling voices amidst a vibrant community of renowned faculty and fellow writers. It offers an extended period of writing time: an intensive two-week residency at The Banff Centre followed by 10 weeks working online from your own home or work space. Writers receive invaluable one-on-one editorial feedback with outstanding faculty during the residency, and continue working online with a mentor-editor throughout the 10 weeks off campus.

*Financial assistance is available from the Canada Council for the Arts for all accepted applicants. Assistance includes program tuition, accommodation, meals, and travel.

For more details, visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1460

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. Conference sessions typically run between 9:00 a.m. PST to 4:00 p.m. PST.

See more at:

http://nonfictionwritersconference.com/2014-nonfiction-writers-conference/

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. 

Samantha Warwick

Southern Alberta Program Coordinator

Writers Guild of Alberta

Phone: (403) 265 – 2226

www.writersguild.ab.ca

 

“The Writers Guild of Alberta is a community of writers that exists to support, encourage and promote writers and writing; to safeguard the freedom to write and to read; and to advocate for the well-being of writers.”

Now accepting applications: 
Interdisciplinary Arts Residency

Application deadline: June 2, 2014

This latest residency is designed to support artists, collectives, and companies in the creation, investigation, and production of new work that crosses disciplines and genres. Utilizing the various artistic facilities on campus, artists will be able to explore projects that blur boundaries.
 
Artists at various stages of artistic practice are encouraged to apply, whether they are at the conceptual stage, ready for development and production, or preparing for presentation. Adjudication is based on artistic merit and the ability of The Banff Centre to help realize the project.

For more information, visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1474&utm_source=The+Banff+Centre&utm_campaign=3cdefd01a3-Arts_Interdisciplinary_Convergence2_27_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ad4acfe1fe-3cdefd01a3-297730561

Women Reading Aloud

GREECE WRITER’S RETREAT


JUNE 16 – 25, 2014

REGISTER NOW – SPACES AVAILABLE

We’re looking forward to June, 2014

ALONNISOS is a jewel of an island situated in the northwest of the Aegean Sea. It belongs to the Northern Sporadic group of islands. The harbor spills into a small bay with clear turquoise waters, surrounded by steep, ochre-yellow cliffs. Alonnisos has been designated as one of the top eco-islands of Europe. Swim in its crystal clear waters or hike old donkey paths kept open for nature lovers. Explore the natural beaches and travel into the hilly countryside where gentle, green hills converge with deep ravines. View the island as one large botanical garden. Surround yourself with dramatic views from the top of Chora – Old Town – and other highpoints on the island. Return to your private terrace and breathe in the calm of the environment.

You will arrive by Flying Dolphin hydrofoil or ferry to the lively port and main village of Patitiri. Most of the islands’ 2,900 permanent inhabitants live in this area. Patitiri is full of cafes and tavernas where you can sit with your writing journal and enjoy the port atmosphere with the many colorful fishing and sailing boats. Walk up the hill to Nina’s Pansion where you will be staying and feast your eyes on the magenta bourganvilla. Read. Take a nap. Swim. Hike. Take time. Write.

CanWrite! 2014 Conference

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

 

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Early-bird registration ends January 27, 2014

Registration period ends May 24, 2014

 

LITERARY MASTERS + WRITERS’ RETREAT + CONFERENCE!

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

 

WHAT’S UP THIS YEAR?

Moderated expressive writing circles

Guided forest hikes to spark your creativity

Yoga sessions

Special interest sessions

Pitch sessions with publishing professionals

 

WHAT’S ON THE PROGRAM?

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

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

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

Book fair and author signings

Panel discussions on timely issues in the publishing industry

Exhibits by professionals offering specialized services to writers

Open mike readings

2014 CanAuthors Literary Awards

Canadian Authors Annual General Meeting

 

Location: Lakehead University, Orillia Campus

WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

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

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

 

Professional Writing specializing in Business and Technical Writing

Professional Writing specializing in Marketing and Public Relations

Creative Writing

 

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

RESOURCES

Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Joanne Gerber

Program Consultant

Saskatchewan Arts Board

(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526

1 306 964 1163

joanne@artsboard.sk.ca

Artist Residency

A different kind of Artists’ Colony in Costa Rica

http://www.odysseyscostarica.org/Home.html

Open Call to writers and artists of all disciplines worldwide, emerging or established. Currently accepting applications for spring and summer of 2014. If making plans on shorter notice space may or may not be available, so please inquire first: OdysseysCostaRica@gmail.com.

EST-NORD-EST RESIDENCY

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

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

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

SALT CAY WRITERS RETREAT SCHOLARSHIPS

http://www.litpark.com/2014/02/12/announcing-the-salt-cay-writers-retreat-merit-scholarship-contest/

The winner will be invited to attend the Salt Cay Writers Retreat with all program and tuition fees covered. Takes place in the Bahamas. While the Salt Cay Writers Retreat curriculum is particularly suited for advanced fiction writers, memoirists, and narrative non-fiction writers, any author who wishes to take their writing to the next level is welcome for a memorable week of writing and instruction October 20-25.

Deadline: April 1, 2014.

Women Reading Aloud Writer’s Retreat

WOMEN READING ALOUD hosts its 4th international Writer’s Retreat from June 16th – 25th on the magical island of Alonnisos, in beautiful Greece.

Situated in the northwest of the Aegean Sea, Alonnisos has been designated as one of the top eco-islands of Europe. View the island as one large botanical garden. Enjoy your private room with bath and private balcony overlooking the turquoise waters of the sea. Morning Writing Workshops, Nite Writes, Sunset Dinner Cruise, Yoga (optional), Welcome Dinner, Closing Reception and much more. Led by Julie Maloney, Founder/Director of Women Reading Aloud. Open to writers of all genres. All levels. Workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method.

Discover new material, hone your craft and explore the writer’s life. For testimonials and further details, visit: www.womenreadingaloud.org

The Banff Centre Literary Arts Programs

 

Call for applications: Summer/fall 2014 programs

 

Narrative & Poetry

Writing With Style

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

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

 

Wired Writing Studio

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

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

 

Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

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

 

Non-Fiction

Writing With Style

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

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

 

Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Application deadline: Jun 15, 2014

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

 

Literary Journalism

Application deadline: Mar 15, 2014

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

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL PROJECT ASSISTANCE

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

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

CAMAC RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Program Description

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

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

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

 

FANSNEXTDOOR

http://www.fansnextdoor.com/en

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

INDIEGOGO

http://www.indiegogo.com

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

Kickstarter

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

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

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

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

Online Writing Classes

FanStory.com  is a writing site founded in 2000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PEERBACKERS

http://www.peerbackers.com

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

PLACES FOR WRITERS

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

Public Engagement in the Arts

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

Writers’ Coalition – Benefits You Can Afford

 

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

 

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

 

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

The Writers’ Coalition

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

http://www.writerscoalition.com

writerscoalition@actrafrat.com

1 800-387-8897 x238

PUBLICATIONS & PUBLISHING

Authority Publishing for Non-fiction Authors

http://authoritypublishing.com/

Authorspress

Publishers of Scholarly Books

New Delhi, India

Website: www.authorspressbooks.com

Blog: www.authorspressbooks.wordpress.com

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

Email id: info@authorspressbooks.com

 

MADE IN BANFF

New newsletter weekly!

The Banff Centre Blog

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

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS

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

Book Markets for Children’s Writers 2014

Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers 2014

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

brokenpencil

The magazine of zine culture and independent arts

http://www.brokenpencil.com/

Commonwealth Writers: A world of new fiction

            http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/

107 Countries, 193 Airlines, 212 Publications!

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

 

In-Flight Magazines Report

GOOSE LANE EDITIONS

http://gooselane.com/submissions.php

Goose Lane Editions specializes in Canadian literary fiction and poetry, and in creative non-fiction on subjects such as art, history, politics, biography, travel, nature, popular culture, and the big ideas of our time. We are principally interested in submissions from Canadian writers. We only consider submissions from outside of Canada if the author is Canadian and if the book has extraordinary interest to Canadian readers. We do not publish books for children or young adults, personal memoirs, how-to books, mystery novels, fictional crime stories or works of science fiction. We do publish books with a distinctive flair and a clear, resounding voice, and vision. We are interested in books that take the reader on an original journey that fascinates, resonates, and captivates.

The Journaling Place

http://www.createwritenow.com/

 

Get started: write a journal!

THE MALAHAT REVIEW

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

Summer issue of Malahat lite and Malahat Review now available!

PEACHTREE PUBLISHERS

http://peachtree-online.com/index.php/resources/submission-guidelines/manuscript-guidelines.html

For children’s picture books, send full manuscript. For all others, send either full manuscript OR table of contents plus three sample chapters. Peachtree does not accept query letters where no manuscript is included. Peachtree currently publishes the following categories: Children’s fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, middle readers, young adult books, education, parenting, self-help, and health books of interest to the general trade. Peachtree does not publish historical novels (except children’s/young adult), science fiction, fantasy, romance, westerns, horror, poetry, short stories, plays, business, scientific or technical reference, or books intended specifically as textbooks.

Shelf Unbound

New issue of Shelf Unbound!

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

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

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

WOW! Women on Writing

An e-zine promoting the communication between women writers, Authors, Editors, Agents, Publishers, and Readers

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/

Writers Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/

 

 

 

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