The American Kennel Club sponsors this free contest. Submissions accepted April 15, 2011 – January 31, 2012. The entry may feature either pure bred or a mixed breed dog, but no talking dogs.
Maximum length 2,000 words. Prizes: $500, $250, $100 and publication in AKC Family Dog magazine (as space allows). Full contest rules here.
Regular submissions to magazine:
Family Dog accepts stories from freelancers and pays $300 – $500 for feature stories of 1,000 – 3,000 words. Family Dog bills itself as a lifestyle magazine for people who consider their dog a part of the family and consider their dog's health, happiness, and well-being a priority.
The magaine includes how-to articles and inspiring and entertaining stories about our canine pals. Both how-to's, and feature articles should be written in an engaging and reader-friendly format.
More about The Family Dog here. Query the editorial staff at: email@example.com
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.