Monday, May 28, 2012

Magazines and contests seek fiction, poetry, essays, creative non-fiction, and fake news; deadlines June 15, June 19 and July 1

Room magazine (Vancouver) is currently accepting submissions for its 2012 Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Prizes: $2250 (total), plus publication. Open to women writers. Deadline: June 15, 2012. Entry fee: $30 (includes subscription).

Online, quarterly publication The Puritan (Toronto) is seeking fiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews for Issue 18: Summer 2012. Deadline: June 15, 2012.

Highbrau Magazine (online, Canada) is looking for submissions on the theme of 'Love and Struggle' for the upcoming 6th issue. Welcomes argument, essay, poetry, fiction, art, and fake news. Length: 750-3000 words. Deadline: June 19, 2012.

Matrix Magazine (Concordia University, Montreal) is searching for poetry and short fiction submissions to the 2012 Litpop Awards. Prize: trip to POP Montreal Festival plus publication. Entry fee $25. Full contest rules here. Deadline: July 1, 2012.
For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar, just $23.50 including all taxes and shipping. For details, email

See Brian Henry's  schedule here, including creative writing courses and writing workshops in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario, and beyond.

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