Friday, November 23, 2012

Echolocation, Marco Polo and The Travel Itch want your writing

Echolocation Magazine invites entries for their chapbook contest, The Chase. Interpret the theme in poetry (2 pages max.) or prose (1500 word limit). Entry fee: $5. Top prize in each category: $100 + publication in a chapbook. 
Deadline: December 5, 2012.

Marco Polo Arts Magazine seeks creative nonfiction and will publish the best 100 entries. Your nonfiction must be no longer or shorter than 500 words, title excluded. Break out of the mold and surprise us and yourself. Top prize winner will receive a hardcover edition of Under The Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, a journal, and a film on DVD, probably an awesome French film.
Deadline: December 31st 2012, with selected entries published before and after the deadline. Send submissions and/or questions to
Complete guidelines here.

Hi, Brian.
I hope you are well. Would it be possible to repost our call for submissions for on Quick Brown Fox?


"The Travel Itch is 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." 

Adventures stories should be a maximum of 1,500 words. Travel Itch especially wants tales of far-flung places or experiences off the beaten path. Must include photos.

Misadventures should maintain respect for the people or cultures involved and should exhibit a strong sense of humour. Maximum 1,500 words.

Travel Itch also wants narratives from kids. Maximum 900 words.

Reviews of restaurants and local foods and drinks in far flung locales, and articles about unique recipes, culinary events, reviews of cookbooks, etc.should be a maximum 1,000 words.

Reviews of travel narratives, guidebooks, pictorials, travel films, etc. should be a maximum 1,000 words.

Full submission guidelines 

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses 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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