Thursday, June 13, 2013

Calls for submissions and contests for short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction

Room Magazine for women is accepting submissions for its Annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Contest. First prize in each category: $500.
Deadline: July 15, 2011. Entry fee: $30 (includes subscription). Details here.

Room is also seeking submissions by women for issue 37:1 (Spring 2014). Theme: The Fashionable. Accepts short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and art. “Sometimes we do things because they are fashionable, and sometimes we don’t do them because they are fashionable. But what is fashion? Who decides?” 
Deadline: July 31, 2013.  Guidelines here.

Dear Brian,
We are holding our annual poetry contest at Vallum Magazine. We’re  accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2013
Submit a maximum of 3 poems of up to 60 lines per poem.
Entry Fee: $20 per submission (includes a 1-year subscription to Vallum)
1st Prize: $750
2nd Prize: $250
plus publication in Vallum
Deadline: July 15, 2013. Enter Online here.
Best wishes,
Francesca Bianco

Independent, biannual print magazine Passion: Poetry is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue (scheduled for September 2013). Accepting poetry, short creative pieces (1 page or less), photographs, and artistic images. Looking for passionate words and imagery that inspire and motivate.
Deadline: July 31, 2013. Guidelines here. 

Hello Brian,
Hello! I hope this message finds you to be of good health and cheerful. This is Andre L. West, Editor at Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest. I’m writing to let you know The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now open. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.
We’re accepting poems (30 lines max.) and short stories (5 pages max.) on any subject or theme. First prize poetry: $250US; first prize short fiction: $500US. Entry fees: $5US (poetry) and $10US (fiction).
Deadline: July 31, 2013. Guidelines here. 
Thank you for your encouragement and support for the writing community, Brian!
With all best regards,
Andre L. West, Editor

The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar is available now. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer, if you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar gives a full listing of contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and non-fiction – contests for just about everyone. The Calendar costs just $20 at one of Brian Henry's workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail (all taxes and shipping included).
To order, email

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, Orillia, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great site but is there a more up to date version for magazines in 2014?