Friday, July 11, 2014

All sorts of writing wanted for contests and journals: short stories, poetry and creative nonfiction, love, erotica, and hauntings

Haiku for Lovers
from Buttontapper Press
Buttontapper Press is seeking short erotica submissions for a 2015 anthology of sexy shorts. Pieces should be 2,000 words or less, “with emphasis on hot sex, unique characters and an overall distinction of intelligent smut.” Authors whose works are accepted for inclusion will receive quarterly royalties, based on sales, plus digital copies of the book. 
Deadline: July 31, 2014. Guidelines here. 

Eden Mills Writers' Festival Literary Contest
If you have writing within you that must be shared, we encourage you to enter the EMWF’s annual literary contest. Open internationally to new and modestly published writers, ages 16­ and older, the contest requires entrants to submit a short story (2500 words max.), poetry collection (of 5 poems or less), or one­-act play.
The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winners will be invited to read a short selection of one to two minutes from their work at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival on Sunday Sept 14, 2014.
Margaret Atwood
chilling at the Eden Woods Festival
Entry Requirements:
-         Include four copies of each submission
-         On a cover page, include title, with your name address, phone number, and email. Name and contact info should not appear on other copies. Email entries will not be accepted
Submission Fee: $15 per entry. Cheques to be made payable to Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.
To Submit, mail four copies to:
Laurel Marsolais, 39 Bushmills Cres., Guelph, ON N1K 1T6
Deadline: July 31, 2014. For more information, please email: lmlmarso@gmail.com 

The Alice Munro Literary Garden
in Wingham, Ontario
Alice Munro Writers and Readers Festival’s 2014 Short Story Competition
The annual Alice Munro Literary Festival is coming September 26 – 24, 2014, and submissions are invited to the festival’s short story contest. Stories may be a maximum of 5,000 words. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in both adult and teen categories. Submission fee for adults: $25, for teens: $10. All winners will be celebrated at the festival and selected authors will be invited to read from their entries at a Gala Event during the 2014 Festival Weekend, September 26 – 28, 2014.
Deadline: postmarked by August 1, 2014. Submission guidelines here.

Semi-annual print journal Passion: Poetry welcomes submissions for their next issue. Accepts poetry, photography and artistic images. Theme: Love, nature, and learning.
Deadline: August 1, 2014. Guidelines here.

Haunted Waters Press is an independent publisher located in Virginia along the banks of the Shandoah River. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
“Our goal is to bring engaging fiction to our readers in the forms of poetry, prose poetry, short stories, and novellas. While some selections will be available in electronic formats and traditional print, others will be offered as hand-bound originals and paper ephemera as we strive to celebrate the art of the book and letterpress printing. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us.”
Their  quarterly literary journal, From the Depths, features works of prose, creative nonfiction and poetry and comes out in March, June, September, and December on the internet and periodically in print form. Each issue has a new theme. Check out their detailed submissions page here (and don’t forget to scroll down).
In addition, the From the Depths home page (here) features a steady stream of online literary content from their contributors. Deadline: On-going.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


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