Thursday, October 23, 2014

Free writing contest with $10,000 prize, plus much more

Hi,
For twelve years now, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has sponsored the Dalton Camp Award, an essay competition honouring the memory of a great Canadian journalist and political actor who, among his many achievements, was one of FRIENDS' founders in 1985. 
Last year we increased this Award to $10,000 in order to encourage more Canadians to think and write about the link between media and democracy.
Please take a moment to consider persons you know who might be interested in this Award – and pass this opportunity along to them.
The deadline this year is November 15, 2014.
The official rules, past winning essays, a video biography on Dalton Camp, and other details about the Award are available from the Dalton Camp Award website here.
Best regards, and thanks for your help in communicating this opportunity within your circle of friends!
Ian Morrison
Spokesperson
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting

The Rag is an electronic magazine that targets the e-readers markets, exclusively (i.e Kindle/Nook/ePub). The Rag is looking for short fiction (1,500 – 10,000 words) and flash fiction (under 1,500 words) for its seventh issue. The Rag pays a minimum of 5 cents per word. But it costs a $3 U.S. service fee to submit or $5 including an issue of The Rag.
The Rag is also seeking entries for its semi-annual short fiction contest. Fee: $15 U.S. Prize: $500.
“As always, we're looking for contemporary material with a grittier edge. Rather than the typical, drab literature all too common to the world of lit mags, we want your literary guts and steel--engaging material that grabs hold and doesn't let go.”
Deadline: November 11, 2014. Guidelines and submissions page here.

Very Important Things (Toronto, Canada) is a new lifestyle blog with a feminist spin. Looking for writers to “share, support, and celebrate the positive change women of all ages around us are making with their various weapons of choice” on the topics of art, fashion, feminism, food, humour, love, and political activism. Publishes personal anecdotes, short stories and essays.
Deadline: Ongoing.

Hi, Brian.
It would be great if you could add PRISM international's contest listing to your site. Details are as follows:
PRISM has a total of three contests: the Creative Non-FictionShort Fiction, and Poetry contests are open to all. In addition, the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry is presented to one outstanding poet published in the magazine.
All contests: Each entry includes a one-year subscription or subscription extension forPRISM international, beginning with the contest issue (Spring 2015 for Non-Fiction and Summer 2015 for Fiction/Poetry).
All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and runners-up will be published at the discretion of the editors. All other entries will be considered for publication as regular submissions (for the possibility of publication in other issues of PRISM).

Creative Non-Fiction Contest

Prize: $1,500 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up
Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (includes a one-year subscription or extension)

Additional entry: $5 each piece
Max. word count: 6,000

Deadline: November 21st, 2014. Full guidelines for all contests here.

See Brian Henry’s schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, 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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