Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Poetry, speculative fiction & fantasy wanted, plus the Writers Union annual prose contest for new writers

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Lantern Magazine, a bi-weekly print poetry journal based out of Montreal is currently seeking submissions.
Deadline: Ongoing.

Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women every three months. We think girls write awesome characters and really cool stories and we want to show it to the world. We will consider stories submitted by any woman writer, regardless of experience or writing resume.
Stuff we want:
Science Fiction
Space Opera
New Fairy Tales (not retellings)
Some creepiness
Stories that explore the nooks and crannies of an original world
Big events from the everyman perspective
Unique settings and storytelling forms
Well written stories with strong characters
Deadline for June issue: February 15. Then submissions for September issue start March 15 and remain open until May 15. Full submission guidelines here.

Mirror Dance is an online fantasy magazine. They are especially interested in “secondary world stories and stories told from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious viewpoints and actively seeks fiction with LGBTQA themes.  Currently seeking stories and poems with the theme Animals and Humans” for their summer issue.
Deadline: Ongoing. Full submission guidelines here.

Writers Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for new writers
The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or nonfiction, written by an author not yet published in book format.
Entry Fee: $29 per entry paid through Submittable. Prize: $2,500
Deadline: March 1, 2015. Full submission guidelines 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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