Thursday, February 5, 2015

Short story contests for youths, teens and adults; Non-Fiction contest; Shotgun wants words; and Food pieces wanted

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Hi, Brian.
The 2015 Elora Writers' Festival Writing Contest is underway,
Categories: Adult: Age 20+ (Entry fee $15; Prizes $200, $150, $100)
Teen: Age 15-19  (Prizes $200, $150, $100)
Youth: Age 14 and under (Prizes $150, $100, $50)
Theme: Open – just tell us a great story
Judges:
Youth: Kira Vermond, Lisa Dalrymple, Lisa MacColl
Teen: Heather Debling, Heather Wright
Beer and Butter Tarts 
from Stained Pages Press
Adult: Beike Stengos, Barbara Kyle, Sharon Blomfield, Lisa McLean
 Deadline April 3, 2015 Contest details here.
Thank you!
Jean Mills 
Contest Chair

Stained Pages Press is looking for long-form writing about Canadian food, to be published online as part of a weekly feature. Looking for fiction, essays, fully-researched articles and personal essays about food — either by a Canadian or featuring Canadian food items. Payment: 50% of all profits from donations to the site (PayPal tipjar & Patreon) during the week that your work is featured.
Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines here.

They just care about your writing. Armchair/Shotgun is accepting short fiction, poetry, and visual arts on any topic or theme for issue #6. Printed on “real honest-to-goodness paper.” All submissions judged anonymously. 
Deadline: March 31, 2015. Guidelines here.

EVENT Magazine’s Annual Non-Fiction Contest
 Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form.
Entry Fee: $34.95 (includes 1 year of EVENT)
Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee. No simultaneous submissions.
Maximum entry length is 5,000 words, typed, double-spaced.
Prizes: $1500 in prize monies available, plus payment for publication! This year's judge is Andrew Westoll.
Deadline: April 15, 2015 Guidelines will soon be available here.
Besides the contest, EVENT also accepts submissions year-round:
EVENT publishes fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. While most of our contributors are Canadian, we accept English-language submissions from writers around the world.
EVENT’s editorial team seeks the very best in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction by new and established authors. Although we favour manuscripts with strong narratives, we also crave diversity and seek a variety of voices.
Fiction: We want readability, style, well-handled characters and a strong, effective point of view (although not necessarily all in the same story).
Poetry: We are eclectic and always open to content that invites involvement. Send us your work.
Non-Fiction: The creative non-fiction we publish mainly comes through our annual Non-Fiction Contest. (See above.)
Full submission guidelines here.

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