Friday, July 24, 2015

$3,000 poetry prize; Plus, wanted: ghost stories; 10 Stories contest; 100-word stories, and others

Red Hen Press invites entries the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Prize: $3,000. Entry fee: $25. Length: 48 pages minimum.
Deadline August 31, 2015. Guidelines here.

Good afternoon! Thank you for listing This Dark Matter as a submission option for creative work on Quick Brown Fox. We've issued a special call for submissions that your readers may be interested in. Every year we accept ghost stories--both personal experiences and works of fiction--which are published during the month of October.
Deadline September 1, 2015.
More information is available on our website. And, of course, we will continue to accept short stories and poetry through our regular call for submissions.
Many thanks for your help to spread the word.
Best wishes,
Nicole Wolverton

16th Annual "Ten Stories High" Short Story Competition
The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its “Ten Stories High” Fifteenth Annual Short Story Competition, open to all Ontario writers. Stories can be of any genre but must be previously unpublished and between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. No personal essays, memoirs, children’s literature or non-fiction please. Only fiction and creative non-fiction will be accepted. For first Canadian rights, the top ten finalists will have their stories published in our anthology in March of 2016.
Due to the volume of entries, story evaluations will only be offered to the winning entries. The entry fee is $15 per story, non-refundable. Multiple entries are welcome. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Authors Association – Niagara and mailed with your submission to Canadian Authors Association – Niagara Branch, “Ten Stories High.”
First prize: $300, second: $200, third: $100
Deadline September 30. Guidelines here.

A Quiet Courage is an online literary journal specializing in tiny words. They seek compelling, poignant, memorable, and well-written micro-fiction and poetry in 100 words or less. Also accepts Spanish submissions (with their exact English translations). Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines here

Lost Documents is a new journal from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, seeking poetry and fiction for upcoming releases. Submit to 
Deadline: Ongoing.

See Brian Hnery's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Moncton, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. Hi Brian,

    Thanks so much for listing our call for submissions, it's really appreciated.

    -Clara Ray Rusinek Klein
    Founder and Editor in Chief,
    A Quiet Courage Journal