Friday, December 11, 2015

Short stories, nonfiction, poetry and 50-word stories wanted

50-Word Stories.  A 50-word story is a piece of fiction written in exactly 50 words. That doesn’t mean “roughly” 50 words; it doesn’t mean “as close to 50 words as possible”; it doesn’t mean 50 words or fewer. It means exactly 50 words.
As with any other form of fiction, a 50-word story should have a beginning and an end, a plot and character development (even if they are only implied), and a theme, meaning, or purpose of some sort. Many 50-word stories are built around twists or climactic moments.
Right now, 50-Word Stories posts two reader-submitted stories every weekday. A $10 prize is available for the best submission each month: see the Top Stories page for more information.
Deadline: On-Going. Submissions info here.

Online journal Tracer (Toronto) is looking for short stories for short attention spans. Submit pieces 2,000 words max. Any genre welcome.
Deadline: On-going. Submissions information here.

The Sacrificial seeks concise, original, dark, humorous, twisted, and insensitively-sensitive works. Accepts short stories, poetic prose, dialogues, commentaries, etc. Length: 500 words. 
Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines here.

Online literary journal and small press Pictures and Portraits (Toronto) seeks experimental prose and character studies from Canadian writers. Accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Length: 2500 words or less.
Deadline: Ongoing. Submission guidelines here.

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

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