Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Toronto Star free contest, $8,000 in prizes; Free humorous poetry contest; Love poems wanted; NB writers invited: and Spadina Review wants your writing

Toronto Star free Short Story Contest
$8,000 in prizes. No entry fee. Maximum 2,500 words
Three prizes will be awarded:
First Prize: $5,000, plus the tuition fee for The Humber School for Writers 2016 Correspondence Program in Creative Writing. Approximate retail value: $3,000.
Second Prize: $2,000.
Third Prize: $1,000.
Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 29, 2016. Full contest rules here.

Dear Brian,
Love is strange, love is beautiful, love is dangerous...
I'm one of the editors of a new literary website called Don't Talk to Me About Love. I'm sending this letter to you personally in the hopes that you will peruse our site and spread the word to fellow writers and friends about our debut contest, offering $1,000.00 each in fiction, non-fiction and poetry for pieces about love. (Note that the contest deadline is Valentine’s Day!)
Best Regards,
SamHiyate
P.S. If you enjoy the site, please subscribe to the website. (It's free.) You can also like us on Facebook or tweet about us. Happy New Year!
Note: Winning entries also receive a critique from The Rights Factory and both winners and honorable mentions will be published on Don’t Talk to Me About Love. Entry fee is $20. Full contest details here.
Don’t Talk to Me About Love also accepts regular submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork and pays $50, but there is a $3 admin fee for submissions. Full details here.

Hello, Brian.
Might you list the Spadina Literary Review, our online mag which has been publishing since 2011?
Here are our details:
The Spadina Literary Review is published three times yearly, online only. We are interested in short fiction and short non-fiction (500 – 3,500 words), as well as reviews of nonfiction books. We are interested in Toronto-based civic issues. We run one or two poems each issue. No payment at this time. We’re always open for material. Submit by email to: spadlit@gmail.com
Thanks for taking the time, and thanks for any help you can give.
Ian Allaby
Editor-publisher

Writers' Federation of New Brunswick annual Writing Competition
Details: The competition awards $2,600 in cash prizes. It is open to all New Brunswick residents and members of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.
The prize purse includes the David Adams Richards Prize, awarded for a collection of short stories, a novella, or a substantial part of a longer novel.
The Writing Competition recognizes outstanding work in other genres through the Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize for short fiction, the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for poetry manuscripts, the Dawn Watson Memorial Prize for a single poem, and the Fog Lit Books for Young People Prize.
The Federation also offers prizes in creative non-fiction categories. Writers of ages 13 to 18 can enter their poems or stories into the Sheree Fitch Prize category for teen writers.
Entry fee is $35.
Entries must be postmarked by February 29, 2016.  Contest guidelines and entry details here.

Entries are invited for the 15th annual free Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 
This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may have up to 250 lines.
Deadline: April 1.
$2,250 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. There is no submission fee.
Submissions here.

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