Monday, January 2, 2017

Two paying markets, two good writing contests and Shotgun Honey

Established in 2011, Shotgun Honey came onto the scene to provide crime fiction lovers a regular diet of flash fiction. Living by the simple tenet of keeping it lean and mean, Honey has published 700+ stories from 360+ authors from around the world since that very first story on April 6th, 2011.
Under the imprint, One Eye Press, Shotgun Honey has continued to champion short form storytelling with a catalog of anthologies and novellas geared to entertain readers in a single sitting.
Honey publishes 2–3 new crime stories of 700 words or less every week. Full submission guidelines here.

Author Amy Stuart will be one of
the judges for the Writers' Union
short prose competition
The Writers' Union of Canada’s 24th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging 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 who has published no more than one book (traditionally or self-published_.
Prize: $2,500 for the winning entry, and winner and finalists will be submitted to three Entry fee: $29
Deadline: February 1, 2017. Full guidelines here.

Upstreet literary magazine invites submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction for its thirteenth issue. Pieces must be 5,000 words or less. Pays $50 to $250. Each author will also receive one complimentary copy, and may purchase more copies at a reduced rate.
Deadline: March 1, 2017. Full submission guidelines here.  

Agni online literary journal (an extension of the Agni print journal). “We see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. We look for the honest voice, the idiosyncratic signature, experimental where necessary but not willfully so. Writing that grows from a vision, a perspective, and a passion will interest us, regardless of structure or approach.”
Pays $10 per page for prose and $20 per page for poetry, with a $150 maximum.
Submission period: Sept 1 – May 31. Full guidelines here.

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

Navigating tip: For more paying markets, go to the Labels for this posting listed below and click on Paying Markets. In the list of Labels, you’ll also find a link to all postings for both Markets for short pieces and Writing contests and various other labels.

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