Saturday, April 8, 2017

Three paying markets, a film competition for young people, a contest, and sci-fiction wanted

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Prairie Fire is a literary quarterly published out of Winnipeg that’s been around for 30 years. It accepts poetry (submit a maximum of six), fiction and creative nonfiction (prose pieces 10,000 words maximum. It pays 10 cents / word for prose to a maximum of $250 and $40 for poems. Full details of payments here.
Guidelines here.

Cash prizes for kids & youth entering film competition 
Film Camp for Kids & Youth invites students ages 11 to 25, from Sarnia to Windsor, to participate in “Celebrating Canada & Ontario - A Short Film Competition for Youth” taking place during National Youth Arts Week, May 1st to 7th, 2017.  Thanks to a grant from the Ontario150 Community Celebration Program, Film Camp for Kids & Youth will be giving out $5,000 in cash prizes to aspiring filmmakers in the region. 
Deadline: April 24, 2017
The film competition will require participants to submit short films (maximum 12 minutes) based around celebrating Canada's and Ontario's culture, history, environment, future, innovation, becoming a new home, sports, art, tourism, and more.  All pre-screened (for quality and content) short films will be viewed publicly during the National Youth Arts Week where they will be judged in age groups based on public vote, as well as professional adjudication.
Film Camp for Kids & Youth has offered year-round programming in all aspects of film-making, serving Windsor-Essex since 2013.  The camp expanded in 2015 thanks to a grant from Libro Credit Union and now offers day and overnight camps to over 200 participants ages 8-18 years.  Classes in writing, photography, acting, special effects, lighting, and more are included in programming offers. The camp also employs university and college film students to give them work experience in their field.
Please email info@filmcampforkids.com to receive a Film Contest Registration Form or download from our website.  The short films submitted should range from one to 12 minutes and be individual or group projects.

Tesseracts Twenty-one opens to submissions! Edited by Rhonda Parrish and Greg Bechtel, the anthology focuses on optimistic speculative fiction and will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in the spring of 2018.  
The theme of the anthology is “optimism” – which doesn't necessarily exclude dark or scary settings – but requires some sort of optimistic twist or element. Whether that takes the form of a solar-punk tale set in a sustainable world with a post-scarcity economy, a POV character existing as an advocate of optimism or something else entirely, the editors want to see it.
 “We're not looking for saccharine sweetness, but rather stories which offer a little brightness and hope in one way or another,” says Rhonda Parrish, co-editor.
“While we’re certainly interested in submissions where a Canadian setting (a specific city, region, or province) plays a role, we’re also open to stories set anywhere in the world, the universe, or the multiverse,” says Greg Bechtel, co-editor.
Stories must be previously unpublished, in English, between 500-6,000 words.
Submissions are only open to Canadian writers (citizens, residents, expats, etc.). The editors will accept stories previously published in a language other than English, but they must first be translated into English before submission.
 Deadline: April 30, 2017. Guidelines here.

Dear Mr. Brian Henry,
Hope you are doing well. At the confluence of the West and the East, Bosnian based, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly Announces its second international writing competition for:
Best Short Story
Best Poem
Best Essay
Deadline April 30, 2017. Guidelines here.
Entry fee: $15 for submitting up to three pieces (Best Short Story and Best Essay categories), except for Poetry category where up to three submissions are accepted for $15.
The Winning Entry in each category (short story, essay and poem) will receive US$1,000 as prize money, apart from a symbolic artifact (clepsydra), digital stamp and diploma. Authors of winning entries will receive printed copy of the Hourglass Literary Magazine No. 2.
Editorial staff and board members will take under consideration shortlisted works (not awarded a prize) for publication in the second issue of the Hourglass Literary Magazine. The selected works will be financially compensated.
The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages (comprising Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin.) There are no theme, or genre limitations and boundaries.
Short stories should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words.
Poems should not have more than 3,500 words.
Essays should not exceed 9,000 words or be less than 1000 words.
Sincerely yours,

Teenology 101, an earlier anthology
of teen writing from Winter Wind
Dear Brian, 
Winter Wind Press is hosting a short story contest with the aim to collect 101 publishable pieces  written by teens ages 13-18 (residents/students of Ontario).
The pieces may be fiction and creative non-fiction, must be original and previously unpublished work, up to 2,500 words each, English preferred but French or Spanish also considered for translation and inclusion as long as it is the writer's 1st language. Selected pieces will be included in an anthology of stories, and authors will receive one hard copy of published work as remuneration for the project, which is expected to take about one year to complete. The intention is to make the anthology available as an eBook (digital) and through on-demand publishing once fully edited, curated, and produced. 
Deadline: May 1, 2017. Full contest details here.
I appreciate your support. 
Geraldine MacDonald
Editor/Publisher

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, or Best Paying Markets. In the list of Labels, you’ll also find a links to various other collections of postings.

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