Monday, May 20, 2019

Blogs, Journals and Contests looking for your short prose and your poetry, including a poetry contest with a $20,000 prize

Sara
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Hi, Brian.
Love (and appreciate) your blog. I recently started a blog of my own where I review northern books – specifically, those set in or concerning the NWT or Nunavut.
I've posted just a handful of reviews so far, but if you'd care to give a shout-out, I'd be thrilled!
About the blog:
Northreads features articles and reviews of books, new and old, that are about Canada’s North, with a heavy emphasis on the Eastern Arctic and the NWT. The goal is create the ultimate reading list for people who want to know more about Canada North of 60.
About me:
A farm kid from Saskatchewan, I moved north to Iqaluit in 2004, then west to Yellowknife in 2013. I’ve been reading about the North ever since. I’ve also worked as a reporter in print, radio and (yes, it’s true) television, including a long stint with CBC North. @writer_minogue
Thx!
Sara Minogue
Yellowknife

The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is happy to announce our 2019 Literary Contest!
Contest Categories:
·         Short Story: 2500 words maximum
·         Poetry: A poem or collection, no more than five poems
·         Creative Non-Fiction: 2500 words maximum
Open to new, aspiring and modestly published writers.
Prizes: The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winning entries will be published on the EMWF website and the names of the winners will be included in the festival weekend program.
Entry Fee: $15 Canadian per entry. Cheque or money order payable to: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
Deadline May 31, 2019. Guidelines here.
The Eden Mills Festival is also running poetry contests for teens and for children. See here.

Entropy Magazine is currently and indefinitely open for submissions of Reviews (collaborative reviews, video reviews, & non-traditional reviews are welcome), Interviews, Conversations, Discussions, Roundtables & Articles, Essays, Notes, Rants, Lists, Writings related to or following into any of the following categories: Creative Nonfiction, Lyrical Essay, Personal Essay, Literature, Experimental Writing, Small Presses, Translation, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Games (Video games, board games, computer games), Science, Digital & Interactive Literature, Travel, the Paranormal, Television, Film, Music, Food, Culture & Art.
Guidelines here. 

New literary journal Slippage Lit seeks writers
“As writers and fans of literature, we realise that every writer has a work or two that they know is of high quality, but is also a little out there (more than literary magazine content usually is) or not in the style of the time.
That’s the stuff we want you to submit to us!
At Slippage Lit we don’t want our contributors to feel restricted by form or genre. As such we don’t distinguish submissions by genre. We want your writing that slips between poetry and fiction, weaves together more than one genre. Have you written a memoir in verse? Fantastic, we want it! Have you written a science-fiction sonnet? Awesome, send it our way! Have you written a Horror Comedy that will have us in hysterics? That sounds like something we would like! Is what you’ve written like none of these examples, and like nothing else out there? Submit it to us!
Length 500 – 5,000 words.
Submission guidelines here.
Submissions currently open for the second issue of Slippage Lit

The biennial Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize seeks to recognize Canadian poets whose work wrestles with the beauty and complexity of religious faith. In 2019, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $20,000 and $5,000 respectively, by a panel of three celebrated writers: Lorna Goodison, Chelene Knight, and Scott Cairns.
There is a $25 USD entry fee to be paid upon submission. The fee includes a one-year digital subscription to Image (4 issues), as well as access to the journal's digital archives (50 issues) for one year.
Poets engaged with all faith traditions are encouraged to submit work, however this prize is not designed to erase distinctions or paper over conflict. There are meaningful differences between Muslims and Christians, Hindus and Orthodox Jews that cannot, and should not, be erased, suppressed, or ignored. Instead, this prize seeks to honor writing that explores the distinctive contours of belief and the shape it gives to modern life.
The 2019 Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize will be awarded to a poet who is hammering out new forms and new language to express the ineffable today. The prize seeks to encourage writers whose poems provide access to spiritual experience, awakenings that cast light on the world and make it known. We want to hear from poets who are grappling with transcendence and the divine, those for whom poetry is—as Christian Wiman would describe it—a form of theology.
The 2019 Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize invites writers to submit poetry suites, collections of poems unified and organized by a central theme or idea. All poetry genres are welcome, however your suite may be no fewer than 200 lines and no more than 500 lines. 
 Launched in 2016, the Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize is presented by Image journal, with support from Cardus. It’s open to all writers currently living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad. All shortlisted nominees will have their work considered for publication in Image.
Deadline: June 30, 2019. Guidelines here.

Quick Brown Fox always welcomes your book reviews – or any kind of review. If you want to review your favourite coffee shops or libraries, babysitters or lovers (no real names please), go for it. You can read an essay about how to write a book review here and see guidelines about submitting reviews of any kind to Quick Brown Fox here
QBF also welcomes essays about a favourite book or about your experience of reading or writing. Read a few essays on the blog to get a taste of what other writers have done (see here and scroll down), write your own, and submit it to me at brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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