Thursday, April 26, 2012

Canadian Authors' Association, Niagara's, annual poetry contest & The Antigonish Review's annual fiction and poetry contests

The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its 27th Annual
Poetry Anthology contest for residents of Ontario.

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2012.
First Prize-$200 Second Prize-$100 Third Prize-$50
Entry fee $15 for up to three poems and $4 for each additional poem,
By entering the contest, you agree to give the CAA-Niagara Branch first rights to publish
your poem in The Saving Bannister.

The Antigonish Review 
The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, book reviews, and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas. It publishes both emerging and established writers and each year sponsors a poetry contest and a prose contest: The Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest The Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize, with $2,400 in Prizes!

Update, May 25, 2011: The Antigonish Review has extended their deadlines to July 31 for fiction, and August 30 for poetry.

Here are the details:

Fiction entries must be postmarked by May 31
Poetry must be postmarked by June 30
Previously published works, works accepted for publication or simultaneous submissions are ineligible. No electronic submissions, please. Fiction entries must be typed, double-spaced, one side of page only - poetry must be single-spaced. Please include a separate cover sheet containing your identifying information as well as the titles of all entries.
Your name must appear ONLY on the cover page.
Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize:
Stories on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 20 pages.
First prize:
$600 & publication;
Second prize:
$400 & publication;
Third prize:
$200 & publication;
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest:
Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 4 pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems.
First prize:
$600 & publication;
Second prize:
$400 & publication;
Third prize:
$200 & publication;
Entry Fee: Canada $25.00; the United States $30.00 (US funds); All others $40.00 (US funds) for either contest.

Bonus: You may enter both contests for an additional $10.00. You may enter as often as you like; only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription which will begin with the fall issue, 2011.
Make cheques or money orders payable to The Antigonish Review.
Mail submissions to:
The Antigonish Review Contest,
Box 5000,
St. Francis Xavier University,
Nova Scotia, Canada,
B2G 2W5.

The Antigonish Review also accepts submissions year round and pays for pieces it publishes. Fiction should be less than 3,000 words. For poetry, submissions of 3 – 4 poems are preferred. Book reviews should be of Canadian poetry, fiction or non-fiction published in the past year. Reviews run roughly between 1,000 and 2,500 words. A reviewer might choose to review a single book or review two – four books that invite connections.

For fiction and articles, pays $100 plus two copies of the issue in which your piece appears. 
For book reviews and translations, pays $50 plus two copies of the issue in which your piece appears. 
For poetry, pays $30 plus two copies of the issue in which your piece appears. 

Full submission guidelines here

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including creative writing courses and workshops in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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