Monday, June 18, 2012

Honey is Missing seeks horror stories; Narrative Magazine's spring contest is open to all writers – fiction & non-fiction

A new Canadian press Honey is Missing  (launched in January 2012) seeks short horror stories for an upcoming collection. Theme: Home invasion – an exploration of the horrors associated with the safe places in our lives coming under threat, violation and assault, real or imagined.

Length: 4,000 words max. Deadline: July 31, 2012. Full submission guidelines here.

Narrative Magazine
Narrative Magazine's spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers.

We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Prior winners and finalists in Narrative contests have gone on to win other contests and to be published in prize collections, including the Pushcart PrizeBest New Stories from the South, the Atlantic prize, and others. View some recent awards won by our writers.

As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.

Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission Fee: There is a $22 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.  All contest entries are also eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2012 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week.

Deadline is July 31, 2012, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

Full submission guidelines here.

Other Submission Categories: In addition to our contest, please review our other Submission Categories for areas that may interest you.

For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar, just $23.50 including all taxes and shipping. For details, email

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