Saturday, July 20, 2013

Flash fiction contest; true stories about collections wanted; and online magazine wants new writers

Online magazine THE HILT (Toronto) is looking for nonfiction, poetry, essays, and musing for an upcoming issue about collections. “What it is to be a collector? Why is that gross sock lucky? How did you get that scar across every toe but one?” True narratives only.
Length: 500 – 1,500 words.
Deadline: August 16, 2013
Full guidelines here.

Hi, Brian.
The new issue of Gemini Magazine includes captivating pieces about Craigslist, blogging, not-so-random acts of kindness, absolution, and more.

Still plenty of time to enter our fifth annual Flash Fiction Contest. Maximum length 1,000 words. 
Deadline: August 31. Grand prize: $1,000; 2nd prize $100; 4 runners up $25 each. Entry fee: only $4. Full contest rules here.
Thanks for reading!
David Bright

Note: Gemini also accepts regular submissions of short stories, memoir, poetry, essays and flash fiction. Paste your work into the body of an email and send it to: submissions@gemini-magazine.comFull submission guidelines here.

Bareback is an online literary magazine that publishes short stories, poetry, art, and short thoughts. It’s very open to new writers.

Fiction: maximum of 2,500 words but shorter is better. Poetry: submit two or three poems. If you want to submit to be a featured poet, submit four or five poems. Art: attach a jpeg and give details of your work in your email. Thoughts: Under 100 words. Paste your stories and poems into the body of your email. No attachments, except jpegs for art submissions.

Full submission guidelines here. Send your work to:

The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar on sale now. If you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar is a book that provides gives a full listing of annual contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. Since these contests recur each year, your Contest Calendar lasts a long time. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and nonfiction – contests for just about everyone.
Regularly, the Calendar costs $20 at one of Brian Henry's workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail. It is now on sale for just $17 at a class or workshop or $20 by mail. (all taxes and shipping included). 
To order, email

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

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