Friday, October 25, 2013

Diaspora Dialogues mentorship program, Ropewalk postcard fiction contest, Broken City wants music-related pieces & The Antiginosh Review pays for beautiful literature

Tok, Diaspora Dialogue's literary journal
Diaspora Dialogues Open Call for Submissions: Diaspora Dialogues supports the creation and presentation of new fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and drama that reflect the complexity of the Toronto area, as seen through the eyes of its richly diverse writers. We use art and ideas to explore questions of our connected humanity, and our programs and events help encourage the creation of a literature – and audience – that is vibrant and inclusive.

Diaspora Dialogues invites submissions to its bi-annual mentoring program from emerging GTA writers of short stories, poetry and creative nonfiction.

Through an adjudicated process, writers will be chosen and each assigned (free of charge) to an established writer in a mentoring capacity.

Diaspora Dialogues is committed to supporting a literature of Toronto that is as diverse as the city itself. The setting of the works must be, at least in part, the greater Toronto region. First and second-generation immigrants and First Nations writers are especially welcome.     
Deadline: November 22, 2013.  For complete submission guidelines and application form, see here.

RopeWalk Press (US) invites entries for the The Nobody Series AWP Postcard Contest. Seeking short-short stories “destined for immediate celebrity.” Winning story printed on art postcards displayed for sale among postcards of RopeWalk Press fiction covers. Prize: a signing, 10 copies of the postcard, and a $25 gift certificate to your favorite bookstore or $50 in RopeWalk Press titles. Entry fee: $5.
Deadline: December 1, 2013. Guidelines here.

Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto) is currently accepting submissions for its winter 2013 edition: “Turn on, tune in.” Looking for music-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography and reviews. Also seeking mp3 submissions for a mixtape. Non-paying.
Deadline: December 1, 2013. Guidelines here. 

The Antigonish Review is a is a prestigious quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. The Review welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, articles, and book reviews from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas. It publishes both emerging and established writers.

Deadline: Ongoing (but does not accept fiction June 1 – September 30). Payment: $10-$50. Submission guidelines here.

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

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