Friday, January 24, 2014

Calls for submissions: stories for happiness issue, nonfiction and poetry contest entries, and writing by young people

Hey, Poetry Space (UK) is looking for poetry, art, and writing submissions from young writers and artists. All ages welcome. Parents and guardians welcome to submit on child’s behalf.
Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines here.

Paul Newman & Liz Taylor, Cat on a Hot Tin Wolf
(Okay, so the association with Tin Wolf Press is tenuous.
So what.)
Hi, Brian.
I wanted to pass along a call for submissions for a new literary magazine in Ontario, the Tin Roof Press. Our inaugural issue launched with much success in December 2013.  This will be a quarterly magazine, published seasonally.  The next issue - our Happiness issue - will be published in March 2014.  The deadline for submissions is Feb 10, 2014. 
The Tin Roof Press is named after a legendary old bordello that once ran perched high on a cliff overlooking Georgian Bay called the Tin Roof.  It was so named as a nod to Margaret “Mag”  Matthews, an ancestor of mine who was the Madame of the Tin Roof and a local legend. 
The Tin Roof Press is looking for stories full of irreverent humour.  Or tragedy.  Or lust.  Or horror. We want to treat our readers to an exceptionally fun, engrossing read.  And we are looking for writers who feel up to the task.
Submissions of short stories (under 2500 words) and poetry can be sent to or  To get a sense of what we're looking for, check out the pdf version of our beautiful magazine online or email to subscribe if you would like a copy - though they are running out quickly. 
Hope you like the new magazine!
All best,
Jen McGuire
Tin Roof Press

Hi, Brian.
I noticed that we had a few visitors from your blog this weekend - thank you for sharing Ruminate's Short Story prize earlier in 2013!  I thought you might be interested in our current writing contests.  We have both a creative nonfiction prize and a poetry prize open, each with a first place prize of $1,500.  Here are a few more details

VanderMey Nonfiction Prize - Entry Fee: $20, one piece per submission, 5,500 words or less. Deadline Feb 15, 2014.  $1,500 and publication in the Summer 2014 Issue will be awarded to the winner. The runner-up will receive $200 and publication in the Spring 2014 Issue.
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize - Entry Fee: $20, two poems per submission. Deadline May 1, 2014.  $1,500 and publication in the Summer 2014 Issue will be awarded to the winner. The runner-up will receive $200 and publication in the Spring 2014 Issue.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you, and thank you for providing writers with such a great resource! 
Keira Havens
Ruminate Magazine

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