Thursday, May 8, 2014

Free poetry contest, writing wanted re Dreams & Reality, Water or Nautical related," short mysteries, and good writing of all sorts

From Diana's Blography, a photography blog

Free contest for virgin writers; The Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest invites entries from Canadian poets (19+) who have not published any original creative writing (poems or prose). Prize: Online publication and private online mentoring sessions with the contest judge (valued at $1,000). No entry fee.
Deadline:June 1, 2014. Guidelines here.

Highbrau Magazine (Ontario) seeks submissions for their issue #12: “Dreams and Reality.” Looking for written submissions of any sort — poetry, fiction, researched argument, conjecture. Length: 900-1,500 words. Send to: 
Deadline: June 1, 2014.

Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto) is currently accepting submissions for its summer 2014 edition: Avast! Looking for water/nautical-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography, reviews.
Deadline: June 1, 2014. Guidelines here. 

Entries are invited for the third annual Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest. First prize $200. Open to mystery, suspense, and thriller. Length: 2500 words max. Open to everyone. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: June 1, 2014. Guidelines here. 

Good afternoon, Brian.
I was writing you to see if we could update the information for Jelly Bucket Literary Journal on Quick Brown Fox.
Joseph Nichols
Jelly Bucket [jel-ee buhk-it] – noun
         1) archaic slang for a lunch pail, formerly used by coal miners and other laborers residing in Appalachia.
         2) Bluegrass Writers Studio's annual graduate-student-produced literary journal.
Jelly Bucket is published annually by Bluegrass Writers Studio, the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Eastern Kentucky University. Founded in 2009, Jelly Bucket features established and new writers. We accept works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, as well as visual art that incorporates text and/or features an aspect of the book arts (for this year's reading period, we are especially interested in street or graffiti art). 

Submitting Your Work
Only one submission per person per reading period please.
Poetry: Please send us no more than five poems at a time. One poem per page. Format poems on the page as you would have them printed.
Nonfiction: Nonfiction pieces of up to 5,500 words are welcome.
Fiction: Fiction pieces of up to 5,500 words are welcome. For short fiction (less than 1,000 words), up to 3 pieces may be included in one submission.
Text as Art: Each issue features a text-as-art or book arts project. Project images can involve any media, but must incorporate text or font design, calligraphy, tattoos, book design, crossword puzzles, or other aspects of text as art or the book arts. For the 2014 reading period, we are especially interested in street or graffiti art, but please feel free to submit anything that falls within the above guidelines.  You may query first, send us a CD, direct us to a web site to review your work, or submit low-res samples of your project through the submissions portal. To inquire by email:
Deadline: June 1, 2014. Full submission guidelines here.

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