Friday, August 28, 2015

Rising Spirits contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Youth entries, Melted Wing wants downers, Red Hen Poetry Award, and Rhizomatic Ideas wants posts

River Electric with Light
by Sarah Wetzel
from Red Hen Press
Entries are invited for the 2015 Red Hen Press Poetry Award. Prize $1,000; entry fee $20 for up to three poems.  
Deadline: September 30, 2105. Guidelines here
Red Hen Press also has five other annual awards. See details of all of them here. Plus, Red Hen publishes books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Guidelines here.

Third Annual Rising Spirits Writing Contest is now open!

The Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Writers’ Circle is pleased to announce that the 2015 Rising Spirits Writing Contest is now open. Winners will receive prize packages valued at $100 and will be published in the Rising Spirits Anthology 2.
The theme is Autumn. What does the spirit of this season mean to you?
Categories include: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Youth entries.
Deadline: September 30, 2015. Full contest rules and submission form here.

Melted Wing is an online journal/discussion of depression, despair, suicide, and other dark matters. Seeks fiction, poetry, journalism, and visual art by engaging and uncommon new voices. Want their readers to be “surprised and delighted by the breadth of what we hope to be a conversation about acts, feelings, and thoughts [experienced] in our tightrope walk from birth to death.”
Deadline: None. Guidelines here.  

Rhizomatic Ideas, the bi-weekly blog of Zoetic Press, is accepting blog posts and pitches for serial blog posts. Open to posts on any topic related to writing, publishing, academia, and the life of a working writer (or reader.) Length: 300-500 words.
Deadline: rolling. Send a pitch or post to
Also, Zoetic Press is looking for the best and most innovative in electronic and interactive literature, regardless of genre. It’s not enough that your story be novel in presentation – it must also be well-written, compelling and engaging. Guidelines here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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