Thursday, November 12, 2015

Free short story contest, poetry contest with €1,000 prize and a week in Ireland, plus 2 more contests and publisher seeks manuscripts for hand-crafted editions

Free contest: Words & Brushes invites writers to write a short story (length: 2000-5000 words) around an artwork from their image gallery. First prize: $300. Participants may enter as many stories as they like. No entry fee.
Deadline: December 1, 2015. Guidelines here.  

The Munster Literature Centre (Ireland) invites entries for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition. First prize: €1000, a writer’s retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a trip to Ireland, and publication in Southword Journal. Second prize €500; third €250, plus ten runners-up €30, and publication in Southward for all winners and runners-up.  Entry fee of €5 per poem or €20 per batch of five. Open to international entrants. Length: 40 lines. Theme: open.
The Munster Literature Centre is located in Cork,
which in my opinion has the best, most friendly  pubs in Ireland
Deadline: November 30, 2015. Guidelines here.

Cosmonauts Avenue invites entries for their inaugural CA Poetry Prize, judged by Claudia Rankine. Winner receives $500 and publication. Submit two poems max. per entry. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: November 30, 2015. Contest guidelines here.
Cosmonauts Avenue also accepts regular submissions of prose, poetry and novel excerpts. General guidelines here.

Tethered By Letters is accepting submissions for the TBL Fall Literary Contest. Categories: Short story (1000-7500 words; $500 prize); flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words; $150 prize); and poetry ($150 prize). Looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Winners published in F(r)iction. Entry fees: $7-$15.
Deadline: December 1, 2015. Guidelines here.  

Another New Calligraphy publishes limited-edition CDs and handmade books in Chicago. Seeks work that balances originality and sincerity, and writing that “exists within its own space, rather than making concessions to genre or attempts at mass accessibility.” Prefers shorter written material (poetry and short-form nonfiction writing).
Dark Specks in a Blue Sky,
(Another New Calligraphy)
Deadline: Open. Submission 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, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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