Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Pottersfield Press Annual Prize for book-length nonfiction, places to send your short fiction, novellas and nonfiction, plus an invitation to join a writers' group

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Wyldblood Press publishes speculative and literary fiction, both novels and novellas, and short fiction for posting on their website and for Wlydbood Magazine. They are looking for flash fiction between 250-750 words and short stories between 2,500-8,000 words {firm word counts}. Pays £0.01 per word.

Deadline January 14, 2021. Guidelines here.

Currently, they are closed to submissions for long-form works, but in the new year, they will re-open for works 50,000–100,000 words. They publish in print and electronic format and pay on a royalties-only basis {i.e., no advances}.

Guidelines here.


Gypsum Sound Tales is an Australian publisher based in Sydney and specializing in short stories and novellas. They regularly publish two anthologies: Colp and Thuggish Itch

Colp is currently seeking short fiction (1,000–5,500 words) on the theme “Underground.” Any genre welcome. Pays AU$5 for stories under 2,500 words; AU$10 for longer stories. 

Guidelines hereDeadline Jan 17, 2021.

Thuggish Itchis for horror, sci-fi, and speculative fiction. It’s currently closed for submissions, but give it a while, then check back here.


Wild Roof Journal seeks poetry, short fiction (1,000–3,000 words), flash fiction (under 1,000 words), creative nonfiction and essays (not more than 3,000 words). Also seeks visual art. Currently accepting free submissions of flash fiction, poetry, and visual art. Generally charges $3.50 for submissions or $25 for editor reviews and feedback. 

Submission guidelines here.


Hi, Brian.

Would you be kind enough to post the following announcement about our Creative Nonfiction Prize?

Lesley Choyce
Pottersfield Press


Pottersfield Press

Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia

Announces the Fourth Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Pottersfield Press is once again looking for submissions from writers who can provide a manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words in any of the following categories: history, memoir, autobiography, biography, literary journalism, political or social commentary, travel writing or virtually any existing or new category that uses the nonfiction medium to tell a story or put forward an idea.

In 2020, the winning entry was No Thanks, I Want to Walk: Two Months on Foot Around New Brunswick and the Gaspé by Emily Taylor Smith about her long-distance trek of self-discovery and adventure. Second place went to Luc Desroches for his most timely manuscript, Working From Home for a Harmonious Life. Both are slated for publication this year.

{In 2019, Jennifer M. Smith won first place in this contest with Green Ghost, Blue Ocean. Many readers will know Jennifer because they’ve been in classes with her or because she’s been a guest speaker for a class. ~Brian}

The First Prize winner will receive a contract for the publication of the winning book along with a $1,500 advance on 10% royalty for all sales.

The Second Prize winner will also see the publication of the book and a $1,000 advance on 10% royalties.

Deadline is March 31, 2021 but early submissions are encouraged.

Submit your manuscript electronically as a double-spaced basic Word document to:

and include on the title page your name, address and email address.

Entry fee is $25 (includes HST) and can be paid by Interac Transfer (also to or by cheque made out to Pottersfield Press mailed to 248 Leslie Rd. East Lawrencetown, NS  B2Z 1T4 Canada  after the manuscript has been submitted by email.

Full contest details here.

Quick Brown Fox Quick Brown Fox welcomes your short stories, poems, and essays about reading, writing, favourite books, and libraries. Read a few essays on the blog to get a taste of what other writers have done (see here and scroll down). 

Quick Brown Fox also welcomes book reviews – or any kind of review of anything, of anywhere or of anybody. If you want to review your favourite coffee shops or libraries, babysitters or lovers (no real names please), go for it. See examples of book reviews here (and scroll down); other reviews here (and scroll down).

Submit to:

Include a short bio at the end of your piece and attach a photo of yourself if you have one that’s okay.


Writer to Writer

Hi, Brian.

Wasaga Beach/Collingwood/Elmvale/Stayner WRITERS WANTED:  Happy New Year Everyone! Are you interested in joining a new Writing Group?  Meetings weekly online, on Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Writers who are beginning or experienced, or somewhere in between.   

Weekly meetings would include a short writing prompt to get the creative juices flowing, a couple of people a week to read their work to the group, and a writing sprint.  Looking for writers who are interested in writing for adult stories about romance, adventure, the most interesting person you've met, or anything else that interests you. 

If you would like to join, have questions or comments, please contact Aldona at:  

See Brian Henry’s schedule hereincluding online and in-person writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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