Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Deadlines coming up fast!

We Were the Bullfighters

Enter for your chance to win 1 of 10 copies of We Were the Bullfighters by Marianne K. Miller, perfect for historical fiction readers!

Sent to cover bank robber Red Ryan’s daring prison break, a young Ernest Hemingway becomes fascinated with the convict.

Deadline May 28. More about We Were the Bullfighters and details about how to win your copy here.

Note: See more about forthcoming books and book launches by your fellow authors here (and scroll down).  


CANSCAIPs annual Writing for Children Competition is Canada’s largest competition for unpublished children’s writers. 

Four $500 cash prizes will be awarded to the winning Middle Grade and Young Adult entries, and to the top two Picture Book entries. Two finalists in each category will also be selected. The winners and finalists will be given time to revise their entries before CANSCAIP submits them to Annick Press, Kids Can Press and Scholastic Canada for evaluations. 

Every entry receives a written evaluation from a traditionally published CANSCAIP Member volunteer reader. Entries advancing to the second round receive another evaluation, and entries on the shortlist receive evaluations from each jury member.  

We can’t wait to read your story!

Deadline: May 31. Full submission guidelines here.

Note: If you’re interested in writing for kids don’t miss our June 15 Writing for children and for young adults” workshop with Erin O’Connor, senior editor at scholastic books (see here).

Also, this summer, we’ll have a weekly “Writing Little Kid Lit” course (see here).


The Future by Catherine Leroux
published by Biliosasis

Book publisher Biblioasis is always open for submissions of literary fiction and nonfiction. 

We are looking for works of exceptional literary and cultural merit across the board. From established writers, we seek work that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with books by Clark Blaise, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Lucy Ellmann, Stephen Marche, Kathy Page, Eric Ormsby, or Rinaldo Walcott. From emerging writers, we look for potential within both the work and the author: we’re proud to have published debuts by Kathleen Winter, Alexander MacLeod, Luke Hathaway, Kevin Lambert, Alice Petersen, and more.

Full submission guidelines here.

Currently, Biblioasis is also open for submissions of poetry manuscripts and will remain open until Friday, May 31st, or until they reach two hundred submissions—whichever comes first!

Individual poems in the manuscript may have appeared in journals or anthologies, but the collection as a whole must not have appeared in either print or digital editions.

Manuscripts should range between 48 and 100 pages in length.

Full guidelines re poetry submissions here.

Note: See information about other publishers looking for manuscripts here (and scroll down).


Burlington Library Writing Contest

Burlington Public Library's annual writing contest is open to everyone ages 10 and up, including adults. You must live, work, or attend school in Burlington, Ontario.

The theme for the 2024 contest is "Journeys of Discovery." You can interpret the word "journey" in any way you like. Your submission can be about physical journeys, emotional growth, self-discovery, exploration of new worlds or ideas, or anything else that fits the theme. To be eligible for judging, your written narrative must include the word "journey," or your comic artwork must represent the concept of a journey.

Judging Categories & Awards

  • Short story: Ages 10-12, 13-17, 18+
  • Poem: Ages 10-12, 13-17, 18+
  • Comics: Ages 10-12, 13-17, 18+

One winner will be selected in each age category and receive a $100 cash prize!

Deadline: May 31. Full submission guidelines here.

See information about upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and weekend retreats here.

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