Online and print journal BareBack Magazine (Canada) seeks submissions for their June isse. Publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and art. Prefers the weird, honest, and original.
- Guidelines: barebacklit.com/Submissions.html
Arc Poetry Magazine (Ottawa) is looking for submissions of poetry and prose about poetry “that takes the North as its pole star” for their 2013 poetry annual. Looking for writing from the North and/or about the North in its many guises. Encourages submissions of diverse Northern voices, poetry styles, and languages. Deadline: May 31, 2013.
The Red Line Magazine (UK) is accepting submissions for Issue #3. Theme: The End. £50 prize for winning story of the issue. Shortlisted entries posted online. No entry fee. Length: 3500 words max. Deadline: May 17, 2013. Note: Website indicates April 30, but info confirmed by publisher. Submissions also open for Issue #4: Time. Deadline: June 30, 2013.
New deadline. Quarterly Ruminate Magazine (US) invites entries for their sixth annual Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. First prize: $1500 and publication in the Fall 2013 Issue. Entry fee: US$18 (includes copy). Deadline: May 10, 2013.
Print publication Stone Voices (US) is seeking articles, essays, fiction, and poetry about the connection between art and spirituality as it relates to the making of art, history of art, spiritual awakening, mindfulness, and more. Deadline: May and August 2013.
Canada Writes invites entries for the CBC Poetry Prize. Open to Canadian writers. First prize: $6000, publication in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine, a two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony, and CBC radio interview. Four runner-up prizes of $1000. Length: 400-600 words. Fee: $25. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Open to Canadian residents.
CBC’s Hyperlocal (Canada) is looking for what’s new and changing in your neighbourhood and what that change means to you. Seeking true, personal stories as text, photo essays, audio, or video. Length: 400-500 words. Stories may touch on some of the big issues faced in a fragile economy, or may reflect small changes in a neighbourhood as it becomes gentrified. All stories posted online; one winner per month selected by a jury panel. Grand prize: an interactive adaptation of the winning story by the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio and a laptop computer. Deadline: May 3, 2013.
The CZP/Rannu Fund (Canada) offers two awards per year of $500 each: fiction (7000 words max.) and poetry (5 poems, 10 pages max). Granted to two writers of speculative literature (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism, etc.), of any nationality/place of residence, at any stage of their career. Deadline: May 31, 2013. Entry fee: $10 ($15 for US entrants).
CALYX Press invites entries for an Online Flash Fiction Contest. Theme: A new creation story (“Wild interpretation is encouraged”). Accepting 250-word short stories, poems, or monologues from women-identified writers who are 18+. No entry fee. Top 5 winners published on the website. Deadline: May 31, 2013.
New deadline. Short stories about train travels across India wanted for an anthology. Length: 750-5000 words. Seeks stories that are emotionally engaging, inspiring, and unique. Plans for a commemorative book launch in 2013.
Deadline: May 31, 2013. No payment details.
Ricepaper magazine (BC) seeks submissions for an upcoming double-issue, Summer Reading . Looking for poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, graphic novel, and translation with themes pertinent to the Asian Canadian demographic. Writing from authors of all cultural backgrounds accepted. Deadline: May 17, 2013.
Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto, ON) is currently accepting submissions for its summer 2013 edition: “Eat this magazine.” Looking for food-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography, and music/book reviews. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Non-paying.