The Writers’ Trust invites entries for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. First prize: $5000; two honourable mentions of $1000. Length: 5-10 pages of previously unpublished poetry. Open to Canadian residents under the age of 35 who have not published in book form. Deadline: January 30, 2013.
Buttontapper Press (US) is accepting submissions for a “Haiku for Lovers” anthology. Submit up to five haiku about love or lust. Accepted submissions receive royalty payments, based on quarterly sales. Deadline: January 18, 2013.
New online literary magazine and blog Hello Horror (US) welcomes submissions for their first issue. Looking for short fiction, poetry, photography, and visual art (including film) from writers and artists that “have a special knack for inducing goosebumps and raised hairs.” Deadline: January 31, 2013.
Print magazine by and about women, Room (BC), seeks writing on crime: sin, wrongdoing, injurious acts, murder, deceit, lust, etc. Open to the ‘shameful and heroic, terrifying and grand…’ Accepting poems (up to 5), non-fiction and short stories (3500 words max.), and art. Deadline: January 31, 2012.
Submissions are being accepted for the “The Worst Poetry Magazine Ever!” (US). Looking for the worst in poetry, prose, lyrics, illustrations, rants, etc. 100% anonymous. To submit or for more information contact Nina at theWPME@gmail.com. Deadline: January 4, 2013.
Cha (UK and China) invites entries for their ‘Betrayal’ poetry contest. First prize: £85; additional prizes available. All winning poems published in a special section in the March 2013 issue. Deadline: January 15, 2013. Free entry for up to two poems.
Belladonna Publishing seeks short story submissions for a dark fairytale themed anthology: Black Apples. Primary focus on speculative writing. Length: 3000-10000 words. No pointless gore, splatter horror, plotless sex, or poetry. Deadline: January 15, 2013.
great weather for MEDIA (NY, US) seeks previously unpublished poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for an upcoming print anthology. Focus is on edgy and experimental themes and styles: “Out of the mainstream and away from the tributaries.” Open to international writers. Deadline: January 31, 2013.
New art & poetry zine Nickel95 (London, ON) is looking for submissions of poetry for the inaugural issue. Theme: ‘Rabid Tabloid’ (gossip, deceit, news, etc.). Appreciates viciousness. Deadline: January 1, 2013. Payment: One copy.
Quattro Books in part with AASC (Canada) seeks short stories from Toronto-based writers for the Toronto Decameron, a ten-day literary festival, and print anthology. Themes from Boccaccio’s Decameron, and relevant to the GTA. Send your questions and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: January 15, 2013.
Tightrope Books (Canada) seeks fiction and poetry. Theme: The Manson Girls. In August 1969, seven people were shot stabbed and bludgeoned to death in L.A. What were these women thinking, doing, feeling, intending to do? What are they doing now? Submit to email@example.com. Deadline: January 15, 2013 (extended).