Apr 062014
 

Literary journal The Malahat Review seeks translations of Canadian poems in French into English for Les poésies francophones du Canada: A Translation Prize. Translations must be of published French-language poems, 60 lines max. Requires letter of permission from translator or publisher. First prize: $1000. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: May 15, 2014.

Apr 062014
 

ArtAscent invites entries for their International Art Competition. First prize: $50 and publication. Theme: Desire. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyright. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2014

Mar 242014
 

Entries are invited for the 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition. Open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. First prize: $300 in each category. Entry fees range from $20-$60. Deadline: May 1, 2014.

Mar 242014
 

Quarter Castle Publishing (Canada) is accepting entries for their 2014 short story writing contest. First prize: $50, publication in anthology form, and two copies. Seeking stories set in Canada (except in fantasy and science fiction genres). Length: 1500–6000. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2014. Open to Canadian residents. Deadline: September 31, 2014.

Mar 102014
 

Entries are invited for the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition (Crime Writers’ Association UK). Short stories must be unpublished and fit Margery’s definition of a mystery: “The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.” Prize: £1,000. Length: 3500 words max. Deadline: 4pm GMT March 16, 2014. Entry fee: £10.

Dec 212013
 

fall_redlineThe Red Line Magazine (UK) is accepting submissions for Issue #7. Theme: Money. £50 prize for winning story of the issue. Shortlisted entries posted online. No entry fee. Length: 3500 words max. Also open for future themes: ‘Bodies’ and ‘Escape’. Deadline: December 30, 2013.