Jan 252015

The New Quarterly invites entries to the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. Submit poems written in response to an occasion (personal or public), poems of gratitude or grief, poems that celebrate or berate, poems that make an occasion of something or simply mark one. Prize: $1000. Entry fee: $40 for up to 2 unpublished poems; $5 each for additional poems. Entrants must be Canadian or reside in Canada. Deadline: February 28, 2015. Guidelines.

Jan 152015

Entries are invites for “Passages: Transitions Between Worlds” a writing contest hosted by the Creative Writing Concentration at Carleton University. Two age categories: under 18 and 18+. Categories: Poetry and Short Story. International entries welcome. Prize: $300 and publication in an anthology (Spring 2015). Submit three poems (max. 100 lines each) or one short story (3000 words max.). Deadline: February 15, 2015. Guidelines.

Jan 152015

The Malahat Review (Victoria, BC) invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the 2015 Long Poem Prize. Two awards of $1,000 (plus publication, interview). Length: a single poem or cycle of poems 10-20 pages long. Multiple entries welcome. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: February 1, 2015. Guidelines.

Sep 182014

The Malahat Review (Victoria, BC) invites entries to its annual Open Season Contest. Genres accepted include poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. First prize in each category: $1000, publication and interview. Length: poetry 100 lines (3 poems max), fiction/creative nonfiction 2500 words. Multiple entries welcome. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: November 1, 2014. Guidelines.

Jun 212014

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine invites entries for their 6th Annual Dialogue Only Contest. Compose a short story entirely of dialogue, using as many characters as you want. First prize:minimum of $300. Five finalists published in Issue 13 of the magazine. Length: 2,000 words max. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2014.