Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (UK and China) is accepting entries for the Cha “Void” Poetry Contest. First prize: £50; additional prizes available. Winning poems published in a special section in the 6th anniversary issue (November 2013). Submit up to two poems (80 lines max). Theme: Void. No entry fee. Deadline: September 15, 2013.
Quattro Books (Toronto) is accepting novella manuscript submissions for the Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. Prize: Publication. Submit literary fiction (no science fiction or romance), 15000-42000 words. Looks for work that “reflects the unique cultural character and dynamism of Canada today,” past and future. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 1, 2013.
- Guidelines: http://www.quattrobooks.ca/submissions/
Entries are invited for the Alice Munro Writers & Readers Festival Short Story Contest. Submit short fiction, 5000 words max. Two categories: Teen (age 13-19 as of August 1) and Adult. First prize in each category: $500. Selected authors will be invited to read during the festival Weekend: September 27-29. Entry fee: $25 (adult) and $10 (teen). Deadline: August 1, 2013
- Guidelines: alicemunrofestival.ca/?page_id=306
Entries are invited for The Vallum Award for Poetry 2013. First prize: $750 plus publication in Vallum: new international poetics (Montreal, QC); Second prize: $250. Submit up to 1-3 original and previously unpublished poems of 60 lines maximum each. Entry Fee: $20 (includes 1-year subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2013.
- Guidelines: www.vallummag.com/contest.html
Print journal Room Magazine (Vancouver, BC) invites entries from all women writers for their annual contest. Categories: fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. First prize in each category: $500 plus publication. Winners will be published in a 2014 issue. Entry fee: $30 (includes subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2013.
- Guidelines: roommagazine.com/contest-2013
The Puritan invites poetry and fiction entries for the Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence. Prizes: cash ($900/fiction and $600/poetry) and a collection of books (approx. $600 for each winner). Winning entries will appear in issue XXIII be honoured at a launch party. Deadline: September 30, 2013. Fee: $10.
- Guidelines: puritan-magazine.com
Entries are invited for the Emergence International Literature Competition. First prize: $50. Theme: Mother Earth – environmentalism, spirituality, wellness, cultural unity and responsibility. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 500 words). Deadline: June 30, 2013. Entry fee: $7.
- Guidelines: artascent.com
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.
- Guidelines: overtheredline.com/submissions
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.
Bucket List Bikers (US) is sponsoring a writing contest for the best submission about motorcycle destinations. Destinations should be in the United States, and be accessible by motorcycle. Entries will be evaluated for creativity, style, and relevance. First prize: $300. Length: 500-1000 words. Deadline: July 1, 2013
- Guidelines: bucketlistbikers.com/Contest.html
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.
- Guidelines: cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/poetry
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.
- Guidelines: hyperlocal.cbc.ca/rules
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).
- Guidelines: rannu.webs.com
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.
- Guidelines: calyxpress.org/OnlineContest.html