Mar 222015

The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers over 16. First prize: £1000 (about $1800 CAD) plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card (usable online worldwide); additional prizes available. All 20 shortlisted stories published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 8. Any theme or subject. Length: 4000 words max. Entry fee: £8 per story ($15). Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.

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 Entry fee: $40 for up to 2 unpublished poems; $5 each for additional poems.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.