Creative nonfiction contest with a $1000 prize

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Jun 202015
 

The Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the 2015 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 2000-3000 words. Likes the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, biography. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Writing that slows down, looks at the past

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Jun 062015
 

Cargo, an online literary magazine that focuses on narrative and growth through travel and exploration, is looking for creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, book reviews, and visual art. Submissions should evoke a strong sense of character, setting, movement, and the internal journey. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Writing by language lovers

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May 302015
 

RHINO, an annual print and online journal invites submissions for their 2016 issue. Accepts poetry, poetry in translation and flash fiction. Invites “traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language.” Deadline: August 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Contributors wanted for Fuck of the Century

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May 302015
 

The Fuck of the Century (Canada), a journal of original writing on film/TV and video, are looking for contributors for the website and possibly the print edition. Publishes writing that is mostly unconventional or experimental in approach. Send a pitch with bio and writing sample to thefckofthecentury@gmail.com. Deadline: July 15, 2015.
 

Seeking writing about ‘women of color’

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May 302015
 

Room Magazine invites submissions for an upcoming issue: Women of Colour. They welcome fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art about the experience of being racialized, dealing with racial discrimination, grappling with representation, defining one’s identity or identities, lost and reclaimed histories, as well as stories about loss, love, heartbreak, and triumph. Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Stories about cheating (lust or success)

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May 232015
 

Pullstring Press (Santa Barbara CA), seeks short fiction and nonfiction on the topic of cheating — whether in romantic pursuits or pursuits of greediness or competitiveness. Submissions eligible for publication in their debut quarterly literary journal. Featured writers receive a contributor’s copy. Deadline: May 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: Writing from Michigan and Canada

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May 232015
 

Urban Farmhouse Press is currently seeking essays on the craft of writing the upcoming Ford City Workshop Anthology. Specifically interested in craft essays focused on poetry, fiction, and literary science fiction. Selected essays will appear in an upcoming anthology of essays. Length: 2000-9500 words. Strongly encourages submissions from Canada and Michigan. Authors of pieces selected for this anthology will receive a small cash honorarium plus two copies. Deadline: September 30, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Trio of writing contests (May 31 deadline)

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May 232015
 

Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their Spring 2015 Literary Contests: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Prizes: $500 (short story), $150 (flash fiction), and $150 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2015. Entry fees: range $7-$15. Guidelines.
 

Paying magazine seeks game fiction

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May 232015
 

Gold Shader (Canada) is accepting submissions for their Game Fiction Anthology. Game fiction is an umbrella term used to categorize any work of literature inspired by the activity of playing, making, or even just thinking about games. Pays 1 cent/word for stories 1000 to 8000 words long. Deadline: June 30, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Wanted: SpecFic stories that explore gender

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May 232015
 

Another Place seeks short stories or flash fiction (7000 words max) that engages with issues of gender and/or sexuality in a speculative fiction setting for Another Place: An Anthology on Sexuality, Gender and Speculative Fiction. Also accepting poetry. Stories should also include explorations of identity that use elements of speculative fiction to their thematic advantage. Compelling characters are more important than flashy action scenes. Deadline: June 15, 2015. Compensation: profit sharing model. Guidelines.