Entries are invited for the annual CBC short story contest: Canada Writes Short Story Prize. First Prize is $6000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, a two-week writing residency at The Banff Centre, and publication in enRoute magazine; 4 runners-up will each receive $1000, Length: 1200-1500 words. Entry fee: $25. Open to Canadian residents. Deadline: November 1, 2012.
The 40 Below Project (Alberta) is seeking unpublished submissions for an upcoming print anthology about or inspired by winter in Edmonton. Accepting short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Publication in 2013. Deadline: December 31, 2012. Multiple submissions accepted.
Anthology on infertility (US) seeks non-fiction first person narratives from people who have struggled or are currently struggling to have a baby. Looking for emotionally provocative and honest writing (dramatic or humorous) about experiences while trying to conceive. Length: 2500-5000 words. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Publication date dependent upon submissions received.
International hypermedia journal BathHouse seeks submissions for issue 10.1. Theme: Involution (when something turns in on itself, shrinks, or returns to its original place or position).
Deadline: November 15, 2012. Prefers ‘hybrid work that hinges on a blur and questions the essential nature of “genre” and “discipline.”’
Online journal The Bakery (US) features a new poem every morning. Seeks poems from a wide range of voices and styles. Appreciates poems that are good enough to eat — in a variety of ways (see About page). Also interested in poetry book reviews (full collections and chapbooks).
The Letter Project celebrates letters as an art form, and seeks letters about the creative life. All letters must pass through the snail mail system to be considered. Especially interested in letters written by writers and artists which discuss writing and art.
damselfly press (US) seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for their 22nd issue. Promotes women writers. Deadline: December 15, 2012.
University journal The Centennial Review (Canada) seeks work that explores the meaning, effects, and presence of pornography. Submissions should apply intellectual thought to topical concerns, offered in an entertaining and popular way. Deadline: December 15, 2012.
New journal Transference (Western Michigan University) invites submissions of translated poetry for upcoming issues. Publishes translations from: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Classical Greek and Latin, Japanese, and Russian. Submit up to 4 poems, including a short commentary about the process of translating each poem. Send submissions as Word or PDF attachments with a cover letter to David Kutzko (email@example.com) and Molly Lynde-Recchia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postmark deadline: January 13, 2013.
New digital publisher Convert Publishing (Canada) is accepting manuscripts for including poetry, fiction, genre fiction, memoirs, and photography. Payment: Royalties.
Entries are invited for the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction (US). First prize: $500US. Length: 750 words. Submit humour writing in any form: essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists, etc. Fee: $5US per entry. Deadline: December 1, 2012.
The Writers Guild of Alberta invites submissions for the 2013 Alberta Literary Awards. Eligibility: Published and unpublished works produced by an Alberta, Canada author in the previous year. Prizes range from $700-$1500. Categories: fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, children’s literature, short story, short nonfiction, essay, and travel writing. Deadline: December 31, 2012.
Short and flash fiction stories wanted for a new daily fiction project, Inky Glory (UK). Length: 3000 words max. (500 words max. for flash). Initially accepted stories published online while an accompanying app for both iOS and Android is developed. Copyright remains with author and works accepted will be accessible for free.
Narratio Medicina is a new Canadian online journal looking for life writing, essays, scholarly writing, short fiction, poetry, artwork, photographs, and images on death and dying. Deadline: December 15, 2012.