Print journal carte blanche (QC) seeks narrative of all forms: fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic fiction, personal essay, poetry, literary journalism, translations, and photo essays. Length: 3000 words max. or up to three poems. Deadline: March 1, 2013. Contributors receive a $45 honorarium per published piece.
Garbanzo Literary Journal (US) is published in limited-run copies as part of a hand-created series of chapbooks. Seeks stories (1172 words max.) poems (43 lines max.), micro-fiction, macro-faction, creative nonfiction, and a variety of verse forms. Appreciates writing that disregards the rules.
Entries are invited for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction (US). Submit essays 5000 words max. Subject: Open. Prize: $250 publication in next issue of Lunch Ticket. All submissions are considered for publication. Deadline: March 30, 2013.
2013 Leapfrog Fiction Contest. First Prize: publication contract offer with an advance payment, plus the finalist awards ($150 and manuscript critiques). Open to adult and children’s fiction (middle grade and YA) in novella- or novel-length. Minimum length: 22,000. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Entry fee: $30.
Entries are invited for the Toronto Star 2013 Short Story Contest. First prize: $5000 plus tuition to Humber School for Writers; additional prizes available Deadline: February 24, 2013. Length: 2500 words max. Open to Ontario (Canada) residents only.
The Writers’ Trust invites entries for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. First prize: $5000; two honourable mentions of $1000. Length: 5-10 pages of previously unpublished poetry. Open to Canadian residents under the age of 35 who have not published in book form. Deadline: January 30, 2013.
Quarterly magazine Ruminate (US) invites entries for their annual VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 5500 words max. New deadline: February 15, 2013. Entry fee: US$15 (includes copy). Publishes work that “resonates with the complexity and truth of the Christian faith. ”