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The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers over 16.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.

Feb 012015

Stained Pages Press is looking for long-form writing about Canadian food, to be published online as part of a weekly feature. Looking for fiction, essays, fully-researched articles and personal essays about food — either by a Canadian or featuring Canadian food items. Payment: 50% of all profits from donations to the site (PayPal tipjar & Patreon) during the week that your work is featured. 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 Entry fee: $40 for up to 2 unpublished poems; $5 each for additional poems.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 252015

Phafours Press (Ottawa, Canada) seeks poems about cocoa that rhapsodize the holy bean for a chapbook anthology. No couplet rhymes svp unless satire. Payment in copies and/or small honorarium. Send 2 poems max. Deadline: February 10, 2015. Guidelines.

Jan 192015

Between The Lines (Holy Names University, US) accepts poems and essays on social injustice. Poetry: 3–5 poems; Non-fiction: 3000 words max. Pieces selected for publication will be considered for the Celestine Prize in Poetry and our Anthony Prize in Prose. Sample themes: human trafficking during the Super Bowl, workers who are full-time, but don’t make a living wage, the causes and impact of global warming on localities or farmers in poor communities. Deadline: February 1, 2015. Guidelines.