Rumimate Magazine is accepting submissions for their William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Prize: $1500 and publication in the Winter 2015 issue. Length: 5500 words max. Entry fee: $20 (includes copy of the issue). Deadline: August 5, 2015. Guidelines.
The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition is now open for submissions to writers worldwide. Prize: €2000, Southword publication, invitation to read at the Cork International Short Story Festival, and a writer’s retreat at Anam Cara. Length: 3000 words max. Entry fee; €15. Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Lost Documents is a new journal from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, seeking poetry and fiction for upcoming releases. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Ongoing.
Entries are invited for Lit POP 2015 award. Looking for stories (3000 words max) and poems (up to five) “that really pop.” Prize: Publication in Matrix Magazine, and travel and accommodation to POP Montreal (September 16-20). Deadline: July 10, 2015, extended. Entry fee: $25 for one story or five poems. Guidelines.
Melted Wing is an online journal/discussion of depression, despair, suicide, and other dark matters. Seeks fiction, poetry, journalism, and visual art by engaging and uncommon new voices. Want their readers to be “surprised and delighted by the breadth of what we hope to be a conversation about acts, feelings, and thoughts [experienced] in our tightrope walk from birth to death.” Deadline: None. Guidelines.
New Toronto-based short story publication, Tracer, is looking for stories with heat. No deadline.
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.