PRISM international (BC) invites entries for its creative nonfiction contest. Length: 6000 words max. Entry fee: $35 (varies for international entrants; includes subscription). Deadline: November 28, 2013.
- Guidelines: prismmagazine.ca/contests
Online annual literary journal The Fieldstone Review (University of Saskatchewan) is accepting submissions of creative nonfiction and fiction (2500 words max.), poetry (up to 3), and reviews for its 2014 issue. Limit: one entry per category per submission period. Deadline: January 15, 2014.
Chick Lit Mag & Indie Press is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction (up to 5,000 words) for its inaugural issue. Also calling for full manuscripts of poetry, collections of short stories and novellas from 5000–25000 words to be published as independent digests. Female writers only. Deadline: rolling.
The Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing MFA program’s biannual publication, Lunch Ticket, is accepting submissions for its next issue. Submit fiction, creative non-fiction, YA fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and contemporary art. Theme/genre: Open. Deadline: October 31, 2013.
carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society invite entries for a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest. Prize: $500 and publication. Length: 3000 max. Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Deadline: November 1, 2013.
Online magazine The Manila Envelope (US) is looking poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual artwork to for their Fall Issue (end of September). Also accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
The Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. Open — but not limited — to personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, historical accounts, biography, etc. First prize: $1000. Length: 2000-3000 words. Entry fee: $35 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2013.
Lunch Ticket is accepting entries for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction. Topic: open. Length: 5000 words max. Prize: $250 and publication in the next issue of Lunch Ticket (December). Award recipient must submit a bio and photo, and send a note of thanks to the Woods’ family. All submissions for the award will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket. Deadline: September 30, 2013.
In Fact Books (in association with Creative Nonfiction, U.S.) is seeking essays about all things related to babies for an anthology, Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans. Looking for true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and childrearing. Essays must combine a compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, reaching beyond personal experience to some deeper meaning. Length: 4500 words max. Deadline: October 14, 2013. Fee: $3. Payment not indicated.
Creative Nonfiction (US) is seeking new essays about mistakes — major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful — for an upcoming issue. Looking for true stories about poor decisions, missteps, miscalculations, embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility. First prize: $1000. Length: 4000 words max. Entry fee: $20 (or $25 for a subscription to Creative Nonfiction — US only). All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Mistakes” issue. Deadline: November 1, 2013
Prairie Fire (Canada) invites entries for three contests: Bliss Carman Banff Centre Poetry Award (maximum three poems per entry); Fiction (maximum 10,000 words); Creative Non-fiction (maximum 5,000 words). First prize in each contest: 1st prize $1,250. Winners will also be published. Entry fee: $32 (includes 1-year subscription). Deadline: November 30, 2013.
Room Magazine (Canada) seeks submissions by women for issue 37:1 (Spring 2014). Theme: The Fashionable. Accepts short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, and art. “Sometimes we do things because they are fashionable, and sometimes we don’t do them because they are fashionable. But what is fashion? Who decides?” Deadline: July 31, 2013
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (UK and China) is accepting submissions for its next issue. Theme: The Ancient Asia Issue: an edition of the journal devoted exclusively to work from and about Asia before the mid-nineteenth century. Accepting translations and original works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Deadline: June 20, 2013.
Print journal Room Magazine (Vancouver, BC) invites entries from all women writers for their annual contest. Categories: fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. First prize in each category: $500 plus publication. Winners will be published in a 2014 issue. Entry fee: $30 (includes subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2013.