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.
Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) seeks essays on any topic relating to literary arts by female Canadian writers. Welcomes attention to topics or voices that have been marginalized or neglected by the mainstream literary culture. Possible genres: creative non-fiction, literary criticism, book or oeuvre reviews, interdisciplinary studies. Writers are especially encouraged to revitalize or re-imagine the form of the essay itself. Payment: $150 honorarium.
- Guidelines: http://cwila.com/wordpress/call-for-essays/
The Barnstormer, an intersection of sports, society, and literature, is looking for op-eds, essays, memoirs, rants, raves, poetry, and prose on sport. “Our definition of sport is elastic, but our affection for it is unparalleled.” Deadline: Ongoing.
- Guidelines: thebarnstormer.com/sample-page/submissions/
For a “Human Face of Sustainability” issue, quarterly magazine Creative Nonfiction is looking for essays that illuminate environmental, economic, ethical and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future. Prize: $10,000. Submissions received before May 31, 2013, will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $20. International entrants welcome.
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Print publication Stone Voices (US) is seeking articles, essays, fiction, and poetry about the connection between art and spirituality as it relates to the making of art, history of art, spiritual awakening, mindfulness, and more. Deadline: May and August 2013.
Print journal Still Point Arts Quarterly (US) seeks a broad range of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry about art, the idea of art, the making of art, art history, being an artist, creativity, inspiration, the artist’s medium, etc. Deadline: May and August 2013.
Online quarterly The Puritan (Toronto) seeks fiction, poetry, reviews, literary essays, and interviews for Issue XXII: Summer 2013. “Submissions may push toward the symbolic frontier, challenging limitations and forging into previously unexplored aesthetic territory.” Deadline: June 21, 2013. Payment: $40-50 for prose and $15 for poetry.
- Guidelines: puritan-magazine.com/submissions.php
Monthly online journal Pithead Chapel (US) seeks gutsy narratives (literary fiction and nonfiction). Length: 4000 words max. Particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Reads year-round. Volunteer-run literary journal.
- Guidelines: pitheadchapel.com/submission-guidelines/
Online literature/arts magazine The Broken City (Toronto, ON) is currently accepting submissions for its summer 2013 edition: “Eat this magazine.” Looking for food-related poetry, fiction, essays, comics, illustrations, photography, and music/book reviews. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Non-paying.
- Guidelines: thebrokencitymag.com/submissions.html
Canadian Literature seeks papers for a special issue dedicated to the subject of science in/and Canadian poetry and prose. “Is there a way in which Canadian literature reframes science as a literary subject? Does a Canadian context influence writing about science? Are there special concerns or issues about science that occur in Canadian writing?” Deadline: September 13, 2013.
- Guidelines: canlit.ca/submissions/cfp/19
Deadline updated. New online literary magazine AndWeWereHungry is open to entries for their inaugural short fiction contest: the Flying Elephants Short Story Prize. Grand prize: $2000. Also seeking other prose (flash fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, & essay), photography, and visual artwork for the debut issue. Theme: “And we were hungry” or “hunger” (open to interpretation). Deadline: March 31, 2013. No entry fee.
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.
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.