New online litmag seeks poetry, short prose

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Jul 282015

Bi-annual online lit journal Bear Review seeks submissions for their third issue. Looking for poems, non-fiction and micro prose (500 words max.) by emerging and established writers. “Psyched to read poems and micro pieces from any aesthetic in any variant of the English language, so long as the work keeps the fire stoked.” Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines. Also running a contest ($10 entry fee, $100 + copies prize) with August 31 deadline.

Wanted for anthology: Essays about marriage

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Jul 242015

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about marriage. Essays must be vivid and dramatic, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. All essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. First prize: $1,000. All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Marriage” issue of the magazine to be published in spring 2016. Reading fee: $20-$25. Deadline: August 31, 2015. Guidelines.

Creative nonfiction contest with a $1000 prize

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Jun 202015

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.

Have something to say about Canadian food?

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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.

Seeking essays about mental illness

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Nov 162014

In Fact Books (US) seeks original stories that address — either directly or obliquely — the trials of living with mental illness for an upcoming anthology tentatively titled Beyond Crazy: True Stories of Surviving Mental Illness. Stories should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, reaching beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. Length: 4500 words max. Deadline: February, 9, 2015. Guidelines.

Literary journal pays $60-$100 for writing

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Oct 262014

The Humber Literary Review is seeking submissions of prose, poetry, artwork, and comics for their third issue, scheduled for release in Spring 2015. Pays $60 per poem, and $100 each for essays, fiction, and reviews. Also pay our feature and comics artists. Contributors also receive two copies. Deadline: December 8, 2014. Guidelines.

Aug 122014

Online journal Wild Quarterly seeks work that intersects with culture. Encourages new, emerging, and established writers. Length: 2000 words max. Accepts fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, stand-alone novel excerpts, poetry (up to 3), memoir, personal essays, and creative nonfiction. Also interested in art and photography, plus reviews and interviews. Deadline: Open submissions.

Aug 042014

Caitlin Press (BC) is currently seeking submissions by Canadian women for the upcoming anthology on travelling alone. Submissions must be non-fiction, 1000-6000 words. Looking for work that explores not only the broad range of experiences of women travelling alone but the concept of aloneness — from the thrill of independence to the threat or tragic reality of violence, to one’s role in the world. Interested in the humorous, the tragic, the poignant, but submissions must go beyond the typical travel narratives found in adventure magazines. Deadline: August 15, 2014.

Jun 212014

Roundup ZineOnline U.S. magazine The Round Up Writer’s Zine is looking for fresh, emerging writers looking for a place to share their work with like-minded people. Interested in short stories, nonfiction, poetry, quirky essays, and personal musings. Prefers submissions that are transgressive, dark and gritty. Snarky or sarcastic, edgy and/or possibly offensive are welcome. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

Mar 242014

Very Important Things (Toronto, Canada) is a new lifestyle blog with a feminist spin. Looking for writers to “share, support, and celebrate the positive change women of all ages around us are making with their various weapons of choice” on the topics of art, fashion, feminism, food, humour, love, and political activism. Publishes personal anecdotes, short stories and essays. Deadline: Ongoing.

Mar 242014

Entries are invited for the 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition. Open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. First prize: $300 in each category. Entry fees range from $20-$60. Deadline: May 1, 2014.