Sep 182014
 

The Malahat Review (Victoria, BC) invites entries to its annual Open Season Contest. Genres accepted include poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. First prize in each category: $1000, publication and interview. Length: poetry 100 lines (3 poems max), fiction/creative nonfiction 2500 words. Multiple entries welcome. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: November 1, 2014. Guidelines.
 

Aug 132014
 

The Flexible Persona invites submissions of nonfiction and fiction pieces of terror, anxiety, and horror for a themed issue: The Horror of Everyday Life. They “invite you to face that which truly shakes you to the core, armed with the alchemy of the written word.” Publishes fiction with emotional weight and evolved characters and relationships and non-fiction that explores “how people find a sane, happy life in a basically insane world.” Selected works will be published online in audio format as well as in a special e-reader issue in February 2015. Deadline: October 31, 2014.
 

Aug 132014
 

The Parenthetical Review is a cross-disciplinary publication that encompasses literature, the humanities and the arts. It seeks innovative and new voices that can present complex subjects to a general reading audience. Open to fiction submissions (approx. 5,000 words), essays and creative nonfiction (approx. 7,000 words). Humour, speculative fiction, flash fiction, research-based non-fiction and immersion journalism also considered. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
 

Aug 032014
 

Panacea Literary Quarterly is a new literary journal launching in October 2014, based out of Protection Island in BC. Looks at all things literary, music and art-like in Canada. Seeks poetry (up to 5) and fiction (up to 2) submissions. Send to bowlbrawl@gmail.com. For other content such as visual art, commentary and interviews send pitches via email. Deadline: August 20, 2014.