Urban Farmhouse Press is currently seeking essays on the craft of writing the upcoming Ford City Workshop Anthology. Specifically interested in craft essays focused on poetry, fiction, and literary science fiction. Selected essays will appear in an upcoming anthology of essays. Length: 2000-9500 words. Strongly encourages submissions from Canada and Michigan. Authors of pieces selected for this anthology will receive a small cash honorarium plus two copies. Deadline: September 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their Spring 2015 Literary Contests: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Prizes: $500 (short story), $150 (flash fiction), and $150 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2015. Entry fees: range $7-$15. Guidelines.
Gold Shader (Canada) is accepting submissions for their Game Fiction Anthology. Game fiction is an umbrella term used to categorize any work of literature inspired by the activity of playing, making, or even just thinking about games. Pays 1 cent/word for stories 1000 to 8000 words long. Deadline: June 30, 2015. Guidelines.
The Luke Bitmead Bursary is an annual award set up to support fledgling novelists, and is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished authors: a publishing contract with Legend Press and a £2500 cash bursary. Submit completed fiction manuscripts (50K words min.) only. Deadline: August 1, 2015. £10 entry fee. Guidelines.
The Ilanot Review invites submissions about “the male, the masculine sex/gender” for their next issue. Publishes fiction (5000 words max.), creative non-fiction (3000 words max.), poetry (up to four poems), translations and art. Welcome work that challenges conventions of form, style and content. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.