Newly UK publisher, Red Ribbon Press, is looking for talented writers for a short story collection with a romance/erotica twist. First prize: $100. Length: 3000-5000 words. No purple prose. All shortlisted entries will be collected and published in a collection. Deadline: May 1. Guidelines.
Entries are invites for “Passages: Transitions Between Worlds” a writing contest hosted by the Creative Writing Concentration at Carleton University. Two age categories: under 18 and 18+. Categories: Poetry and Short Story. International entries welcome. Prize: $300 and publication in an anthology (Spring 2015). Submit three poems (max. 100 lines each) or one short story (3000 words max.). Deadline: February 15, 2015. Guidelines.
Entries are invited for the Junior Authors Poetry Contest. First prize: website publication, signed copy of “Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published.” Other prizes available. Open to any writer worldwide between the ages of 9-21. Four age categories. Length: 50 lines max. No entry fee. Deadline: January 31, 2014.
The Red Line Magazine (UK) is accepting submissions for Issue #7. Theme: Money. £50 prize for winning story of the issue. Shortlisted entries posted online. No entry fee. Length: 3500 words max. Also open for future themes: ‘Bodies’ and ‘Escape’. Deadline: December 30, 2013.
- Guidelines: http://overtheredline.com/submissions/
Cordite Poetry Review, magazine of Australian poetry and poetics, invites submissions for Issue 44. Theme: Gondwanaland. Send up to three poems. Also accept scholarly essays. Open to international writers (see comment on FAQ page); payment for Australian contributors. Deadline: September 13, 2013.
- Guidelines: cordite.org.au/submissions/
Monthly online journal Pithead Chapel (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 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/
Reviews magazine The Coastal Spectator (BC) invites entries for their Microview Contest. Review a book, album, play, or other cultural happening in 140 characters or less (a microview). Follow @coastspectator on Twitter and then tweet them your microview. Winners chosen on June 12 and June 26. Prize: album downloads and BC magazine subscriptions. Deadline: June 12 and June 26.
- Guidelines: coastalspectator.ca/?page_id=2259
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (UK and China) is accepting entries for the Cha “Void” Poetry Contest. First prize: £50; additional prizes available. Winning poems published in a special section in the 6th anniversary issue (November 2013). Submit up to two poems (80 lines max). Theme: Void. No entry fee. Deadline: September 15, 2013.
The Red Line Magazine (UK) is accepting submissions for Issue #3. Theme: The End. £50 prize for winning story of the issue. Shortlisted entries posted online. No entry fee. Length: 3500 words max. Deadline: May 17, 2013. Note: Website indicates April 30, but info confirmed by publisher. Submissions also open for Issue #4: Time. Deadline: June 30, 2013.
- Guidelines: overtheredline.com/submissions
CALYX Press invites entries for an Online Flash Fiction Contest. Theme: A new creation story (“Wild interpretation is encouraged”). Accepting 250-word short stories, poems, or monologues from women-identified writers who are 18+. No entry fee. Top 5 winners published on the website. Deadline: May 31, 2013.
- Guidelines: calyxpress.org/OnlineContest.html
Poetry Foundation Ghana invites entries for inaugural (2013) Ghana Poetry Prize. Prize: $1000. The aim of this prize is to support younger emerging poets. Open to international entrants. Submit up to two poems, 30 lines max. No entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2013. Shortlist announced in July. Winner announced in September.
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.
The Writers’ Trust invites entries for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. First prize: $5000; two honourable mentions of $1000. Length: 5-10 pages of previously unpublished poetry. Open to Canadian residents under the age of 35 who have not published in book form. Deadline: January 30, 2013.