Wanted: Words about passing between worlds

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Jan 152015

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.

Jun 302013

Pithead ChapelMonthly 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.

Jun 032013

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.

May 192013

Asian ChaCha: 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.

May 062013

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.

Mar 162013

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.

  • Guidelines: poetryfoundationghana.org/index.php/featured/poetry-news/item/674-ghana-poetry-prize-is-opened
  • Jan 132013

    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.

  • Guidelines: http://www.writerstrust.com/Awards/RBC-Bronwen-Wallace-Award-for-Emerging-Writers/Call-for-Submissions_2012.aspx