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
Quarterly journal Cordite Poetry Review, magazine of Australian poetry and poetics, invites submissions for Issue 43. Theme: Masque. Also accept scholarly essays. Open to international writers (see comment on FAQ page); payment for Australian contributors. Deadline: June 14, 2013.
- Guidelines: cordite.org.au/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
Monthly online journal Pithead Chapel (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/
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.
Ink company website Click Inks (US) invites entries for a poetry contest. Theme: New beginnings. Length: 45 lines max. No entry fee. First prize: $100 in Amazon vouchers. Deadline: February 11, 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.
Buttontapper Press (US) is accepting submissions for a “Haiku for Lovers” anthology. Submit up to five haiku about love or lust. Accepted submissions receive royalty payments, based on quarterly sales. Deadline: January 18, 2013.
Print zine Too Obscene (US) is seeking poetry and flash fiction that has been rejected for being too obscene for publication. Note: Swearing does not guarantee acceptance. Deadline: March 17, 2013.