Jul 272013

creativenonfiction_coverCreative Nonfiction (US) is seeking new essays about mistakes — major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful — for an upcoming issue. Looking for true stories about poor decisions, missteps, miscalculations, embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility. First prize: $1000. Length: 4000 words max. Entry fee: $20 (or $25 for a subscription to Creative Nonfiction — US only). All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Mistakes” issue. Deadline: November 1, 2013

May 182013

ottawaartsreviewOttawa Arts Review (Literary and Visual Arts Journal of the University of Ottawa) seeks submissions of short fiction, poetry, drama, and visual art; also personal essays, reviews, and interviews that relate to literary and visual art. OAR “gives an equal voice to local, Canadian, and international artists, whether emerging or established.”

May 182013

typewriter70x80Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) seeks essays on any topic relating to literary arts by female Canadian writers. Welcomes attention to topics or voices that have been marginalized or neglected by the mainstream literary culture. Possible genres: creative non-fiction, literary criticism, book or oeuvre reviews, interdisciplinary studies. Writers are especially encouraged to revitalize or re-imagine the form of the essay itself. Payment: $150 honorarium.

Apr 222013

CBC’s Hyperlocal (Canada) is looking for what’s new and changing in your neighbourhood and what that change means to you. Seeking true, personal stories as text, photo essays, audio, or video. Length: 400-500 words. Stories may touch on some of the big issues faced in a fragile economy, or may reflect small changes in a neighbourhood as it becomes gentrified. All stories posted online; one winner per month selected by a jury panel. Grand prize: an interactive adaptation of the winning story by the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio and a laptop computer. Deadline: May 3, 2013.