Apr 062014
 

ArtAscent invites entries for their International Art Competition. First prize: $50 and publication. Theme: Desire. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyright. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2014

Mar 242014
 

Entries are invited for the 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition. Open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. First prize: $300 in each category. Entry fees range from $20-$60. Deadline: May 1, 2014.

Mar 242014
 

Quarter Castle Publishing (Canada) is accepting entries for their 2014 short story writing contest. First prize: $50, publication in anthology form, and two copies. Seeking stories set in Canada (except in fantasy and science fiction genres). Length: 1500–6000. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2014. Open to Canadian residents. Deadline: September 31, 2014.

Nov 272013
 

InDigest magazine seeks submissions for issue #27 a sub-issue/online reading event. Accepting poems, comics, videos, stories, and flash fiction. Sub-issue title: “A Reading About the Olympics That Definitely Doesn’t Have the Word Olympics in the Title.” Looking for work that deals broadly with the Olympics. Interpretation open but interested in politics, environmental costs, and social displacement over international sporting and collaboration. Deadline: December 15, 2013.

Nov 272013
 

The Furious Gazelle seeks short stories, micro fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short plays, monologues, novel excerpts and art. Wants writing that is “good and well written” and art that is “artistic.” Length: 8000 words max. Deadline: ongoing.

Nov 122013
 

Black Heart Magazine coverIndependent online journal Black Heart Magazine (U.S) seeks short fiction for its weekday (M-F) publication cycle. Length: 1500 words max. All genres accepted, with a literary angle preferred. Appreciates ‘short-form modern literature, from pulp to literary fiction and everything in-between.’ Deadline: Ongoing.

Nov 112013
 

New Welsh Review coverLiterary journal New Welsh Review (Wales) seeks dynamic, curious, lively, and outward-looking writing. Looking for short stories (2500 to 3000 words) and poems (up to six). Occasionally publishes shorter stories and microfiction. Payment: £100 per story and £28 per each poem, upon publication. Also welcomes submissions and ideas for online content (no payment): short reviews (600-800 words), opinion pieces (450 words) and author interviews (8-15 questions). Deadlines: December 12, 2013 and March 1, 2014.

Oct 022013
 

ArtAscent invites entries for their “Dark” International Art Competition. First prize: $50 and publication. Theme: Dark — shadows, expectation, foreboding, mystery, villains, secrets, memories, challenges, hauntings. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Entry fee: $7. Deadline: October 31, 2013

Aug 172013
 

Sassafras Literary Magazine – the “littlest litmag in the world” -Sassafrass image is looking for small works from writers, poets, visual artists, and magicians. Submit poetry (20 lines max), flash fiction (1000 words max.), “flashling” (10-50 words), nonfiction, and memoirs. Also publishes creative lists, first pages of novels, fact boxes, music playlists, selfies, and art. Prefers minimalism and stand-alone pieces. Deadline: ongoing.

Aug 102013
 

Descant: Berlin callDescant is seeking submissions for 2014 issue on Berlin, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall and reunification of the city. Welcomes poetry (about six poems), short stories, novel excerpts, plays, essays, interviews, musical scores, and visual presentations “that speak to the mythology, memory and identity of Berlin — in all its various incarnations.” Deadline: August 16, 2013. Pays a $100 honourarium upon publication.

Aug 062013
 

Submissions wanted for “Some Tea, Some Truth, Some Fiction II,” the second biannual writer’s festival at the Toronto Public Library on November 9, 2013. Accepting stories that can be read in ten minutes or less, plus short films, mini-plays, photo-essays and other creative work. Theme: love/friendship and work. Also holding an audience-inspired mini-write-a-thon. Deadline: September 1, 2013.