Jun 212014

Roundup ZineOnline U.S. magazine The Round Up Writer’s Zine is looking for fresh, emerging writers looking for a place to share their work with like-minded people. Interested in short stories, nonfiction, poetry, quirky essays, and personal musings. Prefers submissions that are transgressive, dark and gritty. Snarky or sarcastic, edgy and/or possibly offensive are welcome. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

Jun 212014

Belladonna Publishing seeks submissions for Strange Little Girls, a short story anthology. They “want to meet new strange little girls, and read strong and original stories about them.” Examples: Wednesday Adams, Merricat Blackwood, Alice, Drusilla, Carrie and Amy Pond — or nothing like them at all. Length: 2000-8000 words. Accepts submissions in English, Norwegian, and Swedish. Payment: $120, plus print/ebook copies. Deadline: July 15, 2014.

Jun 202014

Simone Press (UK) is currently accepting submissions for Paranormal Horror Two, a sequel to the Paranormal Horror anthology. Length: 1000-5000 words. Looking for horror stories about ghosts, demons, haunted houses, possession, vampires, werewolves, Big Foot, The Loch Ness Monster, mediums and more. Payment: copy of the ebook. Deadline: June 30, 2014

May 102014

The Rusty Toque (Western University) invites entries for their first annual 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest. Chapbook submissions can include stories, micro-fiction or a longer short story. Prize: $800 + chapbook publication (e-book and print) + a fiction prize pack. Entry fee: $15. Length: 25-40 pages. International submissions welcome. Deadline: June 1, 2014.

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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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 Open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry.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.