Online literary magazine Cargo focuses on narrative and growth through travel and exploration. Seeks creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, book reviews, visual art, and photography. Prefers work that evokes a strong sense of character, setting, movement, and the internal journey — writing that asks us to slow down and consider our past for a moment. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.
Lunch Ticket (published by MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles) is accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, poetry, YA fiction and nonfiction, short and flash fiction, translation and multi-lingual texts, and art for its Summer/Fall 2015 issue. Deadline: October 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Room Magazine seeks submissions for issue 39.3, “Canadian Gothic.” From grim realism to the supernatural, writers are invited to explore manifestations of the gothic genre in Canadian literature and art. Seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art. Submission fee. Payment: $50-$120 upon publication. Deadline: January 31, 2016. Guidelines.
Teenage Wasteland Review seeks submissions from teenagers ages 13 to 19 Issue #2. Accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Submissions will also be considered for the Muriel Avellaneda Prize for Young Writers. Poetry: 3 poems max; prose: 5000 words max. Deadline: November 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Plenitude invites submissions for the third annual Emerging Writer Mentorship Award – Creative Non-fiction. Winner will be mentored by Michael V. Smith over three months in 2016, and includes two rounds of manuscript evaluation. Submission length: 4000 words max. Open to Canadian LGBTQ writers. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: November 27, 2015. Guidelines.
PRISM international is accepting submissions for their 2015 Creative Non-Fiction contest, judged by Russell Wangersky. First prize: $1500 + publication; more prizes avail. Submissions up to 6000 words. Entry fee: $35-$45 (includes a subscription). Deadline: November 20, 2015. Guidelines.
The Malahat Review (Victoria, BC) invites entries for its annual Open Season Awards. First prize in each category: $4500 in prizes + publication. Poetry: 3 poems 100 lines max. Fiction and creative nonfiction: 2500 words max. Entry fee $40, all extra entries $15 (no genre limit). Judges are Russell Thornton, Kathy Page, Fiona Tinwei Lam. Deadline: November 1, 2015. Guidelines.
The Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the 2015 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 2000-3000 words. Likes the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, biography. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2015. Guidelines.
Room Magazine invites submissions for an upcoming issue: Women of Colour. They welcome fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art about the experience of being racialized, dealing with racial discrimination, grappling with representation, defining one’s identity or identities, lost and reclaimed histories, as well as stories about loss, love, heartbreak, and triumph. Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.
The Ilanot Review invites submissions about “the male, the masculine sex/gender” for their next issue. Publishes fiction (5000 words max.), creative non-fiction (3000 words max.), poetry (up to four poems), translations and art. Welcome work that challenges conventions of form, style and content. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Concordia University’s undergraduate literary journal, Soliloquies (print/online), welcomes submissions in the following genres: short fiction (3500 words max.); creative non-fiction (3500 words max.); poetry (8 pages max.); drama (8 pages max.); and comics (8 pages max.). Deadline: February 22, 2015. Guidelines.
Sequestrum (US) is accepting entries for the 2015 Editor’s Reprint Award. Open theme and length. Submit previously-published fiction and nonfiction only. One winner receives $200 and publication, and one runner-up receives publication and payment at our usual rates. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Cargo literary magazine seeks writing that focuses on passage and transformation for their debut issue. Looking for travel essays, creative nonfiction, poetry and visual art (photography and more) that explores episodes of travel and personal growth. Wants your honesty and bravery. Deadline: February 1, 2015.
Room Magazine (Vancouver, BC) invites entries from writers, who identify as women or genderqueer, for their annual creative non-fiction writing contest. First prize: $500 + publication. Entry fee: $35 (includes one-year subscription), and $7 for each additional entry. Deadline: March 8, 2015. Guidelines.