The Elora Writers’ Festival Writing Contest 2017 (Canada) is open for entries. Looking for short stories (2000 words max.) and personal essays on “My Canadian moment” (1000 words max.) Age categories: Open, Teen, Youth. Prizes of $200, $150 and $100. Entry fee: $15 (writers aged 20+). Open to Canadian writers only. Deadline: April 12, 2017.
C&R Press (US) is accepting submissions of full-length manuscripts in fiction, short stories, poetry, essays, memoir, and mixed genre. Encourages female, minority, LGBT, immigrant, progressive and submerged voices. Submission fee: $25. Deadline: June 1, 2017.
Blue Skirt Productions is looking for stories that are emotional, philosophical, and transgressive that leave the reader feeling punched in the gut. Looking for short stories (100-3,000 words) to publish on their website, and novels and novellas to publish through their press. Deadline: rolling.
Femmeuary! (UK) is seeking submissions of short fiction, poetry and opinion pieces on the loose theme of feminism. Length: 3000 words max or six poems. Deadline: February 1, 2016.