NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Weekly Notices for the week of April 15, 2013
17 items: 10 NEW EVENTS
Please send all submission & event notices to Carol Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org ####Find writing-related services offered by our members at our CAA-NCR website http://www.canauthors-ottawa.org/hire-a-member.shtml
ITEM 1: EAST END WRITING CIRCLE CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS NEW!
Canadian Authors Association-NCR Branch has opened a new Writing Circle (WC) in the Vanier/St. Laurent Rd. area.There’s still room for two or 3 more people!.
The Circle will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Ottawa Public Library, 515 Côté, two blocks West of St. Laurent Blvd., four blocks South of Montreal Road, four blocks North of McArthur. Parking is available at the site, and the #7 and #14 buses stop nearby – check OC Transpo website for further details.
CAA-NCR Writing Circles are now open to non-members of Canadian Authors Association. Fees are: $75.00 per year for non-members; members of CAA-NCR attend the Writing Circles at no charge as part of their membership package. For information, and to register for this writing circle, contact Sharyn Heagle at email@example.com.
ITEM 2: CANADIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION – NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION WRITERS RETREAT
DATES: Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st, 2013
FEATURING Workshop Leader – BARBARA KYLE
Over 450,000 copies of her books have been sold in seven countries.
Workshop Title – Master Class Plus: Shaping Your Story With a Pro
In Saturday’s all-day workshop Barbara covers five essential aspects of craft used by successful authors – Hooks, The Inciting Incident, Conflict and Reversals, Deep Character, Dialogue
In Sunday’s half day workshop Barbara focuses on “Getting Published” including the world of self-publishing with e-books. You’ll leave Barbara Kyle’s “Master Class Plus” empowered to shape your story into a captivating, memorable read.
CAA members $250, Non-members $275. The fee is all inclusive – dorm style accommodations plus lunch and dinner on Saturday, full breakfast on Sunday. Plenty of free time for hiking or relaxation in a peaceful country environment. For full details and registration information see our website www.canauthors-ottawa.org
Registration is limited to 10 attendees. Early registration is advised.
ITEM 3: CAA-NCR ANNOUNCES THE FINALISTS FOR 26TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST NEW!
Presented in alphabetical order:
SHORT STORY FINALISTS:
- Troubled Places, Sylvia Adams, Ottawa
- Beat Beethoven, Robert Barclay, Ottawa
- The Fiercest Calm, Justin Joschko, Ottawa
- Against the Wind, Helen Rossiter, Ottawa
- Temporary, Suzy Royle, Perth
- Special Occasion, Sonia Tilson, Ottawa
- Old Among Strangers, Sylvia Adams, Ottawa
- Instructions to a Third Grade Teacher, Iris Anderson, Ottawa
- Undertow (for Gwen), Gill Foss, Carp
- From Industrial Alibis: Angular Momentum, Karen Massey, Ottawa
- In Beechwood Cemetery, Joan McKay, Ottawa
- Crows Witness, Luminita Suse, Gloucester
Youth Short Story finalists:
- Day in the Life, Madeline Cuillerier, Ottawa - Glashan Public School
- Sudden Impact, Patrick Gloutney, Osgoode – Castor Valley Elementary School
- The Story of Them, Alison Griffith, Nepean – Bell High School.
Awards night will take place May 14th to honor the Short Story and Poetry winners and finalists of the National Capital Writing Contest, sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association-National Capital Region.
“The National Capital Writing Contest is the biggest event of our program year,” says Sharyn Heagle, President – National Capital Region (Ottawa) Branch of the Canadian Authors Association.
The contest was open to any writer within the National Capital Region.
Heagle says that the CAA encourages writers to test their skills against some of the best writers in the National Capital area. “Becoming a finalist in this contest is validation of your abilities as a writer.”
The writing contest is blind-judged. Each manuscript is coded when received by the branch, and then forwarded to the judges, who are selected from across Canada.
Heagle says it’s exciting to see the friends and family members who come out to the Awards Night in support of the finalists. “Writing is a lonely occupation and having that sort of visible support is a blessing for any writer.”
The Awards Night event will be on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe at Laurier. A reception will follow.
For information, e-mail Sharyn Heagle, CAA–NCR President, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITEM 4: TO CAA MEMBERS: BOOK LAUNCH COMING UP? READING SOMEWHERE? SEND US YOUR EVENT INFO
We’d be happy to post the news about your book launch or reading here in the weekly notices. Just send a short piece telling us when, where and what (and how much, if applicable) Items received by Sunday morning will be posted for upcoming events.
Send to Carol Stephen at email@example.com.
CAA MEMBER NEWS
ITEM 5: DUSTY OWL READING SERIES PRESENTS SONIA SAIKALEY NEW!
DATE: SUNDAY APRIL 21 3:00 P.M.
LOCATION: MUGSHOTS BAR, 75 NICHOLAS STREET, OTTAWA
CAA-NCR member, Sonia Saikaley, will read from her poetry collection “Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter” and her novella “The Lebanese Dishwasher” at the Dusty Owl Reading Series on Sunday, April 21, 2013 (3:00 pm), Mugshots Bar, Ottawa Youth Hostel, 75 Nicholas Street.
OTHER WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
ITEM 6: SPRING WRITING WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD TAYLOR NEW!
DATES Eight weeks starting Wed. April 24, 7-9 p.m.
LOCATION: Westboro: Holland at Wellington.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ITEM 7: OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY POETRY WORKSHOPS IN APRIL
The Ottawa Public Library is hosting four poetry workshops during the month of April to celebrate Poetry Month. All workshop are free. Register online with your public library card here: http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/program
Poetry Workshop with David O’Meara
Carlingwood, 281 Woodroffe, Saturday, April 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Poetry Workshop with Stephen Brockwell
Alta Vista, 2516 Alta Vista, Saturday, April 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
National Poetry Month Reading
Readings by: Stephen Brockwell, Christine McNair, David O’Meara, Peter Richardson and Sandra Ridley
Main Library, 120 Metcalfe Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Online registration is required to attend these free programs. For a complete list of programs, visit www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/programs. For more information, contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.
ITEM 8: MAY OPL WORKSHOPS: PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OTTAWA ROMANCE WRITERS ASSOCIATION
While several traditional publishers and bookstores have closed their doors, you have new opportunities to publish your book in print and digital formats. Successful traditionally- and self-published authors will describe the pros and cons of getting your book published by a traditional publisher versus using self-publishing platforms offered by Amazon Kindle Direct, Kobo, Smashwords, and now big New York-based publishers. As well, new players such as Amazon Publishing and agents offering publishing services will be discussed.
The Ottawa Romance Writers Association is partnering with the Ottawa Public Library to present this workshop twice as part of the OPL May 2013 Author Month schedule. The panelists are multi-published romance authors; however, the workshop content is targeted to all writers of book-length fiction and non-fiction. Note that the author line-up on the two panels differ but the workshop content is the same. Register via the Ottawa Public Library website http://biblioottawalibrary.ca for one of the following:
- Monday, May 13, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at the OPL Greenboro Branch, with authors Sharon Page, Teresa Morgan and Brenda Gayle.
-Saturday, May 18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the OPL Main Branch, with authors Opal Carew, Maureen Fisher, Teresa Morgan and Coreene Callahan
If you do not have a library card, please register via an email to Madeline McBride at email@example.com, and indicate which date you plan to attend.
ITEM 9: THE SAGE HILL WRITING EXPERIENCE PROGRAM NEW!
A two week intensive program for eight writers to work exclusively with a renowned author to prepare manuscripts for publication. Activities will include plenty of writing time, exclusive one-on-one meetings with the instructor, a workshop and keynote address by a senior Saskatchewan writer, a public reading, as well as group meetings to discuss publishing opportunities in Canada, literary journals, craft, and technique.
LOCATION: LUMSDEN, SK. FEE includes instruction, food & accommodation
Summer Programmes July 22 – August 1, 2013 Application deadlines May 10, 2013 FEE: $1,295.00
- Adult Intro to Writing Fiction and Poetry, Facilitators Kimmy Beach & John Gould
- Fiction Workshop Facilitator, Helen Humphreys
- Fiction Colloquium Facilitator, Lawrence Hill
- Poetry Workshop Facilitator, Priscila Uppal
- Summer Poetry Colloquium Facilitator, Ken Babstock
- Non-Fiction Workshop, Facilitator, Denise Chong
Find out more or register here: http://www.sagehillwriting.ca/
ITEM 10: THE BANFF CENTRE FALL PROGRAMS
Call for Applications: Apply by June 15
Writing With Style (Fall)
September 8 – September 14, 2013 Program Director: Elizabeth Philips
Faculty: Charlotte Gill, creative nonfiction; Pauline Holdstock, first chapter novel; Don McKay, poetry; Alexander McLeod, short fiction.
Whether you have attended many writing workshops or this is your first, Writing With Style allows artists to shape and edit a work-in-progress under the guidance of an experienced writer, with private writing time, reading opportunities, and group discussions.
Wired Writing Studio
September 30 – October 12, 2013 (on-site) October 28, 2013 – March 31, 2014 (online)
Program Director: Fred Stenson.
Faculty: Curtis Gillespie, non-fiction and fiction; Annabel Lyon, fiction; Phil Hall, poetry; Jennifer Still, poetry; Carrie Tiffany, fiction; Chris Fisher, technical advisor
The Wired Writing Studio is designed for published writers and poets — at an early or intermediate stage in their career — who have young families, demanding jobs, or other life commitments. Spend two weeks immersed in a creative community of artists at The Banff Centre, working one-on-one with an experienced faculty writer and editor, then return home work for 20 weeks of mentorship through online consultations, discussion forums, and posted readings.
Mountain and Wilderness Writing
August 15 – October 15, 2013 (off-site Manuscript Development) October 25 – November 15, 2013 (on-site)
Faculty editors: Tony Whittome, Marni Jackson Guest speaker: Tanis Rideout
Delve into a writing project in any genre that focuses on adventure or the environment. Develop that work through individual consultations and workshop discussions with faculty editors and participants. Artists will have access to coinciding Banff Mountain Book Festival activities: readings, lectures, presentations, films, panel discussions, book launches, and networking opportunities with writers, editors, and publishers.
More info at: http://www.banffcentre.ca/writing/programs/
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
ITEM 11: BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: APRIL 15 for the MAY issue
Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php. The calendar contains up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need more info, please Amanda know.
IN THE INTEREST OF WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
ITEM 12: MEDIA CLUB OF OTTAWA PRESENTS NEW!
Janet Boileau Publisher of The exciting and delicious world of culinary travel
DATE: Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bethel Fieldhouse, 166 Frank Street, (near Elgin and Gladstone)
Journalism students with ID free; Media Club Members $15; Non-members $20
Assorted sandwiches, fresh fruit provided
Proceeds fund scholarships to top journalism students in the Ottawa area
RSVP 613-521-4855 by April 15
ITEM 13: LET’S TALK BOOKS @ THE SIPPY CUP CAFÉ
1104 Klondike Road, Kanata
When: Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
Who: Jane Daly, author of young adult mystery fiction:
Hockey Mom and How Sam Blue Solved the Paranormal Mysteries of the World (series).
When: Thursday, 23 May 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
Who: Bob Abell: author of non-fiction: Salvaging Capitalism: Saving Democracy, and adult fiction: The Corporation
ITEM 14: OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL NEW!
- 419: ONE ON ONE WITH WILL FERGUSON
DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 18 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Avenue (at Bank Street)
- SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR: ETGAR KERET IN CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN
DATE: Saturday, Apr 20 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: • National Arts Centre Panorama Room • 53 Elgin st.
For more information, tickets and to see the entire Festival schedule, visit: http://www.writersfestival.org/events
ITEM 15: A B SERIES PRESENTS READINGS BY RICHARD VAN CAMP AND DAVID GROULX NEW!
Date: Friday, April 19 7:30 P.M. To 9:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Firestone Gallery – Ottawa Art Gallery – Arts Court – 2 Daly Avenue
More info: http://abseries.org/
RICHARD VAN CAMP is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. He is the author of 12 books in all genres. His two latest releases are his new short story collection, Godless but Loyal to Heaven (Enfield & Wizenty) and his baby book,Little You (Orca Book Publishers). His novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a major motion picture with First Generation Films. You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter and at http://www.richardvancamp.com. Mahsi cho!
DAVID GROULX was raised in Northern Ontario. He is proud of his Aboriginal roots – his mother is Ojibwe Indian and his father French Canadian. After receiving his BA from Lakehead University where he won the Munro Poetry Prize, David studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, B.C. where he won the Simon J Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. He has published six poetry books, including A Difficult Beauty (Wolsak & Wynn, 2011). His most recent poetry collection,Imagine Mercy is forthcoming from Toronto’s BookLand Press.
ITEM 16: LiPS SECOND-TO-LAST QUALIFYING SLAM NEW!
DATE: Friday, April 19, 2013
TIME: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: The Baker’s Bean (at 1 Sherbrooke St. E., in Perth)
COST: $5.00 per person (however, if you choose to compete – you get in for free)
Please note: If you are a spoken word poet, who wants the chance to make it to the LiPS Finals, and maybe win a spot on the national team, and you HAVE NOT yet competed this season, you MUST compete in this April SLAM AND the May SLAM to have a chance at qualifying for Finals. Finalists must be the top ranking spoken word competitors for a season, who have also competed in at least two LiPS SLAMs.
For more information, please contact LiPS at email@example.com , or look for us on Facebook under “LiPS”.
ITEM 17: CAPITAL SLAM PRESENTS THE SEMI-FINALS! NEW!
DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 20 6:30 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.
LOCATION: THE MERCURY LOUNGE, BYWARD MARKET, 56 By Ward Market Square, Ottawa
Doors are at 6:30 p.m. $10 at the door with no advance tickets. All-ages are welcome.
The time has come! The top 16 poets of the season are in place and 8 of them will be throwing down at the Mercury Lounge on April 20th. Only 4 of these poets can move on to the finals… who will it be? Traditionally, the CapSlam semi-finals is the best show of the year. Poets are pumped and really put on a great show. Seven of the 8 competitors have been confirmed so come down and witness the poetic power of:
- Shaun Sullivan
- Rusty Priske
- Vince Kang
- Mia Morgan
NEW THIS YEAR:
In addition to an amazing 8-poet slam, we will have an open mic! Get there early and get the chance to perform in front of a packed house!
MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CALLS:
NO DEADLINES SPECIFIED:
The Ottawa Arts Review seeks prose submissions (including short fiction, personal essays, reviews, and interviews) relating to literary and visual arts, poetry, drama, and visual art. Guidelines: oar.uesa.ca/submissions/submission-guidelines/
Sweptmedia.ca, an online youth-culture magazine based in Toronto/GTA, is looking for original contributions in all print mediums: journalism, short fiction, poetry, etc. Also willing to consider other forms of visual communication modes: photography, painting, comic strips, etc. Contact info: sweptmedia.ca/index.php/contact-us
New online magazine The Island Review (international) seeks submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and art from islanders, island-lovers, and those whose work is influenced by islands, or explores ideas of islandness. Guidelines: http://www.theislandreview.com/submissions/
The recently-launched Northern Cardinal Review (Canada) is seeking creative and vivid poetry, non-fiction essays, and book reviews. Open to writers living in Canada, Alaska, or the northern border states of the U.S. Guidelines: http://northerncardinalreview.wordpress.com/submissions/
Comedy website The Higgs Weldon (US) seeks forms of writing (1000 words max.) and cartoons. Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines: http://thehiggsweldon.com/submit/
Kolaj (Montreal, QC) is a quarterly, print magazine about contemporary collage. Seeks critical reviews and essays, artist profiles, event highlights, articles on collage making, collecting, and exhibiting, and other contributions. Pays. Guidelines: kolajmagazine.com/content/submissions
ARC POETRY ANNUAL 2013 CALL. Arc Poetry Magazine is looking for submissions of poetry—or prose about poetry—that takes the North as its pole star. We are looking for writing from the North and/or about the North in its many guises. We don’t take the North as a given and encourage submissions that engage with and challenge ideas and histories of the North.
We encourage submissions of diverse Northern voices, poetry styles, and languages (submissions in English, French, Inuit languages, Dené, and Cree are welcome; however, submissions in languages other than English should be accompanied by author-approved translations). To submit poems online, go to our Submission page. Please indicate “The North” in your cover letter. https://arcpoetry.submittable.com/submit
Formalist poetry review The Rotary Dial (Canada) seeks poetry from Canadian and international writers. Looking for work that rhymes and/or scans but isn’t too versey: blank verse, syllabic verse, etc. Response within two weeks. Guidelines: http://therotarydial.ca/submissions/
Garbanzo Literary Journal (US) is published in limited-run copies as part of a hand-created series of chapbooks. Seeks stories (1172 words max.) poems (43 lines max.), micro-fiction, macro-faction, creative nonfiction, and a variety of verse forms. Appreciates writing that disregards the rules. Guidelines: http://www.garbanzoliteraryjournal.org/Submission_Guidelines.html
BareBacklit is an online bi-monthly magazine seeking poetry, prose, and visual art. Accepts poetry (4 poems max.), fiction (2500 words max.), and flash fiction (1000 words max.). Prefers work that is “unpretentious, minimalist… entertains first, and provokes thought later.” Guidelines: http://www.barebacklit.com/Submissions.html
LWOT (Lies With Occasional Truth) seeks fiction from writers in Canada “(and sometimes by Americans who pretend, in their cover letters, to be Canadian)”. The term fiction is open to interpretation. Guidelines: http://lwot.net/submission.htm
Online journal Pithead Chapel seeks fiction (short and flash) and nonfiction (experimental, personal, lyric essays) “that moves toward something bigger… takes chances.” Accepts stories and essays 4000 words max. Reads year-round. Guidelines: http://pitheadchapel.com/submission-guidelines/
The New Inquiry welcomes short- and long-form pieces “from anyone who wants to write.” Looks for well-written, original posts on ideas, books, art, culture, and more. No fiction or poetry. Guidelines: http://thenewinquiry.com/submit-to-tni/
Literary journal Revolver (US) seeks “short range” (up to 1000 words), “long range” (1000-5000 words), and art for its next issue. Welcomes fiction, poetry, essays, lists, and art. Also accepting bar stories for “Shots with Strangers”. Guidelines: http://www.around-around.com/submit/
Website strange bOUnce accepts short stories, satire, and poetry, that have been “lightly brushed with sport.” Send work to IWantToWrite@strangebOUnce.com. No payment. http://strangebounce.com/
RATTLE MAGAZINE CALL April 15th DEADLINE, we want to see as many poems written by Single Parents as possible. This is for the Fall 2013 issue. The poems don’t have to be about parenting, but simply must be written by those who identify as single parents—as always, the criteria is mostly self-selecting; just be honest about how you feel. We are also looking for personal narrative essays that are about parenting, and how it relates to and influences poetry. We still have plenty of room in this issue, so if you have friends who are single parent poets, please help spread the word. To submit, all you have to do is follow our regular guidelines (http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/) and mention that you are a single parent.
Of course every other issue (Summer and Winter) has no theme, and we’re always looking for great poems for those issues, too, so don’t hesitate to send new work any time you’d like, no matter what kind of parent you are or are not.
New literary magazine Joypuke (Mount Allison University, NB) seeks fiction and creative nonfiction (1500 words max.) and poetry (100 lines max.) EMAIL submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: April 20, 2013.
Nickel95 Zine, an art and poetry, limited-run, handmade zine (London, ON) seeks submissions of poetry. Theme “kiss & make-up”. Looking for romance/love/falling out of love/etc. Payment: copy of the zine. Contact: email@example.com. Deadline: April 26, 2013. Guidelines: http://sanriapress.wix.com/nickel95zine
ROOM MAGAZINE submission call for the 36.4, Open issue. Deadline April 30, 2013. Room would love to consider your writing or art for our upcoming Winter issue, 36.4, edited by Lorrie Miller and Amy McCall. Send us your best work on any theme. Check out our guidelines to find out more. http://www.roommagazine.com/magazine/364-open-issue
Cairn Press: Cairn Press (US) seeks literary novel manuscripts with “prose that rises off the page” with strong characters and stories. Submission should include: a one-page query and the opening twenty pages. Deadline: April 30, 2013. Guidelines: http://www.cairnpress.com/pages/submissions
The Rusty Toque (Western University) is accepting literary and innovative writing in the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic short fiction. Accepted work paid a small honorarium (approx. $50). Deadline: April 2013. Guidelines: https://therustytoque.submittable.com/submit
Only Interconnect, an anthology exploring the intersection between social media and short stories, seeks writing whose content and/or form are inspired by social media. Send your tales told through texting, Pinterest prose, irony over Instagram, or Facebook flash fiction. Deadline: April 30, 2013 (extended). Guidelines: https://onlyinterconnect.submittable.com/submit
Lunch Ticket, a literary magazine published by the Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing MFA Program, is accepting submissions for its next issue. Submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and YA writing. Genre: Open. Deadline: April 30, 2013. Guidelines: lunchticket.org/about/submission-guidelines
Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press. Co-editor: Carol SmallwoodCo-ed., Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) on Poets & Writers Magazine “List of Best Books for Writers.” Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers forthcoming from Scarecrow Press. Co-editor: Joan Gelfand, Development Chair for the Women’s National Book Association, member of the National Book Critics Circle, Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, teaches writing, and is an award winning author. Seeking chapters of unpublished work from writers in the United States and Canada for an anthology. We are interested in such topics as: Women Founding Companies Existing Only on the Web; Women Working on the Web With Young Children or Physical Disabilities; Woman’s Studies Resources and Curriculum Development Webmasters; Women as Founding Editors of Webzines and Blogs; Surveys/Interviews of Women on the Web. April 30 2013 deadline FULL DETAILS here:
Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers. Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press. Co-editor: Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers Magazine’s “List of Best Books for Writers”; edited Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association, 2012). Co-editor: Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, New Jersey; Editor/Founder, Adanna Literary Journal; Author, Eve Asks (Muse-Pie Press, 2011). An anthology of unpublished 3,000-4,000 word chapters by successful, retired writers from the U.S. and Canada (up to 3 co-authors) previously following other careers than writing. Looking for topics as: Business Aspects of Writing, Writing as a New Career, Networking, Using Life Experience, Finding Your Niche, Getting Published, Following Dreams Put on Hold, Privacy and Legal Issues, Working With Editors, Time Management. With living longer, early retirement, popularity of memoir writing, this is a how-to for baby boomers who now have time to write. May 30 2013 deadline
FULL DETAILS HERE: http://adannajournal.blogspot.com/p/retirement-call-for-submissions.html
New food-based magazine Toast Point Press (Canada) seeks submissions for its inaugural issue (June 2013). Looking for short fiction and prose (2500 words max.), poetry, drawings, and photography. Prefers the witty, thoughtful, unique, and engaging. Deadline: May 31, 2013. Website still under contruction. Submission form: toastpointpress.com/submit/
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CARTOONING DEGREE ZERO: DESCANT’S GRAPHIC LITERATURE ISSUE. Submission deadline for this issue: June 7th, 2013. The comic strip, the funnybook, the graphic novel — whatever we call this melange of words and pictures, it all begins with the art of cartooning. This issue provides an opportunity to explore what cartooning looks like now, and where we find its limits. In writing that approaches the zero degree, Roland Barthes sees an “infinite freedom” shining forth, the creation of an “unexpected object” overflowing with possibilities. Can we say the same for cartooning degree zero? Contributors are encouraged to test out the affinities that exist between cartooning and poetry, comics and prose, drawing and writing. What are the stories that images tell, and what do they keep silent? What can comics recall about the past, or say about the present? What have we seen in the history of cartooning, and what can we expect for the future of the form? Descant welcomes cartooned strips, panels, and stories that address any topic and investigate the possibilities and boundaries of the medium. Traditional essays, poems, memoirs and fiction that deal in some way with comics and cartooning will also be accepted.
DESCANT ARTS AND LETTERS FOUNDATION CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BERLIN. “I still keep a suitcase in Berlin” – Marlene Dietrich. “”It’s a city that’s so easy to ‘get lost’ in – and to ‘find’ oneself, too.” – David Bowie, on his “Berlin Years”
Submission deadline for this issue: August 16, 2013. http://www.descant.ca/submit
UPCOMING WRITING CONTESTS
NOTE: MSLEXIA, A U.K.-BASED MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN WHO WRITE, has posted links to numerous contests coming up, with deadlines from February through June. Includes youth, short story, poetry, plays, etc. Take a look here: http://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/listings/master.php?listing=2
Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize: Stories on any subject. DEADLINE MAY 31, 2013 Total entry not to exceed 20 pages.
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest: Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 4 pages.
Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2013
Entry Fee: Canada $25.00; the United States $30.00 (US funds); All others $40.00 (US funds) for either contest. Bonus: enter both contests for an additional $10.00. Enter as often as you like; only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription which will begin with the fall issue, 2013. Make cheques or money orders payable to The Antigonish Review. Mail submissions to: The Antigonish ReviewContest, Box 5000, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2G 2W5. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE RETURNED; only winners will be notified by September 1, 2013. List of winners will be available at our web site. For further information, email TAR@stfx.ca, Phone 902-867-3962 or visit our website at: http://www.antigonishreview.com/ Details on contest here: http://www.antigonishreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=62
Darker Times Fiction, a monthly short story competition for stories of 3,000 words and less in the horror genre or on the subject of ‘darker times’. All of the information can be found on the website – www.darkertimes.co.uk . It’s open to UK and international writers and ends on the last day of each month.
MONTHLY TWITTER WRITING CONTEST! DEADLINE: LAST DAY OF THE MONTH AT 11 AM
Scribendi.com is hosting a weekly writing contest that I think would be of interest to your audience. How it Works: The first day of every month at 11 AM, we will announce the topic. Entrants must write a 140-character-or-less tweet, mention @Scribendi_Inc, and summarize the topic. The contest closes the last day of the month at 11 AM. Summarize This! promotes concise and precise writing skills in a fresh, fun way (http://www.scribendi.com/summarize_this). Prizes range from free editing to Scribendi.com swag.
- Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest Honouring the Memory of Dr. William Henry Drummond. Deadline Monday April 15 2013. Cash prizes totalling $1200 for poems in English. http://www.springpulsepoetryfestival.com/03-drummond.htm
- The 2013 EVENT Non-Fiction Contest. DEADLINE: APR. 15, 2013. $1500 in prizes available, plus publication. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as the judge sees fit (i.e., two prizes at $750 each, or three at $500 each, or one at $1,000 and one at $500). Publication in EVENT 42/3 (December 2013), with standard publication payment. Other manuscripts may be published. Preliminary judging by the editors of EVENT. DETAILS HERE: http://eventmags.com/contest-3/
- Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest. In honour of the late Marie Barton, a dedicated local writer, teacher and former member of the Canadian Authors Association. We challenge writers to tell a story based on a postcard in 100 words or less. Send us your postcard or quality photocopy of a postcard image along with your tale. Deadline: April 15, 2013. Entry fee: $5 member, $15 non-member. Prize: $100, $50, $25 Details: http://thewriterscollective.org/2013/03/spring-2013-contests-are-here-more-categories-more-prizes/
- Eileen D. Pruden Award for Historical Fiction. A new contest, thanks to a generous donation from the Pruden family. Open to adults age 40 and over. Your original story must feature a fictional character set sometime in Manitoba’s past. It must be unpublished and between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Deadline: April 15, 2013. Entry fee: $5 member, $15 non-member. Prize: $15, $75, $50. Details: http://thewriterscollective.org/2013/03/spring-2013-contests-are-here-more-categories-more-prizes/
- Winnipeg Free Press / Writers’ Collective Fiction Contest. Three categories: Junior student (Grades 7-8), Senior student (Grades 9-12), and Adult (age 18 and over). Stories must be original, unpublished works of fiction between 800 and 1,000 words for the junior student category and between 1,000 and 1,500 words for the senior student and adult categories. Deadline: April 15, 2013. Entry fee: $5 member, $15 non-member Prize: Student: $150, $75, $50; Adult: $20, $150, $100. Details: http://thewriterscollective.org/2013/03/spring-2013-contests-are-here-more-categories-more-prizes/
- ESSAY CONTEST OPEN TO STUDENTS WORLDWIDE THE FOUNTAINHEAD ESSAY CONTEST INFORMATION. Eligibility: 11th and 12th Graders. Entry Deadline: April 26, 2013. FIRST PRIZE: $10,000, 5 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000, 10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000, 45 FINALISTS: $100. 175 SEMIFINALISTS: $50. Full details here: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue
- Canadian Writer’s Journal Short Fiction Contest. Entries must be original, unpublished stories, any genre, maximum length 2,500 words. Deadline: April 30, 2013. Prize: $150, $100, $50. Entry fee: $10. Details: http://www.cwj.ca/
- PGC Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition. The Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition is a free, annual competition open to all full-time post-secondary students across Canada. Deadline: April 30, 2013. Prize: $1000, $750. Entry fee: none. Details: http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/pgcs-2013-post-secondary-award-application
- Ascent Aspirations 2013 Anthology Contest. Extended Deadline: Contest closing date is April 30th, 2013. Our theme is open, however there are word limits. FOR DETAILS: http://www.ascentaspirations.ca/ascentspring2013.htm
- 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize. The closing date for entries is April 30th 2013. Open to all writers, UK and non-UK based, over 16 years of age. Stories can be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online via the website or by post. Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 4,000 words (There is no minimum). The entry fee is £8 (about $12.83) per story. Full details and rules at www.bristolprize.co.uk
- 4th Annual International Book Awards Deadline: April 30, 2013. The 4th Annual International Book Awards are specifically designed to be a promotional vehicle for authors and publishers to launch their careers, open global markets, and compete with talented authors and publishers throughout the world. Open to all books published in English with an ISBN. Winners in each category will receive a 6-month full webpage on USABookNews.com among other prizes. More info at http://www.internationalbookawards.com/
- Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest, DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2013. http://winningwriters.com/contests/tomstory/ts_guidelines.php Now in its 21st year. Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400 and $250 will be awarded, plus six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. Submit any type of short story, essay or other work of prose, up to 5,000 words. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights. $16 entry fee. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged. This contest is sponsored by Tom Howard Books and assisted by Winning Writers. Judges: John H. Reid and Dee C. Konrad.
- Dan Poynter’s 2013 (3RD ANNUAL )Global EBOOK AWARDS. DEADLINE APR. 30, 2013. MORE THAN 100 CATEGORIES. MORE DETAILS HERE: http://globalebookawards.com/
- University of Iowa Press Iowa Poetry Prize. Deadline: April 30, 2013. Entry Fee: $20. Website: http://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/authors/iowa-prize.htm. Publication by University of Iowa Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 150 pages with a $20 entry fee during the month of April. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.
- CBC Poetry Prize. This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. Submissions to the poetry category must be between 400 and 600 words. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Entry Fee: $25. Prize: Varies, see website for details Details: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/poetry/
- Canadian Stories. The Canadian Stories literary folk magazine is pleased to offer the 4th contest for Short Stories, Poetry, Black & White Art and a Self-Published Book Prize. All entries must be original unpublished typewritten material. Authors retain copyright. Short stories should be 2,000-3,000 words. The subject of the submitted art should be suitable for publication in Canadian Stories. Deadline: May 1, 2103. Entry Fee: $20. Prize: Varies . Details: http://www.canadianstories.net/contest.html
- Quarterly Ruminate Magazine (US) invites entries for their sixth annual Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. First prize: $1500 and publication in the Fall 2013 Issue. Entry fee: US$18 (includes copy of the Fall 2013 Issue. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Guidelines: ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize/
- The Malahat Review (BC) invites entries for the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction. Open to authors whose fiction has yet to be published in book form. Submit one short story, 3500 words max. Prize: $1000 CAD and publication. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Entry fee: $25 (includes subscription). Guidelines: Malahatreview.ca/contests/far_horizons_fiction/info.html
- AWARD TO RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN FIRST NATIONS, METIS AND INUIT YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE Submissions deadline May 1, 2013. The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature . The Award will be given annually to three English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors. A First Prize of $12,000, a Second Prize of $8,000 and a Third Prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles. For further details, submission guidelines etc. on the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, go to http://www.codecan.org/get-involved/burt-award-canada
- POETRY LONDON COMPETITION 2013 Deadline: May 1 2013. The Poetry London Competition 2013 is now open for entries. First Prize £1000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £200. plus publication in Poetry London. Four commendations will be awarded, of £75 each. Entries must be in English, your own unaided work, and not a translation of another poet. Entries must not have been previously published, in print or online. The maximum length is 80 lines. Entry fee is £3 per poem for Poetry London subscribers, for non-subscribers £5. For competition rules and entry form please download the form here: http://www.poetrylondon.co.uk/competition
- 2013 Leapfrog Fiction Contest. First Prize: publication contract offer with an advance payment, plus the finalist awards ($150 and manuscript critiques). Open to adult and children’s fiction (middle grade and YA) in novella- or novel-length. Minimum length: 22,000. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Entry fee: $30. Guidelines: http://www.leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm
- WRITERS’ DIGEST 82ND ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE May 6, 2013. Categories include * Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious) * Memoirs/Personal Essay * Magazine Feature Article *Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.) * Mainstream/Literary Short Story * * Rhyming Poetry * Non-rhyming Poetry * Stage Play * Television/Movie Script * Children’s/Young Adult Fiction. FULL DETAILS HERE: http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition?et_mid=602268&rid=3195308
- West End Writers’ Club Contest. Every year, the Vancouver, BC-based West End Writers Workshop sponsors a writing contest to showcase the talent of writers around the world. On June 22 all finalists will read their pieces and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in the stately Barclay Manor in Vancouver’s West End. This event is free and open to the public. Deadline: May 15, 2013. Entry fee: $10. Prize: $75, $50, $25. Details: http://www.wewriters.org/contest.html
- The Lush Triumphant – subTerrain’s Annual Literary Awards Competition. Our Annual Lush Triumphant Literary Awards competition is now open for submissions. The competition awards cash prizes & publication: 3 categories, 3 cash prizes, one deadline. Deadline: May 15, 2013. Entry fee: $27.50. Prize: $3,000 in cash prizes + publication. Details: http://subterrain.ca/about/103/lush-2012-awards-open+for+entries
- Pandora’s Collective: Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest: Deadline May 15, 2013, Winners announced June 15, 2013 Entry Fees: Adults – $5/poem Teens (14 to 19) – $4/poem. Children (13 and under) – $3/poem Prizes: Adults – 1st: $100 & publication, 2nd: $50 & publication, 3rd: publication. Teens – 1st: $75 & publication, 2nd: $35 & publication, 3rd: publication. Children – 1st: $40 & publication, 2nd: $20 & publication, 3rd: publication. Guidelines: visit website for full info. This contest is open to poets world wide. http://www.pandorascollective.com/what-we-do/contests
- MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE COMPETITION PERIOD: Jan. 15 2013 to May 15, 2013. Get your poems ready! The not-for-profit Montreal International Poetry Prize is offering $20,000 for one original, unpublished poem of no longer than 40 lines written in any English dialect. Competition open from January 15 to May 15, 2013. Online entries only. Entry fees vary. Please see montrealprize.com for details. To find out more about the competition and more about who the 2013 editors are, please visit montrealprize.com.
- The prize for the annual SHP Chapbook Competition is a $1000 cash award, publication, 20 copies of the publication, and a reading at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. SHP uses a blind judging system and subscribes to the CLMP contest code of ethics. The Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition is open to all writers who have not yet published a collection of poems in book or chapbook form. Individual poems may be previously published, but poems must not have been published as a group in any form, including self-published collections. Manuscripts may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of 16 pages and a maximum of 20 pages (not including the title page or table of contents). The reading period for the competition begins on February 15. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by May 15th. Submissions will be considered only if received between those dates. Details here: http://www.writerscenter.org/shpcompetition.html
- $4,500 in awards for writers. THE NEW LETTERS LITERARY AWARDS. Deadline: May 18, 2013. Submit your writing online or by mail. Details below. Entries sent after midnight May 18th can not be considered or refunded. The $1,500 New Letters Prize for Poetry for the best 2013 group of three to six poems. The $1,500 Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize for the Essay for the 2013 best essay. The $1,500 Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction for the best 2013 short story. Details: http://www.newletters.org/awards.asp
- The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award, sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Dept. Winning story: $1000. Deadline: May 28, 2013. This contest, is named in honour of Peter Hinchcliffe, who was instrumental in the founding of the magazine and has made an impact in the lives of many students in his longstanding role as lecturer at St. Jerome’s University. The $1000 top prize will be awarded for a work of short fiction by a Canadian (citizen or resident) writer who has not yet published a first novel or short story collection. Though there is only one top prize, all submissions will be considered for paid publication ($250) in the magazine. All submissions will be judged blind. Entry fee: $40 per submission. Each submission includes a one-year Canadian subscription (or subscription extension) to The New Quarterly. Eligiblity: see website. http://tnq.ca/peter-hinchcliffe-fiction-award
- The Black River Chapbook Competition (Spring). Awarded twice annually for a chapbook (16-36 pages) of poetry or short stories. Beginning with the Spring 2009 competition, winner receives $500 and 25 copies of chapbook. Entry Period: April 1 – May 31 Deadline: May 31, 2013. GUIDELINES http://www.blacklawrence.com/BRCCContestPage.html
- The Saving Bannister 28th Niagara Branch of Canadian Authors Association ANNUAL POETRY ANTHOLOGY CONTEST Deadline for entries is May 31, 2013. For residents of Ontario. See website for full details. First Prize-$200 Second Prize-$100 Third Prize-$50 http://www.canauthorsniagara.org/
- THE ANTIGONISH REVIEW’S 2013 WRITING CONTESTS: GREAT BLUE HERON POETRY CONTEST & SHELDON CURRIE FICTION PRIZE. $2,400 in Prizes: First prize:$600 & publication; Second prize: $400 & publication; Third prize: $200 & publication for each of the two contests. Deadlines: Fiction entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2013. Poetry must be postmarked by June 30, 2013. Guidelines: see website. http://www.antigonishreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=62
- 2013 FIELD POETRY PRIZE. The editors of FIELD are pleased to announce the seventeenth annual FIELD Poetry Prize competition. The contest is open to all poets, whether or not they have previously published in book form. Unpublished poetry manuscripts between 50 and 80 pages in length will be considered. Oberlin College Press publishes the winning manuscript in the FIELD Poetry Series and awards the winning author $1,000 plus standard royalties. Manuscripts must be submitted during May 2013. The contest reading fee is $28 and includes one year’s subscription to FIELD. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, through our online Submissions Manager (contest portal will appear on May 1st). http://www.oberlin.edu/ocpress/prize.htm
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- The Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing are seeking submissions commencing Monday, March 4, 2013. The closing date is Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5 PM PST. Information about the awards can be found on the website http://www.greberwritingaward.com. Detailed eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.greberwritingaward.com/submissions.htm. Meet the winners at LitFest In October. http://www.litfestalberta.org/
- Poetry Foundation Ghana invites entries for inaugural (2013) Ghana Poetry Prize. Prize: $1000. The aim of this prize is to support younger emerging poets. Open to international entrants. Submit up to two poems, 30 lines max. No entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2013. Shortlist announced in July. Winner announced in September. Guidelines: poetryfoundationghana.org/index.php/featured/poetry-news/item/674-ghana-poetry-prize-is-opened
- Pop Montreal and Matrix Magazine are thrilled to announce: Lit POP is back! Eileen Myles and Sheila Heti are confirmed as the 2013 judges! DEADLINE June 30, 2013. POETRY AND SHORT FICTION. The winners, one from each category, will receive a round-trip ticket to POP Montreal from September 25 – 29, 2013, a VIP pass to the Pop Montreal Festival, free accommodation at a bed and breakfast, fall publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium, and presentation at a special Matrix Lit POP event during the festival. This contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States. The deadline for all submissions is June 30, 2013. Winners will be notified in August. Poets are asked to send no more than 5 poems; fiction and non-fiction writers should send stories of no more than 3000 words. Each entry is 25$ and entries and entry fees should be mailed to Matrix Publications, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., LB 658, Montreal QC, H3G 1M8. Please include your email address. Cheques or money orders should be made out to “Matrix Publications.” PayPal is also available. Multiple entries are welcome. Entries can also be emailed to Litpop2013@gmail.com and will be considered valid once payment is verified. Full contest rules and regulations can be found at http://www.matrixmagazine.org/litpop.
- VALLUM AWARD FOR POETRY 2013. MAX. 3 POEMS, UP TO 60 LINES PER POEM. Entry fee $20 includes 1 yr. subscription. 1st prize $750. 2nd prize $250. Plus publication in Vallum. Mail to Vallum Poetry Contest, PO Box 598, Victoria Station, Montreal, PQ H3Z 2Y6 DEADLINE JULY 15, 2013. (online link not available yet)
- The Ontario Poetry Society is accepting contest entries for The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Award. Prize: $50 and 50 chapbooks. Submit manuscripts of 24 poems or one long poem. Poems may be previously published. Open to Canadian residents. Deadline: July 31, 2013. Entry fee: $15. Guidelines: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/Grassrootscontest%202013.htm
- The St. Lawrence Book Award. Awarded annually for any unpublished collection of poetry or short stories. Prize includes book publication, $1,000 cash award, and ten author copies of the book. Deadline: August 31, 2013. Entry Period: July 1- August 31 GUIDELINES http://www.blacklawrence.com/stlawrence_1.html
- Win £500 and publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition! The Creative Writing Competition is a fantastic opportunity for existing and aspiring writers and poets to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Two categories for entry: Poetry and Short Fiction. Deadline for entries: 31 August 2013. Finalists will be announced on the 31 October 2013. Winners will be announced on the 1 December 2013. Prizes: There will be two winners; one Poetry winner and one Short Fiction winner. Each winner will receive £500. Each winner will receive a selection of books from our competition partners. Winners and finalists will be published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual. Winners and shortlisted finalists will receive a complimentary copy of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual. http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting
- poetry book contest: Red Mountain Press. DEADLINE SEPT. 15, 2013. The 2013 Red Mountain Prize for Poetry will award publication of a full-length book of poetry. The most important criterion is that the manuscript manifests significant themes in beautiful, strong and evocative language. The winner will receive publication with our standard contract and a $1000 award. All entries may be considered for future publication. SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL SUBMISSION DETAILS: http://redmountainpress.us/poetry-prize/ SUBMIT through the electronic submission manager https://redmountainpress.submittable.com/submit
- The Black River Chapbook Competition (Fall) Awarded twice annually for a chapbook (16-36 pages) of poetry or short stories. Beginning with the Fall 2009 competition, winner receives $500 and 25 copies of chapbook. Entry Period: September 1 – October 31. Deadline: October 31, 2013. GUIDELINES http://www.blacklawrence.com/BRCCContestPage.html
- Bottle Tree Productions One Act Play Competition for Writers 2013. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2013. Go online at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/script_contest.html. First Prize $1,000, Second Prize $250, Third Prize $100. Top ten entries are posted on our site. The entry fee for each submission is $25. One Act Plays of from 10 minutes to 70 minutes may be submitted by mail or email. By mail to Bottle Tree Productions, 445 Southwood Drive, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7M-5P8. Please make cheque payable to Bottle Tree Productions. For environmental and storage reasons email submissions are preferred. By email to contest (at) bottletreeinc (dot) com. Go online at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/script_contest.html for Paypal options and further details and to see past winners and their contact info.