NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Weekly Notices for the week of June 4, 2012
–18 Items: 8 NEW EVENTS & 9 NEW CONTESTS!
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ITEM 1: “POETRY OF PLACE” WORKSHOP WITH TERRY ANN CARTER presented by Canadian Authors Association – National Capital Region
DATE: Saturday, June 9, 2012, Room T230 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Algonquin College, Woodroffe Campus Room T230
COST: $45 for CAA-NCR members and $75 for non-members
During the morning session, Terry Ann Carter will lead participants through exercises to explore memory: where we come from, where we live now, the influences that shape the written word.
In the afternoon, Terry Ann will explore form: ballad, free verse, haiku, lyric, narrative in order to give shape to some of the morning exercises. Dramatic voices: apostrophe, mask, persona, conversation and experimental elements will also be considered. Participants will receive a twenty-page handout including references for creative writing and publishing.
Terry Ann Carter was shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman award (2011) for her
collection of poems A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris (Black Moss Press, 2010). She’s the author of two other collections: Transplanted (Borealis Press, 2006) and Waiting for Julia (third eye press, 1997). Two collections are forthcoming in the spring of 2012: Day Moon Rising from Black Moss Press, and Hallelujah from Buschekbooks. Lighting the Global Lantern A Teacher’s Guide To Writing Haiku and Related Literary Forms was published by Wintergreen Studios Press (2011). Terry Ann was the Random Acts of Poetry poet for the city of Ottawa from 2005 – 2010. To register e-mail email@example.com
BRANCH MEMBER NEWS
ITEM 2: SONIA SAIKALEY BOOK LAUNCH “THE LEBANESE DISHWASHER”
DATE: Tuesday, June 5 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: BOM Burgers on Main (upstairs), 343 Somerset St. West (between Bank and O’Connor) Admission is free. Books will be available for purchase. Drinks and food are sold through the restaurant. Not your usual love story, here is an all-male version of Romeo and Juliet in which the Arab lovers find themselves threatened by society and worst of all by family prejudice and homophobia that culminates in a catastrophic climactic scene. The Lebanese Dishwasher is poetically charged, dramatically presented with engaging dialogue and employs a plot having almost fairytale symmetry. -Gillian Harding-Russell, author of I forgot to tell you (Thistledown, 2007)
ITEM 3: COLIN A. WRIGHT BOOK LAUNCH AND READING FROM HIS NEW BOOK, “A CUPBOARD FULL OF SHOES”
DATE: Wednesday June 6 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street, Kingston
Colin’s new story collection, A Cupboardful of Shoes, And Other Stories, is now available at www.trafford.com as well as at Amazon sites. The official launch will be at The Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street, Kingston, on Wednesday, 6th June, from 7 to 9 p.m., when, as well as signing copies, he’ll be talking about the stories and reading from one of the shorter ones: closing, of course, with questions and comments. Colin is pleased to invite all those in the Kingston area (or who can make it to Kingston) to attend. For further information (and for those who won’t be at the reading), please see: http://www.cupboardfulofshoes.com
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
ITEM 4: SCREENWRITING CAMP 2012 – TAKE YOUR STORY IDEAS TO THE BIG SCREEN NEW!
DATES: August 13 to August 17, 2012
LOCATION: Algonquin College, Woodroffe Campus Cost: $595
This five-day hands-on workshop from August 13th to 17th 2012 at Algonquin College will help writers bring their ideas into the reality of a feature film screen story. Participants will also learn the career potential of screenwriters in television and new media – one of the fastest growing business sectors in Canada. The Director is Tom Shoebridge, founder of the Canadian Screen Training Centre and the Summer Institute of Film and Television, which for 30 years brought world-class filmmakers such as Atom Egoyan, Sarah Polley, Norman Jewison, Paul Haggis, Denys Arcand, Anthony Minghella and others here to share their expertise with aspiring film and television creators.
In workshops led by seasoned industry professionals, participants will learn the fundamentals of story structure, scenes, sequences, acts, dialogue, and character and story arcs – the necessary elements of professional screen storytelling. Films will be analyzed, scripts dissected, and the writing of treatments and scripts encouraged. This will not be theory; this will offer practical professional insights into writing for the screen and pitching your story effectively.
For more information, please contact Lynn Tarzwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynn Tarzwell, Coordinator, Scriptwriting Program, Office: N208b, (613)727-4723 ext. 7888
ITEM 5: PIPER’S FRITH: WRITING AT KILMORY RESORT NEW!
DATES: October 22-27, 2012 – Newfoundland
Emerging and mid-level career adult writers are invited to apply to join faculty Michael Crummey, Don McKay and Lisa Moore for small-group workshops and one-on-one explorations of your writing. Social evenings, readings and a spectacular setting enhance the intensive Piper’s Frith five-day experience. Kilmory Resort is nestled in the Piper’s Hole River Valley amidst the wildness of Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula, about a two hours drive from St. John’s. The cost is $685 (Cdn) including all program fees, meals, accommodations and social events. Deadline to apply is August 14, 2012. To learn more and to apply: http://www.literaryartsnl.com/
New contest! The Literary Arts Foundation is sponsoring the 2012 Riddle Fence fiction contest. First prize: all-expense paid participation in Piper’s Frith! Learn more at http://www.literaryartsnl.com/riddlefencecontest.htm
ITEM 6: POETRY POSSIBILITIES AT THE BANFF CENTRE
Apply by June 15, 2012 REMINDER!
Imagine a place that exists for artists — to provide them with the time, space, and support to grow professionally and creatively. This place is The Banff Centre, and we invite you to join us!
Upcoming application deadlines for three of our Literary Arts programs have several possibilities for poets that may be a perfect fit for you or someone you know.
Apply by June 15 for:
Wired Writing Studio Poetry faculty: Don Domanski, Barbara Klar On-site: October 1 – 13 Off-site: October 31, 2012 – March 30, 2013
- Writing With Style (Fall) Poetry faculty: David O’Meara September 9 – 15
- Mountain and Wilderness Writing Faculty: Tony Whittome, Marni Jackson August 14 – October 15, 2012 On-site: October 26 – November 16, 2012
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
ITEM 7: LEAF PRESS ANTHOLOGY: NEWBORNS NEW!
Leaf Press is gathering poems for an anthology about the newly born, the almost born, the journey in-between. We are interested in thresholds and liminal states; in moments that transcend global cultures. We welcome poems from all the continents, asking only that they be accompanied by a translation to English. We may be able to help, in some instances, with translations. Please send your poem to: http://email@example.com Subject Line: Newborns
or to: Leaf Press, Box 416, Lantzville, B.C., Canada V0R 2H0
We will accept poems that have been previously published. Poets must provide this information (publication, publishing house and date) as well as permission for us to reprint. Leaf plans to publish the anthology in Spring 2014. Deadline: January 30, 2013
Anthology Editors: Ann Graham Walker and Ursula Vaira. Selected poets will be paid a fee of $50.00 CAD plus a copy of the book.
ITEM 8: ADAMS MEDIA ROMANCE SUBMISSION CALL NEW!
Our new direct-to-ebook romance imprint is launching soon! We’re open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic romance.
Within those subgenres, we are flexible about what happens. It’s romance, so there must be a happily-ever-after, but we’re open to how your characters get there. You won’t come up against preconceived ideas about what can or can’t happen in romance or what kind of characters you can or can’t have. Our only rule is everyone has to be a consenting adult. Other than that, we’re looking for smart, savvy heroines, fresh voices, and new takes on old favorite themes. We’re looking for full-length novels, and while we prefer to work on the shorter end of the spectrum (50,000 words, give or take), we’re not going to rule you out because you go shorter or longer. If you have a finished novel you’d like for us to consider, please just drop editor Jennifer Lawler a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your work-please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot. That’s it! I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can-within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if I request a full.
Thank you for your interest!
ITEM 9: THE TRAVEL ITCH SUBMISSION CALL NEW!
The travel itch is an irresistible on-line read and the next best thing
to experiencing Canada and the world firsthand. It offers fresh Canadian perspectives on travel that entertain and inform while agitating the itch to go. We are hunting for original travel articles from blossoming and bloomed Canadian writers about their travel experiences at home or abroad. We’re also seeking gripping travel images and film, book and restaurant reviews.
Submission guidelines are at http://www.thetravelitch.com/pages/submissions.html.
ITEM 10: GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH NEW!
An enlightened online space for new writers to test-drive their work. How it works: Emerging writers are invited to submit short written works online. Geist chooses and publishes one piece each month on a dedicated web page. Geist readers and like-minded people are then invited to comment on the featured work. Who is eligible? Canadian students enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses and/or writing workshops are eligible. The writer should have no more than 2 short works published in established print or online magazines, books or websites. (Blogs, zines and in-house school publications are exempt.) For full details: http://www.geist.com/gewm
ITEM 11: BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: June 15 for the July 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
ITEM 12: ARC POETRY MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: KIDSPO! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 6
Arc Poetry Magazine fall 2012 annual themed issue. Canada’s poetry magazine is looking for
poems for kids & youth
really good illustrations
kids to review poems (lend us your kids!)
your favourite poem as a kid
your published book of kids’ poems
articles & criticism on kids’ poetry
Submit your work online; pitches and queries to email@example.com
IN THE INTEREST OF WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
ITEM 13: THE DUELING POETS NEW!
DATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 19 NOON TO 1:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch 120 Metcalfe At Laurier, Ottawa
The Embassy of the United States of America and the League of Canadian Poets invites you to “The Dueling Poets” featuring Sydney Lea (poet laureate of Vermont) and John B. Lee (poet laureate of Brantford and Norfolk County, Canada) at the Ottawa Public Library, main branch, 120 Metcalfe Ave. Ottawa, from noon til 1:00 pm on Thursday afternoon, June 19th. Please RSVP via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
ITEM 14: THE SOUTHAMPTON CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE
DATES: July 11-15, 2012
LOCATION: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY
PRICE: Varies, depending on whether participants attend the conference for college credit and whether they’re commuters or residents. The highest price is $1,495, room and board inclusive.
Runs concurrently with a general writers’ conference, a screenwriters’ conference and a playwriters’ conference all at Stony Brook University. Participants are welcome to attend electives from other conference. Attendance: 5 tracks with 12 participants in each. At least one workshop in each of the main children’s writing disciplines: picture books, chapter books, middle-grade novels, and YA.
Past faculty (2011) included Newberry, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Andrea Davis Pinkney; New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton; middle-grade author Tor Seidler; young-adult author Patricia McCormick; and NY Times bestselling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.
For more information: http://www.stonybrook.edu/writers/children
ITEM 15: INDEPENDENT WRITERS’ RETREAT AUG. 5 – 10
Work independently on your manuscript and enjoy the support of the beautiful Tatamagouche Centre. Option to workshop your writing each evening with one of two facilitators. $550 all inclusive. Youth scholarship available. For details contact Gwen Davies: email@example.com
Program Details: http://www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/programs/details/1762
Also available Writing for Children: Exploring the Process with Sheree Fitch
Aug 24 – 26, Fri 7 p.m. to Sun 1 p.m. Come ready to play and discover the rich inner world of your imagination.
Meghan MacCulloch, Promotions Coordinator, Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6
Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0, 1-800-218-2220, 902-657-2231, www.tatacentre.ca
ITEM 16: WRITE IN WALES AT MYTH, MOUNTAIN & IMAGINATION
August 18-24, 2012
Get away from the grind to write and be inspired. join us for a week of writing, relaxing and exploring this spectacular, lesser known Celtic gem. Memoir, novel, creative nonfiction, poetry — all genres and levels. Learn more: www.writeinwales.com
ITEM 17: JUNE 4 to JUNE 10 EVENTS AT COLLECTED WORKS
1242 WELLINGTON STREET WEST AT HOLLAND Check Facebook for full details or visit http://www.collected-works.com/pages/events.htm
Every Sunday in JUNE Rugrat Readers – 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Parents, are you looking to get you and your rugrats out of the house? Looking for ways to get your child interested in reading? In need of an hour of “me” time? Then come on down to Collected Works on Sundays and have your child introduced to the love of reading by a Rugrat Reader, while you peruse the books and enjoy the coffee bar! Readings for children 5 and under from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and for children 6 and older from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 7 7:00 P.M. Meet Holly Bridges, author of The Unhysterectomy
In The UNHysterectomy Holly Bridges provides a powerful step-by-step guide for women seeking relief – and wanting to avoid the drastic step of a hysterectomy. She shares her own story and how, by doing her homework and seeking out specialists, she avoided having a hysterectomy at way too young an age. Ottawa’s Holly Bridges is a patient, author and advocate for minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy. She spent 15 years as a CBC Radio and Television journalist and talk show personality across Canada and is an accredited public relations practitioner with 30 years experience in the field of communications. Her new book, The UNHysterectomy. Solving Your Painful, Heavy Bleeding Without Major Surgery.
Saturday, June 9 2:00 P.M. Come Witness Marcie’s Murder with author Michael J McCann Signing the latest of the Donaghue and Stainer mysteries is Oxford Station’s legendary Michael McCann. If you haven’t had a chance to read one of his books yet come pick them up. They are amongst the best crime books being written in the valley these days.
A beautiful woman is murdered in a small town in Virginia and Homicide Lieutenant Hank Donaghue is the prime suspect! Donaghue is on vacation when he stops overnight in Harmony, a quiet little town where very little happens. Until, that is, the police kick down the door of his motel room in the middle of the night and drag him off to jail on suspicion of having strangled a woman behind a bar. Although he insists he’s a cop himself and had nothing to do with it, the local chief of police won’t listen. An eyewitness claims he saw Donaghue go behind the bar where the murder took place – and the victim was Chief Askew’s wife!
ITEM 18: WRITING CONTESTS COMING UP
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.
- WRITERS’ TRUST OF CANADA AWARDS : ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE * WRITERS’ TRUST HILARY WESTON NON-FICTION PRIZE Deadlines: 06/06/12, 08/01/12 depending on publication date. See guidelines at the link below. Sponsored by Writers’ Trust of Canada (The) Authors must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Books must have been published in Canada during the year in which the deadline falls. See guidelines for each award here: http://www.writerstrust.com/Awards.aspx
- NEW! First Page Competition Deadline: June 8, 2012 Entry Fee: 6 for one entry or £10 for two. Prizes: £500, £100, £50 Guidelines: Submit the most gripping, read-on-able first page of up to 400 words of any genre. All three winning entries will be published in the August issue of Words with JAM. Details: http://www.wordswithjam.co.uk/firstpagecompetition2012
- WYN LIT 24 HOUR SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST DEADLINE JUNE 9, 2012 Once every month, Canadian members of Wynterblue Publishing have the opportunity to enter the 24 hour short story competition Wyn Lit 24 free as part of their membership. An email will be sent including the details of the particular month’s 24 hour short story writing contest. The contest dates sometimes change, so please check the website for updates. Wynterblue Publishing Canada Inc., 128 Rivers Rd E – Unit 22, Callander ON POH 1 HO. Deadline: June 9, 2012 Prizes: Publication Entry Fee: $5; free to members Details: http://www.wynter.ca 705-752-4586
- THE TORONTO FRINGE’S 24 HOUR PLAYWRITING CONTEST DEADLINE JUNE 10, 2012 One of the most anticipated writing contests of the year has up to 60 participants attempting to write a new play in 24 hours. Playwrights show up, are given 4 objects that MUST be incorporated into the script and are given 24 hours to complete a script. The winning play is presented to the public in a free staged reading on the final night of the Fringe Festival featuring noted Toronto area performers. The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival, 344 Bloor Street West, Suite 208, Toronto ON M5S 3A7. Deadline: June 10 , 2012 Prizes: $500 and a staged reading of the winning script; $300; $150 Entry Fee: None Details: Http://www.fringetoronto.com/artist_opp/24_hour_con.html 416-966-1062.
- JUST WRITE! WORD ALIVE PRESS ANNOUNCES 9TH ANNUAL CANADIAN PUBLISHING CONTEST DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012 The search for great Canadian authors has begun! Have you written a book or novel? Do you dream about getting published but you don’t know where to start? This could be exactly what you need. Word Alive Press is launching their 9th Annual Free Publishing Contest and will select two winning Canadian manuscripts – one fiction and one non-fiction winner – to publish, market and distribute in both book and e-book format. The total prize package is worth over $10,000 ($5,000 for each winner). For more information contact Caroline Schmidt, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: June 15 , 2012 Prizes: $10,000 Entry Fee: None Details: Www.wordalivepress.ca/2012Contest.html 1.800.967.3782
- ACORN – PLANTOS AWARD DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012 The award is open to any living poet who is a Canadian citizen or landed Immigrant. The work may be entered by the poet or the publisher. The award itself honours the poet. For volumes that follow in the People’s Poetry tradition of Acorn, Livesay, Purdy, Plantos and others by being accessible to all people in its use of language and image, published during the previous year. Acorn-Plantos Award c/o Jeff Seffinga, 36 Sunset Avenue, Hamilton ON L8R 1V6. Deadline: June 15, 2012 Prizes: $500 + People’s Poet Medal Entry Fee: $25 Details: email@example.com; 905-521-9196 http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/contest_Acorn%20Plantos.htm
- WESTERN MAGAZINE AWARDS FOUNDATION DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012 Open to magazine publishers, editors, art directors and freelance contributors working in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the Northwest Territories in the following categories: Magazine writing, Photography, Illustration and Art direction. Western Magazine Awards, 875 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam BC V313 1R9. Deadline: June 15, 2012 Prizes: $1000; $500; Entry Fee: $60+HST Details: http://www.westernmagazineawards.ca/ 604-945-3711
- BRUNSWICK ARTS BOARD AWARDS DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012 Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts * Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English Language Literary Arts * Pascal Poirier Award for Excellence in French Language Literary Arts. Nominees must have been born in New Brunswick or have resided there for at least five full calendar years and must have distinguished themselves for their contributions to the literary arts. artsnb, 61 Carleton Street, Fredericton NB E313 3T2. Deadline: June 15, 2012 Prizes: $5,000 Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.artsnb.ca/en/awards.php 506-444-4444
- DAVE GREBER FREELANCE WRITERS AWARDS from Monday, March 12, 2012 until Friday June 15, 2012 at 5 PM PST. Freelance writers wishing to apply for the book or magazine award can submit their work. Criteria for the awards is set out in the Call for Submissions at http://www.greberwritingaward.com/submissions.htm The separate book and magazine awards recognize excellence of writing and research in the area of social justice writing and also provide support for independent freelance writers during the publishing process. The Book Award for 2012 has been increased to five thousand dollars. Thanks so much to our generous donors. If you have questions about the Call for Submissions please call Shirley Dunn at 1.403.259.5689 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive an answer within twenty four hours, please contact Brent Gushowaty at email@example.com or phone him at 1-604-727-8437
- Room Magazine’s Annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Calling all women writers: Room magazine is accepting submissions for its 2012 annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Deadline: June 15, 2012. First prize in each category is $500, 2nd prize $250, plus publication in the summer 2013 issue of Room. Judges: Cathleen With (fiction), Miranda Pearson (poetry), and Kathy Page (creative non-fiction). $30 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Canada’s oldest literary journal by and about women. Please visit http://www.roommagazine.com/contestfor complete details.
- NEW! Strongest Start Sixth Annual Novel Competition Deadline: June 22, 2012 Entry Fee: There is NO Entry Fee, but membership is required. Prizes: $300 cash, $1800 self-publishing solution from CreateSpace, 1-year subscription ($49.95); 3 runner-ups receive $150 cash, $600 copyediting service from CreateSpace, 90-day membership ($14.95) Guidelines: Are you working on a novel? Have you written a compelling start? The Strongest Start Novel Competition is open to the genres of: romance, literary fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy, action and adventure, young adult, historical fiction, and more. Submit your first three chapters to this exciting competition. You will also receive feedback on every chapter submitted. Details: http://www.thenextbigwriter.com/competition/strongest_start.html
- PRAXIS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION DEADLINE JUNE 22, 2012. In order to attract the best scripts in the country, we cover all workshop costs. Writers must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. All rights remain with the writer. Praxis has no proprietary interest in any of the projects. Due to the number of screenplays we receive, we regret that we cannot provide any feedback on an individual submission. See website for more detail. Praxis Centre for Screen Writers, 3305-149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1H4. Deadline: June 22, 2012 Prizes: One week workshop, advisor Entry Fee: $45 Details: http://www.praxisfilm.com/en/competitions/featurefilmscreenpla/default.aspx 778-782-7880
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2012 bpnichol CHAPBOOK AWARD Deadline June 30, 2012 A $2000 prize will be awarded for the poetry chapbook judged to be the best submitted. Interested authors or publishers should submit three copies of a chapbook of poetry in English published in Canada in 2011. Chapbooks should be no less than 10 pages and no more than 48 pages. Submissions should include a brief C.V. of the author, plus address, telephone number, an email address. Send to: Meet the Presses / bpNichol Chapbook Award, PO Box 26, Station P, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S6. The closing date for submissions to the 2012 competition is June 30, 2012. (Submissions must be received by this date.) Please email Meet The Presses for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EDEN MILLS WRITERS FESTIVAL LITERARY CONTEST DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012. Contest is open to new, aspiring, and modestly published writers age 16 or over. Writers may submit either a short story (max. 2500 words), poetry (max. 5 poems/5 pages) or one-act play. There is also a submission protocol to be asked to read at the Eden Mills Festival-see website for details. As the coordinators and addresses sometimes change between our press time, and their deadline please recheck the website closer to the due date. Eden Mills Writers Festival Literary Contest, c/o Susan Ratcliffe, 57-295 Water Street, Guelph ON NIG2X5. Deadline: June 30, 2012 Prizes: $100 + HM Entry Fee: $15 Details: http://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/EMWF/contests 519-822-8236
- GREAT BLUE HERON POETRY CONTEST DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012 Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 4 pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems. This includes a one-year subscription to TAR which will begin with the fall issue. Make cheques or money orders payable to The Antigonish Review Contest, St. Francis Xavier University, Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5. Deadline: June 30, 2012 Prizes: $600, $400, $200 & Publication Entry Fee: $25 Details: http://www.antigonishreview.com/index.php 902-867-3962
- THE JOHN GLASSCO TRANSLATION PRIZE DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012 BUT PLEASE CHECK WITH ORGANIZATION RE DEADLINE AS WEBSITE SHOWS JULY 1, 2012 Awarded by the Literan’ Translators’ Association of Canada each fall, the $1000 prize, created in memory of writer and literary translator John Glassco, is awarded for a translator’s first book-length, literary translation into French or English, published in Canada during the previous year. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature are eligible. The translator must he a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Submissions may be made by anyone interested. Literary Translators’ Association of Canada, Glassco Prize Committee, Concordia University, LB 631, 1455, boul. de Maisonneuve ouest, Montreal QC H3G 1M8. Deadline: June 30, 2012 Prize: $1000 Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.attlc-ltac.org/2011-john-glassco-translation-prize-winners 514-848-2424
- MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST FOR TRADITIONAL VERSE POSTMARK DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2012 Now in its ninth year, this contest seeks poetry in traditional verse forms. Both published and unpublished poems are welcome. Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400 and $250 will be awarded, plus six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. The entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines you submit. 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. http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/margaret/ma_guidelines.php
AND FOR LATER DATES:
- THE DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST Postmark deadline: July 31, 2012. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details and enter! All contest winners will be announced on August 31, 2012. Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50. Entry fees: $10 per short story. $5 per poem.
- SEÁN Ó FAOLÁIN INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION (IRE) Deadline 31 July. The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition is run by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork. It is a not-for-profit institution, (Irish Registered Charity No.12374), and all proceeds go to benefit writers and writing. Sponsor: Munster Literature Centre Contest Type: Prize for a single short story. Details: http://www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html . The Munster Literature Centre, Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork City, +21 431 2955
- NEW! Inktears Flash Fiction Competition Deadline: July 31, 2012 Entry Fee: 1 entry £3.00, 2 entries £5.00, 3 entries £6.50, 4 entries £7.50 Prizes: £300, £50, 4 x £25 Guidelines: 500 words or less, any theme. Stories may have been previously published, providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication, or unpublished. Details: http://www.inktears.com/Inktears/WritersNewWriters2012.html
- NEW! Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest Deadline: August 15, 2012 Entry Fee: $20 Prizes: $1000, a VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the 2013 New Orleans Literary Festival, and publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistasmagazine. Guidelines: Submit 2-4 original poems of any style or theme up to 400 lines. Open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Details: http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests/poetry-contest
- AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2012. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition is now open for entries! The competition celebrates and champions creative writing, nurturing talent and bringing work to international attention. Aesthetica is inviting all writers and poets to submit to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2012. There are two categories for entry, Poetry and Short Fiction, and a selection of fantastic prizes including: £500 prize money – Poetry winner £500 prize money – Short Fiction winner Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual Complimentary copy of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual A selection of books from our competition partners. For more information and to enter please visit: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted. Entry is £10 and allows for the entry of two works into any one category. Deadline: 31 August 2012
- NEW! Gemini Magazine Fourth Annual Flash Fiction Contest Deadline: August 31, 2012 Entry Fee: $4 Prizes: $1000, $100, $50 Guidelines: Must be previously unpublished. No restrictions on content, style, or genre. Simply send your best, most powerful work under 1000 words. Details: http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html
- NEW! C4WE Genre-Writing Contest: “Crime Fiction” Deadline: September 1, 2012 Entry Fee: $15 Prizes: $50, $25, $15, publication in annual anthology Guidelines: Send in your best story in the crime fiction genre, between 1500 and 2000 words. Details: http://janiewrites.com/writing-contests/c4we-writing-contest/
- NEW! Dark Tales Short Story Contest Deadline: September 30, 2012 Entry Fee: £3 for non-subscribers, free to subscribers Prizes: £500, £250, £100, publication in Dark Tales Guidelines: Horror and speculative fiction stories of under 5000 words. Details: http://darktales.co.uk/contest.php
- NEW! Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2012. Now in its tenth year, this contest seeks poems in any style, theme or genre. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights. Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400 and $250 will be awarded, plus six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. New this year, there will also be a special $250 bonus prize for humorous verse. The entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines you submit. 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. See the complete guidelines and past winners. http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/tomstory/ts_guidelines.php
- NEW! PHILIP LEVINE POETRY BOOK PRIZE 2012 Postmark Deadline: 9/30/2012. $2000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press Final Judge: CORNELIUS EADY . Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-100 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. The entry fee is $25. FULL DETAILS AT: http://www.fresnostate.edu/english/mfa/levine/guidelines.shtml