NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Weekly Notices for the week of June 11, 2012
13 Items: 4 NEW EVENTS & 12 NEW CONTESTS!
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WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
ITEM 1: SCREENWRITING CAMP 2012 – TAKE YOUR STORY IDEAS TO THE BIG SCREEN
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 2: PIPER’S FRITH: WRITING AT KILMORY RESORT
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
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
ITEM 3: LEAF PRESS ANTHOLOGY: NEWBORNS
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 4: ADAMS MEDIA ROMANCE SUBMISSION CALL
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 5: THE TRAVEL ITCH SUBMISSION CALL
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 6: GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH
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 7: 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
IN THE INTEREST OF WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
ITEM 8: OTTAWA STORYTELLERS PRESENTS THE ODYSSEY NEW!
DATE: June 16
LOCATION: NAC 4th Stage
Ottawa StoryTellers and 2 women productions present Odysseus’s journey, beginning to end, in a full day of epic storytelling featuring Homer’s Odyssey! Circe, the Cyclops, gods and goddesses will carry the audience into an ancient world. Eighteen storytellers will take the audience on the hero’s quest as Homer meant it to be heard, from Troy’s defeat to Ithaca’s shores, and all the points in between. This twelve hour show offers a unique performance experience, and offers the audience the opportunity to become part of a community of listeners with a shared cultural journey. info HERE : http://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/odyssey
ITEM 9: THE DUELING POETS
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 invite 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 email@example.com if you plan to attend.
ITEM 10: OTTAWA SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR SPRING 2012 EDITION
DATE: Saturday, June 30, 2012, noon to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre at 320 Jack Purcell Lane Admission is free!
Don’t forget the pre-fair reading held the night before at The Factory Reading Series!
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. (at Parkdale; upstairs). Doors open 7 p.m.
The Factory Reading Series pre-small press book fair reading will feature readings/launches by Ottawa writers Sonia Saikaley, Victoria Dunn and Michael Lithgow, and Gillian Wigmore of Prince George, B.C. Hosted by rob mclennan.
The book fair is run by rob mclennan through span-o, and question on renting a table, etc. can be directed to rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
ITEM 11: LIPS (THE LIVE POETS SOCIETY OF LANARK COUNTY) 2012 SEASON FINALS NEW!
DATE: Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: McMartin House (125 Gore Street East, Perth) Cost: $10.00 per person
Contact info: email@example.com or look for LiPS on Facebook
The competing Finalists are as follows (in no particular order):
Poetiquette, Andy Kerr-Wilson, Inez Dekker, Jonny Dee, b!WILDer, Danielle K.L. Gregoire,
Hypnotik, Tammy MacKenzie, Poeticleigh Speaking
Additional information: This event has the top ranking competitors from the LiPS 2012 qualifying slam series, competing for a spot on the LiPS National team. The successful poets (top 5) will then comprise the team (4 members) & alternate – who will represent Lanark County at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. This year, it is being held in Saskatoon, in October. For further information, contact LiPS at firstname.lastname@example.org or find LiPS on Facebook.
ITEM 12: JUNE 11 to JUNE 17 EVENTS AT COLLECTED WORKS NEW!
1242 WELLINGTON STREET WEST AT HOLLAND Check Facebook for full details or visit http://www.collected-works.com/pages/events.htm
Saturday, June 16, 2012 Save the Bookstores Day at Collected Works
Tired of reading the obituaries of bookstores in newspapers and blogs every other day? So are we! That is why June 16th, the first Saturday of summer, has been declared Save the Bookstore Day throughout North America! The event has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/114558725294669/
Here at Collected Works we’re are planning a day FULL of authors… just about anyone I can think of will be in to sign their books… meet their readers… drink the good coffee. All of this will lead up to our 7 p.m. launch of Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies… a book from one of our very own staff (Victoria)!
Launch for Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies by Victoria Dunn – 7:00 p.m.
The World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales is being menaced by shambling hordes of the undead. Fortunately for bog sport enthusiasts, Alice, the former telephone psychic, and Welly, the mostly indestructible man, head up Odyssey International’s Enforcement branch, dedicated to stomping out the supernatural. But Alice and Welly might not even make it to Wales because a fervent zombie rights activist has stowed his zombie best friend in their plane’s luggage compartment. Now the zombie plague is spreading at 25,000 feet, complicated by the moral dilemma that zombies just might be people too! Decaying, infectious, bitey people…
Come dressed as a zombie and compete in our Zombie Beauty Contest! No, we are absolutely not kidding about this. We’re having a zombie beauty contest… for all ages… all sexes… all levels of decomposition. Prizes! Free Food! Readings! Author Signing(s)!(Victoria will be signing the “Victoria” part, while Meghan signs “Dunn” on each book.) If you’re good, you may get a sticker!
For more information, visit the book’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alice-Hearts-Welsh-Zombies/348309048542537 or the Handmade by Mother blog http://handmadebymother.blogspot.ca/.
ITEM 13: 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.
- 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, email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 email@example.com. If you do not receive an answer within twenty four hours, please contact Brent Gushowaty at firstname.lastname@example.org 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/contest for complete details.
- 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: email@example.com.
- 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
- NEW! Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival 2012 Canon Sheehan Short Story Competition Prize DEADLINE JULY 1, 2012. open to people aged 18 or over. Stories must not be more than 2000 words on any subject. Must be fictional, original work of the author, not published or accepted for future publication elsewhere. Copyright will remain with the author but Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival Committee reserve the right to publish the story on their website to highlight the authors work. entries to Diarmuid Hudner, Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival, Canon Sheehan Short Story Competition, Creagh Castle, Doneraile Co. Cork. Prize: 1000 Euros Entry Fee: 10 Euros Details: firstname.lastname@example.org; Diarmuid Hudner, Festival Committee Chairman on 087 – 167 –5809
- NEW! Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival 2012 Edmund Spenser Poetry Competition Deadline: July 1, 2012 open to people aged 18 or over. Poems must not be more than 30 lines on any subject . must be the original work of the author, not previously published or accepted for future publication elsewhere. Copyright remain with the author but Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival Committee reserve the right to publish the poem on their website to highlight the poets work Please post entries FAO Diarmuid Hudner, The Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival, Edmund Spenser Poetry Competition, Creagh Castle, Doneraile, Co. Cork. Prize: 500 Euros Entry Fee: 10 Euros Details: email@example.com; Diarmuid Hudner, Festival Committee Chairman on 087 – 167 –5809
- NEW! THIS Magazine Great Canadian Literary Hunt Deadline: July 2, 2012. Three Genres: Fiction (short stories of up to 2,500 words). Poetry (Original, unpublished poems of up to 100 lines), Graphic Narrative may be any form of visual storytelling, in any medium. First place in each category is $750 plus publication in a special literary supplement to the Nov/Dec issue of This Magazine. Second and third prize in each category is a lovely This Magazine prize pack, plus publication in the literary supplement. THIS Magazine, Great Canadian Literary Hunt, 396-401 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5V 3A8. Prize: $750 + publication Entry Fee: $20 Details: http://this.org/contribute/great-canadian-literary-hunt/ 1-877-999-THIS
- NEW! Clem Battye Legacy Award Deadline: July 30, 2012 Fiction: Send a cover page listing author’s name, address, phone and email, along with a short story 5 pages (industry standards). Poetry: Poets enter 5 poems (one per page). You may enter as often as you like with appropriate fee. Penticton Writers And Publishers, 4011 Finnerty Road, Penticton BC V2A 8W2. Prize: $100 X 2 Entry Fee: $10 Details: http://www.penwriters.com/clem.html; 250-492-0629
- NEW! The Arborealls Prize for Poetry Deadline: July 31, 2012 Theme – The People’s Poetry Tradition. Milton Acorn’s poetry defines the People’s Poetry Tradition. There is no limit to the number of submissions per poet. Poems must be unpublished and not sent elsewhere. Poems not to exceed 36 lines and the stanza breaks count as lines. The Ontario Poetry Society, Attention: I.B. Iskov, #710 – 654 Spring Garden Avenue, Toronto ON M2N 6H9 Prize: $200; $150; $100; 3 x $50 HM + publication Entry Fee: $15/3 Details: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/
- 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
- 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
AND FOR LATER DATES:
- NEW! Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards Deadline: August 1, 2012 QWF holds an annual juried competition for published books by Quebec authors in five categories: A. M. Klein Prize (Established 1992) (Poetry) $2,000 McAuslan First Book Award (Established 1999) $2,000 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize (Fiction) (Established 1987) $2,000 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction (Established 1987) $2.000 QWF Prix de traduction / Translation Prize (Established 2002) $2,000 Quebec Writers’ Federation, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Suite 3, Montreal QC H3Z 1X4. Prize: $2,000 Entry Fee: $20 Details: http://www.qwf.org ; 514-933-0878.
- NEW! The Malahat Review Constance Cooke Creative Nonfiction Prize Deadline: August 1, 2012. The entry must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words. No restrictions as to subject matter or approach apply. For example, the entry may be personal essay, memoir, cultural criticism, nature writing, or literary journalism. The winner and finalists will be announced on the Malahat web site, with the publication of the winning entry in The Malahat Review’s Winter issue, and in Malahat lite, the magazine’s quarterly e-newsletter, in December. The Malahat Review Constance Cooke Creative Nonfiction Prize University of Victoria, Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2. Prize: $1,000 Entry Fee: $35 Details: http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/creative_non-fiction_prize/info.html 250-721-8524.
- WRITERS’ TRUST OF CANADA AWARDS : ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE * WRITERS’ TRUST HILARY WESTON NON-FICTION PRIZE Deadline: 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! Tickled by Thunder Writing Contest-Poetry Deadline: August 15, 2012 Theme, length and style of poetry entries is completely open. First and second place winners published. Subscribers of Tickled by Thunder enter three poems for free, but must pay $2 for each additional poem entered. Entries may be deemed by judges to merit publication within the Year’s Best Poetry, an annual collection published as a chapbook. Submit your manuscript using our Online Form. Tickled by Thunder, 14076 86A Avenue, Surrey BC V3W 0V9. Prize: $75 +publication Entry Fee: $5 Details: http://tickledbythunder.com/ 604-591-6095
- NEW! The Scotiabank Giller Prize Deadline: August 15, 2012 The Scotiabank Giller Prize, att: Elana Rabinovitch, 576 Davenport Road, Toronto ON M5R lK9. Prize: $50,000; $5,000 x 4 Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca ; 416-934-0755.
- 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
- NEW! International 3-Day Novel Contest Deadline: August 25, 2012 Preparation: You are allowed to develop an ideas and an outline prior to the contest, though you are not required to plan at all. You do not have to submit an outline to us, and you can change your plans at the last minute. Location: Novels may be written using any method, and in any location, anywhere in the world. Writing: The actual writing must begin no earlier than 12:01 am., on the Saturday of the Labour Day weekend, and must stop by 11:59 on the following Monday. Novels may not be edited outside the contest time frame. Prize: Publication: $500; $100 Entry Fee: $50 Details: http://www.3daynovel.com/
- NEW! The Ted Plantos Memorial Award Deadline: August 31, 2012 There is no age barrier. Anyone can apply, as long as they don’t have a full collection of their poems previously published, even self-published. This award is offered to poets who live and/or work in Ontario only. In exchange for financial support, the recipient will acknowledge the financial assistance of The Ontario Poetry Society. The Ontario Poetry Society, Attention: L.B. Iskov, 710 – 65 Spring Garden Avenue, Toronto ON M41N 6119. Prize: $100 + certificate Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/Tedplantosawardapplication.html
- NEW! Quebec Writing Competition Deadline: August 31, 2012 The competition is open to all residents of Quebec with the following exceptions: employees or long-term contractors with any of the sponsoring bodies: and winners of previous Quebec Writing Competition. Short fiction or creative nonfiction, maximum length is 1,200 words. The three winning stories will be broadcast on CBC Radio One’s Cinq a Six (heard Saturdays at 5 p.m.). Quebec Writers’ Federation, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Suite 3, Montreal QC H3Z 1X4. Prize: $1,500; $1,000; $500 + broadcast Entry Fee: $10 Details: http://www.qwf.org ; 514-933-0878.
- 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
- 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
- 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/
- 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
- 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
- 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