Literary magazine based out of Calgary, ON. Looking for prose, poetry, photos and art for open submissions to future magazine editions; April 30th – Fall Open Issue – Issue released in September; August 31st – Winter Open Issue – Issue released in January
4000 word max for prose
creative nonfiction, short stories, postcard stories, novel excerpts, plays
British women’s quarterly magazine (sorry guys—no need to apply). So many ways to submit, you’ll have to check the website for all the details. Deadline for current submissions April 13th.
pay for accepted submissions
poetry (4 lines/40 words), a week of tweets (7/140 characters), rants & raves (80 words), pen portrait (200 words – headteacher is current prompt), monologue (200 words – voice of a zombie is current prompt), guest blogger (check website)
A Canadian literary magazine, based in Vancouver, BC is looking for submissions. Deadline for Summer/Fall general issue is May 15, 2015. The theme for the Winter issue is “I live in an Apartment”; deadline Sep 15, 2015.
It isn’t exactly a brand-spanking new year, but it is still early enough that you writerly types might still be keen in your writing. As much as we write for ourselves, there is another piece of most writers that also want to see their name up in lights. Am I right? Of course I am!
So how many aspiring writers have sent submissions to magazines or entered writing contests so far this year? Any? Hmm… How about a little inspiration. I haven’t shared any writing contests in a while, but there are a few that I have come across recently. Sometimes just knowing about a contest is enough to kick-start you writing. Why not try one of these?
open to Canadian writers that have not been published in book format
Tales 2 Inspire – THE UNDERLYING MESSAGE OF ANY SUBMITTED STORY SHOULD BE MOTIVATING OR INSPIRING, OR, FOR THE HUMOR CATEGORY, ENTERTAINING
less than 1200 words
no submission fee (FREE!)
Deadline – March 21, 2015
THEMES: Animals (Feathers and Fur), Humor (Laughter – true stories to give us a good chuckle), Child’s Play (Humorous stories about children), Spirituality (Many faces of faith), Serendipity (Beyond coincidence stories), Miracles
Last year I set some goals for myself. Not quite New Year’s resolutions, but things to work on if you will. So…
Happy New Year!
Now that 2015 has rolled around, it is time to get working on those projects. Darned if I haven’t even got a start on them. Look at me go! At present a course calendar is open on my desk with writing courses to sign up for. I haven’t actually handed my cash over yet, but I am this close. Should I go for ‘Grammar’, ‘Creativity for Writers’ or ‘Editing’? Hmm…
Another goal was to create a writing calendar to motivate me. The calendar – writing contest deadlines. I am proud to say that this calendar now has several entries in it. They include fiction, nonfiction and poetry contests. The above month is for February and as you can see, already has 6 entries. Time to get cracking!
Not only have I done that, but I also have an idea for a story for one of those contests.
Any Mom’s out there with a story to share? Check out Tipsy Squirrel Press and their Martinis and Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe, and WTF?!. They are looking for short stories for an anthology they are putting together. If you have a tale of wonder, woe or WTF?! that is in need of a martini to go with it, it just might be worth your while to write it down. Mine just might involve duct tape…
How have you fared with your New Year’s goals/resolutions so far this year?