Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Open to all poets and fiction writers. Book-length poetry collections, story
collections and novellas. They do not publish novels, translations, or non
fiction. Submission guidelines are available at
The Montreal International Poetry Prize is a first-of-its-kind global
poetry competition awarding $50,000 for one poem. The international jury of
ten distinguished poets from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the
Americas will select the top 50 entries. This shortlist will be published in
a groundbreaking global poetry anthology. And from that shortlist, prize
judge Andrew Motion, the former UK poet laureate, will select the winner.
Deadline July 8, 2011. Here's the link: http://montrealprize.com/
Friday, June 24, 2011
named blog My Name Is Not Bob. His article for June 22, 2011, tells how to
make the most of your own blog or web site. Here's the link:
Thursday, June 23, 2011
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Vallum Magazine is featuring a special issue on PAKISTANI POETRY (Vol. 9:1
Seeking submissions of unpublished work on any aspect of Pakistani poetry by
Canadian or Landed Immigrants of Pakistani origin or Canadians interested in
Pakistan. Submissions must be postmarked by September 30, 2011.
Monday, June 20, 2011
opportunities for writers and readers. Examples: book reviews, literary
magazines, publishers, creative writing programs, writing conferences,
contests, calls for submission. Here's the link: http://www.newpages.com/
the sort of thing you write. To explore them as possible avenues of
publication, see the Association of American University Presses web site. It
includes Canadian presses as well as American. Here's the link:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Here's a free contest for book-length women's fiction. It needs to be "upmarket" fiction—definition given on the web site. Note that the category doesn't include romance or romantic suspense. Send the first 150-200 words of the [unpublished] work to the e-mail address specified on the site, along with your name, e-mail address, and a logline [one-sentence description of the work]. The contest runs June 12 to June 26, and there's no charge to enter. Here's the link to the site. Scroll down to the entry for Monday, June 13, 2011.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
British publisher Creative Print Publishing invites submissions of short stories, 3000 word maximum, June 30 deadline. There's no fee to submit. On the other hand, I understand there's no payment either. The best 10 stories will be published in an anthology. Here's the link:
Guernica Editions of Toronto invites submission of poems by Canadian poets. They're to be FOR, ABOUT, OR INSPIRED BY other poets [not necessarily Canadian]. Each poem is to be accompanied by a 250-word prose statement regarding the background of the poem. June 30 deadline. Poems chosen will be published in an anthology. More at the following address: