What to do on this Snow Day? I’ve been meaning to post a list of upcoming writing competitions and calls-for-submission for all you up-and-comers out there… so here you go! Sharpen those pencils and fire up your laptops. You’ve got some writing to do…
The Poem Cometh: CBC Writes, Poetry edition. Competition opens up on March 1. Deadline May 1, 2013.
The Antigonish Review Writing Contests: Two versions of this one — The Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize for stories of 20 pages or less, Deadline: May 31, 2013 and The Great Blue Heron Poetry Prize, Deadline: June 30, 2013. All the details at the Antigonish Review Online.
Got a tale about the Twitter? Pinterest prose? Submit to Only Interconnect: Social media + short fiction, a new anthology that deals with social media — https://onlyinterconnect.submittable.com/submit — Deadline April 4.
The Malahat Review‘s Far Horizons Short Fiction Contest comes with prize money to the tune of a cool grand, and is open only to writers not yet published in book form. Deadline: May 1, 2013.
The Short Grain Contest features categories both for poetry and for short fiction, big prize money, and a deadline of April 1, 2013.
Registration is now open for the famous Contemporary Verse 2, 2-day Poem Contest. Think you can write an original poem in just 48 hours? There’s only one catch: prize goes to the best poem that uses CV2‘s list of 10 contest words. Register now and you’ll get the word-list when it’s released on Friday, April 12 — poems are due at the end of the weekend.
Got an Earth Day Haiku in You? Submit up to 5 original haikus to a new Earth Day Haiku anthology. Deadline: March 31, 2013.
… and that takes care of your spring writing deadlines! Happy writing!