This One is for the Lovers… (Lovers of Writing, that is)

6803723367_3020ed37a1_zWhat 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 —   — 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!

Write Like A Motherfumbler.

Pleased as punch to announce this one! Breakwater is thrilled to be publishing the first book by the motherblogging shining star of compu-land. Vicki Murphy, self-described “mom, writer and hot mess from Badger’s Quay, Newfoundland”, is better known to readers as Mother Blogger. Murphy’s whip-smart, kick-ass-funny narrative about her world as working mom to a kid she’ll only identify as Turbo Ginger can be found both on her own page and over at the Huffington Post, where she’s a regular contributor. Motherfumbler, Murphy’s first book, will be published by Breakwater Books in Fall 2013.