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Headlight 21: Call for Submissions


Headlight is an annual journal published by graduate students in the English Department of Concordia University. Headlight continues to publish the best in contemporary creative writing, both from Concordia students and from the greater Montreal community. The anthology publishes poetry, short fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, as well as photography and mixed media. Our mandate is to publish new and exciting voices, strengthen our local emerging community of writers, and represent Concordia University and Montreal within the Canadian writing and publishing scene.

This year, for Headlight‘s 21s birthday, we are looking for submissions which explore the theme of Interruptions:

What happens when your headlight breaks? Or maybe even your entire car? We’ve come to expect and even rely on such breakdowns or interruptions in everyday life. Big or small, exciting or irritating, interruptions take us down new paths or, at the very least, force us to stop and think about power relations, about traditions and innovations, about vulnerability.

We now interrupt this program to give you a chance to tell us about your own most intriguing interruptions.

Deadline: midnight on Dec 15


You can submit:

Fiction (up to 2000 words)

Poetry (3 poems or up to 3 pages)

Non-fiction (up to 2000 words)

Visual Art (up to 3 images)

Email submissions to


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Extended Deadline

We’ve extended our deadline for our call for Submissions and call for Editors!

We will now be accepting works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual arts until Sunday, December 20th at midnight from fellow Concordians, Alumni, and residents of Montreal. Any fellow Concordia English Graduate students who are interested in helping out with the vetting and editorial process also have until Sunday, December 20th at midnight to submit a cover letter and CV.

Please submit your work in .doc or .docx format to and provide a 100-word bio in the body of the email. All personal information should be removed from the work you’re submitting. Please note that we do not accept work that has already been published.

short-fiction (max 2000 words)

creative non-fiction (max 2000 words)

poetry (max 3 pages)

drama (max 2000 words)

mixed media (max 3 jpg)


We are now accepting submissions for
Headlight 19: SOLIPSIST

Concordia students, alumni, and current residents of Montréal are encouraged to submit work to Concordia’s graduate literary anthology. Explore and interpret this year’s theme of SOLIPSIST through self-revelations, self circulations, selfies, and getting stuck in your own head.

  • Fiction (up to 2000 words)
  • Poetry (up to three pages or three poems)
  • Non-fiction (up to 2000 words)
  • Visual Art (up to three images)

Email submissions to

Written submissions should be in .doc or .docx format, and visual submissions should be high resolution .tiff and .jpg formats.

Please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Deadline: December 15, 2015.




Deadline Extended on Issue 18 Call for Submissions

No time to submit your stories, poems, and artwork to Headlight? Don’t panic! We’re extending our submissions deadline another week, to Dec. 17, 2014.

We’re still accepting the following from Concordia students and alumni:

· Fiction (up to 3000 words)
· Poetry (up to five pages or five poems)
· Non-fiction (up to 3000 words)
· Visual Art (up to five images)

Email submissions to

Written submissions should be in .doc or .docx format, and visual submissions should be high resolution .tiff and .jpg formats.

Happy holidays!

Call for Submissions – The Royal Society of Literature

Here is a wonderful opportunity to be published with the Royal Society of Literature!

The Royal Society of Literature is delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for the sixteenth V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, awarded for the best unpublished short story of the year.

The winner will receive a prize of £1000 and their work will be published in Prospect online and in the RSL Review. In addition to this, there will be an opportunity to appear at a RSL event with established short story writers in autumn 2014. The judges for this year are Margaret Drabble, Tibor Fischer and Helen Oyeyemi.

In order to be eligible for the competition, stories must be 2000- 4000 words and must not have been published previously or broadcast in any other medium. Entrants must be citizens of the UK, the Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth countries or have been resident in one of the aforementioned countries for the past three years.

Please find further instructions on how to enter online at: The closing date for the competition is Monday 16 June 2014.

21st Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers – $2,500 PRIZE

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until March 1, 2014 for the 21st Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an unpublished author.

$2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines.

Writers Mark Abley, Ranj Dhaliwal, and Erin Dunham will serve as the jury.

This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have not had a book published in any genre and who do not currently have a contract with a book publisher. Original and unpublished (English language) fiction or non-fiction is eligible.

Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear twelve-point font, and the pages numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not stapled.
Submissions will be accepted in hardcopy only.
Include a separate cover letter with title of story, full name, address, phone number, email address, word count, and number of pages of entry.
Please type the name of entrant and the title of entry on each numbered page. This is not a blind competition.
Make cheque or money order payable to The Writers’ Union of Canada. Multiple entries can be submitted together and fees can be added and paid with one cheque or money order, $29 per entry.
Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2014 to be eligible.
Mail entries to: SPC Competition, The Writers’ Union of Canada, 90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5C 1P1.

Results will be posted at in May 2014. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submit! Submit! Submit!

The deadline to submit to Headlight Anthology is just two short days away! So make sure you get those submissions in by midnight on Thursday, December 12th!

Headlight Anthology Submission Deadline Extended!

We’ve extended our submission deadline! You now have until December 12th to send us your stories, poetry, creative non-fiction and visual art that reflects the theme No Exit, in content or form, including but not limited to work that explores perception, the freedom of constraints, misanthropy, claustrophobia, traps and entrances. See our submission guidelines page  for details.

Call for Applications: Literary Arts Programs at the Banff Centre

Literary Journalism

Program dates:  July 7 – Aug. 2, 2014
Application deadline: March 15, 2014
Faculty: Ian Brown (Rogers Communications Chair), Charlotte Gill, Victor Dwyer

Literary Journalism offers eight established writers of non-fiction an opportunity to develop a major essay, memoir, or feature piece. A month-long residency in one of The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony studios enables writers to work on their manuscripts during individual consultations with faculty and during round-table discussions. Participants are able to advance their professional development through work with the program chair, experienced and exacting faculty editors, and through interaction with each other, invited guest speakers, and artists from other fields.

Writing With Style

Program dates: Sept. 6 – 13, 2014
Application deadline: June 15, 2014
Faculty: Elizabeth Philips (program director), Lorna Crozier (poetry), Trevor Herriot (creative non-fiction), Alison Pick (first chapter novel), Matthew J. Trafford (short fiction)

Amidst a diverse community of writers, encounter new ideas and gain confidence in your own style and voice, while shaping and editing your work-in-progress under the guidance of an experienced writer and editor. Writing With Style offers a variety of activities designed to maximize the artistic growth of each writer. Participants will enjoy morning group sessions led by a faculty member, in which their work will be read and discussed by the other writers in the program. Afternoons are left free for writing and one-on-one meetings and consultations with faculty.

Wired Writing Studio

Program dates: Oct. 6 – 18, 2014 (two-week on-site residency in Banff)

Oct. 27, 2014 – March 30, 2015 (20-week online residency)
Application deadline: June 15, 2014
Faculty: Fred Stenson (program director), Don Domanski (poetry), Sharon McCartney (poetry), Lisa Moore (prose fiction), Caroline Adderson (prose fiction), additional faculty TBA
The Wired Writing Studio is designed for published writers and poets at an early or intermediate career stage—those who have young families, demanding jobs, or other life commitments. Spend two weeks immersed in a creative community of artists at The Banff Centre, working one-on-one with an experienced faculty writer and editor. Then return to your home work space for 20 weeks of mentorship through online consultations, discussion forums, and posted readings.

Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Program dates: Oct. 31 – Nov. 21, 2014
Application deadline: June 15, 2014
Faculty: Marni Jackson, Tony Whittome (program directors)

Delve into a writing project focused on mountain or wilderness culture—adventure, history, or the environment—while situated in your private work space in our Leighton Artists’ Colony. Spectacular Banff National Park is at your doorstep, offering an array of outdoor activities. This residency provides individual consultations and workshop discussions with faculty editors. You’ll also have access to coinciding Banff Mountain Book Festival activities: readings, lectures, presentations, panel discussions, book launches, and a chance to network with other writers, editors, and publishers.