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2015 SLS-DISQUIET Literary Contest

Summer Literary Seminars have begun a new collaboration with DISQUIET – winners of 2015′s literary contest will be rewarded with tuition, airfare, and accommodations at the 2015 DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal. Not too shabby!

Note: there is a mandatory $17 application fee for each entry.

Contest winners in the categories of fiction, poetry, and non fiction will have their winning work published in North America’s leading publications.

The winner of the Graywolf Prize for the best novel excerpt of an emerging writer (you must have published no more than two novels) will receive full tuition for the DISQUIET program in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as publication on the Graywolf website.

The winner of the Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry will receive free tuition for the 2015 SLS Residencies program in Lithuania, as well as publication online.

The winner of the Sutzkever Prize will receive free tuition for the 2015 SLS Residencies program in Lithuania, as well as publication online.

See contest details and regulations here.

Vallum Poetry Contest

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is now accepting original and previously unpublished submissions for the annual Vallum Award for Poetry 2014. First Prize: $750, Second Prize: $250, + publication in the magazine. Deadline: July 15th, 2014. Contest Judge: George Elliott Clarke. Some of the best poets in the world have graced the pages of Vallum. Get your word on!

Entry Fee: $25 (includes a 1 year subscription to Vallum. Entries accepted by Paypal and by posted mail. For more information visit:

The Walrus Foundation Announces the Third Annual $5,000 Walrus Poetry Prize

The Walrus Foundation Announces the Third Annual

$5,000 Walrus Poetry Prize



The Walrus Foundation is proud to announce the third annual

Walrus Poetry Prize, generously supported by the

Hal Jackman Foundation. “I’m really proud that our

poetry prize is now in its third year, and that

the incredible Amanda Jernigan is our judge. I

can’t wait to see what gems we find in this year’s

submissions.” Submissions open May 15,

and entries from eligible Canadian poets will be

accepted until June 30 at


Critically acclaimed poet Amanda Jernigan will

choose this year’s prize winner from a list of

finalists compiled by The Walrus magazine’s poetry

editor, Michael Lista. The finalists and the prize

winner will be selected blindly, with names

revealed following the selection process. On

September 1, five finalists will be unveiled

online at, where the

public can vote for the Readers’ Choice Award.


The Walrus Poetry Prize winner will receive

$4,000, and the Readers’ Choice Award winner will

receive $1,000. Both poems will be published in

the December 2014 issue of The Walrus and online


The Hal Jackman Foundation has generously

supported the prize since its inauguration. “We

are delighted to be supporting the Walrus Poetry

Prize again for its third year,” says executive

director Victoria Jackman. “Our foundation strives

to foster creativity and enrich our community

through the arts, and this project takes on that

challenge by creating new opportunities for

talented Canadian poets while engaging readers in

the discussion and appreciation of the wonderful

poetry our country has to offer.”


The prize will bring the best new poems and poets

in Canada to light for a national audience.

“Several times in the past year, I’ve been

buttonholed, pinned down by a poem in the pages of

The Walrus, a short lyric that has proven

unforgettable,” says Jernigan. “I am looking

forward to reading the finalists for this year’s

contest and am expecting to find poems that will

be similarly arresting.”


The Walrus Foundation is dedicated to publishing

the best in Canadian poetry, and the poetry prize

helps us accomplish this goal. Shelley Ambrose,

executive director of the Walrus Foundation and

co-publisher of The Walrus, says, “The Walrus

Poetry Prize is an occasion to support the best

poets in our country and create a forum for

conversation about poetry. We are excited to have

the ongoing support of the Hal Jackman Foundation,

which shares our enthusiasm for this exciting

project. We’re looking forward once again to

discovering and sharing the best new poetry with



Winners will be announced at in November 2014.


Participate at


Submissions: May 15–June 30

Vote for the Readers’ Choice Award:

September 1–30

Read the winning poems: November


For more information about the Walrus Poetry Prize

or to schedule an interview please contact:

 Stephanie Damgaard

Development Coordinator

The Walrus Foundation



The Hal Jackman Foundation believes cultural

activities are essential tools in fostering

vibrant, livable communities. It is committed to

the development and presentation of compelling

artistic programs in the visual and performing

arts. It focuses on increasing access to and

appreciation of arts and culture, as well as

building the audiences of the future. In the last

25 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $20

million to over 200 arts and educational

institutions, underlining the Hal Jackman

Foundation’s civic commitment to Toronto.



The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable

non-profit with an educational mandate to create

forums for conversations on matters vital to

Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to

supporting writers, artists, ideas, and

conversation. We achieve these goals across many

platforms: publishing The Walrus magazine ten

times a year in print, tablet, and smart phone

editions; curating The Walrus Talks, leadership

dinners, speakers’ series, and other events across

the country; publishing original high-quality

content at; through such digital

projects as Walrus Ebooks; and by partnering with

Blue Ant Media to produce documentaries and other

programming at, and training young

professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit






Juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication

in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art


For immediate release: TORONTO, CANADA—Musicworks’ 2014 contests are now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks is Canada’s only magazine that explores experimental music. Its two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talents, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.
“Sonic Geography” Writing Contest
Echoes in a Lisbon square. Waterdrops from an Iceland glacier. Birds in a Buenos Aires barrio. These are some of the sounds that have inspired contributors to “Sonic Geography,” our regular essay column. Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound shapes your experience. So open your ears, and pick up your pencils. Accepted file types: PDF only. $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).
First Prize: $500 cash AND your work published in Musicworks and on
Second Prize: $200 cash AND your work published on
Third Prize: $100 cash AND your work published on
Also check out our Electronic Music Composition Contest: Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Audio art, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Microsound, Noise, Turntable art, or Video music. Maximum time: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.
2014 Contest prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, and entry forms can be found at:
Since 1978, Musicworks has been dedicated to the development of new and passionate audiences for experimental music. Published three times a year with accompanying CDs, Musicworks features in-depth articles on Canadian and international composers, improvisers, instrument designers, and artists who work in genres such as radio, electroacoustics, concert music, sound installation, and sound sculpture. With a dynamic website and outreach programs, Musicworks creates an inclusive community within which to exchange and develop ideas, and excite curious listeners with adventurous music.
For more information, contact Anastasia Klyushin at OR (416) 977-3546


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.

Quebec Writing Competition

Now Open!


The competition deadline is 11:59 pm on May 31st, 2014. Please click here for information about the Quebec Writing Competition:

Click here for complete rules and regulations:


A partnership between CBC Quebec, the Quebec Writers’ FederationMaisonneuve magazine andVéhicule Press, the Quebec Writing Competition recognizes the best original, unpublished stories by Quebec’s English-language writers.

2014 Far Horizons Award for Poetry

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites emerging poets from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere to enter the Far Horizons Award for Poetry. Eligible poets have yet to publish their poetry in book form (a book of poetry is defined to have a length of 48 pages or more). One prize of $1000 (CAD) is awarded. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Poetry and the Pushcart Prize.

Entries may be sent by regular mail or email. When submitting by email, please ensure you include a cover letter with relevant contact details (more below under Enter by Email); do not simply put this information in the body of the email. We also ask that no personal or contact information is written anywhere on the poems themselves!

New this year: Pay only $15 for each additional entry after the first.

2014 Deadline

This year’s judge will be Julie BruckRead a biography of Bruck here.

The deadline for the 2014 Far Horizons Award for Poetry is May 1, 2014.

Read about our 2012 winner.

EVENT 2014 Non-Fiction Contest

Here you’ll find everything you need to know to enter our annual Non-Fiction Contest. To get a feel for what we like to publish, pick up a previous copy of EVENT. Contest winners feature in every winter issue since 1989. Otherwise, grab a pen, some paper—okay fine, grab your computer—and prepare to write.

    • $1500 in prizes available… plus our regular publication payment!
    • $34.95 entry fee includes a 1-year EVENT subscription.
    • Send us your stories by April 15, 2014.
    • Submit your story by email to and pay the entry fee in our online store, or send your story, with a cheque for fees, to:

Non-Fiction Contest
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 5B2

Contest details:

Genre: Creative Non-Fiction.

Prize: $1,500 in prizes plus publication in EVENT. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as it sees fit (e.g.,  two prizes valued at $750, three at $500, or one at $1000 and one at $500, etc.) in accordance with the judge’s decision. Published entries will be paid our standard publication payment in addition to any prize money.

Cost: $34.95 per entry; includes a one-year subscription to EVENT and all applicable taxes and shipping—a great deal!

Payment can be made on our buy page via PayPal. Or send a cheque or international money order, payable to EVENT, to the address below. American entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deb.03Judge: Deborah Campbell. Deborah Campbell is the author of This Heated Place, a literary narrative of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s, The Walrus, The Economist, The Guardian, New Scientist, Ms., Foreign Policy and Adbusters, where she spent five years as an associate editor. Much of her work is “immersive,” using narrative storytelling to explore events in countries such as Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Cuba, Russia, and elsewhere. Her work has been published in ten countries and four languages, and has been included in anthologies and essay collections in Europe, Asia and North America. She is the winner of several National Magazine Awards and currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at UBC.

Deadline: April 15, 2014 (postmarked or submitted online)

How to Submit: You can email stories to (Subject: Non-Fiction Contest Entry) and pay the entry fee on our buy page via PayPal. Or send your manuscript to:
Non-Fiction Contest
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 5B2


    • 5,000 word limit on entries.
    • No previously published material, or material accepted for publication elsewhere, either in print or online.
    • No simultaneous submissions.
    • Do not identify yourself on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number / email, and title(s).
    • Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own $34.95 entry fee.
    • If already subscribed to EVENT, you will receive a one-year extension.
    • Entries will not be returned.
    • If entrants wish feedback and commentary on manuscripts, please check out our Reading Service for Writers.
    • Preliminary judging is done by the Editor and editorial assistants at EVENT.
    • Douglas College students, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Douglas College students may enter two years after completing courses.
    • Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by April 15.
    • Contest results are posted on our website and through social media in August. The winning entries and judge’s essay are published in the December issue of EVENT.
    • For more information, contact us at or 604-527-5293.

Narrative Winter Story Contest

The Winter Story Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication.

$2,500 First Prize
$1,000 Second Prize
$500 Third Prize
Ten finalists receive $100 each.

Deadline: Sun., Mar. 31
, at midnight, PDT.

See the Guidelines. Read prior winners, and view recent awards won by Narrative authors.

We are committed to paying our authors, to providing excellent editorial support, and to encouraging a wide audience for good writing.

Narrative reaches a worldwide audience of more than 170,000 readers.