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Upcoming Magazine Submission and Other Deadlines as of November 9, 2018

Working at computer right hand on mouse left hand on notebook keyboard edgePlease contact Sylvia Skene if you do not see your deadline listed here. We reserve the right to post only those contests, submission periods and deadlines of interest to or from our members.

Tip: if you wish to submit your work to a magazine by deadline, sooner really is better, as by the closing date most pieces have been selected. Any other work–however great–that doesn’t complement these pieces will likely not be picked up for publication.

October 2018-January 15, 2019
The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction
PRISM international

November 2018
Next submission period
Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Short Forms Contest
ROOM magazine

December 2018
Next submission period
EVENT magazine

December 15, 2018
Shanty Writing Contest

January 1, 2019
Call for submissions: DRAMA issue
Poetry Is Dead

January 15-May 12, 2019 (unconfirmed)
Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

January 20, 2019
Let Down Your Hair Contest
Speculative Fiction – anything goes!
EVENT magazine

January 31, 2019
Call for submissions: SPORTS issue
ROOM Magazine

February 1, 2019
Long Poem Prize (odd-numbered years)
Novella Prize (even-numbered years)
May 1
Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction (odd-numbered years)
Far Horizons Award for Poetry (even-numbered years)
August 1
Constance Rook Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Malahat Review

February 1-May 22, 2019
The Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms
PRISM international

February 15, 2019 (unconfirmed)
Call for Submission

May 1, 2019
The Hummingbord Flash Fiction Prize
PULP Literature

May 15-June 15, 2019
Next submission period
Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine (except for art, which can be submitted at any time)

May 31-July 31, 2019
Creative Non-Fiction Contest
PRISM international

October 15, 2019 (unconfirmed)
The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize
PRISM international

Continual Submissions

BAZOOF! Magazine
General submissions are welcome from youth (ages 7-14) or their parents/caregivers. Stories are welcome from youth of any age.

British Columbia History

Common Ground
Dedicated to health, wellness, ecology and personal growth.


The Malahat Review

Art only

Page One Publishing:
Douglas Magazine
Victoria business
YAM magazine

PRISM magazine


Western Living & VanMag (pitches only)