Please 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.
January 15, 2019
The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction
January 18, 2019
National Magazine Awards application deadline
January 20, 2019
Let Down Your Hair Contest
Speculative Fiction – anything goes!
January 31, 2019
Call for submissions: SPORTS issue
February 1, 2019
Long Poem Prize (odd-numbered years)
Novella Prize (even-numbered years)
Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction (odd-numbered years)
Far Horizons Award for Poetry (even-numbered years)
Constance Rook Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Malahat Review
February 1-May 22, 2019
The Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms – submission period
February 8, 2019
Call for Submissions – Spring issue (#82). Theme: Shame
May 1, 2019
The Hummingbord Flash Fiction Prize
May 15, 2019
Lush Triumphant Literary Awards
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 – submission period
October 15, 2019 (unconfirmed)
The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize
October 2019-January 15, 2020 (unconfirmed)
The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction – submission period
General submissions are welcome from youth (ages 7-14) or their parents/caregivers. Stories are welcome from youth of any age.
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