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Upcoming Magazine Submission and Other Deadlines as of July 9, 2019

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 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.


July 15, 2019:

Call for submissions
Poetry Is Dead (final year!)
Theme: Small Towns

Creative Non-fiction Contest
PRISM international

Call for submissions – short fiction
PULP Literature

July 26, 2019
Canadian Online Publishing Awards
Deadline extended

July 31, 2019
Call for submissions
ROOM magazine
Issue 43.1 theme: Hair

August 1, 2019
Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Malahat Review

August 31, 2019
Annual Poetry Contest
ROOM magazine

September 6, 2019
Call for Submissions
Issue #84 theme: 1984 Revisited

September 2019
Next submission period (opens August 1)
EVENT magazine

October 1, 2019
Robin Blaser Poetry Contest
Judge, Jen Currin.
TCR: The Capilano Review

October 15, 2019:

Non-Fiction Contest
EVENT magazine

Portent Prize for Fiction
Portal magazine
Best work … for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to fantasy, science fiction, young adult, adventure, speculative, or horror.

The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize (opens Aug. 1)
PRISM international

The Raven Short Story Contest (opens Sept. 1)
PULP Literature

November 1, 2019
Open Season Awards (opens August 2019)
Poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction
The Malahat Review

November 2019
Short Forms Contest (opens Sept. 1)
ROOM magazine

January 15, 2020

Cover Art Contest (opens Nov. 15)
ROOM magazine

The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction (opens Nov. 1)
PRISM international

March 8, 2020
Fiction Contest (opens Jan. 8)
ROOM magazine

June 1, 2020
Creative Non-Fiction Contest (opens April 1)
ROOM magazine

Continual Submissions

BAZOOF! Magazine
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.

Culturally Modified
A quarterly online publication sharing stories and inspiration about the management of our cultural resources, both physical and intangible. Can also do pitches for audio interviews, short videos and photo essays.

Stories and photography


Here magazine
Need to join community

Link magazine
BCIT students only may contribute

Loose Lips
Submissions from experienced writers and journalists are welcome, but POC, LGBTQ+, and writers of all abilities are especially encouraged.

The Malahat Review

Art only

The Pacific Rim Review of Books
Manuscripts and letters

Page One Publishing:
Douglas Magazine – Victoria business
Spruce Magazine – home & design
YAM magazine – lifestyle

PRISM magazine

PULP Literature
Poetry, comics and artwork only

No financial remuneration. Asian writers of all cultural backgrounds encouraged to submit.


Western Living & VanMag
Pitches only