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
Call for submissions – short fiction
July 26, 2019
Canadian Online Publishing Awards
July 31, 2019
Call for submissions
Issue 43.1 theme: Hair
August 1, 2019
Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Malahat Review
September 6, 2019
Call for Submissions
Issue #84 theme: 1984 Revisited
Next submission period (opens August 1)
October 1, 2019
Robin Blaser Poetry Contest
Judge, Jen Currin.
TCR: The Capilano Review
October 15, 2019:
Portent Prize for Fiction
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)
The Raven Short Story Contest (opens Sept. 1)
Short Forms Contest (opens Sept. 1)
January 15, 2020
The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction (opens Nov. 1)
Dedicated to health, wellness, ecology and personal growth.
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
Need to join community
BCIT students only may contribute
Submissions from experienced writers and journalists are welcome, but POC, LGBTQ+, and writers of all abilities are especially encouraged.
The Pacific Rim Review of Books
Manuscripts and letters
Page One Publishing:
Douglas Magazine – Victoria business
Spruce Magazine – home & design
YAM magazine – lifestyle
Poetry, comics and artwork only
No financial remuneration. Asian writers of all cultural backgrounds encouraged to submit.
Western Living & VanMag