carte blanche Is Accepting Submissions

carte blanche logocarte blanche, the literary journal of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, is currently accepting submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, and more. Previously unpublished works using narrative: a story that moves from some kind of a beginning to some kind of an end, are preferred.

Prizes: a modest honorarium and publication

Deadline: January 1, 2015

Entry fee: Free

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit their website.


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Martin Crosbie: Self-Publishing 101 at the Vancouver Public Library

VPL_Standard_logoAuthor Martin Crosbie shares methods that helped him publish five Amazon best-selling books in the past three years. He shows how to find and procure beta-readers at no cost; employ professional editors, formatters, and cover designers; use Amazon’s tools to broaden your book’s reach; and connect with readers using current marketing techniques.

WHEN: Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
WHERE: The Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library
COST:  Free

For more information, please visit the Vancouver Public Library site.


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Blackbird Journal Accepting Submissions

blackbird logoBlackbird, a journal published twice annually by New Virginia Review and the Creative Writing Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, is currently accepting submissions. They are looking for previously unpublished poetry, short fiction stories, and personal narratives. Writers can read past issues online to familiarize themselves with what the editors choose to publish.

Prizes: Publication and payment. All entries will be considered for publication.

Reading fee: Free.

Deadline is April 15, 2015.

For more information, please visit their website.


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The Danahy Fiction Prize

The Danahy Fiction Prize is an award given annually for a previously unpublished work of short fiction, generally between 500 and 5000 words. Judging is by the editors of Tampa Review, and all entries are considered for publication.

Prizes: $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review
Deadline: November 30, 2014.
Entry fee: $20

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit their website.


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