Most events are installed on their deadline date, unless there is a long submission window or unless it's a rolling submission.

P=Poetry, N=Nonfiction, F=Fiction


F – CBC Short Story Prize

Through Submittable

Short Story (up to 2,500 words; fiction)* Competition opens: September 1, 2021 Deadline: October 31, 2021 *(Word count includes all words contained in the work including but not limited to titles, footnotes, introductions, etc. Submissions over the specified word count will be disqualified.) Our word limits are strict in each category. To calculate word counts, […]


P – Speckled Trout Review

Speckled Trout Review

Call for submissions: Fall 2021 (3.2) Childhood memories (print issue)Submission window opens September 1, closing November 1.

James Hurst Poetry Prize

North American Review

We are especially interested in work that addresses contemporary North American concerns and issues, particularly with the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class.


Reed Magazine’s Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry

Through Submittable

the Edwin Markham Prize honors outstanding works of poetry. Our taste is eclectic and celebrates the wonderful diversity of forms, styles, and levels of diction available to the contemporary poet.


The Foster Poetry Prize 2021

Through Submittable

Participating poets can be any age, but must not have published a full-length book of poetry.


The Malahat Review’s OPEN SEASON AWARDS

Through Submittable

The Malahat Review invites entries for its annual Open Season Awards in: poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction.


Room’s 2021 Short Forms Contest

Room Magazine

Each entry can consist of one or two prose poems, flash fictions, or flash creative non-fiction works of up to 500 words.


PF – Nixed Mate

Through Journal's own submission portal

We are looking for work that addresses, directly, or indirectly, climate change and humanity’s impact on the environment.

P – Harpur Palate – Poetry

Harpur Palate

Harpur Palate accepts original, previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre.