CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks  CROSSROADS POETRY SERIES MANUSCRIPT, Reading fee: $15.00 USD, $20.00 CAD DEADLINE 12/1/2016. “The Crossroads Poetry Series is … seeking book length collections of poems that are a minimum of 50 pages in length for publication in 2017. We hope to publish at least 2 collections of work. Only one poem per page and single spaced. All selected manuscripts will be awarded a book contract (with the possibility of a second book… Read More

COMPETITIONS Opportunity Knocks ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE (Writers’ Trust of Canada), $25,000 Winner, $2,500 Finalists for novel or short-story collection published in Canada between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Multiple deadlines. Details HERE CAVE CANEM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRESS POETRY PRIZE is a second-book award for Black poets of African descent, offered every other year. 2016 Competition Guidelines are HERE. Deadline April 15, 2015 OMNIDAWN PUBLISHING hosts three poetry contests:… Read More

EMERGENCY RELIEF A Place for Freelance Artists (and Writers), The Haven Foundation (created by Stephen King) “gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists, writers and other members of the arts and art production communities who have suffered disabilities or experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or personal catastrophe. Grants are awarded and renewed at the discretion of the Haven Foundation Board.” Details… Read More

CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS: Opportunity Knocks: The Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award is an annual collaboration between Persea Books and The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project. It is open to any poet who has previously published at least one full-length book of poems. The winner receives an advance of $1,000.00, publication of his/her collection by Persea, and a stipend of $1,000 for expenses related to the promotion of the collection (e.g. travel to and from readings). DEADLINE:… Read More