Category: Contests

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Subprimal Poetry Art Open for Submissions

by Subprimal Poetry Art

While The Puritan has its home north of the border, since becoming an online magazine it’s been accessible across the world to anyone who looked. Every quarter the magazine receives hundreds of submissions from American and international writers, and regularly publishes the best fiction, poetry, and nonfiction it gets, wherever it comes from. 

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Exposition Review: Flash 405 Contest

by Exposition Review

As part of the Town Crier’s ongoing announcement of literary contests south of the border, we present a call out for the Flash 405 contest from Exposition Review. Read on for the announcement from the editors at Exposition Review, followed by words from Annlee Ellingson,

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Indiana Review Announces 1/2 K Prize

by Town Crier

While The Puritan has its home north of the border, since becoming an online magazine it’s been accessible across the world to anyone who looked. Every quarter the magazine receives hundreds of submissions from American and international writers, and regularly publishes the best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction it gets, wherever it comes from.

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The Blodwyn Memorial Prize

by William Kemp

It was in the summer of 2015, in Jay and Hazel Millar/MillAr’s backyard with a s’more lodged in my mouth, that the Blodwyn Memorial Prize became a thing. Nicole Brewer was asking what BookThug—good friends, mentors, some of my favourite publishers—would expect to get out of sponsoring a prize.

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Puerto del Sol Announces First Digital Issue

by Puerto del Sol

For more than half a century, Puerto del Sol has published innovative work from new and emerging writers and artists in an effort to produce the best magazine possible. Over the years, we’ve featured poems, stories, and essays by writers like Dagoberto Gilb, Joy Harjo, George Saunders, Naomi Shihab Nye, DA Powell,

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CALYX Journal Announces Prose Contest

by CALYX Journal

CALYX Press is using some seriously bold text to start up a new contest this year honouring one of our founders. Margarita Donnelly, who passed away last December, helped establish our feminist press 40 years ago because she thought it was stupid that women were severely under-represented in the literary world. We personally find it stupid that 40 years have gone by and those stats haven’t changed by much,

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In Defense of Literary Contests

by Daniel Scott Tysdal

The good folks at The Puritan have invited me to say a few words about winning the fiction category of the Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence. I am a big fan of literary contests and have been submitting to them since the days rejection letters were actually letters.

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Prize Books for the Thomas Morton Prize (Now Extended to Oct. 10!)

by The Puritan Editors

LITERARY CONTEST EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 10th!
Prize Books

Now in its third year of operation, The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence (phew) has more to give than ever before.

In addition to receiving $1000, publication, and the seal of approval from our prestigious judges,

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The Crier Presents: The Writing Moment

by Daniel Scott Tydsal

Editor’s Note: In an effort to help us expand our audience and revenue streams, this thrilling third instalment of The Writing Moment (poems by the first winners, Gary Barwin, A.G. Pasquella, Maggie Thistle, and Munira Fatehi, can be found here), teams The Town Crier up with the Las “Expanding Art” Vegas Experience,

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The Crier Presents: The Writing Moment

by Daniel Scott Tydsal

The current North American political climate teaches us essential lessons about poetry, particularly in terms of how and what political power seeks to know. In their respective relationships to knowledge, Barack Obama and Stephen Harper model the two most basic approaches to the world that we can take in our poetry: we can work to make the strange familiar,