Prairie Fire Annual Writing Contests

Genre: Poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction
Entry fee: $32
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Prize: First: $1250, Second: $500, Third: $250


The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

Genre: Poetry
Entry fee: €5 per poem or €20 per batch of five
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Prize: First prize €1,000, second prize €500, third prize of €250, and ten runners-up will each have their poems published in Southword and receive Southword’s standard fee of €30.


Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize

Genre: Poetry
Entry fee: $35 CAD, $40 US, $45 INTL and one-year subscription
Deadline: October 15, 2017
Prize: First: $1500, Second: $600, Third: $400


CBC Short Story Prize

Genre: Fiction
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Prize: $6000; $1000 x 4; publication; writing residency


Canadian Women and the Vote 1918-2018: Prairie Fire (39.1) Special Issue

Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, drama, other
Entry fee: No fee
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Prize: Payment for work in accord with regular Prairie Fire rates


TCK Publishing Readers Choice Award

Genre: Any (book length)
Entry fee: Free
Deadline: December 10, 2017
Prize: Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablet and Book Review


The Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Genre: Manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words: history, memoir, autobiography, biography, literary journalism, political or social commentary, travel writing or any nonfiction medium
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: March 30, 2018
Prize: First, contract for the publication along with a $1500 advance on 10% royalty for all sales, Second: publication and $1,000 advance on 10% royalties