Free nonfiction Writing Contests

New online literary magazine AndWeWereHungry is open to entries for their inaugural short fiction contest: the Flying Elephants Short Story Prize. Grand prize: $2, 000. Also seeking other prose (flash fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, & essay), photography, and visual artwork for the debut issue. Theme: “And we were hungry” or “hunger” (open to interpretation).Deadline: . No entry fee.Entries are invited for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction (US). Submit essays 5, 000 words max. Subject: Open. Prize: $250 publication in next issue of Lunch Ticket. All submissions are considered for publication. The reading period for the award will be February and March for the issue that publishes in June, and August and September for the issue that publishes in December. All submissions for the award will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket.
The Immanence of God in the Tropics
by George Rosen, fiction from Leapfrog Press
magazine (Canada) invites entries for the 25th annual Short Grain Contest. Prizes: $4, 500 overall; $1000 first prize in each category. Categories: Poetry (100 lines max.) and short fiction (500 words max.). Entry fee $35 (includes subscription). Guidelines here. Information on regular submissions to Grain here.See Brian Henry's schedule here including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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