Diaspora Dialogues invites submissions from emerging writers across Canada including short stories or creative nonfiction less than 3,000 words in length; or up to 5 poems, with each poem being no more than 75 lines. (See below for definition of “emerging.”) Applicants are welcome to enter more than one category, but no more than one submission per category, please.
We have four rotating deadlines a year: March 31, June 30, September 30, Dec 31. Submissions received between those dates will be considered for the next deadline. Through an adjudicated process, selected writers will receive feedback from a rotating writer-in-residence at Diaspora Dialogues, over the course of a month.
The writer-in-residence will address issues of story, character, structure, pace, writing style, structure and substantive aspects of the work.
Please read all of the guidelines on our website carefully and email your submission to
Zalika Reid-Benta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply is June 30, 2023 at midnight.