Publishing in Full Bloom

Canada’s Got Soul: Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest

trophyDon’t stop your pens! Well, stop your writing for just a moment to read that you have a chance to be on the elusive winding-road to becoming a published writer. And getting paid along the way doesn’t hurt. The Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest was started to help the unpublished poets of Canada gain some exposure. Not only will the top three place winners get their work published on the contest website, but will also be published in the November issue of Quill & Quire, Canada’s magazine of book news and reviews, AND will also have online mentoring sessions with the contest judge. This is an opportunity that not only supports your love of writing, but wants you to grow even further. It’s very rare for me to see such grand offers from writing contests.

General information: One entry per person; one poem per entry; applicant must be a resident of Canada; applicant must be at least 19 years old
Deadline: Between April 1, 2013 to June 1, 2013
Charge: None
For more information about the contest and past winners click here

Creative Contest: Dream Quest One—Poetry and Writing Contest

Get ready, because here is another astounding contest that all young-adult writers should be ready for. The Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest is an international contest looking to publish short stories and poems that will inspire people beyond the borders of nations. There will be two separate divisions for poetry and stories, and the subject choice is entirely dependent on your mind’s eye. There is also over $1000 in prizes!

General information: Written on a maximum of 5 pages (story) or 30 lines or less (poem); topic of any subject or theme; applicants must be at least 19 years old
Deadline: Between April 1, 2013 to June 1, 2013
Charge: $10.00 (US) / short story and $5.00 (US) / poem
For more information about the contest and past winners click here