Alberta Views Magazine presents Photography Contest

Alberta Views, the political and social affairs monthly which was named Canada’s Magazine of the Year for 2008, is looking for a new view of the province, and thus presenting a Photography Contest in which the winner will receive $1000 and publication in the magazine.

The deadline for entries is February 28, 2013.

One entry costs $30 and includes a one-year subscription to the magazine (subsequent entries cost $15, and include subscriptions you can offer your friends and family).

Check out Alberta Views for all the details.

UPPERCASE Magazine raising donations for typewriter book

If you haven’t ever picked up a copy of UPPERCASE magazine, there’s never been a better time. The Calgary-based quarterly periodical of creative arts won the National Magazine Award for Art Direction for its inaugural issue in 2009, and has been a finalist in that category three years running.

Billed as a magazine “for the creative and curious” in the spirit of DIY, UPPERCASE has devoted issues and articles to the creative and innovative side of such crafts as graphic design, letterpress printing, home decor, culinary arts, miniature dollhouses, set decoration, book binding, wardrobe accessories and more.

Under the direction of publisher/editor/designer Janine Vangool, UPPERCASE has also published a collection of books, and its newest project, for which it is raising funds through reader donations, is The Typewriter: A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine.

What will become a richly illustrated book of typewriter memorabilia is being produced with the financial support of readers. The magazine hopes to raise $25,000 to cover the printing costs of 3000 copies of the book, which will launch on June 23 — International Typewriter Day.

Donations of $45 and higher secure a copy of the book when it is published. Larger amounts yield other rewards, including prints of typewriter art and memorabilia, vintage typewriter artifacts, lifetime subscriptions and (for $5000) your own personal design consultation. More info here.

{ Tip o’ the hat: Canadian Magazines blog }

Your Guide to Winter/Spring 2013 Magazine Writing Contests

[This post has been updated] Do these long, dark, cold Canadian winters leave you shivering with creative unrest?

If winter teases out your inner Mowat, Mordechai or Munro, you’re probably searching for a creative outlet in the form of a Canadian magazine writing contest, such as these great offerings from some of Canada’s best literary periodicals and competitions.

CBC Canada Writes Creative Non-Fiction Prize
Section: Non-fiction (1200-1500 words)
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Prize: $6000 + publication in enRoute + Banff Centre residency (1st); $1000 each to 4 runners up
Entry Fee: $25

Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest
Section: Very short fiction or non-fiction (500 words)
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Prize: $500 (1st); $250 (2nd); $150 (3rd); publication
Entry Fee: $20; includes subscription

Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Contest
Section: Poetry
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Prize: $5000
Entry Fee: $32; includes subscription

The New Quarterly Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest
Section: Poetry
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Prize: $1000 + publication (1st); other prizes for runners up
Entry Fee: $40 (for first 2 poems; $5 each for additional); includes subscription

Writers Union of Canada Short Prose Competition
Section: Non-fiction
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Prize: $2500 + assistance with publication
Entry Fee: $29

The New Quarterly Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest
Section: Non-fiction
Deadline: March 28, 2013
Prize: $1000 + publication
Entry Fee: $40; includes subscription

Narrative Magazine Winter 2013 Short Story Contest
Sections: Non-fiction and Fiction
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Prize: $2,500 (1st); $1000 (2nd); $500 (3rd); $100 (finalist)
Entry Fee: $22; includes 3 months access to Narrative Backstage
Notes: Entries may be short fiction or literary nonfiction, including essays, memoirs, or any other form of unpublished manuscript, with a word limit of 15,000. All are judged in the same pool.

Maisonneuve Genre Fiction Contest: Fables & Parables
Sections: Short fiction (1200 words)
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Prize: $300 + publication (1st prize); $100 + publication (each of 2 runners up)
Entry Fee: $25 (includes subscription)

Grain magazine Short Grain Writing Contest
Sections: Fiction; Poetry
Deadline: April 1, 2013 April 8, 2013
Prize: $1000 (1st); $750 (2nd); $500 (3rd)
Entry Fee: $35; includes subscription

Event magazine Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Section: Non-fiction
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Prize: $1500 in total cash prizes
Entry Fee: $34.95; includes subscription

Quebec Writing Competition
Section: Fiction or Non-fiction
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Prize: $1500, publication in Maisonneuve magazine, broadcast on CBC (1st); $1000 (2nd); $300 reader’s choice award
Entry Fee: $15

The New Quarterly Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award
Section: Fiction
Deadline: May 28, 2013
Prize: $1000 + publication
Entry Fee: $40; includes subscription

Did we miss one? Send us a note or grab us on Twitter @MagAwards.

Find more awards, prizes and contests for magazine journalism on the Industry Resources page of the National Magazine Awards Foundation website, or check out the Awards and Contests pages of this blog, including:

Your Guide to Summer Magazine Writing Contests
Your Guide to Fall Magazine Writing Contests

Keep writing. Keep reading. Love magazines!

Atlantic Journalism Awards accepting submissions until Feb 4

The annual Atlantic Journalism Awards are open for submissions, with a deadline of Monday February 4. The AJAs honour excellence in print, online and broadcast journalism by media outlets in Atlantic Canada.

There are 3 categories specifically for magazines:

  • Atlantic Magazine Article
  • Atlantic Magazine – Best Cover
  • Atlantic Magazine – Best Profile Article

Content from magazines may also enter the general “Print” categories and the “Reporting” categories. View the full list of categories.

The winners will be announced at the annual Atlantic Journalism Awards dinner, Saturday May 11, 2013, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Last year’s winner for Best Cover went to Atlantic Business (left).

For more information visit

Related post: 2012 Atlantic Journalism Award winners announced

Deadline approaches for the Writers’ Trust Emerging Poet Award

January 30 is the deadline for submissions to the 2013 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, presented by the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

The Poetry Prize is awarded to a young (under 35) Canadian poet, previously published in a magazine or anthology, but unpublished in book form.

The grand prize includes $5000, while two honourable mentions will receive $1000.

Submissions must consist of a manuscript of unpublished poetry, 5-10 pages in length.

Full details at the Writers’ Trust of Canada website. Deadline January 30, 2013.