Just a little nudge in the right direction...you can't win, if you don't play the game.
Contest 1 - Deadline March 31, 2014. Entry fee: FREE. Win: Prize TBA ~ Top 10 entries will be displayed at Ontario Writers' Conference in May 2014. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured on website. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Submit your entry in the comment section below the picture on the website. Check the full entry rules and format at http://thewritersconference.com/story-starter-march-gretel-boose/
Contest 2 - Deadline March 31, 2014. Entry Fee: $22. Win $2500. Winter 2014 Short Story Contest - Winner published in Narrative Magazine. Big money. Lots of entries. Read about it here: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/winter-2014-story-contest.
Contest 3 - FREE Entry fee, must be received by Easter weekend, Thursday, April 17, 2014. I say send/submit ASAP to be considered. Winner gets a free copy of Anthology & published in the Anthology about writing. Judged & published by Sunshine in a Jar. Read about it here:http://www.sunshineinajar.com/books-2/sunshine-in-a-jar-press/the-writing-spiral/submission-guidelines/.
Contest 4 - CANSCAIP Writing For Children Competition. Deadline: April 25, 2014. Entry fee: $25. Win $1500 & submission to 3 publishers for consideration. Read about it here: http://www.canscaip.org/competitions.
Contest 5 - Writers' Community of Simcoe County (WCSC) is having a Short Prose Contest. Deadline: April 30, 2014. Entry fee: $10. Win $100. Usually around 20 submissions to this one, so you have a better chance of winning. You get published in Lifestyle Magazine's and you win money...not much but it counts towards grants. Read more here: http://simcoewriters.ca/simcoe/contest/.
Contest 7 - Toronto Novel Writing Marathon (ToNoMa). Deadline: Registration starts: March 26th, 2014. Entry fee: $100. Write a novel. Submit for feedback from judges & win the chance of publisher's consideration. Read more here: On Facebook, website not up and running yet...it's a brand NEW marathon this year: http://www.torontonovelmarathon.ca
Magazine Short Stories - The Tin Roof Press. Open to all local Grey-Bruce writers. Deadline: On-going, issues published throughout the year. Entry Fee: FREE. Go to website to read more on this. Owner and editor is Jennifer McGuire. http://tinroofpress.ca. General inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org. Editor: email@example.com