2019 Short Fiction Contest

Sponsored by Priority Printing Ltd.

This year's Short Fiction Prize will be awarded to the best story under 750 words submitted by a resident of Canada. If you have a powerful story that fits the bill, submit today! 

Prize: $500 and publication in our Fall 2019 issue
Entry fee: $30 (includes a one-year subscription or extension to Glass Buffalo)
EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 9, 2019

Contest Judge
Djamila Ibrahim's debut short story collection Things Are Good Now was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award in 2019 and was one of Now Magazine’s 10 Books To Be Excited About in 2018. Things Are Good Now has made several CBC lists of Books To Watch For as well as being reviewed favourably in many other publications. Djamila’s stories have been shortlisted for the University of Toronto’s Penguin Random House Canada Student Award for Fiction and Briarpatch Magazine’s creative writing contest. She has published poems in PRISM International. She was formerly a senior advisor for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. She now lives in Toronto and is currently working on a novel.

Djamila Ibrahim

Djamila Ibrahim

Submission Guidelines
Please format all entries using the guidelines below, as we will be unable to consider any entries that do not adhere to them.

  • You may submit one story per entry fee.

  • The maximum word count for the story is 750 words. There is no minimum word count.

  • Do not include any identifying markers in your documents, such as name, contact info, etc.

  • Name your files using the title of your story only.

  • Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.

  • Attach submissions as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.

Before entering, please review our FAQ page, which includes more information about contest eligibility. To enter the contest, please pay the Contest Entry Fee below and email one story to contest@glassbuffalo.com. If you have any questions not answered on our Contest FAQ page, please contact contest@glassbuffalo.com.

2019 Poetry Contest

Sponsored by Glass Buffalo Publishing

This year’s Poetry Prize will be awarded to the best poem by a resident of Canada in English. If you have a powerful poem that fits the bill, submit today! 

Prize: $500 and publication in our Fall 2019 issue
Entry fee: $30 (includes a one-year subscription or extension to Glass Buffalo)
EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 9, 2019

Contest Judge
Ben Ladouceur is the author of Mad Long Emotion, a poetry collection published by Coach House Books. His first collection Otter (also published by Coach House Books) was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, and awarded the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut collection in Canada. He was a featured reader at the 2017 Edmonton Poetry Festival, and he received the 2018 Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for emerging LGBT writers. He is the Artistic Director of the Tree Reading Series. He lives in Ottawa.

Ben Ladouceur

Ben Ladouceur

Submission Guidelines
Please format all entries using the guidelines below, as we will be unable to consider any entries that do not adhere to them.

  • You may submit up to two (2) poems per entry fee.

  • There is no minimum or maximum word count.

  • Do not include any identifying markers in your documents, such as name, contact info, etc.

  • Name your files using the title(s) of your poem(s) only.

  • Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.

  • Attach submissions as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.

Before entering, please review our FAQ page, which includes more information about contest eligibility. To enter the contest, please pay the Contest Entry Fee below and email up to two (2) poems to contest@glassbuffalo.com. If you have any questions not answered on our Contest FAQ page, please contact contest@glassbuffalo.com.