2018 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 2018 issue
Entry fee: $30 (includes a one-year subscription or extension to Glass Buffalo)
EXTENDED Deadline: August 7, 2018

Contest Judge
Carleigh Baker is a Cree-Metis/ Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Essays, PRISM International, The Short Story Advent Calendar (Hingston & Olsen, 2017), and The Journey Prize Anthology. She also writes reviews for the Globe and Mail, the Literary Review of Canada, and The Malahat Review. An MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia, her debut story collection, Bad Endings (Anvil2017) was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Award, and won the City of Vancouver Book Award.

  Carleigh Baker

Carleigh Baker

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.

2018 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 2018 issue
Entry fee: $30 (includes a one-year subscription or extension to Glass Buffalo)
EXTENDED Deadline: August 7, 2018

Contest Judge
Alessandra Naccarato is writer and spoken word artist living on the traditional territories of the Saanich, Cowichan, and Chemainus First Nations (Salt Spring Island, BC). Her poetry has received the Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writer’s Trust of Canada the CBC Poetry Prize, and been widely published across Canada and the United states. She has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word poet, worked with thousands of youth across the country, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. 

  Alessandra Naccarato

Alessandra Naccarato

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.