2017 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 Canadian writer. If you have a powerful story that fits the bill, submit today! 

Prize: $500 and publication in our Fall 2017 issue
Entry fee: $30 (includes a one-year subscription or extension to Glass Buffalo)
Deadline: August 4, 2017

Heather O'Neill

Heather O'Neill

Contest Judge
Heather O'Neill is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and Daydreams of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Fiction, The Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in two consecutive years, and has won CBC's Canada Reads, the Paragraphe MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and the Danuta Gleed Award. Her latest novel The Lonely Hearts Hotel was published in February 2017. Born and Raised in Montreal, O'Neill lives there today.

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.

2017 Poetry Contest

Sponsored by Glass Buffalo Publishing

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

Prize: $500 and publication in our Fall 2017 issue
Entry fee: $30 (includes a one-year subscription or extension to Glass Buffalo)
Deadline: August 4, 2017

Kayla Czaga

Kayla Czaga

Contest Judge
Kayla Czaga is the author of For Your Safety Please Hold On (Nightwood Editions, 2014), which won The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and was nominated for The Governor General’s Award and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, among others. In 2015, she published Enemy of the People, a chapbook of poems about Stalinism, with Anstruther Press. Recent poems of hers are forthcoming in PRISM international, Room Magazine, The Rusty Toque, and ARC Poetry Magazine. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, lives in East Vancouver, and works at “possibly the nerdiest bar in Canada,” according to the National Post

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.