Dreamers Creative Writing is about everything to do with writing creatively, from writing for writing’s sake, to using writing in academic research, to writing as therapy.
Dreamers Haiku Contest
Submit by June 24, 2018
Submit up to 3 Haiku for your chance to win! The winner will receive $120 CAD ($100 prize + $20 honorarium), 2 copies of our inaugural print magazine, and 2 special Dreamers keychains on which the winning poem will be printed.
Multiple entries by the same poet are allowed. Please complete the form again for each entry of up to 3 Haiku.
The winning Haiku will be published on www.dreamerswriting.com, in our 2018 magazine, and on special Dreamers keychains!
We will select up to 6 runners up (at the Editor’s sole discretion) that will be published on www.dreamerswriting.com and in our 2018 magazine. Each runner-up will be paid our standard $20 CAD honorarium.
We are open year-round for writing submissions, with rolling deadlines.
Our current deadline is July 1, 2018.
We’re looking for writing submissions of short stories, poems, personal essays or excerpts (that stand alone) from any genre. We’re willing to consider any form of writing that is well-written and from the heart. We especially love writing that has some connection to writing for wellness – narrative medicine, medical memoir, writing the self, healing writing, etc.
Formatting and Author Rights
Please use 12 pt font, double-spaced formatting. We prefer short pieces. Range is 15 to 4000 words, excluding works cited. Multiple submissions are fine, however, please submit one narrative or essay at a time, or up to 3 poems via the Submittable system. If you would like to submit more than this in a given reading period, please do so as separate submissions via Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are fine.
We accept previously published pieces, as long as they are currently available for repeat publication. Please let us know where your piece was previously published so we can give proper credit.
All pieces will be published on our website and author’s will be paid a one-time $20 CAD honorarium. At the end of each year, we’ll select the best from among all our published online submissions for publication in our print anthology. All authors whose work is chosen for this anthology will receive 2 printed copies.
We ask for limited non-exclusive digital and print rights. Copyright remains with the author.–
Get an editorial critique on a single short piece of fiction or creative non-fiction.
All editorial critiques are completed by Dreamers Creative Writing’s Editor-in-Chief, Kat McNichol.
Kat McNichol holds a B.A. in English Literature, and an MAIS in Writing and New Media, and Literary Studies. She is currently completing a PhD in Career Writing at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands where she is using autoethnography and writing as method to research the impact that therapeutic writing has on career identity.
Author, Alice Campbell Romano recently commented on Kat’s work: “Your editorial comments were spot-on…”
Each submitted piece is considered for publication on www.DreamersWriting.com.
Submit up to 4000 words. Cost per critique is $23. Excerpts can also be submitted.