Early Career Writers of Fiction

Pictured: Program faculty, Kim Fu (left) and Kazim Ali (right).

This 12-day writing residency supports new writers of fiction at varying levels of accomplishment, from not-yet-published writers to those with one published book. In this self-directed, workshop-based residency, authors will work closely with our faculty Kim Fu, Kazim Ali, and our professional guest Norm Nehmetallah (Invisible Books), to expand their practice and focus on improving writing skills.

Literary Arts Thematic: Form & Constraint - Spring 2024

Pictured: Program faculty - Daniel Levin Becker (left) and Ian Williams (right). 

Banff Centre’s Form and Constraint Residency focuses on authors of fiction and poetry who use form and constrained forms – rhyme, metrics, Oulipian constraints - to create opportunities for new and unfettered expression.

This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the concerns of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. This residency provides opportunities for consultations with mentors, readings, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow creators to explore techniques, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice.

Submit for Free to Flora Fiction Winter Issue

"From wonder into wonder existence opens." -Lao Tzo
You look up at the sky and wonder what's beyond. Perhaps, you are speaking to something greater. Maybe, you're simply wondering what is behind the clouds. Either way, you see something beyond the plane of your reality. You see something in your mind. That's where we want you to be.

Wonder can also be a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. desire or be curious to know something or a feeling doubt. What is something that you wonder?

Open call for the issue 10 of Panel

The submission period for the issue #10 (Winter 2022/23) is OPEN.

Send your best writing and art for the anniversary issue of Panel. 

Deadline - October 1, 2022.

Writers and artists may be of any origin but should live and work in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, and the South Caucasus. We prefer submissions that reflect the environment in which they are written.

If you don't live in the region, but have written a piece related to Central and Eastern Europe, feel free to submit it. PLEASE NOTE: If you don't live in the region and don't write about the region, Panel is not a good fit for your piece. 

OPEN CALL! Submit for Free to Flora Fiction Literary Magazine

Theme: New Beginnings 

For the past two years, many have been asking, "When will we get back to normal?" The stark reality is, we are living in the "New Normal." As we learn to accept our situation as it is, we enter 2022 with new hopes, dreams, and desires to shed the negativity from the past.  

What is your new beginning? Is it letting go of past hurt, or working toward a goal? Or it could simply be being more of who you are. 222 is considered an "angel number" and can be seen as  “beginning,” which ties in with its meaning as a representation of a new start. What are you trying to begin (or begin again)? Let 2022 fuel your desire to achieve your dreams.

Open Call for Our Winter 2021 Issue

Fire & Ice encompasses the duality of winter symbolism. Winter is stark. It brings the death of nature around us as the darkness of night consumes waking hours. We find ourselves eating and sleeping more, matching animal habits to find comfort. And yet, this is the time of year where people come together and find warmth in gratitude and inspiration to change. We share stories by the fire and gifts from the heart. What does being "cold" this winter mean to you? How do you find your warmth?

  • Flash Fiction / 1,000 words
  • Poetry & Prose / Limit: 3 poems
  • Photography / Limit: 5 Photos
  • Drawings & Illustration / Limit: 5 items

Submission Period: October 26th — November 30th 2021


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