Sunday, September 18, 2011

Canadian Writers: Call for Submissions for Short Prose Contest

If you're a Canadian writer and you haven't yet published, this contest offered by the Writer's Union of Canada might be for you! It offers a substantial prize of $2,500. Check it out, details below:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the 19th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers

$2,500 PRIZE

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until November 3, 2011 for the 19th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an unpublished author.

PRIZE $2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines.

JURY Writers Kevin Chong, Anne Emery, and Sylvia Fraser will serve as the jury.

ELIGIBILITY This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have not had a book published by a commercial or university press in any genre and who do not currently have a contract with a book publisher. Original and unpublished (English language) fiction or non-fiction is eligible.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES: · Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear twelve-point font, and the pages numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not stapled. · Submissions will be accepted in hardcopy only. · Include a separate cover letter with title of story, full name, address, phone number, email address, word count, and number of pages of entry. · Please type the name of entrant and the title of entry on each numbered page. This is not a blind competition. · Make cheque or money order payable to The Writers' Union of Canada. Multiple entries can be submitted together and fees can be added and paid with one cheque or money order, $29 per entry. · Entries must be postmarked by November 3, 2011 to be eligible. ·

Mail entries to: SPC Competition, The Writers’ Union of Canada, 90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5C 1P1. Results will be posted at in February 2012. Manuscripts will not be returned.

There ya go. Good luck!


Jean-Luc Picard said...

"It was a dark mand stormy night" that a good start, Nina?

SF Girl said...

HAR! That's a great start! I've heard it a few times... hehe...

CatMum said...

"Amid the ranging stormy seas, the young schooner braced her sails like taught muscles pulling through an olympic feat of endurance. In the glimmering mist the faint veil of the light shone like a welcomed friend. The lighthouse a certain 'companion of hope" she was seeking".

SF Girl said...

WOOHOO! Good one, Catmum! Now what are you going to do with it?... :)

CatMum said...

Hi Nina,
Thank you for your kind comments, well I'm going to 'save this for later, as it may come in handy as fabric for a prose'. You are a great inspiration :D