Have you sent in your story yet? There is still time!!!
Here are the guidelines in a nutshell. (For more detail, go to http://www.siwc.ca/).
Submission Rules and Guidelines
All submissions must contain original material, and may not have been previously published, accepted for publication, or have been a winner in another contest prior to the August 3 deadline.
2007 Contest Categories
Each of the following four categories has a first prize of $1000 and an Honourable Mention prize of $150.
1. Storyteller’s Award: short stories 3,500 – 5,000 words
2. Non-fiction Award: maximum length 1,500 words
3. Poetry Award: one poem per submission; 36 lines max.
4. Writing For Young People Award: short stories, max. length 1,500 words.
Standard manuscript format - double-spaced, typed, one side only of white 8-1/2 x 11" paper (letter-sized), each page to include title and page number only. No staples, please. Poetry may be single-spaced.
Blind submissions - the author's name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript except cover page.
Include a cover page listing the writer's name, address, email address, phone number, entry title, word length, and award competition category.
In addition to hard copy, all entrants must be able to submit their work by email if requested.
Entries are also accepted by email. Please follow the submission guidelines as noted above and copy your submission into the body of your email. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Attachments will be deleted, unread.
Send your cheque or money order for $15 per entry to Surrey Conference Centre, Unit 400, 9260 - 140 Street, Surrey, BC, Canada, V3V 5Z4
No entries will be returned. If you want the receipt of your entry acknowledged, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: All entries must be received at the addresses noted above by 4 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2007. No late entries will be considered.
Winners will be informed by October 1, 2007. Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony on the first evening of the Conference, Friday, October 19, 2007. Winners will be listed on the conference website http://www.siwc.ca/ in the week after the conference.
Writers under 18 years of age should check out Surrey Public Library’s Young Writer’s Contest.
And the best of all luck to those who enter.