Sunday, April 06, 2008

A New (to me, anyway) Writing Contest

This was just sent to me by Jennifer Coffey -- sounds like a pretty cool contest. And check out those judges!

Call for Submissions

First Person Narrative National Essay Contest
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

This Year’s Topic ~ Once I Was A Child
Essay Length ~ 2000-2500 words.

1st prize $500.00
2nd prize $300.00
3rd prize $200.00

With a special prize of $100.00 for Best Under Nineteen

Prizewinning essays to be selected by award winning author and Giller Prize nominee
Wayson Choy and by Sarah Sheard
writer and mentor with Humber School For Writers
Submission Due Date ~ September 1, 2008
Prize Winners announced ~ December 15, 2008
Entries should be typed, single-sided, and double-spaced with your name, address and story
title on a separate sheet. Parent/Guardian signature required for anyone under 19. Forms can
be found on our web site. Entry fee is $25.00 payable to Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives by
cheque or online at Free for anyone under 19.

All entries received by June 20 will be considered for the Wayson Choy Scholarship to the
Humber School for Writers (July 12-18) Summer Program.

Send your stories to
Managing Editor, The Archivist
106 Walpole Avenue
Toronto ON M4L 2J3
or to

The contest is open to all ages and all backgrounds.

All entries will be considered for publication in Keeping Our Stories Alive, Volume 1, A Journal
of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.


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