Thursday, September 18, 2008

HEY, You!, writer!

Have I got a contest for all you emerging writers out there...

Check this out!

16th 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, 2008 for the 2008 SHORT PROSE COMPETITION FOR DEVELOPING WRITERS. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or nonfiction, written by an unpublished author.


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


We are proud to announce that Joan Barfoot, Carellin Brooks, and David Helwig will serve as the jury.


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 have a contract with a book publisher. Original and unpublished (English language) fiction or nonfiction.


* Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear twelve point font, and numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not stapled.
* Computer disks, CDs, e-mails, or faxes will not be accepted.
* Include a separate cover letter with title of story, full name, address, phone number, e-mail 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, $25 per submission.
* Entries must be postmarked by November 3, 2008 to be eligible.
* Mail entries to: WFC Competition, The Writers’ Union of Canada, 90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5C 1P1.

Results will be posted at Manuscripts will not be returned.

Me, again.

This is a VERY sweet prize -- why not give it a try?

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