Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hey East Coasters!

Call for Submissions to the 32nd annual Atlantic Writing Competition

WFNS invites aspiring Atlantic writers to send unpublished manuscripts by
December 5, 2008.

For over three decades, the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia has been
challenging writers in Atlantic Canada to explore their talents by sending
work to the annual Atlantic Writing Competition for unpublished manuscripts.
Since 1976, more than 500 prizes have been won by novelists, poets,
non-fiction and children's writers. Many of today's best known writers
first tested the waters and placed in the Atlantic Writing Competition,
including Ami McKay, Lesley Choyce, Budge Wilson, Lynn Coady, Lulu Keating,
and George Elliott Clarke.

The competition encourages writers to write for existing markets and is
judged in five different categories: poetry, novel, short story, children's
picture book and YA novel. Submissions are accepted from anyone (at least
16 years old) who has been resident in the Atlantic Provinces since June 1,
2008. Published writers may not enter in a category in which they have been
published or produced.

Each entry is judged by professionals working in the field, with short
individual critiques returned to participating writers. Cash prizes ranging
from $50 to $200 are awarded to the top three submissions in each category
at a not-to-be-missed Gala Celebration of Writers and Writing in September,

No manuscript will be accepted without a completed entry form and fee
($15/entry or $10 WFNS member/student/senior for all categories except
novel, where the fee is $25/$20). For complete details and to obtain a copy
of the required entry form, please visit HERE


For further information, please contact:

Susan Mersereau or Jane Buss


Susan Mersereau

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia 902 423 8116


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