THE WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA - COMPETITION FOR EMERGING WRITERS

Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers Submissions

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$29.00 CAD

Ends on 3/1/2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

22nd 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 March 1, 2015 for the 22nd 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 author not published in book format.

PRIZE

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

JURY

Writers Arno Kopecky, Donna Morrissey, and Uma Parameswaran will serve as the jury.

ELIGIBILITY

This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have not had a book published 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 Original and unpublished (English language) fiction or non-fiction is eligible.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:

  • Go to www.writersunion.submittable.com to fill out the application form and upload your entry.

  • Submissions will be accepted online only.

  • Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear twelve-point font, and the pages numbered on 8.5" x 11" paper, saved as either a Word Document or PDF.

  • Please type the name of entrant and the title of entry on each numbered page. This is not a blind competition.

  • Payment will be made online on Submittable when uploading your entry. Multiple entries are accepted, $29 per entry.

  • Payment may be made through PayPal, or by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express).

  • Entries must be received electronically by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 1, 2015 to be eligible.