VWF Spreading the Word Youth Writing Contest

A competition by the prestigious Vancouver Writers' Festival is now open:

What's your story? Grab a pen and get writing, if the Vancouver Writers' Festival judges like what they read you could win a cash prize and have your work published in a magazine that showcases aspiring young writers.

The Rewards
Prizes will be awarded to the top two entries in poetry and fiction:

1st prize in each category: $300

2nd prize in each category: $200

Prize winners will be published in The Claremont Review and on the Festival website.

The Rules

 

  • The contest is open to all young writers enrolled in Grades 8-12 in British Columbia.
  • Entries will be accepted for previously unpublished work in each category:
  • Poetry (any style): 500 word limit
  • Creative Short Fiction: 1,500 word limit
  • Entries will be judged blind. Please do not put your name on your story or poem in the file you have uploaded or in the file name.
  • There is a $5 entry fee for each story or poem you submit, payable online through PayPal.
  • We will accept entries in MS Word Document or PDF formats. Please use standard margins, 12-point font and double spacing.
  • Winners will be selected by a panel of publishing and writing professionals.
  • Entries must be uploaded and payment confirmed by 5:00pm October 27, 2013.

 

Click here to enter!