Writing Contests

Deadline: Spring 2010
2010 HAIKU INVITATIONAL
While the cherry blossoms bloom from March through May, you are invited to write your haiku with fresh inspiration. The poems will be judged during the summer and winners announced in the fall 2010. Winning poems will then be featured during the 2011 festival.
Please visit the festival web-site http://www.vcbf.ca to view past winning haiku.
Literary Arts director: Steven Ross Smith

Deadline: January 15, 2010
6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest.

First Prize: $250, Second Prize: $150 Third Prize: $100
Honourable Mentions get swell Geist gifts
Send us a postcard along with a story that relates to the image. The relationship can be as tangential as you like, so long as there is some clear connection to the image or place.
Maximum length: 500 words, fiction or non-fiction.
Winning entries will be published in Geist and at geist.com.
Honourable mentions will be published at geist.com.

Deadline: May 31, 2010
1st Book Competition
The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University.

seeks original, book-length manuscripts by emerging Canadian writers who have not previously published a book. The winning manuscript, in each of the three contest categories of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, will be published by Anvil Press of Vancouver in 2011.
Complete information is posted on our website http://www.thewritersstudio.ca To discuss running a 1st Book Competition ad or copy, kindly contact Janel Johnson 604 879 7753 or janeljohnson@shaw.ca by November 20th.

Deadline: February 1, 2010
Creative Non-Fiction on the Topic of “Migrations”.

The prize is $250 and publication in LAKE: A Journal of Arts and Environment. Length: 2500 words maximum; entry fee is $20 and includes a one year subscription to LAKE starting with issue #4. Creative non-fiction forms include personal essay, lyric essay, narrative essay, and memoir. Send to Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment, Dept. of Creative Studies, UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, V1V 1 V7. See website: http://www.lakejournal.ca

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2 responses to “Writing Contests

  1. Hey,I was wondering if you know any contests that regard full length ficiton writing?

  2. This is the only one I can think of right now:
    The Malahat Review Novella Prize
    Deadline: February 1, 2010
    $500 Prize (plus $40/page upon publication)
    Submit a single work of fiction, with a minimum length of 10,000 words,
    and a maximum length of 20,000 words. No restrictions as to genre, subject
    matter, or aesthetic approach apply.
    Fees: $35 CAD for Canadians
    $40 USD for US entries
    $45 USD for entries from elsewhere
    For more information: http://www.malahatreview.ca/novella_contest/info.html
    Enquiries: malahat@uvic.ca
    March 31, 2010

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