Great Northern Canada Writing Contest

If you have fallen under the spell of Northern Canada, this contest is for you!

The winter/spring months I spend in Dawson City at the Pierre Berton House changed my life forever. When I set off on that journey to north, little did I suspect that, I would, as a sun loving southerner from the Outside, fall so in love with the Yukon. If you have experienced this, then this contest is the perfect place to express your feelings and thoughts.

From the NorthWords website:

To enter, submit a piece of prose, either fiction or non-fiction, of up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Image. Previously published items are not eligible.

Entries should be typed and double-spaced with the title, but not your name, on each numbered page. Please submit a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, word count and whether your piece is fiction or non-fiction.

Entries must be mailed to:

Great Northern Canada Writing Contest
Box 1256,
Yellowknife NT X1A 2N9

We do not accept emailed or faxed entries.

Deadline is April 30, 2012. That means they must be postmarked by that date.

First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal.

Special Emerging Writer Prize of $250 and publication in above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal, for writers who have never been published for payment. To qualify, identify yourself  “emerging writer” on the cover sheet you submit with your entry.

Winners will be announced at the 5th Annual NorthWords Writers Festival in Yellowknife, NWT on May 31 – June 3, 2012.

The following are not eligible: Staff and contractors of above&beyond magazine and their families, writers who have been published in above&beyond in the last five years, organizers and paid staff of the NorthWords Writers Festival and their families.

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3 responses to “Great Northern Canada Writing Contest

  1. Would song lyrics (about Dawson ) be allowed?

  2. Hi Phyllis, I would suggest you check out the website link and if the answer is not there, perhaps email them directly, as I don’t know the answer. Thanks for reading my blog!
    Julie

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