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Deadline extended to August 1, 2010

Category: Creative Non-fiction

Judge: Anthony Dalton, author & Canadian Authors Assoc. National President

First Prize: $500, Fed workshop of your choice,publication in WordWorks
Second Prize: $300, publication in WordWorks
Third Prize: $150, publication in WordWorks

Winners will be read their pieces at the Word On The Street Festival in Vancouver on September 26, 2010.

The competition is open to all BC writers and residents.
Entries must be original work, not previously published in any form. Copyright remains with the author.
Maximum 2,000 words per entry. No limit to number of entries.
Blind judging in effect: do not include your name on the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, 12 font, Times New Roman, pages numbered consecutively and stapled together, title in the footer of each page.
Include a cover letter with your name, address, telephone, e-mail and the title of your piece(s).
Manuscripts will NOT be returned; they are destroyed at the end of the competition.
No e-mail submissions.
Contest results posted on The Federation of BC writers website in September 2010.
Entry fee: $15 for Federation members and $20 for non-members. There is no limit to the number of entries an individual may submit but each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee. A person may win only one prize.
Make cheque payable to The Federation of BC Writers.
All contest entries must be postmarked by August 1, 2010

Mail Entries & fees to:
Literary Writes 2010
The Federation of BC Writers
PO Box 3887, Stn Terminal
Vancouver, BC V6B 3Z3

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Writing Contests

Deadline: Spring 2010
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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