Monday, December 27, 2010

Writer’s Union of Canada ~ Postcard Story Competition

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted for its annual Postcard Story Competition for the best Canadian story of up to 250 words in the English language. Are you up for the challenge? Can you create a dramatic, short, snappy piece in only 250 words? You can use humour, poetry, dialogue… anything goes!

Award: $500 and the winning entry will be published in Write: The Magazine of The Writers' Union of Canada and in postcard format.
Eligibility: This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants. Story must be previously unpublished, fiction or nonfiction.
Deadline: February 14.  Entry Fee: $5

How to Submit Entries
· Typed, double-spaced entry in a clear twelve point font on white paper, not stapled or exceeding maximum word length
· Faxed and e-mailed submissions will NOT be accepted
· Multiple submissions are welcome
· A separate cover letter with full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, number of words of entry, and whether submission is fiction or non-fiction
· Author's name should not appear on the entry, but on the cover letter only.

Send entries to:
PCS The Writers' Union of Canada
90 Richmond St. E., Suite 200
Toronto, ON  M5C 1P1

Complete rules here.

For a wonderful example of a winning entry, read The Invasion of the Snotty Badgers by Karin Weber – it will only take you a minute. See here.

To keep up to date with all the annual writing contests in Canada, get the 2011 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar – just $23 including tax and shipping (or $20 at any of Brian Henry's workshops or classes). To order your copy, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca
More details here.

For information about Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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