Thursday, March 17, 2011

The New Quarterly personal essay contest with $1,000 prize is short of entries

It's not every day that a prestigious literary journal like The New Quarterly has to go begging for submissions, but Catherine Muss at TNQ (email below) tells me they're concerned about how few entries they've received for their Edna Staebler personal essay contest.

Of course the contest has a $40 fee (though that does include a one-year subscription) and few writers specialize in the personal essay. On the other hand, few entries means a better chance for everyone who does enter...

The deadline is March 28, 2011. Contest details here.
More about The New Quarterly and their general submission requirements 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 my workshops or classes). To order your copy, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca  More details here.

Dear Brian,
Thank you so much for posting about our contests on Quick Brown Fox. We really appreciate your support. Multiple entrants cited your blog as the source for where they heard about our contests.

The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest's deadline has passed, but our Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest's deadline is March 28, 2011, and we are a bit concerned with the amount of entries we have received so far for the essay contest, so I thought I would take a chance and mention it again.

Again, thank you for using your resources to promote the contests.

Sincerely,
Catherine Muss
TNQ Intern

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.

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