Monday, May 9, 2011

GritLIT 2011 writing competition - 3,000 words or 300 lines!

Hamilton's literary festival, gritLIT, seeks three outstanding works of short fiction and three suites of poems. We want to be impressed, thrilled, and entertained. (Your immortality will come later.)

We solemnly swear to
• provide cold hard cash prizes (see below)
• publish the top three entries of fiction and poetry in a handsome chapbook
• supply each of three finalists in each category with three free copies of that chapbook

The gritLIT Challenge of Three is open to writers in Canada and abroad. Stories and suites of poems must be written in English and not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

A submitted story may be up to 3,000 words, on any subject.
A suite of poems may be up to 300 lines, on any subject. The submission may be made up of a single poem or multiple poems (up to 15) so long as the total number of lines in the submission is 300 or less, including titles.

Deadline: June 1, 2011
Fiction Prizes: First place $200 // Second place $100 // Third place $50
Entry Fee $20 per story submission.
Poetry Prizes: First place $200 // Second place $100 // Third place $50
Entry Fee $20 per submission of up to 300 lines of poetry.

Sure, you can enter each category as often as you like.
Instructions for entering & full rules here.

See Brian Henry's current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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