Monday, April 30, 2012

The New Quarterly & The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award

Dear Brian,
My name is Dana Francoeur. I am currently a volunteering assistant for the New Quarterly magazine in Waterloo, Ontario. I am emailing to inform you about our upcoming fiction contest (see below), hoping that you'll list it on Quick Brown Fox.
Dana Francoeur

The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award 
Deadline May 28
Sponsored by St. Jerome's University dept. of English, this annual contest is for short fiction by writers who have not yet published a novel or story collection. $1,000 top prize, all entries will be considered for paid publication ($250) in The New Quarterly, one of Canada's liveliest literary magazines. Open to Canadian citizens or residents only. No word limit. 
All entries will be judged blind. $40 entry fee includes a 1-year Canadian subscription to The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers & Writing.
Details at

About The New Quarterly
"TNQ has been publishing the best of new Canadian writing for 31 years. We offer a lively mix of fiction, poetry, author interviews, and talk about writing. Each issue will introduce you to a new generation of Canadian writers, share our delight in the sound and sense of a story well-told, and take you inside great writing. TNQ writers have been nominated for Giller prizes, Governor General’s Awards, Griffin Poetry Prizes, Writer’s Trust Notable Author awards, Journey prizes, Commonwealth prizes, National Magazine Awards, and more."

For regular submissions, The New Quarterly pays $250 for a short story and $40 per poem or "postscript" story. Full submission guidelines here

For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar, just $23.50 including all taxes and shipping. For details, email 

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

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