Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The 2012 GritLIT writing contest for short stories & poetry

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. 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 3000 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
Entry Fee: $20 per story submission
OR $20 per submission of up to 300 lines of poetry.

Address entries to:
gritLIT Literary Competition
69 Hughson St. North, Suite 102
Hamilton, ON, L8R 1G5

Full contest rules here. GritLIT home page 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 brianhenry@sympatico.ca 

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

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