Thursday, January 10, 2013

Switchback seeks poetry & prose; Writers Union Annual Short Prose Competition has $2,500 prize

Ami McKay, author of The Birth House and 
The Virgin Cure is one of the judges for this year's
Short Prose Competition
Switchback (University of San Francisco) is accepting poetry and prose submissions for issue 17 (published in May 2013). Editor’s Prize of $200 for the submission that best addresses the issue theme: Broken. Submissions do not need to address the theme to be considered for publication. Deadline: February 28, 2013

Writers’ Union of Canada 20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until March 1, 2013 for the 20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an unpublished author.

Prize: $2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines.  Entry fee: $29

This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have not had a book published by a commercial or university press in any genre and who do not currently have a contract with a book publisher. Original and unpublished (English language) fiction or nonfiction is eligible.

Full rules and instructions for submitting here.

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

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