Monday, February 11, 2013

Free writing contest for children's lit – $1,000 prize

Middle of Nowhere by 2012 winner
Caroline Adderson
P.A.C.E (Canada) is now accepting submissions to the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children's Story Award. This award is a cash grant of $1,000 and is intended to encourage the development of literature for young children.

Helen Isobel Sissons was committed to human rights and equity. She contributed a great deal to the initiatives taken by the Toronto school system to make the city a welcoming environment for immigrant and refugee children and their parents during the challenging seventies and eighties.

Awards Criteria and Submission Guidelines
- Unpublished up to the time of application
- Written by a resident of Canada or the Caribbean
- Have special appeal for children up to seven years of age
- Reflect the diversity of the world’s population and values desirable in global citizens

Manuscript Submission Guidelines
- Length should be appropriate to the genre of the story and the age of the children for whom the story is written.
- If illustrations are central to the storyline, a brief description of these should be included with the manuscript. Please do not include original artwork.

Deadline: Friday March 22, 2013.

Full submission guidelines here.

The 2013 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar is available now. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer, if you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar gives a full listing of contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and non-fiction – contests for just about everyone. The Calendar costs just $20 at one of Brian Henry's workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail (all taxes and shipping included).
To order, email
 brianhenry@sympatico 

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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