Saturday, January 16, 2010

The White Wall Review & the G. Raymond Chang Prize for Creative Writing

White Wall Review
c/o Department of English
Ryerson University
10th Floor, Jorgenson Hall
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

White Wall  Review is an annual literary journal published out of Ryerson University.  The review publishes poety and prose (short stories, memoir, travel writing, novel excerpts, personal essays), and visual art.  Over the years, the review has included pieces by Milton Acorn, bill bissett, Nicole Brossard, David Chariandy, Margaret Christakos, Barry Dempster, Pier Georgio di Cicco, Steven Heighton, Evelyn Lau, Karen Mulhallen, bp Nichol, Sina Queryas, Robert Sawyer and Sonja J. Skarstedt.

Submissions should be sent by mail (except for photography), in triplicate.  One copy must contain your name and contact details. The two remaining copies should have no personally identifying material (for anonymous vetting).
You may submit up to five pieces of poetry per vetting round.  (Vetting begins each year in April.) Individual poetry pieces should not exceed five pages.
Prose works should be no longer than 3,000 words.
Photographs should be at least 5” x 7”. Black and white artwork is preferred. Colour photographs or visual art will be considered for the cover only. Include your name and contact details on the back of each submission. We do not accept submissions in slide format.

The G. Raymond Chang Prize for Creative Writing

This contest is only for people who enrolled in a writing course at Ryerson in 2009 or 2010.  That includes my Strategies for Getting Published at Ryerson on Nov 14, 2009, (also known as From the Horse's Mouth) course code: CWWR 450, and all other courses with a CWWR course code. 

The contest has three Categories: poetry, fiction (short story or portion of novel), and creative non-fiction (memoir, travel writing, personal essay), with one winner per category.

The three winners will be published in White Wall Review and will receive a 2-year subscription.Winners will also receive one free course in Ryerson's Chang School writing program (any course beginning with code CWWR), and a chance to read a portion of their prize-winning work at the launch of White Wall Review in fall 2010 at Heaslip House on Ryerson campus.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2010.

Details here.

Note: For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar. Details here.
For information about Brian Henry's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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