Saturday, February 13, 2010

Three contests, one on-going market

The 2010 Toronto Star Short Story Contest
Open to all residents of Ontario who have attained the age of 16.  One entry per person.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 2010.
Word count: no longer than 2,500 words.
This is a free contest. No entry fee required
First Prize: $5,000, plus the tuition fee for The Humber School for Writers 2011 Correspondence Program in Creative Writing. Approximate retail value: $2,750
Second Prize: $2,000
Third Prize: $1,000
Complete rules here. 

Gemini Magazine
Gemini is an on-line magazine that publishes fiction and poetry. They’re open to whatever you send them. Editor David Bright says that If he likes it, he’ll print it. No payment ; glory only.
Email submissions to:
Full submission guidelines here.

Gemini magazine Short Story Contest
No restrictions on content, style, genre or length. New and established writers welcome. First place: $1000; second place: $500. Winners and three runners-up will be published in Gemini Magazine.
Deadline: March 31.
Entry fee: $4.
Contest details:
Image: "Back Bay Doorway" by Ruby Pearl, featured on the Gemini site

Lulu Poetry Contest
LuluPoetry, an on-line site affiliated with the POD publisher, is accepting poetry submissions in an ongoing, free poetry contest. One award of $25 will be awarded each day, one award of $250 will be awarded each month and one award of $5000 will be awarded annually. Fee: none.
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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