Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pop Montreal & Matrix Magazine present the Litpop writing contest

Can’t decide whether to be a pop star or a famous writer? Be both! Enter the 2010 Matrix/Pop Montreal Litpop Awards!

The Pop Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have once again teamed up to bring you Canada’s most innovative and exciting literary competition. We are looking for the most unique and original voices in literary voices in North America. So if you’re an emerging poet or short story writer, it’s time to prove it! If you have what it takes, you will get your work published in Matrix, and get free travel to Pop 2010 for a night in your honour.

Deadline: June 19, 2010

Both poetry and prose winners will receive a round-trip ticket to Pop Montreal from Sept.29th through October 3rd, 2010, a VIP pass to the Pop Montreal Festival, free accommodation at a bed and breakfast, fall publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium, and presentation at a special Matrix Litpop event during the festival.

Poets are asked to send no more than 5 poems; fiction writers should send stories of no more than 5000 words. Each entry is $25.   Entries can be emailed to: litpop2010@gmail.com
Or mailed to: Matrix Publications, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., LB 658, Montreal QC, H3G 1M8.

Full contest rules and regulations 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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