Monday, February 7, 2011

The Claremont Review, magazine for young writers, annual contest

The Claremont Review
4980 Wesley Road
Victoria, BC  V8Y 1Y9

The Claremont Review is a magazine that showcases the work of inspiring young adult writers. The magazine publishes twice a year, spring and fall.

For the annual contest, you may enter either prose or poetry (or both). Contestants must be aged 13-19.
For fiction, you may enter up to three postcard stories (maximum 500 words apiece) or one longer story (maximum 5,000 words).   For poetry, you may enter up to 3 poems.

Deadline: March 15th, 2011.
The entry fee is $20 and includes a one-year subscription to The Claremont Review.
If you would like to submit both poetry & fiction the entry fee is $25.00.

There is a total of $2000 in prizes available:
First Place......... $500 (for both fiction and poetry)
Second Place.... $300 (for both fiction and poetry)
Third Place........ $200 (for both fiction and poetry)

All winners and honourable mentions will be published in the Fall issue of the Claremont Review, and will receive one perfect bound copy of that issue.  In addition, the winners will be highlighted and their winning entries published on the website. All contest entries will be considered for publication regardless of contest results. Full contest rules and address for entries here.

Regular submissions:
The editors of The Claremont Review are looking to publish first class poetry, short stories and short plays by young adult writers (aged 13-19) anywhere in the English speaking world. We publish anything from traditional to post modern, but with a preference for works that reveal something of the human condition.

The Claremont Review is not looking for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, or most rhyming poetry; your first draft of anything; or previously published work.

Full submission guidelines hereRead a few short pieces from previous issues here.

For information about Brian Henry's creative writing courses and writing workshops, see here.

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