Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Writers' Union of Canada Writing For Children Competition

First place: $1,500
In addition, the winner and all the finalists (usually about 10) will be submitted to three publishers of children's books.
Deadline: Postmarked April 24.
$15 fee per entry.

This contest is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have not been published in book format, in any genre, and who do not have a contract with a book publisher. Entries must be written in the English language, not previously published, and within the word limit of 1,500. Please do not send illustrations or entries with only a few sentences per page.

How To Submit Entries:
Typed, double-spaced and numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not stapled. Submissions on computer disk or faxes won’t be accepted.

Include a separate cover letter with full name, address, phone number, and number of pages of entry. Please type name of entrant and title of entry on each numbered page.

Make cheque or money order payable to The Writers' Union of Canada. Multiple entries can be submitted together and fees can be added and paid with one cheque or money order.

Mail to: WFC Competition, 90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5C 1P1.

Results will be posted at Contest web page here.

To keep up to date with all the annual writing contests in Canada, get the 2011 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar – just $23 including tax and shipping (or $20 at any of Brian Henry's workshops or classes). To order your copy, email More details here.

Brian has "Writing for Children and Young Adults" workshops coming up on on April 9 in Peterborough (see here), and on April 10 in Kingston (see here).

Full current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Gravenhurst in Muskoka, Peterborough, Kingston, London, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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