Thursday, April 7, 2011

Canadian Writers’ Journal short fiction contest – deadline April 30

For this contest, you may submit a story in any genre. Maximum length 2,500 words. Entrants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

Cash awards: first place $150, second $100, third $50. First, second and third place and honorable mentions will be published the new annual Canadian Writers’ Journal and as a chapbook in the Choice Works series.

Deadline: entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2011. Entries received too late for one deadline will be held over for the next deadline date.

Entry fee: $5 per entry. No limit for number of entries.

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and prepared in standard form except that no identification of the author is to appear on the manuscript itself.

Name, address and a short biography (200 words) of the author are to be submitted on a separate sheet to accompany the entry.

Winners to be announced and prize winning stories are published in the Canadian Writer's Journal. Entry gives permission to include all the contest winners in Choice Works which is published and available separately. Winners receive a complimentary copy.

Mail entries to:
Short Fiction Contest
Canadian Writer's Journal
Box 1178
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0

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