Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lake Country Literary Lapses contest for short stories and poetry

The Literary Lapses competition is named in
honour of the Stephen Leackock
book of the same name.
 The Mariposa Writers’ Group is seeking submissions for its annual Poetry and Short Story Competitions. Entrants should be commercially unpublished. (i.e., you have not received pay for your writing). Stories and poems may be fiction or nonfiction but should evoke emotion and/or comment in some way on the human condition.

Deadline: July 15, 2011
Stories must not exceed 2,000 words.
Poems must not exceed 1,200 words.
Entry fee: $15.
Prizes for both prose and poetry contest: First place $100, Second place $60, Third place $40, plus two honorable mentions will receive dinner for two at East Side Mario's

Rules for submitting

1. All entries must be typed in 12 pt. on plain 81/2" x 11 " paper, double spaced on one side only.

2. Please include three copies of each entry. Keep your originals. Entries will not be returned.

3. Pages of stories should be stapled. Each page should have the story title and be numbered. For poems, each page should have the poem title and be numbered. Your name may not appear anywhere on the pages of the story or poems being submitted.

4. Each entry must have a separate cover page indicating:
a) Title of story, b) Total word count, c) Your name, address, email address and telephone number.

5. For each entry, please submit a cheque or money order for $15.00 (Cdn) payable to: The Mariposa Writers' Group.

6. Enttries should be mailed to:
Lake Country Literary Lapses Short Story Competition
or to Lake Country Literary Lapses Poetry Competition

C/O 24 Whistler Place, R. R. #2, Coldwater, Ontario L0K 1E0

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