Monday, July 4, 2011

Good News Toronto seeks submissions and entries for true story contest

Good News Toronto is an advocate for community building in the city of Toronto. By profiling the many creative, and compassionate people who contribute to the city, the goal of Good News Toronto is to change perceptions of Toronto and to affect its social, environmental, and economic life in a positive way.

Good News Toronto is a not-for-profit endeavour. It is currently a free monthly print and online publication.

Good News Toronto celebrates the inspirational people of our city. The newspaper encourages us to look at our neighbours as heroes rather than villains, and to treat each other with respect and understanding.
Read feature stories here, columns here, short submissions from readers here. To submit, use the on-line form here.

Submit a short (450-word limit) personal essay or story about an encounter that changed your life.

Deadline: August 15, 2011.
Entry fee: $10 for first entry, $5 for each additional entry.
First prize: $100 and a two-hour writing tutorial, publication in Good News Toronto and a one-year subscription.
Second and third place: Publication in Good News Toronto

Submissions welcomed from people in the greater Toronto area. Full contest rules here.

To keep up to date with all the annual writing contests in Canada, get the 2011 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar – now just $13 including tax and shipping (or $10 at any of Brian Henry's workshops or classes). To order your copy, email More details here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Barrie, Sudbury, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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