Monday, January 30, 2012

The New Quarterly annual contests for occasional verse and short stories

Hello, Brian.
Firstly, we'd like to thank you for posting our contests on Quick Brown Fox last year. Your blog was our largest source of contest entrants (at least of those who chose to answer the question). We would greatly appreciate it if you could include our contests on your site once again. (Note that the deadlines have changed.)
Best regards,
Humberto Gutierrez
The New Quarterly
P.S. Your readers should also check out our regular submission guidelines here.

The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest
$1,000 for one glorious poem

Sponsored by TNQ editor Kim Jernigan and family in celebration of the man who sparked their love of poetry, this contest is for poems written in response to an occasion, personal or public – poems of gratitude or grief, poems that celebrate or berate, poems that make of something an occasion or simply mark one.

Another $1,000 in prize money will be distributed as the judges fancy. The best of what we see will be published in The New Quarterly at our usual rates, and posted on our website. Deadline: Postmarked February 28, 2012. Entry fee: $40 for up to 2 unpublished poems, $5 each for additional poems. Submissions include a one-year subscription to The New Quarterly. Full contest details here.

The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award
Sponsored by the St. Jerome's University English Dept.
Winning Story: $1,000

For a work of short fiction by a Canadian writer in the early stages. We define a writer in the early stages as someone who has not yet published a first story collection or novel.

Deadline: May 28, 2012. Entry Fee: $40 per submission (includes a one-year subscription to The New Quarterly). There is no word limit; all submissions are judged blind. Though there is only one prize, all submissions will be considered for publication. Full contest details here.

For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar. Just $23.50 including all taxes and shipping. For details email  

More about the Contest Calendar here.

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

1 comment:

  1. Any competition that costs forty bucks to enter is of no interest to me.


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