Monday, February 20, 2012

Ten Stories High Short Story Competition deadline March 31 & Write Now @ King contest

"Do you have the write stuff ?"
The Canadian Authors Association, Niagara Branch, is holding its annual "Ten Stories High" short story competition - open to all Ontario residents. Stories can be of any genre but must be previously unpublished and between 1,000 and 3,000 words. (No personal essays, memoirs, children's literature or non-fiction please.)

For first Canadian rights, the top ten finalists will have their stories published in an anthology in the fall. The award for first place is $300; second, $200; and third, $100. Winning entries will also receive story evaluations.

Entry fee: $15 per story. Deadline: March 31. Entry information and full contest rules here.

Hi Brian,
There’s not much time left before the February 29th deadline of our contest for residents of York Region sponsored by the Write Now@King writing group, but we’d like to give the contest one last push. It features cash prizes and publication in King Mosaic.
I am sorry about the short, short notice. Luckily there’s still time for local writers to deliver a piece in hard copy to the King City Library or submit a piece by e-mail to
Thanks for helping to spread the word,
Cynthia St-Pierre,
Member, Crime Writers of Canada

"So you think you can write..." contest rules:
1. Writers must be residents of York Region. Two categories of authors: Open & High School Students.
2. Works of poetry, prose (fiction or non-fiction) to a maximum length of 1500 words, must be original, on any topic, previously unpublished, non-winners in any contest, typewritten in Times New Roman and double-spaced.

3. Submissions may be made electronically as an email attachment to or delivered in hard copy to the King City Library, 1970 King Road, King City, addressed to “So you think you can write…” by February 29, 2012.

4. All judging is blind. All pages of the actual work must bear the title of the work and page number only. Please include a separate cover page with your name, address, telephone and/or email contact information, and your school’s name, if applicable.

5. Cash prizes will be awarded on March 22, 2012 at the King City Public Library when the winners will present their works in a public reading.

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 Henry's 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.

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