Monday, March 19, 2012

Event Magazine ~ call for Non-fiction Contest and for regular submissions of fiction & poetry

PO Box 2503
New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2

New email:
(Note the email given on page 29 of the Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar is now out of date.)

Now in its 40th year of publication, Event is a  literary journal published out of Douglas College. It features both new and established talent — in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and critical reviews.

Event is now accepting entries for its annual non-fiction contest for personal narrative, essay, biography, documentary and/or life and travel writing. Maximum word count: 5,000 words. Maximum 5,000 words.

Deadline: April 15, 2012
Three prizes of $500 each plus publication in Event. Other entries may be offered paid publication.
Entry fee: $34.95 includes one-year subscription to Event
Complete rules and entry information here.

Regular submissions
“We mainly publish fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. As well, each issue contains a selection of reviews, and in these we try to match book and reviewer. We occasionally publish unsolicited reviews, but you should query us first. We publish mostly Canadian writers, but are open to anyone writing in English.

“We do not read manuscripts in January, July, August and December. (Work may still be submitted during this period, however, please note that we may take longer to respond to you.)

“Creative non-fiction can only be submitted through our annual non-fiction contest. In fiction, we're looking for readability, style, well-handled characters and a strong, effective point of view (although not necessarily all in the same story). In poetry, we tend to appreciate the narrative and sometimes the confessional modes. In any case, we are eclectic and always open to content that invites involvement. Generally, we like strong narrative. Full submission guidelines 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 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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