Friday, December 21, 2012

Writing Contest for Kids & Teen; Arc Poem of the Year Contest, and CBC Creative Nonfiction Contest

Book Week 2013 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens
Young writers from across Canada, in grades 4 to 12, are invited to submit their stories and/or poems (fiction or non-fiction) to the Book Week 2013 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens. Judging is done by noted writers from across Canada and one winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice. Two honourable mentions from each grade category will also receive $50 gift certificates.
Maximum length: 1,500 words. 
Deadline: Entries post-marked by February 1, 2013.
Contest rules and submission instructions here.

Arc Poem of the Year Contest
Arc Poetry Magazine invites entries for the Arc Poem of the Year Contest. Grand prize: $5000. Short­l­ist: 50 short­l­is­ted poems, pending per­mis­sion of their authors, will be eli­gible for the Read­ers’ Choice Award (via online voting). 

Length: 100 lines max. Entry fee: $32 (includes sub­scription). Dead­line: Feb­ru­ary 1, 2013. 
Contest rules and submission instructions here.

CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition
Entries of literary nonfiction are invited for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition. First prize: $6000, publication in enRoute magazine, two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony. The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website.

Length: 1200-1500 words. Entry fee: $25 per entry. Deadline: February 1, 2013
Contest rules and submission instructions here.

The 2013 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar is available now. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer, if you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar gives a full listing of contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and non-fiction – contests for just about everyone.  The Calendar costs just $20 at one of Brian Henry's workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail (all taxes and shipping included). 
To order, email

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

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