Sunday, October 16, 2011

GEIST opportunity for emerging Canadian writers

If you're an emerging Canadian writer [not published or not published much],
you may be interested in this:
An enlightened online space for new writers to test-drive their work.
How it works
Emerging writers are invited to submit short written works online. Geist
chooses and publishes one piece each month on a dedicated web page. Geist
readers and like-minded people are then invited to comment on the featured

Who is eligible

a.. Canadian students enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses
and/or writing workshops are eligible.
b.. The writer should have no more than 2 short works published in
established print or online magazines, books or websites. (Blogs, zines and
in-house school publications are exempt.)
c.. Geist staff, board members, editors and interns are not eligible.
d.. If you aren't sure whether you are eligible, send us a note
What to submit
Prose: 500 words maximum; fiction or non-fiction; short piece or stand-alone
excerpt of a longer piece.
Poetry: 50 lines maximum in any form.
Photo essay: 3 photos and 150 words of text maximum. Submit as one image
file-JPG, TIFF or PDF, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Comix and other graphica: 2 pages maximum. Page dimensions should not exceed
8.5×11 inches. Submit as one image file-JPG, TIFF or PDF, at a minimum
resolution of 300 dpi.

How to submit

a.. Send your work as an email attachment to
b.. Include a brief message with your name, the name of your school and/or
workshop and expected date of graduation.
c.. You may submit one piece of work every month, but do not submit the
same piece more than once.
d.. There is no submission fee for writers, and Geist does not offer
payment for submissions published online.
Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog Website

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