Sunday, February 19, 2012

children's writing competition: The Writers' Union of Canada

The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are
being accepted until April 24, 2012 for the 16th annual Writing for Children
Competition. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 1,500
words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an
unpublished author.


$1,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists
will be submitted to three Canadian children's publishers.

Writers Don Calame, Hazel Hutchins, and Rene Schmidt will serve as the jury.

This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents
who have not been published in book format in any genre and who do not
currently have a contract with a book publisher. Original and unpublished
(English language) fiction or non-fiction is eligible.


a.. · Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear
twelve-point font, and the pages numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not stapled. Do
not send entries that only have a few sentences per page.
b.. · Illustrations are not accepted.
c.. · Submissions will be accepted by hardcopy only.
d.. · Include a separate cover letter with title of story, full
name, address, phone number, email address, word count, and number of pages
of entry.
e.. · Please type the name of the entrant and the title of the
entry on each numbered page. This is not a blind competition.
f.. · Make your cheque or money order payable to The Writers'
Union of Canada. Multiple entries can be submitted together and fees can be
added and paid with one cheque or money order, $15 per submission.
g.. · Entries must be postmarked by April 24, 2012 to be eligible.
h.. · Mail entries to: WFC Competition, The Writers' Union of
Canada, 90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto,ON M5C 1P1.
Results will be posted at in July 2012. Manuscripts will
not be returned

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog Website

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