Saturday, December 8, 2012

short prose competition: Writer's Union of Canada

From: Nancy MacLeod
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 9:18 AM
To: 'Nancy MacLeod'
Subject: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 20th Annual Short Prose Competition
for Developing Writers

20th Annual Short Prose Competition
for Developing Writers
$2,500 PRIZE

The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions
are being accepted until March 1, 2013 for the 20th Annual Short Prose
Competition for Developing Writers. The winning entry will be the best
Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or
non-fiction, written by an unpublished author.


$2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and
finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines.


Writers Ami McKay, Rosemary Nixon, and Mark A. Rayner will serve as
the jury.


This competition is open to all Canadian citizens and landed
immigrants who have not had a book published by a commercial or
university press 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 Original and unpublished (English language)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.


· Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear
twelve-point font, and the pages numbered on 8.5 x 11 paper, not

· Submissions will be accepted in hardcopy only.

· Include a separate cover letter with title of story, full
name, address, phone number, email address, word count, and number of
pages of entry.

· Please type the name of entrant and the title of entry on
each numbered page. This is not a blind competition.

· Make 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, $29 per entry.

· Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2013 to be eligible.

· Mail entries to: SPC Competition, The Writers' Union of
Canada, 90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5C 1P1.

Results will be posted at in May 2013. 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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