CBC Books – Canada Writes – Poetry Prize!

Competition is now open! Deadline to submit: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate. The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select a 1st place […]

My “24 hour” submission

If you missed my post from yesterday about this contest – here it is – http://www.samanthaball.ca/?p=1111 And here’s my entry in the contest 🙂   MONDAY As a new mother, I had arranged for a photographer, however, Mary Ball found being posed like an Anne Geddes picture inconvenient.  Her sudden cries and flailing seemed timed to […]

New 24 Hour Writing Challenge from CBC

Announcing the Namedropping Nonfiction Challenge   Do you know who your friends are? On Thursday, January 26th, Canada Writes is launching a new, 24-hour writing challenge — and it’s all about the true stories you choose to make public. Do you always have the right to tell your true story — even if it involves someone […]

You Have 13(!) Days….

To submit your story for the CBC Books Creative Nonfiction Prize! See details here:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/nonfiction/   I will be submitting a story myself.  I submitted to CBC Books’ Short Story competition in the Fall and will hear back in February as to whether I have been accepted or rejected to pass through to the next […]

Canada Writes! – Short story competition now open!

Competition opens: September 1, noon EST. Deadline to submit: November 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, short story submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate. The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select a 1st place […]

Writing Competitions with cash prizes!

Hi all For those that want to try their hand in the competitive writing arena, here is a website (Be a Better Writer with Pearl Luke) that lists many upcoming competitions with cash prizes (along with publication in some cases).  Be aware, however, that many writing competitions have entry fees PER entry.  The fee is […]