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This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, short story submitted to the competition.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 winner and 4 runners-up.
The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers.
The 4 runner-ups will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website. Submissions to the short story category must be between 1,200 and 1,500 words.
A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
Any brave souls out there who are going to enter? I am going to provide a short story for the competition…we’ll see what happens…