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 Deadline to submit: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition.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 …

CBC True Winter Tales Contest!

FROM CBC – Call for Submissions – True Winter Tales Can you smell it in the air? Before long, winter will be here… As delighted – or dejected – as you may be by that statement, you must admit that Canadians feel passionately about the season. You either love it, or you hate it. And …

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 Deadline to submit: November 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, short story submitted to the competition.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 …

CBC Books has two Sony e-readers to give away!

Literary Limericks Contest! FROM CBC: We have two Sony e-readers to give away. To enter, you need to write a limerick about your favourite book, literary character or author. The funnier (and the dirtier!) the better. Think you have what it takes to make us laugh? Prove it by entering the contest. Submit your limerick …