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Annual Prose & Poetry Contest

New $1700.00 in prize money
1st Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $500 Sponsored by Frontenac House and FreeFall
2nd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $250. Sponsored by The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society
3rd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $75.00 Sponsored by Carol Mock
Honourable Mention (Poetry and Fiction) $25.00 Sponsored by Shelley McAneeley

2014 Winners will be published in Volume XXV Number 2

Guest Editor/Judge 2015

George Elliott Clarke, O.C., O.N.S., Ph.D Freefall is pleased to announce that George Elliott Clarke will be the guest editor/judge for this contest. George is a poet, writer, and scholar. He has published five books of poetry, a verse-tragedy, three operas, a novel, and two books of critical essays.

In 2001 George won the Governor General’s Award for “Execution Poems” and has been appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia (2006) and Order of Canada at the rank of Officer (2008). He is currently Toronto’s Poet Laureate.
George Elliot Clarke

Contest Rules 2015

Entry fee: $25.00 (includes one year subscription for your first entry only)*
AWCS Members $10.00
Additional entries $5.00 (at time of original entry only)

Maximum 3000 words prose, or 5 poems per entry.
Both Electronic entries and Mailed entries must be received on or before December 31st, 2015.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered. No simultaneous entries.
Prose entries must be:
Double spaced with a title
Page number at the top of each page
NO authors name on manuscript

Poetry entries must be
Single spaced
NO author’s name on manuscript
Poems that run more than one page require a title and page number at the top of each page.

Mailed Submissions General Formatting page size: 8.5” X 11” , all margins: 1.5”, 12 pt Times New Roman font.

Please Note - Short listed entries may be selected for publication to round out the issue and will be paid the standard rate.

To download a pdf entry form to mail in your entry click here.

Enter On -Line and pay with PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with PayPal) and you may use your credit card.

* out of country entrants will receive a digital edition subscription unless they wish to pay the postage.

Previous Annual Contest Winners


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