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

2016 Winners will be published in Volume XXVII Number 2

Guest Editor/Judge 2016

Susan Musgrave FreeFall is pleased to announce Susan Musgrave as the poetry/prose contest judge for 2016. Susan has published close to 30 books—poetry, novels, non-fiction and books for children. She lives in Haida Gwaii where she owns and manages Copper Beech Guest House, and teaches poetry in UBC’s Optional Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program.

In the Fall of 2014 she was awarded the Matt Cohen Award in Celebration of a Writing Life from the Writers’ Trust. Her most recent work, A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World, was published in the fall of 2015 by Whitecap.
Sisan Musgrave

Contest Rules 2016

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, 2016.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered.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 save as doc or docx.

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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