Annual Prose & Poetry Contest 2013
New $1700.00 in prize money
1st Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $600 Sponsored by Frontenac House and FreeFall
2nd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $150. 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
Winners will be published in Volume XXIV Number 2
Marina Endicott will be the guest editor/ judge for this contest. Her bestselling novel, Good to a Fault, was a finalist for the 2008 Giller Prize and won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Canada/Caribbean region. The Little Shadows, her latest book, longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize, was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Award. She is at work on a new novel, Hughtopia.
2012 Contest Winners
1st Place: blue and white pottery by Ulrike Narwani
2nd Place: Bioluminescent Bay by Laboni Islam
3rd Place: At 15 by dee Hobsbawn-Smith
Honourable Mention: Marguerite by Juleta Severson-Baker
1st Place: The Scream by Chase Baird
2nd Place: Hanging Clothes by Beth Everest
3rd Place: Myths of Mutton Busting by Natalie Meisner
Contest Rules 2013
Entry fee: $21.00 (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, 2013.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered.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
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.
* out of country entrants will receive a digital edition subscription unless they wish to pay the postage.