Annual Prose & Poetry Contest 2014
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
Winners will be published in Volume XXV Number 2
John Vigna will be our guest editor/judge for the 2014 contest. John’s first book, Bull Head was published to critical acclaim in Canada and the US. It was selected by Quill & Quire as an editor’s pick of the year and was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He was named one of the “10 writers to watch” by CBC books. John is a recipient of the Dave Greber Award for Freelance Writers and a winner of the sub-Terrain Lush Triumphant fiction contest.
Contest Rules 2014
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, 2014.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered.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.