Sunday, January 22, 2012

More Contests with February Deadlines

The deadline for the Postcard Story Competition sponsored by the Writers' Union of Canada is February 14. Use humour, poetry, create a short, snappy piece of 250 words. The winning entry will receive $750 and publication in Write.

For an example of a winning entry, read "The Invasion of the Snotty Badgers" by Karin Weber.

Get more details about submission here.

The deadline for The Binnacle's Free Ultra-Short Competition for prose or poetry is February 15. All entries must be no more than 150 words or 16 lines per poem. There is no fee. Full contest details can be found here.

Written by Joanne Guidoccio

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Information Update

Yesterday, the Toronto Star announced its 34th annual short story contest.

The winner will receive $5000 plus tuition for Humber's 30-week writing correspondence program. Second and third prize winners will receive $2000 and $1000 respectively.

Get more details.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy January!

Last night, three of us braved the cold temperatures and met at Symposium Restaurant for our monthly dinner meeting. Patricia Anderson, My Linh Huynh, and I discussed the latest books, movies and our respective writing journeys. We left inspired to continue writing.

Upcoming Events and Contests

On Wednesday, January 11th, Alison Pick will read and discuss her books at the main branch of the Guelph Public Library. This event, sponsored by The Friends of GPL, will start at 7:00 p.m.

The deadline for the CBC Writing Contest is Wednesday, February 1st. The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts. Submissions to the Creative Nonfiction prizes must be between 1,200 and 1,500 words.

Written by Joanne Guidoccio