We filled up a table at Symposium Restaurant last night. It was great to see the regulars and two newcomers: Sarah and Nathaniel. The conversation was an animated one as we discussed high concept, ebook vs traditional publishing, and nailing that first page of the novel. Cindy Carroll talked about the Bloody Words conference she attended last weekend in Toronto.
Writers of the Future Contest --There is no entry fee. They welcome all types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy up to 17,000 words in length.
Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize--Sponsored by Antigonish Press.
Submit stories on any subject. Total entry must not exceed 20 pages.
Entry fee is $25 in Canada, $30 in the United States. All other
countries: $40 (U.S. Funds)
Arborealis Prize for Poetry--Open
to Canadian poets only. All prize-winning entries plus up to 60
additional runners-up will be published in an anthology. Entry fee is
$15 for up to three poems. First prize--$200, Second prize--$150, Third
prize--$100, Three $50 Honourable Mention Awards
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest--Sponsored by Antigonish Press.
Submit poems on any subject. Total entry must not exceed four pages.
Maximum length: 150 lines. Entries could be one longer poem or several
shorter ones. Entry fee is $25 in Canada, $30 in the United States. All
other countries: $40 (U.S. Funds)
The 1812 Essay Writing Contest--Open
to residents (all ages and abilities) of Canada and the U.S. Write an
essay on one of the following topics: The War of 1812: Who Really Won or
Our Canada: Rocks and Roots.
Written by Joanne Guidoccio