Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy July!

Last night, Cindy Carroll, Linda Johnston, Dennis Fitter and I gathered around the table at Symposium Restaurant. We discussed our WIPs, novellas, e-publishing and movies. We are an eclectic group, but still manage to find common topics of discussion. As always, I left inspired to continue writing and submitting my work.

Congratulations to Patricia Anderson!
 Her short story, "Hiding Places,"received second prize in the Ten Stories High Short Story Contest sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association--Niagara Branch.

Upcoming Contests...

July 5-31
Eden Mills Writers Festival Contests–EMWF provides a venue for unpublished and modestly published writers to showcase their work. They sponsor the Student Poetry, Literacy and Fringe contests. Check for different July deadlines.

July 31
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

Narrative Spring 2012 Story Contest–Open to all fiction and non-fiction writers. Entry fee is $22. First prize–$2500, Second prize–$1000, Third Prize $500, Ten finalists will receive $100 each.

August 1
Alice Munro Short Story Contest–Theme: Renewal Open to all writers with a Canadian connection. Entries must not exceed 5000 words. Entry fee is $20 for adults. There is no fee for teen entries.

August 31
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 & Roots.

September 14
SiWC Writing Contest–Open to all writers 18 years and older. Four categories: Storyteller’s, Non-fiction, Writing for Young People, Poetry. Entry fee is $15

September 30
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.

Written by Joanne Guidoccio