Entry deadline: November 18, 2013
The Winnipeg Free Press and The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba are proud to announce our Nonfiction and Poetry contests for 2013!
This year’s theme is: an unfamiliar place. An “unfamiliar place” might be a physical landscape, but it could also be a situation or emotional space. We look forward to however you choose to interpret it!
Nonfiction: 1st place $500; 2nd place $300; 3rd place $100
All nonfiction winners will be published in the Winnipeg Free Press. The …
The Writers’ Collective is in a period of growth and renewal. We are seeking a self-directed, motivated individual to manage programs and administer the organization as we develop programs and partnerships to grow our membership and funding base.
The Program Coordinator is our only paid staff position, and is responsible for organizing and administering our programs. Key responsibilities include:
- Managing the application and reporting for our operating grant from Manitoba Heritage
- Co-ordinating writing contests twice a year, including working with sponsors, processing submissions, recruiting
Horse Country Editor Linda Hazelwood said, “It was a joy to read the stories that came in. The judges were moved—both to tears and laughter—with the entries, and everyone deserves kudos for their effort.”
First Place (cash prize $75): Rhythm n Rhyme by Jennifer Hammond
Honourable Mention: Total Eclipse by Kayla Morgan McLachlan
First Place (cash prize $125): The Life in my Horse by Dawn Vandersteen
Honourable Mention: Buddy by Elizabeth Sims
Honourable Mention: Strong Man Kaleb by Haille Emms
Our revamp and revival of Collective Consciousness is almost complete! Our team of writers, designers and artists has assembled the first issue of the new Collective Consciousness, and now we need your help to get it to the printers!
The new Collective Consciousness is a meeting of writing and visual art – a creative arts magazine that explores news voices and new ways of telling stories through the interplay of words and images. Collective Consciousness will feature a myriad of emerging writers and …
We were disappointed to hear of the pending cuts to the prizes provided by the provincial government for three Manitoba Book Awards - the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction/Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et essais, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault – administered by the Manitoba Writers Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers. We have written the following open letter in support of their request to have this decision reversed.
Open Letter to the Province of …
The Writers’ Collective has relocated to ACI Manitoba‘s new co-work space at 300 – 245 McDermot Avenue–the same block as Into the Music and ArtSpace in Winnipeg’s gorgeous and historic Exchange District. Wikipedia describes coworking as a “gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with like-minded talented people in the same space.” We are excited to begin this next phase, mixing with other arts orgs, partnering, …
Deadline for entries is August 30, 2013.
Is there a horse in your life? The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba is pleased to offer this new nonfiction writing contest for adult and teen writers in partnership with Horse Country magazine.
Adults: The Life in my Horse
In 1250 words or less, tell us about your life with your horse, the life in your horse. What makes your time together so special?
Prize: 1st place, $125 plus publication in Horse Country magazine, a 1-year subscription to …
The Winnipeg Free Press and the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Short Fiction Contests. This year’s series of contests included: the Short Fiction Contest—adult, senior student and junior student categories; the Marie Barton Postcard Story Contest, and; (new this year) the Eileen D. Pruden Award for Historical Fiction. A total of 158 entries were received.
“We were thrilled to see this year’s contest entries at near triple the number of what we’ve had in past years,” …
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Featured in the e-news this week
The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Book Club: “Over the next eight weeks, we’ll feature a book a week from the children’s fiction prize long list. Now’s your chance to read the book, hear from the author, write a review, and enter our young critics’ …
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New in the e-news this week
August 7, 2013
The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize: Prize: $2,500 awarded to finalist for book published between June 5, 2013 and September 30, 2013; $25,000 awarded to the overall winner of a novel or short-story collection published between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.