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Please note: These are outside contests from across the country. The Writers’ Collective cannot vouch for the legitimacy of all the following contests. We encourage all readers to carefully investigate contests or markets before submitting their work.
Information about The Writers’ Collective’s contests is here.
Canadian Writers’ Journal Short Fiction Contest: Entries must be original, unpublished stories, any genre, maximum length 2,500 words. Prize winning stories are published in the Canadian Writer’s Journal. Entry gives permission to include all the contest winners in Choice Works which is published and available separately. Winners receive a complimentary copy. Prizes: first, $150; second, $100; third, $50.
And We Were Hungry: AndWeWereHungry is an online arts and literary magazine currently in development. We exist to celebrate the short story while also showcasing an eclectic mix of prose, poetry and multimedia/visual artwork by writers and artists from around the world. Submission for our inaugural issue and The Flying Elephants Short-Story Prize is now open! We are delighted to announce that award-winning author Edwidge Danticat will be serving as Judge! The total prize fund—thanks to generous support of multimedia artist Gregory Colbert—is $5,000.
NEW! Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction – The Malahat Review: Writers whose fiction has yet to be published in book form are encouraged to enter one short story, max. 3500 words in length. Entry fee $25 for Canadian residents. Prize: $1000
NEW! 4th Annual Short Stories, Poetry, Black & White Art and Self-Published Book Prize – Canadian Stories: A total of over $3,000 in prize money will be awarded. Entry fee $20 per category.
Hyperlocal – CBC: Hyperlocal is an interactive story map where Canadians can upload personal stories about the changes they see in their own neighbourhoods. Stories may touch the big issues we face in a fragile economy, or reflect small changes in a neighbourhood (such as when a colourful character passes away, or a coffee chain moves in). What is new and changing in your neighbourhood and what does this change means to you? Prizes: The winning story will be turned into a web-based interactive by the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio, and the winner will receive a laptop computer.
Short Fiction Contest – The Winnipeg Review: The Winnipeg Review wants to read your new, exciting short fiction, hand out prizes, and make the world a better place. 3,000 word limit. First prize: $100, a set of collectible UK Roald Dahl stamps, and publication in TWR.
2013 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing: As of 2012, the book award is valued at five thousand dollars and the magazine award is valued at two thousand dollars. Both awards are made available to freelance writers of non-fiction for social justice writing that is exceptionally written, well researched and demonstrates excellence of storytelling.
Room Magazine: Calling all women writers: Sharpen your pencils or fire up your laptop and send us your fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction contest entries. Prizes: 1st prize in each category – $500, 2nd prize – $250. Winners will be published in a 2014 issue of Room. Honourable mentions will be featured on Room’s website.