WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished stories. The word count must be between 1200 and 1800 words. Please note that as of the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize, the rules regarding how we determine word count have been modified. Please visit our Rules and Regulations or our FAQ for details.
WHEN: Competition runs from September 1 to October 31.
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the "submit" link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.
A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
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A weekly writing tip from CBC Books!
A weekly writing tip from CBC Books.
A weekly writing tip for anyone thinking about submitting to the 2017 CBC Short Story Prize!
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Huebert will receive $6,000 and a 10-day writing residency at The Banff Centre. His story will be published in Air Canada enRoute magazine.
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