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Call for submissions - True Winter Tales

Can you smell it in the air? Before long, winter will be here... As delighted - or dejected - as you may be by that statement, you must admit that Canadians feel passionately about the season. You either love it, or you hate it. And whether you were born in the snowy depths of a Manitoba blizzard, or immigrated to Toronto and saw your first snowfall only as an adult, everyone in this country has a personal story to share about winter.

And we want yours...
This November, Canada Writes is hosting a Winter Tales Writing Challenge (in association with the Canada Council for the Arts and The Massey Lectures). And we've got $1,000 to give away!

The Challenge
We are looking for you to send us your true winter stories. Did something special happen to you on that last day of school before Christmas break? Did you find yourself oddly missing the cold that one year you lived abroad? How about any peculiar events that transpired during the great Quebec ice storm of 1998?

The Details
We will be accepting your True Winter Tales between November 2nd and 20th. All submissions must be between 400 and 500 words, and sent electronically through our contact form. There is no fee to participate. And only one entry per person is permitted. Read the full rules and regulations.

The Judge
The Winter Tales Writing Challenge will be judged by author and essayist Adam Gopnik. As this year's Massey Lecturer on the subject of winter, Adam's already in the "winter zone" and ready to read your best cold-weather tales.

The Prize 
The winner of our Winter Tales Writing Challenge will receive a $1,000 cash prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. The winning story will also be prominently featured on the Canada Writes site. 

Questions? Get in touch with us at canadawrites@cbc.ca


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