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Creative Nonfiction Prize

Creative Nonfiction Competition now open!

The second of our three major literary competitions is now open. Between December 1, 2012 and February 1, 2013 we are looking for you to send us your submissions to the CBC’s Creative Nonfiction Prize.

A work of creative nonfiction (also known as literary nonfiction) is a true story that conveys its details through the use of literary techniques (such as characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, narrative, and personal reflection). Examples include memoir, biography and personal essay. 

What can you win?
The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a writing residency at The Banff Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony, and will receive exposure on CBC Radio

The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website. 

How to submit
Submissions to the CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition must be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. Participants may submit as many stories that they like. A fee of $25 for administration purposes is required for each entry.

The deadline for us to receive your entry is February 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Good luck, everyone!



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