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The winner of the 2014 Creative Nonfiction Prize has been announced. 

WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished work of creative nonfiction between 1200 and 1500 words.

WHEN: Next competition opens: January 1, 2015.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.

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.

THE PRIZE:

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 two-week residency at The Banff Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony (details about the residency here), and will receive exposure on CBC Radio. The four 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.




Defining Creative Nonfiction

The Creative Nonfiction Prize includes memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles. While the events must be real and the facts true, creative nonfiction conveys your message through the use of literary techniques such as characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, narrative and personal reflection. In works of creative nonfiction, the writer's voice and opinion are evident. The work should be accessible to a general reading audience (i.e., not written for a specialized or academic audience).


The 2014 Creative Nonfiction Prize

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The Grand Prize winner of the 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction prize was Patti-Kay Hamilton of Fort Smith, NT for "The Hunter and The Swan."

Patti-Kay received $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and his prizewinning story was published in the August 2013 edition of enRoute Magazine. Mo also received a two-week residency at The Banff Centre.

The four runners-up, who each received $1,000 from Canada Council for the Arts, are:


The 2012-2013 Creative Nonfiction Prize

The Grand Prize winner of the 2012-2013 CBC Creative Nonfiction prize was Mo Srivastava of Toronto, ON for “The Gods of Scrabble.”

Mo received $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and his prizewinning story was published in the August 2013 edition of enRoute Magazine. Mo also received a two-week residency at The Banff Centre.

The four runners-up, who each received $1,000 from Canada Council for the Arts, are:


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