Short Story Prize
From the Blog
Competition opens: September 1, 2013
Deadline to submit: November 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, short story submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate.
The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select the Grand Prize winner and 4 runners-up.
The Grand 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, and will be interviewed 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.
Submissions to the short story category must be between 1,200 and 1,500 words.
A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
You can submit online below or, if you wish to submit by mail, please download the offline submission form.
Becky will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and her prizewinning story “Mine” will be published in the April edition of enRoute Magazine. Becky will also receive a two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony.
The four runners-up, who will each receive 1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts are: