How to participate
The 2013-2014 Short Story Prize is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted to this year's competition. We now enter the next stage—the reading process. The longlist will be revealed in February.
WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished stories stories between 1200 and 1500 words.
WHEN: Competition opens: September 1, 2013. Deadline to submit: November 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
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, 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.
2012-2013 CBC Short Story Prize
Becky received $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and her prizewinning story “The Three Times Rule” was published in the April edition of enRoute Magazine. Becky also received a two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony.
The four runners-up, who each received $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts are: