CBC Short Story Prize

Leah Mol won the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize for Lipstick Day. The 2019 Short Story Prize will open in September 2018.

Leah Mol won the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize for Lipstick Day.  She will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have an opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have her story published on CBC Books

The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize will open in September 2018. 

RULES & REGULATIONS | FAQ

WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can submit original, unpublished fiction between 1200 and 1800 words.

WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Sept. 1, 2018 to Oct. 31, 2018.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

WANT HELP: Subscribe to the CBC Short Story Prize newsletter for writing tips and support along the way. We will send you writing tips, tricks and prompts every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday while the CBC Short Story Prize is open.

SUBMIT IN FRENCH: If you're looking to submit to the French short story prize, you can enter here

OTHER PRIZES: The 2018 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2018. The 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January 2019. 

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