Calling all writers: Oct. 31, 2017 is the final day you can enter the CBC Short Story Prize

You could win $6,000, attend a 10-day writing residency and have your story published on CBC Books.

The 2018 CBC Short Story Prize is open for submissions. Canadian writers can submit original, unpublished short stories until Oct. 31, 2017.

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their story published on CBC Books.

Four finalists will win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

All submissions are read by a committee of established Canadian writers. Three prominent Canadians comprise the jury, who determine the shortlist and the winner.

The CBC Literary Prizes have been supporting and celebrating Canadian writers since 1979. Past winners include Michael Ondaatje, Michael Winter and Frances Itani.

Last year's winner was Alix Hawley for "Witching." You can read all the 2017 finalists' stories here.

Need a little motivation to get you going? 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.

The deadline is Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize.

The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January 2018. The CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2018.

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