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The 2021 CBC Short Story Prize is now open!

You can submit your original, unpublished fiction for a chance to win $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their story published on CBC Books.

Ready to enter? Submit here!

The Prize is open until Oct. 31, 2020.

Are you planning to enter, but looking for some inspiration?

Subscribe to the CBC Short Story Prize newsletter and we will send you writing tips, tricks and prompts every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday while the Prize is open for submissions.

The form to add your email address to the mailing list is at the bottom of this post.

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

Brenda Damen won the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize for Gibson

The CBC Literary Prizes have been supporting and celebrating Canadian writers since 1979.

Other past winners include Michael Ondaatje, Michael Winter and Frances Itani.

Have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions or email us at canadawrites@cbc.ca.

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