Literary Prizes

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The 2024 CBC Short Story Prize will be accepting submissions between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1 at 4:59 p.m. ET (1:59 p.m. PT).

You can submit your original, unpublished fiction for a chance to win $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre and have their story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

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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.

Vancouver writer Will Richter won the 2023 CBC Short Story Prize for his story Just a Howl.

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

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