Annual Prose & Poetry Contest

Contest Closed DEC 31, 2017

2017 Winners will be published in Volume XXVIII Number 2

1st Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $500 Sponsored by Frontenac House and AWCS
2nd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $250. Sponsored by Freehand Books
3rd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $75.00 Sponsored by FreeFall
Honourable Mention (Poetry and Fiction) $25.00 Sponsored by Shelley McAneeley

All contest entries are also automatically entered into the Lynn Fraser Memorial contest for a chance to win $100.


FreeFall is pleased to announce Bruce Hunter as the poetry/prose contest judge for 2017. Bruce has published six books including poetry, short stories, and a novel In the Bear’s House, about a young mother raising a deaf boy which won the 2009 Canadian Rockies Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. His Two O’clock Creek – Poems New and Selected won the 2011 Peoples’ Poetry Award.


Entry fee: $25.00 (includes one year subscription for your first entry only)*
AWCS Members $10.00
Additional entries $5.00 (at time of original entry only)

Maximum 3000 words prose, or 5 poems per entry.
Both Electronic entries and Mailed entries must be received on or before December 31st, 2017.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered. No simultaneous entries.
Prose entries must be:
Double spaced with a title
Page number at the top of each page
NO authors name on manuscript

Poetry entries must be:
Single spaced
NO author’s name on manuscript
Poems that run more than one page require a title and page number at the top of each page.

Mailed Submissions General Formatting page size: 8.5” X 11” , all margins: 1.5”, 12 pt Times New Roman font. Please save as doc or docx.

* out of country entrants will receive a digital edition subscription unless they wish to pay the postage.

2017 Annual Contest Shortlist

Previous Annual Contest Winners

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