ANNUAL PROSE & POETRY CONTEST OPEN
CONTEST CLOSED – MAY 2, 2021
Over $1700.00 in Prizes
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 Literary Society
Honourable Mention (Poetry and Fiction) $25.00 Sponsored by Freehand Books
All contest entries are also automatically entered into the Lynn Fraser Memorial contest for a chance to win $100.
2020 CONTEST JUDGE
Natalie Meisner is a playwright, an award-winning multi-genre author, and 5th Poet Laureate of Calgary. Baddie One Shoe (Frontenac) is a collection of odes to renegade women who fight the powers that be with laughter. Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story (University of Calgary Press) illuminates the life of a beloved Calgary bus driver and the last Canadian to be jailed for homosexuality. Her play Boom Baby won both the Canadian National & the Alberta Playwriting Award. Speed Dating for Sperm Donors (Playwright’s Canada Press) was a hit at Lunchbox & Neptune. Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family (Fernwood) topped non-fiction lists and her first book for kids My Mommy, My Mama My Brother & Me (Nimbus) is about a two-mom biracial family finding community.
Her new play Area 33 is about fraud in the lobster industry and the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe. Meisner is a wife and mom to two great boys and a Professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University where she works in the areas of creative writing, drama and gender/ sexuality studies. www.nataliemeisner.com
CONTEST RULES 2020
Entry fee: $25.00 (includes one year subscription for your first entry only)*
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 April 30, 2021.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered.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:
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 pdf, doc or docx.
Please Note – Short listed entries may be selected for publication to round out the issue and will be paid the standard rate.
To download a pdf entry form to mail in your entry click here.
* out of country entrants will receive a digital edition subscription unless they wish to pay the postage.
CONTEST ENTRY FORM
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