Tag: writing contests

Ottawa’s Awesome Authors Contest

‘Tis the season for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Author Contest! Local writers aged 9-17 have a couple of months to shine up their best poems and stories for the 2016 competition. If your work is already shiny, you can enter it right now. If you want some…

Monday Markets: Upcoming Writing Contests and Calls for Submission

Looking for somewhere to submit your work? Fishing for a topic for your next story? Here are a few suggestions and opportunities coming up in September and October 2015. For Teachers and Students: The Ocean Trash Write-Away Short Fiction Contest: Writers under 25 are…

Spring Contests for Writers

I am back after a 2-month blogging break, and I’m bringing the best intentions of posting weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, or whenever I remember from this point onward. (To those who wonder, “If I lay off blogging and Facebook for 2 months, will I free up enough…

Writing Contests with Looming Deadlines

Attention young writers! The Ottawa Public Library’s annual Awesome Authors contest is now accepting poems and stories from Ottawa-area youth aged 9-17. Deadline February 16th.  Not in Ottawa? No worries. If you’ve got your act together RIGHT NOW, you can enter the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest…

Be a Bard: CBC’s Shakespeare Selfie Challenge

Do you have immortal longings in you? Is there no creature loves you? Could you be bounded in a nutshell and count yourself a king of infinite space were it not that you have bad dreams? Now’s your chance to tell all. To celebrate Shakespeare’s…

Quebec Writing Competition

If you are a writer in Quebec, you have about ten days left to submit your short prose masterpiece to this year’s Quebec Writing Competition, brought to you by the CBC and its exceptional provincial partners. (It’s like the regular CBC short story competition, but just…

Emerging Writer Opportunities

Knock knock. Who’s there? Opportunity. Opportunity who? It’s not a joke. Opportunity is walking away shaking its head right now. Here are a few timely contests for emerging Canadian writers bold enough to try their luck. The Writers’ Union Short Prose Competition. Check it out here. It’s…

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