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WHAT: You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2500 words. There is no minimum word requirement.
WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Sept. 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2019.
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
HOW: While the competition is active, submit online through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
SUBMIT IN FRENCH: If you’re looking to submit to the French short story prize, you can enter here.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.
WHO IS JUDGING? A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.
You can’t win if you don’t submit!