What differs slightly from the short story, a folk song, flash fiction, and say, microfiction? Short prose.
I am doing this post to remind restless Maria to enter her work(s), because she happens to be a prosalicious genius. The kind of genius that pulls you into another world, teases your every sense, then punches you in the stomach (in a good way, of course). This contest is for Maria, and writers like Maria. So, listen up!
The Writers’ Union of Canada is accepting submissions until November 3, 2011 for the 19th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an unpublished author.
The prize is $2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines.
Writers Kevin Chong, Anne Emery, and Sylvia Fraser will serve as the jury. This competition is open to all Canadians who have not had a book published in any genre and who do not currently have a contract with a book publisher. Original and unpublished (English language) fiction or non-fiction is eligible.
Time to let go of that manuscript. Good luck, Maria (you in?) and to all!
5 responses to “House of the rising prose”
Thanks for the information , it looks quite interesting.
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Aww, I’m blushing! Thanks for your kind words, Beckie. I’m not sure if any of my pieces are that short–or that ready!–for the contest, but I’m sure going to try and get one finished and out the door. November 3rd, eh? Well, I always do work better with a deadline…
Ha, yes. November 3rd and we will hold you to it. You have much to submit, this we know is true (short or otherwise!) 🙂
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