Contests: Poetry Institute of Canada

Short story contest (adult)

  • Closing date: July 29, 2011

Short stories, essays, anecdotes; fiction or nonfiction. Entrant must be over 18 years of age. Submit an account of your recollections, memories, grass roots experiences or amusing incidents. Writing is limited to 850 words. As well as the opportunity to win a cash prize, the best pieces of creative writing will be published in a top-quality anthology. This volume will showcase the best work received. This contest is open to writers that are at least 18 years old, previously published or not. Any subject or style is acceptable and there is no entry fee.
The work must be original and typed or neatly handwritten. Name, age and address must be included on the front page of the work (one entry per person). Work should be no longer than 850 words on 8.5-by-11-inch paper and postmarked no later than July 29, 2011. Authors will be contacted by letter. Send your entry to: Adult Short Story Contest (U), P.O. Box 44169 – RPO Gorge, Victoria, BC, Canada v9A 7K1; or email to poetryinstitute@shaw.ca.
Poetry contest (all ages)

  • Closing date: July 29, 2011

The Poetery Institute of Canada announces its 18th annual open poetry contest for fall 2011. Following its successful 2010 contest, it will again award cash and other prizes to poets. This contest is open to all poets of any age, previously published or not. Any subject or style of poetry or prose poetry is acceptable and there is no entry fee. The poem should be original and consist of 24 lines or less. As well as the opportunity to win a cash prize, the best poems received will be published in a beautiful hardcover anthology of verse.
To enter, please send one original poem only to: Open Ages Poetry Contest (U), P.O. Box 44169 – RPO Gorge, Victoria, BC, Canada v9A 7K1; or email to poetryinstitute@shaw.ca. Name age and address should be included on the same page as the poem. Typed or neatly written poems, please. Entries should be postmarked no later than July 29, 2011.

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