Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Contests

New Poetry Contest
Cash Prizes
Closing Date July 30, 2010
The Poetry Institute of Canada announces its seventeenth annual open poetry contest, for Fall 2010. Following its successful 2009 contest, it will again award cash and other prizes to poets.
Any poet, previously published or not, may enter this contest and be a winner. The contest is open to all poets of any age. Any subject or style of poetry or prose poetry is acceptable and there is no entry fee. New and unpublished poets are encouraged to send in their work.
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 hard cover Anthology of Verse.
To enter, please send one original poem only to: Poetry Institute of Canada, P.O. Box 5577U, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4. Or email to: poetryinstitute@shaw.ca
Name and address should be included on the same page as the poem. Typed or neatly written poems please. Entries should be marked no later than July 30, 2010.

New Short Story Contest
Cash Prizes
Closing Date July 30, 2010
-Short Stories – Essays – Anecdotes
(Fiction or non-fiction) Entrant must be over 18 years old.
You can win cash prizes and have your writing published.
Send us 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.
Any writer previously published or not, may enter this contest to be a winner. New and unpublished writers are encouraged to send in their work. Any subject or style is acceptable and there is no entry fee.
The work must be original and typed or neatly handwritten. Name 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 1/2” x11” paper and postmarked no later than July 30, 2010. Authors will be contacted by letter.
Send your entry to:
Adult Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 5577U, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4 or email to: poetryinstitute@shaw.ca

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