Shorter than the Average Word-Guru

Canada’s Got Talent: 2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest

Ready to put your writing alongside that of Canada’s greats? Quattro Books is accepting submissions from Canadian writers new and old, between 20,000 and 40,000 words. These “post-national literature” seekers are ONLY looking for literary fiction, no genre fiction (i.e. sci-fi, romance, etc.). So prop your pens and get writing, because you will have to make your writing stand out amongst all of Canada. They are looking for writing that exemplifies the diversified culture in Canada. Just as the beaten down advice says, throw a special piece of yourself in each piece of writing.

Deadline: August 1, 2013
Entry fee: $15
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Paid to Print: Alice Munro Writers & Readers Festival

Alice Munro is a prestige Canadian author and winner of Man Booker International Prize. Seeking to give writers the means to develop their writing, the Alice Munro Festival of Writing is accepting short fiction submissions for their upcoming event. With a limit of 5,000 words and a first prize of $500, you do the math. Spur your words for your own creative desires and be rewarded $10 a word! But don’t just send in your own works, the festival will be running later on in the year and will be hosting workshops and readings of many spectacular authors.

Event date: September 27-29, 2013
Contest deadline: August 1st
Specifications: Teen (age 13-19) and Adult, both with $500 first prize
Entry fee: $25 (adult) and $10 (teen)
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