Dream of appearing onstage at the Vancouver Writers Fest one day?
Submit your best, unpublished writing to our Poetry & Short Story Contest! Past contest winners include Festival authors and many other talented writers from across Canada.
Prizes will be awarded to the top two entries in poetry and fiction.
- 1st prize - Fiction: Free tuition for an upcoming online fiction writing course offered by UBC Creative Writing + $300 cash prize + publication
- 1st prize - Poetry: $500 cash prize + publication
- 2nd prize - $350 cash prize + publication (in each category)
Winners will have their work seen by thousands of readers online at writersfest.bc.ca and in subTerrain magazine.
- The contest is open to all writers.
- Entries will be accepted for previously unpublished work in each category:
- Poetry (any style): 500 word limit
- Short Fiction: 1,500 word limit
- Entries will be judged blind. Please do not put your name on your story or poem in the file you have uploaded or in the file name.
- There is a $15 CAD entry fee for each short story or poem you enter in the contest, payable online through PayPal.
- We will accept entries in MS Word Document or PDF formats. Please use standard margins, 12-point font and double spacing.
- Winners will be selected by a panel of professionals from the publishing and book industry.
- Entries must be uploaded and payment confirmed by 5pm on October 23, 2016.
- Winners will be announced by Friday, January 13, 2017.
THE 2016 POETRY AND SHORT STORY CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MID-JANUARY 2017.
Questions about the contest? Give us a call at 604.681.6330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org