Spreading the Word Submission

2019 Spreading the Word Youth Contest

The Vancouver Writers Fest's annual youth writing contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 8-12 in British Columbia. Contestants can submit either fiction or non-fiction short stories. Participation is FREE.

  1. The contest is open to all writers aged 12 - 18 who are attending a school or being taught in a home-school environment in British Columbia.
  2. Entries will be accepted for previously unpublished short stories (fiction or non-fiction): 1,500 word limit.
  3. Entries are judged blind. Please do not put your name on your story, in the file you have uploaded or in the file name.
  4. Entries must be submitted in MS Word or PDF formats. Please use standard margins, 12-point font and double spacing.
  5. Winners are selected by a panel of professionals from the publishing and book industry.
  6. Entries must be submitted between Friday, March 1 and 5pm on Friday, May 31, 2019.