THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS / WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE
2009 SHORT FICTION CONTEST
Junior student: (Grades 7-8) Senior student: (Grades 9-12) Adult: (ages 18 and over).
Prizes in junior and senior student divisions are: First ($150), Second ($75), Third ($50). Stories in junior and senior student divisions are also eligible for a $100 prize for a story best celebrating the human spirit. Prizes in the adult division are: First ($200), Second ($150), and Third ($100). Winners will be published in The Collective Consciousness, the Collective’s quarterly journal
Submit 3 copies of each story, typed, one-sided, double-spaced, individually stapled, on 8.5 x 11 paper. Stories must be original, unpublished works of fiction between 800 and 1,000 words for the junior student division and between 1,000 and 1,500 words for senior student and adult divisions. Author’s real name should not appear on the manuscript. Please retain a copy of your work as entries will not be returned. Each entry must come with a $10 entry fee, or $5 for Writers’ Collective members, payable to The Writers’ Collective. Only one prize awarded per person. Stories must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 7, 2009.
Complete the form below and include it with your entry. Multiple entries are accepted, but each story must include a form and entry fee. A written evaluation of your entry is available for an additional fee of $25; cheques made payable to the Writers’ Collective. Please allow 10-12 weeks from deadline date for evaluations. Include an email address to receive a list of winners. Manuscripts will not be returned. All entrants not complying with these rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified by phone in early May. Winning entries will be celebrated at an awards evening to be announced. For details, call (204) 786-9468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain form online, visit thewriterscollective.wordpress.com. For publication in The Collective Consciousness, winners must be able to provide a digital copy of their work upon request.
ADDRESS (including postal code):
DIVISION (check one):
ADULT (age 18+) : ___ JUNIOR STUDENT (grade 7 – 8): ___ SENIOR STUDENT (grades 9-12): ___
TITLE OF STORY: WORD COUNT:
Yes, I would like a written evaluation of my entry (additional $25) _____
How did you hear about this contest? (please circle one): Winnipeg Free Press /
Winnipeg Library / Rural newspaper / Rural library / school / Writers’ Collective website / Writers’ Collective email list / poster / other _______________
Send all entries to: Fiction Contest, c/o The Writers’ Collective, 4th Floor Library, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
The Writers’ Collective acknowledges the support of Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, The University of Winnipeg, The University of Winnipeg Library, The Winnipeg Free Press, CBC Radio and The Manitoba Arts Council.