The Writers’ Collective

November 30, 2009

2009 Contest Winners – Poetry and Non-Fiction

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Announcing the winners of The Writers’ Collective 2009 Poetry Contest

and

Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective 2009 Non-Fiction Contest:

 

Poetry

1st Prize:”Goramedes” – Jason Booth

2nd Prize: Untitled –Tara Wohlberg

3rd Prize: “red alligators”  Deanne Coombs

Honourable Mentions — Poetry: (in no particular order)
“bread” — Debbie Strange
Untitled –Jaime Drew
“Laundry Basket” — Christie Fischer
“Dad’s House” — Stephen Daniel Berendt

 

Non-Fiction

1st Prize: “Charlie, My Shepherd” by Beverley Johnston

2nd Prize: “Beloved Aunt”  by John Barsby

3rd Prize: “I Should Have Known Better” by Adele Pronchuk

Runners Up – Non-Fiction

1st Runner Up:  “A Not So Perfect Autumn Evening” Debbie Miller

2nd Runner Up: “A Life Lesson” by Paul Bilodeau

3rd Runner Up: “The Little Things” by Cheryl Girard

 

Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winners!

Awards will be presented Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm, at the Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium.  The event is open to the public and will include readings of the winners and light refreshments, so please feel free to join us!

 

October 5, 2009

THE WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE 2009 POETRY CONTEST

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The Writers’ Collective is pleased to announce its annual Poetry Contest.

PRIZES:

Prizes are: First ($150), Second ($100), and Third ($50). All winners will be published in The Collective Consciousness, the quarterly journal of The Writers’ Collective.

RULES:

Writers must be 18 or older. Only original, unpublished poetry may be submitted, maximum 42 lines per poem. Poems should be typed, using spacing of poet’s choice, one side only, on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. Author’s real name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Minimum of 3 poems per entry, maximum of 6. Enter as often as you like, only one prize awarded per person. Each new entry of 3-6 poems should include an entry fee. Fee is $10 per entry, $5 for Writers’ Collective members. Submit three copies of each poem. Entries must be postmarked by no later than November 2nd, 2009.

Complete the form below and include it with your entry. Photocopy for multiple entries. A written evaluation of your entry is available for an additional fee of $20; cheques made payable to the Writers’ Collective. Please allow 10-12 weeks from contest deadline date for evaluations.  Manuscripts will not be returned. Entries accepted by mail only.  No emails or drop offs please.  All entrants not complying with these rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified by phone in late November. Winning entries will be celebrated at an awards evening date to be announced. For details, call (204) 786-9468 or email writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca.

ENTRY FORM

NAME:

ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

EMAIL:

TITLES OF POEMS:

Yes, I would like a written evaluation of my entry (additional $20) _____

Mail all entries along with this form and your entry fee to: Poetry Contest, c/o The Writers’ Collective, 4th Floor Library, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

Winnipeg Free Press Writers’ Collective Non-Fiction Contest 2009

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The challenge this year is to write a non-fiction story based on the theme “ I should have known better…” Have you learned from a mistake, gotten into a bind due to your own actions or done something your instincts told you not to do?  While it’s not necessary that you mention the exact words of the theme in your story, it should be obvious to readers, if only subtly.

Prizes are $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $100 for third place. Winners will be published in the Winnipeg Free Press and The Collective Consciousness, the journal of the Writers’ Collective. All winners receive a one-year Writers’ Collective membership.

Contest rules:

Entries not complying with these rules will be disqualified. Contest is for new and emerging writers. Writers must be 18 or older. Entries must be original, unpublished works of non-fiction, in story form, no more than 1200 words in length. No essays, rants, reviews or dramatic scripts please. Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, one side only, on 8.5 x 11 paper. Three copies must be included. Please staple individual stories. Your real name must not appear on the manuscripts. Entry fee is $5 for Writers’ Collective members, $10 for non-members. For information on membership, email writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, November 2nd 2009, and must include this entry form. Entries accepted by mail ONLY – no emails or drop offs please.  Photocopies are acceptable. A written evaluation of your entry is available for an extra $20. All cheques must be made payable to the Writers’ Collective. No manuscripts will be returned. Winners will be notified at the end of November. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in December, to be announced. For more information, call (204) 786-9468 or email writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca.

Name:

Address:

Telephone:                                                                         Email:

Title of story:                                                                     Word count:

I would like a written evaluation* of my entry (additional $20 enclosed) _____ (check here) *Please note, depending on the volume of requests, evaluations can take up to twelve weeks after the contest deadline to complete.

Mail entries to: Non-fiction Contest c/o The Writers’ Collective, 4th Floor Library, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9

March 3, 2009

Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective Short Fiction Contest 2009

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THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS / WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE
2009 SHORT FICTION CONTEST

THREE DIVISIONS:
Junior student: (Grades 7-8) Senior student: (Grades 9-12) Adult: (ages 18 and over).

PRIZES:
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

RULES:
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 writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca. 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.

ENTRY FORM
NAME:

ADDRESS (including postal code):

TELEPHONE:                                                                           EMAIL:

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.

Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest 2009

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The 2009 Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest

The Writers’ Collective is pleased to announce this year’s Postcard Fiction Contest in honour of the late Marie Barton, a dedicated local writer, teacher, and former member of the Canadian Authors’ Association. The contest is open to everyone. The entry fee is $5 for non-members, free to WC members.

PRIZES:
First ($100 and an annual membership to the Writers’ Collective), Second ($50 and one free workshop in the 2008/2009 season) and Third ($25). All winning entries will be published in an upcoming issue of The Collective Consciousness, the quarterly journal of the Writers’ Collective.

RULES:
Send us a postcard—good quality photocopies are acceptable—along with a story that relates to the image. The relationship between the story and postcard can be as tangential as you like, so long as there is some clear connection to the image or place. All entries (from non-
members) must include the $5 entry fee and postcard. Cheques should be made payable to the Writers’ Collective. Please submit 3 copies of each story and postcard. Stories should be typed, double- spaced, printed one-sided on 8.5 x 11 paper, and stapled individually. Stories
must be original, unpublished works of fiction of 500 words or less. Author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Please complete the form below and include it with your entry. To receive a list of winners, please include your email address. Manuscripts/postcards will not be returned, so please retain a copy of your work. All entrants not complying with these rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified in May. One prize is awarded per writer. If you have any questions, please call (204) 786-9468 or email writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca.
Stories must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 7, 2009. For publication in The Collective Consciousness, winners must supply a digital copy of their work upon request. Entry form available online at thewriterscollective.wordpress.com.

ENTRY FORM

NAME:

ADDRESS:

POSTAL CODE:

TELEPHONE:

EMAIL:

TITLE OF STORY:

WORD COUNT:

Send all entries to: Marie Barton Postcard 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, and The Winnipeg Free Press, CBC Radio, and The Manitoba Arts Council.

September 30, 2008

Writers’ Collective 2008 Poetry Contest

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THE WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE 2008 POETRY CONTEST

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Entries must be postmarked by Friday, November 7, 2008

DIVISION:

Adult: (ages 18 and over)

PRIZES:

Prizes in the adult division are: First ($150), Second ($100), and Third ($50). All winners will be published in The Collective Consciousness, the quarterly journal of The Writers’ Collective.

RULES:

Only original, unpublished poetry may be submitted, maximum 42 lines per poem. Poems should be typed, using spacing of poet’s choice, one side only, on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. Author’s real name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Minimum of 3 poems per entry, maximum of 6. Enter as often as you like, only one prize awarded per person. Each new entry of 3-6 poems should include an entry fee. Fee is $10 per entry, $5 for Writers’ Collective members. Submit three copies of each poem. Entries must be postmarked by October 31st, 2008.

Complete the form below and include it with your entry. Photocopy for multiple entries. A written evaluation of your entry is available for an additional fee of $20; cheques made payable to the Writers’ Collective. Please allow 10-12 weeks from contest 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 late November. Winning entries will be celebrated at an awards evening date to be announced. For details, call (204) 786-9468 or email writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca.

ENTRY FORM

NAME:

ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

EMAIL:

DIVISION (check off): ADULT (18 and over): ___

TITLES OF POEMS:

Yes, I would like a written evaluation of my entry (additional $20) _____

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 _______________

Mail all entries to: Poetry Contest, c/o The Writers’ Collective, 4th Floor Library, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT ENTRIES BY MAIL. NO EMAILS OR DROP OFFS, PLEASE.

March 14, 2008

Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest 2008

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The Writers’ Collective is proud to present:

THE MARIE BARTON POSTCARD FICTION CONTEST

The Writers’ Collective is pleased to announce this year’s Postcard Fiction Contest in honour of the late Marie Barton, a dedicated local writer, teacher, and former member of the Canadian Authors’ Association. The contest is open to everyone. The entry fee is $5 for non-members, free to WC members.

PRIZES:

First ($100 and an annual membership to the Writers’ Collective), Second ($50 and one free workshop in the 2008/2009 season) and Third ($25). All winning entries will be published in The Collective Consciousness, the quarterly journal of the Writers’ Collective.

RULES:

Send us a postcard along with a story that relates to the image. The relationship between the story and postcard can be as tangential as you like, so long as there is some clear connection to the image or place. All entries (from non-members) must include the $5 entry fee. Cheques should be made payable to the Writers’ Collective. Please submit 3 copies of each story.

Stories should be typed, double- spaced, printed one-sided on 8.5 x 11 paper, and stapled individually. Stories must be original, unpublished works of fiction of 500 words or less.
Author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Please complete the form below and include it with your entry. To receive a list of winners, please include a self- addressed
stamped envelope or your email address. Manuscripts will not be returned. All entrants not complying with these rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified in May.

If you have any questions, please call (204) 786-9468 or email writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca.

Stories must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

ENTRY FORM

NAME:

ADDRESS:

POSTAL CODE:

TELEPHONE: EMAIL:

TITLE OF STORY: WORD COUNT:

Send all entries to: Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest, c/o The Writers’ Collective, 4th Floor Library, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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