"a spark of inspiration"
Sharpen that pencil, click that pen, punch those keys, there's still time to enter these short story contests...
Freefall: Annual Prose & Poetry Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2017
PRISM International: Jacob Zilber Prize
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Reading prize-winning novels and short story collections is an excellent way to study the writing craft.
Governor General's Literary Award
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
'For over 20 years the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize has recognized the best Canadian novel or short story collection.' --from the websiteWinner...
Brother by David Chariandy
McClelland & Stewart
'supremely moving and exquisitley crafted portrait of [Scarborough, Ontario]' -Mark Medley
Watch the video featuring the finalists. Here's the link
Scotiabank Giller Prize
'In a statement, the jury categorized 2017 as "a year of outliers, of books that were eccentric, challenging or thrilling strange, books that took us to amusing or disturbing places. In fact, you could say that the exceptional was one of 2017's trends. It gave the impression of a world in transition: searching inward as much as outward, wary but engaged." ' -Sue Carter
Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill
Winner announced at a gala--aired on CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Next post: Year 7: Why keep writing?
A post that recaps the 7th year anniversary of this blog. Oh, yes, and tells you where I'm at as a writer.
Published on Sunday, October 8th (at approximately 5 PM)