Canadian writing contests: November through December

CBC Short Story Prize
Deadline:
November 1

Details:
original, unpublished work between 1200-1500 words
open to Canadian residents only
$25 per entry
$6,000 first prize

The Malahat Review Open Season Awards
Deadline:
November 1

Details:
one fiction entry of no more than 2,500 words; one poetry entry of up to three poems of no more than 100 lines per poem
$35 for first entry; $15 for subsequent entries
$3,000 first prize

PRISM International Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Deadline:
November 17

Details:
original, unpublished work of no more than 6,000 words
$35 for first entry; $5 for subsequent entries
$1,500 first prize

Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests
sponsored by Prairie Fire Press and McNally Robinson Booksellers
Deadline:
November 30

Details:
one fiction entry of no more than 10,000 words; one poetry entry consisting of one, two, or three poems of no more than 150 lines; one creative non-fiction entry of no more than 5,000 words$32 per entry
$1,250 first prize

The Fiddlehead Annual Literary Contest
Deadline:
December 1

Details:
one fiction entry of no more than 6,000 words; one poetry entry of up to three poems of no more than 100 lines per poem
$30 per entry
$2,000 first prize

Red Tuque Books 2014 Short Story Writing Contest
2014 Canadian Tales Of The Mysterious Short Story Competition
Deadline:
December 31

Details:
work must be “identifiably Canadian” and have “an element of mystery”
original, unpublished work between 1500-5000 words
$15 for one manuscript; $25 for two; $30 for three
$500 first prize

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