While our philosophy is you don’t have to win to win by entering a writing contest, it sure does make winning in the traditional sense appealing when you are going for the top prize and the biggest exposure a Canadian short story writer can get.
CBC’s Canada Writes contest is open for submissions until Nov. 1. Says our national broadcaster on it’s contest landing page:
Our competition offers exactly what writers need: time, money and exposure. Send us your original, unpublished work for a chance to win $6,000 from of the Canada Council for the Arts, a writing residency at The Banff Centre and publication in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.
They have really done up their contest page right. You can read winners and finalists from both the 2014 and 2013 contests, which not only gives you a hint at what it takes to take the prize, but also makes for an enjoyable break you can sneak in at the office, or while sipping a latté in your favorite bistro.
Check out the rules and requirements at the Canada Writes site.