2021 Victoria Writers’ Society Writing Contest!
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Open to members and non-members from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
Prizes for each category: 1st $300.00
Two Honourable Mentions per Genre
All prize winners will be invited to publish in the Island Writer Literary Magazine
Deadline: 01 May 2021
- Send your submissions as an attachment in an email to email@example.com
- We ONLY accept electronic submissions.
- In the subject line of the email, write the genre you are entering.
Include your poem, creative non-fiction, fiction piece as an ATTACHMENT which must include:
- The title of your piece.
- Word count.
This attachment MUST NOT contain your name or any other identifying features as all judging is blind.
In the body of your email, please send the following:
- The title and genre of your piece;
- Your name, phone number and email address – a short (max. 50 words) bio
- Please indicate in writing your payment method (e-transfer or cheque).
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact the contest co-ordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- $20.00 per entry for VWS members
- $25.00 per entry for non-members
- An entry fee must be paid for each submission.
- E-transfer to: email@example.com
- Cheque to: Victoria Writers Society, P.O. Box 8311, Victoria BC V8W 3R9
- Entries should be in Times-New Roman 12 Pt, and double-spaced for stories.
- Poetry to be single spaced.
- Title of work should appear at top of each page.
- Must be shown at top left-hand corner of first page of each submission.
- 2,500 words maximum for fiction and creative non-fiction.
- 100 lines for poetry.
- The contest is open to residents of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
- Work previously published or currently under consideration for publication elsewhere is not eligible to enter this competition.
- Winners will be notified by 15 August and will be invited to read their winning works at the September VWS General meeting.
- The winning works will be published in the December edition of Island Writer Magazine.
- Authors retain copyright after publication.