Contests for Writers

Deadline: postmarked no later than July 15, 2008
It’s that time of year again—sharpen your pencils or fire up your laptop and send us your fiction,
poetry, or creative non-fiction contest entries. Prizes: 1st prize in each category – $500,
2nd prize – $250. Winners will be published in a 2009 issue of Room. Other manuscripts may be
published. Judges: Creative Non-Fiction: Rita Moir. Fiction: Ivan E Coyote. Poetry: Evelyn Lau.
Send entries to: Room Fiction and Poetry Contest PO Box 46160, Station D, Vancouver, BC V6J 5G5,
Canada. No manuscripts will be returned. Only winners will be notified. Check website for all
complete rules – and also contests for other genres.

ROCKSALT ANTHOLOGY Deadline: Postdated May 15, 2008
Mother Tongue Publishing Limited is “very excited to announce the launch of our new BC trade
publishing company: Mother Tongue Publishing Limited. (m)Öthêr Tøñgué Press has changed its
name and spread its wings! We are inviting submissions for Rocksalt, an Anthology of Contemporary
BC Poetry, the first in 30 years! Rocksalt will be edited by Harold Rhenisch and Mona Fertig.

subTerrain’s Annual
Lush Triumphant
Literary Awards Competition
Deadline: 15 May 2008
$3,000 in cash prizes!
go to for more details.

GEIST Short Long-Distance Writing Contest
Deadline: Postdated June 1, 2008
Send a short story where the action takes place in at least two time zones within Canada. Maximum length is 500 words, fiction or non-fiction. First prize $250; second prize $150; third prize $100. Winning entries will be published in Geist and at Entry fee: $20. For more information or to enter, see website.

Federation of BC Writers Literary Writes Competition
Deadline: Postdated July 1, 2008
This Year’s Category: Short Fiction, any genre (literary, mystery, romance, science fiction, etc.)
First Prize: $500 and publication in WordWorks, Second Prize: $300, Third Prize: $150
The Federation of BC Writers is calling upon all creative souls to enter this year’s Literary Writes
fiction contest. Be it literary or mystery, speculative or science, your short story should grab the
readers’ attention, holding them sweet hostage until the very end. Enter now and you could be a
winner in Literary Writes 2008.

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