Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Literary Writes Competition 2008

Literary Writes 2008

The Federation of BC Writers presents
The 20th Annual Literary Writes Competition


This Year's Category: Short Fiction, any genre (literary, mystery, romance, speculative or science fiction)
Deadline: July 1, 2008

First Prize: $500 and publication in WordWorks
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $150
Winners will also read their winning entries at Word On The Street Vancouver on September 28, 2008.


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!

  • Entries must be original, unpublished stories, any genre, maximum length 4,000 words (accurate word count please). Novel excerpts and non-fiction will not knowingly be considered.

  • Manuscripts should be typed, pages numbered consecutively and stapled together with title on top of each page. No identification of the author is to appear on the manuscript itself.

  • Name, address, telephone and email contact, and a short biography of the author are to be submitted on a separate sheet to accompany the entry.

  • Manuscripts will NOT be returned, they are destroyed at the end of the competition. Contest results will be posted on the Federation website in September 2008.

  • Entry fee is $15 for Federation members and $20 for non-members. There is no limit to the number of entries an individual may submit but each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee. A person may win only one prize. Make cheque payable to Federation of BC Writers. Manuscripts will not be returned, they are destroyed at the end of the competition. Contest results will be posted on the Federation website in September 2008.

  • The competition is open to all BC writers and residents.

  • All contest entries must be postmarked by July 1, 2008.

    Mail Entries to:

    Literary Writes 2008
    Federation of BC Writers
    PO Box 3887 Stn Terminal
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3Z3



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    membership dues, fundraising activities, corporate and private sponsorship, and
    with the support of the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council
    and the Direct Access Program, which the Federation gratefully acknowledges.