Three winners will be chosen and receive $1,500 for First Prize, $1,000 for Second Prize, and $300 for a "Reader's Choice" prize (as determined by the public). The winners will be broadcast on CBC Radio's Cinq à Six and will be honoured at the Quebec Writers' Federation's annual Literary Awards Gala, held in November 2012. The First Prize winner will be published in Maisonneuve magazine, and the texts of the other two prizewinners will be published on the Maisonneuve magazine website. All three winning texts, as well as the other finalists, will be published in an anthology from Véhicule Press and on the Canada Writes website.
They do not accept free verse, poetry, screenwriting or playwriting. Submissions must be original and unpublished work of 1,200 words or less and it should fall into one of the following categories: Travel Writing; Life Stories; Short Fiction; Family Narratives; Humour; or Personal Essays.
All entries and payments must be postmarked on or before midnight E.S.T. on May 1, 2012.
- One of three cash prizes totalling $2,800
- A broadcast of your story on CBC Radio's Cinq à Six
- Publication in Maisonneuve magazine, an anthology by Véhicule Press and on the Canada Writeswebsite
To submit: qwf.submishmash.com/submit
The winners of the Quebec Writing Competition will be announced at the QWF Literary Awards Gala in November, 2012.
The Quebec Writing Competition is the result of a partnership between CBC Quebec, the Quebec Writers' Federation, Maisonneuve magazine and Véhicule Press.