Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Words Alive Literary Festival Short Story Competition

Here's the Call for Submissions for the Words Alive Literary Festival's upcoming writing contest. Founder and chair Vali Stone says that fiction based on memoir will be accepted. The festival takes place September 21, 2008, in Sharon, Ontario. I will lead a workshop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., "Banish Those Excuses: Why You Can (and Should) Write Memoir."

Check out www.wordsalive.ca. If you have further questions, please contact vstone@wordsalive.ca.

Call for Submissions: Words Alive Literary Festival Second Annual Short Story Competition

ADULT SUBMISSIONS (ages 17 and over)

Contest Rules:

1. Entrants must be commercially unpublished writers.
2. Entries must be original, unpublished, non-contracted works of fiction.
3. Length of entry must not exceed 2000 words (including a, an, the, etc.) Only one entry per person.
4. Entries are confidential and non-returnable.
5. All work submitted remain the property of their authors.


1. Work must be uploaded to the website at www.wordsalive.ca under Contests and correct age category or mailed to the address on the website.
2. The title of the story must be typed at the top of the first page along with your name, address, phone number and “Adult Submission” – otherwise your entry is disqualified.
3. Be sure of your word count! Type the word count under your title.
4. Every entry will be read by judges. Judges’ decisions are final.
5. DEADLINE: August 15th, 2008.
6. Top three winners will be notified by phone by September 15th, 2008.
7. Prize winners will be announced at the Words Alive Literary Festival on Sunday, September 21st, 2008 in the Sharon Temple.

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