From: ab297@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (E.Russell Smith) Current Canadian literary contests, by deadline. Update 17 August1996. With the compliments of Smith/Scrivener Writing Services. Also accessible at - http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~ab297 NEW: 960830 Anvil Press International 3-Day Novel Writing; 960901 Writer's Block Contest: Genre fiction; 961015 Canadian Writer's Journal Fiction Contest; 961101 Valley Writers' Guild 6th Annual Poetry Contest. GENERAL RULES (unless otherwise specified): Original, unpublished and unaccepted work in English, typed or word-processed, single-sided, double-spaced, 8 1/2 x 11, pages numbered, no staples. To assure blind judging, include with each entry a SEPARATE cover page giving your name/ address/ tel.#, title(s) and word count. Title only on each page. No revisions after submission. Entries will not be critiqued or returned. Exceptions noted will require a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). Fees (if any) in Canadian $. Deadline is postmark. Send inquiries for any further info to addresses given below. 960830 Anvil Press International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest Labour Day Weekend 31 Aug 12:01 a.m. until 2 Sept at midnight. Entry fee: $25. Prize: the winning novel, if deemed of suitable quality, will be published by Anvil Press. Outlines permitted but novel must be written Labour Day weekend. Collaborations are permitted, no more than 2/novel. No length limits. Entries average 100 typewritten double-spaced pages. Entry form and details available from: ANVIL PRESS, #204-A 175 East Broadway, Vancouver BC V5T 1W2. Registration deadline 30 Aug. 1996. 960831 Literary Writes Competition. Theme: "Ten by Ten by Ten". Poetry, fiction or non-fiction up to 10 pages. Prizes $1000, $350 + Hon. mentions $75. Fee $10. Send to Federation of BC Writers, Box 2206, Main PO, Vancouver BC V6B 2W2, or to 400-905 West Pender, Vancouver BC V6C 1L6. Queries phone 604-683-2057. Deadline Aug. 15 1996. 960901 Writer's Block Contest: Genre fiction up to 5000 words. Prize $250 + paid publication. Entry fee $5. Include brief bio. SASE for return of ms. Mail to: Writing Contest, Writer's Block Magazine, Box 32, 9944-33 Ave., Edmonton AB T6N1E8. Deadline Sept. 1, 1996. 960930 filling station poetry/fiction. English and French. $150 + prizes + publication offered in categories of poetry (up to 75 lines) and fiction (up to 2500 words). Entry fee of $18 includes one year of _filling station_; $5 for each additional entry. (US$ outside Canada.) Include SASE for return of MS (optional). Include 20-word bio on cover sheet. Send to: PO Box 22135 Bankers Hall, Calgary Alberta T2P 4J5. Deadline 30 September '96. 960930 (Hamilton) Sesquicentennial Poetry Contest. (Residents of Greater Hamilton and Burlington only) Prizes: $150, $75, $50. Best forty poems to be published in _The Top Forty_ anthology. Fee $5/poem. Address: Hamilton Wentworth Creative Arts Inc., 401 Main St. W., Hamilton ON L8P 1K5. Fax (905)525-8292, phone (905)525-6644. Deadline September 30, 1996. 960930 Prairie Fire Poetry Contest. One entry consists of up to 3 poems, up to 3 pages each. Prizes $300-200-100 + payment for publication. Judge: Anne Szumigalski. Fee of $24 per submission includes one year of Prairie Fire for you or a friend. Include appropriate SASE if return of MS and/or notification desired. Send to 423-100 Arthur St., Winnipeg MB, R3B 1H3. Deadline 30 Sept. 1996. 961001 Celebration of Erotica Poetry Contest. Poems celebrating the erotic experience; "no pornography or aberrations." Max. 50 lines each, published or unpublished. Prizes $50, $30, $20 + publication in and copy of anthology. Fee $10 for up to 5 poems.. Send to: Moonstone Press, 167 Delaware St., London ON N5Z 2N6. Deadline 1 Oct. 1996. 961015 Canadian Writer's Journal Fiction Contest. Stories to 1200 words with $5 fee (credited toward subscription). Prizes $25-$100 + publication. Send SASE for complete rules. Mail to: Canadian Writer's Journal, Box 6618 Stn LCD 1, Victoria BC V8P 5N7. Deadline 15 October 1996. 961015 People's Poetry - 3rd Annual Contest. Four winners to be published in People's Poetry Letter. $300 in cash and book prizes. Minimum donation of $15 to the Milton Acorn includes subscription to People's Poetry Letter. Send up to 2 unpublished poems to: People's Poetry, Box 51531, 2060 Queen St. East, Toronto ON M4E 3V7. Deadline 15 Oct. 1996. 961031 Acorn-Rukeyser Chapbook Contest. Up to 30 pages of poems published or unpublished in the People's Poetry tradition as exemplified by Milton Acorn and Muriel Rukeyser. Fee $10 includes copy of the winning chapbook. All entries returned. Prize: publication, $100 + 50 copies. Send to: Acorn-Rukeyser Chapbook Contest, Unfinished Monument Press, 237 Prospect St S., Hamilton ON L8M 2Z6. Deadline 31 Oct. 1996. 961031 Sandburg-Livesay Anthology Contest. Fee of $10 for up to 10 poems of up to 80 lines each, published or unpublished, in the People's Poetry tradition as exemplified by Carl Sandburg and Dorothy Livesay. First prize: $100. All winners published in anthology, which all entrants receive. Send to: Sandburg-Livesay Anthology Contest, Unfinished Monument Press, 237 Prospect St S., Hamilton ON L8M 2Z6. Deadline 31 Oct. 1996. 961101 Valley Writers' Guild 6th Annual Poetry Contest. Maximum 60 lines per poem. Prizes: $50/$30/$20 + 5 HMs, all to be published in THE GRIST MILL V.6 (Fall '97). Non-members may send up to 4 poems, $2 per poem. VWG members may send 2 poems free, $1 per poem thereafter, no limit. Send 2 copies, one with name, address and tel. number, to VWG 6th Annual Poetry Contest, c/o Shiv Chopra, 6157 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick ON K4M 1B3. For winners list send SASE to VWG, Box 32 Spencerville ON K0E 1X0. Info tel. (613)658-5245. Deadline 1 November 1996. 961103 The Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. Prizes $2500 and $1000, + publication of the winning piece in _Books in Canada_. Eligibility: Canadian citizens or landed immigrants; all writers who have not been published in book format. Non-fiction and fiction prose (specify on cover page), 2000-2500 words. SASE if return of manuscript desired. $25 entry fee. Winners TBA in January. Send to: The Writers' Union of Canada, 24 Ryerson Ave., Toronto ON M5T 2P3. Deadline 3 Nov. '96. 961130 Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award. Honouring the founder of the Canadian Poetry Association. Enter 24 pages of poetry, published or unpublished, any style. Title of MS should be on each page, but not author's name. All entries will be returned. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning chapbook, published by Mekler & Deahl. The winner will receive $100 + 10 copies. Entry fee $10 payable to the Canadian Poetry Association. Send to: Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, Canadian Poetry Association, PO Box 22571, St. George P.O., Toronto ON M5S 1V0. Deadline 30 November 1996. 961130 Herb Barrett Short Poetry Award. Prizes $75-50-25 + publication in anthology (copy to all entrants). Fee $10 (1-2 poems) or $15 (3 or more poems) payable to CPA Hamilton. Send poems (one per page) of up to 4 lines, published or unpublished, in English or with English translation, in the haiku tradition: "After preparing the scene... the haiku describes a dynamic action that is part of the rhythms of life." To: Hamilton Haiku Press, 237 Prospect St., S., Hamilton ON L8M 2Z6. Deadline 30 November 1996. 961130 Prairie Fire Micro Fiction. Submission = up to three pieces of no more than 500 words each. Up to five prizes of $100 + payment for publication. Judge: David Arnason. Fee of $24 per submission includes one year of Prairie Fire for you or a friend. Include appropriate SASE if return of MS and/or notification desired. Send to 423-100 Arthur St., Winnipeg MB, R3B 1H3. Deadline November 30, 1996. 961130 Mother Tongues 3rd Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. Prizes $400 and $200, plus publication. For guidelines send SASE to Mother Tongues Press, 290 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2K6. Deadline Nov. 30 '96. 961215 The Fiddlehead 1996 Writing Contest - "National Sports". "Sport" is loosely interpreted. $300 each for best story and best poem, plus publication in 1997. Up to 10 pages per entry. Fee $18 per entry (+$8 outside Canada) includes a year of The Fiddlehead. Send SASE for optional return of manuscript. To: National Sports, THE FIDDLEHEAD, UNB PO Box 4400, Fredericton NB Canada E3B 5A3. Deadline 15 Dec. 1996. 970131 9th Annual Short Grain Writing Contest. 500 words or less, per entry. Categories: dramatic monologue (a self-contained speech given by a single character), postcard story (narrative fiction), prose poem (lyric poem written as prose paragraph(s)). Prizes in each category: $500-$300-$200. Fees per category: $20 (min.) for 2 entries + $5 each for additional entries. (In US$ if from US.) Includes one year of GRAIN (new, renewal or gift). Send entries specifying category to: Short Grain, Box 1154, Regina SK S4P 3B4 (to be confirmed). Include SASE for notification (only) if desired. INFORMATION: GRAIN@BAILEY2.UNIBASE.COM Deadline: 31 January 1997. 970131 The Amethyst Review writing contest. Theme: "Storms." (natural, political, emotional, etc. Interpret the theme as you wish). First prize $50. Short story (max 5000 words) or poems (up to 5 poems, up to 200 lines each). Fee of $12 includes one year subscription. Include pseudonym on cover page and each page of entry. To: The Amethyst Review, 23 Riverside Ave., Truro NS B2N 4G2. Deadline January 31'97. 970415 3rd Annual People's Poem Contest. Minimum fee of $15 includes a subscription to PEOPLE'S POETRY LETTER and supports the Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award. $300 in cash and book prizes. Send one or two unpublished poems to: People's Poetry, Box 51531, 2060 Queen St. East, Toronto ON M4E 3V7. (Probable) deadline April 15, 1997. QUARTERLY: Okanagan Award. Short story max 3000 words. Canadian residents or Canadians residing abroad. $125 + publication in _Canadian Author_. Winter '96 winner: Roma Quapp. Include SASE for return of MS. Send to: W.D. Valgardson, Fiction Editor, c/o 27 Doxsee Ave. N., Campbellford ON L0L 1L0.