Quebec Writing Competition 2014

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$15.00 USD

Ends on 5/30/2014

Size limit: 1200 words

Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting. If you have problems using our submission form, please send us an email at deanna@qwf.org.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (For complete rules and regulations, see www.cbc.ca/qwc)

Eligibility
The competition is open to those 18 years or older who have resided in Quebec for at least the last 6 months, with the following exceptions:
• Employees of the CBC and of the contest sponsors, and their immediate families.
• Winners of the previous year’s Quebec Writing Competition.

Requirements
• Only fiction and creative non-fiction written in English are eligible.
• Maximum length: 1,200 words.
• Word counts are strictly enforced. They do not include the title of the work.
• Only original, unpublished texts will be accepted.
• Texts must be double-spaced.
• Each page must be numbered and include the title ONLY. DO NOT include author’s name on the text pages.

Entries
• Writers may submit as many texts as they wish.
• There is a non-refundable $15 submission fee for each piece submitted (payment by credit card or PayPal).
• Writers should send in final versions of texts only. No revisions will be accepted once the text has been submitted.
• Confirmation of receipt will be issued automatically for online submissions only.
• Entries can also be submitted by mail. See www.cbc.ca/qwc for separate guidelines and downloadable entry forms.
• Writers retain ownership of the copyright to their texts, subject to what is provided for in the contest regulations.
• In the event that a submission is chosen for publication elsewhere before the winners are announced, the author must notify CBC or QWF immediately and withdraw the Submission.



Prizes
• There are three cash prizes: $1,500 for First Prize, $1,000 for Second Prize, and $300 for a “Reader’s Choice” prize (as determined by the public).
• The text of the First Prize winner will be published in Maisonneuve magazine and the text of the Second Prize Winner will be published on the Maisonneuve magazine website.
• The texts of the First and Second Prize winners will be broadcast on CBC Radio’s Cinq à Six.
• 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.
• The three winners will be honoured at the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s annual Literary Awards Gala, held on November 18, 2014.

Deadline
• All entries and payments must be submitted (or postmarked, in the case of entries submitted by mail) by 11:59 pm May 31st, 2014 (Eastern Standard Time).

See the RULES AND REGULATIONS for complete details.

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