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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (For complete rules and regulations, see

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.

• 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• Only original, unpublished texts will be accepted.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.

• 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 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.

• 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.

• 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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