WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished work of creative nonfiction between 1200 and 1500 words.WHEN: Competition runs from January 1 to March 1, 2016.
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.
HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by going to their website, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.
A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
The Creative Nonfiction Prize includes memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles. While the events must be real and the facts true, creative nonfiction conveys your message through the use of literary techniques such as characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, narrative and personal reflection. In works of creative nonfiction, the writer’s voice and opinion are evident. The work should be accessible to a general reading audience (i.e., not written for a specialized or academic audience).