Forest of Reading programs

The Forest of Reading programs designed by the Ontario Library Association promotes Canadian literature for young readers, their teachers, school-librarians, public librarians, authors, illustrators, and publishers.  Check out this blog, CanLit for Little Canadians, to find out more about the programs and the books they have nominated for awards.

Tell it Slant: the Fiddlehead’s annual writing contest

This is your final reminder that the deadline for the Fiddlehead's 25th annual writing contest is December 1, 2015.  Poetry and short fiction.  See their website for details!

Prairie Fire: 2014 Contest Winners and 2015 Contest Entries

Prairie Fire has announced the winners of their 2014 writing contests (poetry, creative non fiction, fiction).  Come to their website and read some excerpts of the writing.

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2015 – why not enter?

Giller jury If you have a book published this year within the guidelines set by the information presented on this website, why not enter it in this year's Scotiabank Giller Awards?  You don't know unless you try.  Submissions deadlines here.

Polar Expressions Publishing’s 8th Annual Summer Writing Contest

Welcome to Polar Expressions Publishing's 2015 National Summer Writing contest.  It is open to Canadians and Canadian residents of all ages, and includes a separate division for younger writers.  If you would like the chance to be published, visit their website and read the rules and download an entry form.

Prairie Fire and McNally Robinson Booksellers announce 2015 annual writing contests!

Prairie Fire Press and McNally Robinson Booksellers present THE 2015 ANNUAL WRITING CONTESTS WITH $6,000 IN PRIZES! Prairie Fire is now accepting entries for the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests. Although our deadline is November 30 (postmarked), you may submit anytime. By entering the Banff Centre Bliss Carman … Continue reading Prairie Fire and McNally Robinson Booksellers announce 2015 annual writing contests!

VELOCITY: Kootenay Literary Competition

Experience The Creative Power – and win some prize money while you’re at it. The 2014/15 Kootenay Literary Competition is now open. “Velocity” is our theme for this year so get your pens revved up! Writers may interpret the theme in any way they like, and approach it through any of the genre categories. The theme … Continue reading VELOCITY: Kootenay Literary Competition

PRISM International Poetry and Fiction Contest Winners

PRISM International, the journal of the Creative Writing program at UBC, has published the winners of the 2014 Poetry and Fiction Contest.  Read all about it in the latest issue, Summer 2014, available now at Selkirk College Library.

Selkirk Instructor Myler Wilkinson Wins Fiddlehead Prize!

Atlantic Canada's foremost literary journal, the Fiddlehead, announced the winners of this year's prizes, and that included Myler Wilkinson's short fiction piece, The Blood of Slaves.  You can see his short fiction work in the Spring 2014 issue of the Fiddlehead, available here in the Library (Castlegar).  Congratulations Myler!