Our friends at SFU sent along some information about their Summer Publishing Workshop humour contest, which we're happy to share with you below. And don't forget our own writing contest is now open to entries. Deadline is September 10, 2010 and you can check out the details by clicking on "Writing Contest" on the blue header at the top of this page.
Here are the details on the SFU contest in their own words:
The Summer Publishing Workshops at SFU in Vancouver focus on six topic areas: book publishing, magazine publishing, editing, design, new media, and writing. The workshops are developed in association with Canada's foremost publishing professionals.
Think you’re funny? Let us be the judge of that.
The SFU Summer Publishing Workshops has partnered with an amazing group of literary organizations to offer the best writer of humour a chance to win big! If you can make us laugh the hardest, you can win:
• Two tickets to the Symposium on the Book (humour) on July 18th
• Two complete sets of books from each of the authors at the symposium
• Two nights at the Delta Suites Vancouver
• Passes for two to an event during the Vancouver International Writers Festival
• A year’s subscription to The Walrus magazine
• A year’s subscription to The Globe and Mail
• The latest book from esteemed designer Robert Bringhurst (CCSP Press)
• Dinner with the authors and panelists in the symposium
All we want is a 500-700 word essay of your best humour writing. Three judges will make the final selection and we will announce the winner on July 14th. Be prepared to have your piece read on air by North by Northwest and published on Books on the Radio and the SFU Summer Publishing website.
Deadline for entries is: Monday, July 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Send your submission to one of three places by mail, email or in person. Be sure to clearly label it SYMPOSIUM CONTEST.
SFU Summer Publishing Workshops
3573-515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
North by Northwest
Vancouver, BC V6B 4A2
The Vancouver International Writers Festival
202-1398 Cartwright St.
Vancouver BC, V6H 3R8
Space is still available in many of our Publishing Workshops this July and August, including Symposium on the Book. For information please visit http://www.ccsp.sfu.ca/pubworks