And for those who like contests...

Here's another -- this one for personal essay.... 

 

Call for Submissions

First Person Narrative National Essay Contest
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

This Year’s Topic ~ Once I Was A Child
Essay Length ~ 2000-2500 words.


1st prize      $500.00
2nd prize     $300.00
3rd prize     $200.00

With a special prize of $100.00 for Best Under Nineteen

Prizewinning essays to be selected by award winning author and Giller Prize nominee
Wayson Choy and by Sarah Sheard
writer and mentor with Humber School For Writers


Extended Submission Due Date ~ September 30, 2008
Prize Winners announced ~ December 15, 2008


Entries should be previously unpublished, typed, single-sided, and double-spaced with your name, address, telephone number and story title on a separate sheet. Parent/Guardian signature required for anyone under 19. Forms can be found on our web site. Entry fee is $25.00 payable to Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives by cheque or online at www.clga.ca. Free for anyone under 19.


Send your stories to
Managing Editor, The Archivist
106 Walpole Avenue
Toronto ON M4L 2J3
or to jacoffey@rogers.com


The contest is open to all ages and all backgrounds.

All entries will be considered for publication in Keeping Our Stories Alive, Volume 1, A Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Coffey at jacoffey@rogers.com

 

~kc

also blogging as leftwriter 

Comments

What does this contest sponsored by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives have to do with the SiWC? 

Dear 'Anonymous',
We like to highlight news in the local writing community, and this contest is part of that. Our e-newsletter is devoted strictly to all things SiWC, but this blog is a more casual place, and we try to publish any sorts of events or news that might be of interest.
~kc

Thanks for the clarification. Blog followers might also be interested in checking out some of the many other contests available to them which have been compiled on the Federation of BC Writers' website: http://www.bcwriters.com/awards.php . I see the SiWC contest is listed there, too. Just one day left!