The Writers' Union of Canada Awards and Competitions
Deadline: Varies according to award
Eligibility: All works must be written by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
Value: Please see Description for values of each award
The Writers' Union of Canada
90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5C 1P1
Description: Danuta Gleed Literary Award-- Deadline is January 31, annually. Best first collection of short stories in English published in the previous calendar year. Winner receives $5,000, with two runner-up prizes of $500 each.
Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers-- Deadline is November 3, annually. Awarded to encourage the discovery of developing writers. Fiction or non-fiction works of unpublished prose up to 2,500 words in English are judged. First prize is an award of $2,500.
Postcard Story Competition-- Deadline is February 14 annually. This award is open to all writers for a work of text in any genre of up to 250 words in length. The prize is $500.
Writing for Children Competition-- Deadline is April 23, annually. Awarded for the best fiction or non-fiction work in English written for children. The work can be up to 1,500 words in length, and must not have been previously published. Winning authors must not have a contract with a publisher. The prize is $1,500.
Further Details: Contact the Writers' Union of Canada for further details.
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