Grain Magazine's 22nd Annual Writing Contest, is accepting entries until April 1, 2010 (postmarked). Grain still awards $6000 in cash prizes! The entry fee is still $30.00 which includes a one year subscription! Our judges are counted among Canada's finest writers! One entry fee allows you to enter a maximum of two entries in either of two categories: Poetry in any form to a maximum of 100 lines; Short Fiction in any style to a maximum of 2500 words.
Judges are: Jennifer Still, Poetry, and Lee Henderson, Short Fiction. Four prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st prize=$1,250, 2nd prize=$750, 1st and 2nd runners up=$500 each. Consult Grain's website, grainmagazine.ca for complete rules.
About our contest judges:
Jennifer Still's second poetry collection, Girlwood, the manuscript of which won the 2008 John V. Hicks Award, is forthcoming with Brick Books in spring, 2011. Her first book, Saltations (Thistledown), was nominated for three Saskatchewan Book Awards. She is the recipient of the 2008 Saskatchewan Emerging Artist Award; also in 2008 she was a finalist (twice) for the CBC Literary Awards. Co-founder of JackPine Press, Jennifer now lives in Winnipeg.
Lee Henderson is the author of the award-winning short story collection The Broken Record Technique and the novel The Man Game. He is a contributing editor to the art magazines Border Crossings and Contemporary and has published fiction and art criticism in numerous periodicals. His fiction has twice been featured in the Journey Prize Anthology. He lives in Vancouver.
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