Friday, July 06, 2012


Dear Friends, Readers, Writers, and Colleagues,

The Puritan is proud to announce Canada's newest literary contest! The Inaugural Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence recognizes the best in fiction and poetry for 2012. The winner in each field will receive a generous prize package including monetary compensation as well as a collection of books from some of Canada's most celebrated small presses. The winning entries will also appear in The Puritan's upcoming end-of-the-year Best-Of Print Anthology. Be the first to pin the longest literary prize title in Canada onto your list of accolades. Brave the frontier today!

Fiction winner: $650/ Poetry winner: $350

Prize Package includes approximately $500 worth of books for both winners! Titles come from Chaudiere Books, Coach House Books, Cormorant Books, ECW Press, Freehand Books, Goose Lane Editions, Insomniac Press, Mansfield Press, Pedlar Press, and Tightrope Books!

Publication in the Best-Of Anthology and online!

Cost per submission: $10

Fiction up to 12,000 words / Poetry up to 3 pages; Open to International Writers

Multiple submissions accepted; Deadline is September 30, 2012.

Visit our submissions page for more information and to learn how to submit (it's that easy)!
Hope to see your work! Help us spread the word by informing friends, students, and fellow writers. Tweet it, post it, blog it, and help us make two people happy!

The Puritan Editors

The Puritan: Frontiers of New English
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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