Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Announcing the 2014 EWF Short Story Contest

We're back!
     After taking a year off, the 10th EWF writing contest returns to welcome local writers of any age or experience to win prizes for their unpublished short stories exploring the theme Home.
     Writers in Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Grey-Bruce, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions are encouraged to submit their short stories to the new and revamped 2014 EWF Short Story Contest, a feature of the 20th annual Elora Writers’ Festival taking place on Sunday, May 25 in Aboyne Hall at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

The winners will be announced here, on the Festival blogsite at noon on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Prizes will be presented to any winners attending the Elora Writers’ Festival on Sunday, May 25, 2014.  Attendance at the Elora Writers’ Festival is not required in order to win a prize.

Contest judges include Kitchener-Waterloo writers Sharon Blomfield, whose travel articles have appeared in many Canadian and international publications, and Heather Wright, author of Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens. Also among the judges are Guelph’s Kira Vermond, whose book for young readers, The Secret Life of Money was nominated for the OLA’s Red Maple award; short story author Lisa McLean; playwright and author Heather Debling; Wellington Advertiser reporter and columnist Kelly Waterhouse; and Fergus’s Lisa Dalrymple, author of the children’s picture book Skink on the Brink.

Why this year’s local focus? Past EWF writing contests attracted submissions from writers across North America and around the world, but this year – the Festival’s 20th Anniversary – the focus is on celebrating the community that has faithfully shared in the annual afternoon of readings by such diverse Canadian literary stars as Nino Ricci, Louise Penny, Terry Fallis, Thomas King, Priscilla Uppal, Jean Little – and so many more. This year, The Elora Writers’ Festival welcomes readers and writers Home.

Contest Details
Eligibility: Residents of Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin and Hamilton-Wentworth counties
Deadline:  Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 4, 2014  Thursday, April 17.

Categories:  Adult (20+) 2000 words; Teen (14-19) 2000 words; Youth (13 and under) 1000 words.
Theme: Home (whatever that means to each individual writer…)

How to Enter:  Mail your story – typed, double-spaced (double-sided is acceptable) – to EWF Short Story Contest, c/o Elora Arts Council, PO Box 3084, Elora ON N0B 1S0. Include a title page with name, contact information including email, and title of submission. To ensure blind judging, the author’s name should not appear anywhere on the story manuscript. Writers of shortlisted stories will be asked to send an electronic copy of their story for final judging.

Entry Fee:  Please note that submissions to the Adult category (20 and older) must include a $15 entry fee.
Prizes:  Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. 
Adult: $200, $150, $100
Teen: $200, $150, $100
Youth: $150, $100, $50
Contact:  For more information, contact Jean Mills, the Contest Chair, at EWFwritingcontest@gmail.com


The deadline has been extended. Go here for details!!http://elorawritersfestival.blogspot.ca/2014/04/wake-up-ewf-short-story-contest.html

1 comment:

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