Thursday, November 19, 2015

The 2016 EWF Short Story Contest is open for business!

Our annual writing contest is back! Need details? See below....

Come on! Get going! 
Who/Word count
Prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Entry Fee
Age 20+
2000 words maximum
$200, $150, $100
$15/each entry
Age 15-19
2000 words maximum
$200, $150, $100
Age 14-under
1000 words maximum
$150, $100, $50

* Open to writers age 20+ who reside in Canada
**Open to young writers who reside in Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton and
 Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions

Here’s what you need to know about your entry:

·       Sorry, no emailed entries

·       Include your Title Page: category, story title, writer’s name, address, email (Youth/Teen writers may use parent or teacher email for contact information). 

·       Include your Story with title (writer’s name should not appear on any page of story). There's no theme, so anything goes.

·       Adult Category: Please include entry fee of $15 (Cheque to Elora Arts Council)

·       Teen and Youth Categories: Please indicate age on title page

·       Deadline: Postmarked by Wednesday, April 6, 2016

·       Shortlisted authors will be contacted for electronic copy

Send double-spaced, printed entries (with $15 entry fee for Adult category) to:
EWF Short Story Contest, c/o Elora Arts Council, Box 3084, Elora ON N0B 1S0

Winners will be announced 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 22, 2016 on the Elora Writers’ Festival blogsite and will have the opportunity to have their winning stories published on our blogsite.

Winners will also be announced - and prizes presented to any winners present - during the intermission of Festival2016, Sunday, May 29, 2016. And no, you don't have to be present to receive your prize.

Get going! Get running! Get writing!

Questions? Contact:  Jean Mills, Contest Chair, at

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