Friday, January 21, 2011

Calling All Writers! The 2011 EWF Writing Competitions for Adults, Teens and Juniors

The eighth annual Elora Writers’ Festival Writing Competition welcomes entries in its prose and poetry categories.  Adults (19 and older) are invited to submit a short story or personal essay (maximum 2000 words), and poetry up to 75 lines (may be 1-3 poems).  The EWF Young Writers Contest is open to teens (13-18) and youth (12 and under) in two categories. Teens may submit a short story (maximum 2000 words), and poetry up to 75 lines (may be 1-3 poems). Juniors may submit a short story (maximum 700 words) and poetry (1 poem, maximum 40 lines).

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category.  The winners will be announced at the Elora Writers’ Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2011, and the winning entries (prose and poetry) will be posted on the Elora Arts Council web site, with the authors’ permission.

The deadline for submission is Friday, April 29, 2011 and adult submissions should include a $15 entry fee (cheques can be made out to the Elora Writers’ Festival).  Complete details and an entry form will be available soon at the Elora Arts Council web site,

Contact Jean Mills at for more information about the Young Writers contest (, and Julia Browne,, for information about the Adult (Open) contest.

For details about 2013, go here...