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    by Philip Rivard - 0 Comment(s)

    It’s always frustrating to hear about a good contest a week before the deadline, leading to a crammed submission or missed opportunity, so we’re gonna pass this one along nice and early. It’s Freefall magazine’s 2011 annual prose and poetry contest. The deadline is December 31, 2011. This leaves five months to prepare and polish 4000 words of prose or 5 poems.

    Click here for full details and the contest entry form.

    Not familiar with FreeFall? Here’s what the Calgary magazine of "exquisite writing" is all about:

    Freefall was founded in 1990 and published by the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society until 2008.

    FreeFall is a literary magazine that is published twice a year in print. We publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, visual arts (artwork and photography in high contrast black and white format), literary reviews, author interviews, author focus.

    Mission Statement Is to encourage the voices of new, emerging, and experienced Canadian writers and provide a platform for their quality work. Although we accept work from all over the world we maintain a commitment to 85% Canadian content.

    The current issue showcases the 2010 contest winners, so make sure you check it out, to get a feel for the content, before deciding what you want to submit. The library holds issues of Freefall from all the way back to its first volume, 21 years ago, in the Local History room on the 4th floor of the Central library.

    The 2011 guest editor/contest judge is Stephanie Bolster. Stephanie won the Governor General’s Award and the Gerald Lampert Award in 1998 as well as the Archibald Lampman Award in 2000. She has taught creative writing at Concordia University since 2000. Check out some of her work in the library catalogue:

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