For all of you who are either sitting on a wonderful, previously unpublished 1,200 to 1,500 word short story or who write best with a quickly approaching deadline, the CBC Canada Writes Short Story Prize is open and accepting submissions until November 1.
If Creative Nonfiction is more of your bag then you can relax a bit. Look for that contest to open December 1, 2011 and close on February 1, 2011. The Creative Nonfiction Prize awards to the best original, unpublished works of creative nonfiction that are between 1,200 and 1,500 words in length.
And if you’re completely unprepared for either of those deadlines, or if writing 140 characters is more appealing and attainable than writing 1,200 to 1,500 words, watch out for the first Canada Writes Twitter Challenge on Tuesday, October 25th.