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EVENT Invites Submissions for the 2013 Creative Non-Fiction Contest

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EVENT Literary Journal

EVENT is an award-winning literary journal that publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews and notes on writing by new and established writers in Canada and from around the world. EVENT is a strong supporter of literary non-fiction. Their annual Creative Non-Fiction Contest deadline is soon and they are inviting submissions. Contest details follow.

From our friends at EVENT:

$1,500 in prizes available, plus publication. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as the judge sees fit (i.e., two prizes at $750 each, or three at $500 each, or one at $1,000 and one at $500). Publication in EVENT 42/3 (December 2013), with standard publication payment. Other manuscripts may be published. Preliminary judging by the editors of EVENT.

Final Judge: Russell Wangersky. Wangersky’s most recent novel, The Glass Harmonica, won the 2010 BMO Winterset Award and was long-listed for the ReLit Awards. His previous book, Burning Down the House, won non-fiction awards from both coasts, as well as the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. The Hour of Bad Decisions was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. Wangersky lives and works in St. John’s, where he is an editor and columnist with the St. John’s Telegram. His new book, Whirl Away, is a collection of short stories, and has been nominated for the Giller prize.

Details: Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Check your library for back issues of EVENT with previous winning entries and judges’ comments. Contest back issues are available for $9 (includes taxes and postage; US$12 for American residents; CAN$15 for overseas residents).


  • Previously published material, either in print or online, or material accepted elsewhere for publication, cannot be considered.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Do not identify yourself on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number / email, and title(s).
  • Send to EVENT (see address below).
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • If entrants wish feedback and commentary on manuscripts, please check out our Readers Service for Writers page on our website.
  • Douglas College students, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Douglas College students may enter two years after completing courses at Douglas College.
  • Contest results are posted on our website and through social media in August.
  • The winning entries and judges essay are published in the December issue of EVENT.

Entry fee: Multiple entries are allowed, however, each entry must be accompanied by a $34.95 entry fee(includes taxes and a one-year subscription; make cheque or international money order payable to EVENT). Those already subscribing will receive a one-year extension. American and overseas entrants please pay in US dollars. Payment can also be made via our website and PayPal (see Contest page).

Deadline for entries: Postmarked April 15, 2023.

Send entries to:

EVENT Non-Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 2503
New Westminster, BC
Canada V3L 5B2
Tel.: (604) 527-5293
email: [email protected]
website: http://eventmags.com

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