25th Trillium Award

Submit Your Fiction to the Alice Munro Short Story Competition

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With the news of Alice Munro's well-deserved Trillium Award still fresh, now is the perfect time to submit your short story to the 2013 Alice Munro Writers & Readers Festival Short Story Competition. This is an annual award open to unpublished and emerging writers of short fiction. The festival, which takes place in Wingham from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, is the perfect opportunity for writers to make connections, meet old friends and celebrate the life of Alice Munro. Guest speeches, writing workshops and a walking tour of Munro's Wingham are included in the weekend's activities.

Competition Guidelines:

"Writers are encouraged to submit their work and fulfill the criteria: entries must be typed using standard fonts such as Times Roman, Helvetica or Arial, size 11 or 12, double spaced on plain white paper. The entrants name must appear only on the cover page and all pages must be numbered clearly. Entries cannot exceed 5000 words. Stories must be written in English. Copyright remains property of the author. All contestants must have Canadian connections to be eligible for the 2013 Alice Munro Writers & Readers Short Story Completion.

"Monetary prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners in both adult and teen (age 13-19 as of August 1) categories. Selected authors will be invited to read from their entries at a Gala Event during the 2013 Festival Weekend, September 27-29, 2013. Winners will be celebrated at the Gala event on Saturday, September 28 in Wingham, Ontario, home of the first Festival and short story competition created by the volunteers of the local Horticultural Society.

"Contest entries must be postmarked on or before August 1, 2023. Entries must be submitted in hard-copy to Box 90, Wingham, Ontario with a digital copy forwarded to [email protected]. Adult entries must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee per story and Teen category submissions must be accompanied by $10 entry fee, both payable online by Paypal. No more than three entries will be accepted from any one writer in the 2013 competition. Complete contest rules and entry forms are available at www.AliceMunroFestival.ca. For more information, email [email protected] or call 519-523-4328 | 519-441-7629."

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