The Great Northern Canada
Writing Contest 2009
To enter, submit a piece of prose (fiction or non-fiction) up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik or Northern Labrador.
First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond magazine.
Special Emerging Writer Prizeof $250, and publication in above&beyond magazine. This is for writers who have never been published for payment. To qualify, identify yourself as an "emerging writer" on the cover sheet you submit with your entry.
Entries should be typed and double-spaced with the title (but not your name) on each numbered page. Submit a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, word count, and indicate if your story is fiction or non-fiction.
Mail entries to:
Great Northern Canada Writing Contest
Yellowknife NT X1A 2N9
Deadline for entries: April 30, 2009
Winners will be announced at the NorthWords Writers Festival June 11- 14, 2008, in Yellowknife.
Previously published entries (and that includes publication on the Internet in any format) are not eligible.
The following are ineligible: Current and past (after 2003) contributors to above&beyond and their families, organizers and paid participants of the NorthWords Writers Festival and their families.