To enter, submit a piece of prose, either fiction or non-fiction, of up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Nunavik. Previously published items are not eligible.
Deadline is April 30, 2011. That means they must be postmarked by that date.
First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal.
Special Emerging Writer Prize of $250 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal, for writers who have never been published for payment. To qualify, identify yourself "emerging writer" on the cover sheet you submit with your entry.
Winners will be announced at the 5th Annual NorthWords Writers Festival in Yellowknife, NWT on June 2 - 5, 2011.
The following are not eligible: Staff and contractors of above&beyond magazine and their families, writers who have been published in above&beyond in the last five years, organizers and paid participants of the NorthWords Writers Festival and their families.
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