Non-Fiction Contest--deadline April 15

EVENT Non-Fiction Contest 2009

http://event. douglas.bc. ca/community/ event-magazine/ contestdetails. html


Three winners will each receive $500 plus payment for publication in Event 38/3. Other manuscripts may be published.

Final Judge: John Burns

John Burns is executive editor of Vancouver magazine . Previously, he was managing editor and books editor of the Georgia Straight. He has worked as an editor, reporter, and freelance reviewer and broadcaster, and is currently working on this third book, a novel for teens. He teaches Writing for Magazines at Capilano and Kwantlen universities.

Our past judges include: Timothy Taylor, Keath Fraser, Myrna Kostash,Andreas Schroeder, Sharon Butala, Tom Wayman, Di Brandt, Terry Glavin, Karen Connelly and Charles Montgomery.

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 from Event for $9 (CAN$13 for overseas residents). Postage and GST included.

Note: Previously published material, or material accepted elsewhere for publication, cannot be considered. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced. The writer should not be identified on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with the writer's name, address, phone number / email, and the title(s) of the story (stories) enclosed. Include a SASE (Canadian postage / IRCs / US$1).Douglas College employees are not eligible to enter.

Entry fee: Multiple entr
ies are allowed, however, each entry must be accompanied by a $29.95 entry fee (includes GST 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.

Deadline for entries: Postmarked by April 15, 2009.

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