Two Writing Contests from "The Antigonish Review"--deadline May 31 & June 30

The Antigonish Review Announces Two Writing Contests -

The Eighth Annual Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest AND

The Fourth Annual Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize

$2,400 in Prizes!


Fiction: postmarked by May 31, 2009
Poetry: postmarked by June 30, 2009

Guidelines: Previously published works, works accepted for publication or simultaneous submissions are ineligible. No electronic submissions, please. Fiction entries must be typed, double-spaced, one side of page only - poetry must be single-spaced. Please include a separate cover sheet containing your identifying information as well as the titles of all entries. Your name must appear ONLY on the cover page.

Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize: Stories on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 20 pages.

First prize: $600 & publication; Second prize: $400 & publication; Third prize: $200 & publication

Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest: Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 4 pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems.

First prize: $600 & publication; Second prize: $400 & publication; Third prize: $200 & publication

Entry Fee: Canada and the United States - $25; Outside of North America $35 for either contest. Bonus: You may enter both contests for an additional $10. You may enter as often as you like; only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription which will begin with the fall issue, 2008. Make cheques or money orders payable to The Antigonish Review.

Mail submissions to: The Antigonish Review Contest, Box 5000, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2G 2W5. For further information, email (replace (at) with @), Phone 902-867-3962 or visit our website at .

ENTRIES WILL NOT BE RETURNED; only winners will be notified by Sept. 1, 2008. List of winners will be available at our web site: www.antigonishreview.com.

We acknowledge the support of: St. Francis Xavier University; The Canada Council, The Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage; and the Publications Assistance Program of the Government of Canada.

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