"The Malahat Review" Open Season Awards--deadline Nov 1

2010 Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the first-annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction.


2010 Deadline

The deadline for the 2010 Open Season Awards is November 1, 2009 (postmark date).


Poetry: up to three poems per entry; maximum length for each poem is 100 lines.

Short fiction and creative non-fiction: one story or article per entry; with a maximum length of 2500 words. Please indicate word count on the first page.

Entry fee required for all categories:

$35 CAD for Canadian entries;

$40 US for American entries;

$45 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America.

Entrants receive a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review for themselves or a friend.

Entrants may submit to any or all categories more than once; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own entry fee.

Entrants’ anonymity is preserved throughout the judging. Contact information (including an email address) must not appear on the submission, but on a separate page, along with entry title (or titles in the case of poetry entries).

Entries already published, accepted, or submitted elsewhere are ineligible.

No entries will be accepted by email.

No entries will be
returned, even if accompanied by an SASE.

The winner and finalists will be notified via email.

Other entrants will not be notified about the judges’ decisions even if an SASE is enclosed for this purpose.

The winner and finalists in each category will be announced on the Malahat web site, and in Malahat lite, the magazine’s electronic newsletter, in April 2010.

Winning entries will be published in The Malahat Review’s Spring 2010 issue.

Inquiries to .(replace (at) with @)

Send entries to:

The Malahat Review

Open Season Awards

University of Victoria

P.O. Box 1700


Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2


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