Last year, we received more than 70 entries. From those, two winners were selected: Barbara Sibbald’s Waiting won top honours; Theresa Ann Wallace’s Camping at Mont Tremblant was the runner-up.
And so, aspiring writers, brush the digital dust off your virtual manuscripts and submit them to us no later than midnight on FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016. Early-bird entries received no later than MARCH 24, 2016 will be entered to win two passes to enjoy the Thermal Experience at Nordik Spa-Nature.
Entries are restricted to 2,500 words or less
Entries must not have been published elsewhere
The contest is open to residents of the National Capital Region, excluding residents of Quebec
Cost of entry is $20, which includes a one-year subscription to Ottawa Magazine
Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges through a blind-judging process
The winner will receive $500, the runner-up $250, and both stories will be published by June 1, 2016 online and will appear in the Summer 2016 issue of Ottawa Magazine. All submissions may be considered for publication on Ottawa Magazine’s website.
Participants may enter as many times as they wish (each entry, however, requires $20 fee), but once submitted, entries may not be submitted to other contests (or published elsewhere) until the winning entries have been announced on June 1, 2016.
For further details, and a link for where to submit, click here. Those who’ve submitted will then be contacted by Ottawa Magazine in order to process payment.
“A SHORT STORY IS THE ULTIMATE CLOSE-UP MAGIC TRICK – A COUPLE OF THOUSAND WORDS TO TAKE YOU AROUND THE UNIVERSE OR BREAK YOUR HEART.”
– NEIL GAIMAN