Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Call to Writers

Short Story Contest

Scene of the Crime Festival presents the Wolfe Island Prize for First Canadian Short Crime Fiction.

First Prize: $100

Second Prize: $50

Third Prize: $35

Contest Guidelines

‚ Contest open to Canadian citizens or those resident in Canada and not previously published in the mystery or crime fiction genre.

  • ‚ Previous 1st place winners are ineligible
  • ‚ Submission deadline May 15, 2008
  • ‚ Send submission as MSWord or RTF attachment by email to [email protected].
  • In order to facilitate blind judging, include a cover page with author name, address, phone number and email address
  • ‚ Story must be in English and must not exceed 3500 words
  • ‚Stories must be original and unpublished
  • ‚ Stories must be fiction and a mystery (crime, suspense, private eye, etc.)
  • ‚No changes will be allowed to a story once it has been received
  • Winners will be notified by email on or before June 30,
  • Results will be posted on the Scene of the Crime website
  • If you wish your story to be critiqued, please send a cheque for $10 made out to Scene of the Crime Festival to: Short Story Contest, 185 Hopewell Ave. Ottawa, ON K1S 2Z4



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