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13 Short Story Contests in Canada

13 Short Story Contests in Canada

Fiction ContestsCalling all Canadian Fiction writers! Here are 13 upcoming short story contests by Canadian literary organizations.

All of these short story contests are open Canada-wide for authors of fiction and all are open to emerging writers. Most offer cash prizes. Prizes range from $25 to $10,000.  Some offer paid Publication in addition to a cash prize.

Many literary organizations offer contests instead of regular submissions and the submissions received are considered for standard publication as well as for the contest. So in some cases, even if you don’t win, you still have a chance of being published!

Contest Organizer Genre Due Date Entry Fee Prize(s)
IFWA Short Story Contest Imaginative Fiction Writers Association Speculative Fiction May 5, 2018 Cost of “When World’s Collide” Registration $125.00, First
$100.00, Second
$75.00, Third
$25.00, Honourable mentions x7
Lush Triumphant Literary Awards subTerrain Any May 15, 2018 $30 $1000 and publication
Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award The New Quarterly Literary Fiction May 28, 2018 $40 $1000 and publication
Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize Antigonish Review Any May 31, 2018 $30 $500, First
$300, Second
$100, Third
*and publication
EMWF Literary Contest Eden Mills Writers Festival Literary Fiction May 30, 2018 $15 $250
The Jeannie Parsons Prize Canadian Stories Literary Fiction June 15, 2018 $20 $350 and publication
Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Competition Exile Quarterly Literary and Speculative Fiction June 29, 2018 $30 $10,000, Best Story by an Emerging Writer
$5000, Best Story by a Writer at Any Career Point
Read at the Fringe Eden Mills Writers Festival Any June 30, 2018 $10 Opportunity to Read at the Festival
Room Fiction Contest Room Magazine Any July 15, 2018 $35 $1000, First and publication in Room
$250, Second and publication in Room
$50, Honourable mention and publication on Room’s website
John Kenneth Galbraith Short Story Competition Friends of Dutton-Dunwich Any August 15, 2018 $10 $2,000 and a cast pewter medallion
SiWC Writing Contest Surrey International Writers Conference Any September 21, 2018 $15 $1000, First
$150, Honourable Mention
*and publication
CBC Short Story Prize CBC Any October 31 $25 $6000, writing residency and publication, First
$1000, Finalist x4
Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest Prairie Fire Any November 30 $32 $1,250, First
$500, Second
$250, Third
*and publication in Prairie Fire

Do you like this list of Canadian short story contests? Check out our  other lists of literary contests, including poetry contests and non-fiction contests.

Review our Guide to Literary Submissions in Canada with submission information for 69 Canadian publications.

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