THE HUMBER LITERARY REVIEW AND THE CREATIVE NONFICTION COLLECTIVE SOCIETY (CNFC) HAVE JOINED FORCES TO BRING YOU A CANADA-WIDE CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST.
CONTEST CLOSES February 14, 2019 at MIDNIGHT EST.
Winners will be announced in June 2019 at the annual CNFC conference in Vancouver, BC. First prize includes payment of $750 and publication in The Humber Literary Review.
WHO: The competition is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
WHEN: The deadline is February 14, 2019 at midnight EST.
FEE: General public $20; CNFC members $15.
Members of the CNFC receive a discount on the entry fee. Find out how to join.
HOW: Submissions accepted via our online submission form only. The contest will be judged blind so PLEASE don’t put your name or contact information on the actual submission. If you do not delete identifying information, your submission will be disqualified.
The judge will be Helen Humphreys, keynote speaker at the 2019 CNFC conference.
The Humber Literary Review, a literary and arts magazine, publishes two print issues a year (fall/winter & spring/summer). Its pages feature personal essays, short fiction, poetry, artwork, and comics by emerging and established Canadian artists. The HLR is distributed by Magazines Canada and can be found in bookstores and on newsstands across the country. Work from the HLR has been featured in Best Canadian Poetry, Best Canadian Essays, and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Find out more.
The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) promotes innovation and excellence in Canadian creative nonfiction writing. It provides its close to 300 members from across Canada with opportunities to enrich professional skills, including support in adapting to new publishing contexts. The CNFC advocates for the genre’s prominence and inclusion in Canada’s educational institutions, cultural agencies, and literary organizations. The 2019 CNFC conference is scheduled for June 14 to 16 in Vancouver at UBC’s Point Grey Campus. Find out more.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out these excerpts from past contest winners.
Other contest resources
Event Magazine, Non-Fiction Contest
CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize
Fourth Genre, Michael Steinberg Essay Prize
Malahat Review, Creative Non-Fiction Prize
Prism International, Non-Fiction Contest
Room Magazine, Annual CNF Prize
Prairie Fire, Annual Writing Contest
Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize
Governor General’s Literary Awards
Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction
British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
River Teeth, Nonfiction Book Prize