Ends on June 2, 2018

$10.00 CAD, $15.00 CAD

Submissions are open for a new short fiction contest that will showcase British Columbia writing talent.

Award-winning novelist Eileen Cook will be the judge of the inaugural 2018 BC Short.

Sponsored by the Federation of British Columbia Writers, the BC Short will debut in 2018, a competition for original, unpublished short stories. The word length is between 1,200 and 2,000 words. (No children’s fiction.) Stories must be written in English.

First prize is $350.

The entry fee is $15. Members of the FBCW pay only $10 to enter. 

Entrants should use Submittable to submit their entries. 

The name of the entrant must not appear anywhere on the entry itself. 

Work must be original and not previously published. 

Submissions must be in MS Word, PDF or RTF format, in Times New Roman 12 Point font. 

Electronic submissions only. 

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018. 

Winners will be announced on July 30, 2018. 

The winning entry will be published in WordWorks, the magazine of the Federation of BC Writers. 

Board members of the FBCW and their immediate family are not eligible to enter. 

“The Federation of British Columbia Writers is deeply committed to supporting and inspiring writers around this province,” said FBCW president Ann Graham Walker. “This inaugural BC Short contest represents recognition of the great reserves of fiction talent here in BC. We’re keeping the entry fees affordable, and we’re hoping to see a lot of participation.”

Novelist Eileen Cook has been named the judge of the inaugural BC Short.

“We’re thrilled to have Eileen as the judge for this year’s contest,” said organizer Cynthia Sharp, a Vancouver writer on the board of the FBCW. “Her work is wonderful, and her eye for story is impeccable.”

Eileen is a multi-published author with novels in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV.

They include With Malice, Remember, Year of Mistaken Discoveries, The Almost Truth, Used to Be and Do or Di.

She is a popular speaker at conferences both in the US and in Canada, provides writing/editorial coaching, and is a mentor/instructor for the Simon Fraser University The Writer’s Studio, The Write Potential and The Creative Academy.

Visit bcwriters.ca for more information about the Federation of British Columbia Writers.

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