Knock knock. Who’s there? Opportunity. Opportunity who?
It’s not a joke. Opportunity is walking away shaking its head right now.
The Writers’ Union Short Prose Competition. Check it out here. It’s open to all Canadian writers who do NOT have book-length publications. There is a cash award for the best prose submission. Fiction or non-fiction. English language. November 10th deadline. That’s all I know.
The CBC Literary Awards. Everybody knows about these because they put the winners on the radio and in the Air Canada magazine — and who hasn’t been stuck on an airplane with nothing to read?. Check it out here. It’s open to published or unpublished Canadian writers. Cash prizes for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. English and French languages. November 1st deadline.
And for fellow Quebec-based English-language writers who are not in it for the money, the Quebec Writers’ Federation offers a mentorship program for emerging writers. Selected mentees are matched with established writers who dedicate up to 40 hours on the emerging writer’s work over approximately 4 months. Check it out here. For writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or plays without other mentoring resources (no MFA students or writers working with publishing houses). English language. December 1st deadline.
There are dozens of other opportunities out there. Good luck.