ANNOUNCING LitFest New West 2018
Short Story Fiction Contest

 Contest dates: October 23rd-March 1, 2018

Sponsored by Darychuk Law

Adult Short Story Fiction winners

  • First Prize – $1,000
  • Second Prize – $500
  • Third Prize – $300

CRITERIA:

  • Must be an original work of fiction, not previously published in print or online
  • Story criteria: story must contain a New Westminster theme, such as a person, location, or an event.
  • Word count: 1,200 – Max. 1,500
  • Submission must include Name and contact information on the first page and name must not appear on any other pages.
  • LitFest New West Organizing Committee Members are not eligible to participate.
  • Entry fees for 19+: ACNW Members: Free Non-Members $25
    (to become an ACNW member, pay $20 and submit free, click here)

Youth Emerging Short Story Fiction: 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 (prize in each age category)

  • First Prize winner – $250
  • First Runner Up – $100
  • Second Runner Up – $ 50
  • PLUS all entrants in the Child/Youth Age category will receive a minimum $25 bookstore gift card

CRITERIA:

  • Must be an original work of fiction, not previously published in print or online
  • Story criteria: story must contain a New Westminster theme, such as a person, location, or an event.
  • Word count: 500-1000
  • Submission must include Name and contact information on the first page and name must not appear on any other pages.
  • Submission fee: Free                   

ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Entries should be typed, double-spaced, in a clear twelve-point font, and the pages numbered.
  • Submissions will be accepted attached via email in a docx file format only.
  • Include a separate cover letter with title of story, full name, a headshot photo in jpg format, bio (50 words max), address, phone number, email address, word count, and number of pages of entry.
  • Entries must be emailed to info@acnw.ca by midnight March 1, 2018 to be eligible.

Results will be announced during  a Gala Celebration of LitFest New West 2018, scheduled to take place April 13-15, 2018.. Winning Adult entry will be published on line at www.litfestnewest.com