CBC Short Story Prize

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:45pm
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Finalists will receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and their stories have been published by CBC Books.

The 2021 prize will open in September 2020.

WHAT: You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2500 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

WHEN: The 2021 competition will be open for submissions from Sept. 1, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2020.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their work published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

WHO IS JUDGING? A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.