There's a new fiction prize being offered in honour of Peter Hinchcliffe, who was instrumental in the founding of The New Quarterly. It's sponsored by St. Jerome's University at the University of Waterloo, where Hinchcliffe was a lecturer for many years.
The $1,000 top prize will be awarded for a work of short fiction by a Canadian (citizen or resident) writer who has not yet published a first novel or short story collection. Though there is only one top prize, all submissions will be considered for paid publication ($250) in the magazine. Submissions must be previously unpublished. There is no word limit. All submissions will be judged blind.
The entry fee is $40 per submission, which includes a 1-year Canadian subscription (or subscription extension) to The New Quarterly. Deadline is May 28.