Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A prize worth winning

It should not be mistaken; The Walrus, even with its financial difficulties, strives to live up to its ambitions and stated mission. Consider the prize being offered for its 2006 writing contents for Canadian poets and writers. The entry fee is nominal, the benefits of winning quite exotic and alluring. This, from the website places for writers:

The Walrus Magazine, together with Summer Literary Seminars, Inc., is accepting entries for its 2006 Fiction and Poetry Contest. Fiction entries will be judged by Margaret Atwood. Poetry entries will be judged by Robert Hass. Winners will have their work published in The Walrus, and receive airfare, accommodation and free tuition at next year's Summer Literary Seminars program in St. Petersburg, Russia, a month-long program in the heart of St. Petersburg. Entries must comprise one story or novel excerpt, or no more than three poems. Entry fee: $10(US), made out to Summer Literary Seminars Inc. Complete contact information (address, telephone, e-mail address) must be included on the manuscript. Entries are not judged blind. Do not include an SASE. Cover letters are not required. All entrants will be notified of the winners by e-mail in Spring 2006. Entries should be sent to the following addresses: Summer Literary Seminars Fiction/Poetry Contest, English Department Concordia University, 1455 de Maissonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8. Deadline: February 28, 2006.


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