Annual CBC short story contest open for submissions

The annual CBC Short Story Prize has once again opened for submissions with the closing date set at November 1, 11:59pm.

They are looking for unpublished pieces between 1200-1500 words and expect somewhere around 10,000 entries.

Winners will receive $6000 with four $1000 prizes being doled out to finalists. Winners will also receive publication in Air Canada’s En Route magazine and on as well as a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre (an institution that supports the development of arts and culture in a multidisciplinary setting and has over 8000 participants in its workshops and programming every year).

Last year’s winner was ‘Smiley’ by Jane Eaton Hamilton.

A $25 entry fee is required. More details and submission links can be found online on the CBC webpage.