Blodwyn Memorial Prize

SECOND ANNUAL

BLODWYN MEMORIAL PRIZE
FOR EMERGING WRITERS

IN FICTION AND POETRY

first prize: $400

second prize: $150

third prize: $50

all six winners will receive publication in a limited-edition Blodwyn Memorial Prize chapbook
and a CanLit prize pack with donations from Canadian publishers and literary magazines

ELIGIBILITY

Open to Canadian writers (writing anywhere)
and non-Canadian writers writing in Canada.

Writers with a full-length trade publication/book (full-length novels, short story collections, poetry collections published or pending publication) are not eligible to submit.

Writers with chapbooks but no full-length books are eligible to submit.

words(on)pages chapbook authors, (parenthetical) contributors, and past winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions of the 2016 Blodwyn Memorial prize are eligible to submit.

Each story and/or poem must be accompanied by a $5.00 submission fee.

FICTION

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One piece per entry fee.

Maximum 2,000 words; no minimum.

Open to micro fiction, flash fiction, and short stories.

POETRY

One poem per entry fee.

Maximum 5 pages; no minimum.

Open to any style of poetry, including visual poetry.

DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2017

HOW TO SUBMIT:

STEP ONE

Purchase your entry fee here.

If the name on your payment is different from the name that will appear in your submission,
please indicate this in the additional comments area as well as in your submission email.

Please note: last year our store failed for a handful of people. If you are one of those unlucky people this year, please email blodwyn@wordsonpagespress.com. We can accept e-transfers and direct PayPal transfers if necessary. (This will not compromise the blind nature of your submission.)

STEP TWO

Send your submission e-mail to blodwyn@wordsonpagespress.com
with the subject line “[Genre] – [Your Name]”

Submissions are blind: no identifying information should appear anywhere in the file you are submitting, including in the file name. Your submission should be attached as a single .doc, .docx, or PDF file. Please do not send any other file formats, including RTF, OneDrive attachments, or Google Docs.

Your work must be previously unpublished. Publication on personal websites/blogs is okay.

In the body of your e-mail, include a brief biographical statement including where you’re from and a short publication history. Please also indicate whether or not you would like to receive feedback on your submission.

Submit only one piece per email and per entry fee.

You are welcome to send multiple submissions, but each one must be accompanied by an entry fee.

STEP THREE

Wait for confirmation! We will send you an e-mail within 5 business days of receiving your payment and submission. Please feel free to follow up if you haven’t heard back.

Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered for the prize, nor will they be refunded. Please read guidelines carefully before submitting.

THANK YOU
TO OUR SPONSORS

The Blodwyn Memorial Prize would not be possible without their generosity and support.

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