Contests · On Writing

Malahat Summer Writing Contests!!!

Please see below for details on two of The Malahat Review’s upcoming contests.

Deadlines are August 1st and August 15th.

Best of luck to you all!

Write your hearts out – win or lose.

2012 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize


Deadline: August 1, 2012 (postmarked)
Prize: $1000 CAD
Entry fee:
$35 CAD for Canadian entries
$40 USD for entries from the USA
$45 USD for entries from elsewhere
(entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review)

Submit 2,000 to 3,000 words of personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, or something so cutting edge no one’s thought of it yet.

This year’s judge: Madeline Sonik

Read full guidelines, and interviews with this year’s judge and last year’s winner on our website.

University of Victoria 50th Anniversary Prize


Deadline: August 15, 2012 (postmarked)
Prize: $2200 CAD in total prize money
Entry fee: $15 CAD (doesn’t include subscription)

All UVic alumni, UVic students, and residents of the Victoria CRD are invited to enter this one-time contest to commemorate the University of Victoria’s 50th year. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded in each of four categories: poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and dramatic monologue.

Judges (all UVic alumni): Patricia Young (poetry), D. W. Wilson (short fiction),Barbara Stewart (CNF), and Michael MacLennan (dramatic monologue)

Read full guidelines and interviews with the judges on our website.

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