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WGA 2017 Youth/Emerging Writing Contest

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta continues to cultivate connections with emerging writers and the youth writing community of our province. To that end, we are pleased to announce a special youth writing contest, with a $500 prize to be presented at our 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala in June.

  • Authors of all entries must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
  • Authors of all entries must have resided in Alberta for a minimum of twelve of the eighteen months prior to December 31, 2016.
  • Submissions of fiction or nonfiction must be no more than 3,000 words. Submissions of poetry must be no more than six pages, with 12 pt. font.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished.
  • There is a $20 entry fee. Payable by cheque or credit card.

Read full guidelines here

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Entry Deadline: December 31, 2016

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