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  • Event Creative Non-Fiction Contest Seeks Entries

    woman's hand writing on paper over wooden tableGenre: Creative Non-Fiction.

    Prize: $1,500 in prizes plus publication in EVENT. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as it sees fit (e.g., two prizes valued at $750, three at $500, or one at $1000 and one at $500, etc.) in accordance with the judge’s decision. Published entries will be paid our standard publication payment in addition to any prize money.

    Cost: $34.95 per entry; includes a one-year subscription to EVENT and all applicable taxes and shipping—a great deal!

    Deadline: April 15, 2017 (postmarked or submitted online)

    Three Ways to Submit:

    Use our online submission form
    Email entries to event@douglascollege.ca (Subject: Non-Fiction Contest Entry) and pay the entry fee on our buy page via PayPal.
    Send your manuscript, along with a cheque or international money order, payable to EVENT, to the address below. (American entrants please pay in US dollars.)

    Non-Fiction Contest
    PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
    Canada, V3L 5B2


    5,000 word limit on entries.
    Entries must not have been previously published, either in print or online, been accepted for publication elsewhere.
    No simultaneous submissions.
    Do not identify yourself on the entry.
    If not using our online submission form, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number / email, and title(s).
    Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own $34.95 entry fee.
    If already subscribed to EVENT, you will receive a one-year extension.
    Entries will not be returned.
    If entrants wish feedback and commentary on manuscripts, please check out our Reading Service for Writers.
    Preliminary judging is done by the Editor and editorial assistants at EVENT.
    Douglas College students, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Douglas College students may enter two years after completing courses.
    Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by April 15.
    Contest results are posted on our website and through social media in August. The winning entries and judge’s essay are published in the December issue of EVENT.
    For more information, contact us at event@douglascollege.ca or 604-527-5293.