Writers Vie for Cash Prizes

Writers Vie for Cash Prizes

Over $2000 in cash prizes is up for grabs in the Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick’s (WFNB) 2005 Literary Competition.

Writers from across Canada are invited to enter in six categories: individual poems, short fiction, children’s literature, fiction manuscript, poetry manuscript, and short fiction written by a youth.

Judges for the event include Lorna Jackson, Mark Jarman, Jeanette Lynes, Lisa Moore, Erin Moure and Joanne Taylor.

The entry fee for the Sheree Fitch Prize for Short Fiction open to youth aged 14-18 is $15 for each short story up to 4000 words.

A $30 entry fee must accompany each manuscript considered for the Richards Prize for fiction up to 30,000 words and the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for a poetry manuscript of at least 48 pages.

Entry fees for individual poems up to 100 lines, short fiction no longer than 4000 words and children’s literature up to 20,000 words are $20 per entry. WFNB members enjoy slightly reduced entry fee rates.

Entries must be postmarked no later than November 12, 2004, and mailed to: WFNB, PO Box 37, Station A, Fredericton, NB E3B 4Y2. Email entries will not be considered.

Complete competition details can be found on the WFNB website at www.umce.ca/wfnb. For more information telephone (506) 459-7228 or email wfnb@nb.aibn.com.