Fiddlehead Literary Contest

The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s International Literary Journal
21st Annual Literary Contest

$1,500 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Poetry
$500 Each for Two Honourable Mentions

Entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions. Do not put your name and address on your manuscript. Include a cover page that has on it the entry’s title(s), the category your entry goes in (short fiction or poetry), and your name and contact information.

All entries must be submitted by mail. No faxed, digital, or emailed submissions are allowed.

One short-fiction entry is one story (6,000 words maximum).
One poetry entry is up to 3 poems; no more than 100 lines per poem.

Entry Fee: $30 for an entry from Canada and $36 for an international entry. The entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead.

Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own cover letter and entry fee.

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Deadline Postmarked by December 1, 2011

Send entries to:

The Fiddlehead Contest • Campus House
11 Garland Court • UNB PO Box 4400
Fredericton, N.B. • E3B 5A3