NOTE: This story was updated March 31 to reflect the new contest deadline.
Have you been putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) during the pandemic?
The Royal City Literary Arts Society is looking for your best fiction, non-fiction and poetry for its annual Write On! contest. The entry deadline has now been extended until May 1 at midnight (it was originally announced as April 1).
Fiction and non-fiction are capped at a maximum of 1,500 words, while poetry must be no more than one single-spaced page.
Writers are invited to enter a maximum of three submissions per person (in any one or all three categories). Past winning work is not eligible, but writers who didn’t win or receive an honourable mention may resubmit stories and poems from previous years.
Cash prizes of $150, $100 and $75 are handed out to the top three submissions in each category, and three honourable mentions are also named per category. Winners and honourable mentions will be published in the RCLAS e-zine, Wordplay at Work.
Submissions are anonymous, so entries should include a separate cover letter with your name, address, email, phone, category, title and payment information.
Entry fee is $10 per submission for RCLAS members, or $20 for non-members.