One of our favourite festivals, The Word On The Street Toronto, has launched its first fiction writing contest, open to writers under 35.
Writing DiverCity aims to highlight the ever-growing variety and vibrancy of emerging Canadian talent and boost the confidence and profile of writers who are early in their journeys. Entrants from all backgrounds, orientations, and identifications are invited and encouraged to participate.
If you're an unpublished writer under the age of 35, you can enter a piece of fiction (short story, novel excerpt, or other) up to 2500 words in length. The deadline to submit is June 23, 2017 (11:59pm EST).
Three winners will be chosen by the contest judges Phoebe Wang, Elyse Friedman, and Ian Williams. The winning texts will be previewed in The Word On The Street’s Toronto Star insert on September 23, 2017, published in full on WOTS' official website, and featured on stage at the festival on September 24, 2017. The first place winner will also receive $1,500.
For more information, check out The Word on the Street's website.
We wish all those who enter the best of luck, and look forward to reading fresh new voices!