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The Big Contest! Enter to Win 10 Books from The Word on the Street

light teal banner image with ten book jackets "What We Talk About When We Talk About Dumplings, The Journey Prize Stories, Pebble & Dove, The Story Of Us, The Whole Animal, 24 Hours in Paris, Carrying it forward, When it All Syncs Up, Suite As Sugar, Chrysalis) and text reading "The BIG contest. Enter to win 10 books from The Word on the Street!" WOTS and Open Book logos bottom right

Toronto's favourite literary gathering, The Word on the Street, takes over Queen's Park on May 27 and 28 this year, and to celebrate, the good folks at WOTS are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a spectacular mini-library of books by 10 of this year's guest authors.

With buzzy fiction debuts, fascinating nonfiction, books for young readers, and more, this is a truly special opportunity for a book lover to stack up an incredible collection. Each of the authors featured in the prize pack will be presented at The Word on the Street – be sure to check them out at the festival.

The Word on the Street Big Contest 2023 Prize Pack

This year's prize includes one (1) copy of each of the following titles:

  • Chrysalis by Anuja Varghese (House of Anansi Press)

To enter: send us an email at and tell us the writer or organization you're most excited to see at The Word on the Street this spring (they can be from the prize list or not). Please include a mailing address and the subject line "Open Book WOTS Big Contest".All entries must be received by 11:59p.m. EST on May 14, 2023 to be considered.One winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. One entry per person. This contest is open to Canadian residents only. Chance of winning depends on number of entries received.See you at The Word on the Street on May 27 and 28!