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To help increase participation and Albertan’s access to culture, the Government of Alberta is providing $375,000 in funding to organizations to put on events during Alberta Culture Days 2013, occurring September 27 to 29.
Up to five applicants will be selected as Feature Celebration Sites and will be eligible to receive up to $20,000 for three days of programming. Additional applicants will be selected as Host Celebration Sites and will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 for two days of programming.
In 2012, 64 different groups across the province seized this opportunity. See the Alberta Culture Days 2013 Grant Guide for full details on applying. Also, this site features a number of Event Planning Resources and Customizable Promotional Tools to help you plan all your Alberta Culture Days events.
Deadline closes May 3, 2013
Spring 2013 Contests Are Here! More Categories! More Prizes!
Deadline for entries is April 15.
Enter in one – or all – of three categories:
- Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest
In honour of the late Marie Barton, a dedicated local writer, teacher and former member of the Canadian Authors’ Association.
We challenge writers to tell a story based on a postcard in 100 words or less. Send us your postcard or quality photocopy of a postcard image along with your tale.
Prizes: First, $100; second, $50; third, $25
- Eileen D. Pruden Award for Historical Fiction
A new contest, thanks to a generous donation from the Pruden family.
Open to adults age 40 and over. Your original story must feature a fictional character set sometime in Manitoba’s past. It must be unpublished and between 1,000 and 1,500 words.
Prizes: First, $150; second, $75; third, $50
- Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective Fiction Contest
Three categories: Junior student (Grades 7-8); Senior student (Grades 9-12); and Adult (age 18 and over). Stories must be original, unpublished works of fiction between 800 and 1,000 words for the junior student category and between 1,000 and 1,500 words for the senior student and adult categories.
Prizes: Junior student & Senior student – $150, $75, $50 in each category, plus one Human Spirit award of $100; Adult – First, $200; second, $150; third $100
Head here for more information.
Call for Submissions: The Union in 40: A Special Section in Write Magazine
The Writers’ Union of Canada is turning 40 and we’re celebrating in Write with a special section asking members to imagine the Union in 40 more years. What will the Union look like and be doing/dealing with in 2053?
We’re looking for 150-200 word submissions imaging or re-imaging the Union 40 years from now. These can be serious, fanciful, funny, apocalyptic, angry or all of the above. They can be inspired by changes in technology, in publishing, in climate, in politics or whatever else you can think of! Anything goes.
All members are welcome to submit an idea, whether you just joined yesterday or have been a member since the beginning! There will be a small honorarium for all submissions that we are able to use in the magazine.
Deadline: March 19, 2013
Hal Niedzviecki, Write Editor at email@example.com. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Hal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Winter Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication.
Deadline: Sun., March 31, at midnight, PDT.
• $2,500 First Prize
• $1,000 Second Prize
• $500 Third Prize
• Ten finalists receive $100 each.
See the Guidelines. Read prior winners and view the many recent awards garnered by our authors.