Announcing 2017 Non-Fiction Contest Judge: J. Jill Robinson!

December 15, 2016 at 11:19 am  •  Posted in Contest, Home Page, Welcome by


EVENT’s 2017 Non-Fiction Contest is open for submissions until April 15. Winners will receive fame and fortune: up to $1500 in prizes and publication!

EVENT’s editors, along with a dedicated group of first readers, have the challenging task of narrowing the pile of submissions down to a shortlist of 10 or 12 pieces, but the final decision will be made by our guest judge, who, we’re happy to announce, is: J. JILL ROBINSON.

Robinson is the author of the novel More in Anger (Thomas Allen, 2012) and four collections of short stories. Her fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in many magazines and literary journals and have won numerous awards including the PRISM international Fiction Award, National and Western Magazine Awards, an Alberta Book Award, and two Saskatchewan Book Awards. She holds an M.A. in American Poetry (University of Calgary), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (University of Alaska: Fairbanks). She was the Editor-in-Chief at Grain magazine for four years, and the first administrator for JackPine Press in Saskatoon. She has served as a writer-in-residence and has taught, mentored, edited and led workshops at locations including The Banff Centre, Red Deer College, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Writers Guilds of Saskatchewan and Alberta, and many others. She currently resides in beautiful Banff, AB.

Robinson’s first publication, a short story, “Patmos,” appeared in EVENT 18/1 in 1989. Her work has won EVENT’s Non-Fiction contest twice: “Finding Linette” in 1992 (published in issue 21/3), and “The Letter” in 2008 (published in issue 37/3).

Sharpen your pencils, or boot up the old computer, and get writing! For more contest details click HERE.