Our 2021 Non-Fiction Contest Is Here!

September 21, 2021 at 4:23 pm  •  Posted in Announcements, Contest, Home Page, Issue, News, Slider, Uncategorized, Welcome by

Enter EVENT Magazine’s 31st annual Non-Fiction Contest and win up to $3000 in total prizes, plus publication in EVENT. This year’s contest is judged by David A. Robertson, winner of the Governor General’s Award.

Genre: Creative Non-Fiction. Writers are encouraged to explore the form.

Prizes: $3,000 in total, plus publication in EVENT: $1,500 First Place; $1,000 Second Place; $500 Third Place.

Entry Fee: $34.95 per entry; includes a one-year subscription (or renewal) to EVENT and all applicable taxes and shipping

Deadline: October 15, 2021 (submitted online via Submittable, or postmarked)

Guest Judge: David A. Roberston

Two Ways to Submit:

  1. Online via Submittable. Click here to submit.
  2. Send your manuscript, along with a cheque or international money order, payable to EVENT, to the address below. (American entrants please pay in US dollars.) Include a separate cover sheet with name, full mailing address, phone number / email, title and word count.

EVENT, Non-Fiction Contest, PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC, V3L 5B2, Canada

David A. Robertson, EVENT 2021 Non-Fiction Contest Judge

DAVID A. ROBERTSON (he, him, his) is the 2021 recipient of the Writers’ Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award. His memoir, Black Water: Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory, was a Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire book of the year in 2020, and won the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction as well as the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award at the Manitoba Book Awards. He is the author of numerous books for young readers, including When We Were Alone, which won the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award and the McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People Award. He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation and currently lives in Winnipeg.