EVENT Contests

For the latest updates on our 2017 Non-Fiction Contest, click here!

NOTE: We’re changing the deadline date for our 2018 Non-Fiction Contest to October 15, 2018. And it’s going to be bigger than ever with prizes totalling $3,000! Check back here for the latest details (below). Now get writing!

In the meantime, we’ve launched an entirely new LET DOWN YOUR HAIR Speculative Writing Contest

Let Down Your Hair Speculative Writing Contest

 

Our annual Non-Fiction Contest winners feature in every winter issue since 1989, and many have gone on to greatness. Winners also win a pretty nice cheque. To get a feel for what we like to publish, pick up a previous copy of EVENT.

See the results of our 2017 contest here.

See the results of our 2016 contest here.

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Non-Fiction Contest terms below are subject to change.


Full 2018 Non-Fiction Contest Details:

Guest Judge: T.B.A.

Genre: Creative Non-Fiction.

Prize: $3,000 in prizes ($1,500 First Place, $1,000 Second Place, $500 Third Place) plus publication in EVENT.

Cost: $34.95 per entry; includes a one-year subscription to EVENT and all applicable taxes and shipping—a great deal!

Deadline: October 15, 2018 (postmarked or submitted online)

Three Ways to Submit:

  1. Use our online submission form
  2. Email entries to event@douglascollege.ca (Subject: Non-Fiction Contest Entry) and pay the entry fee on our buy page via PayPal.
  3. 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.)

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

Rules

  • 5,000 word limit on entries.
  • Entries must not have been previously published, either in print or online, been accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Do not identify yourself on the entry.
  • If not using our online submission form, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number / email, and title(s).
  • Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own $34.95 entry fee.
  • If already subscribed to EVENT, you will receive a one-year extension.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • If entrants wish feedback and commentary on manuscripts, please check out our Reading Service for Writers.
  • Preliminary judging is done by the Editor and editorial assistants at EVENT.
  • Douglas College students, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Douglas College students may enter two years after completing courses.
  • Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by Oct. 15.
  • Contest results are posted on our website and through social media in August. The winning entries and judge’s essay are published in the December issue of EVENT.
  • For more information, contact us at event@douglascollege.ca or 604-527-5293.

Tips

  • Don’t forget to put the title of your piece at the top of the first page.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced.
  • Pages should be numbered.