Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lit Live Arts Hamilton Creative Keyboards

To support Lit Live financially and generate funds to pay our readers, we hold an annual writing contest. Our partner organization, Arts Hamilton cashes and writes the cheques with which we do business and that's why they are involved in this contest too. But the money is used to fund Lit Live. Totally.

It's a contest for short stories of 2,000 words or less.
Remember last year's winners? Sure you do.

Here are the rules, folks. Officially.
Deadline May 15 2010

Entry Fee $15 per story or $25 for two stories.

Cheque or Money Order should be payable to
Arts Hamilton (Writing Contest)

Genre Short Fiction

  1. Stories must be 2,000 words or less (including the title).
  2. They may not be previously published.
  3. They must be submitted on paper.
  4. They must be typewritten, double-spaced, and easily legible. No faint printing or faded photocopies please.
  5. The author's name, address, phone number, and email address must be provided on a separate sheet along with the title of the story.
  6. Author's name and contact info must not appear on the pages of the story.
  7. Manuscripts will not be returned.
  8. Email submissions or word processing files will not be considered and will be discarded.
  9. Winners will be announced on September 5, 2010 at the Lit Live Reading Series.

Prizes $250 / $100 / $50
Each of the three winning stories will be read by its author or a designate on October 3, 2010 at the Lit Live Reading Series in Hamilton, Ontario.

Submissions with payment should be sent to:

Arts Hamilton (Writing Contest)
279 King Street East,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1B9

If you have questions, please post your query to this blog or email to
Please enter early and often!

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