The Humber Literary Review (HLR) and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) have joined forces to bring you a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest. The 2021 Contest opens November 8, 2020.
CONTEST CLOSES February 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
Winners will be announced in May 2021 during the 2021 CNFC virtual conference. First prize will include a payment of $750 and publication in The Humber Literary Review.
WHAT: Original previously unpublished creative nonfiction – maximum word length 3,000 words (no minimum). Literary journalism, memoir, the personal or lyric essay—all are welcome.
WHO: The competition is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
WHEN: The competition is open from November 8, 2020 to February 15, 2021.
FEE: General public $20; CNFC members $15.
CNFC members receive a discounted entry fee. You can become a member by registering here.
HOW: The contest will be judged blind so PLEASE don’t put your name or contact information on the actual submission. If you do not delete identifying information, your submission will be disqualified.
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