Wednesday, 25 March 2015

EVENT 2015 Non-Fiction Contest #seanocarolan #Writing #Prize #Contest

We are now accepting submissions for our annual non-fiction contest!

Contest winners feature in every winter issue since 1989, and many have gone on to greatness. Winners also win a pretty nice cheque. How do you feel about $1500 in prize money? To get a feel for what we like to publish, pick up a previous copy of EVENT.

Celebrity Guest Judge: Andrew Westoll

Andrew Westoll is an award-winning author, journalist and lecturer based in Toronto. His latest book, the national bestselling The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, is the biography of a family of chimpanzees who were rescued from a medical research laboratory and retired to an animal sanctuary on the south shore of Montreal. The Chimps won the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, was a finalist for several other major book awards and was named a book of the year by the Globe and Mail,, Quill and Quire, and CTV’s Canada AM. Andrew is a Gold National Magazine Award winner, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and recently joined the English faculty at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he teaches creative writing and literature. His debut novel is forthcoming (Winter 2016) from HarperCollins Canada.

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Contest terms below are subject to change.
The basics:
$1500 in prizes available… plus our regular publication payment!
$34.95 entry fee includes a 1-year EVENT subscription.
Send us your stories by April 15, 2015.
Submit your story by email to and pay the entry fee in our online store, or send your story, with a cheque for fees, to:

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

Genre: Creative Non-Fiction.

Prize: $1,500 in prizes plus publication in EVENT. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as it sees fit (e.g., two prizes valued at $750, three at $500, or one at $1000 and one at $500, etc.) in accordance with the judge’s decision. Published entries will be paid our standard publication payment in addition to any prize money.

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

Payment can be made on our buy page via PayPal. Or send a cheque or international money order, payable to EVENT, to the address below. American entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deadline: April 15, 2015 (postmarked or submitted online)

How to Submit: You can email stories to (Subject: Non-Fiction Contest Entry) and pay the entry fee on our buy page via PayPal. Or send your manuscript to:
Non-Fiction Contest
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 5B2
5,000 word limit on entries.
No previously published material, or material accepted for publication elsewhere, either in print or online.
No simultaneous submissions.
Do not identify yourself on the entry. 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 April 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 or 604-527-5293.

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