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FreeFall Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest

ANNUAL PROSE & POETRY CONTEST 2024

CONTEST IS OPEN: DEC 1, 2023 – APR 30, 2024

Over $2000.00 in Prizes
1st Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $500.00 Sponsored by Frontenac House and AWCS
2nd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $250.00 Sponsored by Freehand Books
3rd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $125.00 Sponsored by FreeFall Literary Society
Honourable Mention (Poetry and Fiction) $75.00 Sponsored by Freehand Books

All contest entries are also automatically entered into the Lynn Fraser Memorial contest for a chance to win $100.

Short Story Dispenser: Short story and poetry submissions may also be considered for distribution in Calgary Public Library’s Short Story Dispenser. Pieces that meet the Library’s guidelines will be published in the Short Story Dispenser at least 3 months after appearing in FreeFall magazine. Stories will be considered if they are less than 1200 words, contain suitable content for all ages, and are written by authors with ties to Alberta. Authors will not receive further compensation for having their work published in the Short Story Dispenser.

CONTEST RULES 2024

Entry fee: $25.00 (includes one year subscription for your first entry only)

Maximum 3000 words prose, or 3 poems per entry.
Both Electronic entries and Mailed entries must be received on or before April 30, 2024.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered. No simultaneous entries.

Prose entries must be:
Double spaced with a title
Page number at the top of each page
NO authors name on manuscript

Poetry entries must be:
NO author’s name on manuscript
Poems that run more than one page require a title and page number at the top of each page.

Mailed Submissions General Formatting page size: 8.5” X 11” , all margins: 1.5”, 12 pt Times New Roman font. Please save as pdf, doc or docx.

Please Note – Short listed entries may be selected for publication to round out the issue and will be paid the standard rate.

Quick Links to Open Calls:

  • Poetry (closing in 7 days, 6 hours)
  • Prose (closing in 7 days, 6 hours)

Poetry Fee: cad $25.00

Open

Closes on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:59 PM MDT (in 7 days, 6 hours)

Poetry entries must be:
Single spaced
NO author’s name on manuscript
Poems that run more than one page require a title and page number at the top of each page.

Prose Fee: cad $25.00

Open

Closes on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 11:59 PM MDT (in 7 days, 6 hours)

Maximum 3000 words prose.
Both Electronic entries and Mailed entries must be received on or before April 30, 2024.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered. No simultaneous entries.

Prose entries must be:

  • Double spaced with a title
  • Page number at the top of each page
  • NO author's name on manuscript

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