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About

This prize is awarded to the best original, unpublished, short story submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate. The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a two-week residency at The Banff Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony, and will be interviewed on CBC Radio.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to Canadians.

Country of Publication

Canada

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Canadians.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2020 (226.6 days from now) through 31 October 2020. 0
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,500 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown OKText format submissions
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CBC Short Story Prize Submission Statistics

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CBC Nonfiction Prize Charges fees for all submissions
CBC Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2019
Last Checked: 18 Dec 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 15 Nov 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 28 Oct 2012

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.