C Magazine New Critics Award 📖

The annual C New Critics Award is designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging art critics.

This program gives C Magazine the opportunity to identify and support promising new writers, who often become regular contributors. (more…)

New Brunswick Writing Competition 2024 📝

Note: You must be a New Brunswick resident to participate in the New Brunswick Writing Competition, unless you are a Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick member. WFNB members can participate from anywhere.



The program celebrates eight categories of unpublished writing in the genres of novel, short story, single poem, poetry manuscript, books for young people, and stories by teens, as well as unpublished short film script, and narrative non-fiction. (more…)

PARC’s 2024 Annual Playwrights’ Retreat ✍🏽

PARC will be hosting the 2024 PARC Playwrights’ Retreat from May 5 – 19, 2024 in Sackville, New Brunswick on the Mount Allison University campus. Playwrights will attend in person, though some may be accommodated remotely.

The annual Playwrights’ Retreat, PARC’s flagship program, is a two-week playwrights residency open to emerging and established playwrights in Atlantic Canada and beyond. (more…)

Claire Harris Poetry Prize 📙

Goose Lane Editions and the board of icehouse poetry are pleased to announce the inaugural Claire Harris Poetry Prize. The biennial prize will be awarded to a full-length debut poetry collection by a writer who is Black, Indigenous, or from another racialized community.


Celebrated Canadian poet Kazim Ali will select the winner of the inaugural Claire Harris Poetry Prize. The winning poet’s manuscript will be published under the icehouse poetry imprint. (more…)