2020 Writing Competition is Open!

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick encourages all New Brunswickers to submit their poems, stories or creative essays to its 2020 Writing Competition.

The competition awards $2,600 in cash prizes.
Deadline for entries is February 29, 2020.

All submissions must be made electronically through the WFNB website at wfnb.ca/competitions.

The prize purse includes the David Adams Richards Prize, awarded for a collection of short stories, a novella, or a substantial part of a longer novel, the Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize for short fiction, the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for poetry manuscripts, the Fog Lit Books for Young People Prize, the Sheree Fitch Prize for Young Writers, the Narrative Nonfiction Prize, and the Dawn Watson Memorial Prize for a single poem.

Youth ages 13 to 18 can enter their poems or stories into the Sheree Fitch Prize category, aimed at young writers.

In addition to the prize money, winners will read their work at WFNB’s annual literary festival, WordSpring, being held this year in Fredericton, NB, May 22-24. Many WFNB winners have gone on to publish their work, including André Narbonne (David Adams Richards Prize, 2008), Jerrod Edson (David Adams Richards prize, 2013) Kerry-Lee Powell (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2013), and Moncton Anglophone Poet Laureate Kayla Geitzler (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2014).

Entries must be received by February 29, 2020. For competition guidelines, visit: https://wfnb.ca/competitions/submission-rules/

About WFNB
WFNB is the only organization devoted solely to the writers of New Brunswick. It is dedicated to encouraging and promoting New Brunswick writers in all genres and stages of development.


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