SiWC Writing Contest reminder

Since spring is sprunging out there, it feels like a good time for a little reminder of this year’s Surrey International Writing Conference writing contest. Though the deadline doesn’t arrive until the fall — why not think about putting pen to paper right now, and beat the rush?

This is a fantastic contest — with one of the richest prize packages for a conference-associated contest. You can check out the details for sure at, but here’s a brief precis:
(Remember to take note of the WritingFor Young People element — right near the end!)


All entries must be received at SiWC 2008 Writing Contest, Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Unit 400, 9260 – 140 Street, Surrey, BC Canada V3V 5Z4, by 4 pm, Friday, September 5, 2008.


As always, blind judging is in effect. For complete contest regulations, please visit our website at or contact kc dyer, contest coordinator, at .


Contest open to all writers 18 years of age and over. Entry fees: All categories are $15 per submission. (Please send cheque or international money order only. Do not send cash by mail.) Enter often – there is no limit to the number of submissions per writer. You do not have to attend the conference to enter the contest.


SiWC Storyteller’s Award

1st Place $1000

Honourable Mention $150

Sponsored by Diana Gabaldon and Jack Whyte. Short stories 3,500 to 5,000 words.



SiWC Non-fiction Award

1st Place $1000

Honourable Mention $150

Maximum length: 1500 words



SiWC Poetry Award

1st Place $1000

Honourable Mention $150

One poem per submission

Maximum length: 36 lines

SiWC Writing for Young People Award 1st Place $1000 Honourable Mention $150
Short stories only. Picture books & illustrations will not be accepted. Writers under 18 years of age are encouraged to submit to the Surrey Public Library’s Young Writers’ Contest. Maximum length: 1500 words

Questions? Email me at or check out my blog for updates at

More about the conference itself in the coming months.


About kc dyer

professional liar, prevaricator, provocateur...writer
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