The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its “Ten Stories High” Fourteenth Annual Short Story Competition, open to all Ontario writers. Stories can be of any genre but must be previously unpublished, and between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. No personal essays, memoirs, children’s literature or non-fiction please. For first Canadian rights, the top ten finalists will have their stories published in our anthology in February or March of 2014.
Due to the volume of entries, story evaluations will only be offered to the winning entries. Entries must be typed and double-spaced with the title appearing on each numbered page. Please include a separate sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, precise word count and title. Also, please indicate where you heard about our contest. The entrant’s name must not appear on the manuscript itself.
The entry fee is $15 per story, non-refundable. Multiple entries are welcome. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Authors Association – Niagara and mailed with your submission to Canadian Authors Association – Niagara Branch, “Ten Stories High.” The mailing address is:
Canadian Authors Association
PO Box 1512
4 Queen Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3B0
CAA-Niagara reserves the right to reject excessive profanity and explicit sexual or violent content. Submissions will not be returned. However, entrants without internet access may include a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive contest results. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2013.