Literary Program 2019
New in 2019!
We’re going beyond a contest for 2019! We’re returning with our contest and expanding the number of prizes and increasing the value of our prizes. On top of that we’re holding a book launch and poetry reading night featuring Brian Henderson and Edward Carson. Brian and Edward will also be holding a roundtable discussion on getting published and writing workshops. You can also sign up for a series of discussions based on the book “Show Your Work” by Austen Kleon. Lead by Dr. Sharon Lauricella of UOIT, this series of three meet ups was a hit in 2018 and we’re bringing it back as part of our Literary Program. Our June program will also include the celebration wrap up to our Literary Contest with readings by the winners and the awarding of the prizes.
Save these dates!
Tuesday June 11, 2-4 pm – Getting Published: A Round Table Discussion. You’ll want to sign up to chat with these two legends of Canadian publishing, Brian Henderson and Edward Carson. At Scugog Council for the Arts, 181 Perry Street, unit G-1. Registration will be required.
Tuesday June 11, 7 pm – Book Launches and readings, featuring Brian Henderson and Edward Carson at Old Flame Brewery. After this reading, we will announce the finalists in our Literary contest.
Wednesday June 12, 10:30 – 12:30 – Writing Workshop with Brian Henderson and Edward Carson. Location: Scugog Council for the Arts
Wednesday June 12, 2:00 – 4:30 – Show Your Work! with Dr. Sharon Lauricella and Marion Meyers. This is the first of two sessions – it’s like a book club! We’ll discuss the ideas in Show Your Work by Austin Kleon with a focus on writers, bloggers and tweeters. Location: Scugog Council for the Arts.
Wednesday June 12, 7 pm – Literary Contest Winner’s Ceremony and Readings. Location to be confirmed.
Literary Contest 2019 – enter NOW!
Fiction, Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction
We return with three categories, Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction. We are accepting short fiction stories and creative non-fiction of up to 2,500 words and poems of up to 40 lines.
Youth 15-21 & Adults 22+
Enter in one of two age groups, either youth or Adults 22+. Each entrant can enter 1-3 pieces of writing, and any mix of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. The cost to enter 1-3 pieces of work is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.
$3,000 in Cash Prizes!
First prize in both poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for both the Adult and Youth categories is $300. Second prize in both categories for both age groups is $150. And there’s an honourable mention prize of $50. That’s $3,000 in prizes.
Contest closes Monday May 30, 2019 Pay for ADULT entry HERE
Announcing the 2017 Winners!
1st Place – Elaine Jackson
2nd Place – Johanna Selles
3rd Place – Barbara Hunt
Honorable Mention Presented To Aisha Ashraf
1st Place – Katie Flaherty
2nd Place – Susie Whelehan
3rd Place – Teegan Mannion
Honorable Mention Presented To Katie Flaherty
1st Place – Myanna Hansen
2nd Place – Jerry Bonkowski
3rd Place – Ceili Peterson
Maximum 3 entries per genre. No fee for Youth entries.
Maximum 2500 words Prose, 100 lines Poetry (per poem)
- All entries must be EMAILED by midnight EST March 19, 2017.
- Include one cover page, regardless of number of entries submitted including
your name, complete mailing address, telephone number and email address.
- Only previously unpublished work may be entered. No simultaneous entries.
- Judging is blind. Do not print, type or write your name on the text pages of your entry.
Prose entries must be:
- Typed and double spaced with a title
- Page number on each page
- NO author’s name on manuscript
Poetry entries must be:
- Typed and single spaced
- Poems that run more than 1 page need title and page number of each page
- NO author’s name on manuscript
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Online entries only.
For more information and online payment using PayPal visit: www.scugogarts.ca
Payment can be made online or by mail. Send cheque or money order, payable to Scugog Council for the Arts, or drop off to 181 Perry Street, Unit G-1, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7. Payment must be received by the contest deadline or entries will be invalid.
Deadline Extended to April 2 2017
Thank you to everyone who submitted, and to our partners and sponsors who helped make this years contest happen.
Check back in 2018 for our next Literary Contest!!
1st Place – Cheryl MacLean
2nd Place – Fran Turner
3rd Place – Suzanne Robinson
Honorable Mention Presented To Greer Roberts, Vera Constantineau, and Jerry Bonkowski
1st Place – John Lee
2nd Place – Dorita Peer
3rd Place – Janis MacCallen
Honorable Mention Presented To Erika Willeart, Janis MacCallen, Heather Parkinson, and Johanna Gail
1st Place – Susan Wadds
2nd Place – Lori Twining
3rd Place – Annabelle Jane Murray
1st Place – Annabelle Jane Murray
2nd Place – Janis McCallen
3rd Place – Pamela Meacher