Calling All Writers! $3000 in prizes.
Two Categories: Adult and Youth
Three genres: fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.
And two fabulous jurors.
Brian Henderson, has a PhD in Canadian Literature, and has been an Acquisitions Editor and then Publisher in a career with McGraw-Hill-Ryerson, Copp Clark Pitman, Oxford UP, Harper-Collins and Addison-Wesley.
Brian retired as Director, Wilfrid Laurier University Press and is currently Chair of the Board of Grey Highlands Public Library, and continues to write poetry, publishing his 12th book of poetry in May 2019.
Edward Carson has had a variety of careers involving the word, including co-founder/editor of the literary periodical, Rune, and lecturer in English Literature at the University of Toronto. He has served as president of several major book publishing companies, including Penguin Group (Canada), Pearson Technology Group Canada, Distican (Simon and Schuster), HarperCollinsCanada, and Random House of Canada.
Carson is twice winner of the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award in Canada, and is the author of five books of poetry: Scenes, Taking Shape, Birds Flock Fish School, KNOTS, and the recently published Look Here Look Away Look Again. In 2010 and 2019 he was Writer in Residence for Open Book Toronto.