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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Room Magazine's Annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-fiction Contest – 2010

(This news courtesy of Rhonda Browning White)

Room is Canada’s oldest literary journal by, for, and about women. Published quarterly by a group of volunteers based in Vancouver, Room showcases fiction, poetry, reviews, art work, interviews and profiles about the female experience. Many of our contributors are at the beginning of their writing careers, looking for an opportunity to get published for the first time. Some later go on to great acclaim.

Room is a space where women can speak, connect,and showcase their creativity. Each quarter we publish original,thought-provoking works that reflect women’s strength, sensuality,vulnerability, and wit.

It's that time of year again—sharpen your pencils or fire up your laptop and send us your fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction contest entries.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2010.

Entry Fee: $27 per entry (includes a complimentary one-year subscription to Room). Payment by cheque or money order made out to Room.

Non-Canadian entries: $39 Canadian dollars

Prizes: 1st prize in each category – $500, 2nd prize – $250. Winners will be published in a 2011 issue of Room. Other manuscripts may be published.

Fiction: June Hutton
Poetry: Jennica Harper
Creative Non-Fiction: Lynn Van Luven

Rules & Details:
Send entries to:
Room Contest 2010
P.O. Box 46160, Station D
Vancouver, BC V6J 5G5

More than one entry will be accepted as long as fee is paid for each entry. No manuscripts will be returned. Only winners will be notified.

Poetry: max. 3 poems or 150 lines | Fiction: max. 3,500 words

There will be blind judging, therefore, do not put your name or address on entry submission,but enclose a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number and title(s) of entry. Entries must be typed on 8.5 X 11 white paper. Prose must be double-spaced. Each entry must be original, unpublished, not submitted or accepted elsewhere for publication and not entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition.