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Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize


Saturday, August 1, 2015


Entry Fees

$35 in Canada, $40 in US, $45 international. Additional entries cost $15 from anywhere.


$1000, publication and an online interview.


The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American and overseas authors for its Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. One award of $1,000 CAD is given.

The CNF Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue and characterization.

Entries must be between 2000-3000 words.

This year’s judge is Jane Silcott.

Please include a cover letter in your submission with the following: name, address, email, title of piece, word count, how you heard about this contest, whether you wish your email to be added to our e-newsletter list, method of payment.

Contact Information

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