Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, contests and more!
Start Your Free Trial

The Fifth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence

Deadline

Friday, September 30, 2016

Categories

, ,

Entry Fees

$15

Prizes

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The prize is open for submissions each year from April 1st to September 30th through the publication’s online submissions manager. The judges for 2016’s prize are Rawi Hage (for the short story contest) and Jan Zwicky (for the poetry contest).

In addition to publication in Issue 35: Fall 2016, each winning author of the writing contest receives $1000 in addition to a prize pack of books, each valued at over $1500, from the following stalwart Canadian publishers (so far—this list continues to grow!):

Anvil Press, Biblioasis, BookThug, Breakwater Books, Brick Books, Chaudiere Books, Coach House Books, Coteau Books, Douglas & McIntyre, Dundurn Press, ECW Press, Freehand Books, Goose Lane Editions / icehouse poetry, Guernica Editions, House of Anansi, Inanna Publications, Invisible Publishing, Mansfield Press, Mawenzi House, McClelland & Stewart, Metatron, New Star Books, Nightwood Editions, NeWest Press, Palimpsest Press, Pedlar Press, The Porcupine’s Quill, Quattro Books, Signature Editions, Thistledown Press, Tightrope Books, Vehicule Press, and Wolsak and Wynn.

Winners of the writing competition will be announced at our annual Black Friday celebration and year-in-review party in Toronto, Ontario in late November 2016.

Description

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The prize is open for submissions each year from April 1st to September 30th through the publication’s online submissions manager. The judges for 2016’s prize are Rawi Hage (for the short story contest) and Jan Zwicky (for the poetry contest).

In addition to publication in Issue 35: Fall 2016, each winning author of the writing contest receives $1000 in addition to a prize pack of books, each valued at over $1500, from the following stalwart Canadian publishers (so far—this list continues to grow!):

Anvil Press, Biblioasis, BookThug, Breakwater Books, Brick Books, Chaudiere Books, Coach House Books, Coteau Books, Douglas & McIntyre, Dundurn Press, ECW Press, Freehand Books, Goose Lane Editions / icehouse poetry, Guernica Editions, House of Anansi, Inanna Publications, Invisible Publishing, Mansfield Press, Mawenzi House, McClelland & Stewart, Metatron, New Star Books, Nightwood Editions, NeWest Press, Palimpsest Press, Pedlar Press, The Porcupine’s Quill, Quattro Books, Signature Editions, Thistledown Press, Tightrope Books, Vehicule Press, and Wolsak and Wynn.

Winners of the writing competition will be announced at our annual Black Friday celebration and year-in-review party in Toronto, Ontario in late November 2016.

To enter our writing contest, simply follow the link to our website. All submissions must be written in 11 or 12 point font. The documents must be .doc or .rtf files and must not have identifying information on them to ensure a blind process reading process (remove your name, address, and contact information from the document itself). For short story contest submissions, please include a word count. No works over 7,500 words or under 1,000 will be accepted or read. Each submission to the poetry contest can include up to 4 poems, or up to 4 pages. We welcome multiple entries in either genre.

All submissions must be accompanied by a $15 PayPal donation. If your PayPal account differs from the email address you include in our Submission Form, please leave us a note indicating this discrepancy.

Thank you for entering our annual writing contest, and good luck!

Contact Information

http://puritan-magazine.com/writing-contest/

Spencer Gordon & Tyler Willis, Senior Editors
puritanmagazine [at] gmail [dot] com

Website

http://puritan-magazine.com/writing-contest/

Post an update for this contest