Literary Contest (17+)

Deadline: Postmarked May 30, 2017

Open to new, aspiring and modestly published writers over the age of 16.

Contest Categories

  • Short Story: Max 2500 words
  • Poetry: A poem or collection, no more than five poems
  • Creative Non-Fiction: Max 2500 words


The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winners will be invited to read a short selection from their work at the Festival on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Entry Fee

$15 Canadian per entry

Please do not send cash. Make cheque or money order payable to: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

To Enter

Mail four (4) copies of your submission including a cover page with name, address and contact info, plus payment to:

EMWF Literary Contest
c/o Laurel Marsolais
39 Bushmills Crescent
Guelph, ON  N1K 1T6