Literary Contest (17+)

Congratulations to our 2017 Literary Contest Winners!

Alisha Kaplan – Winner for Dinner table offering

Brian Brittain
Siobahn Farrell
John Di Leonardo
Katie Thompson
Callista Markotich

Short Story
Dante Nieuwold – Winner for Meridians and Parallels

Kat McNichol
Zak Jones
Tara Bragg
Albert Marsolais
Judith Johnson
Melinda Burns
Anastasia McEwen
Alexander Carey
Tim Alamenciak
V.J. Hamilton
Bob Young
Phil Andrews
Patricia Anderson
Tammy Gilbert

Creative Non-Fiction
Kathryn Edgecombe – Winner for The Shining Silver

Claire Lawrence
Keith McKenna
Gordon Miller
Susan Cross
Elizabeth Cunningham

2017 Contest Rules & Requirements

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