Literary Contest

This contest is now closed. Visit our website in February for details about our 2020 contest.

DEADLINE Postmarked by May 31, 2019

The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is happy to announce our 2019 Literary Contest!

Contest Categories:

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

Rules & Requirements:

Open to new, aspiring and modestly published writers. Deadline May 31, 2019.


The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winning entries will be published on the EMWF website and the names of the winners will be included in the festival weekend program.

Entry Fee

$15 Canadian per entry. Cheque or money order payable to: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

To Enter:

Mail the following to the address below:

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

For more information, please contact the Literary Contest Coordinator Laurel Marsolais at [email protected]