Submission Instructions

  • This competition is open to all undergraduate students at Carleton
  • We are looking for your best, most polished pieces of “flash fiction” (ie stories should be 500-750 words in length)
  • Theme: Rebirth
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished
  • One submission per writer

First Prize: mentoring hours with competition judge Sara Mang.

Second and third prizes: gift certificate for Octopus Books.

A storyteller from Labrador, Sara Mang’s work has appeared in journals across Canada, the US and the UK. In 2022 her short fiction received a nomination for a National Magazine Award and was the winner of The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award for Fiction. Sara lives in Ottawa with her husband, three children and coonhound.