Community-Passages-240x240“Passages” is a poetry and short fiction competition hosted by the Creative Writing Concentration in the Department of English at Carleton University.

This year’s theme is “Encounters with Technology.”

There are two age categories—1) 18 years of age and under 2) over 18 years of age—and two writing categories, poetry and short fiction.

Canadian and International Entries Welcome

First and second-place winners will be featured in a peer-reviewed anthology of prose and poetry published in spring 2016 by In/words Magazine and Press. They will also receive cash prizes and books donated by House of Anansi Press.

Entries must be previously unpublished. 

One entry per person.

Include a cover page with your name, contact information, title of your entry, and your age category. Your name should not appear on your manuscript (as judging is blind).

Poetry: 1-3 poems (maximum 50 lines per poem)

Short Story: 1 story (maximum 3000 words)

Deadline: February 19, 2016

Winners will be announced March 21, 2016

Judges: Ben Ladouceur (poetry) and Andrew Forbes (short fiction).

Submit your stories and poems to the 2016 Passages Competition now!

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