EVENT Magazine is holding its 28th annual Non-fiction Contest, and you most certainly should submit. Non-fiction writing takes a remarkable talent to pull off well, requiring a keen pair of eyes and ears to marry well researched facts with sharp narrative prose. It’s true that there are far fewer non-fiction contests than those for fiction or poetry, so not only should EVENT Magazine be thanked for this, but supported as well. Please share the details of their contest.

You have plenty of time before the deadline, so there will be little to no excuse to not submit. Get writing and see you on the other side.

 

Details below


The basics:

  • $1500 in prizes available… plus our regular publication payment!
  • $34.95 entry fee includes a 1-year EVENT subscription.
  • Send us your stories by April 30, 2016 (online or postmarked).
  • Submit your story by email to event@douglascollege.ca and pay the entry fee in our online store, or send your story, with a cheque for fees, to:

EVENT
Non-Fiction Contest
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 5B2

Contest details:

Genre: Creative Non-Fiction.

Prize: $1,500 in prizes plus publication in EVENT. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as it sees fit (e.g.,  two prizes valued at $750, three at $500, or one at $1000 and one at $500, etc.) in accordance with the judge’s decision. Published entries will be paid our standard publication payment in addition to any prize money.

Cost: $34.95 per entry; includes a one-year subscription to EVENT and all applicable taxes and shipping—a great deal!

Payment can be made on our buy page via PayPal. Or send a cheque or international money order, payable to EVENT, to the address below. American entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deadline: April 30, 2016 (postmarked or submitted online)

How to Submit: You can email stories to event@douglascollege.ca (Subject: Non-Fiction Contest Entry) and pay the entry fee on our buy page via PayPal. Or send your manuscript to:
EVENT
Non-Fiction Contest
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 5B2

Rules

  • 5,000 word limit on entries.
  • No previously published material, or material accepted for publication elsewhere, either in print or online.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Do not identify yourself on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number / email, and title(s).
  • Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own $34.95 entry fee.
  • If already subscribed to EVENT, you will receive a one-year extension.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • If entrants wish feedback and commentary on manuscripts, please check out our Reading Service for Writers.
  • Preliminary judging is done by the Editor and editorial assistants at EVENT.
  • Douglas College students, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Douglas College students may enter two years after completing courses.
  • Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by April 30.
  • Contest results are posted on our website and through social media in August. The winning entries and judge’s essay are published in the December issue of EVENT.
  • For more information, contact us at event@douglascollege.ca or 604-527-5293.