hlr_logo_finalThe Humber Literary Review, a literary and arts magazine established by the English Department of Humber College, is holding a fiction contest for Canadian emerging writers* with all winning entries published in print in the Spring 2016 issue.

Previous issues of the HLR have proudly included work from Karen Solie, Russell Smith, Priscila Uppal, Naben Ruthnum, Alberto Manguel, Krista Foss, Catherine Graham, Jeff Latosik, Mariko Tamaki, Kirsten McCrea, Nik Dudukovic, Balint Zsako, and many other established and emerging artists. Previous issues also feature interviews with Emma Donoghue, Miranda Hill, Sheila Heti, Michael Winter, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and more.

*Writers who have not yet published a book.

Contest entry deadline: November 1, 2015
Entry fee: $25 per submission of one story not longer than 3000 words (every entrant receives a one-year subscription to the HLR)

Judge: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of the novels All The Broken Things (nominated for the 2015 Toronto Book Award), Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner, as well as the short story collection Way Up. Kathryn’s short fiction has been published in Granta Magazine, The Walrus and Storyville. She is the recipient of The Sidney Prize.


In addition to receiving one-year subscriptions to the HLR, we offer the following prizes:

First Place: Humber School for Writers Workshop (value: $850) + $250
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100

An additional three stories earning honourable mention will be published on our website.

For contest submission details, and more information on The Humber Literary Review, please visit humberliteraryreview.com.

CONTACT: info@humberliteraryreview.com