The 19th Annual Fiddlehead Literary Contest


Deadline: Postmarked by December 1, 2009

$1,000 for the Best Short Fiction; $500 each for the Two Honourable Mentions

$1,000 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem; $500 each for the Two Honourable Mentions

The winning entries will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of The Fiddlehead (No. 243) and on our web site. The winning authors will be paid for publication in addition to their prizes.

One entry for the short fiction category is one story of up to 25 double-spaced pages.

One entry for the poetry category is up to 3 poems with no more than 100 lines per poem. Poetry may be single-spaced.

Entry Fee: $30 (CAD) for an entry from Canada; $36 (USD) for an entry from elsewhere.

Your first entry in each genre includes a one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead. Already a subscriber? — you’ll receive a one-year extension to your current subscription. Multiple entries allowed, but only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription.

For further information: or email

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