Never-before-published writers have a chance to win free registration to Canada’s largest Christian Writers’ Conference!
All never-before-published Canadian writers who are Christian—including teenagers and young adults—are invited to enter The Word Guild’s “God Uses Ink” Novice Writing Contest.
Contestants may write on any subject and in any genre, including short stories, poems, scripts, and nonfiction articles. Submissions may not exceed 1,500 words. Independent judges who are experienced writers and editors will evaluate the entries and provide helpful feedback.
This contest is designed to encourage and recognize new and aspiring writers. For the purposes of this competition, "unpublished" means the writer has never been paid for something he or she has written.
Prizes will be awarded in three age categories:
- Teenagers: 14 to 19
- Young adults: 20 to 39
- Adults 40+
First-prize winners in each category will receive free registration to Canada's largest Christian writing conference, Write! Canada, June 14–16, 2012, a value of more than $400.
Second prize: A $100 gift certificate for The Word Guild, which may be used for conference registration, membership, etc.
Third prize: A $50 gift certificate for The Word Guild, which may be used for conference registration, membership, etc.
Entries must be received by February 15, 2012. For details and online registration go here.
If you have questions please contact Mary Ann Benjamins, Awards Administrator
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