Islands Short Fiction Review

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Islands Short Fiction Review 2023

You can make anything by writing.”

C.S. Lewis

 

The Nanaimo Arts Council is pleased to invite original short fiction stories of up to 2,000 words for the Islands Short Fiction Review. We invite writers of all ages and experience levels – Junior (under 12s), Youth (13-18), and Adult (19 and above). The arts council will accept up to two entries from those in the Junior and Youth categories; admission is free. Adult fees are $20 per entry with no limits on the number of submissions.

 

Writers can register and submit their short stories as of February 15, 2023, until the deadline of March 31, 2023. Find rules and online submission procedures at www.isfr.ca.

 

Winners will share $2,200 in awards (cash and gift certificates) in each category. Every Junior and Youth participant will receive a Certificate of Achievement for completing their story.

Award Levels

Junior (12 and under): 

First place: $100 Cash, $75 Gift Certificate
Second place: $50 cash, $50 Gift Certificate
Third place: $25 cash, $25 Gift Certificate

Youth (13-18):

First place: $150 Cash, $75 Gift Certificate
Second place: $100 cash, $50 Gift Certificate
Third place: $75 cash, $25 Gift Certificate

Adult (19+): 

First place: $700 Cash

Second place: $400
Third place: $300 cash

The Arts Council will publish the winning submissions, subject to their author’s permission, on the Islands Short Fiction Review website (isfr.ca).

The arts council will host an online awards ceremony in April; winners will be contacted about the time and date.

Media Contact: Kelsey@nanaimoartscouncil.ca

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Nanaimo Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude and respect that we are on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, and Stz’uminus First Nations.
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