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Writing Jobs, February 1, 2019

It’s Friday and I’ve got the day off. Yay me! Possibly the best perk of being a freelanceCosy-Stock-Photo-Laptop-Bed-The-Stock-Boutique-Hi-Res-1 writer: working your schedule to give yourself a Friday off. Coffee and a trip to the bookstore, and working on a short story for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize are the only things on my agenda today. I’m a happy girl.

Today’s list of writing jobs has online writing jobs, including a few writing jobs for beginners and a few onsite opportunities for Canadian writers, including a writing position with the Government of Alberta.

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Remote Writing Jobs (Work-from-Home / Online Writing Jobs

RESUME WRITERS – Your Edge for Success LLC is hiring two remote resume writers. These are online writing jobs. You can work from home but must be able to work with clients via phone or internet. Using a template, you will write resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles. Must be available at least 15 hours per week. Read more/apply

CONTENT WRITERS – EmoryDay is hiring content writers to create marketing content. These are remote online writing jobs that require at least 2 years’ copywriting experience for online media or in an agency setting. BA and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines also required. Read more/apply

FREELANCE CONTENT WRITER – LinkNow Media is hiring an English freelance content writer. This is a work-from-home writing job that entails writing content for the websites they sell. Pay is $20 per page and you can work as much as you like. If you’re looking for freelance writing jobs for beginners, this may be a good fit. Training is provided and previous experience is not required. Read more/apply

FREELANCE WRITER – An unnamed small PR firm in Austin is hiring an efficient writer with a proven clever, yet professional writing style. Knowledge of SP Style is required. This is a remote writing job on a project-by-project basis. Read more/apply

FREELANCE WRITER – Valnet is hiring a freelance writer to contribute list-based buzz articles for their site which is geared to women. Topics include fashion, health, love, celebrity, etc. Top notch social media skills and ability to create polished content is required. Based on feedback from other writers, this company appears to be best suited to those looking for freelance writers for beginners. Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (Jobs for Writers in Canada ONLY)

WRITERGovernment of Alberta is hiring a writer to work in the Professional Services and Health Benefits Division. Proven ability to convey legislation and research draft, and edit a variety of communication materials is required. Diploma in a related field such as public relations, communications or journalism is required. Experience with document design and/or interpreting legislation and policy guidelines in preferred. Job location is Edmonton, AB.  Pays $2,086.07 to $2,711.74 Bi-weekly ($54,446 to $70,776 Annually). Read more/apply

RESUME WRITER – Resume Writers Toronto is hiring a part-time resume writer to work in their office in downtown Toronto, ON. There is a possibility of the position becoming full-time. You must be available to work flexible hours between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, have exceptional writing and MS WORD and formatting skills and own a laptop. Read more/apply

SPORTS COPYWRITER – Crow & Barker in Montreal, QC is hiring copywriter with a vast knowledge of sports in general and the ability to create copy for like-minded consumers. Job entails producing authentic sports themed copy and developing concepts and scripts for TV, radio and online content. You must have 5+ years of experience with an ad agency or similar role. Read more/apply

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Writing Jobs, January 16, 2018

Good morning! Time to pour yourself a hot cuppa’ and check out today’s writingIMG_20180116_091134_454.jpg opportunities.

Along with remote/work-from-home writing jobs and full-time positions, today’s list also has a little something for writers of creative nonfiction.

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Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)

FREELANCE CAR WRITERS – Workhoppers – Freelance writing jobs: Launching a brand new website for self-acclaimed motorheads! We’re on the lookout for freelance writers who are interested in all topics car-related and want to get their name out in the online publishing world. It’s an exciting time to join our editorial team, as you will be involved in the initial launching of our website, all the while writing about fascinating topics you know and love!Want to know what we’re interested in publishing? Here are some links to our work: this you?Are you a fan of sites like,, or If yes, you’re going to fit right in our new site! Are you obsessed with cars, and know exactly what our readers will love? We need you!Are you a social media superstar? Your affinity for popular trends ensures that you know exactly what’s hot and what’s not… Read more/apply

WEB CONTENT WRITER – TGT Solutions Inc. – Remote writing job: We are seeking a Web Content Writer to join our team. As a Web Content Writer with exceptional oral and written communication skills, your role involves creating content for new and existing websites, blogs and social media. You are a team player who enjoys collaborating with digital marketing specialists, web designers and subject matters experts to develop high-quality compelling copy and drive traffic. Key Responsibilities: Create, update and proof website content; Collaborate with our social media team to provide content for posts and increase engagement; Optimize content for search engines and lead generation; Select multimedia to support web copy… Read more/apply

FREELANCE BLOG WRITERS – Dream Local Digital – Freelance writing jobs from home: We are recruiting freelance writers to write engaging blog posts on a variety of topics for businesses. Blogs are primarily informational in nature and 300-400 words in length. Writers must be able to accept and hit provided deadlines and communicate with our project management team effectively regarding topics, bandwidth and timing. Clear writing that does not require heavy editing is essential. Typical blogs go through 1 round of edits by our on-staff editors and are published on behalf of our clients once approved. Writers that are approved will be added to our pool and may accept as many projects as they choose, provided that they continue to provide clean work that does not require heavy editing, and that they hit project deadlines… Read more/apply

FREELANCE WEDDING WRITER – BrideClick – Freelance writing jobs: BrideClick is looking for freelance writers to create wedding planning content that helps make the planning process more accessible to engaged couples regardless of the budget. Each writer will work with the BrideClick team to brainstorm, research and write content across a range of wedding topics. Desired Skills and Experience: Professional writing experiences; Familiar with Photo editing tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc…); Social Media experience… Read more/apply

COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER-WRITER – Shmoop – Remote writing jobs: Shmoop ( is a digital curriculum company that makes learning, teaching, and test prep materials that are—dare we say it—awesome, thrilling, spectacular, magnificent, unforgettable, and smart. Really smart. To help carry out Shmoop’s (mostly benign) plans for world domination, we’re looking for talented Project-Based Computer Science Teachers and Writers who go gaga over all things HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. You will be writing engaging computer science teaching materials for students in high school who are interested in web design. Responsibilities: Writing engaging lessons—including lectures, activities, and exams—for online publication; Creating user-friendly teacher guides to accompany your curriculum; Surfing the Internet for hilarious yet informative CS content… Read more/apply

Freelance Essay Writer – Masters Essay – Work from home writing jobs: Masters Essay, Toronto’s premier academic essay writing service, is currently seeking freelance essay writers. Successful candidates will enjoy the freedom and flexibility to work from home in this remote position. The primary responsibilities of our writers include: Conducting research, reading course materials, and drafting essays and other assignments for our clients; Ensuring that work is completed by specific and time-sensitive deadlines; Performing edits on pre-written work by our clients; Completing revisions as requested by clients and/or our Quality Control department. As a remote position, a reliable Internet connection and dedicated home workspace are essential. The ideal candidates will also have wide availability, including days, afternoons, evenings, nights and weekends… Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site Jobs for Writers in Canada)

WRITER AND EDITOR – Algonquin College – Ottawa, ON: Pays $53,532 to $62,047 per annum based on a 36.25 hour work week. ($28.29-$32.79 per hour – Payband G) The College also offers a comprehensive range of fringe benefits. Starting rate determined by the Support Staff Collective Agreement. The Writer/Editor is responsible for working with internal stakeholders to lead, develop and organize content creation for the College. The strategic objective of the role is to ensure alignment with brand objectives, writing standards and content integrity, as well as style and voice for externally facing communication. The incumbent will ensure target audiences experience optimal interaction with the College using these vehicles while delivering on College goals and strategic directions. The incumbent will work with internal stakeholders to identify objectives, develop creative messaging, assemble information and provide clean final copy to complete the given project… Read more/apply

LEAD COPYWRITER – Hootsuite – Vancouver, BC: As a lead copywriter (guru track), you are a seasoned member of the content team with a wealth of experience writing for all facets of the organization, from eBooks to case studies to video scripts. Your copywriting skills are second-to-none, and you have a proven track record of creating new, inventive, and effective content across all channels. You’re an agent of creative excellence. You know what it takes to generate good ideas: time, repetition, research, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and then doing it all over again. You push others to reach that level of excellence, looking for opportunities to elevate others with hands-on experience. You prefer coaching to criticism but know how to deliver it with tact and diplomacy… Read more/apply

WRITER (BLOGS, EBOOKS) – DB digital consulting – Etobicoke, ON: Pays $40,000 – $45,000 a year. Duties will be: social media posts; blogs written up for different niches; EBooks written with proper material give; LICENSE is required. Some tasks include meeting clients and must be havr G class license; graphic skills preferred. Responsibilities and Duties: Blogs; ebooks; sales material; graphic work preferred… Read more/apply

TECHNICAL WRITER – CubicFarms – Langley, BC: CubicFarms is seeking an intermediate Technical Writer to add to our team in Langley, B.C. The successful candidate will hold a Degree or Diploma in a relevant field and have: A minimum of 3 years experience; Excellent written and spoken English; Familiar with working in a team environment alongside engineers, technical and marketing staff; Advanced knowledge of MS Office application, Visio and Adobe Acrobat; Perform your work without significant direction and process a large volume of documents under tight timelines; Have a proven track record of creating high quality online documentation and provide samples of work; Be able to understand processes intimately and translate to a detailed step-by-step guide… Read more/apply

REPORTER – The Sioux Lookout Bulletin – Sioux Lookout, ON: Must be an excellent writer, willing to work odd hours, including some evenings and weekends. Knowledge and understanding of Sioux Lookout and area, including northern communities, will be an important asset. Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication skills; Decision making and independent thinking required; Experience with Microsoft Word. Duties: Attend events, cover and write stories; Photography and video coverage of those events… Read more/apply

Calls for Submissions / Writing Contests

cbc nonfiction

2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize – Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction between 1200 and 1800 words.

WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2018.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by creating an account through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles between 1200 and 1800 words.

For full submission details, go to:


writers digest

Writer’s Digest – Writer’s Digest, the No. 1 magazine for writers, celebrates the writing life and what it means to be a writer in today’s publishing environment. Through the voices of bestselling authors, buzz-worthy newcomers and seasoned editors, we offer everything writers need to stay inspired, to improve their craft, to understand the unique challenges of publishing today and to get their work noticed. Our pages are filled with advice and real-life experiences that go beyond the ordinary and delve deeply into what’s important to writers today. Whether they write fiction or nonfiction, poetry or essays, articles or scripts, our readers will walk away from every issue inspired and ready to write, satisfied in the knowledge that we get it, that we all share this passion for writing, and we’re all part of a grand literary tradition. And that’s worth celebrating.

Find a more thorough description of our editorial mission here.

General Focus

Founded in 1920, such classic literary icons as Joan Didion, Ray Bradbury, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, H.G. Wells, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou and more have shared their thoughts on different aspects of the writing life through the pages of Writer’s Digest. We’re an instructive magazine that seeks to keep readers abreast of industry trends, of the latest writers who found success and what they did to achieve it, and of innovative ways to improve and empower the inner raconteur of our readers.

Our style is confident and authoritative, yet conversational. Our voice is that of an insider—your trusted friend in the business. Keeping informed on industry trends is essential to our readers’ success, so it’s essential for our editorial to address timely issues in publishing, and look forward to the future of writing in its myriad forms. Our goal is to provide readers with the inspiration, how-to instruction and culturally relevant information they need to fulfill their writing goals and be a part of the larger community of writers.

Our Readership

Writer’s Digest is published eight times per year, and has a circulation of 77,000 subscribers, with 15.7 million annual unique users on and a Twitter following of more than 700,000. Our readers include men and women of all ages and varying levels of writing skill and success. We have a worldwide readership, but the majority of our readers live in the U.S. and Canada.

To obtain sample issues of Writer’s Digest, you can purchase copies via the newsstand or An index of each year’s contents is available at

How to Submit

We consider completed manuscripts on spec, as well as original pitches. A query should include a thorough outline that introduces your article proposal and highlights each of the points you intend to make. Your query should discuss how the article will benefit our readers, why the topic is timely and why you’re the appropriate writer to discuss the topic. Find more tips for crafting the perfect pitch here.

Although we welcome the work of new writers, we believe the established writer can better instruct our reader. Please include your publishing credentials related to your topic with your submission, along with a brief bio.

Send email queries to our Acquisitions Editor at Please do not send attachments. If you have clips available online, please include links. Accepted freelance articles must be submitted in electronic form, in text-only or Microsoft Word. We expect writers to thoroughly check all facts in their stories and to submit documentation to support the information included in their stories.

Because we receive hundreds of queries a month, please allow 2–4 months for a response. Each submission must include your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address.

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

We don’t accept or respond to queries via snail mail, phone or fax.

We don’t buy newspaper clippings.

We don’t buy reprints of articles previously published in other writing magazines.

WD Interviews (our signature cover Q&A series) are almost always written in house. If you’d like to pitch an interview with a well-known author, we request that you get approval from the subject prior to your pitch.

In today’s media environment, an article doesn’t just appear in print, but can become an interview on our podcast, a YouTube video, an extended blog post or a prompt for Facebook discussion. While it’s not required, writers who can cite supplemental ways in which their article might take shape in digital form will be given special consideration.

Payment and General Terms

For manuscripts, we pay 30–50 cents per word, on acceptance, for first world rights for one-time print use and perpetual electronic use. Should we want to reprint anything we’ve purchased from you in anything other than electronic format, we’ll pay you 25% of the original purchase price per use. Contributor copies are sent to writers and artists whose work appears in that issue.

For full submission guidelines, go to:


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Writing Jobs, January 5, 2018

It’s Friday and we’re ending the week off with a big list chock full of great writing jobtypewriter stock photo writing jobs canada leads for work-from-home freelance writers and those looking for full-time writing jobs (in Canada). There is also a double call for submissions for Carina Press for those that write erotic romance. Yes, please!

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Enjoy the weekend, fellow writers!

Remote Writing Jobs (Freelance Writing From Home)

FREELANCE WRITERS – Social Lite Communications Ltd. – Canadian Freelance writing jobs: We’re looking for writers of all types, shapes, and sizes. If you write for web in the form of blogs, amazing. If you write about music, the construction industry, or science, even better. We offer a ton of training and a bunch of extra spending money… Read more/apply

FREELANCE ACADEMIC WRITER – Ace Global Education – Work from home freelance writing jobs: Are you looking for a confidential way to earn some extra cash, enhance your writing skills, and learn about a breadth of different topics without paying for post-secondary courses? Apply to work as a freelance academic writer from the comfort of your own home, or as you backpack through the cities of the Mediterranean (as long as you have wifi)! Ace Global has been offering academic writing services to international students since 2012, and has been growing every year, reaching an international customer base at the moment. We believe in quality, timeliness, professionalism, and authenticity. At Ace Global, we value work-life balance for our employees above all else. As a writer for Ace Global, you will be dedicated to delivering: Quality, authentic work without grammatical errors or plagiarism…. Read more/apply

FREELANCE WRITER PARENTING & PREGNANCY – – Remote writing jobs: The editorial team at Valnet Inc. is looking for a writer to contribute list-based articles for, a website geared towards parents, and covering topics that surround subjects like pregnancy, babies, and health (among so many more!). Are you a dynamic and driven writer, who is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest viral trends? If so, then you are just what we’re looking for at BabyGaga! As a freelance writer, you will create original, informative and eye-catching articles that parents are craving to read. Do you think you’d be a great fit for our team? Do you have the skills to become a valuable and productive member of the BabyGaga family? Then don’t miss the chance to be part of our team, and apply today… Read more/apply

FREELANCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WRITERS – Bitter Empire – Remote writing jobs: Freelance science and technology writers wanted for Bitter Empire. Bitter Empire is the expansion dream of – we are so bitter we can’t just stick to one subject. We are currently looking for writers well-versed in science and technology, to write for a general adult audience about interesting, humorous or unusual developments in the field of science and technology. We also welcome interviews with scientists, reviews of television shows related to science and technology, and commentary. Expectations: We’re looking for witty and concise posts, that summarize a development and link to more professional articles. We’re not expecting anything longer than a page, maybe two if you’re including media. If you would like to pitch a long form article, please do get in touch and we can negotiate the rate. Please note, this opportunity is for offsite writers, your location isn’t important… Read more/apply

FREELANCE BLOG WRITER – Triad Behavioral Health – Remote writing jobs: Pays $25 an hour. Triad Behavioral Health is looking for talented blog writers to generate engaging, original content for our brand websites. This is a freelance position and you can work from anywhere. The Blog Writer will be responsible for writing interesting and engaging articles geared for a specific target audience – the behavioral health pre- and post-licensure audience. You should be a skilled writer who can create appealing, insightful posts that will reach and grow our audience. You should also have the ability to come up with original, relevant, and timely topics… Read more/apply

ECOMMERCE AND BLOG WRITERS – eZdia Inc. CrewMachine – Work from home writing jobs: Do you have a solid work ethic? Do you stick to deadlines? Do you enjoy writing copy for blogs and eCommerce websites? If you answered “yes” to these questions, we’d love to hear from you. CrewMachine is looking for experienced writers to create high-level copy for some of the biggest eCommerce companies around. We have a range of ongoing projects in immediate need of solid writers, including product content, blogs, and buying guides. If your application is successful, you could be working on anything from product descriptions and landing pages to buying guides and blurbs relating to tech, fashion, home goods, hardware tools, office supplies, and more. The application process is simple, but rigorous. We are looking for the best to join our team. We need contributors who: Are native to USA, CA, AU, or UK with English as their first language… Read more/apply

EXPERIENCED BLOG WRITER – iDetail – Mobile Car Wash & Detailing – Canadian freelance writing jobs: We’re looking for a blog writer. Sorry I suck at writing but if you’re looking for a long-term gig, do reach out and we can discuss by phone. The company’s going through a major catalyst right now, we’re open-minded for those who want to speak their mind. You’ll be writing: 50+ blog posts (social media friendly, SEO technicalities); Couple white papers (2000+ words, researched, national distribution quality). Compensation: It depends on the quality of your portfolio and what quantities you can produce… Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (On-Site Writing Jobs in Canada)

CONTENT WRITER – Blitz Print Lab – Toronto, ON: Blitz Print House are looking for a part time content writer to work on our online and offline material. What we are looking for in you: Must be creative in writing and have a clear direct approach to delivering information to the intended clientele; Produce material that is easy to digest but also informative and fun to read; Be able to understand and adapt writing to match our services and products within the Print Industry; Excellent spoken and written English; Excellent attention to detail; Proof reading capabilities; Proactive approach to work and willing to share/contribute ideas; Work well within a team environment… Read more/apply

WEB CONTENT WRITER – – Toronto, ON: What you will be doing: Report, write and publish breaking and enterprise news content; Generate, pitch and write news and feature stories; Create engaging interactive digital content using tools like timelines, maps, infographics; Generate, curate, monitor live storytelling pieces such as live blogs, Facebook Live videos, live streams, live Twitter stories; Ensure site contains and is updated with the very latest local, national and international news stories; Oversee and curate various site sections, including local news, sports, life and entertainment; Distribute content via social media; Engage with viewers/readers via social media; Copy edit stories, when required; Resize and edit photos… Read more/apply

SENIOR FINANCIAL NEWS WRITER / EDITOR – Native Ads Inc. – Vancouver, BC: Pays $50,000 – $65,000 a year. Native Ads Inc. is seeking to immediately hire a local candidate from the greater Vancouver Area for a Senior Financial Reporter/Writer/Editor position. This is a full-time, in-office salaried position. Please note: ONLY LOCAL candidates from the greater Vancouver area will be considered. The ideal candidate must be instinctively inquisitive with exceptional interviewing and research skills and must have an outgoing personality and a professional business demeanor. The candidate should have experience with the stock market and be able to write articles in different industries such as mining, blockchain, cannabis and health… Read more/apply

CONTENT CREATOR / EDITOR – My Effect – Kitchener, ON: We are looking to hire a passionate writer to join our digital marketing team. You will take a leading role as we develop our content (i.e. blogs, whitepapers), messaging and social media posts targeted for aspiring young leaders and entrepreneurs campaign. Additionally you will be involved in content publishing strategies, helping to edit articles for recognized outlets such as Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and Forbes.  Content themes include social enterprise, youth-led innovation, girls in STEM, youth leadership and business topics such as millennial engagement, digitalization at work and generation trends. Responsibilities Include: Creating shareable digital content such as blogs, professional articles and whitepapers; Editing articles written by our founder/CEO for external media sites… Read more/apply

Calls for Submissions

CARINA PRESS – The Dirty Bits from Carina Press are “micro-romances,” designed to beCarina Press The-DirtyBits read in an hour or two. Quick and dirty, just the way we like it. These sex-filled stories are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily ever.

We’re looking for two specific things for The Dirty Bits in the second half of 2018: LGBTQ inclusivity and tropes galore. And yes, the two can overlap!

Call #1: We’d like to see superhot erotic shorts (10,000-25,000 words) featuring gay, lesbian, non-binary, bisexual, and transgender heroes and heroines. Ménage and polyamorous romances are welcome, as are orgy scenarios, but there must be an HEA or HFN for the main characters. Remember, while these are meant to be hot, hot, hot, they’re also meant to be romances, so don’t leave out the romantic arc!

Call #2: Our editors are seeking erotic content, in both LGBTQ and heterosexual romance, that centers specifically around one of the tropes below:

  • Forced Proximity
  • Mature main characters
  • Virgin main characters
  • Voyeurism
  • Sex with a stranger
  • Best friend’s younger sibling
  • Fated mates (bring on the paranormal sexy times!)
  • May/December romance
  • Holidays (think sweet and cute, perhaps with a lot of baking…but also very dirty)
  • Boss/employee
  • Mistaken identity
  • Forced seduction
  • Exotic locations (the more luxurious, the better!)
  • Suspense/ hero(es) or heroine(s) in peril
  • Friends to lovers
  • Enemies to lovers
  • Betting or gambling; a wager between love interests
  • Alaska-set
  • Rags to riches
  • Love interests from different sides of the tracks
  • Single dad (DILF)
  • Small town

The details:

This is an open-ended call, meaning we are interested in seeing submissions in these two areas on an ongoing basis, so there’s no end date/closing date.

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press can be contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, historical, science fiction or fantasy romances. They should deliver a fast story—one that transports readers from the stresses of everyday life, work and politics for an hour or two.

We’d like to emphasize that we have two main requirements for the story content of these micro-romances: they need to contain a romance, with a HEA or HFN, and as they are intended to be erotic romances: the sex and sexual tension should be woven into the romance and a key focus of the stories. The pacing must be tight from page one. Stories with minimal sexual tension, minimal on-page sex, long periods of narrative setup, infodumps, and extraneous character interaction are not the right fit for this particular line.

To read the full submission guidelines, go to:





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Canadian Writing Contests


With the deadline approaching for the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize, I thought I would share the contest details for any fiction writers that may be reading and interested in entering.

Here is some information taken from the CBC Literary Prizes page, complete with links to the rules and regulations and submission page. Good luck!

Ends on October 31, 2017
WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished stories between 1200 and 1800 words. 

**Please note that as of the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize, the rules regarding how we determine word count have been modified. Please visit our rules and regulations or our FAQ for details.**

WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Sept. 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2017.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: Submit online by clicking the “submit” link below. If you are unable to complete the online submission, please contact for assistance.

A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

Read the rules and regulations before submitting to the CBC Short Story Prize »

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

SUBMIT IN FRENCH: If you’re looking to submit in French, you must log in to the French site at

WANT HELP? Subscribe to the CBC Short Story Prize newsletter for writing tips and inspiration.

OTHER PRIZES: The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January 2018. The 2018 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2018.