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CONTEST! Ottawa Magazine Short Fiction Contest

Illustration by Alanah Abels

It might be snowy outside, but at Ottawa Magazine we’re gearing up for summer — our Summer issue, that is.

Every year, Ottawa Magazine publishes short fiction by local authors in our Summer issue. For 2015, we’re switching things up a bit with the inaugural Ottawa Magazine Short Fiction Contest.


So hunker down and bring to life that great tale that has been simmering away in the back of your mind, or dust off the manuscript that is sitting on your desktop.

The winner will receive $700, the runner up $300, and both stories will be published in the Summer 2015 issue of Ottawa Magazine.

NOTE: the contest is open only to residents of the National Capital Region.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges through a blind judging process.

Entries must be no longer than 3,000 words. Entries can be short stories or excerpts but must not have been published elsewhere.

Participants may enter as many times as they wish, but once submitted entries may not be submitted to other contests (or published elsewhere) until the winning entries have been announced in April 2015.

The deadline is March 1, 2015.

Submit entries in a Word document to Ottawa Magazine via Kelsey Kromodimoeljo kkromodi@stjosephmedia.com

“A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words
to take you around the universe or break your heart.”
– Neil Gaiman