CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE 2010 ALBERTA LITERARY COMPETITIONS
The WGA is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Alberta Literary Competitions. New for 2010, the WGA is proud to introduce the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction, and to increase the essay and short story prizes to $700!
The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. Entries are judged by an independent jury recruited by the WGA. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category.
Prizes of $1500 are awarded in the following categories:
•R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature (chapter books)
•Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction
•Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction
•Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama
•Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry
Prizes of $700 are awarded in the following categories:
•Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award (non-published)
•Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Story (published)
•*NEW* James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction (published and non-published)
•Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Prize (published and non-published)
The WGA is also administering the following awards for 2010:
•The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize ($5000 prize)
•The City of Edmonton Book Prize ($2000 prize)
For the 2010 submission guidelines for all the awards, please visit http://www.writersguild.ab.ca/Alberta-Literary-Awards.asp.
The postmark deadline for all awards is December 31, 2009.