HOW IT WORKS
1) Generate a CanLit premise at canlitgenerator.com.
2) Use the premise as the basis for a story. 500 words or less, any genre.
3) Enter to win literary fame and fortune. Extended deadline: August 15, 2016.
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $150
All winning entries will be published in Geist and on geist.com
ENTRY FEE: $20
Includes a one-year subscription to Geist, Canada's favourite literary magazine. International entrants will receive the digital edition.
All additional entries are $5.
HOW TO ENTER
This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!
Please note that judging is blind, so ensure your name doesn't appear on the story.
Entries without an accompanying cover letter or entry fee will not be accepted. Entries must be postmarked by contest deadline.
Good luck and happy writing!
Questions? See our contest FAQ here.
Still unsure? Please email email@example.com or call 604-681-9161 with your queries.
THE FINE PRINT
Winning entries: Geist takes first serial rights for print and non-exclusive electronic rights to post winning entries at geist.com. All other rights remain with the author.
All publication rights for non-winning entries are retained by the entrants.
Geist contests are open to all entrants except Geist staff, contract employees, board members and executives of the Geist Foundation.