Queries and answers relating to the Geist Emerging Writer of the Month program.
Q: I graduated a few months ago, can I still submit? A: No. You must be a current student enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses and/or writing workshops. Q: Do pieces in forthcoming publications count as work published? A: Yes. If your piece has not been published yet, but is going to be, then it still counts. Q: What do you mean by established print or online magazines, books or websites? A: Established print or online magazines, books or websites are publications that are available to the greater public, regardless of whether or not they offer payment. All publications are considered established except the following:
Personal Blogs: a blog where the majority of your readers are people you know. Zines: publications with very small print runs and limited distribution. Check out the Art Gallery of Ontario’s definition of a zine. In-House School Publications: any publication produced by a school that is only distributed on or around campus.
Q: Why are you only offering this program to current students? A: Geist has a mandate to encourage student writing in Canada, and the Geist Emerging Writer of the Month program, along with the Geist in the Classroom program, helps us fulfill that mandate. Student writing is an important part of the literary landscape and Geist is happy to be a part of the community that supports emerging writers.
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your queries.
Not a student? You can still submit to Geist--please be sure to read our submission guidelines.