CONTESTS

Short Long-Distance Writing Contest

Write a story that unfolds in two or more Canadian time zones.

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Deadline Extended: November 14, 2020

How it works:

Send us a story, 500 words or less, fiction or non-fiction, that spans two or more Canadian time zones. This could mean a physical transition across time zones (like a road trip), or an implied transition between them (like a phone call). The details are up to you—get creative!

For inspiration, check out previous winners: "Pekoe" by Benjamin Dugdale, "Stardust" by Terri Favro, "The Other James Buchanan" by Christopher Geisel, "Security" by Jill Talbot and more.

Prizes:

$500

$250

$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: Submit your entry online through Submittable

You can also mail your entry, fee and cover letter to us at:

Short Long-Distance Contest

210-111 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4


Questions? Tweet us at @geistmagazine, email geist@geist.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 your entry 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.

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