2013 U of T Magazine Short Story and Poetry Contest

$1,000 prize for first-place winners
Entry deadline: March 1, 2013
Now open to alumni and students

Read the complete rules below

  • U of T Magazine‘s Short Story and Poetry Contest is open to alumni and students of the University of Toronto.*
  • We will consider original, unpublished poems of up to 50 lines and original unpublished short stories of up to 2,500 words. Submissions must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere, or previously have won a prize in this contest. A maximum of one story and two poems per person is permitted.
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    • Entrants must not have had a book of fiction or poetry accepted for publication as of March 1, 2013. Those who have self-published a book are eligible to enter.
    • First prize in each category, to be selected by a panel of judges, is $1,000 plus publication in the Summer 2013** issue of U of T Magazine. Runner-up and “Readers’ Choice” prizes in each category are a University of Toronto prize pack, plus publication on the U of T Magazine website.
    • Entrant’s name must not appear on the manuscript itself. All entries must be typed and accompanied by a separate cover sheet with entrant’s full name, address, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, submission title(s) and category. Manuscripts will not be returned. Winners agree to have their entries published in a future issue of U of T Magazine and on the magazine’s website. They will be contacted by telephone.
    • Entrants agree to be bound by the contest rules. Judges’ decisions are final.
    • Entries must arrive at U of T Magazine‘s offices by no later than 5 pm on March 1, 2013. Email entries with subject line “Short Story Contest” or “Poetry Contest” to: uoft.magazine@utoronto.ca or mail entries to: Alumni Short Story and Poetry Contest, c/o U of T Magazine, 21 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3J3.
      Note: For email submissions, if you are entering BOTH the short story and poetry contests, please send your entries in SEPARATE emails, with “short story” or “poetry” in the subject line.
    • Employees of the Division of University Advancement at U of T are not eligible to enter this contest.

    * anyone who has completed a minimum of four credits at U of T or is currently enrolled in a full- or part-time program at the university.
    ** could change, subject to editorial schedule