The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is excited to announce The Guild Prize: a brand-new writing contest for our members. This contest is open to any current Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild member who may be living in Saskatchewan or elsewhere. The Guild Prize is a biannual contest that runs in the Fall (flash fiction) and Spring (poetry) with a new theme for each round.
The Fall 2022 contest genre will be flash fiction, defined as fiction at or below 500 words. Submissions must be received on the theme of “ancestors.”
The stories we’re interested in for the inaugural Guild Prize reflect on the theme of “ancestors.” This might include reflections on who your ancestors are, inheritance, family histories, languages known or lost, stories passed down, teachings for the next generation, or places that hold memory for us. However you conceive of ancestry is welcome.
The winner of The Guild Prize will receive an award of $250 plus paid publication in the Fall 2022 issue of Freelance (released October 2022).
This contest is open to current Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild members who may be living in Saskatchewan or elsewhere. You must be a current member (no fees outstanding) before submitting to this prize.
Members may submit up to three flash fiction entries.
The fee for entry is $10 for one entry or $25 for up to three entries.
Each entry must be original, unpublished, not submitted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor accepted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition.
Work that has appeared online is considered published and is not eligible.
Entries must be submitted with a completed online application form. Up to three entries may be submitted with the application form.
All entries in this contest will be judged anonymously, on merit alone.
Do not print, type, or write your name on the text pages of your entry.
The judge’s decision is final.
Entries must follow these guidelines:
Please submit payment online, or call the SWG Office at 306-791-7740 to make alternate payment arrangements.
The winning entry will be published in the Fall 2022 issue of Freelance and will be paid current Freelance rates for their publication. The names and titles of two honourable mentions will be named in the Fall 2022 issue of Freelance.
The name of the judge will be announced when the winner is announced.