The Rusty Toque is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Fiction Chapbook contest with Judge Lee Henderson.

Submissions in our other categories will be closed until the summer 2014.

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2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest - The Rusty Toque

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$15.00 CAD

Ends on 6/1/2014

We’re pleased to announce The Rusty Toque’s first annual chapbook competition.

DEADLINE
June 1, 2014

JUDGE
Lee Henderson

PRIZES

1ST PLACE
$800 + chapbook publication
(e-book and print) + a fiction gift pack

FINALISTS
Up to 2 finalists will receive $50 + a fiction gift pack + an excerpt or story from their chapbook published online in Issue 7 or 8 of The Rusty Toque.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Other notable entries will receive an honorable mention on our website.


ENTRY FEE
$15 per fiction chapbook submission (you may submit multiple times but must include the fee for each submission)

LENGTH
25 to 40 pages (can be stories, micro-fictions, or a longer short story)

ELIGIBILITY
This contest is open to all writers except Western students, faculty, and staff. International submissions welcome.

Select stories may be previously published; however, the collection as a whole must be unpublished.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • Please submit and pay the $15.00 (Canadian dollars) reading fee through our online submission form. We do not accept hard copies.
  • Submissions are blind, so please ensure that your name does not appear on your document.
  • Indicate in your cover letter if any stories have been previously published and where and include a short bio.

2014 FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST JUDGE

Lee Henderson has published two award-winning books with Penguin Canada—the story collection The Broken Record Technique and the novel The Man Game, which won the BC Book Prize and the Vancouver Book Prize in 2009. His essay on language extinction and corporate English was published in the anthology Finding the Words, edited by Jared Bland. Lee's fiction and art writing is regularly published in The Walrus and Border Crossings magazine, and other short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and journals. He has curated exhibitions of contemporary art and experimental music and is an Associate Professor in Creative Writing at The University of Victoria.

SPONSORS
The Rusty Toque’s 2014 Fiction Chapbook Competition is sponsored by The Canada Council, Western University with fiction prize packs from Coach House Books, House of Anansi Press, Anvil Press, BookThug, and Pedlar Press.




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