$10 off until March 31!
Calling all emerging writers—this contest is for those who have yet to publish a book of fiction. We've increased the prize this year to CAD $1,250! Plus, if you enter by March 31, you'll get an Early Bird discount of $10 off your initial entry fee.
This year's judge:
Susan Sanford Blades (interview below)
Early Bird discount entry fee until March 31, 2023 (includes a 1-yr print sub):
$15 CAD for each entry from Canada
$25 CAD for each entry from elsewhere
$15 CAD for each additional entry, no limit
Full contest guidelines on our website.
Susan Sanford Blades, Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction judge
Work Study student Colleen Bidner talks with the 2023 Far Horizons judge about her debut novel, the importance of connecting with other authors, and tips for emerging writers.
CB: What techniques do you hope to see in a winning Far Horizons story?
The ideal story will make me consider what it means to be human in a new light. It will make me laugh, cry, gasp, and think. It will have a beating heart. Its characters will be flawed and honest (and if not honest, at least vulnerable). It will appeal to all the senses. Every single word will serve the story. Its ending will land—it will give me confidence the author knew exactly what the story needed before it left us. I also love snappy dialogue and a great simile.
Read the rest of Susan Sanford Blades' interview.