From the online edition of the paper…
- This year’s contest runs until 5 p.m. on Feb. 28.
- The winner will receive $5,000 and a creative writing course from The Humber School for Writers.
- The second-place winner will take home a $2,000 prize, while third place will be awarded $1,000.
- The winner can choose a 30-week creative writing correspondence program, valued at $3,000, at Humber, or a week-long summer workshop, worth $1,000, at the college’s Lakeshore campus in Toronto.
- Stories can be about any topic the entrant chooses, as long as it’s original, unpublished, and amounts to less than 2,500 words. Entries are limited to one per person.
- Submissions will be judged by a panel of the Humber School for Writers and narrowed down to a short list. The three winners will then be selected from that list by city librarian Vickery Bowles, award-winning author and journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee, Toronto Star books editor Deborah Dundas, and the Star’s former theatre critic Richard Ouzounian.
- You must be 16 years old to enter.
- If you’re not 16 this year, plan ahead for next year or the year after.