The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University is celebrating its tenth year by sponsoring the 1st Book Competition. The 1st Book Competition seeks original, book-length manuscripts by emerging Canadian writers who have not previously published a book. Given the fact that finding a publisher for one’s first book is becoming increasingly difficult, we believe this is the right time to hold such a competition. The winning manuscript in each of the three contest categories of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry will be published by Anvil Press of Vancouver in 2011.
The Writer’s Studio is a Continuing Studies non-credit program and the revenue to run our contest will be generated solely from submission fees. Given this, we would be grateful for your help in getting the word out to all the writers with whom you are connected.
The deadline for submissions for the 1st Book Competition is May 31, 2010. The complete information on contest rules, submission guidelines and judges will be posted on our website,, by December 1st, 2009.