We’re pleased to announce The Rusty Toque’s first annual chapbook competition.
DEADLINE June 1, 2014 (extended to June 15, 2014) JUDGE Lee Henderson
PRIZES 1ST PLACE $800 + chapbook publication (e-book and print) + a fiction prize pack
Up to 2 finalists will receive $50 + a fiction prize 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). Please double space submissions.
contest is open to all writers except Western students, faculty, and
staff. International submissions welcome. Writers who have a
conflict-of-interest relationship with our judge, Lee Henderson, are
also not eligible. Please email us if you are unsure if you are
Select stories may be previously published; however, the collection as a whole must be unpublished.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.
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.