Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rusty Toque's Fiction Chapbook Contest - Last Day to Enter


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

June 1, 2014 (extended to June 15, 2014)
Lee Henderson

$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.

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

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

25 to 40 pages (can be stories, micro-fictions, or a longer short story). Please double space submissions.

This 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 eligible.

Select stories may be previously published; however, the collection as a whole must be unpublished. 

  • - 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.


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


PictureLee Henderson
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.


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