The 15th Annual Okanagan Short Story Contest is closed. We congratulate winner Joe Dermo-- see News page for details. Limited edition chapbooks of the winning stories for 2013 are available-- see "Orders". We would like to thank judge Erin Moure, the Kelowna Capital News for being our media sponsor this year, and students from CRWR 481 for their work on the contest this year.
Watch for the opening of the 2014 contest in the fall of 2013. The contest awards the best new short stories by writers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. The contest is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia
and the Central Okanagan Foundation. All proceeds go towards Creative Writing scholarships at UBC.
Prizes are $500 for first prize, $200 for second, and $100 for third. The
three winning stories are celebrated at a reading
hosted by the judge.
General Information for Submitting Stories to the Contest
Check the Rules Page for details about this year's
SHORT STORIES: We look for works of adult fiction that fall between 1000 - 4000 words in length (about 4 - 20 pages, typed, double-spaced). The contest administrators are not responsible for lost manuscripts or late submissions. There is a $15 entry fee for each story.
YOUNG WRITERS: A few talented young writers have become finalists in the
past, so we certainly encourage them to submit their work. However,
note this is a contest for adult short fiction, not children's stories.
We do not accept electronic submissions and we are unable to provide written responses to manuscripts.