THE RUSTY TOQUE'S 2016
FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST
We’re pleased to announce The Rusty Toque’s third annual chapbook competition.
- April 30, 2016 (extended until May 9, 2016)
- Suzette Mayr
- 1ST PLACE: $1000 (CAD) + chapbook publication + 10 print copies + an excerpt of the winning manuscript published in Issue 11 + a fiction prize pack from our sponsor presses.
- FINALISTS: Up to 2 finalists will receive $100 + a fiction prize pack + an excerpt published in Issue 11
- HONORABLE MENTIONS: Other notable entries will receive an honorable mention on our website.
- $20 per fiction chapbook submission (you may submit multiple times but must include the fee for each submission).
- 7000 to 10 000 words of fiction in all styles and forms (a single short story, a self-contained novel excerpt, multiple stories, or flash/micro fiction).
- Select stories may be previously published; however, the collection as a whole must be at least 50% unpublished. If you are submitting one long story then that story should be previously unpublished.
- This contest is open to all writers except Western students, faculty, and staff, and family members, students, or close associates of the contest judge.
- Please email us if you are unsure if you are eligible.
- International submissions are welcome.
- Please submit and pay the $20.00 (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.
- The judge will choose a winner from a longlist (20 to 25 chapbooks) selected by The Rusty Toque editors and readers.
- Indicate in your cover letter which stories have been previously published and where and please include a short bio.
- Revisions are not allowed and we cannot offer feedback on submissions.
- SUBMIT HERE
2016 FICTION CHAPBOOK JUDGE
SUZETTE MAYR is the author of four novels including her most recent book Monoceros, which won the ReLit Award, and the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize, and was nominated for several prizes including the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She teaches creative writing at the University of Calgary.
2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest
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by John Jodizo
Contest Judge: Lee Henderson
Cover Art: Jennifer Davis
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2015 Poetry Chapbook Contest
Un/documented Kentucky: A Poem in Eleven Movements
by Steven Alvarez
Contest Judge: Hoa Nguyen
Cover Art: Izel Vargas
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