Category Archives: Contests and Writing Events

Local authors shortlisted!

Two Thessalon-area authors have been shortlisted for the Louise Kiriline Lawrence award in non-fiction. This award is given each year by the Ontario Library Service – North to a book by a Northern writer.

Paton Lodge Lindsay’s book “The King of Algonquin Park” and Elizabeth Creith’s book “Shepherd in Residence” have both made the short list. The winner will be announced sometime in September, and the awards ceremony is held in Sudbury on September 25th.

We will keep you posted on how our two authors fare!

The Story Contest…

…deadline has passed, and we had a decent response to our very first contest. We’re so excited that so many of you wrote your stories and sent them in to us. The judges have them now, and we’ll be announcing the results here and on our Facebook page on August 31st. Stay tuned!

Aside from the fun and the glory, we have fabulous prizes.

First place winners in each category recieve $50 and publication on the Stories in the North website.

Second place winners will receive $30 and publication on the Storiesin the North website.

Third place winners will receive $20 and publication on the Stories in the North website.

In addition, each winner will receive a copy of a handmade, limited-edition book containing all the winning stories.

Bear in mind that publication on Stories in the North is a paid publication credit, and can be used towards qualifying for grants through the Ontario Arts Council. The Arts Council supports Stories in the North and we’re ever so happy and grateful that they do. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to bring in our guest authors, give workshops, or run writing contests, NaNoWriMo events or Open Mike nights.

If you didn’t have time to get it together for this contest (and really, we know summer is busy, busy, busy!), we’ll be doing it again in 2014. Start thinking about it now!

The Short Story Contest theme!

Here it is, the long-awaited theme of the Stories in the North Short Story Contest. Drumroll….and – the envelope, please!

Summer Outdoors

There it is – write what you will, romance, a ghost story or a fishing trip, science fiction, fantasy or slice-of-life, humour or horror, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure that summer outdoors is an integral part of the story. It doesn’t have to be the central thing, but it has to be more than a mention.

We have no lower word limit, but please no more than 5,000 words. If you live in ALgoma for any part of the year, and are not part of the Stories in the North Board, you are eligible. Entries must be postmarked by July 31st, 2013.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your wordprocessors!