February 2, 2021| via UVic Libraries

Attention all typewriters, scribblers, and other creators alike! There’s a contest deadline approaching and they’re calling for submissions. It’s called “On the Verge” – a student writing contest with $1600 in prizes! The deadline is February 22, 2021, and the theme is RESILIENCE.

The genres include:

  • Poetry (150 lines maximum)
  • Fiction (1500 words maximum)
  • Non-fiction (1500 words maximum)
  • Spoken Word (3-minute maximum – video or audio file formats accepted)

This contest is generously co-sponsored by the Office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) and UVic Libraries and will be judged by award-winning and best-selling author, Monique Gray Smith.

Monique Gray Smith is a proud Mom of teenage twins and an award-winning, best-selling author. Her first published novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience won the 2014 Canadian Burt Award for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Literature. Since then, Monique has had 7 books come out, including Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation which as a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.

Click the link for the full contest and submission details. Happy writing!