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From our friends at Briarpatch Magazine comes Writing in the Margins: Briarpatch Magazine’s 3rd annual creative writing contest.

Briarpatch is seeking fresh, creative writing that brings to life issues of political, social, and environmental justice. We want writing from the edges – from new writers who have something important to say, or from long–time writers who can show us a new way of seeing things. We’re looking for bold and courageous writing that pushes the boundaries between fact and fiction, journalism and prose, and that deconstructs tough issues in inventive ways.

This year’s short story entries will be judged by acclaimed novelist and poet SHANI MOOTOO. Her books include the Giller Prize-nominated Cereus Blooms at Night; Valmiki’s Daughter; He Drown She in the Sea; the short story collection Out on Main Street; and the poetry collection The Predicament of Or.

Creative non–fiction entries will be judged by MARCELLO DI CINTIO, who is the author of three books of creative nonfiction including, most recently, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. Walls won both the 2013 Shaugnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

Contest winners will be published in the March/April 2014 issue of Briarpatch and will each receive $300. Honourable mentions will be featured online alongside contest winners at and will each receive $75. The top entry from Briarpatch’s hometown of Regina will also be treated to lunch at The Willow on Wascana with an esteemed local author (TBA September 20!).

The deadline for entry is December 1, 2013. Submissions should not exceed 2000 words and must be original, unpublished and not under consideration by other publications.
Your $25 entry fee gets you a full year’s subscription to Briarpatch (regularly $28.95). U.S. submissions cost $40 and other international submissions cost $45 to cover the additional costs of postage for your subscription.

For full contest details see:

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