Friday, July 27, 2007

2007 Metcalf-Rooke Award

I have been meaning to announce the 2007 Metcalf-Rooke Award for over a month now, but we've been so hard pressed and focused on our Fall titles it keeps slipping off of the radar. So, without further ado, let me annouce:

The 3rd Annual Metcalf-Rooke Award for Unpublished Fiction

The objective of the competition is to uphold and celebrate the tradition of small press publishing and independent bookselling in Canada, and to champion the writing of new and up-and-coming Canadian writers. The competition is open to all Canadian writers with an unpublished book length manuscript of short or novel-length fiction. Manuscripts must be titled, typed, double-spaced and unstapled. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. All entries must be accompanied by a separate page containing the contestant’s full name, mailing address, telephone number, email address (optional), manuscript title, and brief bio (which should include a list of all previously published or forthcoming works). Manuscripts will not be returned. Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2007. A shortlist will be announced at the beginning of November. The winning manuscript will be announced November 30th with publication of the work in 2008.

This year’s winner will receive:
a publishing contract with BIBLIOASIS
a leather bound copy of their book
$1,500 advance
book launch at Ottawa International Writers Festival
a regional book tour

Send your manuscripts to:
The Metcalf-Rooke Award
c/o Biblioasis
Emeryville, Ontario
N0R 1C0

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