Toronto Star Short Story Contest
By entering the Toronto Star Short Story Contest at TheStar.com/ShortStory you have a chance to win the first prize of $5,000 cash.
Details of Prizes to Win
There are three prizes available to be won as follows.
The First Prize consist of $5,000.00 in cash (approximate retail value: $5,000.00) and the First Prize winner’s choice of either Option One or Option Two as detailed below.
The tuition fee for the Humber School for Writers: Creative Writing Graduate Certificate Program. Two consecutive semesters, September start. Eligibility requirements. Creative Writing Graduate Certificate open to domestic students only. (Approximate retail value of Option One: $3,695.00).
The tuition fee for the Summer Workshop in Creative Writing Program at The Humber School for Writers, to take place in mid-July (Approximate retail value of Option Two: $1,550.00).
The Second Prize is $2,000.00 in cash (approximate retail value of the prize: $2,000.00).
The Third Prize is $1,000.00 in cash (approximate retail value of the prize: $1,000.00).
How to Enter
During the Contest Period go to thestar.com/shortstory and complete the online entry form, and follow the instructions to upload your short story.
Short Story Criteria. Stories must be written in English. Stories must be written on a computer or typewriter, be double-spaced, and no longer than 2,500 words. Total word count must be printed on the front page of the story, or listed in the appropriate field/section of the online submission form. The name of the entrant must not appear in the story. Pseudonyms are not permitted.
Manuscripts will not be returned. Do not send photographs with entries.
Contest end date
The Contest ends at 5:00 p.m. ET, on February 28.
The Toronto Star Short Story Contest is open to all residents of Ontario who have attained the age of 16.