February 26, 2021

Second Story Press Indigenous Writing Contest

Publisher Second Story Press is holding its third annual contest for unpublished works for young people by Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) writers who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
 
Previous winners include:
 
Jodie Callaghan for The Train
 and

Michael Hutchinson for The Mighty Muskrats Mystery series
 
Here are most of the details you'll need to submit a manuscript:

 
What?  
• A previously unpublished, original manuscript of fiction or non-fiction which cannot be under consideration for publication by another publisher.        
• Submission must be written for young readers ages 5 to 18.          
• The jury will be particularly looking for stories with an urban setting. (Not looking for stories that rhyme or stories with anthropomorphized animals.)
• Send the complete manuscript but, if submitting a picture book manuscript, illustrations need not be provided.
• Submissions must be in English, or provide an English translation.
 
 
Who?
• Writers must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, 18 years of age or older and living in Canada. (Unfortunately, due to contest regulations, residents of Quebec are excluded.)
 
 
When?
• Submitted digitally (email or Google form) or postmarked by May 14, 2021.
(Deadline was previously April 16 before it was extended.)
• Winner will be announced on  June 24, 2021.


How to submit?
• Copy of manuscript by post with entry form (link here) to 
Second Story Press
20 Maud Street, Suite 401
Toronto, ON, M5V 2M5
Attn: Indigenous Writing Contest
or
• By email to contest@secondstorypress.ca with entry form (link here)
or
• By Google form (link here)


Prize?
• A publishing contract from Second Story Press
 
 
Selection?
By jury of Jodie Callaghan, Nancy Cooper and Margie Wolfe


Details about this year's contest are posted at www.secondstorypress.ca/indigenous-contest
 
Good luck!

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