Submission Guidelines

Please see here for all info relevant to submitting your work and the rules to follow. For additional information, reach out to us at 1pencompetition@gmail.com or contact us through our affiliate links.

Rules for Submission

These are the guidelines for competition submissions. Please read carefully before submitting your piece.

1.
 

Participants are required to create one of the following:

  • a short story/short work of fiction (max 10 thousand words)

  • a poem (no word limit)

  • a short work of literary nonfiction (max 10 thousand words)

Competitors can only submit 1 work, with an additional $10 fee for more submissions (payment only needed once).

2.

Submissions open November 1st, and close February 28th at 11:59 PM EST. Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted.

3. 

Submissions must be in English, but can incorporate minimal use of other languages.

4.

Competitors must be registered as a student at a Canadian post-secondary institution, and must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at the time of submission.

5. 

Works must be unpublished at the time of submission.

About us

 

Email:

1pencompetition@gmail.com

Club Heads (TBD):

pcws@mcmaster.ca

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