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October 31, 2020

2021 CBC Short Story Prize

Hosted by CBC

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020

The 2021 competition will be open for submissions from Sept. 1, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2020. You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2500 words. There is no minimum word requirement. Open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their work published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

While the competition is active, submit online through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.