Toronto Star and Toronto Public Library launch 2022 short story contest
TORONTO, January 7, 2022 / CNW / – What is the perfect ending to a story?
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If this is one of your goals as a writer, then the 2022 Toronto Star News Contest offers you the chance to have your story published in the biggest newspaper and one of the most visited websites in Canada and study with some of the best creative writing teachers in the country.
Departure Saturday 8 January, writers who live in Ontario can participate in the competition, one of the most important North America. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday March 1, 2022.
The competition, now in its 44e year, wins one of the biggest prizes in Canada for a news contest, with the first place winner receiving $ 5,000, plus their choice of tuition for the two-semester Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing Correspondence Program at The Humber School for Writers, which has an approximate value of $ 3,650, or a summer workshop in creative writing, which has an approximate value $ 1,300.
In addition, the second place winner receives a cash prize of $ 2,000 and the third place winner gets $ 1,000.
The competition is open to all Ontario residents 16 years of age or older. Participants can write on any topic. Stories must be original, unedited and not exceed 2,500 words. Registrations are limited to one per person.
This is the 13th consecutive year that the Toronto Public Library has partnered with the Star by presenting the competition. The Humber School for Writers has been a partner for 12 years.
“The library is delighted to support this competition again this year,” said the City Librarian of the Toronto Public Library. Vickery Bowles. “During difficult times, writing can help us express ourselves, tell our stories, and connect through our shared experiences. We encourage writers and storytellers everywhere Ontario to submit their unique and original news. ”
A panel of judges from the Humber School for Writers will read all of the entries and narrow the submissions down to a short list of 20-25 stories. The winners will then be selected from the shortlist by a panel of distinguished judges, including Vickery Bowles; Ann YK Choi, author and educator; Adnan khan, novelist and journalist; Deborah Dundas, publisher of books for the Toronto Star; and Richard Ouzounian, old Star theater critic and author of six books.
The winners will be announced in April and their stories will be published in the Toronto Star, the canadian largest newspaper and on thestar.com, one of the nation’s most visited websites.
For full contest rules, please visit www.thestar.com/histoire courte.
About the Toronto Star:
The Toronto Star, founded in 1892, is read in print and online (thestar.com) by 5.0 million readers each week. The Toronto Star is among the Torstar Group Daily News brands, which include The Hamilton Spectator, Waterloo Region Record, St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review, Peterborough Examiner as well as Toronto.com and The Kit, a fashion publication and of beauty.
About the Toronto Public Library:
The Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban public library system in the world, with more than 46 million annual visits to our branches and online. We enable Torontonians to thrive in the digital age and knowledge-based economy through easy access to technology, lifelong learning and diverse cultural and leisure experiences, where, when and how our customers need from U.S. To find out more, visit tpl.ca, send an e-mail to Answerline at [email protected] or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe email updates.
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For further information: Bob Hepburn, Director, Community Relations and Communications, Toronto Star, (416) 869-4947, [email protected]; Toronto Public Library, [email protected]