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2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers
The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) in partnership with the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is calling for submissions to one of the country’s most lucrative literary awards for unpublished writers: the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers.
The Award, generously sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union, is intended to serve as an incentive for emerging writers in the province by providing them with financial support, recognition, and professional editing services for a book-length manuscript in any genre. The winning author will receive: a cash prize of $5,000; $1,000 towards professional editing services; and a miniature replica of “Man Nailed to a Fish” by sculptor Jim Maunder. The runners-up will each receive $1,000.
–Writers must be current members of WANL with a completed unpublished manuscript in any genre. Writers may join WANL at the time of submission.
–Writers must have lived in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least three of the previous five calendar years, in any combination of 36 of the last 60 months.
–Writers are permitted to submit only one entry per year, in any genre.
–Writers with a published book in any genre or a book accepted for publication at the time of submission are NOT eligible.
–The Fresh Fish Award will accept a manuscript that has been submitted once before. Entry forms for resubmitted manuscripts must identify the manuscript as such, and the year it was first entered must be indicated. Manuscripts submitted more than twice will not be accepted.
–Each manuscript must be typed, double-spaced, and submitted in triplicate. Handwritten manuscripts will NOT be accepted. (Poetry manuscripts do not have to comply with the double-space requirement.)
–Pages must be numbered and may be copied double-sided.
–Ensure that your name appears on the title page only.
–Please include a word count.
–Entries that do not adhere to these guidelines will be disqualified.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers
Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador
223 Duckworth Street, Suite 208
St. John’s, NL
Alternately, submissions may be delivered in person at the above address.
We regret that due to the volume of submissions we receive we will be unable to acknowledge receipt of entries or respond to ineligible entries. For more information, please contact the office at 709.739.5215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED
2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award Winner
Winner: Susie Taylor, Dispelling the Myths.
Runners-up: Sharon Bala (The Boat People) and Eva Crocker (Barrelling Forward and Other Stories).
2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award Winner
Winner: Paul Whittle for his short story manuscript, Everything Is What It Is.
Runners-up: Joshua Goudie (The Art of Dogs) and Tracey Waddleton (Send More Tourists, The Last Ones Were Delicious).