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“Folklore Next-Door” – A Writing Contest for Youth ages 30 and under!

(March 20, 2022) – The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador is delighted to announce our Folklore Next-Door Youth writing contest winners!

And the winners are:

🥇 First Place ($125) Kristina Stocks, author of Fairy Ring
🥈 Second Place ($100) Grace Tatigian, author of Samhain Son
🥉 Third Place ($75) Ash Greening, author of Fair Warning
🏅 Runner Up ($50) Emma Cole, author of Night Terrors
🏅 Runner Up ($50) Deryn Aikins, author of Hag Rode

Read WANL’s 2022 “Folklore Next-Door” E-Zine by clicking here, or by scrolling down below to view an image of each page, or by checking us out on Facebook and Instagram!

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Thanks for reading our “Folklore Next-Door” E-Zine!
Stay tuned for more future E-Zines from WANL, and don’t miss out on our other ongoing/upcoming calls for submissions!


Original Call for Submissions:

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 16, 2022.

Folklore is fluid and ever-changing. Retellings and interpretations morph over time until sometimes it seems like we all have a different version of the same story and no one quite knows where it came from.

Do you know of any good folk tales or urban legends in your area? Do you want to make one up? After all, how would we know the difference?

Send us your take on an NL folktale (either one you’ve heard through the grapevine or one you’ve concocted on your own) and enter our “Folklore Next-Door” writing contest for your chance to win ca$h!

This writing contest is open to all WANL Youth members (ages 30 and under) in good standing.

Writers of the top five selected submissions will take home the coveted first, second, third place + runners-up titles (and the accompanying financial prizes), and we’ll show your work off to all WANL Members in a special edition E-Zine!

This year’s prizes are:
🥇 1st place: $125
🥈 2nd place: $100
🥉 3rd place: $75
🏅 Runner Up x2: $50 each


How to enter WANL’s 2022 Folklore Next-Door Contest:

1) Write a fictional or non-fictional folktale up to 500 words.
Genre is open to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwrighting, film/TV script, sci-fi, children’s/young adult, mystery, comedy, thriller.

2) Ensure there are no identifying markers such as your name, contact info, etc., as a jury will be selecting our top submissions.

3) Submit your work to WANL via email in a .doc file format.

Send your submissions to info@wanl.ca using the subject line “WANL Folklore Next Door Submission 2022.”

Deadline for submissions is March 16, 2022.

The E-Zine is set to be released on World Storytelling Day on March 20, 2022.


Questions? Concerns? Email info@wanl.ca