(2013-14) $15,000 Carter V. Cooper/Exile Short Fiction Competition (sponsored by Ms. Gloria Vanderbilt)

$15,000 Carter V. Cooper/Exile Short Fiction Competition (sponsored by Ms. Gloria Vanderbilt) is back for its 4th year of finding, and publishing, the best Canadian writing!

We enter year four with great momentum! Not only are we again offering $10,000 for the best short story by an emerging writer, and $5,000 for the best short story by a writer at any career point, but of note is that four of our previous year’s winners have realized full book publication: Silvia Moreno-Garcia (co-winner, emerging, year one) in September 2013 released her first collection This Strange Way of Dying; Christine Miscione (year two, emerging winner) released in Sept 2013 her first collection Auxiliary Skins; Leon Rooke, year two co-winner of the senior category released the collection Wide World in Celebration and Sorrow: Acts of Kamikaze Fiction; Austin Clarke, year three co-winner of the senior category released the collection They Never Told Me and Other Stories. Also by way of a book is that Silvia Moreno-Garcia edited for 2013 the anthology Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction. And, of course, 34 writers now appear in the CVC (Carter V. Cooper) Anthology Series – Books One, Two and Three (all books published with Exile Editions).

Click here: 2013-14 $15,000 Submission Form for the downloadable PDF for your submission.  For further information or questions, please email us at: Competition Information  Deadline Monday, March 10, 2014


$15000 Fiction 2013-14


The year three awards evening were held in June 2013, at the prestigious Turf Lounge in Toronto, with more than 90 people out to this ticketed dinner extravaganza, all there to appreciate and celebrate our winning writers, and the publishing houses. Three winning writers shared in $15,000, presented by Ms Vanderbilt: Sang Kim was the winner of $10,000 emerging writer category; Priscila Uppal and Austin Clarke shared the $5,000 senior category.

The next awards event, in June 2014, will be an evening you will not want to miss – the whole weekend of events a great celebration of Canadian writing! Get your submissions in, email us about advance tickets to the awards dinner, and be a part of this unique Canadian experience…

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