2019 ACCENTI WRITING CONTEST

2019 ACCENTI WRITING CONTEST

The annual Accenti Writing Contest has an open topic. Multiple entries are welcome. The contest is open to prose works of fiction, non-fiction or creative non-fiction with a maximum length of 2000 words. As a matter of fact, winners are chosen by blind judging. Four finalists make the shortlist, from which the judges choose the winner. Moreover, the popular vote winner is the submission from among the four finalists that receives the most votes by Accenti readers. In conclusion, Winners’ names, bios and submissions will be posted on Accenti in May and reported in the Accenti Newsletter. 

Topic

The topic is open. Any type of entry that meets the submission criteria below is eligible. Also, Multiple entries welcome.

Submission Criteria

• The contest is open to prose works.
• Entries can be fiction, non-fiction or creative non-fiction.
• Entries must be previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication.
• Entries must be original and not a translation of a previously published work.
• Maximum length: 2000 words.

IMPORTANT

• No poetry, plays, reviews, and scholarly essays. No footnotes and endnotes. No pseudonyms.
• Submissions must be in Word or txt format.
• No email or fax submissions.

Language

• Submissions must be in English.
• Submissions can be an English translation of the author’s unpublished original work in another language.

Participants

The contest is open to all writers, established and emerging, worldwide.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

February 3rd, 2020

WHAT YOU WIN

Top prize: $1000.00 (CDN) and publication in Accenti.

Two runner-up prizes: $100.00 (CDN) each and publication in Accenti.

Popular Vote prize: $100.00 (CDN) and publication in Accenti.

How to Submit

Each submission must be accompanied by a duly completed entry form and entry fee.

Fee: $30

Judging

Judges will choose winners blindly. After that, four finalists make the shortlist, from which the judges choose the winner. In other words, the judges’ names are announced with the winners.

Popular Vote

The popular vote winner is the submission from among the four finalists that receives the most votes by Accenti readers.

Announcement of Results

Winners’ names, bios and submissions will be posted on Accenti in May and reported in the Accenti Newsletter.

 

 

Also, if you are looking for other writing contests check out  Writing contests here.