This week we launched our 18th Annual NOWW Writing Contest and I thought it would be fun for Flashback Friday to take a look at our 1st Annual NOWW Writing Contest.
We have definitely come a long way in 18 years. Back in 1999 when the contest began, we had 1 category, Fiction. We have now grown to 5 categories: Short Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction, Novel Excerpt and Bill MacDonald Prize for Prose (creative non-fiction), and receive submissions from all across North America and the world.
Take a look at the winners from our 1st Annual NOWW Writing Contest:
First place: Holly Haggarty
Second place: Peter Powell
Third place: Tiina Ahokas
You can find out more about your past contest winners here
For more information about our 18th Annual NOWW Writing Contest including submission guidelines, fees and entry dates, click here
You can also find out more about our judges and their body of work here.
Also, if you are not yet a member of NOWW, it's not too late to join. Current NOWW members in good standing (membership paid up for the year) receive free entry into the contest. No time like the present to become a member and join an amazing community of writers across northwestern Ontario. To find out more information about joining NOWW, click here.