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The Saskatchewan Writers Guild is seeking applications for the 2010 City of Regina Writing Award, funded by the City of Regina.

This competition is an award for literary merit in creative writing; it is open to writers in all genres.

The $4,000 award is designed to enable one local writer to work on a specific solo writing project for a three-month period. The award competition is juried by professional writers from outside Saskatchewan.

You are eligible to apply for this award if you are 19 years and older and if you were a Regina resident as of 01 January 2009.

Applicants may submit one entry to this competition per year.

The recipient of the award must complete the three-month grant period by the end of February 2011.

The decision of the jury will be final. Jurors may choose to not award the prize if they believe no submission merits it.

Applications

There is no application form for this program. Instead, send the following material:

  • a cover letter which includes the following information:
    • all your contact information (including mailing address and work and home phone numbers)
    • a statement confirming that you are 19 years or older
    • a statement confirming that you were a resident of Regina as of 01 January 2009
    • a statement of intent—this is to be separate from the cover letter
    • a description and brief outline of your writing project (no longer than two pages total)
  • a sample of your writing
    • this sample must be a portion of the project to be worked on
    • this sample should be ten pages long; do not send extra pages as they will be discarded
    • an outline or synopsis of the project is not considered to be part of your writing sample

Do not submit literary resumes, letters of support, reviews of previous work, or evaluations; these will be discarded.

Submission Guidelines

To ensure that your application is processed, please follow the submission guidelines below:

  • all material must be on 8 ½ x 11-inch white paper
  • entries must be typed in black ink
  • all material must be typed in plain text fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial, Courier) and not in display fonts such as Monotype Corsiva
  • please keep font size to 11 or 12 point
  • entries must be single-sided
  • at least a one inch margin on all sides
  • avoid holepunched paper
  • writing sample
    • the sample should be double-spaced for prose, single or double-spaced for poetry 
    • pages should be numbered sequentially 
    • do not send illustrations or photos
  • to fasten submissions, use paper clips (including fold-back clips)—avoid staples or any other fastener which goes through the paper (including binders and presentation covers)
  • good-quality photocopies are acceptable
  • we will not accept entries on disk or those sent by fax or E-mail
  • late applications will not be accepted
  • If the writer’s name appears on any page of an entry, it will not be accepted for the competition. The writer's name may appear on the cover page only. All entries will be numbered upon receipt so that they may be judged anonymously

Keep a copy of your submission; material will not be returned.

The annual application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on the last working day of January.

How to Submit: Submissions may be e-mailed to Tracy Hamon at programs@skwriter.com, sent to the office or dropped off in person.

Please Note:  Material sent to the box number may take an extra day for processing and may therefore arrive late. If you are sending material close to the deadline, please consider Xpress Post, Priority Post, courier, or special delivery. If sending by courier, send to the courier address listed below, not the box number.

Mailing Address

Saskatchewan Writers Guild
Box 3986
Regina SK  S4P 3R9

Courier or Drop-Off Address

Saskatchewan Writers Guild
#205-2314 11th Avenue
Regina SK  S4P 0K1

For More Information

Tracy Hamon, Program Officer
Saskatchewan Writers Guild
Phone: 791-7743    Fax: 565-8554
E-mail: programs@skwriter.com

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