The Saskatchewan Writers' Guild is seeking applications of unpublished manuscripts for the 2020 City of Regina Writing Award, funded by the City of Regina.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 award is designed to enable one local writer to work on a specific solo writing project for a three-month period. The winner will receive $4,500. Each runner-up will receive a one-week individual retreat at St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK. 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 January 1, 2019. 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 2021.
The decision of the jury will be final. Jurors may choose to not award the prize if they believe no submission merits it.
There is no application form for this program. Instead, send the following material as three separate documents:
Note: the judging for this competition is blind; therefore your name, biographical information and/or previous work titles cannot appear on the statement of intent, sample of writing, and cannot be referred to on any part of the outline or synopsis—your entry will be returned if your name/previous work does appear or if the guidelines are not followed. Do not submit literary resumes, letters of support, reviews of previous work, or evaluations; these will be discarded.
To ensure that your application is processed, please follow the submission guidelines below:
Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight January 15, 2020. Accepted applications will receive a confirmation email within two business days; if you do not receive a confirmation, please call Program Manager Yolanda Hansen at 306-791-7743.
For More Information:
Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
Phone: (306) 791-7743
This program is funded by the City of Regina