A newly created prize for poets and short story writers is now accepting entries which explore themes of faith and religion in Canada. The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing is designed to give voice to the thousands of individuals and communities of faith in Canada, to encourage mutual respect, and to re-awaken Canadians to the powerful truth, goodness, and beauty that belief brings into our shared lives. This Prize coincides with the celebrations of Canada’s 150th year, which will recognize the diverse faith communities that form the social landscape of Canada.
Writers and poets (both Canadian and/or currently residing in Canada) are invited to submit a short story or suite of poems by June 30, 2017, with $25,000 worth of prizes available.
- 1st place prize, short story: $10,000
- 1st place prize, suite of poems: $10,000
- 2nd place prize, short story: $2,500
- 2nd place prize, suite of poems: $2,500
All shortlisted nominees will also have their work published in an anthology for 2018. A Prize Gala will be held in the Fall of 2017 to honour shortlisted authors and Prize recipients.
How to Submit
All entries must be submitted by midnight on June 30, 2017. There is a $10 flat rate for entries in each category that must be paid upon submission. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work.
For a full description of the prize as well as rules, judges, and the submission form, see the website of Faith in Canada 150.