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#ABWRITERS Write Your Way Out of Isolation

July 1 - August 31, 2020
Member Price: $20
Non-member Price: $20

Who’s up for a challenge? Alberta Health has announced that gatherings be limited to 15 people until the end of August but we’re not going to let that stop us from writing. AWCS is offering you a summer writing challenge. From July 1-August 31 join the Alexandra Writers Centre and Write Your Way Out of Isolation. Open to fiction and creative nonfiction writers. There is writing to be done and prizes to be won.

This challenge is open to Alberta writers only.

July 1-August 31, 2020


It’s easy. Sign up online to secure your spot.

Round One – July 1-8, 2020

On July 1st, every participant will receive a prompt in their email. You must incorporate these prompts in some way into your story. You then have one week to write a 2000-word story. Submit your story by midnight on July 8 to be eligible for the next round. A jury will select the top 25% of entries to move on to the next round.

Round Two – July 29-August 1, 2020

On July 29th, round two begins with another prompt sent to your email. This time you have only 4 days to write a 1500-word story. Submit by midnight on August 1 to be eligible for the final round. The top 10 will be selected by a jury to advance to the final round.

Round Three – August 24-26, 2020

On August 24 you will receive your final prompt. This time you have only 3 days to write a 1000-word story. Submit by midnight on August 26 to be eligible for the final prize.

The top three stories will be announced by September 1, 2020.

A virtual reading of the winning stories may be planned for early September.


First Place: $1000

Second Place: $750

Third Place: $250

Thanks to The Calgary Foundation for their support during this pandemic to help us keep Alberta writers writing.




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