• Deadline for submission is March 29, 2019 (noon).

  • Entries will not be returned.

  • The Islands Short Fiction Contest is a regionally-focused competition intended to highlight the work of area writers. Submissions are accepted from residents of Vancouver Island and the northern and southern Gulf Islands only.

  • Your name must not be on any other part of the entry except this entry form.

  • Multiple entries are permitted so long as each entry has its own entry form.

  • Entries will be accepted in Word or PDF format.

  • Entries must be previously unpublished and not currently under consideration in any other competition. Stories which have previously placed first, second or third in the Islands Short Fiction Contest may not be entered again.

  • Stories may be  no more than 2000 words. Entries above the word limit will not be considered.

"Nanaimo Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude and thanks  that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation."

We acknowledge the financial assistance from

the Province of British Columbia.


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