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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Star and Toronto Public Library
Launch 40th Annual Short Story Contest


Starting Saturday, January 6, the Star is launching its latest contest, providing writers the
opportunity to see their story published in Canada's largest newspaper and to study with
some of the top creative writing teachers in the country.
The 2018 Short Story Contest is open to anyone 16 years of age or older who lives in
Ontario. The annual contest is co-sponsored by the Toronto Public Library and the Humber
School for Writers.
All submissions must be received by 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2017.
The first-place winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize plus a creative writing course from The Humber School for Writers. The winner can choose either a 30-week creative writing
correspondence program at Humber, which has an approximate value of $3,000, or a week-long summer workshop at Humber's Lakeshore campus in Toronto, which has an
approximate value of $1,000.
In addition, the second-place winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and the third-place winner will get $1,000.
Entrants can write on any topic they want. Stories must be original, previously unpublished and no longer than 2,500 words. Entries are limited to one per person. There is no fee to enter the contest.