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2023 CBC Short Story Prize Deadline

October 31, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT


WHAT: You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2,500 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

WHEN: The 2023 competition is open for submissions from Sept. 1, 2022 to Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The 2023 CBC Short Story Prize winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their work published on CBC Books and win a two-week writing residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

WHO IS JUDGING? A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

WHO WON LAST YEAR? Chanel M. Sutherland won the 2022 CBC Short Story Prize for Beneath the Softness of Snow

WANT HELP? Subscribe to the CBC Short Story Prize newsletter for writing tips and support along the way. Scroll to the bottom of this page to add your email to our list! We will send you writing tips, tricks and prompts every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday while the CBC Short Story Prize is open.

WANT SUPPORT? Join our Canada Writes Facebook group! It’s a place where writers across Canada can connect with each other, support each other and even offer each other feedback.

SUBMIT IN FRENCH: While the prize is open to submissions, if you’re looking to submit to the French short story prize you can enter here.

OTHER PRIZES: The 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January 2023 and the 2023 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2023.



October 31, 2022
11:59 PM EDT